I must admit, I am a total introvert.
I may appear to have an extroverted personality in small doses…
However, I get my energy from being alone and I find being around other people exhausting…
Especially people that I don’t know very well.
So, I completely relate if you feel the same.
But do not worry, there ARE plenty of online jobs for introverts just like you! 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I need plenty of alone time and I really relish the opportunity to be alone.
Consequently, I knew that many traditional jobs would never suit me.
I’m not a “team player,” and being in an office environment, (where being “social,” seems to get you the most points) was always a daily overwhelming experience.
I also spent a lot of time working in retail, where you’re surrounded by other people.
Not just people you work with, but people…. Shopping.
Happy people, angry people, rude people, people in a hurry.
Whatever way they presented themselves, there were way too many of them around me.
Thanks to the internet however, you get introverts everywhere getting many more opportunities to make money.
So, I’m going to list some of the top ways introverts can make money online… But if you’re not an introvert, don’t worry, they could be just as good for you.
In fact, it is still a fact that networking with others can get you a lot faster quicker in online business.
But networking online is massively different to networking in person and so, a lot of introverts can still cope with this level of social networking.
Top 12 Best Online Jobs For Introverts – Who Want To Work From Home!
(Or their bed… which is where I am typing this post right now, in the middle of the day!). 🙂
All these jobs can be great for introverts, but they have different levels of needing to communicate to others.
So, just how introverted you are, may sway your decision!
Quality freelance writers are seriously in demand.
Because, while you can certainly purchase super cheap content from content mills, or on somewhere like Upwork, the standard is often poor.
So many businesses online now rely on content to drive traffic to their websites, via their blogs.
As the internet continues to grow, so does the demand for quality writers online.
If you can produce good written work, there are people making really great money from Freelance writing.
I always wanted to be a writer growing up, but I thought I’d been writing Teen thrillers…. (something I enjoyed reading as a kid!).
I never expected I’d be writing on my own website…. and Freelancing is another side-hustle that I’d like to explore much more.
One person I am a fan of is Gina Horkey – I love the fact that she went from ZERO to $4,000 per month Freelance writing, in just six months.
Since then, she’s created multiple courses and has a popular blog.
I personally took her 30 days to Freelance writing success myself – which is great value for money.
If you’d like a freebie – Gina wrote these 200+ niche ideas you can get here.
Useful Posts About Writing:
- 10 ways you can make money writing online,
- Ways you can make money writing product reviews.
- Make $100 writing a list on Listverse.
2. Create And Sell Ebooks Online:
Gone are the days where self-publishing is frowned upon.
There are now many successful authors that are self-made and self-published – from the get-go.
It’s a great option now, as you’re the one who receives the majority of the profits, (not all the other people that traditionally needed to be involved!).
In fact, you don’t even have to write the books yourself.
Many people outsource the work too and create whole publishing empires.
One course that I have taken myself and still recommend, is k-money mastery.
I’ve gone through it multiple times, as he updates the course regularly and it’s just a one off payment, yet you get access to any additional updates.
The course focuses on teaching you to profit on the Amazon platform and shows you step-by-step how to outsource the work, (if you choose), how to create your book from scratch and how to promote it. Check it out here.
Amazon also have some great info to help you get started – there’s a great section on their website here, which talks all about kindle publishing.
This is another one I’m keen to look into more and if you’re not a keen writer, but still love to read… Then this could be a good alternative.
You will need to be a proficient reader and have an eye for detail, but it’s not necessary that you need a degree in English or anything!
Caitlin Pyle is an expert on this topic & has a free course you can take here to learn more about it.
Dropshipping is not something I’ve had massive experience with, but something I’ve always wanted to try myself and am planning to incorporate with another website.
In simple terms you –
- Choose a niche for the products you want to see,
- Create a store with something like Shopify,
- Source products from dropshipping companies, (such as Aliexpress),
- Drive traffic to your store, (such as with Facebook Ads),
- Customer places order,
- You place order with the company that holds your product.
- The dropshipping company will pack it and send to your customer.
