Working remotely is nothing new.
But the number of employees working from their home increased in the last few years and is expected to grow in 2019.
It’s easy to see why. Remote jobs are a big money saver (an employee might save over $4,000 per year).
In fact, 23% of U.S. professionals choose to do some or all of their work remotely. No stressful commute in rush hour traffic. No more spending money on sandwiches, coffee, and parking. You can work in a relaxed and familiar environment—and be more productive.
So, if you are thinking about a new move in your life, here are some ideas:
Copywriting and writing
From email copies to blogging, if you can write well, be sure to put it to good use. Plus, there is no harm in testing your skills. And you have plenty of options. If you don’t want to create only marketing texts, feel free to branch out of copywriting to general writing. As long as you find the right customers, writing covers a lot of topics and styles. The price varies when it comes to your skills, experience, and the company you work for.
The national average salary for a remote content writer is $54,455 per year.
Social media manager
Big companies usually have their own social media managers. If not, they hire an agency to do it for them. However, smaller companies often hire freelancers that take care of their accounts and help them grow. If you imagine yourself creating new posts and ideas or keeping a good relationship with the followers, then this job might be for you.
You will earn approximately $54,238 per year.
It’s a good time to show off those multiple languages you know very well. In some countries, you might need the education to do it legally, but in most, anyone can translate as long as you manage to find customers.
A remote translation salary ranges from $26,000 and goes up to $125,000 per year. This discrepancy in numbers is often related to the languages you speak and how in-demand or rare they are.
Physician, nurse or nurse practitioner
Who is it suited for? Any experienced medical practitioner ready to swap 12-hour shifts for a more flexible schedule.
New technology is changing the way healthcare is delivered. You can provide wellness and medical education, patient-centered care, and treatment virtually, all while collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, physicians, and medical assistants.
The average annual salary for this job is $68,943.
Illustrating, web or graphic designer
Have you always been good at drawing? Turn that skill into a career.
Graphic design may be a bit more general than illustrating, but that doesn’t mean it is not a good digital nomad job. On the contrary, there is a huge number of people that do it remotely.
Graphic Designers make $50,643 per year on average but this can vary greatly. In-demand designers with plenty of experience often choose to freelance for the flexibility it affords.
Companies have to seek legal help for running their business. It is inevitable, at one point or another.
Remote companies are no different. This position involves providing legal support and assistance to clients, case management, employment law, and depositions. For doing this, you will have an average salary of $81,439 per year.
Self-directed coding enthusiasts who love problem-solving and having the freedom to work whenever they feel most focused might consider becoming a software developer. Not only can programming be done remotely—as it should be—but writing code requires undisturbed blocks of time rarely found in traditional workplaces.
Average annual salary: $95,678.
A wide range of businesses need workers to enter various data into their systems, whether that data is used to track inventory or shipments, create business plans, or measure performance. And since a computer and typing skills are the most important requirements for this job, many data entry workers are able to work at home, on a schedule that fits their lives.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median salary for data entry roles was $30,930.
This list is only the tip of the iceberg. There are many other options you can choose from that will fit your criteria and profession.
Found something that you would like to do? Then get ready to work from home because 2019 is your year.