The life of an introvert is not always easy. 5 days a week you have to make your way through crowded public transport to get to work, where large groups of people bustle around you all day and suck your energy.
Luckily, we live in the 21st century and have new ways to generate income without feeling uncomfortable or stressed out all day: Online Jobs.
When you google for ways to make money online, you will find tons of scams or jobs, that pay like $3 per hour. Not the best prospects. That’s why you should definitely have a look at the following list. You will find some of the best high-paying online jobs for introverts out there.
Online Job for Introverts
Many legit online jobs require you to sit on your telephone all day and call hundreds of random people, e.g. in sales or customer service. Depending on your level of shyness, you might not feel entirely comfortable doing this. That’s why the following remote jobs can be done on your own and with a minimum of external interaction or consultation.
1. Customer Support Email
Yes, this is a customer support position. BUT you don’t have to take or make calls. All you do is answer requests via email or live chat. As simple as that.
You still have to deal with a lot of people and you still have to be super patient and friendly. But you don’t have to get yelled at on the phone. Plus, introverts are often great listeners. That makes them perfect for a customer support role.
According to a Helpscout study from 2017, the questioned customer support professionals make on average 57,686 USD a year.
If you are looking for open customer support email jobs, check out these companies:
2. Online Sales
Not many ways of creating income online have as much potential as selling products online. I couldn’t believe it either but then I helped one of my clients make 70,000 USD a month by selling products on Shopify.
You don’t even need to worry about the entire shipping process. If you use the retail method called dropshipping, the manufacturer or another retailer will take care of the entire logistics. So “all” you have to do is take care of your online store and the promotion.
From my own experience, I highly recommend using Shopify to build your shop. You don’t need any experience as a developer for it. It is super easy to use and you get literally all you need, the complete package for online sales, at a very affordable price.
If you want to give it a go, head over to Shopify and get your FREE 14-day trial to play around with it. Click here: I want the free trial!
3. Content Writer
Writing is the perfect job for introverts. Best case, you get your topic, work yourself through it, and hand in the result. Done. Often you don’t have to interact too much with your clients or employers.
Plus, your opportunities are sheer endless. You could work as a freelance writer and write news articles, copy for marketing departments, ghostwrite books for someone, publish your own eBooks or specialize in any other areas.
To be really successful with it and be able to make good money, you should pick a niche and become an expert in that. As a skilled writer, you can charge higher rates. According to Copyblogger you can even make 250 USD per hour if you do it the right way.
To get writing jobs you can either contact potential companies directly or have a look around these websites:
- Blogging Pro
- Hire Writers
- Online Writing Jobs
- Pro Blogger Job Board
- Writers Access
4. Technical Writer
As just said before, when you specialize as a content writer you will be able to score better-paying jobs. I just want to pick one out to show you how much you could earn with this type of online job for introverts.
As a technical writer you definitely need to have a certain degree and experience in your field, for example, computer science or engineering. If you do or are willing to get qualified in that area, you will get a great online job that you can easily do from home.
The best part: the payment! The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that a technical writer can make an average of 69,850 USD from home. Not too bad for a writing job.
Another high-paying job for introverts is content editing. In case you don’t want to write anything yourself but like text-related work, this could be the right job for you. You definitely need to be very detail-oriented and focused and should have a great feeling for content.
As with most jobs on this list, you have two options: Either you work as a freelancer and set your own rates or you find a company that is willing to employ you on a remote basis. If you are a beginner and have less than 5 years of experience, you can expect an annual payment of about 57,210 USD.
Want to learn how you can become a professional editor? Check out this guide by Editors.ca and learn everything you need to get started.
6. Software or App Developer
I know, it’s such a cliché. But it’s true. Many introverts start jobs like website, software, or app development simply because it can often be done from home and you get to spend all working day in front of the computer dealing with tricky technical challenges.
In addition to this, the payment is really great. As the Bureau of Labor Statistics states, you can make about 98,260 USD per year as a software developer.
