Who doesn’t want to be able to work in their pajamas on their couch without someone constantly telling them what to do and not do?! Or how about being able to spend more time with your kids, while also being able to provide some additional income for your family when you have a few extra hours? Many people would love the luxury of a flexible schedule, while still being able to do something they love! So why don’t more people work from home? Where do you even begin to create this ideal life for yourself? Well, I thought you would never ask! 🙂 Here are a few ideas of work from home jobs to help get those creative juices flowing in you!
Options of Work from Home jobs to Spark Your Inner Creative Genius
- Virtual Assistant – It should be obvious why we put this one first! Our team of VA’s LOVE being able to work from home with so much flexibility. We will soon have a course available that you can purchase and learn at your own pace to help you improve your skills, or help you develop new marketable skills.
- Teach English – Now many employers like VIPKID require at least a 4-year degree for this, and others want proof that you are at least enrolled in a 4-year program. But just about every person that I’ve talked to about their experience has said it has been awesome!
- Data entry – I just did a quick Indeed Search and there were so many options! It really depends on what you are passionate about! Some have typing speed requirements, and there are many websites, like keybr.com to help you improve your typing skills and speed.
- Babysit – Start with people you know, and once they trust you, ask them to tell their friends! Networking is key in order to make this your full-time job! Here are some tips if you’re considering this option.
- Teach a skill you know – This could be anything from sewing, singing, playing the piano, cooking, etc. The opportunities are endless!
- Sell your knowledge – This goes hand in hand with the last suggestion. You can create a PDF, video compilation, manual, etc. to teach your skill.
- Cut hair – This requires training and lots of people skills! There are typically hair academy’s (like Paul Mitchell) that you can graduate from in as little as eight months to two years. This is such a flexible job once you have the skills down! I know someone who once a month dedicates one day to her clients. It’s very easy to schedule clients around YOUR schedule and availability.
- Photo editor – YouTube is FULL of tutorials of how to edit and how to use different programs like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and PicsArt. Start an Instagram page where you can show before and afters, and reach out to potential clients on that platform.
- Photographer / Videographer – The start-up cost for this can be very minimal. You can find a good quality camera for under $1,000 and learn how to use it by watching videos and practicing with friends. Once you’ve got some marketable content, start your website and grow your clientele using Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Facebook, etc.
- Graphic designer – To begin, find a friend or colleague that will let you design some graphics for them and use those as examples on your website or Instagram page.
- Illustrator – Find a local farmers market that you can participate in to sell some of your work. Or you can team up with some creative friends and write/illustrate a book, a coloring book, etc. Check out this momma who has illustrated all her books from her home!!
- Vinyl Stickers – Who would’ve thought?! This website has lots of great tips on how to get started!
Tips When Working From Home
Now when working from home it is important to remember that you are still WORKING. Try to be as consistent as you can with your schedule. Try to stick to some type of routine, with dedicated time to specific tasks. It helps if you sit down Monday morning and plan when you will work from home during the week. If you have children that are still at home, especially if you have a baby, understand that you might need to find a babysitter a few times a week to watch your child while you have some uninterrupted work time. You will be so much more productive if you have that guaranteed quiet time to work. For more tips, check out my other blog post about How to Stay Focused While Working At Home.
Moment of Honesty
As wonderful as it may be to work from home, it is not for everyone. Some people need to work outside the home. Not everyone is diligent enough to get work done or be productive without someone supervising them. While there are others that need the social time and camaraderie that they only can find in a work setting. And then there are those special ones that just love their job so much, and it is just about impossible for them to do it from home. Whatever your situation may be, accept where you are, and if the work from home change is something you want to pursue, buckle up and GET TO WORK! 🙂