Advancements in technology have made working from home much easier and more accessible to people within various careers. And recently, working from home has also become much safer for anyone with a job that allows them to work from home.
Even when returning to offices is 100 percent safe, having a job where working from home is an option offers flexibility that many people crave.
But the ability to work from home is even better when you can find a WFH-friendly career that also aligns with your passions and goals.
Below are 10 meaningful careers where you can work from home and enjoy the option of making money while wearing your pajamas in the comfort of your own space!
Most of these careers vary in salary, depending on the type of work you do within the career and whether or not you work freelance. However, they are all lucrative and fulfilling options for work-from-home-friendly career paths.
As a grant writer, you can work from home writing applications for funding, called grant proposals, for individuals, companies, and/or non-profit organizations.
Not only does this work allow you to hone your research and writing skills, but it also gives you the opportunity to help finance projects and initiatives about which you are passionate.
Your annual salary can vary depending on whether you are freelance or work for a specific organization, but grant writers typically make a decent living and can dictate their schedule as long as they meet proposal deadlines.
Consultants can work freelance or for a specific consulting firm to help other companies and organizations improve their processes. Consultants might focus on commercial companies or government organizations, depending on their specialization and interest.
As a consultant, you will certainly utilize critical thinking, problem solving, presentation, communication, writing, and data analysis skills. You can also focus on advising clients who are doing work that matters to you, and your job will continue to be fulfilling.
Some consultants travel for work, but many do have the option to work from home, at least part of the time.
Salaries for consultants also vary depending on the type of consulting work, but consultants who work for larger companies especially generally earn a dependable living and can enjoy great benefits.
While you might need to go into an office to pitch ideas when you work in marketing, digital marketing offers the opportunity to work from home, since so much of the work is, as the title suggests, digital.
Digital marketing specialists help various clients with search engine optimization, online presence, web advertising, social media strategy, link building, and more.
If you are passionate about helping other companies and organizations increase their reach through advertising and have an affinity for online marketing and social media, this is a great work-from-home career for you.
Salaries range greatly for digital marketing specialists, depending on whether or not you run your own firm, work for a small or large company, or provide services as a freelancer. However, digital marketing can certainly become a lucrative career that also allows you to work from home.
As a graphic designer, you have the opportunity to work from home while exercising your creativity every day. Graphic designers create compelling visual concepts for individuals, companies, and organizations utilizing digital tools like design software.
Graphic designers can work freelance or exclusively for specific companies, giving them the opportunity for a great amount of flexibility.
Another meaningful career you can pursue while working from home is in online education. These days, many educators have had to adjust to digital teaching during the pandemic, but online teaching will continue long after the pandemic is over.
You can become an online tutor and help students improve their skills, teach students languages through an online platform, lead various types of exercise classes online, or even teach one of your own special skills online like playing an instrument.
With increases in consumer sound technology, you can pursue a career in voice over action and narration while working from home. If you invest in a home studio, complete with microphone, sound-proofing, and editing software, you can record your work at home and send the completed recording to clients.
Voice over actors and artists can take on various types of jobs, ranging from commercials to audio books. Like with any career, you will need to train for a career in voice over and build your skills and reputation, but then working from home could become your daily routine.
As a data analyst working either freelance or for a company, you can work from home by using your personal or work computer. Data analysts use their skills to help companies and organizations gain information to improve their systems and effectiveness, for market research, to better understand societal trends, and more.
Data analysts might even work for government agencies or public health organizations, making this career a meaningful possibility depending on the type of data you analyze.
If you’re interested in animation, whether you animate by hand or using software, you can definitely pursue this artistic career from home. As long as you have the tools you need, you can likely complete most of your work at home and pursue a meaningful career in the art you love.
Online shopping remains popular and convenient in the digital age, so working in e-commerce could be the perfect work-from-home opportunity.
Whether you decide to start your own online business or work for an e-commerce company you care about, having computer skills and technology at home will allow you to pursue your career from the comfort of your space.
If you’re talented at building websites, you can operate a web development business from the comfort of your home as well.
Web development and design allows you to hone your skills and utilize your creativity while helping individuals and businesses increase their presence and appeal online.
And depending on how quickly you work and the kind of reputation you create, you could make a great living designing and building websites, all while working from home.