In 2020, life has moved indoors. School, shopping, entertainment, and work have all moved online to keep up with the fight against COVID-19. And with it came an enormous demand for remote careers. If you are looking to start a new career that you can excel in without leaving the safety of your home, then we have 5 suggestions to get you started.
2020 is the year when all companies have had to extend their online presence. In fact, many of those that had neglected this matter in the old normal are now working to build their websites and reconnect with their audiences. This has generated an enormous demand for these 5 jobs:
Regardless of branch and industry, all websites need content, which means that there is a huge demand for copywriters in 2020. So, if you are looking to start a new career from home, you should definitely give copywriting a chance. This is a job that you can do remotely and that will help you grow your creativity immensely. The secret to this job is to stay open and to regard each assignment as a challenge. For any topic, the information is all there on the internet, you don't have to know anything by heart. You just have to spend the time to do your research and then to lay out the most appealing findings to your readers. You have to be patient and perseverant to make it in copywriting. The more you write, the better you will get at it, so take a chance and start writing!
Social Media Marketing
Are you a social media buff? Is your Instagram account an extension of your life? Then how about turning your passion for social media into a career? You can get started with an online social media course to get started on the technical and theoretical part of it. If it sounds like fun to create social media profiles for various clients with various audiences that have various needs, then this is the way to go. Your personal social media experience will help you get a better understanding of what people expect to find online. Think of all the things you believe are missing from the social media presence of the companies you interact with and put those things in your campaigns. Go the extra mile for your audience and you will gain followers!
For companies and brands to reach their audiences online, they have to be visible in search engines. When people look for a product or a service, it's no secret that they will go with those in the first results in search. Being on page 2 means invisibility, so companies need to have a strong SEO strategy in place to get the people's attention. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and it is a top career choice in 2020. You don't have to leave your home to learn about it, you can find everything there is to know about it online, at least to get started. Build a steady SEO base and you can apply for an entry-level position. In fact, a great gateway career is SEO content writing. In time, you will gain the experience required to apply for more advanced positions.
Online ads are the pillar of digital marketing in 2020, so getting proficient in PPC is an excellent career move. This is the complimentary career to SEO. While SEO targets organic search, PPC targets paid search, which is always the first line of contact. Google and other search engines first display ads and only then they display organic search results. A well-crafted PPC campaign can enhance online visibility immensely. This is a more technical career than the others on this list and it requires an analytical view on data, as well as good marketing prediction skills. If that sounds appealing to you, then get started in PPC today!
The first thing that companies need to build their online presence is websites. This year, the demand for web developers has sky-rocketed because an enormous amount of businesses have websites to build. If you are looking to start aremote career in 2020, then web development should certainly be at the top of your list. Regardless of your technical level, there are online courses that will help you start building websites in no time. WordPress is an excellent platform to get started with because it is easy to use, it is aimed to be as technologically-independent as possible, and it is affordable. A lot of companies will opt for WordPress sites and you could be the one to build them. Moreover, in the long run, you can provide maintenance for these sites, which will give you plenty of work for the coming months and even years.
As you can see, there are plenty of remote career choices that you can start to make it big in the new normal. All it takes is patience, perseverance, and dedication. These 5 career paths could be the beginning of your new professional life!
Web Developer, Blogger, Creative Thinker, Social media enthusiast, Italian expat in Spain, mom of little 7 years old geek, founder of @manoweb. A strong conceptual and creative thinker who has a keen interest in all things relate to the Internet. A technically savvy web developer, who has multiple years of website design expertise behind her. She turns conceptual ideas into highly creative visual digital products.
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