For some people, the dream of working remotely or strictly online is one that they really want to make happen. It can be hard to know where to start if you do not have a skill set that is easily transferable to an online format. But there are a lot of jobs and skill sets that can be used in the online world and while you may not be able to quit your day job right away you can definitely start to pick up some side projects which could turn into full-time work.
Teaching A Language
A lot of apps and online platforms have been designed so that language learning can be done online and the best part is that the teachers can be from anywhere in the world. Most of the time all you need is a computer with a solid internet connection and in some cases just an app on your phone. Most of the time you will be teaching English to children in countries like Japan, China, and South Korea who are at varying levels. If you want to teach adults there are a variety of European companies geared towards business English which allow you to make your own schedule and teaching clients from big-name companies which can be interesting for all parties involved. If this is something you want to try to check out GoFluent, VIP Kid, and Dada to get started.
Be A Virtual Assistant
This has quickly become the job of choice for stay-at-home parents and those looking to pick up some extra hours outside of their 9-to-5 jobs. All you need to do is look for a company that wants a VA to help with things like scheduling, following up with clients, sending emails, and other basic tasks like making travel arrangements. The job descriptions can vary but this is a service that is used by many small business owners who don’t need an in-house person. Once you have done this for a while you can also transition to being an online office manager.
Graphic Design and Content Creation
The virtual world holds many opportunities to make money but unless you are a software developer it may be hard to start making big bucks right out of the gate. If you are a graphic designer you can begin to pick up contracts for other companies doing logo designs, templates, and even product design. In terms of content, lots of websites and businesses need to have their content written in the form of blogs, landing pages, and other tasks designed to increase their brand awareness in the online world. You will find a lot of jobs in these fields.
These are just some of the many jobs out there, if you look hard enough or are creative you may just be able to make your own niche!