25 Greeting Card Companies that Pay for Your Submissions

How would you like to write greeting cards and get paid to do so?

Are you a pro at delivering just the right sentiment at the right time in written form?

Do you take photos or create images that are so gorgeous your friends often claim them as their own?

If yes, then you may have the necessary skills to make money as a greeting card writer, photographer, and/or designer.

Most freelancers don’t consider greeting card companies as a place where they can find online work.

However, opportunities are definitely available.

While you’ll be hard-pressed to find out how much money you can get for accepted submissions, know that most greeting card companies offer compensation ranging from $25 to $300 per accepted submission.

Also, because there are many companies out there, you have a good likelihood of finding a fit between your talents and sentimental outlook, as well as the mission of the company.

How to Work for Hallmark

There isn’t a bigger name in the greeting card industry than Hallmark.

Unfortunately, they do not accept outside or freelance greeting card submissions.

They hire in-office at their corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.

If you happen to live locally, check Hallmark’s careers page often as creative jobs do pop up from time to time.

25 Greeting Card Companies Accepting Submissions

Without further ado, here are 25 companies looking for your heartfelt verses, photos, and artwork:

1. Amber Lotus Publishing

Amber Lotus Publishing is a carbon-negative independent publisher guided by the principles of Right Livelihood; that is, doing the greatest good with the least possible harm.

They only accept photo and art submissions from April to July only.

As for greeting cards, they are accepted all year round.

However, they currently not accepting new writing submissions, including greeting card verses.

Bookmark this page so you can check back later.

2. American Greetings

Founded in 1906, American Greetings has been publishing and selling paper cards, gift wrap, and more for

They normally don’t accept unsolicited submissions, but try to send your ideas to the following address:

Idea Submission Team, American Greetings Corporation
One American Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44145-8151

Other freelance opportunities are listed on the company’s Job Opportunities website.

3. Avanti Press

This company accepts both written content and photos.

Avanti Press prefers lo-res digital imagery submitted as jpegs via this form.

Other formats they accept via snail mail – you just have to send your submissions here:

Avanti Press, Inc.
Art Submissions Department
6 West 18th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011

4. Blue Mountain Arts

Blue Mountain Arts may be one of the highest-paying companies on this list.

It’s no surprise that it’s also the most competitive.

They’re looking for contemporary prose and poetry from 50 to 300 words in length, written from personal experience.

This established greeting card publisher works with freelancers and pays fairly well for poem-form content; accepted pieces are paid $300.

Submit the text of your work in the submission form (link above) or through email to editorial [at] sps [dot] com and include your name and address.

The company also accepts postal submissions. Send your poetry to:

Blue Mountain Arts Editorial Department
P.O. Box 1007
Boulder, CO 80306

If you live outside the United States, your work can still be accepted as long as the submission is in the English language.

5. Calypso Cards

This greeting card company publishes several lines of greeting cards, ranging from contemporary to sophisticated.

They invite submissions of artwork and illustrations for occasions and holidays.

See their submission page for more detailed instructions and schedules.

Calypso Cards review submissions several times a year.

However, they only respond to those whose artwork or ideas they select.

6. Caspari

Caspari is currently seeking illustrations (not photographic artwork) for its greeting cards.

Submissions are reviewed individually based on artistic merit.

Send your submissions to artworksubmissions [at] hgcaspari [dot] com through an attachment or a link to download or preview the artwork from another location.

The Caspari email only allows for attachments up to 6mb per email, so be sure to check file size before sending your submissions.

7. Crown Point Graphics

This site welcomes greeting card art submissions.

While not much detail is provided on the website, you can contact them at their contact page for more information.

8. Fotofolio

You can submit your color and black and white photography for consideration and publication in postcard, notecard, poster, and t-shirt formats.

They do not accept digital files, though you can email them a link to view your work to submissions [at] fotofolio [dot] com.

9. Great Arrow

Great Arrow is a greeting card company that prides itself on its handmade cards, produced through a hand silk-screening process that dates back centuries.

They collaborate with more than 100 designers and receive thousands of submissions a year.

However, Great Arrow does have deadlines, so take note if you plan to submit this year.

You can download detailed submission guidelines and deadlines from the website.

10. It Takes Two

While most of this company’s work is completed in-house, it does occasionally accept outside submissions by designers and writers.

11. Leanin’ Tree

Leanin’ Tree accepts art submissions year-round for upcoming holidays.

This greeting card company offers in-depth information on submitting artwork for various holidays and other festive occasions.

Leanin’ Tree prefers to receive digital submissions as either multi-page PDF documents or jpegs.

All art submissions must be sent digitally and submitted via email to art.submissions (at) leanintree.com.

Make sure to check their full schedule of upcoming deadlines on their art submission page.

12. NobleWorks Cards

NobleWorks is continually on the lookout for “funny, unique, risqué, and carefully-crafted cards” for their online store.

NobleWorks has an annual schedule for card introductions.

Aside from the limit of 20 verses or images per introduction, submissions also have a few guidelines you should meet.

Fill out their online contact form so they can send you their guidelines for artists, writers, and cartoonists.

13. Oatmeal Studios

This greeting card company has been around for 40 years.

Chances are you’ve seen their card in a department store and chuckled to yourself.

Oatmeal Studios reportedly pay around $75  per submission.

Both written content and artistic illustrations from freelancers are welcome for submission.

14. Palm Press

Palm Press covers basically every major holiday and life event.

Best of all, submissions are accepted year-round here.

While the greeting card company does allow digital submissions, you may also send your physical submissions to:

Palm Press Inc.
11 Executive Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817

Palm Press will contact you if one of your images has been selected for publication.

You can expect a reply to your submissions within 2 to 3 weeks, making Palm Press one of the fastest companies on this list.

15. Planet Zoo

If you’re into nature photography, then this might be a good fit for you.

Planet Zoo is an environmentally responsible publisher of various gift and stationery products, including greeting cards, featuring wildlife in their natural habitats as well as gorgeous scenery.

They accept up to 10 low-resolution images of animals in their natural habitat.

They do not accept submissions of animals in zoos or interacting with manmade objects.

Note that Planet Zoo doesn’t respond to everyone. They will only contact you if they like your photo submission.

16. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is an Oregon-based independent publisher creating various stationery products, including holiday cards.

They accept fine art, illustrations, and photography, and offer a simple online form to fill out. You’ll be contacted back within eight weeks.

17. R.S.V.P. Sellers

Sellers Publishing, which is under the RSVP umbrella, seeks both written content and artwork for its lines of notecards and greeting cards.

You can send up to 20 images per single submission.

While they accept submissions all year round, your best chance is to submit materials between March and October.

18. Shade Tree Greetings

This New York-based greeting card company has a line of greeting cards called Actual Pictures, featuring, you guessed it, actual photos sent in by customers.

If you have any old (think 1940s to 1980s) photos depicting something unusual or funny, send them a copy and see them immortalized on greeting cards.

19. Snafu Designs

SNAFU Designs started in a basement and has since expanded to a 1,500-square-foot warehouse creating and sending cards out to all 50 states and Canada.

Their target audience is those who get smart adult humor.

They’re currently not accepting card ideas, but check back on their Writer’s Guidelines page for future openings.

20. The Greeting Card Shop

The Greeting Card Shop allows you to find just the right card for an occasion or milestone, and it allows you to personalize these cards.

You can inquire about greeting card submission and approval by sending a message to this e-mail address: art (at) thegreetingcardshop.com

21. Up With Paper

This company is currently soliciting new freelance talent; you can either reach out to them through email or submit your portfolio.

Up with Paper is always on the lookout for new talent and trend-setting designs to add to their award winning collections.

If you would like to submit your portfolio for consideration for illustration, you can reach out via this form.

22. Viabella

Viabella has been around since 1941, publishing greeting cards and other stationery products.

They welcome submissions from artists and writers. You can expect to get $150 to $250 per artwork or photograph, while it’s $50 to $100 per verse.

All submissions need to go through their respective Submissions Pages for Art and Verse.

Viabella does close submission forms every now and then.

23. Warner Press

Warner Press is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana that publishes various non-denominational Christian products, including greeting cards.

There are pretty specific guidelines before your submission can be considered, so make sure to adhere to their submission guidelines.

24. Design House Greetings

Design House Greetings is open to outside submissions, but they will only respond to artists if they want to work with them.

Don’t expect any rejection letters.

If you’ve ever seen the card section at Trader Joe’s, you’ll be familiar with the designs these guys are after.

25. Papyrus

Papyrus publishes cards that “elevate everyday living” and celebrate moments of all sorts.

Unlike most greeting card companies here, Papyrus only accepts freelance submissions for verse via postal mail.

Before submissions, just make sure to read their guidelines.

Where Else to find Greeting Card Companies To Work With

The Greeting Card Association is a trade association serving the greeting card industry and promoting the tradition of sending and receiving greeting cards.

They have an extensive member directory where the websites and addresses are included.

How to Successfully Get Paid for Your Art and Writing

The first skill you need to have is the research skills to look at the existing stock of greeting cards that each company offers. Look at the visual elements, design, writing, even the font they normally use.

Next, you’ll have to be able to decide whether your art or writing is a good fit for the companies you’re looking at.

Perhaps the most important skill that you need to learn when dealing with greeting card companies is reading and following instructions.

With few exceptions, companies who do work with submissions have specific guidelines: from the format to the content to where it is to be sent.

You may be a great artist and your work may look like a good fit, but if you don’t follow instructions, you might find it hard to find companies willing to work with you.

Lastly, you’ll need patience.

Larger companies process hundreds to thousands of submissions, and even smaller, independent ones process dozens.

It may take weeks before anyone gets back to you, if at all.

Greeting Card Companies not Replying too Quickly?

It’s awesome to work on something and be accepted (out of hundreds of submissions). But greeting card companies often get flooded by submissions and can take awhile to respond.

Also, you’re not going to get rich writing or designing greeting cards, but it can be a fun hobby to earn some extra cash in your spare time.

If writing for greeting card companies doesn’t feel like a good fit, there are plenty of other ways to get paid to write, such as jingle writing.

And as for visual artists and illustrators, there are other freelance jobs that pay you for your creativity. I wrote a guide on monetizing your artistic skills here, if you’re interested.

These 15 Travel Jobs Will Pay You to See the World

Best Travel Jobs That Pay You To See The World

Landing travel jobs seems like a dream and feels unachievable for most people.

You are not alone in feeling this.

If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming while on your day job, thinking of all the places you want to go to, but can’t because you’re stuck to your desk job, then this article is for you.

If you’ve spent a weekend at a beautiful, exotic place and dreamt about staying there forever, you actually can.

In this post, I’ll talk about the best travel jobs you can apply to, the requirements for each job, and how much you can expect to make.

Dig through the list today and see how you can get paid to travel.

15 Best Travel Jobs

Before I begin, let me clarify…

The travel jobs I chose are jobs that require you to travel as part of the job requirement.

NOT included on this list are:

  • Jobs that do not include traveling as a major part of the job, even if travel is rewarded or offered as a perk.
  • Remote or work-from-home jobs. Yes, these jobs allow you to travel, for sure, but it’s different from employment that requires you to travel.

Now that you have a clearer set of expectations, let’s get to the list:

1. Flight Attendant

Being a flight attendant is one of the best jobs that lets you travel to many different cities in the country and the world, onboard lovely airplanes, and land at the best airports.

Flight attendant

There are physical requirements, though.

These vary among different airlines. The basic physical requirements for safety are:

  • You must be able to reach the overhead bins
  • Your BMI needs to be within the normal range (that is, your height needs to be proportional to your weight),
  • Your vision needs to be at least 20/30.

Other highly valued skills of a flight attendant include excellent communication skills, customer service skills, and the ability to present a well-groomed, dignified appearance. You also need to be level-headed to handle circumstances such as jet lag, turbulence, and difficult passengers.

If you can do this job, you’ll be rewarded handsomely.

The salary range for flight attendants is normally between $62,000 to $96,000 a year. On top of this, flight attendants also receive perks like free or discounted flights for themselves and their family members.

And the biggest perk of all: being paid to travel to and stay in all kinds of beautiful cities and countries.

2. Commercial Pilot

Commercial Pilot

Commercial pilots don’t just fly airlines, though many of them do.

The term “commercial pilot” means a pilot allowed by the FAA to receive money for services, so the term also includes cargo pilots, tour pilots, backcountry pilots, ferry pilots, and even flight instructors.

Learn to fly, and you can travel as much as a flight attendant does, but for a greater salary.

You’ll also have one of the best travel jobs imaginable.

Of course, you’ll have to assume a greater amount of responsibility.

To get a commercial pilot license, you’ll first need to be a private pilot and log at least 250 flight hours.

You must also complete commercial pilot training, obtain a second class medical certificate and pass the FAA written exam, and check-ride.

Once you complete all these requirements and land a commercial pilot job, you can take home a salary between $117,000 to $152,000. On top of this, you also have travel perks such as free accommodations, food, and other travel expenses taken care of.

3. Nature or Travel Photographer

Photographers can find jobs virtually anywhere in the world – and at many industries. They’re needed at a variety of locations, including tourist attractions, local events and high-end resorts.

While it is possible to join news organizations like the Associated Press, your path doesn’t have to rely exclusively with media companies.

You can even make a living on a freelance basis while traveling. You just need to know how to make money with your photos or land a remote photographer job.

4. Travel Journalist

Journalists can report news wherever they are.

Being assigned on international beats can get you a way out of your country for a year or more.

A specific journalist job is known as a travel journalist, who visits various cities and countries, interview people from these areas, prepare reports, and writes stories for TV, newspapers, online news sites, and other media platforms.

The average salary of travel journalists are at around $61,000 a year.

5. Cruise Ship Worker

Being a cruise ship worker is a travel job that allows you to see the world, one port of call at a time.

You’ll be living on the cruise ship, so you’ll have free room and board, and this is aside from the salary you’ll be getting.

Below are some of the positions you can apply for:

  • Hairdresser
  • Massage Therapist
  • Casino Dealer
  • Engineer
  • Server
  • Cook
  • Gift Shop Attendant
  • Housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Financial Controller
  • Purser
  • Computer/Internet Technician
  • Ship Physician
  • Ship Nurse
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Instructor
  • Clergy
  • Entertainer
  • Deck Officer

The job requirements and salary will, of course, vary by position.

However, expect these 3 common requirements:

  • You should be able to handle months out at sea
  • You’ll need to know how to swim
  • You need to be a people-person, since you’ll be assisting tourists from all parts of the globe.

For more information, check out All Cruise Jobs, CruiseShipJob.com, or Cruise Ship Jobs Guide.

6. International Aid and Development Worker

If you want to travel to foreign cities, immerse yourself in an entirely different culture, make a difference, and get paid for it, working as a volunteer for an international aid organization may be a good fit for you.

You’ll visit countries around the world that are in the middle of wars, famine, and suffering after natural disasters and are in dire need of help and assistance.

These organizations welcome volunteers over 18, with or without experience, and they are usually looking for volunteers for missions related to health, food, social services, and infrastructure.

It’s no vacation to help those in need, even if they’re in a gorgeous country. So before you apply, do some soul-searching and figure out what matters to you.

Requirements vary depending on the position you’re applying to, but you’ll need to be able to bear being without the comforts of home for months or even years at a time.

Some of the organizations you can apply to are:

Also note that many positions in these organizations are on a volunteer basis. Check details about salary, stipend, accommodation, food, and other essentials before signing the dotted line.

7. Foreign Service Officer

How would you like to live and interact with people from other countries and immerse in their culture while serving and representing your country?

If the idea sounds appealing, foreign service might just be one of the best travel jobs for you.

Foreign service officers are assigned to one of 5 areas of specialization: political, economic, consular, administration, and public diplomacy.

They travel around the world working on immigration, managing refugee flows, distributing disaster aid, reporting on diplomatic issues, and conducting press conferences for ambassadors.

Foreign service officers must be a US citizen, at least 20 years old but no older than 59, and available for worldwide service. Meaning, you should be willing and ready to go at a moment’s notice to fly anywhere in the world as the state department decides.

Other requirements include an oral assessment and a security background check. Passing all these gets you an offer for a position and a training slot in the Foreign Service Institute.

The state department will decide where you get assigned and when you need to be transferred.

The normal salary range for foreign service officers is between $82,000 to $109,000 a year.

8. Au Pair

If you’re an unmarried young adult with no children, you may want to apply as an au pair.

You have to be good with children and be willing to stay with a host family for the entirety of your stay in a certain country.

Au Pair

An au pair is someone who travels to a foreign country for a defined period to support a host family with childcare and housework. In exchange, you’ll receive free board, lodging, and pocket money. Some also pay a regular salary instead of an allowance.

Despite this arrangement, an au pair is neither a nanny nor a housekeeper.

The primary purpose is to facilitate cultural exchange. The host family teaches the au pair about their local culture and allows the au pair to practice speaking their language.

The au pair also educates the children in his or her care and allows the children to practice the au pair’s language.

The minimum age is normally 18, but the maximum age varies per country.

Program requirements and salary for au pairs also vary per country, so it’s good to check the requirements and the fine print thoroughly first before you turn in your application.

Programs do generally require a visa, a medical checkup, and a criminal background check before interviewing you.

