Topic 6 | Roles Appropriate for Remote Work

Find out which remote working roles suit your current qualifications and experiences. This topic enumerates different roles and sub-roles that can be carried out remotely.

Because of technological advancements, many roles today can be done remotely. With this, some roles are more fit for remote work than others. The qualities are as follows:

  • Can be done online
  • Doesn’t need physical labor or presence
  • There are remote tools and software for collaboration

To give you an idea, here is a list of some work roles that can be done remotely.


Office / Admin (Virtual Assistant)

Most foreign business owners get quality virtual assistants to delegate admin tasks.

Right now, Virtual Assistant tasks are easily doable online with communication tools such as Slack or Skype and cloud-based file sharing apps like Dropbox and Google Drive.

With this, the business owners now have more time for the crucial tasks and you get opportunities to work-from-home. Here are some virtual assistant needs as of today:

  • Data Entry
  • Research Support
  • Transcription
  • Travel Organising/Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Project Coordination
  • Admin
  • Email Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • HR Management
  • Excel Management
  • Personal Assistant
  • Chat Support
  • Order Processing


Marketing and Sales

The Internet is at the forefront of marketing. People are now connected online through different social media channels.

Every business should have an online presence. With multiple collaboration tools and software, marketing and sales efforts can now be done remotely as well. Here are some careers in remote marketing and sales:

  • SEO
  • Email Marketing
  • Telemarketing (CSR, Tech Support, Appointment Setter, Outbound , Inbound)
  • Direct Mail Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • SEM
  • Lead Generation
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Video Marketing Content Creation
  • Instagram Marketing
    • Instagram Ads
  • Youtube Marketing
  • Facebook Marketing
    • Facebook Ads
  • LinkedIn Marketing
    • LinkedIn Ads
  • Google Marketing
    • Adwords
  • Ecommerce Marketing
    • Amazon Product Listing
    • Amazon Product Ads
  • Media Buying


Web Development

The world wide web is the real estate of the new era. People search a web address for reasons like entertainment, shopping, or just somewhere to learn something new.

But these virtual addresses need to be developed to look pleasing to the eye and to work smoothly as intended. That’s why web developers are and will still be in-demand for remote work. Here are some in-demand programming languages and expertise in web development:

  • PHP
  • Mysql
  • Javascript
  • Joomla Development
  • WordPress Development
  • Optimizepress
  • Laravel
  • Magento
  • Shopify
  • ClickFunnels
  • WooCommerce
  • InfusionSoft
  • Node.js
  • React
  • AngularJS
  • VueJS
  • Web Services


Graphics and Multimedia

Alongside marketing, graphic design and multimedia content creation is an essential piece for businesses. Businesses want to have visual content that is highly attractive for their target market. This is the reason this industry is also in demand online. Here are some opportunities in graphic and multimedia:

  • Logo Design
  • Web Page Design
  • Graphics Design & Editing
  • 3D Modelling and Rendering
  • Illustrator
  • Animation Specialist
  • Video Editing and Creation


Software Development / Programming

Applications and software development is another emerging industry for remote work. More and more innovation shows its way in the digital world. But at the same time, a lot of new problems come with it.

For example, 15 years ago, remembering multiple passwords isn’t actually a problem. But right now, most websites have subscription logins that need a password. How can you track all those secret phrases you registered with? There is an application for that.

And a lot of rising industries will balloon for the coming decades. That’s why software development and programming will be a perfect fit for remote work. Here are some:

  • Game Development
  • iOS Development
  • Android Development
  • Desktop Application
  • Software QA testing
  • Python
  • C#

Finance and Management

Every business needs to track their finances. It allows them to know where they are currently standing financially and what to strategize to get to their goals.

The good thing is there are multiple online financial applications that can be used to maintain business books. That’s why finance & management roles can be done remotely. Here are some careers for it:

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Plans
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Tax Preparation & Assistance
  • Investment Researching
  • Inventory Management
  • Payroll
  • Quickbooks
  • Xero