With the pandemic, the concept of work-from home has become the norm. Even online tuition has gained lots of attention and many students are moving towards that option. Tutors take up online tuition assignments in Singapore due to the increased demand as well. The effect extends across various platforms.
So, let’s take a look at some work-from-home kind of jobs!
#1: WRITING AND EDITING ONLINE
Firstly, writing and editing online. Online content will always be made for the foreseeable future. Thus, writers and editors are almost always in demand. Those who decide to choose this job can also choose between being a full-time writer for a company or being a freelance writer.
Regardless, they will be able to work from the comfort of their home and can earn a lot of money. The most important thing is to stay consistent and meet the deadlines given to them. It will be easier to get this job if the applicant already has experience in writing and/or editing or any academic qualification to show proficiency in English.
The more they start writing and editing, the easier it will be for them to find more companies to write for. From there, they can further increase the money they earn. A heads-up for newbies is that this job is may cause people to be overambitious.
They may overwork themselves by agreeing to write for too many different organisations which are not sustainable in the long run. Instead, they must learn how to choose which opportunity is better for them.
#2: GRAPHIC DESIGN
Graphic design involves creating visual content. It’s used to communicate certain messages to their target audience using certain techniques. Generally, it is difficult to get into graphic designing without any prior experience. This is because it is a job that requires a lot of experience and knowledge. It is also difficult to be a regular designer without any basic qualification in graphic design.
Usually, a degree is required to be able to work for many companies. However, anyone who is creative and familiar with different styles and aesthetics is well suited as well. Thus, although the job may pay a lot, it may be difficult to actually land the job without much experience or qualification.
#3: ONLINE TUTORING
With the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, the usefulness and effectiveness of online tutoring have been brought to light. Tuition agencies in Singapore are ready to adapt to the changing mode of education and teaching as technology takes precedence now. Online tutoring is now becoming a more and more popular option for students and thus also pays well.
Unlike face-to-face tutoring, online tutors will have a greater variety of students to teach as they are not as limited by transport or time. People who have a lower qualification than an average tutor will also have a good chance of being an online tutor. This is due to the increasing demand for online tutors. Having prior experience in teaching or having basic qualifications can help people increase their chances of getting a student.
They can also charge a higher rate for their tutoring services. One main hurdle for online tutoring is that online tutors must invest some money into buying the necessary equipment. This is to ensure that their lessons can be conducted smoothly. This includes a good computer with a working webcam that can connect to a stable internet connection, a good quality microphone and a quiet and suitable setting to conduct the lesson.
#4: APPLICATION DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING
Application designing, developing or testing is also important. App developers have to create, program, test and maintain applications. This job is usually done in small groups and sometimes even individually. But it is also quite stressful and demanding.
Those who wish to become an app designer will have to pick a programming language to specialise in. This is necessary as there are too many options available. Specialising in a particular language can also help make the transition to other programming languages. This is easier as compared to trying to master all at once.
There are a lot of opportunities in almost any industry which makes finding a job somewhat easy. Although this requires a lot of commitment and knowledge which can be a deterrent for many.
#5: CUSTOMER AND TECH SUPPORT
Customer and tech support jobs are both profitable and very common everywhere. This means there is a high chance of employment. With prior experience or qualifications, people can apply for home-based jobs.
This is to do everything necessary in the comfort of their homes. One advantage of this is that companies usually do not require any prior experience for entry-level positions. Customer support is very important for any tech industry. Thus, employees are usually paid well regardless of how remote the job may be.
Similar to online tutoring, being a home-based customer and tech support requires them to have the necessary equipment. The basics include a working computer that can connect to a stable internet connection!