Social Media manager jobs are not only for millennials. As social media platforms are becoming more and more a part of everyday life, learning how to manage a company’s accounts can make for one of the best remote, work-from-home jobs. Whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, all types of companies are hiring digital and media-savvy in-house employees and freelancers to market and connect to customers.
These platforms are becoming increasingly important marketing real estate, and current customers or potential clients increasingly want to connect to a company and their customer services through their social media profiles, comments and DMs (i.e., direct messaging). It can be your job to communicate with customers and keep your company’s profile and posts up to date. You can be a successful media manager from home, and earn a median salary of $50,661 doing it.
Managing social media isn’t the only way to work closely with companies and help build brands from home. You can also be a remote graphic designer if you have an eye for art and visual design.
All you need is a computer, knowledge of graphic design software, and a lot of creativity. Some examples of graphic design software you may want to know about are:
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe InDesign
Whether you want a full-time job with one large company, or you want to freelance and have multiple clients and manage your own schedule, remote graphic design gigs are on the rise.
Depending on whether you choose to work full-time or part-time, whether you work for one company or freelance for many, remote graphic design work can consist of a wide range of responsibilities, from photo editing and UX/UI web design, to logo creation and product mockups. To get a job, you will want to gather any design work you have done into a portfolio.
You can take different paths in order to obtain the skills and experience you need to become a remote graphic designer. If you do not want to take classes at college, you can take a number of graphic design courses online. Some courses are free, while others require you to pay in order to receive a certificate.
There are countless graphic design paths to go down, and a number of niches to focus on. Whichever way you choose, you can earn a median salary of $50,370 annually for working creatively on your home computer.