For more information, you can consult AuPair.Com, AuPairWorld, or Great AuPair

9. Luxury Travel Advisor

Travel advisors for clients put together an itinerary, manage vacation time, and provide personalized service and advice.

But when you’re a luxury travel advisor, this goes one (or maybe even a few) steps further.

Clients who are willing to spend big money on a vacation want advisors that have first-hand experience in every aspect of the travel experience, such as flights, hotels, restaurants, and attractions.

Think mansions that are not publicly listed, but can be rented out for the “right price,” an entire island for rent, or a swanky invite-only nightclub reserved only for high-spenders.

As a luxury travel advisor, you’re not offering tours and travel packages people can easily find online. You’re giving clients a unique experience that only the best money can buy.

Thus, luxury travel advisors are almost constantly traveling and in contact with their clients.

When you’re only getting started, you need to make sure that you find the right agency to work with. You’ll want an agency that’s well-connected so that you can get added amenities and benefits that you can offer your VIP clients.

Read the fine print and research how the salary and commissions work, as well as whether they’ll provide training.

The average income of a luxury travel advisor is around $47,000 a year.

10. English Teacher

If English is your native language and you know how to teach, teaching English abroad may just be the travel job for you.

ESL Teacher

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a fast-growing educational field, presenting many opportunities for teachers who want to teach English in foreign countries.

It is called other names, such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Language Teaching (ELT), and teaching ESL (English as a Second Language).

The usual requirements to be able to teach English abroad include a Bachelor’s Degree, some teaching experience, and a TEFL/TESOL certification.

English teacher salary varies per country, but you can get as much as $78,000 a year.

You can teach English from your own home, but going to other countries and experiencing their culture firsthand is a far more enriching experience.

11. Travel Nurse

If you’re already working as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), or nurse practitioner (APRN) and would like to have some change in scenery, you can apply to be a travel nurse.

A travel nurse is a skilled healthcare professional who takes short-term assignments in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Traveling gives you the opportunity to gain more clinical experience by working in different hospitals and facilities while getting to visit new locations around the country.

If you don’t already have a degree as an RN, you need to get one, which takes 2 to 4 years to complete.

If you’re going to be a travel nurse in the United States, you can expect to make around $74,000 to $118,000 a year, while if you’re going to work overseas, the salary would depend on the country.

Other perks you could get include free board and lodging, transportation, health insurance, and possibly incentives for accepting certain high-risk or high-demand assignments.

12. Truck Driver

This is probably the least glamorous one here, but being a long-haul trucker does allow you to travel around the country and even to Canada or Mexico.

There’s currently a shortage of qualified truck drivers, and so trucking companies are willing to train and pay more truck drivers.

Truck Driver

The problem is that traditionally, long-haul truck driving is physically and mentally exhausting, not to mention the time away from their families.

But now, the industry is changing, and trucking companies are now willing to change industry standards to make truck driving attractive to younger drivers.

You can make between $30,000 to $90,000 a year as a truck driver, depending on the company and where you’re assigned to drive.

You’ll have to be above 21, obtain a commercial trucking license, attend truck driving school, pass a background check as well as a medical, drug, and alcohol test.

13. Athletic Recruiter

If you love sports and you love traveling, this might just be the job for you.

Colleges, universities, and professional sports teams hire athletic recruiters to travel to schools and sporting events around the country and find the best up-and-coming athletes in various sports.

At times, the assignment is to find coaches and other sports roles.

To be a good athletic recruiter, you’ll need to know the sport completely.

You’ll also need to know how to assess an athlete: their skills, how they can fit in a team, potential problems, and how to woo them to join your team.

Negotiating skills will also take you far in this career, as you need to deal with the athletes, their parents, their current coaches, and sometimes their agents if they have them.

Sports recruiters make around $34,000 to $50,000 a year.

14. VIP Nanny

Not all childcare jobs are created equal.

Far from the usual babysitting or stay-out nanny, VIP nannies cater to VIPs and celebrities and as such command higher pay than usual.

Being a VIP nanny becomes a travel job when their clients travel as the nannies would have to travel with them.

Aside from extensive childcare experience and rapport with children, you’d need to have at least a bachelor’s degree, certifications in child CPR, first aid, and other life-saving measures, have excellent communication skills (speaking more than one language is definitely a plus), and most importantly, the flexibility to be where they need you to be.

You’ll be paid quite handsomely—$40,000 to $84,000 is the usual range of annual income for VIP nannies—along with all the perks, but you can get paid even more if you can teach specialized skills to your wards. Music, sports, and academics are all sought-after skills in nannies.

Veterans do advise that you go through your contract very carefully; hire a lawyer if you need to. Once you sign it, do everything in your power to complete your contract.

Keep in mind, though, that competition is fierce. Only the best of the best get to do this, so get your experience, your qualifications, and keep training to be the best.

You can do a Google search for “VIP nanny,” “high profile nanny,” “celebrity nanny,” or “professional nanny.” Alternatively, some of the agencies that hire VIP nannies include:

15. Scuba Dive Instructor

Here’s a job that mixes two passions in one – scuba diving and travel.

You can actually make a pretty good living teaching diving essentials underwater, in various parts of the world.

You do have to complete courses and certifications from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) to get started with this career.

The average Scuba Diving Instructor salary in the United States is around $51,000 a year.

Final Thoughts On Travel Jobs

These aren’t even half of the opportunities available for those who want to work while traveling, so it’s really not impossible to make money while traveling.

But truthfully, many of these travel jobs require prior skills and expertise, experience in the field, and perhaps most importantly, commitment.

You’re going to get homesick at some point, and you’ll need to be able to find a way to overcome your homesickness and finish out your contract.

If you want to learn about other ways to earn money while traveling, check out my guides on:

Jingle Writing Jobs: Get Paid to Write Catchy Tunes

If you’re musically gifted and obsessed with catchy tunes, maybe you’d be interested in jingle writing jobs.

Maybe you’ve been making tunes in your head your whole life, never knowing you can turn this passion into a full-fledged job.

Have you ever heard an advertisement on TV or the internet once, had it stuck in your head the whole week, and found yourself humming it a month later?

Maybe you thought to yourself: I can do that too!

With the right equipment and skills, you’re in luck. You can turn these tunes from imagination to reality! 

The internet and advanced technology opened up opportunities for all types of artists to be seen and hired by anyone from individual entrepreneurs to SMEs to big companies. And not just locally, too! Clients can be from anywhere in the world.

Do you think you have what it takes to write commercial jingles? Read on to learn where to start.

What Do You Need to Create Your Own Jingle?

Before you land jingle writing jobs, you’ll need to create jingles first.

Jingles are those tunes you hear in a video or audio ad for a company’s product or service, normally with a memorable tagline that becomes the hook.

Either the company’s slogan is made into the hook, or the hook eventually becomes the company’s slogan.

Whichever it is, the goal is to create a jingle that makes people think of the brand when they hear it.

As such, jingles should be able to reflect a company’s values and highlight what the product can offer their target market as well.

Striking the right balance between creativity and product marketing is important, but extremely hard to do.

Like many careers, you have to have the passion for crafting jingles, or the result wouldn’t be as good as Dr. Pepper’s “Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Pepper Too?” or Kit Kat’s “Give Me A Break.”

Your heart should be in the right place before you can turn jingle-writing into a money-making career.

You’ll also need:

1. Writing Skills

Take away the music of a jingle and you should be left with awesome taglines that consumers will associate with a company.

Writing lyrics requires advanced composing skills, and a good mix of extensive vocabulary, knowledge of proper phrasing, and a deep love of rhymes.

2. Musical Abilities

Memorable slogans won’t be enough to make a successful jingle.

To create an irresistible jingle that anyone would instantly recognize, you have to pair the words with beats and tunes that would blend perfectly together.

You don’t necessarily have to be an amazing singer to do this job well. However, you should know what it takes to compose music.

Of course, having the ability to play the piano, keyboard, or other instruments help in turning your idea into reality.

If you have recording experience, then composing jingles would be much easier.

3. Creativity

Clients usually only provide simple instructions about what the jingle should include and what message it should convey.

Here’s an example of something a client would ask for: “A happy tune conveying rainbows and sunshine” or “gloomy low tune with an inspiring ending.”

As such, jingle composers must be creative enough to work with even the vaguest of creative briefs or “client requirements.”

4. Extensive Knowledge of Jingle Culture

What makes a jingle an ear-popping success?

You should know that it isn’t just about the tunes, but also about bringing out emotions to anyone who hears the jingle.

It can bring out laughter, tears, childhood memories, and a bunch of emotions we never knew we had.

In short, your jingle should be able to make an impact on people. And with short-form videos and online ads, the impact has to be made within mere seconds.

5. Pop Culture Knowledge

You have to know what’s hot and trendy for a jingle to work.

Guy Bommarito, former creative director of Austin-based ad agency GSD&M, wrote the ever-so-popular “I Want My Baby Back Baby Back Baby Back Ribs” jingle for Chili’s in the 90s.

Bommarito had never tasted Chili’s ribs. But he did have enough pop culture knowledge to complete the client’s project.

But the jingle got a life of its own, appearing in the movie “Austin Powers.” It had since been mentioned on popular TV shows “The Office” and “Scrubs.” It was even given an NSYNC commercial version at the time.

Chili's Baby Back Ribs

Jingle Writer Education and Experience 

There’s no educational background or special degree needed to become a jingle composer.

If you’re looking for an office job, the most common requirement you’d find is experience working in ad agencies.

As a jingle writer, you have the option of working a full-time job at ad agencies.

Some jingle creators also opt go freelance and offer their jingle-writing services to multiple clients.

Freelancers must have excellent marketing skills. Since you’re the boss, marketing department, and jingle maker in one, you’d have to be a master in representing yourselves in front of would-be clients and ad agencies.

How much can you earn writing commercial jingles?

The average fee per jingle is about $10,000 if you’re catering to local or regional markets.

But if your jingle-writing gig expands to the national market, it could go as high as $50,000 per jingle.

There are various factors that may dictate the amount you could get as a jingle writer.

These factors include years of experience, past successful jingles, connections, your portfolio, and the client’s requirements.

Jingle writing jobs are often completed on a freelance basis.

You need to build a network of contacts from the fields of advertising, entertainment, media, arts, and public relations, among others. Thus, the field can become extremely competitive but highly lucrative if you’ve got the right skill set and know the right people.

For jingle composers who are employed at ad agencies, income may be as low as $20,000 a year or as high as $85,000 annually, depending on the same factors.

This means that if you have master composing skills and an impressive jingle portfolio, you won’t have difficulty bagging work since you’ll be on the top of ad agency heads’ minds whenever the need for a jingle composer arises.

Veteran jingle composers can earn more than their per-jingle fees if they negotiated terms, such as earning royalties or agreeing to a deferred compensation agreement.

In these cases, the upfront fee would be smaller than average, but you’ll be earning commissions whenever the jingle is played or receiving extra cash if the jingle goes viral in the future.

Writing jingles for a living has an optimistic future with a 10% expected growth from 2010 to 2020. Do note that this job outlook isn’t as high as the 15% (or higher) outlook of other arts-related occupations.

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How to Start Your Career Writing Commercial Jingles

There are several ways to start your jingle composing career. All of them require you to build a portfolio (often called a reel) and improve your online presence.

Here are FOUR routes you can take as a jingle writer:

As a freelancer with ad agency connections

You need to find as many advertising agencies online or even locally. You should also have an insider who will give you tips whenever a client requires a jingle made.

Every time you discover a jingle project, you’ll still have to compete with other composers wanting to bag that job.

Unless your jingle-writing reputation is unmatched and ad agencies choose you as their first pick, you need to prove your worth as a jingle composer and build your connections.

As a freelancer seeking online-based jobs

Scan all the job boards, from Freelancer.com to Fiverr.com, for jingle writing jobs.

Not only does this help you build an online portfolio complete with client feedback, it also improves your communication and analytical skills, both of which are important in turning a client’s ideas into a real ear-popping jingle.

Probably the best job board for talent like you is Gig Salad, a platform wherein thousands of entertainers, performers and other artists showcase their work and offer their services to potential clients.

Guru is another platform where you can offer your services and allow potential clients to contact you.

As a blogger writing about jingle making

Whether or not you’re new to the field, this route is always recommended because it provides multiple income streams and serves as an online portfolio as well.

You can upload your jingles on YouTube (and earn from them too!), embed the videos on your website, and talk about what jingle composing is all about.

And since you already have a knack for writing, you can use your voice to build a following and hopefully catch the attention of big-ticket clients through your blog.

Plus, there’s always a chance to earn passive income with a successful blog.

As a social media influencer

Not feeling the blog experience?

You can always stick to social media instead.

Open up a Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram page, YouTube, and other social media accounts that you can handle.

Make sure to keep them updated with your jingle samples, trivia about the industry, and other insider tips you might want to share.

What’s great about opening an account on social media platforms to promote your jingles is that you can also earn money from these platforms. Want to know how? Read up more on how to earn money from TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and even LinkedIn.

Word-of-mouth remains one of the most effective ways to promote your service, so whichever route you plan to take, make sure you focus on showing off your jingle-composing talent, and if you do it right, jingle writing jobs will come to you.

Do all FOUR Routes at the Same Time

To increase your chances of succeeding in the jingle writing industry, you should try all routes possible:

  • Networking with ad agencies,
  • Building your freelance clients,
  • Maintaining your own blog where you can showcase your talent, and
  • Growing your social media audience.

And if waiting for clients to come feels too slow or doesn’t work for you, you can always market your talent more aggressively.

Prepare several types of jingles that you’ve crafted, and present them to local businesses, ad agencies, PR firms, political campaigns, sports organizations, and other types of companies that may advertise on TV, radio, or social media.

You can do this online, but focus on companies from your city first so that you can attend meetings if a client decides to try your services out.

5 Important Tips to Land Jingle Writing Jobs

As I’ve mentioned, jingle writing is a competitive field.

Here are some tips from seasoned pros to help you launch your jingle writing career off the ground.

  • Manage your expectations.

In recent years, the jingle market has shrunk considerably as companies are increasingly licensing, using, and remixing existing tracks instead of hiring jingle composers.

Opportunities are still around, but you need to brace yourself for a lot of disappointment before you can truly make it big time.

Take into account the fierce competition in this industry as well. The number of opportunities and clients are significantly lesser than the jingle writers looking to land the gig.

  • Always have your demo reel ready.

Put together your best seven or eight compositions, take 45 to 60 seconds of each one, and edit each snippet together in one audio file.

This is the sample you can burn in CDs and save in little flash drives and send to brands and ad agencies.

Save it in your smartphone as well so you can whip it out when potential clients ask. You never know when a job can drop in your lap so it pays to be ready.

You can also upload a sample of your work on platforms like YouTube, SoundCloud, Google Drive, or even on your own portfolio website.

  • Know your strengths so you can take risks.

As a composer, you’ll have particular styles or genres that you’re good at. Those tend to be your comfort zone as a jingle composer.

If you know which musical genres you’re good at, you should also be aware which ones you’re not very good at so you can work on studying them and take a risk composing something that you’re not very familiar with.

Being diverse is always better than being a one-note composer. You may be good at EDM beats, but other companies will be looking for pop or country tunes, and you need to be able to compose for them, too.

  • Use technology to your Advantage.

Like most jobs under the arts umbrella, jingle writing jobs have been included in the list of jobs that are expected to be automated.

But this is definitely still debatable.

While you can still find a demand for traditional jingle-making, other clients may require you to use new tools to make the jingle pop or sound “new.”

Be up-to-date with automated music production tools and AI tech. Master them and incorporate this knowledge into your craft.

  • Find an Edge. 

Writing jingles can pay well, if you land the project or job.

The problem is fierce competition, so you need to dig deep and find an edge. Something you can create that other jingle writers cannot do.

          This edge will be your secret to making it in this competitive line of work.

Jingle Writing Job Outlook: Crafting Jingles in 2024

The income of jingle writers isn’t listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You know why?

It is probably like with many freelance jobs, the amount you earn totally depends on your skill, perseverance, and how well you’re able to market your talent online and in the real world.

Jingles aren’t like what they used to be in the past. This means your vocabulary and taste in music should also adapt to modern trends.

However, because the internet is a gift that keeps on giving, what used to be side gigs like jingle composing can now become a full-time income-generating career for the right people.

If you’re determined to make money from music, explore our list of online jobs for musicians or different ways you can get paid to listen to music.

10 Ways to Find a Book Typing Job from Home

The demand for book typing jobs from home is on the rise and is unlikely to wane any time soon.

We have digitization to thank for that.

Records, texts, data, and all sorts of information that exist only as analog or hard copies are being converted into digital formats. The trend toward digitization has been embraced across all industries, but none more so than publishing.

Consider this: publishing is a centuries-old industry, while electronic book publishing began in earnest only with the launch of Amazon’s Kindle in 2007. They have some catching up to do.

Some publishing houses are still sitting on large caches of backlist titles and archived issues of magazines, many of them out of print and no longer available from any other source.

The best way to convert them to passive-income-generating e-books and even audiobooks is to make them available in a digital format and discoverable to their target audience.

For e-books, this is done by manually transcribing the text and reproducing it as a digital file. Optical character recognition (OCR) scanning, which converts scanned physical documents into editable text, cannot be counted on for high-quality results. It is still an imperfect technology.

