Being a fellow introvert, I know what a relief a work from home job can be. Online jobs are seriously perfect for introverted souls! You can do your own thing without constant interaction with other people. Seriously, it’s so good.
In today’s world, most jobs require people to work in an office building with other people and sometimes even team up with these strangers after a few hours of working together.
It’s not always easy for introverts who prefer being alone or have social anxiety from being around too many people at once.
Even if they manage to find a online job that doesn’t require them to go into an office building every day, it still means they’re going to have to interact with co-workers on the phone or through email often enough.
It might seem like there are very few options available but there are actually plenty of work from home opportunities out there.
If you’re an introvert and dread the thought of going to a 9-5 job each day, it might be time for some new work opportunities.
There are plenty out there in this world where people can get their needs met without having to go into offices or deal with other coworkers around them all day long!
So today, I’m talking about the best work at home jobs for introverts!
Finding a Work from Home Job
Did you know that just by being an introvert, you are probably a great candidate to find work from home. You may have to get a little creative at first, but I promise you, it’s 100% possible.
Being able to work from home is appealing on a wide variety of levels.
Not only does it mean that you’re to stay home, but you also don’t have to worry about fighting traffic to get to work. You can relax and be as productive as you want without having to worry about any office drama.
Understanding that you’re an introvert is important, but it really only means one thing, you do better with less interaction and stimuli from other people on a normal basis.
When it comes to dealing with other people face to face or with a larger crowd, may want to make you pull your hair out. Or it might just prevent you from thinking clearly.
The jobs on this list are more of freelance-type jobs or creating passive income streams. When I was a stay at home mom looking to make extra money, I tried job-board type websites, but they never worked well for me.
I ended up wasting lots of time for minimal pay. Instead, I got creative and have tested out several of these myself, and found out you can 100% make money doing each of these from home.
The best online jobs in my opinions are ones where you develop a certain skill set (or several.) The best high paying jobs are ones that not just everyone can offer.
The more skills you have means higher pay.
You’ll be creating your own business and market yourself. Which I promise, is awesome.
If you’re looking for some simple ideas for online jobs you can easily do from home, these job options might be the perfect fit.
If you mention that you’re a blogger or that you want to be a blogger, you just might find people standing there and scratching their heads, staring at you and trying to figure out what you are talking about.
Don’t worry, blogging is totally a thing.
In fact, it’s really quite popular and can be a great way to stay at home and make some extra money as well.
It’s hands down my favorite way to make money from home. You do the work up front, turning your passion into teaching or inspiration, and reap the benefits of a steady income later.
The truth about blogging is that you have to understand that it takes a lot of work and effort to make it actually happen.
A lot of the time, you’ll be working for free upfront, but then making passive money online later. I have several blogs that all earn income in different ways. I started them years ago and they continue to make a passive income every month with minimal upkeep.
While blogging might be a great way to stay at home and work easily, it isn’t a career choice that is going to happen overnight.
The good news is with enough work and persistence, it eventually will start to pay off but it does take sometimes months and possibly even years to happen.
Virtual Assistant (VA)
Becoming a virtual assistant (also known as a VA) is a great way to have a great work at home job where you have to have minimal contact with others.
Besides monthly meetings or emails that you’ll be sending to clients, there really isn’t a ton of communication that goes on face-to-face. (Although, thanks to Zoom and other platforms like that, it’s a lot more simple to have a face to face meeting quickly.)
And if you ever get bored, you can also look into expanding your services. You can easily do this by watching videos or taking online classes that show you how to rock that skill.
Being a VA does require that you have the motivation to work from home and keep yourself organized so if you can handle that and accomplish it, the rest is golden!
One aspect to consider if you’re trying to become a VA is that you will have to “put yourself out there a bit” in regards to finding and connecting with clients.
This requires solid communication skills as well as the ability to have great conversations and some sales skills as well.
But if you’re good at what you do, you’ll find yourself enjoying talking about what you can offer.
In all reality, you’ll end up creating pitches that you can use over and over, which means reaching out to potential clients becomes a breeze once you have it down.
This job is perfect for someone who wants to stay home most days but still make money doing something they enjoy (which is pretty much everyone).
Freelancers can write articles, blogs, copywriting content – anything related to writing really
If you find that you have a way with words and can craft and construct sentences with ease, then starting a career as a freelance writer might just be right up your alley.
The great part about being a freelance writer is that once you have your topic, you’re pretty much good to go.
Freelance writing can also mean a lot of different things. From copywriting to ghostwriting, there are a lot of ways that you can earn a living as a writer.
Plus, if you can make it work and write from anywhere you are, that means that you can easily be at home (or wherever you want to be an introvert at) and earn money easily as well.
Most people find that freelance writing is a great way to get their voices and opinions still heard without having to be openly vocal about what they’re wanting to say.
As a freelancer, you will have to understand that you may not always get the credit as the writer.
Sometimes you’ll get the credit and other times you’ll be giving over ownership and letting someone else take all your writing credit.
Being creative can be super handy for introverts because it means that you can sit in your home office, design something, send it off and wait for the constructive feedback to come rolling in.
Graphic designers are often asked to create imagery that is both useful and appealing. They also might be required to come up with design projects for specific companies.