7. Graphic Designer
Another very popular online job for introverts: is graphic design. Similar to software or web development you will spend most of your time in front of the computer. Thus, you can easily do it from home.
If you are skilled and experienced in graphic design and have a talent for it, your clients will love you and are happy to pay a decent income. You can expect to make up to 76,910 USD per year according to The Undercover Recruiter.
Have a look at the following websites to find plenty of graphic design opportunities:
Maybe you grew up bilingual or you are absolutely fluent in a second language anyway. If that’s the case, you could consider becoming a professional translator.
Your payment will strongly depend on your skills, your experience, and what language combination you will offer. Since there are many translators for, e.g. English-Spanish, you have to compete against them which could pull down your rates.
Similar to content writing, you will also be able to score better-paying jobs if you specialize in one niche and become an expert in that.
Translators make about 46,120 USD a year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unlike accounting, you don’t necessarily need to have a certain degree for most bookkeeping jobs. So even if you are inexperienced, as long as you are reliable, trustworthy, and detail-oriented, this online job could still be something for you.
As a virtual bookkeeper, your tasks would be, for example, reimbursing employees for expenses, handling incoming receipts, or creating and updating financial records.
If you are employed, you can make about 40,000 USD a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But again, if you chose to work as a freelancer, you can set your own rates and thus, make even more.
Have a look at the blog Wanderful World to learn how you can position yourself as an expert to score high-paying freelance jobs.
10. Data Scientist
Do you have a background in fields like statistics, mathematics, or the economy? If so, you could consider becoming a data scientist. You will have to make sense of complex databases and spreadsheets full of numbers and facts and provide reports with your analysis.
The payment of being a data scientist is fantastic, too. For entry-level positions, you can expect between 50,000 and 75,000 USD, according to DataJobs. If you are more experienced you can make 65,000 to 110,000 USD per year with this job.
Another great job for introverts that involves a lot of numbers and logical thinking is being an actuary. You get to analyze all sorts of statistical data, such as disabilities, mortality, or accident rates and create then forecasts about potential future risks.
You also need to be able to use programs such as Excel, SQL, R, or python. But the qualification pays off: You will probably make around 100,610 USD per year.
12. Social Media Manager
Who would have thought that you can actually make a decent income with social media? Well, to be fair, the job is not as easy as you might expect. It’s not like you are scrolling through Instagram all day and hitting the like button every now and then. You are responsible for defining target audiences, finding and/or writing content, creating marketing strategies, and implementing them.
The more experience you have, the better your income. With a background in social media, you can definitely make between 30,000 USD and 70,000 USD a year according to Sproutsocial.
Want to learn more about social media management? Head over to Hootsuite and check out their free online courses.
Ok, ok, blogging is not exactly a job. However, it is a fantastic way to generate income if you are an introvert. You can easily do this from home, working for yourself and limiting your interaction with others, especially in groups, to a point you still feel comfortable.
Plus, blogging has the potential to make you rich. Filthy rich. Want proof? Head over to blogging superstars like Michelle Schroder-Gardner, Pat Flynn, or Rosemarie from the Busy Budgeter. Those legends make a five- to six-figure income every single month, mostly with affiliate marketing, ads, or through selling their own products.
This is also something that you can do without prior experience or any technical skills. There are plenty of guides out there that teach you how to set up a blog. If you go for a hosting service like Bluehost you get to set it up in like 30 minutes with only a couple of dollars a month.
Bonus tip: If you want to work as a freelancer and don’t know how to calculate your hourly or project-based rate, check out the linked post. It gives you many tips and strategies on how much you should charge your clients.
Ready for your new Career?
As you can see, there are quite a few different options when it comes to high-paying online jobs for introverts. You don’t have to take a job where you don’t even get paid the minimum wage.
If you are willing to put some work into it, maybe get a degree or gain some experience in a certain field, you can score jobs that pay incredibly well.
All while working from home and avoiding an energy-sucking atmosphere that introverts often try to avoid. That’s how you can create a working atmosphere that you thoroughly enjoy, even in the long run.
I hope this list gave you some ideas and inspiration on how you could change your career for the better.