Fortunately, authors and other publishers can outsource this service to professionals who can help make their masterpieces available and accessible in digital forms.

What are Book Typing Jobs?

Book typing may be classified under the bigger umbrella of data entry, where information is reproduced from one format to another. In book typing, that is converting traditional books into digital text files.

Other common data entry jobs include:

Book typing jobs are not limited to commercially published fiction and nonfiction books. This could also involve typing up handwritten journals, manuals, texts in images, old manuscripts, speeches, and personal documents like letters.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of projects you may encounter in work-from-home book typing:

  • A pharmaceutical company is looking to dispose of its physical library and decides to outsource the typing of its books, manuscripts, journals, and other text-based documents to a third-party service provider. Because it will involve technical terms and medical jargon, this type of project is best suited for a reputable medical transcription company.
  • A motivational speaker wants to be inclusive to the deaf community and hires a virtual assistant to transcribe their speaking engagements, seminars, speeches, and other audio or video-based content and make it available as books.
  • A law firm wants its case files uploaded into the cloud. After scanning all their documents, they find that image versions are too limiting. Converting these into text files means it can be searched for keywords — something they cannot do on an image-based document. This type of project will usually be handled by a legal transcription company.

Book Typing Job Requirements

Book typing lends itself well to a home-based setup.

There is no formal educational requirement for this job. You don’t need specialized training to excel at it, nor do you need expensive software and equipment.

What you need instead is a reliable PC or a laptop, and a work area conducive to productivity.

As for skills, you will need an above-average typing speed and the diligence to read through plenty of material. It also helps to have proficiency in proofreading and, depending on what you are working on, some technical background.

10 Ways to Find Book Typing Jobs from Home

Here’s the tricky part. Almost all legitimate data entry companies can accommodate book typing requests and it may go by many names, like copy typing, book transcribing, and many more. Searching for “book typing jobs from home” will yield pages upon pages of results for general online typing jobs.

To exclude overlapping results for transcription and data entry jobs, you’ll need to try out other keywords to narrow down the search results.

Here are some tried and tested websites that will help get you started on your search.

1. FlexJobs

This job board is a must for any work-from-home freelancers. If you’re interested in online book typing jobs, enter “typing” on the search bar to see which opportunities are available. Bookmark this site and check regularly for fresh job postings.

You do need to experiment with keywords since getting exact-match results for the phrase “book typing jobs from home” is quite rare.

Don’t forget to tick “100% remote work” on the Remote Work Level filter to further narrow down the results.

2. QuickTranscriptionService.com

This US-based company provides various transcription services across several states. One of the services on offer is book typing.

They hire part-time and full-time transcription service providers from anywhere in the world.

While they don’t disclose payment terms for their employees, their published rate for their clients for book typing jobs is $2.63 per page. That should give you an idea of how much you can earn by typing books online for this company.

3. Freelancer.com

This website has been around for years and is still incredibly popular. It’s home to almost every job request you can imagine. As such, you’re bound to find book typing jobs here.

Do note that Freelancer.com is a bidding jobs site, so competition for work is always high, especially for entry-level jobs. While past clients can give you first dibs on future projects, landing your first job on Freelancer.com might take some time.

Payment for book typing jobs will also depend on the client. The project budget will be posted along with job details, so proceed only with applying only if the fees are acceptable to you.

4. Fiverr.com

Fiverr.com is the better alternative to Freelancer.com, especially if you’re looking for more control fee-wise.

This is because Fiverr.com lets freelancers post the services they offer, including details and pricing, which is visible to everyone. If a client wants to hire a certain freelancer, the order button is right there.

It will be up to you to find ways to stand out, showcase your skills, and promote your data entry, transcription, or book typing services.

5. Upwork

Upwork is one of the most popular and established global job boards for freelancers. Anyone can post a job ad for free.

Aside from the specifics of the job, these ads would usually include the project budget. Jobseekers may send proposals with their own rates. It’s not open bidding like in Freelancer since the proposals are not public.

One of the best things about Upwork is its proactive anti-fraud measures that protect both freelancers and employers.

For instance, payments will be put in escrow once a contract has begun and will be released only upon completion of the project or a milestone.

6. 3PlayMedia

This company hires online transcriptionists, English/Spanish voice transcribers and real-time closed captioners as independent contractors.

3PlayMedia is a Boston-based company, but they hire anyone willing to work remotely and in-house. When hired, you can set your own working hours and just turn in your work before deadline.

According to Glassdoor, employees here earn an average of $18 to $19 per hour.

7. Rev

Rev offers a number of client services, such as translation, captioning, subtitles, and transcription.

You have to pass a qualifier exam to join Rev. Once you’re in, you can commit to as many assignments as you’d like.

Payment ranges from $24 to $39 per audio hour. It is estimated that the average Rev transcriptionist earns about $245 a month, depending on how many assignments one accepts.

8. CastingWords

This company offers transcription services (turning audio files to text).

To join, fill out a form with your personal details. CastingWords require applicants to join their workshop and pass their transcription test (you’re going to transcribe a short audio file).

If your test is accepted, you can accept any job posted in their workshop, as long as you follow their style guide for every project.

The pay varies. Quality control agents will score your submissions, which then affects your pay.

9. Tigerfish

Since 1989, Tigerfish has been helping clients with video productions, legal proceeding transcriptions, medical dictations and notes, corporate transcription, academic lectures, and other similar projects .

Tigerfish does not publish the pay rate of its contractors, but Glassdoor reports that transcriptionists earn half a penny per word.

The company hires entry-level transcriptionists as well as seasoned transcriptionists.

Note that the job page may show that they’re currently not hiring transcribers, but this often opens up multiple times each year, so it’s worth checking back on this page.

10. Start Your Own Book Typing Business from Home

Here’s the thing, book typing work-from-home job opportunities are hiding in plain sight.

Almost all businesses across all sectors use some kind of book typing service. How else do PDFs and image-scanned books, and other paper documents become available as digital copies?

Not all businesses will have the manpower to handle this task in-house. They will look to outsource this service to an independent contractor or to an agency that offers book typing services.

Unfortunately, if you’re looking for book typing jobs online, you may encounter two kinds of people:

  • Scammers who prey on people looking for data entry and typing jobs. There is a great demand for this service and many freelancers looking to get into it, so it’s rife with opportunism.
  • Lowballing clients or agencies who price these job requests way beneath the time and effort it will take to complete it.

The surest way to avoid book typing scams and bad deals is to put up your own book typing business and offer this specific service to prospective clients. As a business owner, you have control over every aspect of your business, from pricing, promotion, to the kinds of projects you’ll accept.

Setting up a business website is easy; even newbies can get a business website up and running in a day, thanks to ready-made templates.

How Much Can You Earn from Book Typing?

For this type of job, you will most likely get paid for your output rather than on an hourly basis. The amount you earn from typing old books depends on several factors.

If you join a company as a freelancer, you’d probably earn somewhere from $1 to $5 per page of the book typed. The rate largely depends on the length and complexity of the material.

If you offer your typing services to sites like Fiverr, then the rate depends entirely on you. This is also the case for people planning to put up their book typing business. You’ll dictate the fees you’re willing to work for.

Payment terms vary as well. For instance, jobs posted on Freelancer,  Fiverr, and Upwork are paid after tasks are completed, while transcription companies may pay their contractors on a weekly or bimonthly basis.

If you’re interested in other opportunities like these that are simple and non-stressful, here’s a list of jobs that pay weekly you should look into.

The Future: Digitizing Books

The quality of retyped books is higher than OCR scanning, but as technology catches up with the need to digitize old books and manuscripts, you might want to learn how to digitize books aside from typing them out.

Learn how to classify and organize books digitally so that publishers and authors can access them easily.

Study how to handle fragile old books and scan microfilm so you can offer your services to libraries and widen your pool of potential target customers.

Familiarize yourself with the latest developments in digital publishing, indexing, applying metadata, and cataloging so you can convert physical books into electronic ones that are easily accessible and searchable via keywords, whatever eBook format a reader uses.

The more you know about digitizing books, the more clients you can get and the more you can expect to make per hour from your added expertise.

The Bottom Line

As far as work-from-home jobs go, book typing has many advantages.

The requirements are simple and your earning potential is directly proportional to your skill, speed, and effort you put in.

If you’re a good typist, you enjoy reading, and you prefer working independently, you may find this to be a non-stressful and even fairly easy way to earn money. Head over to these specific guides – medical billing jobs, transcription jobs, and closed-caption jobs – if you’re interested in one of these specializations.

If you’re serious about pursuing a book typing job that you can do from the comfort of your own home, we hope this guide helps get you started.

30 High Paying Entry Level Jobs Online and Off

I made a list of 30 high-paying entry-level jobs for new graduates looking for a job, or anyone who has been planning to switch careers but are undecided about which career to switch over to.

If a career path is a flight of stairs, entry-level jobs are usually at the bottom as the starting point, with few responsibilities but plenty of basic tasks and training for more complex ones so you can move on to the next step.

It’s hard to imagine being paid more than the minimum wage for your first job, but this isn’t always the case.

You just need to know what they are and where to find them.

Some of these jobs don’t even require a college degree, so if you’re at least a high school graduate or have a GED, you may still be considered.

Here is a list of high-paying entry-level jobs, with salary information compiled from various job sites and survey data.

15 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs You Can Do From Home

Let’s start with 15 high-paying, work-from-home entry-level jobs…

1. Mobile Applications Developer

Average Starting Salary: $73,500 a year
Degree Required: No

If you love creating mobile apps and have coding experience, you can be an application developer straight from the comfort of your own home.

The only downside to working from home as an app developer is the lack of colleagues helping you out, but hey, that’s where Google is for, right? You can find dozens of forums specific to app development.

2. Financial Analyst

Average Starting Salary: $61,600 a year
Degree Required: Yes

As an independent contractor financial analyst, you examine financial data to help companies and individuals make business decisions, such as investing, profit/loss, and so on.

You should complete a degree in economics, statistics, or finance before beginning a career as a financial analyst. You also must have exceptional quantitative and problem-solving skills.

The profession is also expected to grow about 11% between 2016 and 2026, so if you’re just starting out now, there’s hope to bring in more money once you go past entry-level.

3. Actuarial Analysts

Average Starting Salary: $60,300 a year
Degree Required: Yes

Those who are knowledgeable about the insurance industry and business can make a living quantifying risk with statistics, probabilities, and financial concepts to define a monetary value on an event that may or may not occur in the future.

Actuarial analysts are actuaries-in-training. And you can be a freelancer with insurance providers calculating premiums.

Having a degree in business, statistics, finance, or economics can be a huge advantage in doing your job.

4. Real Estate Broker

Average Starting Salary: $56,200 a year
Degree Required: No

If you’re good with persuasive communication and love talking to people, you can become a real estate broker even without a degree. College degrees are preferred, but definitely not required.

You do need to have a state license and certification, as well as local permits to buy and sell properties for other people.

But even if you’ll need to invest in your licensure, this job is definitely fulfilling to those who excel in sales. Plus, the demand for brokers is always high.

Also check out the highest-paying jobs in real estate investment trusts.

5. Animator

Average Starting Salary: $55,200 a year
Degree Required: No

The starting salary of animators depends largely on two things: the artist’s skill and the industry they decide to work in.

The highest-paid animators are the ones who work in the movie industry, followed by those in advertising and then those in tech companies. Most animator jobs are self-employed and work on a per-project basis.

Note that your skill in 2D or 3D animation, as well as how your work fulfills the vision of the company will reflect your starting salary.

If you create one-of-a-kind special effects for a TV show, then you’d most likely take home a higher pay.

Make sure to also read how to monetize artistic skills: making money with your cartoons.

6. Paralegal

Average Starting Salary: $48,900 a year
Degree Required: Yes

Paralegals are employed by lawyers, law firms, and legal departments of companies and organizations to do research for cases.

They also draft legal documents such as pleadings and motions to file at the court and assist lawyers during trials.

Paralegals are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies, or if you have a bachelor’s degree in another field, you’d need a paralegal certificate.

7. Social Media Specialist

Average Starting Salary: $45,300 a year
Degree Required: No

A social media specialist is responsible for developing marketing, advertising, and customer service strategies through social media.

Companies don’t normally require bachelor’s degrees for social media specialists, but having a bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications can certainly be an advantage.

What’s great about mastering the art of social media management is that you can turn this into a business and get multiple clients at a time. Interested? Here’s how to be a rock star social media manager.

8. Bookkeeper

Average Starting Salary: $43,600 a year
Degree Required: No

For some people, keeping the books of their family business is how they began learning the trade. Interestingly, you don’t even need to become a CPA to become a professional bookkeeper.

You just need to learn the basics through online courses or short courses at your local community college.

As a work-from-home bookkeeper, you can target fellow online entrepreneurs, small business owners, and other non-traditional individuals as clients. Even freelancers need their books done each year, so it’s up to you to market your services and earn anywhere between $34k to $70k a year.

9. Event Planner

Average Starting Salary: $63,000 to $84,000
Degree Required: No

You don’t need to have a degree to plan events, but if you make it big and become popular, you can earn big bucks.

You can stick with a single specialization (like children’s parties), or go with everything from corporate events to weddings.

Event planning isn’t 100% done from home, since you do have to be at the events you’ve planned. But your office could very well manage the daily operations of an event planning business.

10. Copywriter

Average Starting Salary: $76,000 to $120,000 a year
Degree Required: No

Writing spans across various industries (check out these weird, but legit writing jobs.

The need for copy is high for web development, advertising, and other creative industries.

You can have no degree and still land high-paying writing jobs, even if you’re a beginner. You just have to know where to look.

Even with the advent of AI (artificial intelligence) tools, the demand for highly-skilled copywriters remains high.

11. Photographer

Average Starting Salary: $53,000 to $71,000
Degree Required: No

You must have the eye and skills to succeed in photography as you enter the industry, but you can earn significantly even without formal education.

Your salary would also depend on the kind of photos you prefer to focus on: events, magazines, advertising, and so on.

12. Consultant

Average Starting Salary: Up to $100,000
Degree Required: Yes/No

For those who are extremely knowledgeable about a specific topic, consulting is big business wherever you go.

Guide someone on how to make it big at affiliate marketing, or become the advisor for someone planning to invest money in the stock market.

Whatever your expertise may be, there is a huge chance someone is looking exactly for what you’re offering. And they’re willing to pay to pick your brain for it.

IT consultants require a degree and extensive experience in the industry. Marketing or business consultants must have years-long of agency experience. Travel consultants do not really need a degree, but experience in travel is a must.

13. Accountant

Average Starting Salary: $72,000
Degree Required: Yes

Use your love of crunching numbers by taking a job as an accountant.

You can perform this role from home and still be able to review expenses, invoices, tax documents, and other financial data.

Specialization, such as corporate finance, taxes, investments, etc. could lead to higher-paying jobs.

14. IT Support Specialists

Average Starting Salary: $57,000
Degree Required: No

IT support specialists help others with their technical problems.

With the availability of voice chat, messenger apps, and virtual assistance tools, IT support specialists can perform their jobs even from home.

Most companies require a bachelor’s degree, but if you have experience with a customer support role, this could also be an advantage.

15. Project Coordinator

Average Starting Salary: $54,000
Degree Required: Yes/No

Project coordinator is like a manager that ensures a particular project runs as scheduled and efficiently.

This role is usually found in the marketing and IT industry.

Education requirements would vary, but usually have to be related to the industry of the company. Some don’t even require a bachelor’s degree.

15 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs You Need to Do in the Office or Field

Now, let’s focus on 15 high-paying entry-level jobs that you cannot do in the comforts of your own home.

With the following jobs, you need to go to the field or into the office.

1. Data Scientist

Average Starting Salary: $96,400 a year
Degree Required: No

I first wrote in 2018 how being a data scientist has been the hottest career, and it continues to be the top choice for entry-level jobs even in 2024.

While some companies are offering this position with flexible remote/work-from-home options, your workstation at home must be fully equipped to handle sensitive information. Crunching numbers and data requires secured networks.

2. Software Engineer

Average Starting Salary: $86,800 a year
Degree Required: Yes

Software engineers build games, programs, and operating software that you use on your computer. Armed with programming languages and engineering principles, software engineers are integral to the tech industry.

You need a ton of educational training and skills to perform the job of a software engineer. You must be an expert in software design, software testing, software debugging, software documentation, and so on.

Aside from having a high starting salary for entry-level positions, the job outlook for software engineers continues to be high, with a 22% expected increase from 2019 to 2029.

3. Systems Engineer

Average Starting Salary: $80,300 a year
Degree Required: Yes

There will be a wide-ranging number of industries that could hire you as a systems engineer. From software development to civil engineering, robotics, and even newer niches like nanotechnology requires system engineers to develop and monitor system performance.

“Systems” is a very broad term and can mean anything from bridges to computer chips, spaceships, and so on.

As you guessed, you’ll need a degree, preferably in computer science or software engineering, to land an entry-level systems engineer position.

4. UX Designer

Average Starting Salary: $76,500 a year
Degree Required: Yes

I talked about the importance of user experience (UX) in web design and SEO in the past, but being a UX designer is definitely a lot more complicated.

Simply put, UX involves research, A/B testing, design, mapping, and various processes to improve a user’s experience on a website, within an app, while using a computer program, or other processes.

