Even though I’m an extrovert through and through, I’ve been drawn to online jobs for introverts.
But I can attest that some of the jobs that hire introverts are perfect entry level opportunities for beginners, even those who have no experience.
Whether you want to stay home with your children or just stay home to avoid people, it’s more than possible. The day I left my corporate job to pursue my blog full-time and raise my children was the day I found myself. You can find this kind of freedom as an introvert and actually enjoy your work.
While it’s not for everyone, I can’t hold back my excitement in the possibilities that blogging has given to me as a stay at home mom. I talk about blogging on my YouTube channel and tons of different ways that real people are earning a part- or full-time income from home.
Why These Jobs are Perfect for Introverts
If you’re an introvert, it can be hard to enjoy going to work on a daily basis. In fact, my introvert friends say they would prefer to work from home.
Since many of these jobs include the same qualities that make them introvert-friendly, I created one tidy list of reasons that you’ll love them:
- All work can be done from home (while wrapped in a blanket on the couch).
- Communication with clients can be done online via email or Facebook Messenger.
- Scheduling is flexible and doesn’t require a 9-to-5 work day.
- Work-related meetings (if necessary) can be done virtually.
- Training is available via online courses and eGuides.
- I hope you’ll join me on this work-from-home journey and find the perfect online job as an introvert, just like I did.
12 Introvert Jobs That You Can Do Online from Home
Here are the best, high paying online jobs for introverts that you can start as soon as today.
Blogging is the number one job for introverts with no experience because you do not have to deal with people nor do you need experience. I had no experience when I started my blog, all the information you need to become a successful blogger is out there for free you just need to know how to find it.
To make it easy for you I wrote a very thorough article that explains how I make money blogging and how you can get started here. For example, I make money just for people reading my articles from ads.
When people read my articles and scroll pass an ad, I make money. That’s the wonderful thing about blogging, the income is so passive. I’m quite positive I did not write this article today and it’s still making me money.
Here is an example of a great traffic day I had where I made $400 in one day just from ads.
I make even more money from affiliate marketing and you can see how I do that here.
You do not need to be a great writer to blog, I’m definitely not. You just write like you talk.
Earning potential: The earning potential for bloggers ranges from $12,000 to $200,000 per year. I only made $5,000 in my first year, but after putting in a TON of work and learning SEO I was able to turn it into a six-figure business the following year.
If you enjoy writing, you can offer your freelance services to others. You create the content for other websites, publications, or businesses. This could be in the form of articles, blogs posts, emails, sales pages, etc.
You don’t need to be a professional writer to become a freelance writer. All you truly need is knowledge in spelling and grammar and have access to a computer.
Earning potential: Salaries range depending on the type of work. Some freelancers earn up to $200,000 per year- mind blown! The average salary is about $53,000 per year.
Resources: First, you have to decide if freelance writing is for you. Check out my guide on how to become a freelance writer from home to get started.
Does it annoy you when you see mistakes in things you read? Do you wish you could reach through your screen and make editing notes? Proofreading might be the best introvert job for you.
As a proofreader, you can make money correcting written mistakes others make. If you think about it, proofreaders are needed for so many types of jobs. And you wouldn’t have to leave your house.
Earning potential: Some proofreaders report making over $40,000 per year working part-time. Others are making $1,000 to $4,000 per month.
Resources: Take a look at my guide on how to become a proofreader to get started. I also highly recommend taking Caitlin Pyle’s FREE Workshop to learn the skills of a proofreader.
Bookkeeper jobs are ideal because they are the kind of online jobs for introverts that do not require any formal training, experience, or face-to-face interaction with clients.
You can also set your own hours which gives you the flexibility to work when you want and however many hours you want.
A bookkeeper receives financial information from clients and logs the information for the client to easily track and retrieve at a later date. This is perfect for the data junkie introverts out there.
I interviewed two women who had no previous experience as a bookkeeper and after taking this course they now run a successful bookkeeping business. One of the women has 9 kids homeschools 6 of them and earns over $2,000 per month on the side as a bookkeeper.
I am convinced if she can do it, then most people can as well. You can check out the interview here.
Earning potential: While bookkeepers can earn up to $60 per hour with the right training and clientele, the average income is $28 per hour. You can choose to work for an agency or start your own business to earn more.
Resources: Start with taking this free class to see if this is right for you and check out my article on how to become a virtual bookkeeper from home
5. Virtual Assistant
What online skills do you have that you can use to help others? If you don’t know, that’s fine here is a list of over 150 services you could provide.
