8 Great WFH (Work-From-Home) Opportunities
The world of work has drastically changed as result of the pandemic: as countries shut down their borders and went into complete lockdown, many working individuals were asked to stay at home and work from home (WFH). Guest contributor Ruby recommends some jobs that are very well-suited to remote working, and online sites where you’ll find those work opportunities.
WFH has become the new norm as we’ve been doing it for more than a year now. While the beginning may have been rocky as it takes time to adjust to change, we now appreciate the significant benefits, from flexibility and a better work life balance, to giving us the time to take up second jobs to help support our finances.
Online platforms where you can find WFH opportunities
There are many websites which list opportunities to work from home as a freelancer or as a full-time employee:
LinkedIn is the most popular professional social media platform, where you can connect with people from your industry, grow your professional network and find WFH opportunities that pay well.
Indeed is a job listings platform where you can find work across multiple fields, both online or offline.
Monster lists both full-time and part-time vacancies, as well as careers advice.
Upwork is an online platform which connects freelancers with businesses and agencies around the world. You can create a profile by adding your skills, educational qualifications etc.
Flexjobs was created in 2007, and has become the largest site for finding remote, WFH and flexible job opportunities, with over 27,000 active listings from more than 6,000 companies globally. Here you can find work in over 50 categories, whether you’re just starting out or you’re an industry expert.
8 WFH opportunities for you to consider
Here are 8 great jobs to consider, depending on your skills and preferences, which would all allow you to WFH totally or at least part of the time, whilst earning you earn a decent income.
If creating innovative animations is your passion then you can find work as a freelancer or full time employee. You can create animations for movies, TV series, video games and other forms of media.
2. Web developer
If you have knowledge about coding and designing, then your skills could be in high demand as a web developer: in advertising, consulting, creating and designing websites for various businesses. Since the pandemic, many businesses have gone online and are always on the lookout for individuals who can build or improve their websites.
3. Virtual assistant
Virtual assistants provide technical, creative and administrative services to various industries such as legal, finance, health and government. One example is a customer service representative, where you would be required to handle customer questions and complaints via emails or phone calls. This includes sourcing information to provide solutions to customer problems.
4. Social media manager
Most businesses appreciate the importance of having a strong social media presence. If you’re creative and well-organised with a passion for social, you could consider working as a social media strategist.
5. Data entry specialist
As the name suggests, you would be tasked with entering data from a variety of sources onto a specific digital platform. It could involve anything from reports to customer data to invoices. Data entry jobs usually pay by the hour. This kind of work requires basic software knowledge, fast typing skills, good attention to detail, and a high level of accuracy.
6. Graphic designer
For a graphic designer adept at using software such as Adobe, you should find plenty of WFH opportunities creating designs for websites, social media handles, blogs etc. for all sorts of businesses, either as a freelancer or full-time employee.
7. Content writer
If you have a flair for writing, you can find work as a content writer for blogs, articles, websites and businesses social media channels.
With so many businesses going global, the need to communicate with international clients, agencies and suppliers in their own language is becoming increasingly important. And that has opened up translation opportunities for people who are fluent in more than one language. You’ll need to have spoken and written knowledge of the languages and excellent writing skills. You could be required to translate various types of written documents, papers, or voice notes from financial and technical to legal or marketing materials. You can also conduct online classes to teach students a foreign language.
As with any job, working from home has its own set of perks and disadvantages. As shown above, there are plenty of jobs and professions that are well suited to WFH, and many companies have now switched to flexible working, allowing employees to work remotely some or all of the time.
If you are unsure where to begin, we suggest that you look at job search sites such as those mentioned above; type in your skills and requirements, then decide which jobs could be compatible for you.
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About the author
Ruby Smith is a career and productivity copywriter who believes in the power of networking. She’s passionate about blogging and writes web content for a variety of clients. She is currently dedicated to Online Jobs Academy as a gig worker. Ruby understands the benefits and challenges of the industry and particularly enjoys blogging about education and careers, sharing ideas to grow and develop.