5 Non-Phone Work From Home Jobs
Remote work is becoming increasingly common: recent studies have found that the number of employees who telecommute at least half of the time increased from 1.8 million to 3.9 million between 2005 and 2017.
But in spite of the growing popularity of remote work, many still don't realize that telecommuting doesn't have to mean being on the phone all day.
Work-from-home jobs are not restricted to call center associates, telemarketers, or customer service representatives.
If you're eager for a non-phone work-from-home job, consider these 5 options.
Whether you're a full-time designer or just like to tinker around in Photoshop late into the night, finding a job as a work-from-home graphic designer can be a great way to evolve your career or build a side hustle.
Websites like Fiverr and 99designs can help you meet potential clients who need your services, regardless of how experienced you are. There are plenty of listings on these types of sites for looking for everything from t-shirt designs to top-of-the-line PowerPoint presentations! The scope of the project combined with your level of experience may impact how much you can earn, but it's estimated that a remote graphic designer can make anywhere from $34,000 to $69,000 per year.
Interested in full-time remote design jobs? Check out these options.
Business Development Representative
Business development representatives are often assumed to be constantly on the phone making cold calls, but that's no longer the norm. Many business development representatives today are responsible for evaluating leads for sales, using tools like customer relationship management systems and creating thoughtful emails to connect with sales leads.
Becoming a remote business development representative offers an excellent opportunity for those looking to work from home. This remote sales development representative shared his experience with the position at GitLab, and even said that "the freedom to work wherever I want allows me to minimize distractions and control noise levels, something that many SDRs are unable to do in a traditional office setting."
Interested in working from home full-time as a BDR? Check out these open roles.
Perhaps the quintessential work-from-home job, writers can find opportunities writing on a wide variety of topics and for a wide variety of companies. Whether you opt to freelance or are looking for a full-time position with one company, plenty of organizations are seeking writing professionals for tasks including content creation, editing, and proofreading.
If you've previously worked in media, publishing, or graduated with a degree in English or journalism, working from home as a writer may be a great option for you. However, even those without formal writing experience can "join the blogosphere." Not only can blogging be fun, but you can also earn money writing for someone else's site or get paid to post on your own blog. Many writing roles are paid per post or hourly, so PayScale estimates the average salary for a freelance writer to be about $24/hr.
Interested in full-time remote writing or content roles? Check out these options.
The growth in telehealth — the idea of accessing health care services remotely through computers and mobile devices — has given registered nurses opportunities to work from home too. Although these positions require more formal training, if you have a nursing degree (or other medical background) you may be able to find a remote position with a health insurance company or other health management organization.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 15% growth in this field over the next 10 years. Work-from-home nurses may perform responsibilities such as case management, treatment authorization, and patient education. While this role requires some phone/virtual face-time connecting with patients, it's by no means comparable to cold calling — if you're looking to continue doing dynamic, important work in the healthcare space, but you're in need of more manageable hours, this might be the perfect option for you.
Check out these jobs for RNs/PAs/NPs.
Working as a software engineer can be one of the most flexible careers — especially because all you need is a computer and access to the internet! Not to mention, Remote.co recently named "Senior Software Engineers" as one of the highest-paying work-from-home opportunities available today; it typically pays $130,000-$160,000!
This senior job position certainly doesn't come without a healthy list of job qualifications and necessary skills. Senior software engineers, in particular, should be knowledgeable of Node JS, PostreSQL, and REST API design and will be responsible for developing new API and UI features and writing unit tests.
But don't count yourself out just because you lack these skills! It's never too late to learn how to code, and we've got several free resources to get you started.
Ready to apply to work-from-home software engineering roles? Check out these open positions.