They are the ones who are responsible for creating logos, designing brochures, posters, websites, or even apps. They might also take care of ads by creating the layout and artwork for them.
As a graphic designer, the hours of work available can be anywhere from 40-60 hours a week depending on the specific job that they have been given to do and the time frame it’s due.
It’s a win/win for someone who is looking to stay creative without having to get caught up in the rat race of a physical workplace.
Plus, most people feel that they have the majority of their creative ideas when they’re in the comfort of their own home.
Food photography is a great gig for introverts and those who like to stay at home. This is one of my favorite ways to make money.
I have been selling photos of recipes to food bloggers for 2 years now. My first month I made $500. Which was just enough to cover my camera cost.
Now I make on average $450 a day photographing food. It took me quite some time to develop my photography skills, but now I have an entire studio I’ve built in my guest room.
The beauty with food photography is that there is very little need to interact with people.
In fact I come up with all the content myself, whatever I’m feeling at time or what I think will sell well. Then write the recipe, photograph it and post it for sale.
Clients can view it and decide if they want it or not, download it instantly and the money gets transferred to my bank. No muss, no fuss!
Selling Photos Online
Another way you can make money as a photographer is by selling stock photos.
If you are good at shooting dreamy images in your house, of your kids or family or come up with some styling shoots, you can post them for sale on stock photos.
People like me use stock photos ALL THE TIME. I’ve purchased at least 600 stock photos this year alone.
It’s the perfect way to add a little income doing something you are good at and enjoy. It’s extra cash in your pocket, you completely set your own schedule and never have to worry about any sort of boss to deal with.
It’s just you and your camera. As someone who has needed lots of stock photography for various websites, you’d be surprised what types of photos would sell well.
For example, it’s very difficult to find good stock photos of certain species of insects.
I have tons of interesting wildlife that inhabits my back yard and have used it to my advantage to research what the insects and various critters were, took some great photos of them, and uploaded them into the stock photo directory with detailed tags.
Information sites love these types of photos!
Proof Reading is another fantastic job you can do from home without having to interact with too many people.
Basically, you’ll get content sent to you and you read through and edit the grammar and spelling.
If you are one of those that spots mistakes constantly, this is one of those jobs that are right up your alley!
I personally hate proof reading, (so lets just ignore those ok) so I don’t have any personal experience with proof reading itself.
However, lots of people I’ve talked to have taken proof read anywhere, said the course got them started quickly!
Social Media Manager
Another one of my favorite online jobs for introverts includes becoming a social media manager.
If you have a knack for keeping up with social media, and feel confident in your writing skills, this position may be perfect for you!
You will be responsible for creating all the social media posts on behalf of the company, as well as responding to any comments or questions that come up.
You can offer to manage all of a businesses social media accounts or specialize in your favorite ones like Facebook or Instagram.
Social media management can be a lot of work but well worth the income you can make once you get clients.
With the advent of digital technologies, videos have become one of the most popular forms of communication.
They are an efficient way to capture a moment and share it with others. Videos can be used for a variety of purposes, such as promoting a product or service, teaching a new skill, or simply entertaining people.
And while lots of business can take the video, they don’t want to spend the time, energy or effort to edit their videos.
Video editing jobs can be harder to find if you don’t know where to look. I personally know lots of food bloggers who have tons of stored up video ready to upload to their sites, but they need someone they can trust to edit the videos to make them ready to share on their site and social media accounts.
Another great online job for introverts is becoming a web developer.
This is one job that can offer you a lot of financial stability. With the right skills, you can be in high demand and command a high salary.
In this position, you would be responsible for developing and designing websites. You would need to have a strong understanding of web development languages, such as HTML, CSS, and know what makes a website efficient at the technical level.
But if you love the nerdy aspects to a computer, this kind of job could be exactly the kind of remote job your looking for.
A virtual bookkeeper is a bookkeeper who works remotely, often through the use of technology. This means that they can provide bookkeeping services to clients regardless of their location.
A virtual bookkeeper can help businesses with tasks such as bookkeeping, accounting, and financial analysis.
If you are already a bookkeeper, or just love organization and numbers, this could be a great way for you to earn money online.
You’ll need to familiarize yourself with the most popular programs that companies use to keep up with their expenses and invoices, but once you understand what you should be doing, it’s really just very careful number crunching.
Finding the Right Work at Home Job for You
It can be hard for introverts to find a job that suits their personality type.
In the world of today, most jobs require people to work in an office building with other people and sometimes even team up with these strangers after a few hours of working together.
It’s not always easy for introverts who prefer being alone or have social anxiety from being around too many people at once.
Even if they manage to find a job that doesn’t require them to go into an office building every day, it still means they’re going to have to interact with co-workers on the phone or through email often enough.
It might seem like there are very few options available but there are actually plenty of work from home opportunities out
If you really do feel that you’re an introvert and don’t enjoy the thought of going to a workplace where it’s loaded with a ton of other people, the simple ideas above can be a great way to make money easily at home and keep your stress and anxiety levels in check.
The more that you can find simple ways to make money at home, the less that you’ll actually have to go out into the world and step foot into an actual workplace.
Being an introvert shouldn’t be something that limits you from succeeding in life.
In fact, it can be just the thing that propels you to starting an epic career that you can do each and every day from home!
Do you know of any great work from home jobs for introverts?