As more and more businesses struggle to keep themselves afloat during the Coronavirus outbreak, an increase in unemployment has led to people looking for new opportunities.
Working from home is now the only way to survive – at least, until this virus is defeated.
For people who have never worked from home, these can be trying times, full of uncertainty. One would think that all types of work cannot be performed from home. That may be true – you may need to change your career path, which may be difficult at this time, but it has to be done.
If you are one of the lucky ones who can work from home as efficiently as you did while in office, you do not need to worry too much.
Here are the top 10 work from home jobs that you can do, while you wait for COVID-19 pandemic to end:
Top 10 Work from Home Jobs During Coronavirus Outbreak
1. Virtual Assistant
A lot of people will be struggling to get their documentation in order, as many support staff members have been laid off due to companies shutting down, or reducing operations. As a virtual assistant, you can work from home while providing administrative, technical, and creative services for many industries, including healthcare, legal, government, and finance businesses.
People who were already struggling with the rigors of life are the ones most affected by the Coronavirus, as they cannot physically meet their therapists. If you are a trained therapist, you can help your clients through live sessions, or one on one therapy-provision. Using technology where you can see your clients (and they can see you) will be almost as good as providing therapy in person.
3. Travel Agent
Technology has made it easy for us to connect with travel agents through telephones, emails, and ticketing systems. In these distressing times, the work of a travel agent is quite important – at least for as long as travelers are away from their home countries. As a travel agent, you can help stranded travelers by booking available flights. It may seem temporary, but once the pandemic is over, you will be back to your original position as a travel agent anyway!
4. Teacher / Tutor
Times are uncertain where education is concerned. Educational institutions are closed indefinitely. Now is the right time to offer your teaching skills in an online capacity. People who are unable to homeschool their children will want someone to take over.
5. Writer / Editor
Many people have worked as writers and editors in an online / home capacity for years. With so many jobs being lost, this is a good opportunity to look into if you are good with words.
6. Customer Service Representative
For most of us, customer service representatives are people we meet physically in retail environments. However, customer service representatives can help us through telephones and emails as well. Now is a great time to convert your skills in physically helping customers to virtually assisting them.
Bookkeeping and accounting are work processes that haveto be done no matter what. And this work can be done in an online capacity, and by using technology such as spreadsheets.
Artistic people always have great online working opportunities. Now that many people are working from home, movies and games are favorite pastimes. Working from home as a freelance animator is a great way of earning money.
9. Data Entry
Data entry can be done from anywhere, provided that you have the right software, and can type as well as your employer wants you to. You can work from home as a data entry clerk or specialist, while you wait for things to become normal globally.
10. Ecommerce Store Owner
Even before the pandemic paralyzed the world, ecommerce was a great way of earning money. If you have been doing this for some time, you have no need to worry about your income decreasing. After a short slump, it is bound to take the lead again, as people sitting at home are bound to indulge in shopping online.