With the Corona Virus pandemic in 2020 that changed the way of life around the globe, possibly forever, people are increasingly seeing the appeal of remote work. The great thing about the laptop lifestyle is that whether you want to work in your PJs from home or take your job on the road, you can. In this article, I present to you 26 jobs that will let you work from anywhere in the world online. No more time and money spent on soul draining commutes to the office, no more limited time with the family. Go on and find your path to more freedom.
1. Language Tutor
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the demand for language learning will only get higher and higher. If you are a native English speaker, you may qualify to work for companies such as VIPkid, Palfish, GogoKid, and Dada, where you can teach English as a second language for kids in countries like China. Other platforms like iTalkie allow you to teach whatever language you want and set your own prices.
I have been working at VIPKid for almost two years and would recommend this company. Read my review of VIPKid.
If teaching language is not your cup of tea, you can teach whatever you are passionate about. Outschool is a market place style platform where teachers offer live online classes covering any and all subjects under the sun. From Math to Art, to dance, to wilderness survival, you can literally teach anything.
I have seen teachers make up to $7000 USD per month on Outschool. The income reports are staggering. With virtual classrooms, you can reach students from all over the world. The sky is the limit!
3. Course creator
Another form of utilizing your skills is to create courses and sell them on sites such as Skillshare, Udemy, and Teachable. Unlike teaching live classes, with pre-recorded videos, you put in the time and energy into creation mostly in the beginning. Then you can enjoy a passive income stream as people purchase your course. The money can roll in even when you are sleeping. How cool is that?
Truly, no matter how advance we get with technology, we can never replace quality human teachers. This is an industry that will not go out of style, so take some time to explore it.
Love expressing yourself through writing and photography? Start a blog. It is no easy work to create an income generating blog. It takes skills and patience but it is absolutely achievable. More and more people are reaching 6 figure and 7 figure incomes through blogging in many niches, including fashion, beauty, travel, pets, food, technology, and finance. Start educating yourself on the process of starting a blog here.
Use your natural charisma and translate it into your own show. Youtube remains to be a great platform to gather a community and create a career doing something that you love. Like blogging, it takes dedication and hard work to get there. You need to invest in equipment and skills, as well as constantly come out with engaging content. Read these tips for starting a successful Youtube channel.
Websites like Etsy and Shopify allow you to create a virtual store and become your own boss at the fraction of the upfront cost of traditional brick and mortar businesses. Etsy is especially great as it harnesses the appeal of a collective market place and offers marketing advantages to the sellers. If you are a hands-on artist or craftsman, Etsy is a dreamy place to be. As well, you are not limited to selling physical products. Digital prints, for example, are things that you can create and sell without having to keep an inventory.
7. Amazon Dropshipper
Amazon is one of the most popular shopping apps in the world and you can take advantage of its customer base without having your own products via dropshipping. Dropshipping is the process of selling an item without the responsibility of carrying inventory or shipping the goods. These are taken care of by the manufacturer. You as the drop shipper is responsible for maintaining the virtual storefront, marketing, administrative tasks and providing excellent customer service. Because you only purchase products from the manufacturer when a customer places an order, this business model is very low cost and easy to get started. Learn about dropshipping here.
8. Affiliate Marketer
Even if you don’t have a blog, Youtube channel, or online store, you can still earn an income through promoting other people’s products on social media. Instagram influencers are obviously doing it. Another underrated avenue that not many know is Pinterest. Pinterest is a visual search engine used by 335 million people. Whether it’s fashion, home decor, or food, people go to Pinterest looking for idea. You can pin beautiful images that link to web pages, which means you can direct people to different products. Beware though that not all affiliate programs allow this. Watch this Pinterest affiliate marketing tutorial.
9. Travel Agent
Being in the travel industry is a dream job for many. Well, the good news is that many travel company employers offer remote positions because they get it. If you have great people skills, this could be a great job for you. You will help people realize their travel dreams and get to travel yourself. The job entails understanding your clients’ wishes, coming up with suitable packages and services, and organizing their trip from beginning to end. A stay in luxury hotels for you? It counts as research for your job. Read this article for more information about being a travel agent.
10. Social Media Manager
A social media manager is a specialized virtual assistant. Any business today needs a good presence on social media and they don’t always know how to achieve it. That’s where you can swoop in. If you love to spend time on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok, you can invest some energy into becoming an expert on how to grow on these platforms, then offer your skills to other businesses. Pinterest managers are especially in high demand as Pinterest is a platform that has high potential for bringing in web traffic. Check out the skills you need to become a social media manager.
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11. Freelance Writer
Often, organizations/individuals hire ghostwriters to produce content for them. You can get paid to write for online magazines, blogs, and many different projects. It takes some time to build up a portfolio, but the rewards can be very lucrative if you truly have the talent. If your clients are satisfied, they will probably repeat business with you and may help you get more clients through word of mouth. Upwork, Freelancer, and Writers Work are all great platforms to get started.
