Work. It's the downward spiral of life that begins with the abhorrent twang of an alarm clock every morning. It's putting up with quick, cold morning showers, half-breakfasts, dragging commutes and the fury of Canadian weather. It's the dispiriting reminder that the best years of your life (youth) are officially over. You have responsibilities now. You have people to impress. You have a future to think about. How fun.

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For most people, that's what work is - a necessary drag through life that steadily chips away at you as you go. But in reality, work isn't so bad; so long as you find a job that compliments your lifestyle. That being said, if you're having trouble getting up for work in the mornings, then perhaps you should consider a work-from-home job.

There are several jobs available in Toronto that are largely based from home. Although these jobs won't make you six figures, they'll still make you pretty decent money. If you're looking for a roll-out-of-bed type of job or an easy side job to work alongside your day job, then these options are for you:

(Salary information and job descriptions obtained from Google)

Market and Survey Researcher

Median salary: $61,300

Market and survey researchers assess the viability of new products or services by running surveys, product testing and focus groups.

*Some prior experience may be required*

Apply here.

Writer/Author

Median salary: $60,300

Writers are responsible for producing new and intriguing content for clients or businesses, or for writing pieces that are destined for print.

*Some prior experience may be required*

Apply here.

Graphic Designer

Median salary: $42,000

Graphic designers apply digital skills to produce creative solutions in advertisements, magazines, books and websites.

*Some prior experience may be required*

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Tax Preparer / Payroll Manager

Median salary: $31,000

Tax preparers prepare tax returns (usually income tax returns) for a person other than the taxpayer and often rely on tax preparation software.

*Prior experience required*

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Customer Service Representative

Median salary: $35,400

Customer service representatives are often phone-based jobs that handle customer inquiries and complaints or offers support help.

*Some prior experience may be required*

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Sales and Marketing Representative

Median salary: $57,100

Sales and marketing representatives are employed by a business to sell or market its merchandise and develop the appropriate strategies for doing so.

*Some prior experience may be required*

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Personal Support Worker

Median salary: $41,700

Personal support workers are the front-line health care professionals that provide direct care to the elderly or ill.

*Prior experience required*

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Search Engine Evaluator

Median salary: $30,200

Search engine evaluators are relied on by search engine companies to check up on search results and give feedback to ensure that Internet search results are comprehensive, accurate, timely and spam-free.

*Some prior experience may be required*

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Contract Recruiter

Median salary: $45,300

Contract recruiters are headhunters who help a company source, screen and communicate with potential candidates for hire.

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*Some prior experience may be required*

Online Educator

Median salary: $54,000

Online educators administrate the responsibilities and duties of a teacher on an online, web-based setting.

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*Prior experience required*

Medical Transcriptionist

Median salary: $32,900

Medical transcriptionists deals with converting various forms of media (such as voice recordings) into text format.

Apply here.

*Some prior experience may be required*