It sounds simple, but getting a profitable product can be one of the main barriers.
I’ve heard it suggested that you may need to test as many as 10 products or more, before you find a winning product.
There is also a lot of competition, because it has a very low-cost barrier to entry.
So, of course you want to go into something that isn’t saturated, but which still has plenty of opportunity.
Dropshipping is a good way to build up passive income over time, because you can scale your business.
For example; you can scale one business to make a certain amount each month, then hire someone to run your business for you, while you scale another dropshipping store.
Eventually, you can have multiple stores, with multiple other employees running them – while you enjoy the profits and focus on other tasks relating to your multiple businesses.
I’ve watched a lot of videos by Wholesale Ted, which I really love.
You can get an idea of what their videos are like below and they have plenty of useful tips.
Most dropshipping courses and programs show you how you can easily set up your store with Shopify.
Using Shopify is a great option and it’s so easy to set up – you can get a 14 day free trial here.
Useful Post: Affiliate Marketing Vs Dropshipping.
This is one that can take plenty of time to build up, but which is a great asset to grow over time.
Blogs that generate traffic, (visitors) have value and a value that grows, as your blog grows and your traffic grows.
That’s because traffic can also = money.
Whether you’re earning money from having paid Ads on your blog, sponsored content, affiliate marketing or selling your own products.
Some people may also combine dropshipping with their blog too!
A blog is internet property and can grow into a big business…. Many websites out there started out small.
Take the moneysavingexpert.com for example – originally set up for something like £100 and sold years later for 87MILLION.
Niche websites, (explained below) and blogs can be big business.
But they do need to be approached in the right way.
Too many people dive into a blog without really considering how it will make money.
They start writing about what interests them and what is happening in their life – rather than writing information that their reader actually wants to know about.
While there are many niches you could go into, it’s still wise to choose something that people are actually interested in.
This post does a good job of explaining what niches work.
I also recommend you check out this free blogging bootcamp!
6. Start A Niche Website:
While this is pretty similar to blogging and will also involve writing posts, creating a niche website, rather than a niche blog.. is a bit different.
So, what is the difference? Well, there is a lot of cross over – but let’s talk about the stereotypical version.
A blog will be more personal – it will be written in a personal way and be in the first person.
By contrast, if we imagine a niche site using the Amazon affiliate program, they will be incredibly product focused and will be primarily concerned with targeting “buying keywords.”
“top 10 juicers to buy on a budget…” for example!
By attracting people on Google with buying keywords, (people looking to make a purchase now) you can make money with traffic direct from the search engines.
Many niche sites may not even have to focus on social media at all.
Whereas, because blogs tend to be less specific and not just focused on buyers keywords and writing reviews, it can be a lot harder to make money.
It can typically be far slower to make a full-time income with a regular blog, (a mass majority never do).
On the downside, being entirely reliant on Google does come with risks.
As Google regularly changes their algorithm, there’s a chance you could lose your rankings.
This can happen with blogging too, but you may be generating your traffic from multiple sources.
Some useful posts regarding this:
The very first sites I built were niche sites and I made some money with them within the first few months of starting.
By contrast, it took me six months with a blog to make a single sale!
While I enjoy having a blog, I do think niche sites are easier to make those initial sales with.
This is the place that taught be how to build a niche site from scratch.
7. Online Teacher/Tutor:
Online tutors are becoming more and more in demand now.
In fact, there are opportunities to teach remotely, to students all around the world.
Teaching one-to-one can suit some introverts, as it’s far less overwhelming than teaching an entire class.
Another way you can teach, is by creating your own courses – such as by creating courses on Udemy.
You could also teach on platforms like Skillshare, (some of their top teachers make $40,000 per year!).
You also may be interested in something like VIPkid – where you teach kids online one-to-one.
8. Sell On Amazon:
We already talked e-books, (which you can sell on Amazon) and we talked about blogging/niche sites, (where you can use the Amazon affiliate program).
But what about other ways? Well, there is Merch By Amazon, (which I will go into below) but you can also sell on Amazon.
Not only is there the opportunity to sell new products, but you can also sell some second hand items as well.
