It’s never been easier or more acceptable to work from home than it is right now, thanks to technology. You don’t have to be a freelancer to pull it off, either. More and more companies are saying yes to letting their employees work remotely. Does working from home sound good to you? We’ll tell you how to know if your job is a good candidate and share three high-paying jobs that you can do from home.
How to Tell If Your Job Would Work from Home
It’s not possible to do every job from the comfort of your house. It’s also not the ideal setup for everyone. Some are better suited to remote work than others. These are some key features of jobs — and employees — that transition easily to a work-from-home setup.
- You have clearly defined duties.
- It’s easy to show your progress and results.
- You’ve proven you’re reliable, motivated, and proactive.
- You don’t need to be physically present to do your job.
- You have good communication skills.
Do you and your job fit the bill? If so, read on to learn about some of the current high-paying work-at-home jobs.
With the rise of technology, people who can design and built software are in demand. It’s also easy for software developers to work from home. They can go for a long time without interacting with users. Plus, the files they produce are easy to transfer back and forth over the Internet.
Market Research Managers
Market research managers work with businesses on things like pricing and sales. There’s a lot of research and analysis involved in this job. Both of those are easy to do from home. Of course, there is usually some in-person interaction, too. At the very least, you can do the analysis remotely. Some companies may also be open to looking into software that can handle meetings virtually.
Public Relations Managers
Most PR work happens via the phone or the Internet. That makes it easy to do from home. Planning events, reaching out to consumers, and working with the media can all be done remotely. Plus, there are plenty of deliverables in PR positions that can help keep you on track. They’ll let your boss know you’re hard at work, too, even when you’re not physically in the office.
Those are just three well-paid, popular options. They’re by no means the only ones. If your job fits the qualifications above, it might be worth asking your boss about options. You never know what he or she might agree to until you ask!