To give you an example, my most recent guest article for a travel website earned me $125 USD. It was a 1000 word blog post that took me one workday to write. Check out these publications that pay to hire travel writers.
12. Self-published Author
Say goodbye to the old image of a starving writer, and hello to the thriving writer. You no longer need to spend months writing book proposals and getting agents to help you pitch to book publishers. Today, if you have an idea you believe in, you can become a self-published author. Amazon has a suite of services that make it easy to create and sell digital books, or print and sell paperback copies on demand. You never have to hold inventory and this is a great stream of passive income. Read more about Amazon Self Publishing.
If you are fluent in more than one language, you can become a translator. Keep in mind, however, whether you are translating a law document or a construction paper, many industries do have technical jargon. You may need to spend some time studying. The more you establish a niche for certain industries, the more it will earn you a reputation as the go-to person for that niche over time. Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr are great websites to get started as a translator.
Have a fast typing speed? Utilize the skills as a transcriber. Often, businesses or individuals have audio files that they need to convert into words. It can be a tedious task, which is why it is usually outsourced. The pay for this job is not very high, but it’s a great way to earn an income while doing something simple.
15. Video editor
For some people, video editing is a lot of fun. For others (like me), it’s a total chore. If you are in the former group, you can take over the task for those in the latter group. Many bloggers, vloggers and influencers hire their video editors. While it helps to have a background/degree in film, it is totally possible to be self-taught in this field. Check out this article written by someone who did just that.
16. Customer Service Representative
Although it’s not a glamorous job, customer service representatives are always needed. Instead of working in a call center, you can work from home in your pajamas with feet up on your desk. Flexjobs is a great place to start looking for remote CSR positions.
17. Web developer
18. Graphic designer
Graphic design is a skill that can be used to make money in many ways. You can customize content and marketing material for clients or create whatever you want and sell it. Some digital print shops on Etsy make over $5,000 per month. Most importantly, this job is very fun. Excited to create? Read this article for advice on learning graphic design.
19. Digital Marketer
Digital marketing is incredibly important in the modern business world. A digital marketer is responsible for using digital channels to generate leads and build brand awareness. The role entails a mix of responsibilities including search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click advertising, email marketing, social media marketing, as well as strategizing, analyzing, and reporting. For those already working in marketing in a traditional office, this could be an easy transition. Check out the skills needed to be a digital marketer here.
Accounting has not traditionally been looked at as one of those anywhere jobs, until recently. A lot of accounting work is digitalized. As long as you have accounting software on your computer, you can take the tasks anywhere. If you have your CPA certification or related degree, you can look for employers offering full-time remote accounting positions. Even if a company does not currently offer the job remotely, try negotiating and you may be surprised.
21. Data analyst
Don’t think that online jobs equal part-time low wage jobs. The median annual wage for data analysts is $66,000. This is a key role in any business. Data analysts prepare, process, and analyze data to find insights and help organizations make effective decisions. Google offers a certificate program that will lead a career path in data analytics. Check it out here.
22. Project manager
Project managers ensure that projects are completed with quality and efficiency. This means supervising teams, strategizing, and organizing. With the technological tools we have today, it is entirely possible to manage this role remotely. The annual income median for a project manager is almost six figures at $93,000. Google will soon offer a certificate program for becoming a Project Manager. Check it out here.
23. User Experience designer
User experience (UX) design differs from web design in that UX is all about taking a customer-centered approach. Responsibilities of a UX designer include user research, interaction design, usability testing, and content strategy. Psychology is a part of this role as the designer really aims to understand the customers’ habits, needs, behaviors, motivations, and emotions. The median annual wage for UX designers is $75,000. Google will soon offer a certificate program for becoming a UX Designer. Check it out here.
24. IT support specialist
Every company has an IT department. When technology fails us, IT support specialists are the ones who help with the troubleshooting. Now, the job can be done from home. The responsibilities include customer service, networking, understanding operating systems, system administration, and security in the workplace. It’s a technical job that pays well. The median annual wage for IT support specialists is $54,760. Google currently offers a certificate program. Check it out here.
25. App developer
Have a cool idea for a mobile app? If it takes off, you could be on your way to the 6 figure to 7 figure income league. In 2018, the average salary for US app developers is reported to be $107,000 a year. Popular mobile applications can make money in several ways: pay to download, advertising, referral marketing, in-app purchases, and premium upgrades. Here are 9 steps to creating an app.
26. Private/Corporate Coach
Got unique skillsets not mentioned in previous suggestions? You can create your own seat at the table and become a specialized consultant. Solve companies’ problems like lack of diversity. Solve personal problems such as low luck with dating. It takes boldness and tenacity to build a name as a coach, but if you truly believe in what you have a lot to offer, you can create an incredibly rewarding career.
Work from anywhere in the world online summary
Remote jobs are no longer dreams of the past. They are so much more common and accessible today. If none of the options above feels suitable for you, ask your company if you can work remotely in your current job. Whether you want to be a digital nomad or stay at home parent, you have the power to design your own lifestyle.
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