What are the BEST Online Jobs For Introverts?
Ok, we’ve all gotta serve somebody, it’s inevitable. But, for us introverts, the fewer hours we have to spend forcing social interactions, the better.
If you absolutely dread going to work because you know you’re going to be completely drained from all the “people-ing” when you clock out, I totally get you.
Are you sick of nodding politely while your cubicle mate talks about her weekend for thirty minutes straight? Are you totally over answering way-too-personal questions you don’t feel like your coworkers should know the answer to? You don’t have to subject yourself to that misery anymore. There are jobs out there that are perfect for introverts.
The Best Online Jobs For Introverts
Fear not, my introverted friend! You don’t have to have your energy completely zapped for 8 hours a day just to pay your bills. Check out one (or several) of these perfect jobs for introverts.
Come on, you had to know this would be first on the list.
If you follow me on social media, you might not immediately think “super introvert” but I definitely am. Trust me, hosting a room on Clubhouse for an hour has me energetically gasping for air for half the day. But, as an introvert and a copywriter, I can tell you without question that copywriting is a great career for us introverted folks.
Let me paint you a picture in a typical day of a copywriter:
- Send project
- Get paid
Of course, whether you go the route of a freelance copywriter or you work at an agency, you’ll still have some interaction with people, but it’s not too much, and it doesn’t leave you feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Just don’t book all of your discovery calls back to back in one day and you’ll be fine. Trust me on that one.
2. Content Writer
Wait, didn’t I just say copywriter? But, Liz, aren’t they the same thing? Nope! Two different things, both great jobs for introverts.
Copywriting and content writing are two separate areas of expertise, requiring very different skill sets. Copywriting is more conversion oriented while content writing is geared towards educating and entertaining your audience. For example, this blog you’re reading right now is an example of content writing.
If you’re creative, have a way with words, and want to communicate with an audience asynchronously (see? Like we’re doing now!) then content writing might be the perfect job for you as an introvert.
Content writers create blogs, social media captions, how-to-guides, case studies, white papers, and more. If that sounds like your jam, content writing might just be your introverted dream job.
3. Virtual Assistant
Before you say but virtual assisting is so oversaturated, let me tell you––finding good VAs is HARD.
With more and more people moving to an online work environment, virtual assistants are increasingly in demand. And yes, you might be working for someone directly, but there’s a reason the word virtual is in virtual assistant. You don’t have to spend all day in an office…except your own home office. If you freelance, you set your own hours. Just remember to set boundaries with your clients.
4. Social Media Strategist
It’s like being social, but without the whole, you know, social thing.
Most introverts are fantastic observationalists. I bet that you, as an introvert, notice tiny details of things that no one else around you would notice. I’d go so far as to bet that you understand more than most what captures (and keeps) someone’s attention.
And, let’s be real, as introverts, we’re always meticulously planning how to show up at social things (when we have to) how best to communicate a message, and when. It’s like that, but you can do it from the comfort of your couch.
5. Graphic Designer
Out of all of the creative, artistic people I know, most of them are introverts.
Maybe it’s because introverts spend so much time in their own heads. Maybe it’s because introverts take more time to absorb the world around them. Whatever it is, if you’re an artistically inclined person, graphic design might be a great job for you.
And, this is another one of those industries that’s oversaturated with people, but definitely not oversaturated with talent. Nearly every business owner I know talks about how hard it is to find a graphic designer that really “gets” them, delivers good work, and on time.
So, if that strikes your fancy, take the leap!
6. Paid Ads Specialist
If you like to use both sides of your brain, the career in paid advertising might be for you.
Paid ads specialists combine a keen mind for analytics with an understanding of what kind of creative will compete––and win.
If you’re driven by data and fueled by creativity (and an introvert!) you might make a fabulous paid ads specialist.
7. Video Editor
Obviously, video is massive in marketing right now. And, as popular as video is, it’s only getting more popular. If you have a creative eye and a tech-driven mind, video editing can be a lucrative career for you.
You’ll spend hours at your computer creating masterpieces. Hours. In solitude. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?
You’re NOT Stuck in Your Energy-Zapping Job
Energy is currency, and introverts know better than most how to spend it without going mentally and emotionally bankrupt. If you’re trapped at a job that’s giving you a check but cashing out WAY too much of your energy, make a chance and find a job that will make your introverted heart happy.
Seriously. It’s worth it.