highly sensitive person careerThe number one thing people search for on this site is finding the best career or job for a highly sensitive person, introvert, or empath.

Many of us want to change our career to something more fulfilling. A low stress job is the dream! Or at least finding a job that you enjoy most of the time would be great, right?

There are loads of success stories out there from other people who have learned to leverage their skills to make money working for themselves, freelancing, or by starting an online business.


But how do you get started?


I have created a list of online courses, webinars, and videos — some free but most at a cost — from reputable folks who have been successful themselves. Some of these are geared specifically toward introverts, but some are not.

These resources are a starting point. They can help you learn how to start an online business or just make extra money on the side, which can grow and turn into a full-time income. Of course, working for oneself isn’t a simple process–it takes lots of time and work. But it can be worth it!

Stuck in a typical office? Read these tips on how to survive the workplace.

Also check out my post about why working for yourself is the best job and, if you can’t work for yourself, what are the best jobs for introverted Highly Sensitive Persons.

This is an evolving list–let me know about any other resources that should be included.

Changing jobs for sensitive people: Resources


Creativity, Spirituality, and Making a Buck online course

Some HSPs find it difficult to stay true to themselves while also running their own business. The two things can clash.

This course from renowned Buddhist teacher David Nichtern teaches you how to sharpen creative and professional skills and integrate them with mindfulness meditation. You’ll learn how to support your professional and creative endeavors, define clear goals, and create a solid foundation for a balanced and thriving existence.

Create Your Dream Career” online course

Does your work feel soul-sucking instead of fulfilling? Are you ready to transition into a career that excites you? Join Michelle Ward in a CreateLive online course for an exploration in uncovering the skills, passions, and strengths that will help you create the life you’ve always aspired to live.

We Work Remotely

Job opportunities that you can perform anywhere in the world. Includes: programming, customer support, marketing, design, and more.


This is a huge marketplace for finding (and posting) freelance jobs. I’ve personally used it to hire someone to format an eBook and to work on my website! If you’re a writer, voiceover artist, or have any technical ability, you can begin finding small jobs here, build a reputation, and eventually get more and better paying jobs.

The Freelancer, by Contently

This publication covers trends, advice, and stories that freelancers care about. You can also sign up for a free Contently portfolio to display your work to potential clients and be matched to appropriate clients.


Visit the Small Business, Entrepreneur, or Startup subreddits for communities where you can learn from others and ask questions.

The Introvert’s Edge course

Learn how to use introversion as a strength and key advantage in the corporate workplace.

Smart Passive Income Blog

This site has lots of free resources to learn how to create sources of passive income. Pat Flynn is super successful and has been doing this for years.

Side Hustle School Podcast

Chris Guillebeau is an interesting guy. He visited every country in the world by age 35 and has written several books (I’ve read a few.) This fun, great podcast has topics like: “Create a new source of income without quitting your job”.

Read Next: The Best Jobs and Careers for Highly Sensitive Persons


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