5 Popular Remote-Based Jobs in 2017
There’s no doubt that businesses are becoming more digital. Instead of acquiring a physical office, upstart companies today follow a business model that allows their employees to work from home. Not only do work-from-home type jobs save companies thousands of dollars renting office space- it also means employees get to avoid the hassles of the morning rush commute and use their time more efficiently.
If you’re someone who wants to have a steady paycheck but loves staying at home when working, here are 5 popular remote-based jobs that you can consider in 2017:
1. How-to Videos Creator
How-to videos are becoming important marketing tools these days especially on social networking sites such as Facebook. If you’re actively checking your timeline, you may have noticed that some of your ‘likes’ have been sharing quick recipe videos that feature easy-to-do meals. The majority of these videos are actually being executed by freelancers, who have the freedom to go from project to project.
The pay is quite lucrative as well. Companies pay about $2 – $3 per 1,000 video hits. On Facebook alone, hits generate millions. When the videos get uploaded to YouTube, the freelancer’s paycheck is often doubled. Have you seen videos from Tasty’s wide array of how-to clips? Those videos generate a lot of hits.
2. Search Engine Evaluator
If you’re an English speaker who has a good knowledge on pop culture, movies, music, or games, you can become a Search Engine Evaluator. The job pays about $10 per hour.
Basically, Search Engine Evaluators get their information from Google. What they do is help streamline online searches for non-native English speakers. This is perfect for people who use English as their second language. If you’re Chinese or Hispanic, you’ll help streamline operations by doing an online search the way a Chinese or Spanish speaker might perform a Google search in English.
3. Corporate English Trainer
This is one of the most popular work-from home jobs in the world. Since English is mainly used when companies do business on a global scale, top firms require their employees to be able to speak the language fluently. This is where Corporate English Trainers come in. All this job needs is a laptop and a high-speed internet connection and you’re good to go. Bilingual individuals are in demand, and get paid around $15 per hour.
4. Telephone Nurse
If you have a Nursing degree and want to work from home, this is the ideal opportunity for you. It pays a competitive nursing salary, which is about $50,000 annually or more.
Health insurance companies hire nurses “over-the-phone” in order to perform after-sales duties such as treatment authorization, case management, and patient education.
5. Customer Service Representative
This sort of position is quite popular in South East Asian regions with the majority of call centers moving from India to Asia in the last decade. Today, Customer Service Representatives (CSR) can also work from home instead of going to a physical office. Companies hire people who can speak English excellently while being able to do things quickly with a computer. What CSRs usually do is resolve conflicts or help customers find their way around a certain product. CSRs get paid about $8 to $18 per hour.
When you work from home, you can save a lot given the fact that you don’t need to allocate funds for commuting. However, it still takes good money management habits in order for work-from-home jobs to become beneficial to your everyday life.
Money management plays a vital role in every decision-making process. FXCM published a post entitled “Basic Money Management Strategies” which details that money management is defined as the process of knowing where money is going, how it is being spent, and having a well-drawn-out plan to facilitate a specific end. You can save a good portion of your wages when you work from home but if you have bad spending habits, no matter how lucrative work-from-home jobs can be, you’ll have problems saving. When you work, remember to manage your finances well even if you’re mostly sitting at home all day.
There are plenty of companies that hire people who work from home for remote-based jobs! Check out this awesome list I made – 67 Companies That Let You Work From Anywhere.Ready to get serious about your work from anywhere job search? I whole-heartedly recommend Flexjobs, the site where I found my first freelance writing gig. There are zero scams on their site and they have their own 100% remote team, too!