I’m not the type of person that talks too much and, to be honest, I’m not a fan of a big crowd either.
And don’t even get me started on the 9 to 5 thing because that didn’t go well for me after graduating from college.
Don’t get me wrong.
I’m not mentally ill and I don’t have a personality disorder. I prefer small crowds, I fancy solitude, and feeling more independent is my thing.
Unfortunately if you are anything like me, you probably know how being an introvert can be difficult for some occupation. Only that doesn’t mean you can’t work and become financially independent.
That’s why in this guide, I’ll share 20 jobs that you can start doing right away and start making money even if you’re the most introverted person on the planet.
Let’s get to it.
1. Become a Proofreader or Copy Editor
Many introverts I know are some of the best proofreaders online and for two reasons. They have high-grade laser focus and they can pay close attention to details.
You, too, can become an online proofreader and help companies that want to create great content publish error-free content to the world.
Proofreading isn’t a difficult job at all. You can easily get started and navigate quite well even if you’ve never done it before.
And when it comes time to take your editing skills to the next level, you can check out Proofreading Everywhere to learn how you can do just that.
2. Make Money Online Completing Surveys
There are so many survey websites that pay people to answer product and service questions. And it doesn’t matter if you’re an introvert or otherwise because this is a good opportunity for you to make money from the comfort of your home.
Companies like Survey Junkie and Harris Poll Online have tons of surveys waiting to be completed. And you can be one of the person to gets paid for providing their views.
So even if you don’t talk too much to people around you, you can still spend 20 to 30 minutes of your time every day to answer survey questions and earn some cash out of it.
3. Become an Online Researcher
Being an online researcher doesn’t require frequent interaction with people and definitely no unending back and forth communication with clients.
You get a task brief from a client, read the instructions, conduct the research, and then present your results. It’s that simple.
You do have to have good written communication skills and you must also be self-driven and able to work independently.
How much you earn as an online researchers depends on the type of research, the amount of time you can put to work every week, and the clients you work with.
4. Start Making Money as a Freelance Writer
I first started out as a financial freelance writer before launching Dollar Berg. And I can tell you from experience that freelance writing is one of the best ways to make money online as an introvert.
One thing I love about being a freelance writer is that there is no limit to the type of writing that you can do. And you can make a ton of money if you find some awesome gigs online.
Since freelance writing is a flexible business, you can create your own schedule and work with your own terms. Only remember that it’s important to submit your client’s on time because keeping an eye on deadlines is what solidifies client-writer relationship.
5. Get an Online Job as a Video Editor
If you love working with photos and motion pictures, you should consider becoming a photo and video editor.
Video editing is a great opportunity that can earn you up to $60,000 per year. And that’s as long as you’re creative enough and can pay close attention to details.
You’ll need to have experience with different video editing software solutions. Some of these include Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro.
You also need to understand different file types related to photos and videos. Not to mention have a few months or years of experience as a video editor.
6. Start Earning as a Professional Transcriber
I don’t know many transcribers with introverted personalities. But I can tell you for sure that converting speech to text is a great way to make money online.
If you use platforms such like Rev and Transcribe Me, chances are you’ll rarely talk to the team at the company, although it would be wise to do so once in a while.
It’s the same case if you’re working with direct clients. But they may need your attention for a chat, so you’ll need to be a little flexible.
Do keep in mind that transcriptionist earn based on audio minutes, with the rate per hour ranging from one transcription company to another.
7. Social Media Manager
Social media managers such as facebook ads managers are in demand. So even if you’re not a social individual in person, at least you can get a little social on social media platforms.
Your work as a social media manager is simple: create good social content that can attract and engage target customers to a brand.
You don’t exactly have to go to college how to be a social media manager. There are tons of free guides on Google and YouTube that you can use for learning.
Also, keep in mind that the earning potential of a social media manager depends on the company or clients you work with.
8. Software Developer
So you’re an introvert who’s good with codes and you’re wondering whether you can make money out of it? Of course, you can.
There are many startups and individual clients who are in constant search for professional web and mobile app developers. And that means a great opportunity for you if you have a way with codes.
The earning potential of a software developer is usually something close to $98,000 on average. Plus, you can work from home and interact with other developers virtually.
Keep in mind that there is no limit to what you can create. If you’re a web developer, for example, you may want to consider building premium WordPress themes and plugins and sell them online through Evanto Market.
