Are you an introvert in need of a work at home job? Or a way to earn extra cash without anyone hovering over you?
We all need time to ourselves, and if you’re not a people person and you prefer to work individually, without a boss breathing down your neck, or have to constantly interact with people, then we have found the perfect positions for you!
Remember, when going after what you want, particularly in a job role, there’s no harm in stating what you need.
Employers prefer to know if you’re a “team player” or if you work best alone, so they can know where to place you – no one is going to think you’re weird for wanting to be on your own.
Per usual, Real Ways to Earn Money Online is your go-to guide for finding the perfect remote job for your introverted side – and it’s one that does not involve direct selling, phones, or online tutoring!
Are you actually a people person? If you'd prefer to be interacting with others while you work at home, then you'll want to check out this list of work at home jobs for extroverted people.
1 – Search Engine Evaluation – Internet Rater
A search engine evaluator, or “Google rater,” is a unique job position that you can do it all from the comfort of your own home, without talking to anyone!
A search engine evaluator evaluates search engine results to see how relevant they are to the query.
For example, if you Google “World of Coca-Cola,” their website should pop up as the first result, or near the top of the search engine results page.
The reason for this is that those keywords match the result. Other websites, like Wikipedia pages about the history of Coke or online stores selling Coke products, would also be relevant, but should not beat out World of Coke’s own website.
You may also be doing task work that varies from the above, primarily for the purpose of training artificial intelligence.
Companies generally pay at or above $13/hour. You won’t have to be on the phone (unless you’re using your smartphone for specific tasks), but you will have to be sure to track your time, so if you can expect interruptions at home (i.e., you have kids or other jobs), then this may not be the best role for you.
Some companies that hire for search evaluation work include TELUS and Appen.
2 – Freelance Writing
Writing is definitely a solitary activity – and an extremely joyful one!
You don’t have to talk to anyone, and can do your work from anywhere, from the comfort of your bed (stay in your pj’s all day!) or in a quaint coffee shop (get hyped on caffeine!).
It can be difficult to find steady work, but the key to finding steady work is to find retained clients; it’s easy to say and hard to do.
Many writers offer blog posts in bundles – say, 10 blogs for x amount per month.
What you want to charge for a retained fee depends on your experience; of course, the more experienced you are, the more you should charge. If you have a large social media following, charge for that as well! Having numbers to back you up is extremely helpful.
You can also check out the following websites for freelance, remote work – you may find some hidden gems!
It can be difficult to get through to a decision-maker on a job board, but keep trying, and don’t get discouraged. It takes a long time to build up a resume and a following. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, but you can totally win the race!
Some popular companies that almost always need freelance writers include Textbroker and BKA Content.
3 – Transcription
Transcriptionists can make a pretty penny, especially if they’re in a niche field, like medical or legal transcription.
The primary skill for transcription, of course, involves listening – not talking. Which means no talking to other people! However, be forewarned – transcription is not an easy job. Like any other role, it requires training and study to excel in the field.
General transcription is typically more interesting, but medical transcriptionists are always needed.
To be good at transcription you must, of course, be good at typing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, have a good ear, be able to sit for a long period of time – the list goes on and on.
You may have to use some people skills – but don’t let that stop you! Advertising your availability is another way to find work, but won't be necessary once you build up an impressive client base.
Some companies that regularly need transcribers include Focus Forward and Rev.
4 – Blogging
We all are well-aware by now that blogging can be quite lucrative – and it involves little interaction with other folks, unless you are doing an interview, or emailing back-and-forth with your blog followers. This all, of course, depends on the type of blog you have.
Blogging is writing, and you should blog/write about what you know. However, don’t despair if “what you know” means woodcarving – you can still get affiliate marketing posts out of woodcarving!
The way affiliate marketing works is that you sign up to promote something — a product or service — and earn commission if any of your blog readers sign up for, or buy, what you're promoting.
Once you get some conversions, you start getting paid. And you can still make money years later from that one post.
Affiliate marketing is just one example of how you earn from blogging, but it's by far the most lucrative if you do it right!
Taking a course in learning about affiliate marketing is extremely helpful, so you can learn how to be efficient in your marketing tactics.
5 – Voiceover Work
If you’ve got a voice for radio, then these days, that could mean you have a voice for voiceover work!
While it certainly helps if you have an acting background, you don’t necessarily have to be an actor to be able to do the job.
Keep in mind that you will have to do multiple voices for different characters, particularly if you’re diving into audiobook narration.
It’s a nice solo acting gig – one in which you don’t have to interact with other actors!
Taking acting lessons or voice lessons is also a great idea if you want to excel in this field. And don’t forget the equipment – you’ll need a good voiceover microphone, studio headphones, a laptop or PC.
You can do voiceover work for sites like Filmless and Voices.com.
6 – Selling Your Goods on eBay
Becoming an eBay seller isn’t easy, but it isn't as difficult as it may seem. There are a lot of steps to the process, but it can be ultimately worth it, as you can make a living on eBay without much interaction with others (except for your customers, of course).
It helps if you’re a vintage collector or have a specialty niche of collectibles, like PreciousMoments figurines, for example.
Be sure to research every item you list before selling so that you know you’re charging a competitive price.
One of the best parts about working from home is being on your own, existing as the magical introverted unicorn that you are without any interference from the outside world!
Working a regular 9 – 5 around the same people day after day can get even the most outgoing, extroverted person down, so it’s no wonder that so many people are working remotely now more than ever.
Good luck to all you introverts if you try anything listed above!
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Anna Jones is a bicoastal writer, editor, and producer currently living in Atlanta, GA. She is the proud owner of Girl.Copy, a freelance copywriting and editing business that specializes in creating stellar content in the fashion, technology, marketing, and design sectors. She has a husband, human baby, and fur baby that are her favorite parts of any day. She enjoys traveling, reading, and a nice cold Diet Coke while taking an uninterrupted shower. If you want to internet stalk her or make a business inquiry, check out her website at: www.girlcopy.org.
2 thoughts on “6 Ways To Earn Money Online If You’re An Introvert”
I saw your posting asking about any work at home jobs for you being homeless! And YES there is ONE in particular that I have ran across TWICE in the last month- if you live in a populated area or can get to one, you can become a WALKER! pay is $12 hourly and you just WALK…everywhere all day..with a digital backpack that has some sort of advertisements on it! Does this sound good or not? You never have to chat with anyone. I saw it posted on another work-from-home site. I Hope this helps!!
These are all great ideas. I have done some projects with Appen before and have been paid. I have yet to do search engine work though but would love too. I also got my toes wet in transcription too. I am not a people person myself so this type of work is very suitable for me. Thanks for the great list.