If you’re like me, you don’t really enjoy talking to people all of the time. Maybe you are downright shy or a true introvert. Even so, you have to make a living, so you might be thinking, “How can I make money without talking to anyone?”
If that sounds like you, then check out these job options that will get you through the day without having a conversation.
How Can I Make Money Without Talking to Anyone
You might be surprised just how many ways there are to make a living and a good living without having to really interact with people or to talk to anyone.
Here are some of the best options for you.
1. Virtual Assistant
When you think of a virtual assistant, you might picture someone that does routine office duties. It’s true that there are virtual assistants that do just that.
But, there are others that do all sorts of other things. Take a minute and think about what you are good at or have an education in and chances are there is a virtual assistant job just waiting for you.
For example, you could do any of the following:
- Social Media
- Managing a blog
- Sending out letters
And about a million other things. Focus on what you know and like. There are customers out there looking for all types of services that you can do online and from home.
If you have a skill there is an opportunity waiting for an introvert like you.
2. Freelance Writer
I’ve been a freelance writer for years, and in all of that time, I’ve only spoken with a couple of my clients on the phone.
Most of my clients I have never spoken to. In fact, the first client I ever got, who has been a customer for over seven years I’ve never even spoken to once.
All our communication is through email.
That might surprise you.
You might have assumed that there was a lot of back and forth on the phone with your freelance writing clients, but that’s not the case.
Most businesses are busy. They tell you what they want, by email, and then you send it to them.
It is that easy.
It’s true, you might get a client here or there that wants to talk on the phone, but it is rare.
I’d say I have only had about 4 or 5 in total.
One of them I had to talk to because I had to interview someone to write a case study about them.
Otherwise, it is all email.
So, if your an introvert and like to write, don’t fear freelance writing especially if you have good writing skills.
If you need a little help in that department, check out this writing course that will teach you everything you need to know to start your own freelance writing business.
3. Other Freelancing
Of course, writing isn’t the only freelancing game in town.
If you enjoy taking video, you can certainly do that as a freelancer as well.
If you have the skill, you can be a Facebook expert and create posts for your clients. That could include images and text.
The same is true for Twitter and Pinterest.
I know people that create pins all day long for other businesses.
They don’t have to talk to anyone.
You can also make great money which doesn’t hurt either.
If you’re a graphic artist or web designer, you can also use your skillset and sell your services as well as a freelancer by the hour or per project.
Graphic design is a great freelancing opportunity.
If you’re completely new, you could consider starting out selling your graphic design services on Fiver or Upwork.
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4. Sell on eBay
I’ve always loved retail selling and eBay gives you an easy way to dip your toe in and see it if it for you.
The great thing is you can do all the buying and selling you want without ever opening your mouth.
All communication with your customers is through email.
When you are out buying items to sell, you don’t have to talk to anyone if you don’t want to.
Even now, I still sell postcards on eBay. It seems I can’t break old habits.
If I run into something I think I can sell and make a few bucks on, I have to do so.
If you’ve never used eBay, set up an account and buy a few low-priced items to get used to how it works and then go from there.
You can create up to 50 listings for free.
Just take your time figuring out shipping. That’s the most difficult part and you can end up losing money if you do it wrong.
Be sure to be responsive if someone emails you and ship your items out on time and you will be good to go.
I know plenty of people that make a full-time living selling on eBay.
There is no reason you can’t do it too.
You can also sell on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace as well.
5. Sell on Amazon
Another option is selling on Amazon. It can be an amazing platform to sell on, but they do have a lot of requirements that eBay doesn’t.
Amazon is not forgiving, so you want to move very slowly with building up your business.
Be sure to take baby steps here.
In fact, I personally feel it is best to start selling on eBay first and then move to Amazon.
Yes, they are completely different, but you will at least get some experience dealing with customer service and shipping.
eBay is much more forgiving than Amazon.
Once you’re ready to get selling start with something simple such as books.
You can then move on to grocery items and other categories.
When you’re new to Amazon, you will be gated in a lot of categories and individual items. That means you can’t sell them.
However, once you start to make some sales, those gated items will open up for you.
6. Pet Sitter
If selling isn’t your thing and you don’t want to freelance then you should consider pet sitting. This is especially true if you’re an animal lover.
The great thing about pets is they love you and do not require you to talk to them.
That’s great for an introvert.
Of course, if you’re an animal lover then I bet you talk to your pets all the time just like I do, but that is different than having a conversation with a stranger, to say the least.
I’ve used pet sitters before because I don’t like putting my two dogs in a kennel when I’m out of town.
The dogs would rather stay at home anyway.
Yes, the pet sitter had to talk to me when I first met them, but after that, all communication was done by email and text message.
7. House Sitter
House sitting is similar to pet sitting, and there is a good chance house sitting tasks will come with pet sitting anyway.
House sitting is a great way to make some money close to home or travel the world and live for free.
You’d be amazed at the opportunities out there.
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8. Start Your Own Blog
If you are a real introvert, then starting your own blog or niche website is the way to go.
There are no bosses, employees, or customers.
There is no one to talk to at all.
Yes, it does take time to build up an income. This is not a get rich quick scheme, nor something you press a few buttons and the cash starts to pile in.
It is a lot of work, but for me personally, it is my favorite way to make a living.
I love the freedom.
I work when I want to, how I want to, and where I want to.
It doesn’t really get any better than that.
Here’s a great course that will take you from zero to living the life of a niche blog owner and every step in between.
It will keep you from making a lot of costly mistakes and wasting a whole bunch of time. I’ve taken it myself.
9. Sell Stock Photos
Now, this is something I’ve never done, but if you enjoy photography and you’re good at it, then you should consider it.
Take all those pictures and make some money.
You can upload your photos to a site like Shutterstock or create your own website and sell them from there.
You can also upload videos and even music.
To Sum it All Up:
There is a wide range of ways to make money as an introvert. From what I’ve mentioned above to being a translator or doing online surveys and more, spend some time deciding what you would enjoy and then go for it. No talking necessary.