5 jobs you can do from home

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There are multiple things you can do online: selling books, teaching, building websites… But all those fall in the category of self-employment and/or entrepreneurship. In this article, I want to present you some jobs (i.e. with a monthly salary) you can do remotely from your home.

Also, I’ll link some websites in the end of this article to get an idea about remote jobs offers:

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Software engineering

The art of making a product!

There is a raise in the software market driven by startups and companies taking advantage of the new collaboration tools. When searching for remote jobs online, you’ll likely find more jobs asking for software engineers than anything else.

Software engineering is building products using code. And given the majority of startups are using code to fix problems, there is a always a need for software engineers worldwide. And you can take part of it too.

Sales & Marketing

The art of selling a product!

With the raise of social media, marketing can now be done from home. Sales people also fall in this category as they can reach customers using email and/or phone.

If you are a sales person and spend your day talking to potential customers. Or if you are working with a marketing team and have a solid experience in social media. You are likely to find a remote job in this area.

Writing

The art of seducing your customers!

Writing is another hidden gem in the remote working world. In this field, you’ll be the content creator for a company. You’ll take care of the blog to drive new customers or to communicate with existing ones.

To work in this role, you’ll need an online presence and experience in blogging. Generally speaking, a personal blog can help you here. But any prior freelance jobs are also a good thing.

Just to note that writing is important in any remote job, not only if you want to be a writer and/or content creator. Learn why here.

Design

The art of creating an identity!

Your job as a designer is to give identity to the product, website and/or any material used by the company. For example, pitching decks, package design, etc.

You’ll be required to have a portfolio of your work to show. It can be a real work done for a company, or you playing in your free time with some mockups.

If you’re working on interfaces for apps or websites, you are expected to have a knowledge about user experience (UX). It’s the art of knowing your customers, which plays a big role in your choice of colors, layout and more.

Customer Support

The art of bringing a smile to the face of customers!

You’ll be in charge of making the clients happy by answering their requests, and helping them with their problems. You need to be a good communicator on phone, email or video chat (depending on the client and/or industry)

For technical companies, they may expect you to have some basic technical knowledge. Or sometimes, experience using their product or service.

In Morocco, we have a lot of call centers. And I do believe a big part of people working there will be good fit for remote customer support jobs.


I hope you find this interesting, and I’m happy to answer your questions if you have any.

Finally, there are multiple websites where you can find remote jobs offers. But I want to give you those having quality offers only:

jobs.remote.ma – Remote Jobs Morocco is a job board for Moroccans. Make sure to check it if you’re from Morocco!

WeWorkRemotely – We work remotely has some quality job listing. Offers here are usually well written, verified and from well known startups/companies.

okjob.io – OKJob will free you from looking at multiple websites as it regroups offers from different sources. Use this to have a broad knowledge of what’s happening in the market.

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Learn how to get a remote job with our FREE e-book.

  • How to analyze job postings to get useful data
  • How to develop the required skills for a remote position
  • How to market yourself online prior to applying
  • How to apply for remote jobs and show you can work remotely
  • cheat sheet of the process you can keep at reach 🙂
  • A list of useful apps and resources you can use in your journey
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Ahmed

Howdy 👋, I’m Ahmed from Morocco and I build things using code, a.k.a a Software Engineer. I hold an electrical engineering degree and I’m a self taught software developer. I figured out my love for building things when I started my first online business at the age of 17. I blog at elazzabi.com and remote.ma.

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  1. I moved to Morocco about 8 months ago to be with my husband we are having issues getting him to the USA with me so the only other option is to try to find some kind of work I can do here from our home. Like customer service or something anything. I’m no software engineer but I do good with customer support. I only speak English and we don’t live in Casablanca or a big city we live in a small village an hour outside of Marrakech. He’s worried constantly about how he will take care of us and all I want to do is help my husband. Do you have any suggestions on what I could do or if you know of any place that I could work for from home here please let me know. We want to start a family and we can’t do that without a source of income.😭

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    1. Hello Whitney,

      Given you’re a native English speaker and you’re good with customer support, you can apply for that. You don’t need to live in a big city. You only need somewhere with a good internet connection.

      Here are some resources for customer support offerings. Please take a look and apply to those you like best. I’ll suggest before applying, take time to read about the company, their offerings, etc.

      https://remoteok.io/remote-customer-support-jobs
      https://weworkremotely.com/categories/remote-customer-support-jobs

      Also, please let us know how things go.

      Thank you!

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