Technological advances have increased the number of remote or part-time jobs on the internet. There are dozens of them for men and women above 50. We try to look at each of them and what they entail to help you fit in.
1. Customer Service Agent
Companies that operate online hire people to manage their customer service requests. Their full-time employees cannot handle customer requests alone. If you are used to shopping online, the “Chat now” button that pops up on the side of the screen is a perfect example. It is likely that the person that would attend to you when you seek help was hired by the company to work remotely.
Anyone can handle customer service jobs with light training. You can develop yourself by taking few courses on customer service online. However, individuals above 50 years of age with some background in marketing, customer service, retail, and communications would fit in perfectly.
2. Freelance writing
There are diverse opportunities and angles you can work as a freelance writer. You can either become a copywriter, ghost-writer or content manager. Men and women with sound academic background or knowledge in their field of study can become an academic writer.
One does not require any technical skill to become a freelance writer. You only need to know how to conduct in-depth research on a given topic and work according to instructions. Besides being a good researcher, you need to have the passion for writing and be ready to spend the time to read or write.
There are many sites to showcase your skills so that potential employers looking for part-time or remote freelancers or those that can work from a remote location can hire you.
Examples of freelance writing sites:
3. Email Marketer
Email marketing is one of the top jobs individuals at or above 50 years can do. Their responsibility will be to design emails for advertising campaigns, manage lists of subscribers and come up with creative ways to increase company’s client base.
Individuals with sound communication skills or background in public relations or marketing will fit perfectly because of the scope of the job. You can also take short courses or read related materials to gain more knowledge. Web or graphic design skills will make a whole lot of difference.
Transcribing is another great opportunity for people above or at 50. You can also work remotely for companies or on a freelance basis. Your duty will be to transcribe videos or audios to readable texts. You will listen to the video or audio recording and write in English or any other required language. You only need good internet connectivity and listening ability to work.
Translators are different from transcribers. You need to be proficient in one or multiple languages. Translating companies hire individuals to work on a freelance basis or remotely. Your duty will be to translate stories, news, books, articles, and other materials, from one language to the other.
These are the top five remote jobs you can engage yourself in if you are 50 years and above. Most of them don’t require special skills and are less demanding. However, self-development will cause you to stand out among other candidates looking for the same position. You can choose one or decide to engage in multiple jobs based on your capacity.