The Best Jobs for Remote Work?
The prevalence of high-powered WiFi, affordable technology, and easy-to-use software means that these days there aren’t many traditional jobs that can’t be taken out of their traditional environment and moved into a remote working structure.
Sure, traditional work-from-home jobs such as freelance writing, graphic design, web development, and virtual assistant work remain just as popular as ever, but over the past couple of years, we’ve seen and more jobs prove themselves to be every bit as suitable for remote working.
Accountants, sales and marketing professionals, business analysis and business intelligence specialists, and even teachers have shown that their work can be done remotely.
Remote Working as a Customer Service Agent
Few sectors have benefited more from the rise of remote working than the customer service industry.
Major companies such as Amazon, Uber, and Airbnb all hire remote workers to fill their customer service roles, and we wouldn’t be surprised to find even more doing so in the very near future, especially when you consider the benefits.
For employers, the nature of hiring a location-independent team makes it easier to offer their customers native language support 24/7, not to mention the fact that it eliminates the need to spend money on expensive call centers, meaning significant long-term savings.
For employees, a remote-based customer service role affords better job security than striking out as a freelancer or independent contractor while still enjoying the benefits of working from home.