According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), “As a result of the economic crisis created by the pandemic, almost 1.6 billion informal economy workers out of a worldwide total of 2 billion and a global workforce of 3.3 billion, have suffered massive damage to their capacity to earn a living. This is due to lockdown measures and/or because they work in the hardest-hit sectors.”
We are not only fighting one virus here, but we’re also facing another one: UNEMPLOYMENT.
A lot of workers have lost their jobs in this pandemic. But believe it or not, every cloud has a silver lining. The pandemic was the “catalyst” for Work From Home Jobs around the world.
It’s about time to bounce back from what you’ve lost and check out these in-demand remote jobs.
Top 10 Work From Home Jobs
Some schools around the world are not planning to physically resume their classes anytime soon. Therefore, they launched ELearning or Online Classes for students. If you have a degree for teaching, then this might be a good opportunity for you. You actually don’t need to be a degree holder to do this, if you’re an expert for a specific skill, you can apply for companies that hire online tutors (ex. English Tutor) or start your own tutor gig.
Why not take advantage of the social media’s free platform to start and promote your very own business. Turn your hobby into a living by offering your expertise and services to others. A lot of homecooks and craftsmen turned entrepreneurs online by sharing what they are passionate about. You never know, maybe this is the break you’ve been waiting for.
For those who have a knack for producing engaging content aka “wordsmiths”, this will perfectly fit you. It’s no secret that every business no matter what industry they’re in, needs a PR, content writer, or a blogger. Digital marketing is on the rise to help out businesses reach a bigger market and add value to its customers.
By far the highest paid WFH position and in demand in the market right now are web developers. Most businesses are transitioning to the digital world and web developers play a critical role to help them create an online presence through developing websites, apps and softwares. Depending on skills and expertise, a Web Developer can earn $50,000-180,000 a year.
SMEs or eCommerce businesses usually outsource their administrative and clerical tasks. This is a good career to start when transitioning to virtual work since it only needs basic clerical experience. Common tasks involved are: email management, data entry, setting meetings, booking tickets and managing phone calls.
Fitness gyms are still closed to the public. That's the reason why a lot of fitness experts turn to social media to host a live fitness class. If you’re a fitness instructor, you don’t have to wait until the gym reopens but rather start your online fitness class. You’re not only earning but you’re also helping the community to live a healthier lifestyle.
If you have good communication skills, a reliable internet, phone, laptop and headphones, then you’re good to go. Amazon is a good example for hiring most of its CS agents virtually. All you need to do is sign-up to their website and keep updated for job openings.
With the unstoppable influx of eCommerce businesses, the demands for digital visuals, logos and website designs are highly in need for skilled designers. If you’re a certified designer and have an exceptional portfolio, you can earn as much as $45,000 per month.
If you’re a newbie and would like to try this out, a lot of companies pay a competitive hourly rate. First of all, you must have good attention to details and exceptional typing skills. A lot of businesses need transcriptionists to transcribe audiobooks, podcasts, medical dictations and lectures into an ebook.
Businesses, entertainers and influencers manage a huge following in their social media accounts. Social media experts are in-demand for this role especially if you have a marketing background as well. If you like engaging with online communities, running ad campaigns and making viral hashtags, then this is the time to turn your social media passion into a career.
We at Escape are aware of the current crisis we’re facing. We empathize for all of those who lost their jobs. This blog episode is dedicated especially for you.
If you would like to add any WFH positions that are in demand in the market right now, please don’t forget to leave a comment down below. You can also reach us on our Escape socials: fb page, ig, linkedin and twitter community.
Escape Swimwear Team