You’re a nerd, but somehow, you’re just not as nerdy as some of your introverted counterparts.
You’re intellectual, achievement orientated, and focused on acquiring new skills. There’s no denying your inner nerdiness. However, you also like new things, especially your Apple Mac, and you’re embarrassingly attached to your range of Star Trek collectibles.
Could it possibly be that you’re a geeky nerd?
Before you descend into gasps of horror, why not embrace your uniqueness? You’ve got the creativity of the geeks and the brains of the nerds. If you weren’t so put off by most other people, you could’ve become a superhero!
Thankfully, you can do several realistic and enjoyable jobs without ever having to leave your home.
Remote IT Advisor
Since you have at least some people skills, thanks to your geekier traits, you might want to consider working as a remote IT advisor.
You’ll need a lot of patience to deal with the technologically inept, but don’t worry. You’ve earned your status as a living encyclopedia, and everyone who requests your help will benefit from your intellectual superiority.
Besides, most of your friends and family come to you for advice on technical topics already, so you should be well-prepared for this job.
You’ve spent most of your life learning how the online world works, from Google’s PageRank to social media algorithms. No one can “speak internet” the way you do, so why not put that knowledge to good use?
According to Click Intelligence, an online marketing agency, optimized copywriting and guest blogging are an essential part of any business’ brand strategy. Why not find a few of these startups and corporate goliaths, and offer them your valuable skills?
Many of these businesses are happy to outsource content creation and social media management jobs, especially when they don’t have internal teams to manage the workload.
If you prefer to work on your own, use websites like Upwork and Freelancer to find opportunities without having to speak to anyone at all – save the occasional Zoom meeting if you get the job.
“Web developer” isn’t just a career. It’s where your exceptional design skills met your unmatched coding knowledge. No one can turn abstract concepts and Photoshop drawings into beautiful and functional websites like you.
If you’re feeling entrepreneurial, start your own online web design company. Otherwise, turn to social media and sites like Upwork to find standalone development jobs.
What could be better than sharing your extensive knowledge of games, movies, or gadgets with eager seekers of wisdom and trivia? The best part is that you’ll get to spend your time testing out everything before writing your praising or scathing review.
If you’re feeling brave, turn your blogs into vlogs, post them on YouTube, and imbed them on your website. Not only does it make you look even more tech-savvy, but you’ll also be able to generate an income from your website and the video platform.
Keep in mind that, while this is probably one of the more fun, entrepreneurial, and independent options, it’s also going to take a while before you see any significant returns.
Game Designer / Developer
Here are a few intriguing names you might be familiar with:
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- Papers, Please
- The Stanley Parable
What does every name on this list have in common? They’re simple indie games (or started that way) created by a single or small group of developers.
Eventually, with excellent design, outstanding gameplay mechanics, and a little help from the occasional YouTuber, these games established themselves as indie treasures. Whether you decide to work for a big studio or a small team as a remote designer, you can make a living as an online developer.
Embrace Who You Are and Rock the Online World
You can be both a nerd and a geek, and be all the better for it! Embrace your unique traits and use them to challenge and change the online world. Work for yourself or find a job as a remote employee for a development company or marketing agency.
Whatever you decide to do, remember to choose something about which you’re passionate. That’s the most critical factor of all.