By Diana Morose
As the world was affected by the pandemic, people were afforded more down time and adjusted to remote work overtime. As we transition back to normal society, there are many still resistant to the idea of re-adjusting their newfound work-life balance to fit into the capitalist standard of a 40-hour work week.
Gabrielle Judge is a TikTok creator credited for coming up with the term, “lazy girl job.” She defines it as a flexible position usually remote, that is non-technical, high-paying and doesn't require an overwhelming amount of effort or difficult performance goals. The goal of this movement is to promote a healthier work-life balance that allows you to have free time for yourself outside of work.
But do not let the name fool you. While the term ‘lazy’ is used, there are still some requirements that are necessary to pursue one of these careers.
Here is a list of some that may interest you, with their requirements:
Receptionist: This requires effective communication, excellent customer service, and interpersonal skills organizational skills. You need to have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Virtual assistant: As a remote job, this involves providing administrative and personal support to clients. You need to have strong organizational skills, great communication, proficiency in programs like Microsoft Office, and effective time management with the ability to multitask. You need to have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Transcriptionist: This job requires converting audio or video content into text, mostly remotely. You need to have excellent typing and listening skills, good attention to detail and accuracy, and an ability to work with transcription software and tools. It does not necessarily require a degree, but transcriptionist work in the medical field requires a one-year certification program or an associate degree in medical transcription.
Social media manager: This involves managing social media accounts and creating content for various platforms. You must have a good understanding of social media platforms and their analytics, creativity for engaging content, strong communication, and marketing skills. Having a degree in this field would be helpful, but not always necessary if you have a little experience.
Proofreader/Editor: This requires reviewing and correcting written content for accuracy and readability. You have to have a great command of language and grammar, attention to detail, ability to spot errors, and familiarity with style guides and editing software. You need to have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Data entry specialist: Easily enough, this involves inputting data into computer systems or databases. It requires fast and accurate typing skills, the ability to use data entry software and tools, good attention to detail, and being able to manage large quantities of information. Typically, this only requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent, however, it may require a bachelor's degree depending on the industry.
For that extra free time and flexibility you crave, lazy jobs require a little effort.