Drafting Work from Home

Finding the right drafting job is an easy task to do since home based drafting jobs are very abundant these days.

Here are some ideas about this home based job.

Starting the Job at Home

One must remember that no matter how small a job or business might be, it should be well registered with the government to avoid some problems. To start your drafting job at home, you should first register to get your job certified by the proper authorities. It would be better to go to the office of the registrar and ask for the requirements for the certification of your work. After the certification, you should propose to your potential clients. Through this, you will be able to present to them your work portfolio. Here’s a tip:

  • Start your work easy
  • Since you are just starting up, you should remember that there are certain things and situations that you should learn to adopt. That is why it is highly recommended that you do not look or accept immediately for heavy jobs. Try to start working with something small but you are sure that you can do the job on time and according to the client’s needs. From there, you will learn something and little by little you should try to get jobs which are bigger than the last so that you will gradually have the chance to learn from the experience you get from each job you have taken.

  • Portfolio
  • Your portfolio is really important because this will serve as your client’s reference to your past projects. Make sure that your portfolio contains something that the clients will like. Try to impress them with the successful jobs that you had in the past. Do not make your portfolio overwhelming that would make an impression to your clients that you are just putting that information because you desperately need the job.

Finding Drafting Work from home and Expected Salary

There are many ways to look for a drafting job at home and the most popular means is the internet. The internet has been the greatest wonders of science and technology in the past decade for it has helped us to communicate to so many people anywhere in the world without going personally to them just to talk to them. Finding a drafting job over the internet is much more convenient than going to job fairs located in different areas. But you have to be careful with the job sites that you go to. You should make sure that they are authentic and not just spammers.

Usually when you have a home based drafting job you will start at a rate of $80-$95 per day. This would be raised if you will have multiple drafting jobs in a day. It will depend on you how many jobs you will take for a day. Computer these days has been of great help to so many people especially those who want to earn money by just working at home.


  • Andrew said on January 6, 2013
    Jacksonville, Florida, CAD Design. I have my own seats of - Pro-Engineer / Autodesk Inventor / AutoCAD andrewm@mcd3inc.com
  • Gautam Sawant Talaulikar said on February 5, 2013
    I have good expireince in autocad, i am ship designer and i take up also machine parts design and drafting as a part time, and all other kind of drafting i have done my Automobile engineering and Mechanical engineering
  • pankesh kumar dhiman said on May 15, 2013
    My self Pankesh Kumar Dhiman. Teaching Design Software such as Pro-e & Auto-Cad in Bahra Rayat University Shimla. I am maximum time ideal after the teaching schedule. I want some work form here or from my room. Please respond to my mail. I am eager to do work in spare time. Thank you.
  • gunajit said on June 6, 2013
    I am legal practitioner, i love to draft relating to legal matters
  • Phuc Nguyen said on July 19, 2013
    I am civil engineering. I have long time experience in Autocad 2D drafting. I am willing to receive drafting jobs. Thank you.
  • Sudeep said on August 19, 2013
    hi i am mechanical engineer. I have experience in piping of process, water treatment & oil-gas. i am in need of the work or projects mentioned to do. I am eager to do work in spare time. Thank you.
  • Jen Levitt said on November 22, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I'm just starting my at home drafting business. Any pointers? I graduated from the Architectural Technology program at St Clair College and I'm eager to work but am wondering about how much to charge for my drafting services. Any suggestions regarding fee schedules? Any pointers or tips with regards to mistakes you made when starting to help me avoid the same pitfalls? Any suggestions for getting clients or networking options? I'd really appreciate the advice. Please email me at jen_levitt@hotmail.com
  • K Sunil Kumar said on December 29, 2014
    Hi, am an expert in detailing PEB related buildings. I can do the frames, secondaries and Sheeting. My previous experience are with sun building systems (USA), Vacro Pruden systems (USA) & Blue scope buildings (USA). Kindly respond if any detailing jobs are available with respect to PEB Buildings. I assure you the best quality & timeliness
  • Ritu Moni Saikia said on April 26, 2019
    Hi, Myself Ritu Moni Saikia a Sr. Mechanical Draughtsman for 11 years, I am based in Cement Industry for the last 10 year, I can prepare heavy machine spares drawings. I am willing to get mechanical drawings from home. With Regards, R.M. Saikia
  • Alfonso said on September 27, 2020
    I'm a design draughtsman with 40+ years of experience.
    Pressure vessels
    Wine tanks
    Brewery Vessels
    Dairy tanks and processing vessels
    Industrial refrigeration
    All drawing work from concept to manufacturing drawings all to good drawing office practice. Also will transfer all your hand-drawing into cad drawings.
    No job is too small


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