It may sound simple, but aside from having the technical skills to understand the design of a computer program, UX designers should also have the creative eye and strong research skills to find out what users think of the project.

This is probably the reason why UX designers have high salaries, even for entry-level positions. Plus, the addition of phone apps to this industry means that the demand for UX designers will continue for years to come.

5. Java Developer

Average Starting Salary: $75,300 a year
Degree Required: No

Those who have programming backgrounds with expertise in Java, data structures, computer architecture, etc. will have a fruitful career as a Java developer.

Traditionally, you’ll need to get a degree and specialize in Java, but with all the online resources available today, you can self-study and become an expert in programming with Java.

6. Software Developer

Average Starting Salary: $72,000 a year
Degree Required: Yes

Software developers are the backbone of the tech world and most businesses. These programmers are responsible for designing, installing, testing, re-writing, maintaining, documenting, and troubleshooting software systems.

Software developers ensure online shops are fully functional and secure for our credit cards to process. They build POS systems, transportation systems, and many more. As such, they are employed in IT, corporations, public organizations, start-ups, and every other industry sector you can think of.

Entry-level software developers can land a job right after completing a degree. They just need to be proficient with Java, C++, Linux, .NET, Visual Basic, Oracle, and PHP.

7. Physical Therapist

Average Starting Salary: $71,600 a year
Degree Required: Yes

You’ll need several years to complete physical therapy coursework and on-the-job training, but once you’re certified to work as a physical therapist, the salary isn’t too bad for an entry-level position.

This job can be physically taxing with most hours of the shift on your feet, so be prepared. Many physical therapists do find the job fulfilling since they help patients recover from surgery, injuries, and illnesses.

8. Business Analyst

Average Starting Salary: $69,200 a year
Degree Required: Yes

Business analysts help businesses in researching, planning, developing, and assisting in the implementation of information technology solutions within the company. Specific tasks vary between jobs and the industry.

If you’re interested in this job, you can become a business analyst even with a two-year degree in any business-related course.

9. Investment Banking Analyst

Average Starting Salary: $67,900 a year
Degree Required: Yes

As an investment banking analyst, you are consulted by individuals and companies whenever they plan to invest in specific firms. Investment banking analysts can specialize in industries like tech, healthcare, finance, or manufacturing. They are up-to-date with market trends, since they study, develop and maintain investments on behalf of their clients.

While “investment banking analyst” is considered an entry-level position, the compensation doesn’t reflect it. You also don’t stay in this position longer than 3 years, especially if you’re good at your job, since you can easily go up the ladder and land senior roles in this profession.

10. Nuclear Power Reactor Operator

Average Starting Salary: $64,600 a year
Degree Required: No

This is a bit different from the tech jobs listed here, but if you’re near a nuclear power plant and interested in working there, why not try your luck applying for a nuclear power reactor operator job?

You don’t need a college degree, but you do have to pass a certification test so you’re guaranteed to handle nuclear reactors, perform routine maintenance and manage nuclear power production processes.

The high entry-level salary is most likely due to the risk involved in this job.

11. Lab Technician

Average Starting Salary: $46,000 to $50,000
Degree Required: Certification

As beginner lab techs, you’ll be assisting scientists and senior technicians with research and lab experiments.

You will be responsible for organizing specimen, running tests, recording results, writing reports and performing other tasks involved in the research.

12. Direct Support Professional

Average Starting Salary: $78,000
Degree Required: No

If you love helping people, but cannot afford the long educational requirements of a nurse or a doctor, becoming a direct support professional (DSP) is your next best bet.

DSPs offer care for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. You’ll be helping them with day-to-day tasks, such as cooking, eating, dressing up, peeing, and so on.

Aside from having a clean police record, a driver’s license is one of the few requirements to become a direct support professional.

13. Petroleum Engineer

Average Starting Salary: $85,000
Degree Required: Yes

Petroleum engineers are one of the highest paid engineering careers around.

Not everyone can do the job of Petroleum Engineers. They design and develop methods for extracting oil or gas from below the Earth’s surface, which means they go in the middle of the ocean or desserts or other far-flung areas to find sources of oil/gas.

14. Research Associate

Average Starting Salary: $59,000 to $67,000
Degree Required: Yes

Becoming a research associate is a perfect job for those taking up their Master’s Degree. It can be a rewarding entry-level job that focuses on your industry of choice.

As a research associate, you help professors, academic researchers, and other professionals with their research. You sort data, analyze information and create reports.

15. Police Officer

Average Starting Salary: $58,000 per year
Degree Required: high school diploma or GED

Entry-level police officers enforce the law under the supervision of senior police officers.

As a newbie to the force, entry-level police officers are trained to respond to calls, investigate crime, enforce traffic, patrol specific areas, conduct interviews, and testify in court, among others.

High Paying Entry Level Jobs Aren’t Hard to Find

Your first entry-level job, or your first entry-level job after switching careers or rejoining the workforce, may be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make.

I hope this list of high-paying entry-level jobs has given you some options to consider.

If you’ve graduated college, or almost graduating, I hope this list dispels the notion that all entry-level jobs pay only minimum wage.

While you’re applying and waiting for callbacks, check out our list of online jobs for college students or this long list of side hustles to earn some pocket money.

20 Sites That Offer Work-At-Home Legal Writer Jobs

If you’re a lawyer, a legal professional, or at least have a legal educational background who knows how to write and prefers to work from home, you’re in luck: various legal firms and agencies are now offering legal writer jobs for creating content on their websites, as well as their clients’ websites.

Best of all, these firms are specifically looking for legal writers who can work from home to reduce the overhead costs of hiring someone to travel to their office.

But why would they need legal writers in the first place?

The internet has certainly changed plenty of industries, and the legal profession is among them.

More and more people are searching for legal information online, including other law professionals, law students, and most importantly, potential clients.

Law firms and offices have wised up and started to offer information resources on their websites that are optimized for search engines so that those who search for this information will find their way to their website.

More relevant content on their websites means search engines can index their sites better, building their domain authority and driving traffic to their websites.

In today’s post, I list down companies that are offering legal writer jobs that you can do from home.

How much does a legal writer make?

The average salary of legal writers is around $46,500 per year or about $22 per hour, though the range falls between $18 to $28 (Source).

Higher education and more technically demanding writing jobs will yield higher pay.

A few job ads have six-figure salaries attached to them.

Where to Find Legal Writer Jobs

Here are 20 sites that regularly recruit legal writers.

1. LegalMatch

If you are just starting out in the area of legal writing, this company is a good place to go and gain some experience.

LegalMatch is a website dedicated to connecting their customers with legal issues to the right lawyer.

Their specialties include Family, Employment, Criminal Defense, Real Estate, Business, Immigration, Personal Injury, Estate, Bankruptcy, Government, and Intellectual Property.

They also have a Law Library, which they take pride in as one of the most comprehensive and popular online legal resources.

LegalMatch Jobs

The LegalMatch corporate headquarters is located in San Francisco, CA, but they have offices in Reno and Las Vegas, NV, Austin, TX, and a development center in Cebu, Philippines.

They currently don’t have legal writer positions open, but they do open this periodically, so check their careers site from time to time.

2. Quimbee

Quimbee offers materials to help law students ace their law courses and prepare for the bar.

It contracts legal writers to help build out its growing library of case studies and summaries, online courses, articles, and white papers as well as study guides and practice questions for the Bar.

To apply for a remote freelance legal writer job with Quimbee, you must have graduated from a law school.

Experience with law journals is a plus.

3. Legal Writing Institute

The Legal Writing Institute (or LWI) is a non-profit organization that aims to improve and develop professional legal writing by supporting the development of teaching resources and forums.

They offer legal instruction and writing jobs from all around the country. LWI also posts them to their online job board.

Not all the posted jobs are remote and work-from-home; however. It pays to be on the lookout, since there are the occasional posting for remote writer or instructor.

The site is also a good source of legal information and news, and it publishes its own journal.

Legal Writing Institute  membership is free.

4. Nolo

Nolo has been publishing do-it-yourself legal guides since 1971.

The company has since evolved with technology, and now Nolo.com and the Nolo Network is one of the internet’s largest free libraries of legal information.

They also have a lawyer directory to help you find just the right lawyer for your needs.

Martindale-Nolo is a partnership between Nolo and Martindale-Hubbell that offers a highly targeted lead generation service that helps attorneys and law firms grow their practice.

If you’re looking for legal writer jobs, Martindale-Nolo periodically hires legal writers to create well-written and informative articles on various legal areas. The content covers bankruptcy, criminal law, immigration, Medicaid, personal injury, employment law, and many others.

Currently, Nolo is hiring legal writers to write about veterans benefits and taxes for small business owners.

Payment is made per completed article, and writers work with an editor to decide on topics and submission deadlines.

Writers keep their own byline, and that byline can be linked to their own professional website.

5. PaperStreet

PaperStreet is a web design company that specializes in creating, overhauling, and maintaining websites for lawyers, attorneys, and law firms.

Aside from web design, they offer content marketing solutions, including blog posts, biographies, press releases, legal articles, newsletters, and social media copy.

The posted content is optimized for external search engines, and may additionally be optimized for website-specific, internal search engines.

They periodically hire legal writers to create content for uploading to websites for law firms and attorneys. Check this page for instructions on how to apply as a legal writer to PaperStreet.

They also post openings for legal writer jobs on job boards.

6. LawLytics

LawLytics builds and maintains websites especially for solo practitioners and small law firms.

The company offers website features that are specific to law websites such as:

  • contact forms that users can easily customize for lead management,
  • blogging tools that make it easier to create law-related articles, and
  • tools to organize your case results so you can showcase them.

LawLytics is currently looking for remote legal writers to help create compelling content, such as original articles and detailed blog posts for various attorney websites and blogs.

They require a bachelor’s degree and extensive online writing experience, and the salary is around $13 to $20 an hour.

Check the LawLytics Careers page to see available positions.

7. BluShark Digital

BluShark Digital is a digital marketing company providing SEO solutions to both small and big law firms as well as solo legal practitioners.

They are on the lookout for Freelance Legal Marketing Writers and Freelance Legal Copywriters who can create SEO-optimized content for BluShark’s clients.

A law degree is an advantage but not required.

As legal writers for BluShark Digital, you’re valued for willingness to learn and being reliable more than a college degree. Salary starts at $22 per written webpage (550 to 770 words) for new content writers.

Find openings for these two positions on their job board.

8. Upsolve

Upsolve is a nonprofit tech startup that helps people file for bankruptcy on their own, guides them through the forms, and assists them with wiping their slates clean to improve their credit.

They’re currently looking for remote Consumer Legal & Finance Attorney Content Writers to help the layperson understand bankruptcy, student loans, debt collection, debt settlement, debt consolidation, foreclosure, repossession, creditor harassment, and many other legal concepts.

Upsolve needs law school grads that can put out 10 or more articles a month and able to break down complex topics for a general audience.

To apply, email rohan[at]upsolve[dot]org the following:

  1. your résumé
  2. a brief description of yourself and why you would be a good fit for this position
  3. 2 to 3 writing samples, preferably about online pieces related to finance/law

9. Exela Technologies

Exela Technologies is a global business process automation (BPA) currently providing services to companies in the banking, healthcare, insurance, and other smaller industries.

The company also support companies in the legal industry.

As such, they’re always looking for Freelance Legal Researcher and Writer to create 275- to 450-word blog posts about US legal topics like personal injury, family law, business law, criminal law, or civil law.

The position pays $12 per written assignment.

10. Verbit

Verbit is a transcription and captioning company trusted by top institutions, court reporting agencies, and various other organizations.

They’re currently looking for a Content Writer in the legal space to create effective content regarding legal topics for different written media, such as ebooks, whitepapers, blog posts, etc.

They need a writer who has at least 2 years of experience as a content writer and preferably from the legal industry.

More: Job Boards To Search For Legal Writer Job Listings

You’d be surprised at how many legal writer positions are posted on generic job boards.

11. FlexJobs

FlexJobs is a subscription-based job board that focuses on listing only freelance and/or telecommute work.

As such, it usually offers several legal writer jobs through various companies as well as blogs and websites. Freelancers who want to be regularly updated about available contract work that can be performed from home should consider signing up with FlexJobs.

12. Upwork

This site offers completely remote legal writing gigs in such fields as contract, family, criminal, intellectual property, and corporate law.

In most cases, the writer performs online research and then rewords the findings into plain English for both lawyers and their clients.

Payment varies depending on work length and experience of the writer.

13. Indeed

Indeed offers quite a number of legal writer positions and is another free resource that freelancers should be checking out, and often.

By imputing the search terms “legal writer” and removing any location reference, you can get at least 5 results. Positions can be further narrowed by salary range, job type, and experience level.

14. Virtual Vocations

This job board frequently lists freelance and legal writing jobs in subject areas such as bankruptcy, family law, estate planning, etc.

While site membership is a requirement of accessing hiring company names, this membership provides a convenient way to access job listings that are completely remote and telecommute.

15. Contena

This new job board periodically accepts new members, but you can still search the site for legal writing jobs for free and even learn which companies/clients are hiring. It appears that most, if not all, writing jobs listed here are remote and on a freelance basis.

Contena Jobs

16. Writers.work

This platform has a lot of legal writing jobs, but you first need to register to be able to access the listings.

You can also work on your profile, which is searchable by companies. If you’ve  got an impressive CV and portfolio, agencies could message you directly for work.

17. Writer Hire

WriterHire is your gateway to a global community of elite freelance legal writers.

This job site pairs you up with leading enterprises in need of legal writing assistance.

18. LawClerk

Many independent lawyers and law firms seek the help of freelance legal associates or lawyers offering legal writing services.

LawClerk.legal makes it easy to connect with these firms.

What’s great about this site is that you can work as a remote legal writer in an hourly basis or project basis.

19. ProBlogger Job Board

While this job board lists a wide range of writing projects, ProBlogger is home to many seasoned writers. It’s good to be in the company of these professionals.

20. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great resource for anyone looking to network directly with law firms and other lawyers.

The platform has its own job marketplace and a search engine that focuses only on professionals, employment, and industry leaders.

As a legal writer, actively posting on your LinkedIn page promotes your writing to the world. You can do this without spending a cent, too!

2024 Update: Are there Still Legal Writer Jobs in the World of AI?

Since mid-2022, AI (Artificial Intelligence) have shaken many industries to its core.

The launch of ChatGPT and other AI tools led many publications to report that “AI could replace up to 300 million full-time jobs,” including writing jobs.

AI is making content creation easier because it could assist in research, critical thinking and reduce writer’s block significantly.

So, with that said, is legal writing jobs still a good option in 2024?

The answer is a resounding YES.

This is because unlike general-info writing, corporate legal writer, legal analyst, brief writer, legal copywriter and legal editor requires years of expertise that no automated tools could produce just yet.

Since AI relies on information gathered online, and legal writing usually differs on a case-to-case basis, this sub-niche of the writing industry remains safe from being obsolete by technology.

Start Applying For Legal Writer Jobs Today!

If being a legal writer is something you truly want to pursue, I hope the list above helps you find the company that fits you the best.

If legal writing isn’t your forte, or you’re interested in other writing jobs you can do at the same time, here are other articles on this site that guide you on how to get other writing jobs from home.

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15 Places Where You Can Find Online Therapist Jobs

Online therapist jobs became an in-demand profession in 2020 during Covid19 and the lockdowns it brought all over the world.

People who have traditionally been visiting their therapists at their respective offices had to do their sessions completely online via Zoom or other video-chat tools.

But did you know that online therapists have been helping people with their personal issues for years? Yes, I even discussed online counseling a few years back.

Aside from studies (like this and this) showing the benefits of online therapy to patients, it is also beneficial to therapists because:

  • The location wouldn’t be a problem anymore, and you would be able to accept patients from all over the country or even from other parts of the world.
  • Studies have shown that therapists spend about 10% less time with online sessions, which means they can accommodate more patients
  • The cost of online therapy is more affordable than face-to-face sessions
  • Online therapies encourage more patients to seek help because of the lower fees, the anonymity of therapy sites, and even the ease of scheduling sessions
  • Receive fewer session cancelations because there will be no more commuting to and from the clinic

If you’ve already been practicing as a therapist, here’s how you can bring your profession online…

How to Become an Online Therapist

As you might have guessed, the qualifications you need to become an online therapist are mostly the same as those required for a career as an in-person therapist.

To become an online therapist, you must have the following:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in any relevant field, such as psychology
  • Master’s degree in social work or counseling
  • 300 to 600 hours of internship and practicum
  • License from the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination
  • Ph.D. in a specification
  • Further counseling continuing education

As an online therapist, you must also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

You’ll be relying on technology to “meet” patients as an online therapist. As such, you must subscribe with a stable internet connection, and a comprehensive phone plan you could use for calling or texting patients.

While not required, a practice management software with built-in (EHR) electronic health records (such as TheraNest or Simple Practice) could help organize your virtual practice.

12 Places to Find Online Therapist Jobs

Joining online therapy platforms is good for therapists who are just starting to make a name for themselves.

The downside to using such platforms is that online therapists make less money per hour. They also have very little or no control over which client to work with.

However, by joining one or all of the platforms (below), therapists can take advantage of secure and HIPAA-compliant technology without huge investments, get marketing-done-for-them (which means they no longer have to search for clients), and benefit from the platform’s customer service helpdesk.

