Whether extrovert or introvert, certain jobs are better than others for both personalities.
And the great news is that there are many jobs for the introverted personality type, just as there are for the extrovert.
I identify as an introvert and have all my life. I find it to be my superpower. If I’m in the right environment, I excel as an employee and business owner. Depending on the work environment, I love to work.
Some introverts can still excel in the in-person workplace, even surrounded by extroverts, work parties, and workplace gossip. That said, the more I get to know myself as an introvert and connect with fellow introverts, the more I see our need for solitude and quiet while working.
In this article, we’ll discuss the best career paths, workplaces, and jobs for introverts.
Are you ready to find your dream job type? Let’s go!
Best Workplace Types for Introverts
If you want to limit your social interactions, I recommend a fully remote job that you can work from home or on the road. But that isn’t the only career option suitable for an introverted personality.
Let’s explore good workplace options for introverts:
- Fully remote
- Hybrid (few days at home, couple in office)
- Flex jobs like work sharing
Fully Remote Jobs: These jobs are precisely what they sound like—jobs worked 100% from your home office.
Hybrid Jobs: These jobs are typically mostly at home with a couple of days in the office.
Freelancing Jobs: These gigs are typically worked from home or wherever you have internet access.
Flex Jobs: Similar to hybrid, this type of job may not have as much structure with which hours are worked at home and in the office, but the goal is quite the same in that you can work part of the job from home.
In addition to these flexible positions that allow for some type of work in the home, you could seek out quieter and more solitary career options so that when you do work in the office, it’s the type of environment you’d like.
Entrepreneur: Being your own boss can be a great option for many introverts as this gives you ultimate control over your schedule, your tasks, and how much you interact with the general public on a daily basis.
Best Remote Jobs for Introverts
Let’s chat about remote job options!
First, yes, working from home is 100% legitimate. There seem to be more and more companies hopping aboard the remote train nowadays than ever before.
Yes, you will find a scam here or there, so you need to be careful, but the jobs listed on reputable sites are mostly legitimate.
There is even a website devoted solely to flexible jobs, which happens to be named FlexJobs. For a reasonable fee, you’ll have access to a database full of people looking to hire remote workers. You don’t need to pay to access job ads, but if you want a one-stop shop, this could be a good idea for you.
Another great option for locating remote jobs is LinkedIn. If you don’t have a profile, get over there and put one together; it’s great for job seekers. I’ve written a how-to article about setting up your LinkedIn profile if you’d like to read that here.
Now that we have some details out of the way, how about we get into the fun part: the jobs for introverts!
12 Top Work From Home Jobs for Introverts
1. Freelance Writer
Freelance writing is one of the ultimate introvert careers if you enjoy writing. Freelancing offers a flexible schedule, deadlines that are typically easy to work with, and often lower stress than many other jobs. If you suffer from anxiety or any other mental disorders that make it hard to deal with stress, writing jobs might just be perfect for you.
Examples of writing jobs:
- Blog writer
- Content writer
- Technical writer
- Resume writer
- Product description writer
- and even more!
Freelance writers make a wide range of income depending upon their niche. For example, as a freelance article writer, you can make anywhere from $125-$500+ per article, while someone writing sales copy can make thousands per sales page.
Your income will depend on your niche, experience, and the company hiring you.
2. Graphic Designer
Graphic design careers are great jobs for introverts. It allows for creativity but also allows for solitude in the workplace or from home. You can work in-house or on a freelance basis.
Examples of what you’d be doing:
- Print design
- Web design
- Social media graphics
- and more!
According to ZipRecruiter, graphic designers can make anywhere from $40,000 to $65,000 annually, varying from state to state.
3. UX Designer
UX designers can have alone time in their careers while they work diligently on their jobs. These jobs can be worked from home or in the office. The goal of a UX designer is to ensure the user experience of a website or product is efficient and smooth, not lacking anything.
While a bachelor’s degree is a plus, it isn’t necessary. You can simply have a high school diploma and career training or on-the-job training to break into this industry. And the tech industry is hot right now, so many of these kinds of jobs are available.
Salary for UX designers will vary and depend on experience and location. You can check out this article for more in-depth information about this career field and salary possibilities.
4. Data Analyst
Much like UX designers, data analysts can break into the industry without a big college degree or even work experience. Yes, it’s true. You can get a data analyst job by taking part in a boot camp or online course, practicing independently, and acing the interview.
What is a data analyst?
Data analysts spend their day working with data and making attractive reports with said data for execs, business owners, etc. Essentially, you look for details within data making and graphs and charts, showcasing your findings.
A related field to data analytics would be a data scientist. This career requires more schooling and industry knowledge but is another good job for introverts.
A job in computer science could be an excellent option for anyone with introversion.
5. Social Media Manager
Social media is all the rage; it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. If anything, new apps will continue to come onto the market, growing the industry even more over time. This is the perfect opportunity for introverts who wish to work remotely.
Often, social media managers work in a freelance capacity and work closely with the influencers and business owners who hire them. You’ll typically have one-on-one interactions with your client, but some businesses and companies hire groups of people to help with their social media.
As a social media marketing expert, you’ll often be responsible for creating content for social media platforms, such as Pinterest pins, Instagram reels, and TikTok videos. You’ll work on content strategy and keep track of analytics and the like.
