In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in jobs where you can work from home, not just from individuals but from employers who are realizing there are benefits to creating roles that allow employees to work offsite. By 2028, 73% of all departments will have remote workers, according to a study by Upwork—and that finding came before COVID-19 forced companies to experiment with remote work on a broad scale.
Some of these roles are part-time and may require you to find work with multiple clients at once while others are full-time roles.
If you’re hoping to work from home, there’s a wealth of jobs available, requiring a variety of skills and experience levels—and many of them pay salaries comparable to full-time, on-site jobs. Here are 5 roles you should consider:
Website developers assess websites and web applications for quality and usability on multiple devices, including desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Developers visits a website or use an app, complete a few tasks, and share their insights. They give honest feedback on usability and clarity as well as their engagement level with the content.
Similar to traditional teachers, online educators provide instruction for specific subjects, prepare lesson plans, and monitor student progress. This position is perfect for anyone with a teaching degree and a specific skill such as fluency in a foreign language. You’ll teach a class via an online platform such as Zoom or Google Meet.
Transcriptionists listen to voice recordings and convert them into documents. Medical and law offices use transcriptionists to type out dictated notes from doctors and lawyers. Most firms require an understanding of medical terms and practices or legal jargon.
An SEO (or search engine optimization) Specialist analyzes, reviews, and implements changes to websites to maximize the number of people visiting the website and improve the site’s rank on search engines. Most positions require at least one year of experience and familiarity with industry SEO tools and techniques such as Google Analytics and website building platforms like Squarespace.
If you have experience in digital marketing or branding, you can help companies create coordinated campaigns using SEO, email marketing, social media, and more.