1. BetterHelp

If you’re checking out online therapy jobs, there’s a big chance you’ve already discovered BetterHelp.

BetterHelp is one of the biggest therapy platforms around. It is known for having live sessions and call sessions available for patients.

Anyone who has a background as a psychologist, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, and professional counselor can apply with BetterHelp.

  • BetterHelp Therapist Salary: $26 to $30 per hour. BetterHelp claims that depending on a therapist’s caseload and time commitment, one can earn as much as $8500/month.
  • Pros of BetterHelp: You know BetterHelp spends a lot of time with marketing since it is one of the first results on Google when you look for online therapy.

This means a lot for a therapist who has no idea how to find patients online.

  • Cons of BetterHelp: Therapists are matched to patients via a questionnaire would-be patients take when joining BetterHelp, which may feel impersonal for both the patient and therapist but works for BetterHelp.

Pay is the best out of all online therapy jobs, but it is still significantly less compared to traditional therapy fees.

2. TalkSpace

TalkSpace is another popular therapy site that I featured in the past and still stands today. That much shows how stable the company is – and with over 1 million patients, there’s plenty of people to help.

  • TalkSpace Therapist Salary: $20 to $25 per hour. Pay depends on which plan the patient chose (quarterly payments means lesser pay for therapists).
  • Pros of TalkSpace: TalkSpace employs real people to match patients with therapists, which means the process instantly becomes more personal and customized.

Like BetterHelp, there are live sessions available and therapists could communicate to patients via video-message, text or voice calls. Customer service of TalkSpace is impressively rated high by clients.

  • Cons of TalkSpace: Therapists are required to respond to patient messages within a certain time, which means there might be pressure to reply just for the sake of replying (instead of actually digging in deep into the patient’s issue).

And because the patient-therapist matching is done manually, it could also take time for TalkSpace to bring patients to you.

3. 7 Cups (formerly called 7 Cups of Tea)

7 Cups has been helping teenagers and adults with their personal problems since July 2013.

The notable difference between 7 Cups and similar providers is that this company welcomes “listeners” or volunteers who help out and literally “listen” to people without charge, which means clients are not required to get a paid plan to “be heard.”

However, 7 Cups also offer online therapist jobs for certified therapists willing to help paid clients.

  • 7 Cups Therapist Salary: 7 Cups pay therapists per client per month. If a client is paying for $150/month plan, therapists get to take home about $90 of this fee.
  • Pros of 7 Cups: Therapists assist one-on-one, pairs or groups of patients ages 13 years old and up.

There is a 7 Cups app and chat room assigned to each patient, which makes it easy to handle multiple clients at a time.

  • Cons of 7 Cups: The monthly “retention fee” you earn means you’d have to respond to that particular client at least twice a day, Mondays through Fridays.

While this is perfectly okay, what many therapists here complain about is being forced to “see” patients who are under the trial period and continue to assist them throughout the month pro-bono when they cancel.

4. Regain

If you’re looking for online therapist jobs that focus on relationships, Regain is the right platform for you.

Therapists and patients are allowed to choose which method of communication they prefer – video calls, chat, text, and so on.

  • Regain Therapist Salary: C0uples pay between $160 and $280 per month for unlimited sessions, which means therapists get about 50% to 75% of the fee.
  • Pros of Regain: Therapists with relationship counseling experience can focus on their specialization. The platform makes it easy to use and cater to two people even if they are not physically in the same place.
  • Cons of Regain: This platform may be too limiting for new therapists trying to find their specializations. For some, the income may not feel worth it because of the multiple clients for one price.

5. Amwell

Unlike the platforms above, Amwell also offers physical health consultations.

Amwell therapists work alongside other types of doctors as one big group of telehealth providers.

  • Amwell Therapist Salary:  Therapists earn based on their experience. Those with a Master’s degree earn a bit less to therapists with a Ph.D.
  • Pros of Amwell: Amwell is accredited by the American Telemedicine Association and is home to over 500 therapists nationwide.

The company has a renowned video system, which makes online sessions feel like traditional in-person sessions.

  • Cons of Amwell: Because Amwell is a trusted brand that accepts doctors from all over the country, the main problem therapists would have with Amwell is the number of patients referred to them.

6. Doctor on Demand

Doctor on Demand is similar to Amwell – it is a platform that supports patients in need of medical (physical) advice and counseling on anxiety, depression, coping, and other mental health issues.

  • Doctor on Demand Therapist Salary: This isn’t disclosed (except for an estimate of $112,785/year or about $60/hour posted on Indeed.com).

However, it does state that therapy prices are $129 (for 25 minutes session) or $179 (50-minutes), while psychiatry prices start at $299/session, which are fees A LOT higher than other platforms.

  • Pros of Doctor on Demand: Doctor on Demand has fewer therapists on board, which means you’d have better chances of pairing with clients.

They also accept all major credit cards and health insurance plans.

And since appointments can be paid on a per-session basis, clients wouldn’t feel trapped in a long-term payment plan.

  • Cons of Doctor on Demand: The higher fee may turn off clients, which means fewer clients paired with you.

7. MDLive

MDLive works like Amwell and Doctor on Demand.

It is an all-in-one medical solution for patients in need of instant, telehealth advice from certified physicians, therapists, psychologists, and other medical providers.

  • MDLive Therapist Salary: Depending on a patient’s insurance plan, therapy costs up to $110 and psychiatry up to $300 per session.

It is estimated that therapists here earn somewhere between $55 and $70 per hour.

  • Pros of MDLive: Provides online prescription to treat anxiety, insomnia, Trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, and other mental health problems.
  • Cons of MDLive: Therapy and psychiatry services on MDLive are very popular, which makes it hard for patients to get an appointment.

The problem for providers is that once patients get a prescription from a psychiatrist, they tend to skip therapy completely.

8. Presence (formerly Global Teletherapy)

Global Teletherapy, which partnered with Presence, has been providing high quality teletherapy to schools and students for over 10 years.

Online therapists work with principals, school managers, and students who require support via online trusted video conferencing.

  • Global Teletherapy Therapist Salary: The average Global Teletherapy hourly pay ranges from approximately $37 per hour for an Occupational Therapist to $39 per hour for a Speech Language Pathologist. Professionals here can potentially earn between $77,000 to $78,000 per year.
  • Pros of Global Teletherapy: Competitive salary, supplemental pay for non-clinical hours, and monthly PD events
  • Cons of Global Teletherapy: New management (from Presence) will bring about changes from the Global Teletherapy’s past processes. Learning curve may be needed.

9. Synergy eTherapy

Synergy eTherapy is inviting passionate and highly-skilled Independent Licensed Clinicians interested in reaching more people who require mental healthcare online.

Licensed therapists specialize in a range of mental health services online, including counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, families, and teens.

  • Synergy eTherapy Therapist Salary: The estimate average salary for Synergy eTherapy therapists is around $70,609 per year, or the hourly rate of Synergy eTherapy rate is $34.
  • Pros of Synergy eTherapy: Therapists have the option to accept insurance, which means you can potentially get more clients. Also, clients can directly pick their therapist (and not be paired by an algorithm).
  • Cons of Synergy eTherapy: Only available for therapists legally working in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin. This means not all therapists can join the Synergy eTherapy network.

10. Online-Therapy.com

Online-therapy.com is continuously on the lookout for therapy practitioners to join their massive network.

While performing online therapist jobs on this platform, professionals can choose to do the work part-time or full-time.

Clients can be assisted via worksheets, messages and live sessions (video, voice or text chat).

  • Online-Therapy.com Therapist Salary: Therapists here could make $30-$70 USD per hour, but this hourly rate increases the more hours you work.Those who work more than 120 hours per month (30 hours per week) could also get a  $700 USD bonus.
  • Pros of Online-Therapy.com: Easy sign-up process that matches you with clients. $500 sign-on bonus.
  • Cons of Online-Therapy.com: Discount offered to clients for first month and when canceling the subscription, which could affect therapist salary. Clients also cannot message therapists directly.

** Note that some salary information came from Glassdoor.com and Indeed.com.

Other Ways to Find Online Therapist Jobs

Some online therapy sites are focused on a specific area or demographic. Here are two good examples:

11. TeenCounseling.com

This site was designed as a platform for teens and young adults (ages 13 to 19) suffering from stress, anxiety, bullying, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, bullying, and other mental health issues.

12. PrideCounseling.com

PrideCounseling.com also helps with all issues that TeenCounseling.com therapists tackle, except Pride Counseling supports the LGBTQ community.

Both of these sites welcome new therapists to join their communities, so head over to their sites if you’re interested in working with teens or LGBTQ.

DIY Online Therapy Services

The last and most beneficial way of bringing a therapist’s career online is by doing it himself/herself.

It would be a lot of work because you’d need to set-up your own website, find practice management software to keep patient records safe, market your therapy services to attract new patients, and handle day-to-day operations (such as getting appointments).

Of course, you can always hire someone to do these tasks for you, but it would cost you the money you wouldn’t be spending if you joined online therapy sites instead.

The biggest advantage of managing your own practice is freedom and flexibility.

First of all, you can control your own fees.

Also, you can decide which patients you want to work with, instead of letting the algorithm of a platform decide if your credentials would fit a patient’s needs.

Seek Online Therapist Jobs or Offer Sessions Independently?

As a work-from-home therapist, your most-important decision lies in choosing to offer your services independently, or join therapy sites.

Both methods are legitimate and have given success to therapists from around the world, but they’re not for everyone.

I recommend newly licensed therapists to start with therapy sites. It would let them focus on the work and not deal with marketing, patient leads, and so on. The pay may be lower, but this method could help them build their client base, reputation, and skills all at the same time.

For experienced therapists with existing patients and a fully-functional traditional practice, it would be best to bring their entire practice online themselves.

The massive dip in hourly fee would be devastating to any therapist’s career if they chose to join therapy sites and earn between $20 to $40 an hour when they could invoice for $100 or beyond per session.

Whichever route you decide to take, it is still good news to know that people are welcoming virtual therapy with open arms and that online therapist jobs have a bright future ahead.

Want to continue reading about these work-from-home jobs? Check my guide on becoming a spiritual therapist, or starting as an online counselor vs. online therapist.

15 Types of Work-from-Home Legal Jobs

Traditionally, when you think “legal jobs,” one envisions men and women in power suits bustling about in an office with shelves full of law books. But recently, there has been more work-from-home legal jobs available for people who need or want to work in the legal field but want more flexibility in their work life.

The legal profession often requires daily face-to-face communications, negotiations, and transactions.

But times are changing.

Many law firms have been looking to cut costs and increase efficiency by being open to more flexible working arrangements.

With such set-ups, legal professionals can now come in as little as once or twice a week or even not at all.

Today, let’s look at the work-from-home legal jobs available for lawyers and other legal professionals can apply for.

15 Types of Work From Home Legal Jobs

The following jobs may have different names, depending on the company offering these roles.

This list of legal jobs isn’t exhaustive, but I’m sure you’ll get a good idea of the available work-from-home options for you.

1. Virtual Freelance Lawyer

By definition, a lawyer is someone who has finished training in the field of law and passed the bar exams who provides advice on legal matters.

As a lawyer working for a firm, you’ve probably worked from home, from a coffee house, or from everywhere else to juggle your workload.

When you switch to work-from-home legal jobs, the tasks you did as a lawyer in your traditional 9-to-5 job remain the same. You can continue practicing your specialization.

The only difference is that you’ll have total control over where you meet clients.

It can be through video-conferencing, a nearby restaurant, or even your home office.

2. Contractual Attorney or Trial Consultant

An attorney (or attorney-at-law) is a lawyer who is qualified and licensed to represent clients in court.

Although it is used interchangeably with the term “lawyer” in the US, we’ll adhere to the definition of the term “attorney” to differentiate the tasks.

When law firms suffer from work backlog, they hire contractual attorneys to help meet deadlines, even if it means they do the job from home.

Working from home as an attorney is quite possible thanks to technological advancements.

These days, attorneys are able to meet with clients, attend litigation remotely, and negotiate on behalf of clients with video-conferencing tools and cloud-sharing apps.

As an attorney-at-law with court experience, you can also work as a behind-the-scenes trial consultant for other legal professionals.

Since you’re not required to show up in court, your job can be completely performed from home.

3. Virtual Paralegal

Paralegals provide support to attorneys whenever they are swamped with caseloads.

As a virtual paralegal, you perform the same tasks, except that you correspond with attorneys and clients via e-mails, phone calls, video calls, and other similar ways.

Virtual paralegals can handle various tasks, from drafting documents to filling forms, helping with research, and other tasks that are allowed within the bounds of their role.

Since paralegals are not lawyers and have not passed the bar, their work often goes through a practicing lawyer.

The upside to this is that paralegals often take up an unofficial “specialization”, such as immigration law, human rights, and so on since they focus on the same specialization as the lawyer they work for.

4. Legal Researcher

Generally speaking, a person who works in legal research is someone dedicated to learning everything they can about the cases they’re currently working on.

The more information legal researchers gather, the higher their chances of helping the team win a case.

The bulk of the work of legal researchers happens weeks before the actual litigation process in the courtroom.

Legal research is what helps attorneys tie evidence presented to past cases and existing laws.

If you’re interested in this kind of home-based legal job, feel free to check what I’ve written about making money as a courthouse researcher in the past.

And as you can guess, researching do not necessarily require you to be in the office (or library) to fulfill your research responsibilities.

Even your research can be sent digitally via PDF or images.

5. Legal Writers and Editors

If you have a background in law and you have a knack for writing, you’ve got a pretty in-demand set of skills right there.

You can draft briefs, write motions and memos, and handle every kind of document a law firm needs, regardless of case type or specialization.

You can also edit legal documents, or analyze long documents and write summaries.

Here are some sites to help you find legal writing jobs online.

Outside the traditional law industry, you can also blog about law, write a legal e-book, and other types of publications.

In bigger agencies where tons of content are produced, legal editors work hand-in-hand with writers as a team. This helps in seamless submissions of work with a second (or third) pair of eyes double-checking written legal materials.

6. Legal Sales Executive

If you’ve found success in a sales position before, having the additional legal knowledge helps you land a very specific profession: legal sales executive.

This role is responsible for selling products or services that legal professionals may need in their day-to-day jobs.

This can be anything from a subscription from Bloomberg Law to Westlaw’s online legal research platform.

Since you know how to communicate with lawyers and other professionals in the law industry, you’d be able to use your communication and persuasion skills more effectively and hopefully land a sale.

This role can be freelance, or a full-time sales job with a company.

7. Legal Recruiter

Much like the job of an online recruiter or headhunter, a legal recruiter finds “talent” needed by law firms, courthouses, and private companies looking for specific professionals.

A legal recruiter needs to have a strong background in law as well as extensive experience in human resources.

Recruiters can work from home as a solo headhunter, or become a contractor to a headhunting company.

The choice will be up to you.

8. Legal Transcriptionist/Transcriber, Interpreter, or Translator

Legal professionals don’t need to look too far when it comes to their work-from-home job of choice.

As legal transcriptionists, translators, and interpreters, their job is to transcribe, translate, or interpret legal documents for law firms, law offices, and other professionals in the law industry.

Yes, these work-from-home legal jobs are three separate types of jobs.

I know this.

I lumped them together because their requirements are similar:

  • a firm grasp of legal jargon,
  • knowledge of citations,
  • fast typing speed,
  • writing and proofreading skills,
  • and so on.

Of course, you need to be familiar with the language you’re trying to translate, or the deep legal terms you’re trying to interpret.

9. E-Discovery Professional

E-discovery (shortcut for electronic discovery) is a billion-dollar industry.

With this role, people with legal backgrounds collect and process documents and evidence from lawsuits and criminal cases. They do this to preserve them as electronically stored information (ESI) for future research.

E-discovery professionals can work from home as freelancers.

If you’re lucky to land a contract for a local law firm or something similar, you can even build your own e-discovery firm from scratch.

And with ESI becoming the norm in the law industry, there’s good money and a positive outlook in this line of work.

10. Legal Nurse Consultant

This is a very specific job since you’d have to be familiar with medicine jargon (much better if you have nursing experience) and also know the ins and outs of the legal system.

This skill set enables legal nurse consultants to provide guidance to attorneys involved in medical-related cases.

11. Mediator

Lawyers are amazing at mediating since they can easily find all angles to a story, assess the situation, and settle legal disputes outside of the courtroom.

Private companies, individuals, and other kinds of institutions may hire mediators as contractors on an as-needed basis. With the right set of tools, this job can be performed from home or anywhere around the world.

12. In-House Counsel

Medium to large companies need in-house counsel to oversee legal aspects and provide solid legal advice to management with the main purpose of protecting the company’s legal rights.

Most of the duties of an in-house counsel can be done remotely, as long as you have an open line of communication via email, phone, and video conferencing.

13. Document Reviewer

Document review, known as “doc review” among law students and interns involves sifting through hundreds of thousands to millions of documents that need to be read and tagged for relevance to a particular lawsuit.

Out of all the other work from home legal jobs in this list, document reviewer is probably the dullest, most tedious, and least appealing one.

But it’s a good way to earn while getting your foot in the door in a law firm that you want to work for in a different capacity.

14. Compliance Officer/Specialist

Compliance refers to strict adherence to laws, policies, and regulations set by external entities, such as government agencies and independent organizations. Some of the industries that offer compliance jobs include the financial, healthcare, and telecommunications industries.

