It’s been a very challenging year so far and we are all getting used to the changes some of us thought they will never implement in their life. Forced or by choice, many people nowadays work from the comfort of their own homes taking complete advantage of living in the modern world powered by advanced technology and connected by the internet. With almost every industry finding a way to migrate the working process online, there are more opportunities for remote work than ever before. Digitalization in many spheres of life and work has resulted in new career opportunities arising from the circumstances and stated to be very profitable. From girls working on cam sites to stay at home parents working as freelancers, online jobs can bring good income and many benefits.
Here, we will present to you the four fastest-growing online careers in 2020, expected to predominate and become highly profitable in the following years.
#1 Writer or Editor
If you are the type of person that can do good research and write an interesting article on the matter, you can’t find an excuse for being unemployed. Writers, along with developers are one of the most needed professions in the digital world. Creating content is inevitable in all spheres of online working, so you can find a writing job in a marketing agency, company that is just starting to work on their website, or work as a freelance writer taking all kinds of gigs. The best part is that whatever language you are fluent in you can use to create digital content. However, the most commonly required are English writers.
Finding a content writing job does not necessarily require previous experience. You can focus on finding a writing gig that is about a matter that you are passionate about or proficient in. Moreover, if you are excellent with grammar and writing style you can always work as an editor. Editors might earn less for the hour or amount of content edited, than writers, however, it’s less time consuming and many find it to be easier than writing from scratch.
You can start searching for writing jobs/gigs on websites for freelancers such as fiverr.com or upwork.com. You can also try dynamitejobs.com or a local website that features job ads. Companies from all over the world are looking for writers so do not get discouraged if your first interview does not go well. It is as lucrative a field as it is competitive. Freelance writers or editors enjoy the advantage of planning their earnings. So if you are looking to work full time, you can make a lot of money for the time and effort you put into. On the other hand, writing/editing makes a great side-hustle for those looking for extra income. You can take as many tasks as you can for the time you have available weekly or monthly and earn as much as you need.
#2 Teaching Languages
Talking about the world becoming a global village with everyone working together online, communication remains the most important segment of our lives. As we still need human languages to communicate seamlessly, people, today more than ever, are interested in learning foreign languages. The interest sparked so many lucrative ideas offering people the opportunity to learn a language they prefer. Moreover, in the sea of choices, there are platforms that offer professional tutors and those that feature alternatives that cost less but can deliver a certain level of language education. The conclusion is, you do not have to have a professional diploma to teach a certain language online.
People today are looking for more than a service, they want meaningful connections and are able to assess what is best for them. Therefore, if you happen to speak a language that is famous these days, like Spanish, or Chinese even if you are fluent in English, there are people that are willing to take you as a tutor, pay you less than a professional but still learn through communication and fun. Working as a language tutor online is a great opportunity for everyone that likes to meet and interact with people. You can find students mostly on social media and offer them lessons via Skype. You can always use your knowledge of certain peoples, their culture and history to help your students get familiar with the targeted language.
There are many language learning platforms nowadays looking to hire people that are native or fluent in English that will need to pass a certain test only, in order to be hired as tutors for little Asian children. These jobs are usually paid per session and you can schedule your sessions according to your time table and choose the total number of working hours for yourself weekly or monthly.
#3 Social Media Manager
Chances are you already have your personal profiles on the most famous social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. We all love social media, and as much as we want to think of them as interactive tools and a place to share our cool vacation pictures, social media platforms are advertising platforms per se. Thanks to that, you can make your time spent on social media profitable and start earning money as a social media manager.
If you are already familiar with how FB or Instagram, Twitter, or any other social media work, you can easily land a job as a social media manager. This role requires you to manage social media profiles of a specific company/product to gain and maintain a solid reputation on the platforms. You will be expected to post several times a day, adding interacting photos of videos of the brand, taking care of the customers by answering all their messages and comments. It’s an interesting and good paid job that can help you gain solid experience with social media marketing so you can eventually land an even better job in the digital marketing sector.
If there is a so-to-say profession or a day job that everyone is allowed and able to do, that is blogging. However, only those that are hard and also smart workers will make a fortune out of it. To start with you need to buy a domain, together with hosting that shouldn’t cost a lot of money. Creating and designing a website is easy these days with a lot of tools and platforms enabling ready-made templates for websites that are free and align with your preferences.
To have your own website that will eventually become popular and valued among the audience, you need to start with a good idea. It’s advisable to start blogging in the niche you are most familiar with. Is fitness your passion, or you are a licensed nutritionist? Writing about what you know best or what you have experienced in your life will attract the right audience to your corner of the internet.
Many unemployed people that have interesting professions like musicians or artists that can’t make a lot of money outhere in the world, can use their talent and invest time into creating interesting content for their own blog. Moreover, those passionate about cooking, books, literature, healthy eating, technology, or science, literally anyone, can create a blog to express themselves and make money while interacting with people that are interested in what they have to say. With time, your blog will start making money and if you constantly invest money, ideas and time in it, it can become a solid passive income that can enable a comfortable living for you and your family.