What kind of jobs can be done online AND
where to find them?




Teleworking, or online working, allows employees (you) to carry out duties and responsibilities from an offsite location other than the official workplace. It could involve working from home (Home Office), another branch office, café, bookstore, or even a coworking space. Of course, even from a beach.

The most common remote job today is related to freelancers. A freelancer is an independent contractor who earns wages on a per-job or per-task basis, typically for short-term work. Benefits of freelancing include the freedom to work from home or from a non-traditional workspace, a flexible work schedule, and a better work-life balance. They, also, set their own rates and select the work they complete on a client by client or project by project basis. They choose where they want to work, usually from home or from a shared office space, and are in control of the type of work they want to do.

So, the most popular types of online/remote job are the following:

  • Creator (Selling Your Art Online)

  • Affiliate Marketer

  • Product Reviewer on YouTube

  • Blogger

  • Online Course Tutor

  • Web or Graphic Designer

  • Language Tutor

  • Voiceover

  • Customer Support Representative

  • Consultant, Advisor or Coach

  • Reseller

  • Photographer

  • Creator (Selling Your Art Online)

  • Website Tester

  • Copywriter, Translator or Proofreader

  • Accountant (Bookkeeper)

  • Social Media Manager

  • Virtual Assistant


Where to look for online jobs-video


How to become THE MANAGER?

possible development/promotion opportunities

Step 1
Seek out greater responsibility

Keep your plate full by asking for new projects and tasks. Staying busy will help diminish concerns about remote work productivity and prove your reliability and work ethic. Offer to help your manager with projects when their workload is high. This demonstrates a commitment to growing your responsibilities at a higher level. Incorporate new programs, tools and strategies whenever possible. Stepping out of your comfort zone to try new things will signal your drive and innovative spirit to leadership.

Step 2
Identify what matters most to your organization and use it to your advantage

Look at your company goals, objectives, and/or mission statement and use that information to determine the top priorities for your organization. Whether it’s ROI, customer satisfaction, quantitative or qualitative results, plan how to showcase your accomplishments specific to those areas. Prioritize internal networking to get a well-rounded picture of your organization’s priorities. Anything from a virtual lunch-and-learn to a quick message on LinkedIn will help you see the bigger picture, even in a remote environment.

Step 3
Become a master communicator

Maximize meeting effectiveness by sending agendas beforehand and recaps afterwards. Be proactive in sharing suggestions and ideas with your team and leadership, instead of being passive. Active participation in meetings will make you stand out in a virtual environment. Provide regular updates and check-ins on deliverable status to ensure alignment and eliminate obstacles. This demonstrates your ability to stay focused and meet deadlines. Seek feedback actively and implement it. Show leadership that you are dedicated to improvement. Package projects effectively to showcase their journey from start to finish. Whether it's a slide deck or a one-page summary, having condensed materials will help conclude projects, establish organizational priorities, and guide future team strategies.

Step 4
Focus on continuous learning

Use your network and connections to find webinars or trainings that are relevant to your field. Openly discuss career goals with your manager to identify key areas for growth and learning. Target your learning toward skills or topics that would be of value in a promoted role and find ways to mention that work in conversations with your manager. Most managers want to see that you can, or in many cases, are already doing the role before you’re actually promoted.

Step 5
Track your progress and achievements

Keep a running document or folder with positive customer feedback, quantifiable results of projects or tasks, demonstrated progress learning new programs or software, and other measurable improvements.


soft skills

Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. They differ from hard skills, as your soft skills are frequently rated in subjective terms (as opposed to hard skills, which can be tested and appraised against objective measures). They are also skills you use in life in general to maintain positive relationships. 

Why are soft skills important in the workplace? Soft skills define how well you work with others. Regardless of how strong your technical skills are, if you are unpleasant to colleagues, unwilling to collaborate, fail to communicate, unable to solve problems and can’t adapt to change, you’ll find it difficult to do well at work. Soft skills play a big role in your career success, so you should prioritize developing them.

Types of soft skills The seven soft skills that are commonly requested by employers are: teamwork, problem solving, communication, adaptability, critical thinking, time management and interpersonal skills. Below, we explore these in detail.

7 essential soft skills in demand:


Effective teamwork boosts productivity, meets deadlines, strengthens relationships, and fosters knowledge sharing, creating a better workplace. Develop your teamwork skills for success.

Problem solving

Develop strong problem-solving skills to overcome workplace hurdles and achieve successful outcomes. Identify the problem, research, think critically, and brainstorm solutions.


Effective communication is vital, as it involves active listening, understanding diverse perspectives, and expressing ideas clearly. Develop your communication skills for success.


Develop adaptability skills to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment. Embrace change, seek opportunities, and take practical actions.

Critical thinking

Develop critical thinking skills to analyze information, make informed decisions, and respond rationally to workplace challenges. Enhance efficiency and seize opportunities.

Time management 

Develop effective time management skills to prioritize tasks, reduce stress, and achieve goals within regular working hours. Collaborate, schedule, and stay committed.


Develop interpersonal skills to foster positive working relationships. Be an active listener, demonstrate emotional intelligence, resolve conflict, and collaborate effectively. Enjoy rewarding professional connections.


Differences between hard and soft skills and competences

Hard skills, also called technical skills, are job-specific, relevant to each position and seniority level. In other words, each position in every company will require a unique hard skills list. For example, an accountant needs to know how to reconcile bank statements, while that knowledge is unnecessary for a developer. At the same time, reconciliation is important for accountants no matter their level of experience, but preparing business budgets is a skill that’s not usually required of a junior accountant.

Soft skills are general characteristics, relevant to personality traits. Some soft skills you’d like to see in all employees regardless of their position or expertise, while other soft skills make sense in certain jobs and are less important in others. For example, if you value collaboration in your company, you want to hire employees who are great team players and can communicate well with others. On the other hand, networking and relationship-building skills might be essential for sales and marketing roles, but irrelevant for engineering roles. Likewise, leadership abilities make sense for people who’ll manage a team no matter their department.

Employees develop hard skills through education and on-the-job practice, while they develop soft skills through various, life-long professional and personal experiences. For example, marketers can learn marketing techniques and tools by attending a marketing course, whereas they could grow their collaboration skills by participating in a sports team.


take the module 6 quiz to self-reflect on what you learned


Quiz Module 6

1 / 7

Ryan is a virtual assistant and he can work online.

2 / 7

Anna is an flight attendant and she can work online

3 / 7

Chris is a construction worker and he can work online

4 / 7

Being proactive in sharing suggestions and ideas with your team and leadership, is a good behaviour to maximize your opportunities to get a promotion

5 / 7

Mary is a deep sea diver and she can work online

6 / 7

Soft skills are only used in working life

7 / 7

Critical thinking means to have the ability to politely criticise your managers statements/suggestions

Your score is

The average score is 92%


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