Companies prefer to hire lawyers as compliance officers because they’re adept at maneuvering legal intricacies of regulations as well as identifying, addressing, and avoiding compliance risks.

15. Legal Analyst

Legal analysts work with law firms and other non-law organizations.

The primary role of legal analysts is to analyze an organization’s legal documents. They make sure that the documents comply with laws and regulations.

When their organization is facing legal matters, legal analysts may also conduct research, gather evidence, and provide recommendations.

This role can also be fulfilled from the comfort of your own home.

However,  because of the sensitivities of documents, legal analysts may be required to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) when working with documents outside the office.

Where to Find Virtual Legal Jobs

There are listings for various work from home legal jobs in general job boards such as:

Use the job titles above when searching for a particular role. Take note of the job location and make sure the job indicates “remote,” “work-from-home,” “home-based.”

Here are also job boards specific to the legal profession where you can start the search:

Competition landing virtual legal jobs from these law-specific job boards may sometimes be tough, so be patient and don’t give up.

Transitioning from Office to Work from Home Legal Jobs

Transitioning from a traditional office job to a remote job is never easy, regardless of your field of industry or occupation.

But there are a couple of tips to make the transition to doing work from home legal jobs a bit easier.

First, update your LinkedIn profile.

You should be doing this anyway, whether you’re working from home or working in a traditional office setting, but this becomes even more significant for those who are applying for remote legal jobs.

The first thing prospective employers do is to search for your name on the internet and judge from that whether they’ll entertain your application and advance to the next step.

Make sure what they see on your LinkedIn is updated information that plays to your strengths and why you would be perfect for the position you’re applying for.

Second, hone and showcase your technical competence.

When you’re working through telecommute, your technical knowledge is crucial to the performance of your duties.

So when applying for legal jobs, you’ll need to show that you’re comfortable using current legal technology tools, especially data privacy and protection technology.

The less training you need, the more attractive you are to hiring managers and employers.

Finally, remain presentable.

The compulsion to work in PJs and stay in bed all day is strong, but being a legal professional means you’ll need to talk to clients and coworkers, and you’ll need to look your best.

Start your workday like you’re going into an office: shower, do your makeup and hair, wear smart casual clothes (or tops, at the very least), and have your nice coat or jacket handy for those impromptu video conferences or coffee shop meetings.

Work from Home Legal Jobs in 2024

If you’re ready to transition from office to work from home jobs, or simply want to work from home while putting your legal knowledge to good use, hopefully one of the choices we’ve listed resonate with you and inspire you.

With many law firms and companies embracing the work-from-home setup, the legal jobs above are available in 2024 remotely more than ever.

On the other hand, if you’re not picky and don’t mind getting a career that’s not related to the law, here’s a massive list of work from home jobs.

20 Best Jobs for Introverts with Anxiety (and 5 Jobs to Avoid)

Today, we’ll talk about the most suitable jobs for introverts with social anxiety – and several occupations that introverts should avoid.

Introversion is not a mental illness or a personality disorder. It’s a personality type.

However, introversion does make doing certain occupations very difficult.

As an introvert myself, I prefer smaller crowds, solitude, and independence.

Big crowds tend to drain my energy, and so I need some quiet alone time to recharge and re-energize after interacting with people.

Plus, I tend to get distracted easily.

Too much outside stimulation (e.g., noise, passersby in my line of sight, food smells, perfume, and other sensory distractions) leaves me unfocused and overwhelmed.

Because of this, working in an office, especially with plenty of employees, open layouts, and frequent meetings and collaborations holds very little appeal for me.

If this sounds like you, at least take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone (yes, it is with heavy irony that I say that).

This means that the best jobs for introverts are those that allow them to work in quiet spaces and in seclusion. Also, it’s best to allow them to self-manage their work.

Note that this doesn’t mean that introverts aren’t capable of doing difficult jobs or they aren’t hard workers.

If you’re an introvert looking for a job where the work conditions are ideal, go through our list of 20 jobs and consider applying to at least one of them.

The 20 Best Jobs for Introverts with Social Anxiety

If you’re looking for a job where you can get straight to work without having to socialize, here are 20 jobs for you to consider starting.

1. Researcher

The best thing about being a researcher is that it is such a broad category that you’re bound to find an industry or topic that you’re interested in doing research on.

All research positions basically have two requirements:

  • Having excellent written communication
  • Being able to work independently

Being a researcher is one of the best careers for introverts due to the fact that it perfectly utilizes introverts’ strengths and is usually very easy to transition into.

There are plenty of types of research, too: from marketing research to gender studies, to medical research, you’re likely to find a field of research that is interesting to you.

Introverts Desk

2. Freelance Writer

Freelance writing opens up thousands of opportunities for you.

Whether you want to write ebooks, write for blogs, write FAQ pages, publish your own book, write contracts, or ghostwrite strategies, your options are practically endless.

Many introverts love working as freelance writers because of the sheer flexibility that comes with the job.

Plus, the fact that they get to spend a lot of time on their own.

Whether you want to be a freelance writer or a full-time copywriter; this is considered the perfect job for introverts.

How much do writers earn?

  • Surprisingly, you can make as much as $3000 per month or even more just through freelance writing.
  • Pro tip: If you have any previous training in a certain type of writing (e.g., academic writing, scientific writing, or technical writing), then you also get to set higher rates for your clients.
  • If your writing is more specialized, you can even double your expected monthly salary of $6000 a month or more.

3. Crafter

Crafting jobs for introverts

The best jobs almost always involve doing something you love.

If you’re into crafts but dread the idea of going to local fairs, flea markets, or bazaars, then selling on Etsy is a great option for you.

Selling online eliminates the need to talk to too many people.

You also avoid the tendency to be overwhelmed by the many sights and sounds of a public marketplace.

You can limit your online interactions with customers as well.

What’s more, starting your own Etsy business can make you hundreds and even thousands of dollars.

4. Proofreader

Many introverts have top-notch laser focus and attention to detail.

So why not put those skills to use?

If you like spending plenty of quiet time reading, then proofreading might just be your thing.

You will need to spot mistakes, check for spelling and grammatical errors, and re-read texts multiple times to ensure that everything is correct.

The best thing about becoming a proofreader is that anyone can be one – there are no special requirements aside from attention-to-detail.

Here is a list of companies currently looking for proofreaders.

5. Virtual Bookkeeper

Most accounting jobs require a degree, but bookkeeping jobs only need you to be attentive to details, trustworthy, and reliable.

If numbers are your thing, then this is one of the best careers for introverts you can have.

Bookkeeping involves:

  • Creating financial records from scratch
  • Consistently verifying those records
  • Handling, saving, and reporting incoming receipts and purchase orders
  • Keeping track of expenses

If you’re planning on working full-time from home, know that average salaries run around $40k per year.

Being a freelance bookkeeper, however, will help you earn more as you get to set your own rates.

And once you’ve learned the ropes and spent bookkeeping for years, you can even launch your own bookkeeping business from the comforts of your home.

6. Actuary

Another one for all you number-lovers out there—becoming an actuary combines your love for math and your attention to details.

An actuary is someone who not only analyzes hundreds of statistical data but also creates suitable forecasts to match what they find.

The following makes being an actuary a great job for introverts:

  • The fact that you can do it from anywhere. All you need is a computer, Excel skills, and a love for numbers.
  • You can analyze every type of statistical data—from mortality rates to the probability of people going to a movie at night.

7. Data Analyst

Did you study mathematics, statistics, or economics?

If you answered yes to that, then you might want to consider becoming a data analyst.

Your job entails dealing with complex spreadsheets, gathering information, and conducting surveys.

You will later analyze the data and share it with shareholders or managers.

You will need to be experienced in Excel, SQL, PayScale, or Sharepoint.

Data analysts make anywhere from $65k and $110k per year.

8. Blogger

Starting a blog takes little experience but plenty of free time and dedication.

Blogging doesn’t normally fall under the “freelance writing” category, because having a blog is like having your own business.

You’ll have to manage your articles, promote your blog, monetize it, and maximize your profits.

Monetizing your blog may involve running ads, doing affiliate marketing, selling courses and other digital products, selling physical products, selling services, and many other ways.

Always focus on producing as much high-quality content as you can, and you could be one of the people who make six-figure profits per year just from their blogs.

9. Translator

Can you speak a minimum of two languages fluently?

You can consider becoming a freelance (or full-time) translator.

There are plenty of language combinations that are currently in high demand, such as English–Chinese, Arabic–English, and many more.

The more niche your language combination is, the more money you can make.

10. Social Media Manager

Social media managers are highly sought-after by businesses and brands nowadays.

I know what you’re thinking.

Introvert? Social media manager?

Surely you’re joking.

But in truth, this is one of the best jobs for introverts because you don’t need much experience.

Plus all the training you will ever need is available online. You won’t need to get out of the house.

Thousands of courses, online videos, free ebooks, and much more are available.

Given the right training, and if you focus hard enough, you can master social media management in as little as a month.

It can open up an entire career for you in digital marketing, as well.

Managing social media pages involves strategizing creatively, studying the psychology of your target audience, and knowing how to interpret website analytics.

One thing I specifically like about social media management is that it opens a lot of doors for you.

You can expand your services to digital marketing, or even eventually start your own marketing agency.

Social media manager

11. Video Editor

This is an incredible job opportunity for introverts who also want to have the flexibility of working from home.

As video content online increases in popularity, video editors are increasingly in demand nowadays, not only by businesses or brands but also by individuals and influencers.

If you have experience in video editing with different software, file types, and platforms, you can easily make up to $60k per year.

12. Stock Photographer

Are you passionate about photography and unsure how to make money out of it?

Not only are there plenty of ways to make money with photography, but it’s also a perfect career for introverts.

Your photographs can be worth a lot, and the stock photo industry is expected to be worth $4 billion by 2020.

So how does it work?

  • Upload photos to a stock photography website, such as Shutterstock, iStock, Alamy, etc.
  • Set a price.
  • Get a percentage of the profit whenever someone buys the photos you uploaded.

Some people can make up to $3000 from one single image.

13. Transcriber

Everyone knows introverts are generally good listeners.

So it’s no surprise that a good job for introverts is transcription.

What exactly will you be doing then?

It’s simple: You will need to simultaneously listen to an audio track and type what is being said.

Transcription is also quite easy to learn and practice.

You can start by looking for freelance transcription work from different websites.

Transcribers specializing in financial, medical, and legal transcription are in demand nowadays.

Learning to transcribe in these fields will allow you to earn more.

In both cases, the job requires absolutely no contact with other people and you don’t need to go to offices or meetings.

14. Graphic Designer

Many graphic designers are self-professed introverts.

It’s one of the best jobs for introverts because you get to spend plenty of time on your own while exploring your creativity.

You will, however, have to deal with client demands on a daily (if not hourly!) basis.

15. Software Developer

Software development is yet another great career for introverts.

The money is excellent ($98k per year on average), you can easily work from home, and you have no need to interact with other people.

If you can write impressive code, bring apps to life, and develop websites, then you’ve got a promising, cubicle-free career ahead of you.

16. Online Librarian

Bet you didn’t know this job even existed.

The duties of an online librarian are essentially the same as that of a regular librarian.

Tasks of online librarian include:

  • working during online classes to provide online references to university students
  • assisting remote students with the use of library services and equipment.

So basically like a regular librarian, only you won’t have to scan and check out books or return books to shelves.

You’ll generally have to hold a Library and Information Science degree or a Masters in Library Science degree from an accredited institution.

17. Truck Driver

If you’re looking for real-world (not online) work, one of the best introvert jobs is truck driving.

As a truck driver, you spend a lot of time alone moving cargo from one place to the next.

It pays well, too!

Truck drivers can earn about $4,700 to $7000 a month.

You do need to pass a background check,  meet age requirement and maintain a clean driving record.

Check here if you want to see other ways you can get paid to drive.

18. Gardener

If you’re looking for the perfect jobs for introverts with anxiety, I’d recommend gardening.

The sunshine, the peace, the taking care of nature – all help in easing a person’s anxiety.

If you’re worried about pay, since gardeners tend to earn little, there are ways you can bring in more money.

For example, blog about your garden, or use social media to showcase your garden. You don’t even have to show your face, or use your voice to do this.

There are different ways to earn money from these social media platforms – follow here if you’re interested in learning Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, or YouTube monetization.

19. Carpenter

Carpenters work with their hands to design, construct or restore furniture, building structures, frameworks, and other items.

As a carpenter, you can earn an average $48,000 a year.

It’s not much, but carpentry is a low-stress job, particularly if you’re doing it freelance.

20. Animal Breeder or Trainer

Introverts may prefer not to be around plenty of people, but most of them aren’t bother by animals.

In fact, breeding or training animals may even be good for introverts with anxiety.

Pay ranges between $30,000 and $40,000 annually, depending on experience and location.

Salary too small? Here are 15 other ways to make money with animals.

The Worst Possible Jobs for Introverts

Just because a job is online and from home does NOT mean that it’s good for introverts.

Here the top 3 worst jobs for introverts:

1. Phone Customer Support and Cold-Calling Sales Representative

Even though you will mostly be working from home, you will have to constantly talk to people, pick up phone calls, and deal with other’s problems.

A lot of cold-calling sales jobs pay a decent amount of money but the job entails at least 7 hours a day of being on the phone with people convincing them to buy a product or service.

Introverts barely want to interact with humans for prolonged periods of time.

Imagine an introvert being forced to initiate and take charge of a conversation.

Yeah. No thanks.

That could be quite the draining job for introverts.

3. Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents not only have to convince people to buy properties, but there will be plenty of meetings until the deal is closed.

Imagine traveling outside of your comfort zone, meeting people frequently, and then having to sell to them.

Avoid this one too.

4. Financial or Insurance Advisors

To be able to “advice” people with their finances, budgeting, debt management, insurance, or investments, advisors must be able to communicate ideas effectively.

Unfortunately, people-facing roles like financial advisors can be overwhelming for introverts who have anxiety taking to people.

5. Patient-focused Healthcare Worker

Generally, science- or research-related jobs suit introverts.

The challenging part would be to  face patients and patients’ families for hours a day as a doctor, nurse, or caregiver. This can be quite draining on an introvert.

That said, there are specializations that allow introverts to work in solitude, such as:

  • radiologists who interpret X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic images,
  • laboratory technicians who perform blood work, urinalysis, and other diagnostic tests in the laboratory, or
  • biostatisticians who analyze complicated data for hospitals, insurance companies, or epidemiologists.

The Most Suitable Jobs for Introverts with Anxiety

Not all jobs I listed above would make sense for introverts.

Of course, at the end of the day, even if we’re all introverts, we’re still individuals with varying likes and dislikes.

But as you can see from my examples above, there are plenty of suitable jobs for introverts to consider.

You can also learn about more legitimate work from home jobs here or another 100 (yes, seriously) ways you can make money online.

25 Different Medical Transcription Jobs From Home

Are you known for being a fast and accurate typist? Do you have some medical knowledge? Does working from home sound appealing to you? If you answered yes to all of these, then medical transcription jobs from home could be the perfect fit for you.

Luckily for you, medical transcriptionist jobs give you the perfect balance of a job from home and a stable career.

Add to this the flexibility being a medical transcriptionist provides, and you’ve got yourself the perfect job.

Becoming a medical transcriptionist doesn’t, however, happen overnight.

The job needs previous experience, or for you to complete a particular certification program.

Don’t worry, though:

It’s definitely not as complicated as it sounds. In fact, it’s quite simple.

Here’s your guide on how to land a medical transcription job from home!

What do medical transcriptionists do?

Before you learn how to become a medical transcriptionist from home, you need to know exactly what the job entails.

To make it simple for you:

Medical transcription is the process of creating reports and written documents from medical professionals’ audio files and recordings.

  • Create several reports that go into the patient’s medical records.
  • Use dictated recordings to transcribe them.
  • Edit these reports for grammatical errors.
  • Ensure the usage of the correct medical terminology, procedures, and treatments.

Now that you know what you’ll do as a medical transcriptionist, you need to be aware of the steps it takes to become a medical transcriptionist from home.

How to Start Applying for Medical Transcription Jobs

There are a few steps you need to take in order to land a medical transcription job.

These include:

1. Enhance Your Medical Background

Medical Transcription Requirements

Since medical transcription jobs from home focus specifically on the medical field and the dictation of medical professionals, this means that you need a strong medical background.

To be successful, you will need the following:

  • A good grasp of medical terminology
  • General knowledge of medical legalities
  • A good understanding of anatomy

In this case, you will need to ensure getting certified before applying for jobs.

If you’ve worked in a medical facility before or have prior medical experience, then you won’t need to worry about this.

Medical transcription training gives you a solid foundation of the vocabulary that will be used, a general understanding of the human body, and many subjects that you will find yourself encountering during transcribing.

2. Meet the Requirements

Once you’ve put together the medical requirements (see below), you will need to ensure that you have the right general skills to be a transcriptionist, such as typing speed, accuracy, active listening, and the right equipment, including hardware and software.

3. Apply, Apply, Apply.

Start applying for medical transcription jobs from home!

It’s that simple.

Do you have to have a degree to be a medical transcriptionist?

A lot of you are probably wondering what the requirements are to work as a medical transcriptionist.

