5 Best Work From Home Jobs

Written by
Rebecca Smith

Published
Aug 27, 2020

Aug 27, 2020 • by Rebecca Smith

Work from home jobs offers greater flexibility and also keeps you safe from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Most of the companies nowadays are offering work from home jobs to their employees. Besides, people are searching for work from home jobs because of the freedom and safety they offer. 

If you are looking for a WFH job for yourself, then here are some of the best choices for you: 

1- Virtual Assistant

The role of a virtual assistant is to provide administrative services to the clients. Many businesses are now operating online, and many companies are currently hiring a virtual assistant. Here are the steps you need to take to start working as a virtual assistant: 

  • Select the structure of your business.
  • Make a list of services you'll be able to provide to your clients. 
  • Brainstorm and decide on a realistic price structure.
  • Create your online presence and get involved with personal branding.
  • Focus on building your professional network. 
  • Build and nurture your relationships. 

Being a virtual assistant could be daunting if the roles and responsibilities are not clearly briefed. It is advisable to focus on the guidelines of the contract given to you, abiding by the obvious.

2- Website Developer

Web development is becoming one of the most fascinating and one of the highest-paid jobs across the globe. A web developer is also called a programmer who develops a website by coding in different coding languages. Not all web developers can code in all the languages (python, HTML, Java, etc.). Each of them is specialized to code in their expertise languages. Website developers are categorized into three categories: Front End Developers, Back End Developers, and Full Stack Developers. 

Front End Developer: A front end developer should be fluent in at least three coding languages, namely HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. HTML allows the web developer to add content to the website after bifurcating it into headings & subheadings, paragraphs, and tables. On the other hand, CSS lets the developer change the content size, play with the colors of the titles or subheadings, and borders. Lastly, Javascript helps in including attractive elements and fruitful CTAs. A front end developer usually focuses more on optimizing the website for content with the help of a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress. Front end developers are also called web designers. 

Back End Developer: Back end developers' primary role includes coding and programming to ensure the optimum working of the servers that power the website, managing databases, and any applications supporting the site. Knowledge of a few popular languages like Ruby, PHP, Python, Java, and Javascript adds value to the developer's portfolio. 

Full-Stack Developer: Full-Stack developers have the best of both worlds because they know the back end and the front end operations. They can strategize everything right from the coding language to programming to optimize the website's look and feel. 

The overall crux is that you can even explore and master either one of the development techniques or become a full stack developer. Full-stack knowledge of the website development world will improve your employment chances. Depending on your expertise, you can even take multiple projects at a time. 

3- Netflix Tagger

Have you ever wondered how cool it would be if streaming giant Netflix would pay you to binge-watch your favorite shows? Sounds fascinating, right? I know, and that's why I brought the catch for you to earn by binge-watching the shows on Netflix. Netflix recently announced a job profile where you will be paid for watching, reviewing, and tagging tv shows and movies.

The job profile includes researching, reviewing, rating, watching, and tagging the original content of the streaming giant. The metadata has to meet some pre-decided quality standards. All of this needs to be completed timely for every project or a show. You might need to make use of VPN for Netflix to browse movies from your location and tag them according to the genres. There are no specific prerequisite qualifications, apart from being well versed in the Japanese languages. 

4- Content Writer 

If you possess exceptional command over English, then you should pursue a career in writing. There is always a huge demand for freelance content writers who offer their services to clients working from home. 

Apart from the monetary perks, the profile of the content writer brings in a lot of qualitative perks as well. It lets you pour your heart out by penning down your deep thoughts. I believe things that you cannot express through spoken words are best expressed with writing. 

However, to increase your employment chances, you must master different writing styles. The various forms include writing articles for the website, blogging for yourself, drafting white papers, and creating book reviews and profiles. Great content should be SEO friendly and targeted for a particular group of people also known as cohorts. Besides, a content writer should offer original ideas. With the increased demand for SEO and digital marketing as a whole, the requirement for web content writers is also growing. 

5- Graphic Designer 

Individuals who are graphic designers are blessed with creative mindsets. In technical language, graphic designers are the ones who artistically represent concepts and content. Basically, every graphic designer is a problem solver with the ability to communicate with a visual representation. 

You can become a graphic designer if you have a flair of designing. The job profile includes designing layouts, promotional brochures, social media posts, corporate reports, magazines, etc. 

The demand for graphic designers is increasing exponentially because nowadays businesses are trying to convey their messages using visuals instead of words. 



Conclusion

There is a robust growth of WFH jobs, especially in the IT industry. If you are looking to find a job for yourself then choose from the above job opportunities in the work from home niche. WFH jobs bring along many benefits like freedom to work on your own conditions and at the comfort of your home.