Due to the ongoing pandemic, many of us had to work from home. While it took companies time to adjust to the new circumstances, many companies quickly realized the perks of that change. At the same time, workers expressed their joy towards not having to commute, also getting to spend more time with their families.
On the other hand, now there’s high competition when it comes to finding remote jobs. Finding the job that fits your schedule and skills best is key. In this article, we’ll explore different jobs, in different industries that will provide you with the comfort of remote work.
Many of us don’t think of ourselves as teachers. The main reason behind that is the way we were taught in schools. However, online tutoring is much easier than you think. Whether you’re going to teach English, math, geography, or any other academic subject, you’ll find that chatting with people online makes things a lot less stressful. You can also choose to teach kids or adults. Many native English speakers make a living teaching kids in far-east Asia on platforms such as VIPkids. Another big perk of teaching online is that you often choose your schedule, giving you the time flexibility everyone wants.
This is another one of those jobs that quickly shifted to remote platforms during the pandemic. Many employers realized that they can save a lot of money by just letting their agents work from home. Gone are the days when customer service agents need to commute to call centers for work. The best thing about applying for customer service jobs is that they usually require no special skills, qualifications, or even experience. To qualify for a customer service job, all you need are 2 things: a professional attitude and people skills. All these factors make it the perfect job for young students and people in between jobs.
This one is for those out there with good listening and typing skills. Transcribing is listening carefully to an audio file and typing down exactly everything being said. The type of projects you can work on vary greatly. You can work on online lectures, tv shows, or podcasts. Transcription jobs usually don’t require strict working hours. Instead, transcribers are usually given deadlines for every project. There are plenty of platforms that offer this kind of job. These companies will offer different rates, work opportunities and will ask for different working hours as well.
You may wonder how you surf social media and don’t come across a lot of bizarre content. That’s where content moderators step in. Every platform, including Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok have their standards for the content allowed to be shown to the public. Most commonly, media that shows nudity, hate speech or extremist propaganda will be flagged by content moderators.
So, if you’re looking for an easy job to land and don’t mind spending hours looking at content, this job is for you. Content moderation jobs don’t need high qualifications and don’t take much to excel at.
Every single day we see posts on social media, new designs for websites and apps, and advertisements for businesses. Someone’s got to design those graphics, right? You’d be surprised how much work there is for graphic design. Granted, the average person doesn’t learn how to design graphics in school. However, it’s really easy to learn how to do it. Whether it’s photoshop, lightroom, or any other graphic design/editing tool, there’s an affordable course out there for you.
One of the biggest advantages of working in graphic design is the diversity of projects that you can work on. One day, you’ll work on advertisements for a car rental company, and on another day, you can work on invitations for a wedding. Also, since almost every business now needs to have some sort of online presence, there’s absolutely no shortage of work for you to do.
As citizens/residents of the US, we’re lucky to speak the most popular language in the world, English. We also come across writing in all forms every day. We read blogs, check tweets, and go through Facebook posts. So, we are very familiar with the kind of writing that’s popular and would easily go viral. Another perk of working as a writer is that you learn new ways of expressing yourself, including new vocabulary and sentence structures.
Coming across writing jobs is not too difficult once you start looking. Everyday there’s a new website that needs content. There’s also a new blog that just started somewhere that you can contribute to. There are also plenty of students out there that need help with their essays and dissertations.
Speaking of easy jobs, data entry is one of those that doesn’t need any high-level skills. Data entry jobs will require you to type data into documents or spreadsheets. You might also need to record audio data with a microphone. This kind of data is often used by professionals for further research.
This job is perfectly suited for people who speak more than one language. It’s also suited for immigrants who have mastered the English language. It’s also perfect for those who put the time and effort required to become fluent in another language. Translation can take many forms. On some projects, it might become quite similar to transcription. You’d find yourself transcribing things, but in a different language, much like subtitles. On other projects, you may be asked to translate formal documents, such as business proposals or governmental documents.
There’s also plenty of work out there for people who are good at speaking and listening in more than language. There’s plenty of money to make for interpreters. The important thing to know is that interpreters need a lot of practice, also several qualifying certificates.
How much time do you spend daily on Youtube, Instagram, and Tiktok? Do you ever wish you could create such content for a living? It might surprise you how doable it is. Obviously, it takes a lot of work to become a top-ranking content creator. But, it’s not that difficult to create content that will stand out. Youtube is currently the second biggest search engine on the internet after Google.com. That means that for any kind of information or media a person is looking for, it’s quite likely that they’ll look it up on Youtube. If you keep that in mind, you’ll realize that any unique content you might create can catch on and gain an audience.
The trick is to avoid copying other creators, no matter how successful they are. You should always look for whatever makes you stand out among other creators. Want to share your experience in schools? Or maybe your experience as an immigrant? Perhaps you want to review sci-fi books that you like. Don’t let a slow start demotivate you. All good things take time.
Search Engine Evaluation
This might sound like a strange job, but it’s totally real. Search engine evaluators help search engines such as Google do a better job. The way it works is that as a search engine evaluator you will look at certain search criteria. Then, the page will show you the top results that show according to that criteria. According to the company’s guidelines, you will need to choose if the search results are accurate. You’ll also need to choose the top results and how the search results can improve. The job is pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Questions will usually come in a multiple-choice form, so all you’ll need to do is choose the right answer.
Alright, now we’re down to what is probably the most profitable, yet most demanding job. Every single app, website, and program you’ve ever come across was created by a software developer. Obviously, there are many tools out there to make the process easier. For example, to create a website, you don’t need to spend time writing code anymore. Instead, you use ready-made tools like Squarespace or Wix. Even for programs, such as business tools and games, there are tools such as Fullstack that help you cut the work needed in half.
However, in the age of the internet and everything digital, software development job opportunities will never run low. There’s such a wide variety of software development jobs, that learning any new tool can give you access to tens of new industries to work in. Here’s a general overview of software development jobs that you can find:
- Web developers
- Backend developers
- Frontend developers
- Language/Compilers developers
- Embedded system developers
- Operating system developers
- Data scientists
- Video game developers
- Desktop developers
- Development and operations developers
- Mobile app developers
Many people might not consider working in software development because they think it needs at least a bachelor’s degree in that field. But, that’s far from the truth. Nowadays, any person can learn software development, and/or coding over the internet. There are plenty of free courses on the internet, including the ones you can find on Youtube. What you’ll need to do is take up one of those courses, pay close attention to it and practice it till you become professional. If you become a professional remote software developer, it won’t take you too long before you get a six-figure salary.
How Can I Find These Jobs?
Needless to say that a quick Google search can get you a huge list of opportunities. But if you’re looking for certain platforms, you should look into Indeed, Upwork, Glassdoor, and many more alike.
For customer service jobs, whether over the phone or through chat, the biggest company around the world seems to be Teleperformance. One thing you should keep in mind is that speaking a second language would definitely give you an advantage when it comes to job opportunities in customer service.
How Can I Earn More Money Through These Jobs?
Once you find yourself stable in your job, start looking at ways to improve your skills. No one gets rich doing the same thing over and over again. So, if you’re teaching, learning new ways of teaching, or perhaps learning a new subject to teach. You should also work on getting as many qualification certificates as possible, as they help you make your case when you ask for pay raises.