You will most definitely need a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree. When it comes to degree-level certificates, all you need is either a high-school diploma or a GED. A university degree is not mandatory.

Certified Medical Transcription Training Program

This is mandatory for anyone who’s trying to become a medical transcriptionist. These programs usually take anywhere from 6 to 24 months. This is to ensure that you’re familiar with the following:

  1. Medical terminology
  2. Medical reporting
  3. Medical transcription skills
  4. English composition
  5. Medicolegal issues
  6. Syntax (i.e., spelling, grammar, and punctuation)

Not only is this mandatory, but it will also be very hard for you to find a medical transcription job, even an entry-level one, that doesn’t require a medical background.

Career Step’s Medical Transcription Editor training program takes around 4 months of full-time study and provides you with all of the information you could possibly need.

There are two types of certifications available:

  • RMT = Registered medical transcriptionist
  • CMT = Certified medical transcriptionist (You will have to retest for this every 3 years)

Years ago, you would have needed a special machine to play the cassettes and be able to transcribe.

Luckily, everything can be done digitally now.

You will only need:

  • A word processing software (Microsoft Word works great)
  • Transcription software (different companies may require different software but Express Scribe is one of the most popular)
  • Audio playback software (in case of transcription software glitches)
  • Quality headset
  • A foot pedal that enables you to control playback with your feet
  • A medical dictionary for any medical terms you don’t understand

How much money can you make as a medical transcriptionist?

Medical Transcription Salary

The starting salary for remote medical transcriptionists is around $24 per hour on average.

According to Salary.com, the average annual salary of a medical transcriptionist is around $49k, with the top earners making over $55k per year.

Note that medical transcription jobs from home differ widely and that you’re more likely to get paid based on production. This means that the more you work, the more chances you have of making more money.

The pay structure may also vary depending on where you’re based. Some states pay more than others, and this is also true for workers from different countries.

How you’re paid can also affect your pay; getting paid per audio hour means working faster and taking on more jobs per day can help increase your earnings.

However, the more common way to get paid in medical transcription is per line. The faster you work, and the more work you accept per day, the more you’re paid.

Is there still a demand for medical transcriptionists?

It is no secret that technology has taken over most industries and is slowly transforming the transcription industry as well.

The number of speech-to-text software has increased in the past few years but that doesn’t mean that medical transcription jobs aren’t in demand anymore.

Despite the fact that the software turns the recorded dictation into text, just like you would do, a human element is still very much needed.

Speech-to-text software is still not perfect, especially for different accents and difficult words. Even if the company uses speech-to-text software to automate transcripts, you will still be needed to edit the resulting transcript, as there will likely be misspellings, wrong words, and wrong grammar.

25 Places to Apply for Medical Transcription Jobs from Home

Hopefully, after all the preparation, you’re now ready to check out medical transcription job listings. Here are some of the best websites to check.

1. FlexJobs

Before digging into the rest of the items on this list, I highly recommend starting with FlexJobs.

They constantly scour the Internet for the most up-to-date job postings and find the latest companies currently hiring.

With all the opportunities listed, your job search may not even go further.

Go ahead and browse all the listings for medical transcription jobs available here.

2. AQuity Solutions

AQuity Solutions provides various clinical documentation services, including medical transcription, coding, virtual scribing, and medico-legal documentation.

Currently, there is an opening for a virtual pathology transcriptionist, but it’s worth bookmarking the page and checking back for more opportunities.

3. Pacific Transcription

Pacific Transcription

Pacific Transcription is another company that is constantly hiring typing contractors, including medical transcriptionists.

You would need to have at least three years of experience in medical transcription.

4. Absolute Transcription

This Oklahoma-based medical transcription company prides itself on providing superior medical transcription services to many different branches of medicine.

They vet their transcriptionists carefully, requiring 3 years of clinical experience and in-depth knowledge and understanding of medical terminology.

5. Acusis

Acusis provides clinical documentation solutions to hospitals, large clinics, and physician practices.

They’re currently offering remote medical coding as well as medical transcription jobs.

You’d need at least three years of experience in medical transcription and the ability to transcribe from low-quality audio as well as from speakers for whom English is a second language.

6. Cornerstone Medical Transcription

Cornerstone Medical Transcription provides professional medical transcription services, as well as medicolegal, law enforcement, and general transcription.

To apply for a medical transcription job, fill out the online form on their Careers page and attach your updated résumé.

7. Med-Scribe Transcription Solutions

Founded in 1992, Med-Scribe aims to produce high-quality medical transcriptions with a quick turnaround time.

They are offering medical transcription jobs for part-time employment. That means if you pass their application process, they’ll pay for your social security, Medicare, unemployment, and worker’s comp.

Shift schedules are assigned, so your work hours and workdays are set.

This one isn’t for beginners; they only consider US-based applicants who have experience in either ChartNet or M*Modal Fluency transcription platforms.

8. Fast Chart

Fast Chart Jobs

Fast Chart is a medical transcription company that delivers outsourced clinical documentation and editing services to hospitals, clinics, and physicians.

To apply as a medical transcriber, you’ll need to demonstrate a high level of medical knowledge by getting high marks on their medical language and terminology examination.

Fast Chart allows you to set your own schedule and work when you can. Not only that, they offer competitive rates and pay a premium for holiday and weekend work.

Bear in mind, though, that if you end up working with them, you’ll be considered an independent contractor, and so this job does not include any benefits.

9. EHR Medical Transcription Services

If you’re looking for a fast, reliable, trusted medical transcription service, EHR is proud to provide that service. With their triple-proofing system, transcripts come back with high accuracy.

They’re looking for medical transcriptionists to join their team with at least experience in general transcription. Fill out the form on their Career Opportunities page to submit your application.

10. Perfect Transcription

Perfect Transcription is a physician-owned, physician-managed medical transcription service providing accurate transcripts that can be customized to the clients’ specific requirements.

They require three years prior experience in medical transcription. To apply, either fill out their contact form or email your résumé in MS Word format to recruiting[at]perfecttranscription[dot]com.

11. Transcription For Everyone

Transcription For Everyone provides various transcription services, including legal, Torah, and medical transcription.

To apply for a medical transcription job from home, fill out their contact form with your contact information, your CV, and cover letter.

12. World Wide Dictation

World Wide Dictation is a family-owned business that was one of the first companies to offer digital dictation and medical transcription services over the internet.

You can apply to work for this company as an independent contractor by filling out the form. Under “Opportunity Interested In” select “Medical Transcriptionist.”

13. SoftScript

SoftScript Jobs

SoftScript provides medical transcription services, speech recognition, and provider documentation to hospitals,

They also hire remote scribe assistants to help in charting and billing so physicians can fit more appointments and patients in their workday.

If you want to apply on their careers page, you’ll need to have at least three years of experience and have undergone training from an accredited institution.

14. Transcription HUB

Transcription HUB is another all-around transcription company that provides many different kinds of transcription services for various industries.

Register on their site as a remote transcriber to be evaluated and rated. Then, you can access their listings and you can start doing medical transcription jobs from home.

15. Athreon

Athreon provides speech-to-text solutions to various industries using a combination of AI transcription technology and expert human transcriptionists to produce transcripts that are industry-standard levels.

To be qualified to work medical transcription jobs with them, you’ll have to show proof of completion of a formal training program or 2 years of professional experience as an equivalent.

16. Precision Transcription

Precision Transcription delivers affordable, high-quality dictation and transcription solutions, specifically for the legal and medical industries.

They’re currently looking for medical transcriptionists with at least two years of acute care experience and at least one year of recent on-the-job experience in Medical Transcription.

To apply, fill out their online form and wait to be contacted.

17. iMedX

Founded in 2002, the Atlanta, Georgia-based company has been providing integrated medical document management and health information solutions for healthcare professionals and organizations around the world.

iMedX is always looking for Medical Coding Specialists, usually with a specialization such as radiology or outpatient ancillary. All posi

If you are hired, iMedX offers benefits, paid time off, and education reimbursements.

Requirements would vary on specific job roles, but completion of a formal coding program and experience in medical transcription is a must.

18. ubiqus

Ubiqus is constantly on the lookout for medical transcriptionists, as well as writers, translators, interpreters, and account managers for the medical field, as well as other sectors such as finance, legal, media, luxury, and lifestyle.

The positions are remote, and you’ll have the flexibility to set your own work schedule.

19. Enright

Enright Sten-Tel provides transcription services in the legal, healthcare and insurance industries.

The company is currently recruiting quality, experienced transcriptionists to join their team.

Just fill out the form here to apply.

20. TransDyne

TransDyne is currently looking for experienced medical transcriptionists to join their team.

The company has positions available in both their production and quality control departments.

If you have 2 + years of experience in general medical record transcription within a hospital or medical records department, or a multi-specialty clinic, send them an email at (info@transdyne.com) to arrange a personal interview.

TransDyne offers above-average salary packages, paid holidays/vacation, health benefits, and advancement opportunities.

21. Same Day Transcriptions

If you are an experienced transcriptionist, located in the United States, and you possesses a strong work ethic, Same Day Transcriptions has a space for you.

The company is specifically looking for professional transcriptionists with experience with interview transcription, especially in the areas of research and in healthcare sciences.

Note that positions for hiring medical transcriptionists close from time to time, but they are always hiring remote employees for general transcription.

22. Lanier Healthcare Canada

Lanier Healthcare Canada (LHCC) works with hospitals, physician clinics, and law firms, police departments and other organizations in simplifying their work flows and processes.

With the goal of combining the best transcriptionists with the best technology available today, Lanier is continuously on the hunt for dedicated qualified transcriptionists to add to their existing team and help support their Canadian customers.

Applicants need to have at least 3 years of recent experience transcribing/editing all acute care hospital work types, and be able to commit 500 minutes per week.

23. GMR Transcription

GMR Transcription provides specialized medical transcription services to companies in the US and abroad.

The company has have vacancies at all times for online, home-based medical transcriptionists.

GMR transcriptionists/translators typically earn between $1,000 to $3,000 per month, depending on their skills, education, speed, level of experience, and the kind of work they take.

24. Medvoice Inc.

Medvoice Inc is one of the largest medical transcriptions, coding and translation providers in the US.

The company is always on the lookout for experienced medical transcriptionists. Only those with 5+ years of experience and are based in the USA and India are accepted.

For the role, you’ll have to transcribes medical reports using all available technology accurately (maintaining 99% QA score) and in a timely fashion.

25. Terra Nova

Terra Nova Transcriptions offers a variety of medical transcription services to support the practices of US and Canada healthcare companies.

As a transcriptionist for Terra Nova, you’ll be working on clinical documentation, electronic health records, and other medical records while being compliant with HIPAA/PIPEDA regulations.

To join Terra Nova, you have to be based either in Canada or US.

Outlook of Medical Transcription Jobs From Home

Medical transcription jobs from home are on the rise, and they provide a stable yet flexible career option.

If you have a strong medical background and want to work from home but working as a medical transcriptionist doesn’t sound too appealing to you, check out our list of medical billing jobs and remote jobs for doctors.

You can also check our lists of work-at-home nursing jobs or other general work-from-home jobs.

10 Remote Human Resources Jobs To Consider

Remote Human Resources Jobs That You Can Apply To

Normally, when you think of someone working in HR, you imagine someone in a power suit, wearing glasses, behind a desk. But now that we’re in a more mobile economy, remote human resources jobs are now available.

Every company is as good as its employees and its talent. Human resources specialists who recruit, hire, train, and keep the best employees for a company are the heart of any successful company.

Thanks to advances in technology, human resources jobs can now be done virtually. This is especially good for those who need to work from home to take care of young kids or sick family members, or just for people who want the freedom to work wherever they want.

In today’s post, we give you a list of remote human resources jobs you can apply for, as well as some tips for you to snag that position.

Types Of Human Resources Jobs You Can Do Remotely

There are plenty of positions you can search for on various job sites and forums. Here are some examples of roles that are possible to do remotely as well as their usual responsibilities. Note that these responsibilities may vary per company.

1. Recruitment Specialist/Talent Acquisition Specialist

This is probably the most common remote human resources jobs that you’ll encounter on job hunting sites.

Recruitment/talent acquisition specialists get recruiting metrics and standards from the hiring manager or whoever is requesting for an employee to fill a vacancy and then gather a candidate pool based on those metrics and standards.

They then screen these candidates through background checks, examinations, and interviews, obtaining information on candidates’ work history, training, education, and the job skills required for the open position/s.

HR Recruiting Jobs

Meanwhile, they maintain the candidate database and keep it updated so that they can refer to these files as new job positions become open.

Recruitment specialists coordinate with hiring managers to keep track of current and future hires.

They are also responsible for placing job advertisements for open positions on online job boards and social media, wherever appropriate.

2. Talent Attraction and Branding Specialist

Talent attraction is similar to marketing, but instead of trying to attract buyers or customers, you’re trying to attract the right talent for your company.

To do this, you’d need to be able to showcase and sell the image, culture, and brand of the company to prospective talents.

This role requires knowledge of digital marketing and best practices for talent engagement, attraction, and hiring.

3. Payroll Specialist

Payroll specialists handle the payroll process: assessing, updating, and documenting procedures for payroll processing, ensuring that payroll practices are compliant with laws and standards, and maintaining payroll data integrity.

They are also responsible for documenting, researching, and resolving payroll issues, as well as make assessments and recommendations for procedure changes to mitigate these issues.

In addition, they need to be able to establish a constructive, positive working relationship with coworkers to provide excellent day-to-day support.

4. Benefits Analyst

Aside from the salary, employees receive benefits from their company as well.

Benefits analysts evaluate and administer health, welfare, retirement, and other benefit programs that a company provides its employees.

There are several providers of healthcare and insurance programs for employees, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, pension, life insurance, employee assistance, and many other benefits.

Benefit analysts need to assess which providers to go with, considering both employee satisfaction and the financial capability of the company to provide these benefits.

They are also normally in charge of enrollment, renewals, and all the documents involved, including enrollment and renewal forms, written communications to employees, and plan descriptions.

In addition, benefits analysts are normally tasked to be subject matter experts on all the benefit programs; that is, they have to be ready to field questions and inquiries from employees and maintain a positive employee experience.

5. Employee Operations Coordinator

Employee coordinators generally deal with everything that has to do with matters that affect employees’ day-to-day work.

They handle newly hired employees, from employee verification and background checks, employee information auditing, and employee onboarding.

They also process employee benefit claims, such as paid time off, disability leave, parental leave, and any other short-term leave.

A big part of being able to do these well is to maintain and update impeccable records. They’re usually responsible for maintaining and updating an employee directory as well as an organizational chart.

Employee coordinators also process employees who leave the company, whether willingly or unwillingly. They handle outprocessing, exit interviews, computing the amount of their final pay, and update employee records accordingly.

They’ll need to coordinate with payroll specialists and talent acquisition specialists, as well as operations managers.

6. Employee Experience Specialist

Workers may come onboard for the pay and benefits, but their overall experience in the workplace is what makes the difference between employees leaving after six months to staying until they’re sixty.

Each moment of an employee’s experience plays a role in how they feel about a company’s culture and brand, and ultimately affects employees’ sense of purpose, employee performance, employee engagement, and employee retention.

Employee experience specialists work on the human aspect of being an employee: improving workspaces, organizing employee wellness and engagement programs, planning team-building activities and social events, and accept and implement feedback from employees about these programs.

Employee experience becomes even more important as more and more work is done from home. As HR departments can’t control their employees’ workplace, they must come up with even more creative ways to keep work-from-home employees engaged with the work they’re doing, their coworkers, and the company in general.

Improving remote employees’ experience involves improving communications between employees and their leadership, implementing work-life balance, and following remote employees’ mental health closely to make sure they don’t burn out.

Managing remote employees means working with tech tools to implement these solutions and making sure employees have access to the same tech tools.

All of these activities and programs are geared toward increasing employee satisfaction, whether they’re working in or out of the office.

7. Human Resources Administrator

At times, administrative tasks can overwhelm other HR specialists, and companies hire HR administrators to take care of the paperwork, record-keeping, file maintenance, data entry, and other administrative duties.

They’re also normally in charge of taking note of inquiries and directing candidates, employees, or hiring managers to the correct HR specialist.

This involves coordination with other human resources specialists or departments.

8. Learning And Development Coordinator

Most companies understand the value of continual learning for employees and managers to do their functions more efficiently and to adapt to the changing norms of their industry.

Promoting good mental, spiritual, and physical health is also beneficial for everyone: healthy individuals work better and create a better working atmosphere for everyone.

Some companies have a separate department for learning and development, but other companies classify continued learning and development of employees under the human resources department.

Learning and development coordinators research thoroughly about what types of training or classes that certain employees and managers need or want, as well as any team building activities or leadership workshops they might need.

They are also in charge of preparing and updating or sourcing learning materials that are used to educate employees or looking for third-party suppliers that can provide the training as well as the necessary training materials.

HR Development Jobs

They’re also in charge of hiring teachers to administer the training and the lessons to the employees and managers.

They’d also have to document which employees have had particular training programs and lessons.

9. Human Resources Managerial Positions

You can also be hired to handle a team of human resources specialists. For instance, you can be hired to be a recruitment manager, payroll manager, or HR operations manager.

Typically, you’ll be required to have experience in hiring, mentoring, and leading a team of people, especially human resources professionals.

