The idea of working remotely and having the opportunity to travel or spend more time with family is becoming more and more appealing. It is becoming attractive, not only to employees but also to those hiring them as companies get to cut costs. Recruiters are also able to expand their reach to suitable candidates from different geographical locations. Thanks to the wide range of remote working tools (like time tracking apps, conference tools, file-sharing extensions, etc.) available, employers now have more efficient and reliable resources for tracking the amount of time remote employees spend on their projects. As such, managers can ensure that productivity stays unhindered.
So, what are actually the top jobs for remote work today? Is it only developers, English tutors, and writers who can live the dream?
Digital Tour Guide
You may initially think that a tour guide is someone who knows one city or area inside and out and welcomes arrivals on the spot. However, these days, a lot of travelers prefer to embark on independent exploration adventures. At times, all they need are a few knowledgeable tips from a professional wanderer. If you have visited a lot of places or simply know an area, city, or even a region as the back of your hand, you can try writing sightseeing guides or help fellow travelers navigate to the best restaurants and nightspots in the city.
Social Media Manager
Most companies have long recognized the power and might of social media. It is not uncommon for businesses to invest both time and money into creating comprehensive social media campaigns to build up their brand presence. If you know your way around Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok and have what it takes to adjust to the ever-changing trends, you may find your skills in great demand by a vast pool of employers. With the job of a social media manager not requiring cubicle presence, you may well be posting viral content from the comfort of your hut in the Galapagos.
Cryptocurrency may still be a field that many eyes with suspicion. Even so, it’s also one of the fastest-growing niches in the financial world. If you know more about Bitcoin than the average person and are willing to take the time to gain more expertise in the area, you may just become one of the trailblazers into the world of financial freedom for those eager to invest. As Bitcoin belongs to no particular country and allows for flexible money transfers between both individuals and institutions, you may find a variety of employment options in the Bitcoin trading field.
If you have a keen attention to detail, are technically competent, and love all things data, then you might find your skills right at home as a data analyst. All companies need data to survive and stay profitable. An analyst’s ability to scrutinize the collected data and leverage it into strong decision making can make or break a brand. If you don’t mind spending a lot of your time going through Excel sheets and numbers do not make your dizzy, a career in data analytics may give you the freedom to stay out of the cubicle and under the sun.
Remote Personal Assistant
Now, this is something quite new. We may have built up the image of personal assistants who get their bosses coffee and run house errands. Times have changed and these days, quite a lot of the assisting actually goes on online. From posting content on social media and making Amazon purchases to answering email and filling in Google Calendar events, there are lots of tasks in the online world that one might want to hire a remote personal assistant for. Some of the skills you will need for the job include diligence, organization, and a pinch of agreeableness.
How about you? Have you thought about making the transition into working remotely?