Work from home jobs are ideal for anyone who wants to work from home (or a coffee shop, or anywhere) and wants the flexibility to make their own schedule. There are many jobs you can start from home and don’t cost any money up front to start. If you’re a mom and you’re looking for jobs you can work from home then keep reading.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be an english major or even have a degree at all to become a freelance writer. If you enjoy writing, and are good at it, all you need is a computer and an internet connection and you can work from home (or anywhere) as a freelance writer. You can find writing jobs on Upwork, Problogger, Freelancer, or Profinder to gain experience and build your portfolio. After a few months, you’ll be able to use your experience and writing samples to go after better paying jobs. You will also want to market yourself with a website, blog, and social media. Freelance writers make anywhere from $50 to $2000 per article, depending on experience and field of expertise.
A content curator is someone who sorts through data on the web and collects the most relevant data to be shared on blogs, social media, websites, etc. It helps if you have experience in blogging, social media management, or content marketing for this job. All you need is a computer and internet access and you can find jobs on Upwork, Indeed, and Glassdoor. Content curators make around $19-21 per hour, and $44, 000 per year.
Do you own a camera? Do your family and friends always rely on you to capture photos from each family gathering or event? If you are good at taking pictures you could work as a freelance photographer. This isn’t a “work from home” job because you do have to go out and take pictures, but it still offers you the flexibility to make your own schedule. You will need a camera, lenses, batteries, a computer with photo editing software (like lightroom), and a printer and photo paper (if you plan to print the photos yourself). You may want to take a few photos for free to build up your portfolio, then you can look for jobs on Avanti, Shutterstock, Snapwire, and Demand Media.. You will need to create a website and showcase your work on social media as well. Photographers can get paid anywhere from $50-$500 per hour.
Marketers generally perform market research, oversee advertising and promotions, manage product development and also oversee customer service and public relations. There are a few different jobs under “marketer” or “marketing” that you can do from home:
Product Marketing Manager: this is a good fit if you love tech and marketing. You will manage new product releases. You can make about $113, 180 per year.
You will write web copy, blogs, articles, ebooks, sales materials, etc. Good writing skills and some basic knowledge of SEO is required for this job. You can find jobs or FlexJobs or Freelance Writing Jobs if you want to be a freelancer. You can make around $52,000 to $62,000 per year, or $25-50 per hour.
Digital Marketing Consultant:
This job requires more experience than the last few, but you can make a lot of money doing it, plus it comes with a lot of flexibility. Digital marketing consultants analyze current digital marketing processes and strategize with teams on improved performance. They are thought leaders and need several years experience and proven success through digital marketing. They can make around $100-150 per hour.
Graphic Designers are visual communicators. They take their clients brand and communicate it to their audience using imagery. This can include logo designs, business cards, brochures, flyers, postcards, print advertisements, booklets, catalogs, invitations, social media pages, website creation, etc. You don’t need a degree to become a graphic designer, it can be self-taught. You will need a computer to start and Adobe Creative Cloud Programs like photoshop, illustrator, indesign, or muse. You may also need a printer and scanner and a sketchbook for sketching out a concept before you bring it to the computer. To get started, set up a website with 4-6 samples and a brief description of your work. Graphic Designers can start at $25 per hour and go up from there.
Social Media Manager
If you spend all day liking, tweeting, pinning, etc, why not get paid for it? Businesses and brands are using social media because it’s important for marketing and they need people to manage their accounts. Your tasks will include regularly updating accounts with engaging content, responding to questions, comments, and messages, moderating and banning users as needed or deleting offensive comments, creating graphics, analyzing competition, advertising, There are a lot of entry level positions that don't’ require any experience to start. Once you do have more experience, you can charge more. If you have a blog or a business, practice on your own social media accounts or offer to manage the accounts of a friend who owns a business (for free). Social Media managers can make $50 and up per year.
A virtual assistant is a skilled professional that offers businesses, companies, and entrepreneurs administrative support, all from the comfort of their own home. You will need to be very organized and have excellent time management and communication skills. Tasks include making phone calls, data entry, scheduling appointments, social media management, proofreading, editing, writing, marketing, graphic design, project management, email correspondence, internet research, customer service, event planning, and any other tasks your employer may need you to do. You can choose to work as an employee of set up your own business, each options has its own pros and cons, so do your research and see what would be a good fit for you. To start you will need a computer, high speed internet, a phone, and a website. You can earn anywhere from $12-$80 per hour depending on your experience and what services you offer. If you own your own business you can set your rates by hour, project, package, or task.
Working from home does not have to be boring or stressful. If you have a computer, high speed internet and a creative mind, you can start working from home. Not only can you make a great living, but you will also have the flexibility to make your own schedule and do more things you enjoy-like spending time with the kids!