Working from home is no longer the unattainable dream that it once was for many people. With so many freelancing jobs for moms available, the problem now is choosing the best one for you.
If you’re looking to make some money from home, starting a freelance business is one of the best ways to do it.
There are many advantages to working from home, especially if you’re a mom – you get to make your own hours, you can work as much or as little as you’d like to, and you don’t have to deal with office politics or annoying coworkers. When you freelance, you are in control of your own business.
So what kind of freelance work can you do?
Whether you already have some professional experience under your belt or are a complete newbie to the world of working for yourself, there is a work at home job for you.
Here are a few freelancing ideas to get you started:
1. Freelance Writer
This is the easiest thing for me to write about because it’s what I do! I’ve been freelance writing for 8 years and in that time I’ve written everything from blog posts for private blogs to newsletters for businesses to articles for mainstream publications.
In general, I focus my services on ghostwriting. Ghostwriting means you’ll write whatever the client asks for, but your name won’t be attached to the project. Most of my ghostwriting work is web content for businesses that need words for their websites but might not have the time or manpower to do it themselves.
Web content is far from the only type of freelance writing you can choose to do. Here are some other popular options;
Resume writing – A good resume is more valuable than gold. Help job seekers stand out from the pack with resume and cover letter writing services.
Copywriting – Do you have a flair for words? Is selling your strong suit? Put your skills to good use writing marketing company for businesses.
eBook writing – Many marketers and online businesses rely on eBooks to attract customers. These are typically much bigger than traditional articles and require a lot of in-depth research, but you can usually command a high price for offering this service.
Blogging – There are many successful bloggers out there who need engaging, quality content for their websites. Many are willing to hire writers who can produce relevant content.
2. Virtual Assistant
If you’re a highly organized person and you have any kind of administrative, business, or technical background, you can become a freelance virtual assistant. As a virtual assistant (VA), you’ll be responsible for many of the same tasks that a secretary or administrative assistant does, only you get to choose your clients and you’ll never have to set foot in an office.
Here are some tasks you can expect to do:
- Make phone calls
- Schedule appointments
- Send emails
- Manage client correspondence
- Make travel arrangements
- Conduct research
- Create presentations
Depending on the level of work you’re asked to do and the available time you have on your hands, it is very possible to VA for several clients at once. If you do this job though, it’s imperative that you are highly organized and don’t mind regularly meeting deadlines. If these things are no problem for you, then a VA job is one of the best freelancing gigs available.
Read More: How to Become a Virtual Assistant
Freelance consulting is an excellent option if you’ve been in the working world for a while and are looking for a way to transition home. Do you have some professional experience or skill set that could help others?
Consulting can take on many forms, from a simple one-on-one web interview to a series of weekly meetups and more extensive guidance. With a polished website and a rock-solid knowledge in your field, you could make money letting others benefit from your wisdom and expertise.
If you have a knack for taking excellent pictures, why not get paid doing what you love? You don’t even need professional training to be a successful freelance photographer – many self-taught moms are successful with this venture.
When it comes to freelance photography, the possibilities are endless. If you don’t mind working with people, you might be able to sell your services shooting local families or weddings. This can get tricky if you have young kids though, so if you’d prefer to work exclusively from home, there’s work to be had online, too. Sell your images online or market them to bloggers who might benefit from beautiful stock photos.
5. Social Media Manager
If you have a blog or a business, your social media game needs to be on point. The only problem is, having an active and engaging social media presence requires a huge amount of time and energy. Enter the role of social media manager.
If you’re a stay at home mom and you’re already spending time on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, why not get paid for your efforts? As a freelance social media manager, you’ll be responsible for scheduling and monitoring posts, and moderating and responding to comments and messages. The job isn’t difficult, but it is very much needed.
Are you one of those people who starts to involuntarily twitch every time you see a typo in a conspicuous spot? Starting shop as a freelance editor might be just the job you for you.
For every writer, there needs to be a good editor. If the nuances of the English language are your thing, you could be making bank as an editor or proofreader. This is an excellent position because you don’t need to have any special skills or training, just a good grasp on English grammar and the ability to spot any mistakes or errors in writing.
7. Blog Manager
Running a blog means creating and managing content, editing, formatting, and scheduling posts, creating or sourcing images, or monitoring comments. Since many successful bloggers run more than one blog, this can be a lot of work. As a freelance blog manager, you can offer to take over some of these tasks for those bloggers who are too busy to do it all on their own.
If you’re looking to boost your rates as a blog manager, consider including content production in your services. This way you can write content for the site while you effectively run the blog.
If you’re organized and good with numbers, why not be a freelance bookkeeper? This is a service you could offer both online customers and local brick and mortar businesses.
As a bookkeeper, your typical duties might include payroll, billing, tracking income and expenses, and reports. This is usually a career path you’d pursue if you already had some training or experience in the field.
9. Graphic Designer
Many online businesses are in need of good graphics like Pinterest images, website logos, social media banners, and more. If you’ve got a knack for working with Photoshop or Canva and you can create visually stunning images, use your talents to make money. This is another skill that you can market to both online bloggers and brick-and-mortar businesses.
Read More: How to Become a Freelance Graphic Designer
If you have an education background or enjoy working with others, you might consider starting a freelance tutor business. It’s very easy to work this job around your schedule, and you generally can do it from your own home.
Not so interested in students coming to your home? Not to worry! As a freelance tutor, you don’t need to work in-person with pupils at all! As a virtual tutor, you could do everything online over video conferencing or webchat. If you have the credentials, set up shop on your own or look to work as an independent contractor with an established company like Golden Voice English or VIPKID.
So there you have it! These 10 ideas are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to possible freelancing jobs for moms. As long as you have a home computer, you can leverage your skills and start making money doing what you love from home.