The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people in compromised positions, be-it from a professional, health, or financial standpoint. Millions of people around the world have lost their jobs. This is putting a strain on lives, as well as the global economy.
Furthermore, many countries and cities are set to continue some form of lockdown over the coming weeks and months.
If we take control of our perspective, however, it’s not hard to find opportunities amidst the adversity. Being forced to stay at home, or losing your job during this pandemic may push you into a career change that’s far more rewarding further down the line.
The world of online work and freelancing is still flourishing. There may be jobs available that are perfect for you. Here’s a list of freelance work that you probably didn’t realize you could do from home.
Whether you set-up a personal blog and learn to monetize it, or you ghostwrite posts for someone else, this is a great way to start working as a freelancer. Blogging consists mainly of writing, editing, or promoting content in a particular market. Pick your niche and get blogging.
2. Remote Sales Executive
If you come from a sales background, you may be aware of remote sales executives. Many online businesses comprise of 100% remote workers. Sales executives may be required to handle business via phone and e-mail only, with no need for face-to-face interaction.
3. Graphic Design
A lot of companies need graphic designers but don’t have enough space on the payroll to hire one full time. The freelance marketplace is full of jobs for designers. It may take some time to build your digital portfolio, but once you do, there’s no looking back.
4. Social Media Manager
Yes, you read that correctly. You can get paid to use social media platforms all day. However, it’s not as easy as you might think. Social media managers are responsible for developing and maintaining a business’s entire online presence. They need to drive sales through marketing strategy and quality content.
If you’re multilingual, you may find a remote position as a translator. Companies like Architekst provide translation services for businesses. Combining industry expertise with translating ability could make you very desirable for a translating company.
Computer programming is one of the hottest industries in the world right now. The current crop of online programmers can’t keep up with the demand for their services. If you’ve ever flirted with the thought of learning to code, perhaps now is the time to train up?
7. Online Tutor
Before the coronavirus outbreak, you may not have been exposed to the concept of online tutoring. As practically the whole academic world is now attending school or college via an online classroom, we are starting to notice the benefits.
If you have an exceptional skill set and have a knack for teaching, perhaps you should consider becoming an online tutor.
Whether its guitar lessons, painting workshops, teaching English, or yoga classes, there may be a gap in the market for you to fill.