The Covid-19 pandemic brought with it many pains, as well as many gains. In the midst of the lockdown, many people had to learn to be innovative. Since no one was travelling, many people took online courses, became social media influencers, and learned new skills. This led to the flourishing of Remote work (also known as work from home).
Months after the lockdown, you would think the world would have fully recovered from the pandemic. Not a chance. Many people have stuck with whatever they found doing during the lockdown. A lot of people saw the advantages of remote work, and decided not to step into the four walls of an office again.
Now just what exactly does working remotely entail?
What is Working Remotely?
Remote work, or working from home is, simply put, a work situation where you work from home. It is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
The advantage of this kind of work arrangement is that it ensures a work-life balance, access to career opportunities or reduced commutation costs for workers who can carry out jobs off-site. Working from home also allows you the flexibility to earn while carrying out day-to-day life affairs. If you work remotely, you can work for companies based in another state or country, and you can pursue other interests while maintaining a consistent paycheck.
Some remote jobs require certain technical skills or degrees, such as insurance agents or medical coders. Others demand artistic skills like writing or design. Some, like customer service representatives, only require good communication skills. Whatever your strengths, there are several options to explore if you’re looking to work remotely.
If you are considering working from home, then we have good news. There are a lot of options open to you. We have outlined top 10 jobs that will likely allow you work from home.
Let’s delve right in already.
Top 10 Jobs You Can Make Money From While Working From Home
1. Graphic Designing
As a graphic designer, you can earn an average salary of $18.26 hourly. That is about N7,593.79 per hour.
As a graphic designer, you can work simultaneously on various projects. Graphic designers put together elements of other designs, such as icons and photographs, and create visual aspects of marketing materials, websites and other media.
A blogger can earn an average of $18.83 hourly. This means 7,830.83 hourly in Nigerian Naira.
The primary duty of a blogger is to plan, research, write and edit articles from concept to delivery. They lead content initiatives, deliver effective recommendations, and also partner with writers, designers and SEO to define user strategy.
3. Freelance Editor
Freelance editors create content campaigns that align with marketing objectives and company goals. All they do is to produce, edit and customise content for social media platforms. They get to pitch articles to third-party websites for publication and guest posts on partner webs.
The average salary for a freelance editor is $22.83 hourly, which means N9,494.31 – if you are a freelance editor in Nigeria.
4. Affiliate Marketing Manager
The average salary of an Affiliate Marketing Manager is N29,708,000 annually. All you have to do is perform day to day management duties and maintain assigned accounts. Of course, you must be active on social media, as well as the industry forums and groups.
A translator earns about $21.24 hourly. That’s roughly N8,833 per hour. Now you can choose to work for only 2 hours a day interpreting.
The primary duty of a translator/interpreter is to translate a language into another (right?). Well, they also have to do that in a way that is grammatically compliant with target language rules. It all depends on each client’s specifications at the end of the day.
6. Web Developer
A web developer earns an average of N29,787,104.62 yearly.
The basic duty of web developers include creating applications that address the phases of the software development life cycle.
They develop comprehensive application testing procedures and update existing applications to meet security and functionality standards.
This is such a serious sounding job description. Little wonder they earn so much.
7. Technical Writer
The average salary of a technical writer is $34,343 per year. That means 14,282,22 in Nigerian Naira. This amount is payment for a person who plans, develops, organises, writes and edits operational procedures and manuals. Technical writers research, develop and document technical design specifications and test scripts. They also produce electronic documentation in addition to hard copy manuals.
8. Freelance Marketing Consultant
A freelance marketing consultant earns an average of $32.89 hourly. That means 13,677.96 Nigerian Naira hourly. All they have to do is create a plan for strategic positioning with executives and high-level managers. They prepare written marketing plans that address core initiatives and recommend product positioning approaches for products.
9. Private Tutors
The national average salary of a private tutor is $24.30 hourly, which, in Nigeria, means 10,105.64 Nigerian Naira hourly. The primary job duties of private tutors include: set up meetings with clients to review assignments in the applicable subject area. They also ask students about trouble subject areas that warrant further exploration and review test or assignment questions the student did not answer correctly.
A programmer earns an average salary of $67,099 (N27,904,461.13) per year.
They code and test programming for in-house software programs. They debug code for existing programs based on immediate need, and conduct end-user training upon completion of the software.
I’m sure programmers have a swell time doing what they do.
Find Any Shoe That Fits?
Working from home has a lot of advantages, but it can also be challenging. When it comes to productivity, focus and motivation, a remote worker may face certain challenges.
If you desire the flexibility of a work-from-home job, there are several opportunities you can choose from. Get the needed skill or training that your chosen path requires, and pursue your dream.