Earning potential: Virtual assistants set their own wages but you typically see anywhere from $15 per hour all the way to $100 per hour.
Resources: Check out my guide on How to Work from Home as a Virtual Assistant to get started.
An easy work-from-home job you can complete is in transcribing. Transcribers take what is spoken and turn it into written (typed) words.
Simply get comfy in your chair, listen to audio, and transcribe what you hear. Transcription jobs are the best entry level jobs for introverts because you don’t have to be with anyone nor talk to anyone.
Earning potential: Working for a transcription company, you can earn anywhere between $7 per hour up to almost $20 per hour with the companies here. If you choose to make this a business, you can add even more to your pay by setting your own rates and subcontracting your projects.
Resources: To get started check out Janet Shaughnessy’s free mini course to learn more about the trade.
7. Amazon Seller
Did you know you can sell on Amazon? Sellers are typically people who like to shop for good deals. Is this you?
Basically, you find good deals on products from different shops and then you turn around to sell them on Amazon for a higher price. Amazon actually ships these products for you. Plus, they take care of the customer service side of things as well, making this a great job for introverts.
Earning potential: Surprisingly, some sellers on Amazon actually make six-figures! But that’s after putting in a ton of work. Realistically, sellers can earn roughly $2,000 per month but can earn more if they put in more time.
Resources: I recommend taking The Selling Family’s free email course to jump start your Amazon selling job. My sister took this course and now earns $2,000 per month on the side with a fulltime job.
Take a look at how one Amazon seller makes six figures.
Although this involves being around people you don’t have to say much except, sign here.
Becoming a Notary Loan Signing Agent is very lucrative, your job is to ensure that real estate loan documents are properly executed by the borrower, notarized, and returned for processing on time.
Earning Potential: I interviewed John Flick who earns $5k-$7k per month only working 3-4 days per week! You can easily earn six-figures and all you need to do is become a Notary, no college education needed.
Resources: Check out the interview with John Flick to see how to get started.
9. Graphic Designer
If designing is something you have been interested in, you should pursue graphic design. As a graphic designer, your clients will look to you to create eye-catching graphics for their business.
Graphic design is one of the top high paying online jobs for introverts. Designers can set their own hours and choose the clients they want to work with.
Earning potential: The potential to earn a decent salary as a graphic designer is pretty high. Designers can make upwards of $84,000 per year. As a beginner, the salary ranges between $33,000 to $64,000 per year.
Resources: Test your skills and create some printables to get started as a graphic designer. Sell your printables online starting with opening a shop on Etsy. See how Julie does it here or you can check out this highly recommended course Learn Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing for a steal of a deal.
10. Search Engine Optimizer (SEO)
Do you have a handle on what makes a website rank high on Google? Do you speak SEO? Search Engine Optimizers are in high demand.
I had NO idea what this stuff was before I started my website, but I had to learn it if I wanted to get consistent traffic to my website, and now I know this stuff like the back of my hand. Now it’s like, you don’t know SEO?
Website designers, bloggers, and other online businesses rely on SEOs to enhance their websites which increases their sales. Because SEOs are in high demand, they are another high paying online job for introverts. Your expertise is valuable. Work part- or full-time and you can still make a sizable salary.
Earning potential: SEO specialists can make over six figures! How does $120,000 per year sound to you? Even as an entry level optimizer, the salary still begins around $38,000 per year.
Resources: SEO is always changing so it is important to stay up to date with current information. To get started learning or developing your skills, check out this SEO starter guide. You can also kick your career into high gear with this free 6-day SEO boot camp.
11. Social Media Manager
Keeping up with social media is time-consuming for many businesses. That’s why they outsource this task to social media managers. Intrigued?
Social media managers spend a few hours a week scheduling out posts for businesses. This is one of the best jobs for introverts with no experience because it doesn’t require any formal education or training, and you don’t have to deal with customers in person.
Learn on the job, make your own hours, and find clients online from the comfort of your home.
Earning potential: Salaries range from $12 to $14 per hour per client. There is potential to increase your salary depending on how many clients you take on at once.
Resources: You can find clients in Facebook groups, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Check out my guide to learn how to become a social media manager for individuals or businesses.
12. Video Editor
If you’re camera shy and don’t want to start your own YouTube channel, there are YouTubers and businesses who definitely could use the help editing their videos.
Video editing is just one of the jobs that hire introverts because all you need is a computer and communication through email. Make your own schedule and edit videos on your own time.
Earning potential: You can make just under $100,000 per year. Video editors salary ranges from about $30,000 to $84,000 per year.
Resources: This is a great affordable course to get started learning the ins and outs of video editing.