According to Psychology Today, many introverts feel they perform best when they have the ability to work by themselves. While they enjoy the social elements of office work, they tend to focus better in a more distraction-free environment. That’s what makes finding an online job so appealing to introverts.
You have the ability to create a more productive environment for yourself so you can excel and perform at your highest level. While not all individuals and jobs are suited for this type of working arrangement, they are some great careers you can pursue if working from home is appealing to you.
To help get you thinking about options, here are 3 online jobs that are perfect for introverts.
Are you good at doing two things at once, like taking notes while listening? If so, you could make $40-$50 an hour transcribing audio recordings like lectures and podcasts. The key is you have to be very detailed oriented so you don’t miscommunicate what the person was saying.
Transcribing audio and video is a great job for an introvert since it requires a ton of quiet, focused effort. There are also a lot of companies looking for this service as well, with some paying $0.75-0.85/minute for your work. You can earn even more money by specializing if you have some other unique skills like a legal background or being bilingual.
Becoming a virtual assistant is a great option if you have a broad set of skills you can leverage. Many large companies will outsource various data entry, social media management, project management, and administrative jobs to freelancers. The workers will then perform the jobs from home part-time, which saves the companies money and provides workers with more flexibility.
On average you can make around $17 an hour. I’d recommend you also contract with multiple clients at a time to keep from getting bored by diversifying your workload. If you’re looking for virtual assistant jobs, you can use sites like ZipRecruiter or Upwork to search for opportunities.
If you have a natural affinity for speaking and writing in multiple languages, you can make a great living online as a translator. Most companies that hire for this role are looking for someone with certain language pairs for which they can translate i.e. English to Spanish or Spanish to English.
If you are fluent in multiple languages, check out sites like Tranlsate.com or TextMaster. They typically pay .05-.10 cents a word, which means if you’re a fast typer you could make a great income on the side.
Being introverted can make some typical work settings challenging to perform to your best. That’s why online jobs that allow you to work from home are a great option. The trick is finding one that matches your unique skill set and building up a customer-base of work ongoing work. Fortunately there many freelancing sites out there that make this a lot easier on you by bringing the work to you.