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Diversity Reboot 2021: The One Hundred Day Kickoff<p><strong>When</strong>: February 1-5, 2021</p><p><strong>Where</strong>: Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Free!</p><p><strong>Where to register: </strong><a href="https://summit.powertofly.com/" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>We had to include our own Diversity Reboot on our list of the best diversity and inclusion events to attend in 2021 because we know firsthand how the quality of 100+ expert speakers, the enthusiasm of 10,000 participants, and the cutting-edge tech that enables meaningful virtual networking and job fairs combine to create a truly epic five-day experience. This year, the theme 100 Day Kickoff harnesses the energy of the new government's first 100 days in office to help jump-start personal and professional plans to build more diverse and inclusive workplaces. </p><p>Following the February summit, we'll have a monthly series of smaller virtual summits on topics spanning everything from returnships to LGBTQ+ advocacy, so be sure to stay tuned for updates!<br></p>
The Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021<p><strong>When</strong>: February 3-4, 2021</p><p><strong>Where</strong>: Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Free</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://www.hr.com/en/webcasts_events/virtual_events/upcoming_virtual_events/the-future-of-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-2021_kcxf8glq.html#detail" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>This virtual conference put on by HR.com focuses on how social movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have pushed DEI at work beyond legal compliance and into a major factor of any company or brand's culture, employee engagement, and performance. Topics include how to uncover and resolve pay gaps across your team and hire top-level diverse talent.</p>
Workplace Revolution: From Talk to Collective Action<p><strong>When</strong>: March 8-12, 2021</p><p><strong>Where</strong>: Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register: </strong>$820</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://cvent.me/ZQ4BbE" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>The Forum on Workplace Inclusion's 33rd annual conference includes 12 session tracks, from DEI Strategy to Social Responsibility, along with 59 workshops and daily networking sessions. This year's theme focuses on one question: "What will it take to start a workplace revolution that moves us from talk to action?"</p>
Diversity: How Employers Can Match Words With Deeds<p><strong>When</strong><strong>: </strong>May 19, 2021</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register</strong><strong>: </strong>Early bird registration is $49 and general admission is $149</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://hopin.com/events/may-virtual-conference-diversity-how-employers-can-match-words-with-deeds" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Here</a></p><p>From Day One is hosting monthly conferences in 2021 focused on different ways for companies to foster strong relationships with their customers, communities, and employees. May's half-day virtual event is focused specifically on how companies can make diversity promises that don't fall flat and features workshops, panels, and a fireside chat.</p>
Hire with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion<p><strong>When:</strong> August 18, 2021</p><p><strong>Where: </strong>Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register: </strong>$195</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://www.hci.org/conferences/2021-virtual-conference-hire-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-august-18-2021" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>This conference put on by the Human Capital Institute is one of 12 virtual conferences that HCI has planned for 2021. This one focuses on fair and inclusive talent acquisition, including how to attract diverse talent, implement inclusive hiring practices, and addressing bias in employee selection. Other conferences will focus on optimizing talent strategy, engaging employees, and developing your workforce.</p>
Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration 2021<p><strong>When:</strong> September 26-29, 2021</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Virtual, broadcast from Chicago, Illinois</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Was $799 for regular access to the virtual conference in 2020; 2021 pricing hasn't yet been announced</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://ghc.anitab.org/attend/registration/" target="_blank">Here</a>, though 2021 registration wasn't live at the time of writing</p><p>Grace Hopper might be the best-known conference for women in tech. Through keynote presentations, networking sessions, job fairs, and community-building activities, vGHC reached over 30,000 women for their 2020 conference and are expecting even more in 2021! While not a conference focused exclusively on diversity and inclusion, many speakers plan to focus their talks on creating environments for women to thrive in the male-dominated tech field.</p>
Inclusion 2021<p><strong>When:</strong> October 25-27, 2021</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Virtual and in person in Austin, Texas as of now</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Hasn't yet been announced</p><p><strong>Where to register: </strong><a href="https://conferences.shrm.org/inclusion" target="_blank">Here</a>, though 2021 registration wasn't live at the time of writing</p><p>The Society for Human Resource Management's biggest conference of the year saw 1,200 DEI leaders participate last year; SHRM hopes to see even more come to learn, be inspired, and to walk away with a playbook of implementable strategies to create truly inclusive workplace cultures.</p>
AfroTech 2021<p><strong></strong><strong>When:</strong> November 8-13, 2021</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Early bird pricing is $149 for individuals and $249 for corporate attendees; regular pricing hasn't yet been announced</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://experience.afrotech.com/" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>AfroTech is a conference hosted by Blavity, a tech media platform for Black millennials. It focuses on emerging tech trends, connecting Black talent with top tech recruiters, and providing networking and educational opportunities, with an overall goal of building a strong Black tech community. Over 10,000 people participated in 2020. While the conference isn't focused specifically on DEI, its main audience of Black tech talent is an important one to understand and to engage at work and beyond, and several speakers plan to focus on issues of race and inclusion at work. </p>
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