Work from home jobs has never been as in demand as they are right now.
It’s because the COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape of the Philippine economy. Unfortunately, millions of the Filipino working class have been laid off. This is the sad reality we are facing right now. Job loss & company closures are happening left and right. It’s all in the news.
But as the saying goes, “if one door closes, another one opens up.”
This time, the open door that we can see is freelancing. In particular, online freelancing. Working from home can be financially productive if compared to the corporate world. All we need is the determination and the right skills to pursue various online jobs.
In this article, we will tackle the top online work trends this 2021.
Top 5 online jobs in demand
There are several work-from-home jobs that you can choose from.
Online jobs keep evolving and the demand keeps changing from time to time. Based on our current situation, here are my picks for top 5 work-from-home jobs.
2020 saw the birth of so many start-up online businesses. This will continue beyond 2021 as long as the economy is still unstable. With this new trend of business, Digital Marketers will be in demand for this start-up business to survive.
A Digital Marketer’s job is to help promote and sell the products or services through the different online marketing platforms.
To be great at this, you have to learn how to do proper SEO. You should also familiarize yourself with the various online marketing tools and strategies like Pay-Per-Click, paid ad campaigns, location-specific marketing, affiliate marketing, etc.
This is another in-demand job for 2021. All start-up online businesses need graphic designers for their advertising and promotional needs. They create logos, brochures, website images, and other communication paraphernalia.
Although this is one of the sought-after jobs online, the competition to land one is becoming steep. There are a lot of self-taught graphic designers.
One piece of advice I can give is to be unique. Not only that, always ask to be referred after each project. Your goal should be to create a long list of clientele.
Not only that, you have to continuously learn about new graphic design programs and tools. The more you know, the more clients would want to get you. Just keep building your portfolio even in between projects.
Web Design and Development
A website is where you find information about anything. Anyone who wants to start a business, whether it’s online or offline, will need a fully functional and search-engine optimized website. If you want to attract customers and clients, this is how you can hook them online. They can interact with their clients, share their business information and showcase their products. Having a website also builds credibility.
This is why web designers and developers are in demand.
Even established businesses with a functioning website need to pivot at some point. If this happens, they need to make changes in their online website.
To become a web designer or developer, you need a lot of technical skills. There are specific courses that you can use to learn and improve your skills.
Virtual assistants are popular work from home jobs. Virtual Assistants or VA, provide all kinds of services to their clients. In layman terms, they are your online personal assistant. This job is sought after because they are the “Jack of all Trades, Master of None.” They can do a little of everything.
If you want to succeed in this field, you have to be quick to learn online processes and programs that online businesses use. You also need great communication skills.
Content writing has a special place in my heart. This is my cup of tea and has given me boundless opportunities.
Content writing is vast so there is no shortage of jobs for you. It can be writing online articles, blogs, website content, social media posts, and many more.
Obviously, communication is an important skill here. Sometimes, even more than grammar or language structure. You want to be able to capture the tone of writing that your client wants. This is especially true if you want to apply as a ghostwriter.
What’s your favorite among these work from home jobs?
If your niche or skill set isn’t one of these, that’s okay. There’s a huge opportunity to find clients online. You just have to know where to look for clients. You should also make it a habit to improve your craft.
The competition in the online world is fierce. Remember, you’re not just competing with the local pool of talents. The competition is on a global scale. So if you want to get noticed, you need to up your game.
More than anything, it’s not the price that attracts the client.
It’s your character, skills, and history of work that’ll make them choose you.