With the advancement of home office technology and improved internet speeds, it’s becoming increasingly easy to work from home - no matter what job you do. Long, boring office meetings are a thing of the past as more and more companies move online for both communication needs and business collaboration.
Here we investigate some of the easiest ways to get started working from home.
1. Online Teaching
For many years, teaching online has been a popular way for digital nomads and remote workers to earn an income. Many students and travelers teach English online to support their travels or to earn money while on a gap year.
English teaching is only a minor aspect of this sector, though. If you are proficient in any skill, be it photography, design, or coding, you can develop and offer a course for sale via platforms like Udemy or Skillshare.
Courses can be sold from as little as $10 to $1,000 depending on length and quality and top tutors can earn in the millions. Simply sign up to the platform and use their included tools to develop your very own online teaching course.
2. Translation or proofreading
If you're a keen reader and tend to notice mistakes easily in written articles, proofreading may be ideal for you. English is the most common language required, of course, but if you are proficient in a rare language your skills could be in high demand.
Translation services between English and other languages are in high demand these days as websites try to appeal to a broader audience. Google translate might help with the occasional sentence but it's no match for a fluent native speaker!
Check out websites like Guru, Fiverr, or Freelancer and you'll find thousands of jobs looking for writers, translators, and editors.
3. Support for an online gaming company
Online gaming has exploded over the past few years as more and more people move online for their entertainment and social interaction. As a result, there has been a surge in the need for customer support on these platforms.
There is often work available from online gaming companies like Realtime Gaming that develops RTG casinos and slots games for hundreds of different online platforms.
Realtime Gaming casinos operate entirely online so they have a wide range of jobs that can be done remotely from home. These include customer service, player support, customer retention, mobile marketing, and content creation.
The majority of these positions require very little experience or skills and offer flexible working hours. Fluency in more than one language is always a plus and the company will provide basic training for customer service and player support positions.
4. Voice over artist
Do you have a natural flair for conversation? Have people told you that you have a voice for radio? Recording voice-overs is a fun job that can be done from the comfort of your own home. All that is required is a minor investment in a semi-professional microphone and some soundproofing.
The prevalence of Youtube videos these days means that voice-over artists are constantly in high demand, recording anything from podcasts and audiobooks to TV and radio commercials.
Accounting has quickly become one of the most common work-from-home jobs in the private and professional sectors. Thousands of companies around the world have recently started to capitalize on the cost-saving benefits of hiring letting accountants work from home. Many other small businesses and startups exclusively outsource their accounting jobs to independent freelancers.
If you are an experienced accountant looking to break free from the drudgery of the 9 to 5, now is a better time than ever. With a laptop and internet connection, you can offer your accounting services from anywhere in the world.