January 26, 2022
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by Stephen Kanyi

Remote is here to stay! I’ve written so much about this it’s like a song to me now. But, it is the truth. Even with the pandemic easing off more and more people are turning to remote work as it is continually proving to be better than the 9-5 normal office job.

That said, not every remote job is the same. Just as in any market some jobs have better perks than others. This is in terms of pay, flexibility, upward mobility, time spent and much more.

If you are looking to pivot to a remote job then this might just be the right time for you. There is a growing number of remote positions opening up every day. Moreover, you do not necessarily require special skills or qualifications to get in, all you need is the courage to start.

The question now is where and how to begin. This is what I want to help you with.

Here are a few jobs that you should consider.

  1. Freelance Writer

Obviously, I was going to start with a writer because well, I am one. And thus I am quite well placed to advise you on this one.

Writing is great, better if you do it freelance. You get to work for a variety of clients and thus tackle a number of niches as you expand your knowledge on a number of topics and also get to express your ideas to your audiences.

The payment is also not that bad. Just ensure your payment is commensurate to the work you do. A lot of remote work, not only writing, is notoriously difficult to price and thus many writers find themselves underpaid for some very good work.

Overall, however, freelance is a great job, especially if you are just starting out in freelancing.

  • Software Engineer

This should come as no surprise. Software engineers have always been in demand for the better part of the last two decades and the fact that you can do it remotely only makes them more attractive.

If you are skilled in problem-solving using computer science then pivoting to working remotely will be one of the smartest career moves you can make for yourself. First, it pays well, the highest among all the remote jobs and second, you get to do it all from the comfort of your home; no commutes, no offices, little supervision and you get to have fun with code. What more could you want?

  • Digital Marketer

Social media is a lot more embedded in our culture than people realize. It’s not only a place to make friends and have conversations with strangers but also a chance for companies to get new customers.

This is where digital marketers come in. They work with social media, email and web content to attract customers for their clients. This does not involve only managing their clients’ social media accounts but their entire online presence including their emails, blog, website, search engine rankings and advertising strategy.

The demand for digital marketers is always growing as their services can be applied not only for established companies but also startups and individuals. If you feel that you are creative and ambitious enough to take on these tasks, then this might the job for you.

  • Tutors

With the rise of online education, the demand for tutors on the internet has skyrocketed. While the pandemic necessitated the need for online tutors more and more students are choosing online platforms compared to classes as the former is continually proving to be more effective and cheaper.

Tutors, as a result, are in high demand. And the best news about this is one doesn’t need to have been educated as a teacher to become a tutor. Once you set up your classes the market will decide whether they are good or not.

These are just but a few of the most popular online jobs to undertake but there are many more you can get into. Freelancing presents a lot of opportunities that are just waiting for you to exploit.

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