9. Virtual Assistance
Yes, even introverts can become virtual assistants and make a lot of money out of this opportunity. You can choose to work full time or part time depending on what works best for you.
Your goal as a VA will be to handle different tasks. And while you may feel like you’re all over the place, being a VA can put a lot of money in your bank account every month.
Virtual assistants are paid either on a contract or on hourly basis. So you’ll have to choose what works best for you and stick to it.
When it comes to blogging, you’re completely the man of the show. You create your own schedule, work at your own pace, make your own rules, and grow your business as you wish. Earlier, I wrote a step-by-step guide on starting a blog as a beginner to make it easier for you to become a successful blogger.
But blogging isn’t going to make you money overnight. You’ll need to put in the work upfront to get a payday later.
Therefore, this isn’t for the introverts that don’t have the patience to wait to get paid later. And it isn’t a suitable option for someone who needs urgent cash to pay bills.
However, if you can create a useful blog that people want to read, you can expect to start making after or within six months. And it only gets easier to scale thereafter.
11. Teaching English Online
I strongly believe that many people want to learn English and the easiest way they can do that right now is to access the education via the internet.
If you studied English as a course in college, or you just love languages in general, with English being the number one on the list, you can create your own course and sell it online.
If you prefer not to create a course, you can become an online English teacher on platform such as Cambly, Open English, and Tutlo. These businesses will pay you to teach English online, even if you don’t have a degree.
Many companies that allow you to teach English online pay between $5 and $15 an hour.
12. YouTube Video Blogging
Even if you’re not so social with people in real life, you can vlog on YouTube and make a living from it.
Note that this process takes time when you create your YouTube Channel. But if you can create high-quality videos, it will become easy for you to scale fast.
13. Affiliate Marketing
It’s possible to make money while you sleep, a process commonly known as affiliate marketing.
You’ll have to do a lot of work upfront. But once you have a site getting traffic, you can work only a few hours a day and earn passive income.
14. Creative Design
One of the best things about working from home is that there are so many types of online jobs that you can do. And selling your designs is definitely one of them.
It doesn’t matter if you’re good in designing templates, fonts, themes, photos, or arts. You can sell your creations on a huge platform such as Creative Market.
And the best part is?
You can sell your design even if you’re an introvert. All you need is a laptop, internet access, a Creative Market account, and your creations.
You are free to price your creations whichever way you want. Only make sure you charge reasonably if you want to succeed with Creative Market.
15. Forum Moderator
Discussion boards are great places for sharing ideas and insights. But sometimes they can become heated platforms if things get out of the way.
For the most part, forums need moderators to stay in order. And this is where someone like you comes in.
Even if you’re not the most talkative person, at least you can make a public discussion board an organized platform for new and existing members.
How much you earn will depend on the board that hires you as well as the number of hours you put into work every week.
You can find forum moderator jobs on platforms such as Upwork and Glassdoor.
16. Data Entry
Data entry jobs are also good for introverts because they only require written communication skills. Again, you should at least known the basics of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets to do proper data entry.
17. Playing Games and Watching Videos
I didn’t know that I could make money by playing mobile games until I tried Mistplay. And while the amount of money I made wasn’t anything much, I had an assurance that playing games actually pays in a way.
So if you’re an introvert and you’d like to make some money on the side, you should download and play games that pay
18. Online Photography
Yes, you can take photos and sell them online. And the photos can be on anything, so you don’t have to limit yourself to any particular niche.
You can sell your professional photos on platforms such as 500px, Adobe Stock, Shutterstock, Can Stock Photos, and Getty Images.
If you’ve done accounting before, then bookkeeping isn’t a foreign term at all. With this type of job, your goal is to help companies keep records of their financial transactions.
The startup cost is low and you can work from the comfort of your home. This job can earn you anything between $30,000 and $60,000 a year.
20. Product Testing
Since developers depend on user feedback to make their products better, they’re more than willing to pay for this information. So if you want to make some cash online while maintaining your solitude, you should consider this option.
Examples of websites that pay you to test products include Testing Time and User Testing. How much you earn will depend on the type of product you test.
As you can see, even introverts can work from home, make money, and become financially independent. With all the options we’ve shared, it shouldn’t be hard for you to find something worth doing.