The Internet has created a vast array of positions that can be filled from anywhere with a dependable Internet connection. From crowdsourcing to ghostwriting, translating to customer service management, you might be surprised how many different types of jobs are available on a remote basis.
Email marketers often have a background in marketing or public relations, and must have solid communication skills in addition to a familiarity with web and graphic design.
Promotional Video Maker
Video is becoming more and more pervasive in today's media, and many companies are using video on YouTube, Vimeo, and even Facebook and Instagram as a form of promotion and advertisement.
In addition, many video campaigns require travel to different shooting locations, making the position ideal for someone looking to work remotely from a variety of different cities, or even countries.
Although it can be difficult to find a legitimate writing gig, once you tap into the right resources and start to accumulate a quality portfolio, it can be a good way to make a living while working from home or from a remote location.
Web or Graphic Designer
Although learning how to design websites or graphics can sometimes be a steep learning curve, there are a ton of resources online for those willing to dedicate the time.
In addition, in today's day and age nearly every business needs a website to succeed, so there are many opportunities for work.
Translators who work online might work for a translating company, or translate news stories and articles, webpages, and books.
Customer Service Management
If you've ever shopped online and seen a button to "Chat now for help!" or, "Send an e-mail for instant assistance," the person on the other end answering your questions is probably working remotely for the company.
Individuals with a background in retail, customer service, marketing or communications would be a good fit for this kind of job.
As more and more people, as well as prominent companies, turn to these platforms, there has been a need for those with sales, marketing, social media, and general "people" skills to help raise money.
Often called crowdsourcing "producers" or managers, these people can work from anywhere with a good Internet connection.
Android or iPhone Developer
Successful e-book publishing requires strong marketing skills as well as a fluency in social media, but it is a position that can be done completely online from anywhere in the world.
By Alison Doyle
Job Searching Expert