Remote work trends don’t seem to be slowing down. Many global brands are open to work arrangements that allow employees to work from anywhere. There are now more remote jobs paying as much or a lot more than the average salary.
Remote work is changing workplace culture. In the last two years, many businesses have changed how they work due to the global pandemic. More importantly, they are restructuring how they hire talent.
Opportunities for work are opening up for professionals in different locations in the new normal. If you are looking to make a career decision or want to change jobs, these remote jobs pay as much as the average salary.
1. Content Writing
All websites need content, and therefore good freelance writers can make a good living providing content for business websites and blogs. The income available in this niche is highly dependent on your skill as a writer, as well as the niche in which you can write about.
If you are a qualified accountant then following the traditional route of working in an office with 1,000 other accountants isn’t necessarily required. There are many accountants making a successful living helping businesses from the comfort of their own homes.
There are many things which can be taught, and many subjects have a large demand for people who can provide classes. There are many ways an individual could apply themselves here, whether it be online courses, live seminars or 1-to-1 tuition. Whatever the choice, there is a significant amount of money to be made.
4. Benefits Administration/Human Resources
As a remote human resources manager, it is your role to take care of the company employees and make sure that the company itself is in alignment with local employment rules and regulations.
5. Graphic Design
There are many different freelance graphic designers out there who focus on certain niches. While this is a difficult area to get into and make large amounts of money, those who have built a successful name for themselves can demand top dollar for their services.
6. Speech Pathology
A speech pathologist works to prevent, assess and diagnose speech disorders in children and adults. While you might think anything medical requires you to meet people in person, a speech pathologist can perform most of their work through a camera.
7. Software Engineer
Think of yourself as a bit of a budding coder? But don’t want to be self-employed? Well, this area has certainly taken off in the remote job space since the pandemic. There is a whole section on remote job availability on Stack Overflow for remote software engineers.
8. Social Media Manager
If you can prove your ability to manage and grow social media accounts, then there are many businesses out there looking for your expertise. In order to be successful here, you will need a portfolio of social media accounts showing where they started, and where you brought them to.
9. Product designer
A product designer will work to improve the user experience of a product. They are an essential role when a company develops a new product. Most designers will require a university/college degree, however, with a portfolio of product designs, it is possible to enter this space without one.
10. Business Analyst
A business analyst will analyse a company and its associated data in order to understand the difficulties the business is having and suggest improvements/changes. Good social skills are essential in a role like this.
11. UX Designer/Architect
It is your job to make a website or mobile application more user friendly. This is somewhat of a hybrid role between a website developer and a website designer.
Do you like handling business’ accounts, but you’re not actually a qualified accountant? Well, you can be a bookkeeper! There are plenty of opportunities out there for you to handle the everyday accounts processes of small businesses around the country from home.
13. IT Security Consultant
Your everyday role will be to assess network security, perform risk assessments and help the business meet compliance regulations in the IT security space. It is essential that you are up to date with all the latest IT regulations to be successful here.
14. Cyber Security Analyst
Similar to an IT security consultant, but more towards the process of analysing potential cyber threats for the company. It is your job to create logic to prevent cyber attacks on the business, rather than controlling the IT network. You need to be aware of the latest trends in cyber security.
15. Cloud Engineer
Cloud computing is now an essential part of most modern businesses. You need to consider the deployment and requirements of businesses to the cloud. This may involve helping a business move into the cloud or managing their current cloud deployment and any issues they may have.
Zoom meetings and virtual calls mean that you can be an effective psychologist or counselor from the comfort of your own home. Many people also find this to be more effective and comfortable to receive these appointments from their own home as well.
17. Business Development Manager
Your main responsibilities will be to work on increasing the sales and revenue of a business. You may specialise in a certain area that a business will require you for. You should have marketing and sales skills to be successful in this area.
18. Finance Director
Requires a significant level of experience in the finance industry, but if you are already a high level at a finance job, it is possible to transition into a finance director which allows you to work remotely.
If you really enjoy numbers, perhaps becoming an actuary is for you. This requires a really good grasp of mathematics, and an analytical mind. In order to move into this field, it would be beneficial if you had a degree in Maths or Finance.
20. Marketing Director
Do you enjoy looking into market trends and completing market research? It would be beneficial to have a degree in marketing in order to pursue a career as a marketing director. Alternatively, you could also set up your own marketing company and work remotely.
21. Product Manager
You will be the deciding factor when it comes to the life cycle of a product for a business. You will create and design the roadmap for the product’s growth and strategy. In this role, you will most likely work very closely with the marketing team.
22. Data Analyst/Scientist
Data science provides significant value to today’s businesses in a digital world. Data scientists can provide a wider picture to businesses, allowing them to make predictions and paint pictures for the future of the business.
23. Clinical Trial Manager
Clinical trials are important for the success of the medical industry in terms of discovery and execution of new drugs or medical practices. You will guide the medical business through best practices, making sure the clinical trials are meeting all local and national regulations.
24. Technical Support Manager
Almost all businesses have an IT function in this day and age. Your job is to minimise the disruption of any IT downtime in the business and assist with any issues which your colleagues may have while using the IT in their daily tasks.
25. Travel Agent
In order to be a successful travel agent, you do not need to actually work from a store. Most people order their tickets for holidays online today, and you can also provide assistance and guidance remotely as well. The key to being a successful travel agent is social skills and a wide knowledge of the hotel and travel industry.
Are you fluent in another language? There are many businesses out there that need a translator. This would be a perfect opportunity to act as a freelancer, and take on jobs as and when they are required. Businesses in the finance and legal industry often need documents to be translated.
27. Sales Consultant
Does your specialty lie in selling products or services? You can train teams, create courses, hold seminars and more. If you can prove your ability to bring sales to the table, then businesses will be desperate to bring you in to increase their sales revenue.
28. Web Developer
Is coding your passion? As a web developer, you can either create websites for others, or create websites yourself to create a revenue stream, and then sell them. Alternatively, there are lucrative opportunities in purchasing websites that require ‘help’ to get them to create income and then reselling them (or receiving the income).
29. PR Director
Understanding how the media works and a good grasp of utilising technology to have control over your clients’ media releases is essential. There is a lot of client trust when it comes to working in PR, so good relationship management is also key here.
30. Remote Technical Support
You could be in-house technical support. However, there has also been a significant growth in technical support remotely in recent years.