Love it or loathe it, thousands of us have had to learn to work from home this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of us, this unprecedented time has come with a whole host of realisations. Whether that’s from taking up a new hobby, giving DIY a go, or looking into a career change. This year has given us more time to reflect whilst trying out new things, and due to this, a lot of people have decided it’s time to change the direction of their professional life. 

There are so many different roles out there that you may not have ever even thought about. In this article, we are going to explore alternative WFH jobs that might be suited to you.

Psychic work

If you’ve ever felt that you have a deep spiritual intelligence, with the ability to read people and situations, then work as a psychic, clairvoyant or tarot reader could be perfect for you. Psychic careers can be life-changing as you learn more about human nature and your own ability. Interpersonal skills are essential with these roles, so you must ensure that you are a people person that wants to support others, as well as wanting to find fulfilment in your work. 

English teacher

Now, this can be a fantastic job for someone who loves kids and really wants to see them improve and progress. There are so many online jobs to teach children from all over the world the English language. First things first, you need to ensure you have an adequate grasp on spelling, grammar and speech, on top of a knowledge of lessons planning. You could consider taking a TEFL course to help you along the way. There are many different websites online where you can apply for work, with video call interviews. 

As well as this, you could even consider hosting foreign students, having them stay and learn within your home, providing you have the space and amenities for a child to live with you. You will need to provide meals and to help them learn – again, research this thoroughly before jumping into anything and see if you can speak to anyone who has done it already to get a better idea as to whether or not you are up to the task. 

Sell your story

This, of course, depends on whether or not you have a story worth selling. However, if you have had a dramatic or memorable experience, you could see if you can get in touch with tabloid newspapers to make some quick cash – all contact can be via email or the phone. Whilst this may not be a long term career plan, it is an alternative idea to keep you going for the time being. You might find it to be a cathartic experience too.

Household tasks

Think ironing, cooking meals, dog sitting, growing and selling vegetables, sewing, upcycling, flower arranging… the list goes on. If any of these are tasks that you do regularly at home anyway, then you could turn it into a career. Start out small and let people in your local area know that you are open for business. Post on social media. There is a demand for pretty much every household task and if people are too busy to do it themselves, then they will pay somebody else to do it for them. Figure out what you’re good at and see if there is a gap in the market in your neighbourhood.