Remote jobs are the current trend of the day. In fact, they’ve been the topic of numerous discussions ever since the Covid-19 pandemic started – are they better for us? Do they make us more productive? Should we adopt this way of working permanently?
While we cannot claim that we have the answers to all those questions, one thing remains clear – remote jobs are getting more and more popular. Many people are starting to think about working from home or becoming a digital nomad because of the many bonuses they see, such as the ability to take care of their home and kids or the opportunity to travel the world while still having a solid income.
With that said, choosing what kind of remote job to start is difficult for some. That is why in this article, we’ve gathered jobs that are remote and are worth the hype. Without further ado, let’s go ahead and take a look at the most popular and best remote work options currently available.
10 Best Remote Jobs to Start Now
One cool thing about remote jobs is that they’re available for both entry-level workers with basic computer skills and for experienced professionals that have already graduated and have been working for several years. Some of the jobs on this list will require minimum qualifications, while others will require both certifications and experience.
Being a customer service agent is a great choice for an entry-level position. It’s also a job that can easily be done from home or from any remote location, as long as it has Internet access. Along with that, typically, customer service jobs have to cover a wide variety of service hours, which means that you can take different kinds of shifts depending on your personal schedule. Some students prefer working early in the day, while others at night, and this remote job gives you the flexibility to choose.
Many companies are always on the lookout for customer service agents, and if you’re okay with talking on the phone and chatting with customers, this might be a great, remote, entry-level job for you to try.
Entry-level Tech Jobs
As we all know, many tech jobs do require you to have a vast knowledge of one or more technologies. However, due to the high demand in the sector, some, if not most, tech companies offer to train and educate staff for lower or entry-level positions, which don’t require advanced technical skills. That’s why online, you can find many postings for tech jobs that are either partially or fully online and are available for entry-level workers with no previous experience in the industry.
Depending on what you find intriguing, you can apply for a job as a remote data entry clerk or a virtual assistant. The great thing here is that tech jobs not only pay well, but there are opportunities for you to grow in such companies, especially if you’re willing to put in the effort and gain more tech-related knowledge.
Jobs in Sales
Sales positions are also extremely flexible, not only when it comes to where you work but also when you do it. Sales jobs are all about getting results, and so most companies don’t really care where, when, and how you work as long as you’re able to reach your targets and deliver the desired end product. However, unlike most remote roles, when it comes to sales, you might be required to spend some time traveling, which for some might be a perk, while for others, a con. The most typical jobs you can see listed are for sales associates, sales managers, and account managers. If you already have some experience in the field, you might aim for the higher ones from the start. If not, sales associates are entry-level positions suitable for people who not only love to talk but who want to develop themselves as negotiators and businessmen.
Tutoring and Teaching Jobs
The pandemic is what finally started the trend of taking online classes, and since then, it has only continued to grow. If you specialize in a particular subject, listing yourself as a freelance teacher/tutor is one way to start remote work. Additionally, many educational platforms are looking for teachers in permanent positions as nowadays, many people are interested in starting online lessons and either learning more about a particular subject or starting it from scratch.
In order for you to give online classes, you don’t necessarily have to focus on a school subject. If you have expertise in accounting, marketing, or graphic design, offering such lessons is also a good option, as many adults are looking to gain those kinds of skills later on in life, either for their jobs or because they want to start their own business
Data Entry, Transcription, and Coding Jobs
Many companies are looking for data entry clerks, and you can apply for one of those positions if you’re looking for an entry-level job. It’s good pay, you can work flexible hours, and it gives you an entryway into the world of tech. With that said, you have to be careful when it comes to applying for such work, especially if it’s freelance, as sometimes it can turn out to be a scam that leaves you with no money and a lot of work already done.
If you have more experience in the field and advanced skills, you can consider going for medical coding or transcription jobs that offer better pay while still allowing you to work fully remotely.
If you’re bilingual or you know several languages, you can always look for a translation job online. Many of these positions enable you to work from wherever you want and also give you a more relaxed schedule, as you get to choose when you want to work.
