5 Jobs You Can Do From Home During This COVID Epidemic

June 1, 2021 | Watsala Shakya

The remote job market has been on the rise for quite a long time, far longer than we might think. Some even claim it has a history extending farther into history than of working at offices. The remote job market has been growing rapidly since the beginning of the twenty-first century. People are largely interested to work remote jobs at present due to the flexibility that allows them to work from home or travel along with it.  The flexibility of remote jobs to match one’s schedule has been a matter of importance contributing to the rise in the remote job market. Now with the pandemic, the need for remote jobs has been more prominent. It has become more than just the comfort of working from a homely environment, it’s become a need or even a norm during the COVID epidemic.

The spread of Coronavirus has hit the global economy as well ours, the Nepalese economy. Companies across Kathmandu have requested employees to work from home and now the acronym “WFH” has been frequently put out. For many Nepalese, the “WFH” concept is fairly new. For job seekers, remote jobs are a safe haven. The reality of COVID-19 has impacted the way we work as travel restrictions and social distancing has allowed corporations to adjust jobs to the concept of WFH. Here, we have compiled a list of work from home jobs that can through the comforts of your homes in Nepal:

1. Content Creator

Content creation is a low to no investment job suitable for job seekers interested and qualified in writing, grammar, and creating content. Content writing has been increasingly popular with the rise of digital marketing. One of the aspects that makes the job most promising for working from home is its flexibility to match schedules. Content writers can work at any given time of the day, in accords with their comfort and from any place they desire. They can set their own pace of work while choosing projects of their own interest.

The job is not just vital for blogs and articles, but also for a range of content formats from web pages, video scripts, newsletters, speeches, social media posts, forming titles to white paper contents as a content writer/ content creator’s main purpose is planning, writing, editing along with creating and repurposing content from previously existing works to create fresh and relevant content that appeals to a wider range of audience.

A content creator can venture into a sea of topics to fandom writing about favorites like movies, series, books to name a few. The content could be dedicated to health which informs the populace of ways to keep healthy, symptoms of diseases, and so on. The possibilities are endless.

2. Telehealth Nurse

Telehealth nursing suits nurses that want to provide patient care in a non-traditional way. This role does not require long hours or physically demanding shifts, which allows working nurses flexibility in scheduling, reduced rates of burnout, and even a decrease in the chances of contracting communicable infections such as the common cold; and in the context of current times, the Coronavirus. This WFH job requires experience and a degree.

Telehealth nursing can be done from anywhere with technology in this day and age, from the doctor’s office, homes, from different locations; from any place with the proper technology. Nurses can conduct sessions remotely to deliver care and patient education over a telephone call or over the internet. The COVID pandemic has made the Nepalese realize the need for medical care and the fragility of the healthcare system. With rising hardships to access healthcare, telehealth nursing has become a boon for many. Present-day technology allows telehealth nursing to reach patients, monitor their conditions, and interact with them using computers and telephones.

Telehealth nursing is suitable for a number of situations, in emergencies patients can contact nurses to get help. In non-emergency situations, patients can get the nurse to take their blood pressure readings or glucose readings, for monitoring purposes. Nurses can then instruct patients on how to dress a wound, treat a minor burn, and perform first aid. In a country like Nepal where the healthcare system is bare-bones and emergency services such as 911 do not exist, telehealth nursing will certainly have significant demand in the market.

3. Bookkeeper

Bookkeeping is cut out for a detail-oriented person that enjoys working with numbers. Bookkeeping is an excellent way to make a decent earning which comes with flexibility and freedom. Remote Bookkeeping Jobs & Projects are great work-at-home career options with a lot of opportunities. It’s a career that doesn’t require much to get started on, not a lot of set-up or equipment required, aside from a computer, an internet connection, and bookkeeping software. Therefore, it can be said it’s a relatively easier career to start, this job requires less formal experience and education in accounting unlike the more formal position of an accountant or CPA which requires a bachelor’s degree and certification.

A Bookkeeper has responsibilities of recording and, maintaining business and financial transactions, such as purchases, expenses, sales revenue, invoices, and payments. This WFH job oversees the first six steps of the Accounting Cycle while the last two are taken care of by an accountant. To understand this job closely, we have to understand this job varies from the job of an accountant. It can be said bookkeepers lay the foundation for accountants to analyze and prepare financial statements. Accountants receive trial balances, all general ledger accounts, and other recordings of transactions which they will use to derive income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows.

4. SEO Specialist

SEO or Search Engine Optimization jobs have a huge growing market. Studies have shown that the demand for SEO professionals is soaring. Businesses are putting more content marketers and SEO specialists into leadership roles, which leaves many places to advance career-wise. SEO jobs can be conveniently done remotely from the comforts of home or anywhere with the proper technology. The main tasks an SEO specialist perform are through laptops or desktops on a webpage. Individuals can work separately in their workspace and complete the assignments.

SEO is significant in the online and digital marketing world today.  It is the tool huge organizations use to enhance their article or web content to be easily accessible by a search engine. The main purpose of this job is to optimize websites by assisting in drawing traffic and visitors towards the website. This job requires a set of special skillsets for creating SEO-optimized content. Online businesses, websites, and corporations require SEO specialists to develop web contents that are search-friendly. For this exact purpose, there has been a significant increase in the number of remote SEO jobs and roles.

5. Customer Service Representative

Job seekers with interests in helping people and problem-solving are perfect for this job. Since this job demands interaction with a number of different people on a daily basis, job seekers with admirable communication skills are perfect for this job. This job requires interacting with a large number of customers with very different questions and complaints to which a customer service representative must respond with courtesy as they represent the organization and communicate to customers on behalf of them. The primary requirement for this job is the ability to remain calm when handling stressed or upset customers and a high school level education accompanied by moderate computer skills. The roles included in the job are providing information about products and services, take orders, and process returns. Customer service jobs are naturally well-matched to remote work since the work is mainly done through computer and phone.

Corporations all around the globe know the importance of customer relationship management (CRM) to run a successful business. The better the relationship, the easier it is to conduct business and generate revenue, for this Customer Service Representative plays an important role in maintaining the relationship between customers and the organization. Therefore, the demand for the job is substantial in the market.

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