This is a continually growing field as social media is ever-growing, and influencers and business owners need people to help develop and maintain their accounts. This means more opportunities for jobs or growing your social media management firm.
According to Upwork, social media managers on their platform earn anywhere from $14-$35 per hour.
6. Virtual Assistant
As a virtual assistant, you will work from home with business owners, handling a wide variety of tasks.
You can offer services such as:
- Admin support
- Email support
- Billing management
- Bookkeeping services
- Technical support
- Email management
- Affiliate manager
- E-commerce support
- and much more!
You’ll need good problem-solving skills as you’ll be the main point of contact in the position. When a business owner hires a VA, they’re hiring an expert who doesn’t need a lot of training or hand-holding and can jump in.
Most often, you’ll be a business owner, though some companies are beginning to advertise for virtual assistant positions to be filled. Though you will be a business owner, the financial risks are often relatively low as there isn’t much overhead.
Some people you may end up working with might be attorneys, photography businesses, personal coaches, e-commerce businesses, bloggers, website owners, and much more! I’ve even seen small therapist offices hiring virtual assistants. Just about any small company may be in the market for a VA.
Virtual assistants can make an average of $34 per hour or more, depending on the skills and services offered.
As a transcriptionist, you’ll be responsible for taking audio and turning it into written text. If you have excellent listening and typing skills, this remote job could be a great option for someone who is an introvert.
As a transcriptionist, you can work with these industries:
- General transcription
- Medical transcription
- Legal transcription
General transcriptionists often transcribe podcasts, interviews, meetings, and more.
Medical transcriptionists transcribe dictations by medical professionals.
Legal transcriptionists transcribe legal documents, court proceedings, depositions, and more.
According to Zippia, the average salary for a transcriptionist in the States is $44,118 a year.
8. Data Entry
Data entry is an ideal remote job for introverts as it allows them to work with data and spreadsheets and often work independently.
This job doesn’t require the phone or interacting with people, aside from co-workers.
Data entry clerks need to be familiar with:
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Google Sheets
- Fast Typist
- Attention to Detail
- Research Skills
I’d recommend using LinkedIn to search for data entry jobs. You could also look into FlexJobs as an option for finding work.
According to ZipRecruiter, the average data entry clerk makes around $30k a year up to $60k+, depending on the location.
A bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining a company’s financial records and transactions. You’ll be working with records and receipts and making reports. Although you don’t need a degree to be a bookkeeper, an associate’s degree is often preferred.
A look into a bookkeeper’s day:
- Reconciling bank statements
- Recording financial transactions
- Handling accounts payable and receivable
- Tracking expenses
- Payroll processing
- and more!
According to Indeed, bookkeepers make an average $21.55 per hour.
The kinds of companies that hire bookkeepers are wide-ranging, as many businesses use a bookkeeper in some capacity. For example, small businesses, large corporations, non-profits, retail businesses, lawyers, and much more!
10. Community Moderator
As a community moderator, you’ll oversee and manage content, community interactions, comments, etc. within forums, groups, and other apps and communities.
Sometimes these jobs are given to virtual assistants, but you could also start a business where you only offer community moderation and target online businesses and traditional businesses with an online presence.
Along with the traditional ways of locating jobs, such as LinkedIn, Indeed, FlexJobs, and the like, you could also offer your services as a content moderator/manager on Fiverr.
According to ZipRecruiter, the national average salary for a community moderator is $56,462 per year.
As an introvert, there’s nothing better than blogging if you want to run your own business.
Blogging is great for introverts because you don’t have to interact with people on a daily basis unless you want to. It’s primarily backend work, by writing content, publishing it on your blog, and basic marketing through SEO and Pinterest.
Bloggers can make a full-time income through ads on their site, selling products or printables, affiliate marketing, and sponsored posts.
Blogging isn’t an overnight success story for most; you will need to put a lot of time into a blog before it makes money. However, once you have an established blog, you can make a lot of money each month, especially if you can get into an ad network like MediaVine or Raptive.
So what is a lot of money?
I’ve seen full-time bloggers making as low as a couple thousand per month to $30,000 plus, to well over 100k per month. Although income reports aren’t as widespread as they used to be, you can still access some successful blogger income reports that will help you gauge the potential success of blogging.
12. Printable and Template Seller
You know what’s all the rage right now? Selling printables and editable templates on Etsy! And it isn’t as difficult as you may think, even if you don’t have a background in graphics. Tools such as Canva can make it relatively straightforward.
You’ll do some research to decide which products you’d like to create, create them in Canva, upload them to Etsy, and make money every time your product is sold. If you’re interested in this option for making money from home, I’d recommend reading this article about how to make money selling printables.
According to the article above, sellers can make anywhere from a few hundred dollars to over 100k per month; your success depends on your effort.
In Conclusion: Best Jobs for Introverts
As you can see, there are many business ideas and jobs for introverts, depending on your interests, skills, experience, or schooling.
If you are good at writing, then freelance writing is a no-brainer; if you enjoy offering a multitude of services, then becoming a virtual assistant might be up your alley; if you like spreadsheets and technology causes you to geek out, then either data sciences or even data entry could be a good fit.
If you like the idea of working by yourself and for yourself, then blogging or printable design might be of interest to you.
As an introvert, I’m so thankful that there are many options for remote work and remote businesses that I can do that work with my personality, and I’m excited for you to find that perfect fit for your needs, too!
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