311c27a55ac14e71a0aaf3d9e387c471Although I started working from home doing one tiny job that took me only 20 minutes a week, that job blossomed into many jobs, for which I’m grateful.  Because of the ability to work from home part-time and bring in additional money, I’ve been able to homeschool my kids and still contribute to the family’s income.  Best of all, I can adjust the amount of work I get depending on how busy my current season of life is.

If you are looking to work from home, there are many options, some very specific that rely on a certain skill such as Translation Services from French to English and vice versa, to much more open-ended jobs that most people can qualify for.

Here are the jobs I suggest those new to working from home might want to consider:

Freelance writer.  This job isn’t for everyone, but if you have a knack for writing, this may be perfect.  You could start by working for one of the freelance sites like Upwork, but the pay is not usually that good.  Instead, I’d recommend contacting someone you know who runs a blog to see if you could guest post, just so you can get an article published that you can use for a sample.  Of course, if you already have your own blog, you’ll have plenty of samples to use.

If you have a special skill, such as knowledge in engineering, science, etc., you may be able to find freelance writing jobs particular to your skill that pay much better.

Once you get your first client, you will likely be able to find more.

Virtual assistant.  Virtual assistants do a variety of jobs from helping real estate agents in their own towns to helping a blogger who may live in a different time zone.  Because so many companies are looking to outsource and because blogging has become a big business, there is quite a demand for virtual assistants.  With this job, you may be doing administrative work or social media work or even scheduling writers and topics for a blogger.  Really, the possibilities are endless.

Of course, I know the most about being a freelance writer and virtual assistant because that’s what I do from home, but there are many other jobs you could consider:

  • Tutoring
  • Creating educational materials
  • Bookkeeping
  • Crafts
  • Sewing
  • Translating
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Selling on eBay, etc.

Do you work from home?  If so, what jobs do you do?  What jobs do you recommend for women looking into working from home?

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