The global job market has suffered a significant shift during the COVID-19 pandemic and many professionals have turned to freelance as a result.

However, even with the pandemic going on it is still possible to earn a decent amount of money from the comfort of your own home; and you might not even need to become a freelancer it is perfectly possible to find a full-time online remote position.

In this article, we will tell you about five well-paying jobs that you can do online. So, without further ado let’s see what they are.

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1. Digital marketing specialist

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We are living in the age of technology and professionals in the digital marketing field are in high demand (and with more and more businesses adopting the e-commerce route the demand will only increase in the future).

Digital marketing professionals need to be good at analyzing data and have a creative mind as well. So, if you think you have those skills and you own a computer there is nothing stopping you from becoming a digital marketing freelancer.

One more advantage of this profession is that you have a global reach. In fact, more and more western companies are outsourcing their digital marketing jobs abroad and are hiring individuals from Asian countries.

You do not need to have gone to an Ivy League college to work as a digital marketing professional (in fact in some cases you don’t need a college diploma at all) however, the more knowledgeable you are and the better your reviews the more you will earn.

On average highly skilled digital marketing specialists can earn approximately $50,000 per year the exact amount depends on you and the skills you bring to the table.

2. Coding and programming jobs

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Every company in the world has to have a website nowadays if they want to be competitive. So, professional computer programmers and even ordinary people who have taught themselves how to write code are in high demand all over the world.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses hire programmers as freelancers or even as full-time employees. If you don’t want to work for just one company that’s not a problem at all; you can just sign up to various freelancing websites and offer your services to multiple businesses and charge hourly rates.

According to data compiled in 2019 computer programmers earned approximately $80,000 per year; with the top 25% being paid over $100,000 and the lowest-paid 25% still earning approximately $60,000.

Even if you don’t know how to code it is never too late to start. There are dozens of courses offered online and with a salary like this, it is definitely worth the time investment.

3. Online coaching and consulting

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If you are a qualified professional in any field then you can easily create an online course and set the amount you want to charge people for it. As advised by Mr Wee from online tuition agency which has the largest tutor database in Singapore: “E-learning and remote work have been on the rise recently anyway, and this process has been sped up enormously by the pandemic. So now is the perfect time to enter the online coaching world.”

As for how much you will be able to earn, it depends entirely on you and the level of your expertise. If you have multiple degrees and decades of experience in a particular field there’s nothing stopping you from charging several hundred dollars per coaching session. Coaching can be a lucrative job and is also very rewarding since you get to help people achieve their goals.

These are just some examples of coaching services you can offer: business coaching, financial coaching, fitness and diet coaching, online tutoring, spiritual coaching, and so on; the possibilities are endless.

4. Blogging

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If you have a natural talent for writing and you want to make money from it then blogging is the job for you. However, in order to turn blogging into a sustainable business, you need to invest a lot of time into quality so that your blog stands out from thousands of mediocre blogs.
After you have set up your own blog which keeps the interest of your audience and makes them come back regularly there are multiple ways to make money from it.

First and foremost, you can sell ad space on your blog. In addition, you can collaborate with brands that you really like and create some sponsored posts (be careful not to accept just any deal as this might harm your credibility).

You can also host webinars or offer coaching services to your readers. Or you can even create your own range of products or services and sell them on your website. But if you are planning to turn blogging into your full-time profession do not expect all of this to happen within a month. It takes some time to build your personal brand and to build up an army of loyal readers who will keep coming back for more. But with persistence and a sound strategy anybody can do it.

5. Professional audio and video editor

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If you know your way around editing tools then you can offer your services online. One of the greatest benefits of being an audio and video editor is that you will have access to remote work all over the world, so you can target any company you like.

Brands understand the importance of social media presence and producing high-quality content so good editors are always in high demand. The more you do it bigger your portfolio will become and the more clients you will attract in the future.

How much you make your customers pay depends entirely on you and your skills. However, once you have gained enough experience in audio-video editing and acquire a good reputation you will be able to make enough money to do this job full-time.

In addition to the freelance editing jobs, you can also sell stock photos and videos on various stock photo websites. The good thing about this is that you only need to upload your photos and videos once and then they will be on those websites generating income forever.

These are the top five online high-paying jobs that you can do during this pandemic. However, even when the pandemic is over there is nothing stopping you from pursuing one of these jobs if you find it more enjoyable than your ordinary daytime job. After all, these jobs can bring in just as much (and in some cases even more) money than an ordinary 9 to 5 job. So, what are you waiting for? Pick the one you like fire up your laptop and start earning money now.