Translators are more rarely appointed on permanent contracts, though, and so you have to be ready to often look for projects to work on, mostly freelance or through a company.
Typically, online translators are hired to either translate news stories, articles, and books or to do professional translations of documents, files, and so on.
Web Developer and Graphic Designer
Now, these are not entry-level positions, and you do need some skills to get started, even if the work is fully remote. Here, in most cases, it’s not important where you graduated from or what kind of certificates you own but what you can do. Thus your portfolio is key when you apply for such jobs. You need to present your best work and ensure that it really shows everything that you can do in the best way possible. In this line of work, your portfolio matters a lot more than your educational background or other credentials.
Both jobs can easily be done remotely, either from home or from anywhere you want in the world, and you can choose whether to apply for a full-time position or to work on freelance projects. Nearly all companies nowadays need a website and stunning visuals, so there’s definitely demand for this kind of work. If you market yourself correctly, you will definitely be able to find remote positions.
Copywriter, Content Writer, or Ghost Writer
We love to talk about how people don’t read, but in reality, writers are in demand, and for a good reason. Most companies nowadays need to have some form of content marketing in order to succeed. That means having a blog, a profile on social media, and witty, informative articles and posts for both. That’s why copywriters are in demand, and you can get gigs either on a freelance basis or with a permanent contract. Similarly to graphic designers and web developers, here, your previous work matters a lot more than what you have a degree in, so it’s a good idea to have a sample of a few good, but different articles that you can showcase.
If you love writing, these kinds of freelance gigs are also a great idea for a side hustle as you can regulate how much work you take on, and it can be a way of earning more money in your spare time. Of course, the only thing you need to do your job is a good laptop and a stable internet connection, so most companies don’t care where or when you do the work as long as you’re able to meet your deadlines.
iOS or Android Developer
Now, in these kinds of positions, you can’t start just like that – you obviously need to have previous skills and knowledge. But for those with a background in software engineering or computer science, becoming an iOS or Android developer is a great idea for a remote job. You can be tasked either with designing or troubleshooting mobile apps or some bugs in the OS, and it’s a job that can be done from anywhere, as long as you have a proper internet connection.
It’s a well-paying job that will allow you to travel more often if that’s what you want to do with your free time. Additionally, most tech companies encourage you to grow and develop, and if, after a while, you want to settle down and move into a hybrid mode of work, it’s likely that they will let you do that as well.
On a similar note, computer programming positions are also in high demand. As we all know, everything is now moving online, and people are in need of all kinds of software to get their job done. Along with that, video games and other forms of programmed entertainment are also in demand and getting more popular by the minute, so investing your time and money to get the required skills for a programming job is worth it. Programmers are well-paid and offered remote work and many additional benefits. With that said, you do need skills (not necessarily a college degree) to get such a job, and knowing more than one programming language is a huge advantage over other applicants.
How to Look for Remote Jobs
Looking for remote jobs is not that different from looking for regular jobs, except maybe when it comes to freelance gigs, as there, you apply for projects more so than applying for jobs. Otherwise, there are a few ways to go about finding a remote job: go on job hunting websites, search on LinkedIn, or look for possible positions in your current company.
However, if you want to move from one kind of work to another, you have to consider that you will likely need a portfolio showing the kind of work you can do. Here, we would advise you to
- Book some side gigs first – that way, you will get experience, and you will get things you can present as part of your portfolio.
- Get ready to transition from one job to another – it’s a good idea to save up some money for the first few months, as you will likely not start earning as much from the get-go.
Starting remote work is not scary, but it’s something you should prepare for – get a good desk and an excellent monitor and figure out in which room you’d likely spend most of your days. If you’re planning on becoming a digital nomad, then you need to plan even more in advance.
Remote jobs are getting more popular by the day for many reasons – they give people a way to earn money without becoming slaves to office hours, thus enabling them to enjoy their hobbies and lives more. If you want to transition from your current job to a new one, then now is the time to get started.
Hopefully, our article helps you find the right job for you and inspires you to start looking for one. If you want to learn more about entrepreneurship, marketing and business, make sure to follow Camberlion on Instagram and Tiktok and continue visiting our blog.