With the Coronavirus pandemic distorting pillars in the economic system of Nigeria and the world at large, working from home has almost become the only option available.
Many people have been locked out from their workplaces and are only expected to be at home.
Of course while at home, you do not need to fold your hands because if you do, you may be swirling down the economic drain. So what will you do then?
In this post, I will walk through the best works from home jobs. In all of these jobs, all you need is a skill and maybe, a device to help you accomplish the jobs.
Often frowned upon, some people have made a career out of these jobs.
Take your time and go through each of these so as to be sure of which to get into.
1. Content Writing/Copywriting
If you asked me, I would say that content writing or copywriting is the number of freelance skills.
This means that a good number of content writers work from home, at their own pace, and on their schedule too.
Perhaps you are not sure of what content writing is, content writing is the process of creating or writing articles for a particular purpose.
It could be a blog post, an email copy, or just an article for the print. Content writing can also be called copywriting.
Content writing only requires the basic writing skills and a little brush up (in terms of what is obtainable and what’s not).
2. Social Media Management
Social media presence is very well required by many businesses, in order to keep customers engaged with the company’s products or services online.
So why not leverage on this fact by converting that time you spend chatting and browsing through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram into a more useful time?
Being a social media manager simply means taking charge of the social media handles of businesses: answering people’s questions about the business, increasing the brand awareness of the business, and just being the mouthpiece of the business online.
Although I would recommend this job only to those who are social media savvy; if it freaks you out, maybe you should check the next option.
Are you bilingual or proficient in a second language? Maybe it is time you explore that skill of yours.
You can become a document translator and make a good living from your unique qualification while you also improve your language skills.
You may be wondering who needs these services. I should inform you that many international businesses, authors, and even scholars would need your services, and will be willing to get help from you.
4. Proofreading and Editing
With more contents pouring into the internet every day, the role of proofreaders and editors keeps increasing in value. So, this is yet another option of the best work from home jobs you can do.
If you are smart and quick to detect errors, maybe spelling or grammar mistakes, and are able to give actual corrections, you can take the advantages offered by this job and make a good living working from home.
But what you must have to succeed in this job is the skill and consistency; you must give your clients the reason to trust you and to keep working with you.
5. Graphic Designing
Graphic designing is one of the best works from home jobs you can lay your hands-on.
Although not everyone can do this, only those who have the skill and the required tools, it is very normal to work from home as a graphic designer.
Businesses and even individuals need flyers and logos to promote their various endeavors. The best way you can serve all these populations of clients, perhaps at the same time is by working from home.
So with your skill and tools, you are good to work from home and make your money.
To Wrap It Up
The simple trick to the type of works you can do from home in Nigeria is to consider the types of jobs you can deliver over the internet; one that may not require physical contact before it can be negotiated.
So outside these ones given above, you can think outside the box and get yourself into something worth doing. I do not advise Nigerians to get on to freelance sites like UpWork, Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, and the rest of them when looking for freelance positions or jobs you can do from your home.
The system does not just favor our demography, except you are ready to disguise your identity/ I would rather advise you to build and optimize your social media handles with respect to the skill you offer; show your works and clients will find you.
Sit at home and make your cool money, but you will need the discipline to succeed anyway.
Source: News update