The life of an introvert is not always easy. 5 days a week you have to make your way through crowded public transports 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 either
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 answering
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 making 70,000 USD a month with 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
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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
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
As a technical
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
As with most jobs in 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: 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
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
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
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
The more experience you have, the better your income. With a background in social
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 limit your interaction with others, especially 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
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
All while working from home and avoiding an
I hope this list gave you some ideas and inspirations