Work from home or remote working used to be a far-fetched dream for many. However, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it is now a more common practice.
While some companies are able to continue their business operations through working from home, others are forced to shut down or retrench some of their employees for business survival.
If you are currently looking for a new job or a part-time job during the pandemic, here is a list of remote work-from-home jobs that you can consider.
1. Virtual Assistant
Some business owners and freelancers need administrative and clerical assistance. As their virtual assistant, tasks will involve replying emails, calendar management, data entry, social media management and booking tickets.
2. Virtual PR Representative
Some small to medium-sized businesses (SME) may not have the budget for an in-house Public Relation (PR) representative and will prefer to outsource their PR needs to a marketing freelancer. As their virtual PR representative, you will help in promoting a business or managing a crisis.
3. Virtual Tutor
If you are good at something, share your expertise online! What you can teach online can range from an academic subject to yoga, or even some kind of DIY!
If you are skilled in reading and writing, there are many companies with jobs for content editing and proofreading. Make sure you have an eye for details.
5. Content Writing
All businesses, regardless of industry, will need a content writer. Content is needed for their company website, marketing materials, blog posts, social media postings and more to market their service or brand.
Are you fluent in another language? If yes, you can make quite a good earning by translating notes and documents. Find your first job on platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr.
If you’re skilled in transcribing audios such as lectures and podcasts, then why not earn some money doing so! Get your first job on platforms such as TranscribeMe.
8. Virtual Recruiter/Headhunter
A virtual recruiter works pretty much the same as an in-house recruiter. The only difference is that you get to work from home and you take responsible of the whole process, from screening to on-boarding.
9. Virtual Consultant
If you possess advanced skills and expertise in a certain field, you may be qualify to be a consultant. For example, if you are a certified accountant, you may want to take up a part-time job in providing accounting advice to small businesses. A range of consultants are needed to help businesses overcome problems and suggest improvements.
10. Web Developer
Web developer is one of the most in-demand remote jobs and to get started, you can either go on platforms such as Upwork to find a suitable job or market your service on your own website.
11. Website Tester
A successful website involves a lot of work and one of the main criteria is to make sure that it is user-friendly. Freelance specialists are hired to check and test the website, and are paid as per each successful test.
12. Web Security Specialist
As an internet security specialist, you monitor security threats, implement online security standards and install the necessarily firewalls and protection systems.
If you take good photos, you can sell them online on websites such as Shutterstock and Foap.
14. Youtube Influencer
Are you confident to be on camera? If yes, why not create a Youtube account and start sharing your talent and skills. Whether it is a cooking channel, gaming videos, lifestyle vlog or beauty channel, Youtube welcome them all. A lot of people have gained great amount of success on Youtube. If you manage to enroll in the Youtube’s partner program, you can earn $1-$2 per 1000 views.
15. Social Media Manager
Some smaller companies prefer to outsource their social media account management to a freelancer instead of hiring someone in-house. As their social media manager, you may even need to develop a social media strategy for them.
16. Survey Taker
Some companies or websites will pay participants to participate in a survey. Companies need these reviews to improve on their products or services, learn more on customers’ shopping habits and more. Although you don’t get much, sometimes even paid by points or vouchers, but if you have some free time on your hands, then, why not?
17. Product Reviewer
This might get you by surprise, but some apps or websites actually pay you to provide constructive product reviews online!
18. Online Teacher
If you are a professional teacher looking for a more flexible schedule, you can consider teaching online through Skype or through pre-recorded videos.
19. Repair Specialist
If you are skilled in fixing items such like electronics, cars, bikes or TVs, you can start your own repair business online. You may not be able to repair on-site at the current situation, but you can still provide online consultation or post tutorial guide or videos for others to follow.
Make your hobby a career now. If you are passionate about fashion and style, share it online! There are many ways to approach, either by starting a youtube channel or on one of the popular social media channel. You may not earn much at first, but as you get more awareness, you may receive brand collaboration or online styling jobs.
21. Handmade Craft Artist
If you are good with handmade products such as jewelry and furniture, why not take advantage of your artistic talent and make money out of it. There are many online platforms such as Etsy that you can easily set up an account to sell your hand-crafted items.
22. E-commerce Store Owner
Many people have shifted to online shopping now as compared to going out and shopping the traditional way. To start off, there are many popular e-commerce platforms that you can create an account and start selling. As your brand or ‘shop’ becomes more and more popular, you can even consider creating your own e-commerce website.
There are mainly 5 types of e-commerce businesss models: wholesaling, manufacturing, white-labeling, dropshipping and subscriptions. Depending on your likes and experiences, chose the model and style that most suits you.
23. Data Entry
Data entry is definitely not the most exciting but requires no experience to begin. All you need are some basic knowledge of Excel and good attention to detail.
24. Graphic Designer
Many businesses need a graphic designer to help them with their websites, logos or visual advertisement. If you have the experience and skills for it, advertise your portfolio online. The chances are, the more skilled you are, the more clients you will get through word of mouth.
If you know programming, you will be happy to know that it is in high-demand right now.
26. Customer Service Representative
If you possess good communication skills and strong customer service, then you are ready to sign up as a customer service representative. All you need is a landline and a reliable internet and you can start answering customers’ queries at home.
Blogging is one of the easiest on the list to start. You can write about your hobbies, your favourite food, your skills or experiences. You may not be earning anything at first, but when you start getting traffic to your blog, money will generate on its own by paid advertisements.
28. Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate marketing is a form of referral marketing in which you earn a commission for each successful referral and purchase. If you have a blog or website, you can apply this form of marketing to earn more. For example, you can refer to a book from Amazon on your website and for every visitor who clicks on the affiliate link and purchase the book you referred, Amazon will pay you a percentage of each sale.
29. Web Search Evaluator
Search engine optimization is critical to measure a website’s performance and there are many businesses that hire freelance specialists to analyze and measure search results.
Turn your hobby into a living and help others gain new skills. If you know any musical instruments, or any kind of skills, share it online. Some people are willing to pay and learn.
There are alot of copy writing jobs available online that you can work from your home. Find your first job on platforms such as Fiverr or Upwork.
32. Cook Caterer
If your passion is cooking then why not turn your passion into a business? Cook or bake from your own kitchen and advertise your business online.
It requires specific skills and experience to be an animator but if you are qualified, you can work from home as a freelance animator. There are many jobs available online, either to create animation or visual effect for video games, media, videos, movies and more. To start, you can go on platforms such as Upwork to find suitable jobs.
Do You Need a Licence to Freelance?
Although some of the work from home jobs listed above are considered freelancing and you do not need a licence to freelance, note that for certain trades, a business license is required.
If you are registered as self-employed and work as a freelancer, you are required by law to contribute to your Medisave account if your yearly net trade income is more than $6000. A freelance service agreement should also state whether the freelancer or client will be bearing the cost of CPF contribution.
For some of the trades listed above, a proper business license is required. Depending on the business risk, registering a company can protect you by limiting your personal liability.
If you want to learn or check the procedures of any of the work from home jobs listed above, our team of experts at HeySara are here to help. Get a free consultation now.