Whether you are just starting out your career, looking for a change, or fancy a side hustle… Here are the 15 Best online jobs for introverts to thrive.
We often associate introverts as being shy, but that is just one of many stereotypical traits of being an introvert. Many (like myself) are considered “closet introverts” because we are hiding behind what seem to be our outgoing personalities.
What are the signs of being an introvert?
- Being around a lot of people drains your energy
- Enjoy alone time to charge up your energy
- Have a small group of close friends
- Need quiet to concentrate
- Prefer to write instead of speak
- Like to workout a problem in your head using imagination
- You are drawn to jobs that you can work independently
As you can see, there are many facets of being an introvert, however, some of the preferences can strongly impact the way you work and your career path.
Knowing your personality preference will help you make the right decision.
The good news is, with working from home becoming a norm post-pandemic, there is an increasing number of jobs that are becoming virtual and home-based.
Introverts can now be more productive without any distraction from the office setting.
So without further ado, here are the 15 best online jobs for introverts to thrive, whether you live in the UK or other parts of the world.
Graphic design is often loved by many introverts as it allows them to create and express their imaginary minds. Not only does it require a minimum amount of interaction with people, it can also be a good work from home option.
Over recent years, the uptake of social media has created so many more opportunities for digital artists.
Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistant (VA) is another new career path that is in demand recently. Not only does it provide flexibility for the individual VA on location and hours, but also cheaper for the clients in comparison to paying for a permanent employee.
Pinterest Virtual Assistant is a specialised VA job that helps clients to grow their reach on the Pinterest platform.
This is a good fit for introverts because the interaction with the client is typically on a one-to-one basis and the work is very much independent.
If you are already spending hours on Pinterest, why not make a career out of it?
Find out how my friend Emily (who also happens to be an introvert), quit her job and became a full-time Pinterest VA.
If you speak more than one language, translator is another individual based online job that’s perfect for introverts.
Certain languages like Chinese and Spanish are more in demand than others, which you can charge more.
Selling Printables on Etsy
Selling printables on Etsy is another great way to earn income for introverts by using your creativity.
Printable products are getting more and more popular as it’s low to no cost to make and no stock required for the creator. It is also very affordable for customers to purchase with instant downloads from home and you can print out over and over again.
With a few hours of work, you can start earning passive income for months and years to come.
Julie from The Gold City Ventures did exactly that. She made over $5,000 (£3,500) selling printables on Etsy just by working a few hours of work.
If you have a way with numbers, actuaries might be a good fit for introverts like you. Although less glamorous, it pays very well. The average salary for an actuary is £59,000/yr.
Actuaries use their mathematical and analytical skills to model and predict the future. While actuaries work in traditional fields like insurance and pensions, there are increasing numbers of new areas such as health, banking, climate change and technology seeking actuaries as well.
The work is predominantly in front of a computer, working with data, and decision making, which makes it one of the most highly paid low-stress jobs for introverts.
Video editor is another online job for introverts that channels creativity.
Working as a video editor, you would take the original video content from the clients and understand the intent of the video and the deadline of the work. Then you can start working independently.
The work usually consists of editing and assembling the raw content, creating visual or sound effects when appropriate.
Enjoy reading? You can make a career out of it.
Not to be confused with editing, proofreading is the last step before anything gets published. A proofreader catches any grammatical, formatting errors that may have been missed during the editing process.
Take this FREE workshop to find out if proofreading is right for you, and how to make a living from it.
In addition to owning your own blog, you can also work as a freelance writer to boost your income.
If you have a technical background in engineering, legal or medical, you will be able to charge more on technical writing.
However, there are plenty of non-technical writing jobs that are perfect for introverts too, such as copywriting, content writing, and creative writing.
Find out more on how to become a freelance writer HERE.
Sharing Your Opinion
You can earn money from sharing your opinion through online surveys or video surveys.
While the traditional online surveys may be more introvert friendly, personally I prefer taking short video surveys. Less than 40sec. per video, I can do it on the go. The pay is much better too!
Website or App Testing
If you are introverted, you probably prefer jobs that you can work alone. Website or app testing is another good option for your working preference.
Developers and business owners are always looking for people to test out the websites and apps to make it as user friendly as possible.
Social Media Manager
Over recent years, more and more businesses are taking advantage of social media to connect with their customers. Influencers are even making 6 figure incomes with Instagram alone. …which is why social media managers are in high demand.
Depending on your client’s specific goals, a social media manager (also referred to as a social media virtual assistant) helps to set up and grow social media reach in return to make the business more profitable.
A social media manager (VA) can be a great role for introverts because it allows us to be social but communicate on our own terms.
If that’s something you are interested in, THIS TRAINING will teach you how to progress from a general freelance virtual assistant to a specialized role like social media manager.
Transcription jobs are great for these introverts who can type efficiently. The faster (and more accurate) you type, the more money you can make.
But that’s not all.
You can also earn more money for transcription work in specific areas such as media and legal.
Find out if a transcription job is right for you from this “FREE 7-LESSON MINI-COURSE”.
You can find transcription work for beginners from these sites:
Podcast Virtual Assistant
With nearly 2 million live podcasts out there, it’s no surprise that podcast producers are in high demand.
Making it another great job for introverts, a podcast virtual assistant (aka podcast producer) is someone who remotely provides technical, or administrative support to help business owners manage and grow their podcasts.
This free workbook will help you to find out if Podcast VA is right for you and what are the top skills to be successful.
If selling stuff through hosting house parties is not for you, there’s a much better way to earn money without being salesy.
Affiliate marketing is the match made in heaven between profits and introverts. It is a way of earning by recommending products and services that you love on your chosen platform. Affiliate marketing is one of the main ways for those YouTubers and social influencers to make 6-7 figures.
As a blogger myself, 80% of my income is from affiliate marketing. With no marketing experience, this is the training where I learned the ropes, step by step.
Last but not least the best online job for introverts – start a blog.
Just because introverts prefer to listen, doesn’t mean we don’t have a voice. We just prefer to express our views in writing rather than speaking.
This is exactly how I started my blog.
With the content that I have created, I was able to help many mums to take control of their own finances and light up their dreams.
You can too, by sharing your passion online while earning a passive income.
Get instant access to a 7-step blueprint to share your passion and create passive income.
Final Thought on 15 Best Online Jobs for Introverts
So here you have it – the 15 best online jobs for introverts UK (or anywhere in the world).
Knowing your personality traits and preferences when picking your next job can really help you to enjoy your work more and reach your highest potential.