You’d normally have to make strategic, data-driven decisions when it comes to human resources strategies, as these decisions impact the entire organization.

Being a manager also involves having to work with your team to create and administer performance management plans to improve their work quality based on feedback culture.

10. Human Resources Consultant

If supervising a team isn’t your cup of tea, but your certifications and qualifications are higher than entry-level, you may want to lend your knowledge and expertise as a consultant.

Apply your expertise and experience to advise companies regarding different areas of their human resources policies and procedures.

For instance, you can consult with a company regarding their diversity, equity, and inclusion hiring practices.

Or you can also consult with change management; that is, advice and strategies to deal with changes in the company, whether it’s expansion or recession.

Being a compliance consultant is yet another way you can help companies improve their human resources procedures and policies, by making sure these policies and procedures comply with existing laws.

You can either be a full-time employee of a company or consult on a contractual basis.

To be a good consultant, you’ll need to be able to coach both employees and managers objectively and handle difficult, complex, and sometimes emotional issues.

Tips For Applying To Remote Human Resources Jobs

What Do Companies And Businesses Look For?

When looking for people to fill remote human resources jobs, companies generally look for the following:

  • Applicable HR Certifications
  • Relevant Experience
  • Knowledge of HR and/or payroll software
  • Equipment for remote work
  • Strong people skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Solid grasp of labor, employment, and/or payroll laws
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Strong research, analytical, and project management skills

Should You Get An HR Certification?

Short answer: Yes, if you can afford it.

Hiring managers, that is, the people you want to impress, prefer candidates with certifications.

Plus, competition for human resources jobs, especially remote ones, has been increasing and will continue to increase.

A candidate who has an HR certification has a competitive edge over other candidates, and once they get the job, they inspire greater confidence from their managers and colleagues.

Being certified also creates a positive impact on the company, and also gets you an opportunity to negotiate for a higher initial salary and a future rate of increase in your salary.

What Certifications Can You Get?

There are plenty of certifications that you can obtain. The key is to find which certification is related to your desired position, as well as the certification that your target employer will require.

Here are some of the certifications that you can get from various sources online.

  • Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR)
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)
  • Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR)
  • Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC)
  • Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter (CDR)
  • Certified Social Media Recruiter (CSMR)
  • Elite Certified Recruitment Expert (ECRE)
  • Talent Management Practitioner (TMP)
  • Senior Talent Management Practitioner (STMP)
  • Global Talent Management Leader (GTML)
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
  • Associate Professional in Talent Development Credential (APTD)

How Can You Ace Your Interview?

A remote job interview is the same as any other job interview; the only difference is that you’re doing it at home. So you’ll need to prepare in a different way.

Here are some tips so you can do well in your interview and get that job.

  • Set up your office. If you don’t have a dedicated home office, at least have a quiet area in your house with no distractions or noise.
  • Use a high-quality webcam and microphone. Make sure you’re seen and heard clearly.
  • Do a test call. You want to troubleshoot any problems before you hop on a call with potential employers.
  • Dress appropriately. If you do get the job, you’ll likely be allowed to work in your pajamas if you want to, but for this first meeting, you want to look polished; you want to look like you want the job.
  • Look into the camera. When you’re on the video call, you’ll be tempted to look at the screen the entire time, but you want them to be looking in your eyes while you’re talking.
  • Be prepared. Have a printout of your resume on hand, research the company and the position, and be in position at least 15 minutes early.
  • Be ready to answer questions about working remotely. Because you’re applying for a remote position, expect to be asked about your internet connection, communications equipment, your reason for wanting to work remotely, and your home office setup.
  • Set yourself apart. When you’re in competition with other candidates for a remote job position, you need to set yourself apart by selling yourself as the most accessible and most responsive among them.

What Should You Know About Your Potential Employers?

When you’re a successful employee, you get job fulfillment and financial stability, and your employer is able to run their business smoothly and become profitable for everyone.

Thus, success in this job is a two-way effort: you and your employer need to work together for you to be successful.

In this respect, just as your potential employers need to know what to expect from you, you’ll need to know what to expect from them.

Aside from the usual concerns, such as the potential for growth, availability of continuous learning and development, salary, benefits, time off, and all the other aspects of your employment mandated by law, here are some of the things that you should know about your potential employers.

  • Policies on remote work. Do they expect you to be online the entire time of your shift? Do you always have to work from your home office or can you work out of a coffee shop?
  • Work hours. Will you have a flexible work schedule, or are you required to have a specific start and end time? Are you required to render a certain number of hours of work a week, or is it a deadline- or a task-oriented job?
  • Communication channels. What remote communications tools do they use? If they are not clear on this, it may mean that the company culture does not prioritize remote workers.
  • Center of operations. Is there a central office where most of the employees are located? Or will you be working with people across cities, countries, and timelines?
  • Onboarding process. Is there a plan in place for onboarding you as a remote worker? Would you need to come into a physical office to do this, or will they be able to do this remotely?
  • Performance evaluations. How and often will your performance be reviewed? What would it take for you to be considered a successful remote worker?

Apply to Remote Human Resources Jobs Today!

Hopefully, I’ve given you enough to get started on getting a remote human resources job. If finding, hiring, and retaining employees are what make you tick, don’t hesitate to start applying to jobs now.

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How To Be A Freelance Video Editor And Work From Home

How To Be A Freelance Video Editor And Work From Home

As a result of the high demand for video in content marketing, the advancements in technology that make remote work a cinch, and the popularity of the digital nomad lifestyle, this is the perfect time to consider being a freelance video editor.

Working from home, or from anywhere, really, is attractive to a lot of people who can’t or choose not to live the 9-to-5 life in an office because of various reasons, such as lack of childcare, a disability or illness, or simply the lack of flexibility in an office job.

In today’s article, learn all about what a freelance video editor does, how to become one, and the best places to find freelance video editor jobs.

What Is a Freelance Video Editor?

So, what is a freelance video editor?

A video editor is someone who applies production and post-production changes to a film or digital video, with the aim of telling a story in the most compelling way.

When a video editor is working freelance, this means that they’re not tied to a single production company and can accept projects from anyone or any company.

A video editor works closely with the director to maintain integrity, edit scenes, select angles and points of view (POVs), and implement post-production enhancements.

The video editor works closely with the director to make changes that help keep the viewer’s attention and provide them with the information needed to understand the film while retaining the director’s vision.

Video editing usually involves cutting and rearranging scenes so that the final length of the film is reasonable in context with the subject and the viewers’ attention span.

If applicable, the video editor also makes decisions about which angles and POVs are used in certain scenes, keeping in mind the viewer experience and whether it adds or detracts from the story the film is trying to tell.

Remote Video Editing

The post-production phase involves incorporating CGI or other enhancements, such as lighting, sound, and other special effects, into the film to achieve a certain appearance, again, in the service of the story.

Video Editing Workflow

Think of video editing as a process that starts with raw footage, alternates between addition and reduction, and results in the final product that is a work of art. Here’s how a typical workflow goes when you’re working on a project.

1. Organize the clips.

The start of a project is usually marked by a file dump of raw footage.

It may be overwhelming at first, but you’ll make your work easier down the line by organizing the files first.

Label each file and sort them into folders so you’ll know where to get them and they’re easier to retrieve.

2. Create a rough cut.

Making a rough cut involves laying out the basic structure and sequence of scenes in the video.

This is the most tedious step but the most important, as this is where the story takes shape.

The rough cut starts with the script; use this as a guide to establishing the story that will be told. From the script, you can begin selecting clips and placing them in order according to the timeline indicated in the script.

When you’ve done the first pass of assembling the clips, watch the whole thing through and make sure that it makes sense, there are no holes in the narrative, and there are no shots that are out of place.

Have the director watch the rough cut and give feedback on it. You might go through a few rounds of revision and feedback before your rough cut gets approved.

3. Produce the fine cut.

When your rough cut is complete and approved, you can start with your fine cut.

This involves placing and timing each shot and each cut so that it’s at a pace that presents the story and delivers the right emotions at the same time.

The resulting fine cut should have every shot in its proper place, set in the right timeline.

Again, have the director watch it and give feedback, no matter how many rounds it takes. You’ll need their total, 100% approval to move on to the next phase.

4. Go into picture lock mode.

Once the fine cut is approved, the edit is in picture lock, meaning the sequence, timing, and the footage are set.

Picture lock is the time to clean up any stray clips from the scene and organize audio cues and sound effects to make the sound mixing seamless.

5. Finalize the video.

Clean up the audio tracks; make sure dialogue, sound effects, and score are mixed seamlessly with the corresponding video.

Color correction and color grading are done in this stage, as well as visual effects and CGI, when applicable.

Video Editing color grading

You’ll probably go through another few cycles of revision and feedback here before the final product is rendered.

When you’ve got final approval, deliver the video to the client in their desired format.

How much should you charge for video editing?

Given your responsibilities and the typical workflow, how much should you be charging your clients?

The average hourly rate of video editors is around $17 to $20 (Source: Salary.com), but you can charge lower or higher depending on many factors.

Factors that affect your wage include the amount of footage you have to sort through, the expected length of the final product, the complexity of the project, the scope of work, and your skills and experience.

One way to decide what you should charge is to look at job seekers’ profiles that are similar to yours (e.g., the same level of education, experience, technical knowledge, etc.) and find out how much they charge per hour.

If you’re only starting with video editing, your pay might not be perfectly in line with the rate you’re looking for.

When you take on more projects, you’ll eventually learn how long certain steps of the editing process take, which will help you more effectively set the price of a project such that you’re paid your target hourly wage.

How To Become a Video Editor

Now that you know what a freelance video editor does, here are the steps to pursuing this career path.

1. Take video editing classes.

Most video editors take up a bachelor’s degree in a field related to filmmaking, broadcasting, communications, or multimedia and video production.

A film school is perhaps the best place to get a degree, aside from universities and colleges, and even community colleges that offer film courses.

If attending school isn’t an option for you for whatever reason, you can also study video editing online.

Massive open online courses (MOOCs), like Udemy, Skillshare, LinkedIn Learning, and Coursera offer online courses that you can normally take at your own pace before a certain deadline.

The courses range from the fundamentals of video editing to software-specific courses; that is, detailed instructions on how to edit footage using specific software.

Vimeo Video School is a collection of articles that are good video editing resources covering a variety of topics.

Taking up additional courses in related skills, such as scriptwriting, directing, lighting, and audio will give you an edge over other video editors in terms of knowing what it takes to make a film.

2. Gather your equipment.

Here are just some of the hardware that you’ll need to do video editing.

Computer. A desktop PC that’s good for gamers is recommended for video editing.

If you have a set budget, buying a desktop PC gets you more processing power and built-in storage than buying a laptop at the same price range, and power and storage are everything when you’re working with videos.

Also, desktop PCs that are made for gamers have superior GPUs (graphics processing units) than those that are geared for normal office work.

If you absolutely must have a laptop for portability, prepare to fork out more money for the same specs below.

For your CPU, aim for at least an Intel Core i7 or i9 processor (or its equivalent), 16 GB RAM, an Nvidia or AMD GPU with at least 4GB VRAM, 1 TB SSD, and complete ports: headphone jack, SDXC card slot, Ethernet, USB 3.0, and HDMI connectors.

As much as possible, get CPUs that are expandable for when technology becomes more advanced.

For your display monitor, aim to have at least a 30-inch monitor with a 4K display, sRGB and Adobe RGB support, and IPS panel technology.

As for your peripherals, using a standard computer mouse is ok, but most professional video editors swear by using a tablet/stylus system, especially the Wacom brand ones.

Video Editing Equipment

External hard drives. Yes, plural. Aside from the storage you already have for your CPU, you’ll want to be ready to back up video files that you’re working on at any given time.

Choose external SSD drives instead of HDD drives, with at least 1 TB capacity, and a transfer speed of at least 500 MBps.

Headphones. You’ll want to look for high-quality monitoring headphones; that is, it’s specifically for monitoring audio so it doesn’t alter any audio coming through.

Look for one with a frequency response rate of at least 20–20,000Hz range, an impedance of 250 ohms, and comfortable, fitted ear cups (remember, you’ll be wearing these for hours at a time). Having a replaceable cord is also a plus but not really required.

3. Purchase video editing software.

When you’ve assembled your hardware, the next thing to do is to buy and download your main video editing tool: video editing software.

Here’s a list of the most popular video editing software in the industry.

You might also need post-production software, such as Adobe After Effects or Blender for 3D graphics.

4. Subscribe to cloud storage.

Freelance video editing involves plenty of back and forth between you and your clients involving different types and sizes of files. Thus, a reliable cloud storage service is essential for any video editor.

Here are the most popular cloud storage services for video editors.

5. Download other tools/software that help you work freelance.

You’ll need some tools to help you work from home effectively. Here are some of the essential tools that you’ll need:

6. Gather experience.

No matter what courses or training you take, the best way to learn and create excellent films is to actually do it.

Before you start looking for jobs and projects to work on, you should feel comfortable editing your own films and finishing your own projects.

Get some footage or shoot your own, choose a software, roll up your sleeves and get down to it.

Video Editing experience

7. Obtain certifications.

Professional certification is not typically required to work as a video editor, but it is a good way to attract more clients and charge higher rates.

Normally, video editing software vendors provide their own certifications. For instance, you can be an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Final Cut Pro CC if you pass the certification exam and meet experience requirements.

8. Set up your website and social media.

A self-hosted website is a must-have for any freelancer. This is your home base, your primary marketing tool, and where your portfolio should be displayed.

Plus, when potential clients do a web search for you, you want them to be directed to your website primarily.

Having social media profiles that are professionally geared and is all about video editing will make other people in the groups pay more attention to you because they perceive you as a serious video editor, not just a hobbyist or dilettante.

You may even want to create a separate Facebook business page so clients on your network can see samples of your work, reviews by former clients, and see samples of your work.

Take it one step further by getting a business address and listing your services on Google Business so that your new editing business shows up in local search results. Plus, it’ll give your customers a way to leave reviews, which can then help you attract even more local leads.

Freelance Video Editor Websites To Find Jobs

Now that you’re confident in your video editing skills, you’re probably raring to start on a project or two.

Here are some places to find freelance video editing jobs.

Entertainment Industry Communities

There are plenty of online communities of professionals from the entertainment and media industries that have job boards. These are the first websites you should be going to. Here are a few recommendations:

Freelance Job Marketplaces

These are the classic job marketplaces where companies and small businesses find freelancers to do certain jobs. All you need to do is look for video editor jobs and sift through the projects being offered.

Other Places to Find Freelance Video Editor Jobs

Online job boards are certainly helpful in finding opportunities, but there are other places to find video editing jobs.

Your network

It might not seem like it, but you probably know more people than you think.

Start writing down names: family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, former and present co-workers, and casual acquaintances. People you know from high school, college, your gym, your book club, or your neighborhood.

Once you’ve drawn up your list, send out some feelers and let them know that you’re looking for a job.

If you do end up getting a referral or an interview, follow up with those who helped you. Thank them for their help (preferably with a gift!) and let them know whether something came out of the referral or interview.

Wedding suppliers

The wedding industry is worth billions of dollars, and they’re always on the lookout for wedding video editors for same-day edit wedding videos as well as traditional long-form wedding videos.

The tricky thing about being a wedding video editor is the immense pressure to produce a wedding video that is not only artistic but will also conform to the personal tastes of the married couple.

Also, the wedding industry is a referral-heavy industry; it pays to have veterans vouch for you. Attend wedding fairs and befriend as many wedding videographers, planners, coordinators, and other suppliers as you possibly can.

Tips To Be a Successful Video Editor

Improve your chances for success by following these tips:

1. Have a strong demo reel online and ready to share.

When looking for jobs, you’ll need to provide proof of your editing skills. Sometimes, a friend or peer will be merely curious and ask to look at your work out of the blue.

Always be ready with a technically polished editing reel demonstrating structure, pacing, and emotion from a compilation of sections of different editing projects you’ve done.

2. Track your time.

Tracking your time gives you an idea of how long you spend on administrative tasks (e.g., replying to emails, issuing invoices), actual editing work, and how long each portion of editing actually takes.

Not only is it useful for invoices, but you get an idea of how long it takes you to edit, which will help you to estimate how much to charge future jobs.

Freelance Time Tracking

3. Be organized.

As I’ve mentioned, you’re going to face a deluge of files, and if you don’t organize them early on, you’re not going to be able to do your job efficiently.

Save yourself plenty of time by creating a folder system where all files from a project go into a specific folder and inside are subfolders to separate by file type or by timestamp, if applicable.

3. Back up your work periodically.

I wish I can tell you that computers work as expected 100% of the time.

But unexpected things happen. Your computer might crash, and your files might get corrupted or even deleted.

Set up a backup on the cloud so that you can start up your project again at any time.

4. Keep yourself updated on the latest technology.

Video editing technology advances so quickly from year to year that if you don’t continually update yourself, you’ll get left behind.

Keep your competitive edge by taking the time to read up on all the latest editing techniques and tools, as well as marketing and promotion techniques.

The Bottom Line

Becoming a freelance video editor and working from home isn’t for everyone.

But if you have the talent, you’re willing to work hard to have an excellent output for your clients, and you’re determined to continually improve, both as a freelancer and a video editor, you’re well on your way to success.

Hopefully, the post has been helpful to you as an aspiring video editor.

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