There are now more varied career opportunities around than ever before, mainly thanks to the number of online jobs available. While some careers have been possible for some time now, some emerging roles are worth finding out more about.
Social Media Roles
Social media has been part of our lives for more than two decades, with the Six Degrees site in 1996 thought to be the first social media site launched. Yet, some businesses have struggled during that time to work out how to make this modern way of communicating profitable for them. With social media changing over the years, they’ve also been forced to adapt their processes and look for different kinds of experts to do this for them.
Copywriters, graphic designers, and public relations experts can all make a career out of helping companies to improve their social media presence. Don’t be put off by titles like brand manager and digital media ninja, as each company will express its needs in different ways, so you just need to look at the job description and duties to see if it suits you.
Playing Games to Earn Money
A more recent option has emerged thanks to play-to-earn games such as Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, and Gods Unchained. While this might seem too good to be true, the use of cryptocurrencies and NFTs has meant that playing games are now a genuine option for making money online.
However, it’s worth noting that most of these games can turn into a grind, forcing you to carry out repetitive tasks all day long to make a small amount of money. With this market expected to grow massively as the metaverse and NFTs explode in popularity, it may turn into a more lucrative business in the future, but for the moment it remains an interesting option if not exactly the right career choice for many of us.
An alternative is to sit on the other side of the game and work as a croupier. This is a role that’s explained in this guide, and it starts with getting trained in an accredited program. After that, many new croupiers decide to work on cruise ships, where there is a constant demand for this role. The rise of online casinos also means that it’s now possible to carry out the job in a studio setting while the game is beamed out to players.
Teaching and Coaching
Another area with spectacular growth in the last few years, online teaching and coaching covers many different subjects and approaches. This can range from virtual gym classes to personal life coaching sessions and all sorts of other types of training. Not every subject is as rewarding as others, but the creation of platforms like Udemy and Skillshare has made this a booming industry.
If there’s something you’re particularly knowledgeable about, this can be a way to profit from teaching others. Or you might simply be skilled at running courses and imparting information on any subject in a way that helps others to pick it up more easily.
There are a few of the most interesting ways to start an online career, but there are plenty of other options worth looking into as well.