The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many companies to open the doors to remote work and allow employees to complete their tasks from the comfort of their own homes. According to statistics, 20% of the employees will continue working from home or in a hybrid setting.
Remote working enables you to work from wherever you want, which for many means, you can be your own boss, set your own working hours, take random days off, and finish your tasks from the comfort of your sofa, while wearing your comfiest pajamas.
Thus, we’ve decided to help you narrow down your choices and choose an online career that can suit your skills and requirements.
Here’s the list of the top 5 remote careers you can give a try.
- Create an OnlyFans Profile
OnlyFans is a social media platform known for the potential to monetize your content. Despite the fact that many use it for posting adult content, you can choose a different niche and create travel, history, cooking, beauty, style content, or anything you’re passionate about.
According to OnlyFans ranking, the top profiles earn some serious cash. There are various ways you can profit from the platform, including: paid subscriptions, messages, paid posts, tipping, and fundraising, to name a few.
You can set up a free or a paid account on OnlyFans and determine whether you’ll be making money through subscriptions, or include the “paid messaging” feature into your income.
Paid subscriptions have many benefits for the creators, including consistency in earnings, creating exclusive content, encouraging loyalty from subscribers, and more.
- Graphic Design
A study by Dartmouth revealed that 70% of Americans declared they want to be self-employed at a certain point in their lives. So the main question is, what is stopping you? With the development of the internet era, there are many remote jobs where you can be your own boss. And graphic design is one of them.
As a graphic designer, you’ll be in charge of the visuals. To elaborate further on the topic, it means you will create imagery concepts, and visual texts, and develop the overall layout of social media posts, logos, and brochures, to meet specific promotional or specific needs.
You can work as a UX/UI designer and use a variety of mediums to promote your work. The most commonly used tools are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Figma, Adobe After Effects, CorelDraw, Microsoft Publisher, and Autodesk.
- Content Writer
In a world where digital marketing is on the rise, content writers are highly in demand. Your job as a content writer will consist of writing articles for blog posts, adding engaging and attractive content on websites with the purpose to drive site traffic and generate leads, writing ghost posts, reviews, technical guides, and more.
To be successful in your career as a content writer, you need to be familiar with SEO and its latest strategies; such as link building and blog post optimization. Then, you will need to choose a niche, like technology, B2B, marketing, mental health, traveling, or fashion.
If you are a beginner in the field, you can check out some platforms like Freelancer.com, Fiverr, or Upwork and find small gigs for building a portfolio and honing your skills.
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- Virtual Assistant
Working as a virtual assistant you will have you performing multiple services for your clients. Anything from invoicing, replying to emails, taking care of the email marketing campaigns, answering phone calls, and writing social media content or blogs.
The tools virtual assistants use are project management software, for example, Asana, a VPN, keyword research tools, and the Microsoft package.
If you enjoy performing administrative tasks and you are proud of your communication skills, then it’s time to put those money-makers into action.
To get started as a VA, you can check VANetworking, VirtualAssistants, Upwork, and PeoplePerHour to find projects and clients.
- Become a Tutor
You don’t need a college degree to become a tutor and work online. All you need for this career path is a laptop, and a stable internet connection. And of course, your knowledge and some basic teaching skills!
If you become a tutor, you will undergo extensive training so you can learn how to work with your students. Usually, Asian countries like China and Japan have such tutoring programs where they employ native and fluent English speakers to teach English on online platforms.
Your salary will depend on the number of classes you teach. Some platforms have a possibility for the students to book the tutor they want to have a class with. This means you will need to be a good teacher to keep the students coming back.
Start Your Career!
Now that you have an idea of the top 5 remote careers, it’s time to choose your own and start your new career journey.
For more information on how to work from home, what to expect or where to find your first freelance gig, visit our blog.