March 21, 2024 Economy No Comments

Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, we have seen some dramatic changes in how we work and communicate. The effects of the new remote working culture remain prevalent 4 years later, with 12.7% of Americans working from home and 28.2% sticking to a hybrid work model in 2023. If you’re considering a career change and you’re keen to apply your skills to a new remote working role, which home-based jobs are considered the most lucrative in 2024?

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Profitable Remote Job Roles – The Key Benefits

There are a multitude of benefits associated with remote working from the perspective of both employers and employees. For instance, working from home is thought to be more environmentally friendly than traveling to and working in an office. You’re also more likely to generate a higher rate of income if you work fully or semi-remotely. Before we consider some of the most profitable remote jobs on the market, let’s examine some of the key benefits:

  • Flexibility & Improved Work-Life Balance – Whether you decide to work fully remotely or use a part-time/hybrid model, your positive sense of work-life balance is greatly improved. By cutting out traveling and commuting times, you could free up precious extra hours each week and reduce the stress of the rat race. Working remotely helps you significantly boost productivity when you are on the clock.
  • More Environmentally Sustainable – If you work from home, you’re less likely to impact the environment negatively. Individual remote workers generally produce less waste and use less energy, technology, and hardware than those who work in large offices. Perhaps most importantly, they’re also less likely to contribute towards harmful emissions during the rush hour commute. In fact, you could reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by 54% by simply ditching the office and switching to a remote working schedule.
    During the first year of the COVID pandemic, there was a 17% reduction in CO2 emissions worldwide (recorded in April 2020), which has been partially attributed to the shift towards greener working models.
  • Increased Revenue – Because you could drastically reduce your everyday outgoings by working from home (mainly in terms of utilities, food, and transport costs), saving and retaining money could be easier when payday comes around. This is especially true if you land a lucrative remote role – those in the highest income band are more likely to work from home or in a hybrid position. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most profitable work-from-home jobs currently on the market:

Social Media Manager Working on Laptop

Social Media Manager

Social media has become an increasingly powerful tool and resource over the past few years, and working as a social media manager is one of the most popular and well-paid remote jobs on the market. Social media managers are generally responsible for ensuring that platform users are engaged and retained – they create content, craft brand strategies and formulate tailored posts designed to appeal to a wide range of users. If you’re a social media whizz, marketing buff, or existing online influencer, taking a position as a social media manager could be a great fit. Currently, the average salary for a social media manager in the UK stands at a respectable £35,100 a year.

Casino Cards, Chips and Dice

Casino Affiliate Manager

Along with social media platforms, online casinos have rocketed in popularity over the past decade, with a notable increase in spending and usership accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, affiliate casino manager roles have become highly desirable and increasingly profitable. According to research from, this online casino role stands out as one of the sector’s most lucrative, with salaries averaging between £40,000 and £45,000, complemented by substantial bonuses. This highlights the position as a top-earning opportunity within the industry. Casino affiliate managers are generally responsible for forging and growing affiliate marketing networks by collecting like-minded clients and promoting the services of industry peers. They can also be responsible for people management, specifically managing teams of affiliate marketers.

Graphic Designer Working From Home

Graphic Designer

If you have a flair for art and are handy with graphic design software like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Canva, you could find a remote graphic designer role is the perfect choice for your new career. Graphic designers are responsible for crafting high-quality visuals that reflect their brand’s ethos, identity, and aesthetic. This is a highly flexible role in that the scale and scope of your projects could shift drastically from day to day. In the UK, graphic designers earn an average salary of £26,000 to £39,000 annually, depending on their experience level and chosen company. Graphic designers also accrue an average of £1,420 in additional bonuses and cash compensation.

Developer Working on Web and Mobile Apps

Web / Mobile App Developer

Considering the rapid rise of digitalization and widespread migration to internet services, it’s no surprise that web development has become one of the world’s most profitable remote job roles. Web developers are essentially responsible for creating and maintaining websites, whereas mobile app developers are responsible for creating and maintaining mobile apps. The average salaries for these roles in the UK currently stand at £31929 per year and £42,646 per year, respectively – this field is highly competitive, so those with previous programming and developing experience may be most successful when it comes to landing a job.

Personal Trainer with Client in Gym

Personal Trainer

One surprising entry in our list is the role of personal trainer. Whereas the PTs of the past were largely required to work as freelancers in existing gyms (where they would pay part of their fee to the accommodating venue), the land-based element has diminished with online migration. These days, PTs may either provide remote training from home via streaming or visit clients’ homes as part of a hybrid model. Working as a remote PT is highly flexible, so it’s no surprise that the role attracts a wide range of fitness fanatics, motivators, and educators from all walks of life. In the UK today, remote personal trainers command an average annual salary of £44,073 per year, plus an additional average cash compensation of £5,313 – £35,185.

Tutor Having Online Meeting

Online Tutor

As schooling and education shifted online during the pandemic, it became obvious that traditional land-based education services can be more costly and less effective in the long run. As a result, it’s now easier than ever to land lucrative remote online tutoring positions in fields as diverse as languages, finance, mathematics, and science. Depending on your chosen discipline, you may decide to specialize in teaching either school-age clients or adults. Online tutoring is best suited to qualified teachers and educators. However, you may be able to land a role if you demonstrate exceptional experience in your chosen field. Online tutors based in the UK currently make an average salary of £45448, which is a lucrative £23.31 per hour. Considering that you’ll be able to dramatically reduce everyday outgoings by tutoring from home, online tutoring is considered one of the most profitable remote jobs out there.

Freelance Writer Working on Laptop

Freelance Writer

If you’re a creative person with a flair for writing and languages, you could find work as a remote freelance writer highly rewarding. These days, most freelance writers working from home perform copywriting and content writing duties – the former is generally related to writing marketing materials. In contrast, the latter is a much wider role in which you could find yourself writing emails, social media posts, blog content, and website copy. Freelance writing is a competitive field; however, you could find it relatively easy to land your first role, especially if you have a proven track record of writing high-quality content in previous jobs. In the UK, the average salary for a freelance writer is around £40,800 per year, which works out to £20.92 per hour. However, it’s worth noting that any kind of freelance work can be precarious, so ensure that you have a reliable stream of work before making the plunge to a fully remote working model.

Affiliate Marketer Charts

Affiliate Marketer

The final job in our list is working as an affiliate marketer, often under an affiliate manager as outlined in our Casino Affiliate Manager job description. Generally speaking, affiliate marketers promote the goods and services of their partners, accruing a commission based on how many clicks or sales they manage to generate as a result. The average salary for affiliate marketers in the UK in 2024 is around £35,006 per year. However, it’s worth noting that you could command a high level of extra commission income if your affiliate campaigns are successful. There’s also plenty of room for progression in the affiliate marketing field, so you could gain a manager role in no time if you can juggle multiple projects and build a solid affiliate network.

Boost Income and Do Your Bit for the Environment

By working from home in favor of working in an office, you could not only do your bit to reduce air pollution and emissions, but you could also see your level of income and savings soar, especially if you choose the right job role for you. Before making any drastic career changes, ensure that you’re financially and emotionally prepared for the transition – never make the jump to remote working unless you’re sure you have a reliable job lined up. Good luck!

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