Did you ever imagine that working from home would be popular 10 years ago?
No doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic came and changed the way people do things. People stopped doing things they loved like: going to physical events, church services, even hanging out with family and friends.
The pandemic forced people to work from their homes, and that trend does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Do you know that the average annual income of remote workers is $4,000 higher than that of other workers?
While some companies adopted a hybrid system of work, 16% of companies in the world are 100% remote. Although while many people had to adjust to the reality of working from home, remote work has ended up becoming a silver lining for many others.
Working remotely from home can allow you to earn well, but it might not be a great option for every job role.
In this article, we are going to look at the 10 best work from jobs in Kenya.
You can do the following jobs from the comfort of your home and make more money by working for more than one company. You need a working laptop and a good internet facility to excel when working from home.
Web development involves more than building websites just as the name suggests. Working remotely as a web developer will require you to do tasks that range from designing a website front and backend to writing codes, and fixing bugs that make them work.
If you are great at web development, then you are sure to make more money working for different companies from home. If you have a strong web development skill, then your income is sure to grow because almost every industry needs your skill in one way or the other.
If you have the skills, many employers don’t care if you do the job wearing pyjamas.
Many companies rely on social media platforms to build their brands as well as get feedback from their customers. Whether you are fond of Instagram, active on Twitter, or trending on TikTok your skills can help brands/businesses get awareness for their products and services.
Social media is big now, it is almost how everyone communicates. If you understand how the different social media platforms work, then you can manage social media pages for companies and brands.
You need to be creative and strategic to excel as a remote social media manager. You also need a working laptop, a good smartphone, and great internet access.
Just like web development, content writing is also high in demand. Many companies run their business online, whether they are selling products or services.
The demand for content writers is on the increase as brands create online solutions. Although, writers have been writing remotely, writing for the web has made writing more flexible.
If you are great with words, then there is a large room for you in the online space even if the industry is competitive. You can get an entry-level job with a relevant degree and some writing examples.
If you know how to tell a compelling story with great designs and can work well on Adobe software or online, then you should consider working remotely.
Every company wants to build a brand that will help them portray a positive image to the public. Once you can help a company tell their story through your designs, then you would make a lot of money.
If you are great with graphic design, then you don’t have to worry about getting jobs because there are plenty of graphic jobs that can be done from home
To get an entry-level graphic design job you have to brush up your portfolio so that employer/clients can see what you have done.
Virtual assistants normally work from home, the job is designed to be done from home. Working as a virtual assistant requires you to do a little of everything for one or different companies. It is more like helping companies with tasks that they may be too busy to do.
Your daily task can range from administrative, data entry, social media, and marketing. You need to have vast knowledge to excel as a virtual assistant.
You need a working laptop, good internet facility, a mobile phone, etc. to work from home as a virtual assistant.
You don’t have to be physically present in a classroom to teach these days. Teaching has moved from being done onsite to the remote/online space.
Many schools have adopted the e-learning method and many e-learning companies are looking for teachers that can inform student through a video lesson.
If you are good with making how-to videos on youtube and you have a teaching certificate, then you can consider taking a remote teaching job.
Different companies collect data every day, but they need someone that would help them make sense of the data. As a data entry specialist, you have to collect data and carefully arrange them in a list or any other format that the company choose.
Attention to details, great communication skills, and good knowledge of computer and the internet space are some of the things that you need to succeed as a data entry specialist.
Where you do your job as a data entry specialist does not matter it is where you enter the data that matters. There are also many remote data entry jobs.
Customer service is one job that has moved from onsite to almost completely remote. Do you know that whenever you call someone about a product or a service, there is a possibility that they may be talking to you from their bedroom or kitchen?
If you have good problem solving, communication, management skills, etc. then you can excel as a remote customer service officers. If you want to work remotely as a customer service officer, then you have to know how to be on the phone for a long time.
With the rise of content creators on different social media platforms, the need for a skilled video editor is currently high in demand.
If you can edit a one-minute social media video and still capture the relevant information, then you have lots of work to do. Video editing is not what anyone can do, if you are great at it, then you can make a lot of money working remotely.
Storytelling, attention to details, and a good knowledge of Adobe soft wares like Premier Pro, After Effects, etc. are the skills you need to succeed as a remote video editor.
Typing may look like an outdated skill, but it allows you to make a lot of money from the comfort of your home.
Many people and companies will pay you to type loads of documents for them. Companies that do a lot of interviews or recordings usually need people that can help them type. Many people hate typing, so if you love to do what people hate then you make a lot of money.
If you can type many words in few seconds, then working remotely as a typist might be a great choice for you.
If you have one or more of the skills that we mentioned, then you can consider working remotely while doing other things that you love.
If the average annual income of remote workers is $4, 000 higher than that of other workers, then getting a remote job is a great idea. Sign-up here on myjobmag.co.ke to get updates on the latest remote job vacancies in Kenya.