If you are a creative mom who likes the idea of working from home, you are in luck. There are a ton of creative jobs that you can perform and make a living in the comfort of your home. The advantages of working from home are numerous and include flexibility and getting to be your own boss. Here are some common ways moms work at home.
As a virtual assistant, your job can consist of helping your client in an endless number of ways. Some VAs specialize in a specific area such as social media or cold-calling, others are more well-rounded generalists who can handle a range of projects. Virtual assistants sometimes are hired full-time to work remotely with one client. Others are more like freelancers, working with multiple clients. While you might be able to get on-the-job training for VA work, you will need to be reliable with good time management and a stable internet connection.
If you’re visually minded and like problem solving, design is a great way to make a living from home. Obviously it’s not a skill you can pick-up overnight, however there’s numerous types of design, it’s an in demand skill and many online programs to help you learn. You will need a high-quality computer, internet and basic graphics programs.
If you have previous marketing experience, this is a career that is easy to segue into working at home. Many smaller companies are in need of a well-rounded marketer to grown their business but don’t have the funds to hire in house. Freelance marketers do things like analyze data and come up with marketing strategies. You’ll need stable internet connection and computer at a minimum.
Social media management is a popular choice for those wanting to earn money from home. It might seem deceptively simple as these days everyone is on Facebook and Instagram. However building a following, engaging followers and creating content is a big, multifaceted job that requires planning, consistency and a deep understanding of the social platform.
In our photographically saturated world, photographers are in demand, Whether it’s creating content for a business, family and wedding photos or product photography, photography is a easy skill to monetize. Consider what types of photography make you happiest — do you like to be alone in your studio, getting the perfect lighting for a product shot or do you like the bustle and unpredictability of a family photo shoot? While smartphone cameras are improving, you’ll probably still need a traditional camera as well as a studio for staging the shots.
As a content curator, you sift and sort through content to present the most important parts to your clients or followers. If you don’t want to be involved in content creation but have a good eye for what works well together, this can be a great job. With the abundance of digital information on the internet, content curation is increasingly a necessity for many businesses whether for social media, content marketing or reporting.
Love drawing? Many books, websites and products need quality illustration work. While you’ll have an easier time procuring work if you’ve built up a portfolio in art school, almost anyone with drawing skills can become an illustrator — you just need to find clients who like and need your particular style.