Many people source products that are new and boxed, but find them for a lower price than on Amazon – then ship to Amazon and sell for a higher price.
I also wrote recently about how you could sell second hand books on Amazon.
But for many, they source products for cheaply somewhere like, Alibaba and then sell it on Amazon for a higher price.
Amazon make it easy with FBA, as you can get your stock shipped to them directly and they will deal with all the postage/packaging and even customer service.
If you’re not sure how to get started selling on Amazon, the proven amazon course is one that’s consistently recommended.
9. Selling/Designing Tshirts Online:
This was one side-hustle I got into a while back…
This involves designing and selling t-shirts on the Amazon platform, with Merch by Amazon.
The great thing about the platform is, you just upload the designs and Amazon takes care of the printing, the postage and the customer service.
Unfortunately, I’m not a designer and plenty of my tshirts really sucked.
I could have learnt how to design better, or hired someone else, but recently I seemed to just not have enough hours in the day to fit in everything.
I really enjoyed it while I was doing it…. but at one point I had several hundred designs uploaded and not enough sales coming in to warrant the time put in.
I do know that some people literally have thousands of designs live before they’re making a relatively good income now though – the competition is fierce!
You can read about my first $100 month with Merch here though.
Many designers uploaded on to multiple print-on-demand platforms, giving them more opportunities to make money.
The downside is, many POD platforms require you to drive your own traffic to your products, (which can then be costly).
There is one other main platform that has its own traffic source, which is called Redbubble and I also uploaded a few designs there.
Of course, if you’re already a decent designer then you’re going to have a much better chance of making sales and the best part is – it’s totally FREE to give this a try.
Once you do have some designs that start selling, the income is completely passive – which awesome.
But it’s just getting those best selling designs created that’s the tricky part. 🙂
Many people also choose to drive Ads to their designs, or drive traffic in other ways – such as via Pinterest.
I know plenty of introverts that are also seriously into Photography and a couple of those are professionals.
It can be a good one to get into for introverts, as there is plenty of scope for being able to work alone and independently.
There are also many stock photo websites that will pay you for your photographs – such as istock photo, (paying up to 45% commission) and Fotolia, (up to 46% commission).
You can find a list of 29 sites that will pay for your photographs here.
Alternatively, you can find many freelance platforms online where you can sell your photos directly – and probably get paid a lot better for it!
11. Graphic Designer:
Much like freelance writing, good graphic design is also in demand!
It’s a great option for creative introverts who prefer to work alone…
While it will involve some interaction with your clients, much of this can be done online!
If you build up your experience, you can also charge a premium for your work.
One place I’ve personally sourced graphic design work is on Upwork.com – I’ve also had various things, (such as book covers and logos) created on Fiverr.com.
Both platforms are completely free to get started so, it’s worth taking a look.
12. Be A Professional Gamer Online:
Well, it’s a bit of a cliche that hardcore gamers can also frequently be introverted types…
But some gamers are also raking in the cash by gaming online!
I wrote a post here, detailing exactly how people can make money from their passion for gaming.
One of the main ways is by being a live streamer online – Twitch is one of the most well known streaming platforms – and have over 100 million viewers per month.
This is where Gamers will play live and be watched by others, while playing video games.
Some of the top Gamers on the platform, can earn over a million a year…. Of course, that’s way on the top end and they’ll have many thousands of raving fans.
Consequently, you will need to be a bit of a personality about you and being watched by thousands, may not suit all introverts.
What Are You Going To Choose?
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make money online, that could definitely suit introverts.
I should know, being an introvert myself – I felt that working online was the best option for me too.
While it works for me, I would say that it’s easy to get a little TOO isolated if you’re not careful…
Make sure to schedule in some interaction with people in the real world too 🙂
The other thing is, many of these things do rely on you being self-employed and that can create an instability that doesn’t suit all families or personalities.
If you need a solid paycheck month on month, then it’s a good idea to build up any of these ideas on the side, until you’re earning enough that you can confidently go full-time!
Good luck getting started – whatever path you choose!
All the best,