Work From Home Jobs You Can Get Right Now

May 11, 2020

Emmanuel Feranmi

If you're living in a state where social gatherings have generally been banned, then you should know that most people who have jobs in this period are either working from home or are essential workers. If you're neither, it can be difficult being out of a job.

However, you don't have to mop about and feel sad for yourself. There are some jobs that you can get into that would effectively allow you to work from home.  

Let’s take a look at some.

Freelancing

If you know someone working from home, they are probably into freelancing. Online freelancing communities have seen an explosion of revenue from freelancers, and millions of people are on the network making money through freelancing. Newsflash, Upwork workers collectively earn up to 1.4 trillion dollars a year.

If that isn't mind-blowing, I don't know what is. Importantly, getting a job as a freelancer is just as difficult as getting a regular job. If you've heard the myth that it's extremely difficult to get jobs as a freelancer, you should disregard it.

When going after a remote freelancing job, expect to receive just as many No's as you would expect when looking for a regular job. Of course, you will send application and pitches that will get rejected, but the important thing is to take them in your stride. To get a job, you have to learn to be creative in your applications. That way, you stand a better chance of getting the job.

A Blog

A lot of people have gotten super-rich from starting blogs. And while you may not expect to make a lot of money from your blog in the first few months, you can still eventually earn a steady and growing income from a blog that attracts a lot of traffic.

The great thing about blogging is that you can start from anywhere. All you need to have is great writing, a niche you're interested in, and an internet-connected device.

Online Courses And Coaching

If you're an expert in your field, this is the right time to start monetizing that knowledge. However, before entering this industry, you must know that online coaching isn't the same thing as counselling. Coaches are more interested in helping students reach goals and achieve their aims, while counsellors are more interested in the mental state of people they are counselling.

There are three sure ways to be a successful online coach. The first thing you need to do is to build expertise in your niche. People won't gravitate to people they don't think know what they are saying. The next thing you should do is to build a personal brand by blogging extensively. If you don't have a personal brand, people will see no reason to pay you to coach them.

The third step, of course, is to create and sell the courses. When you first start out, you should try to offer discounted classes or free first courses. This way you'll be able to draw more people into what you're offering.

Digital Marketing

The digital world is the world of a digital marketer. Marketing has left the offices of salesmen and their briefcases and landlines to the screens of iPhones.

In today's globalized world, a lot of workers are starting to outsource their digital marketing needs to others. The great thing about jobs like this is that they don't require a degree.

So, how can you be a digital marketer? Well, you first have to learn digital marketing skills. However, I'll give you this tip. When you start off, try to focus on one niche. It could be SEO writing, it could be content marketing, it could be affiliate marketing— just focus on one, and become an expert. After that, you should move gradually up until you know all the relevant skills that a digital marketer should have. Some of these skills include analytics, paid digital acquisition, and content marketing.

What To Do When You Get A Remote Job

You can be fired from a remote job in just about the same way you can be fired from a regular job. In fact, it may even be easier for you to lose your remote job. This is because your employer probably has no emotional attachment to you.

If you're a freelancer or a blogger, you should also know that your site can suffer if you don't do your job properly. That's why I always advice new remote workers to get their working act together before getting a remote job. For one, you should have a remote workstation. When setting up, I generally recommend getting the MonitorStand Workstation S6G/S6T. The workstation will help you stay organized, and that will obviously increase your productivity. Importantly, it comes with UV light sterilization, so you don't have to worry about your stationery or phones having left over pathogens after you wash your hands. And this is important because of, you know, the virus that mustn't be named. We want to be as far away from the virus as possible. 

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