How to Make Money from Home

10 Best Remote Jobs for Introverts

Introverts often get a lot of criticism from others as being antisocial or disinterested. But introversion is more than disliking others’ company. Introverts and extroverts are all too frequently viewed as two completely different types of people; one is seen as the social one and the other one is seen as anti-social. However, the truth is that introversion and extroversion go much further than classifications that fall into either ‘shy’ or ‘life of the party.’ Ironically, some people don’t even realize they’re technically introverted.

Think of introverts as being inward thinking. That is, they are focused on their internal thoughts and feelings. Introverts don’t gain energy from being around others, extroverts do. An introvert may very much enjoy being around a group of people, but will need ‘alone time’ afterward to reset.

That’s why many introverts take advantage of working from home/remote work. As remote workers, they don’t have to interact continuously with their colleagues or attend daily meetings. Although not universal, introverts tend to have a set of characteristics that make them outstanding as remote workers. If you happen to be an introvert and you are looking for ways to earn money from home, below are some of the best options handpicked just for you.

Web Development/Coding

You can hardly find a more attractive skill set for the future, as well as for the present, when it comes to web development and coding. The way technology has become more important in our daily lives; more specifically the internet, you need a lot of talented coders to keep everything going. Whether you want to develop software, video games, websites or anything else, there are always a lot of opportunities in this field that does not require that you leave your home.

If you want to learn web development and coding, I recommend SoloLearn to brush up or learn a new programming language for free. You don’t even need to open an account or anything and they give you multiple ways to learn the most popular coding languages.

To look for remote job opportunities with regards to web development and coding, try companies like Automattic and AgencyAnalytics.

Transcription

Transcription is one of the jobs you can do anywhere. Most transcript jobs are contract-based, but transcription jobs with a company can always be searched out. Web sites such as Rev.com make transcription work easy and it is extremely flexible in terms of time and work. However, you can also offer your transcription services to companies and entrepreneurs who focus on audio/visual content_ if you are looking for something you can actually spend your days on. More work is required to find the customers, but a lot more money can be made.

Chat/Email Support

If you are more introverted than most, your customer support skills will probably appear to be one of your worst developed skills. However, you do not necessarily need to talk to people in person or on the phone to provide support. In fact, you can do a lot of chat and email support jobs on the net. It is as simple as sending a text message on WhatsApp until you have helped them to solve their problem.

Try sites like Support.com or Talk2Rep if this sounds good to you.

Writing

Many introverts express themselves more by writing. If you do, consider becoming a freelance writer. Writing jobs can be found on a job board, by cold pitching companies or by looking at a location such as FlexJobs.com. Show why you are a great candidate and include links to all samples of your previous works.

However, it is important to follow all the directions from your client to the letter in this particular job. If the customer would like you to insert somewhere in your email the phrase “Pink starbursts is best,” be sure to do it. This shows you can follow the instructions. You can then raise your price as you secure more gigs and get testimonials from happy customers. If you specialize in a particular niche, you will command even more as a freelance writer.

If you have specific training or experience in a specific type of writing such as technical writing or copywriting, you can search for in-house jobs with companies that need such writers. This involves a certain amount of “facial time,” but not almost as much as a call center job.

Editing/Proofreading

If you are someone that loves writing but you don’t want to constantly come up with new articles or blog posts on your own, you might just have to settle down with online editing or proof-reading. A free tool called Grammarly.com is one tool that would probably help speed up this kind of work for you. Grammarly.com will fix a lot of the smaller errors like mis-spellings for you automatically so you can focus on the more complex parts of the writing.

If you are interested in this kind of work, try sites like American Journal Experts or Enago.

Graphic Design

If you’re artistic and would like to work at home, graphic design can be your perfect career. Logos, product labels, book covers, vehicle wraps, t-shirts, and more could be designed from your home computer.

To do this, you will obviously need a good graphic design software. Adobe Photoshop, if you don’t already have it, is one of the gold standard softwares you could use for all kinds of graphic design.

I recommend websites such as DesignCrowd and 99designs to find graphic design work online.

Moderation

Many of us think first of customer support, writing, sales, etc, when it comes to working from home. However, online moderation is one industry that is often times not remembered.

Moderation work involves enforcement rules, customer support and online community monitoring, social media, forum engagement, etc. Think of it as a Reddit moderator who manages a SubReddit while others post stuff.

To start with, you can try these two websites; ModSquad and Alchemic Dream.

Bookkeeping

This is another great way for introverted people to make good money online. It’s particularly suited for you if you are interested in mathematics, numbers and data analysis.

You may want to become familiar with tools such as Google Sheets and Quickbooks, depending on your company and what they need. You’re likely to use one of those forms if not both.

A few places to work can be AccountingDepartment.com and Belay Solutions.

Blogging

No doubt, you can make a whole lot of cash blogging but it takes time and it is not much of a remote job as you are working for yourself. To start with, think of what you want to blog about. Identify a clear niche and target audience to help increase your profitability. You must know for whom you write and what you will share with them. You will also need a blog name; a name that is can be easily remembered so that your followers can navigate easily to your homepage. Set up your domain and hosting (the directions in this post can be followed) and secure social media accounts that match the name of your blog. Then work to prepare for the launch of your site.

Concentrate on quality content production. Take some time to ensure that your website is professional so that people want to stay around. Once it is ready and several articles have been published, spread the word. A marketing strategy will be needed to reach your target audience. Find out where they’re hanging and go online.

Decide which kind of marketing is convenient for you. Many bloggers use Live Video, but many do not. Do what’s going to work for you. For many bloggers, Pinterest is a great source of traffic, as are Facebook groups. These enable you to market behind the scenes without getting out there until you’re comfortable. You can feel more comfortable with the marketing scene as you get to know other bloggers.

Social Media Manager

This particular work is mostly underrated. Before now, the position of a social media manager used to be an in-house thing. But companies and brands have started embracing the outsourcing of some of their work to professionals outside. This in the long run helps them reduce running costs. Remote social media managers that do simple jobs such as posting of updates and monitoring of social media accounts are paid about $450 per month – and that is just one customer. It is a job you can do with little or no portfolio. So you don’t have to have been in it for years before you can start making money, all you need is the skill and passion.

Conclusion

Regardless of the kind of work you want to begin at home, you have got to know that there are thousands of other people looking for the same job. So if I have for any reason made it seem easy, I am sorry to tell you that it is not. Working from home takes time, and at some point you will have to work for peanuts in order to build your portfolio. Regardless, there is still a lot of money to be made. So get started already!