Ok you have taken the first step. You have decided that you need to research more about part time jobs from home.
There are many reasons why you want to work from home. My reason is I am a busy mother of 3 small children and once I take the boys to school and kindy, and spend the day with my 2 year old, there is not much time (or energy) left to go to work. Not to mention the logistics and cost of childcare. So I look for ways to earn money while I can still be a present mother to my children.
Some people may have a very specific skill set that enables them to provide a set of services to others without actually having any physical contact. Some others have trouble maintaining an acceptable level of social interaction and interpersonal communication when outside their home so turn to the internet for ways to earn money.
You may want to work from home because you think it will be easy street. No colleagues and office politics, no nasty boss to deal with, no commuting and no bad coffee! All this may be true, but you also have to be able to manage your time and schedule and have great organisational skills. You need a workspace, and enough time to spend to make something worthwhile. Bear in mind that you also need to manage distractions as well, something that is usually easier at the quiet office. Right now I am typing whilst answering questions from my 2 year old while Care Bears blares from the TV. It’s getting toward midday, and I know I will need to feed us soon. That’s my reality of working from home. Snatching a quick half hour here and there in between school runs and bath times. But with a little bit of desire and a lot of determination, it can work!
Luckily for us, there are so many part time jobs from home available now. You just need to know where to look.
1. Use what you know
I am a nurse by trade. It’s pretty hard to nurse patients, dress wounds and administer medication from home. However, some nurses do part time nursing work from home providing phone line advice to the public. There are help lines for people to ring if they are unsure whether or not they need to get to the emergency room, or if they can hold off and get an appointment with a doctor instead. Graphic designers, surveyors, marketers, investors, all of these can work from a home office. If you are working in an office, and think you could do the same or a better job from home, approach your boss and ask. Some companies offer this after a probation period of initially demonstrated performance in the office. My husband works in the field as a surveyor 1-2 days a week then spends the other 3-4 days at his home office drawing plans and maps etc. Or there are still others that work every 2nd week from the ‘home office’. Be flexible in your approach and you will find many more opportunities.
2. Freelance Writer
There are tons of websites out there that match your ability and experience to clients looking for someone to write articles, stories, biographies, captions, descriptions, reviews and more. Approach websites directly with posts you have written specifically with them in mind. Or, get your portfolio ready and bid for jobs online at many of the freelance writer websites.
Some are free:
Guru, Freelance Writing, Upwork
Others like Real Writing Jobs cost a small fee to register Click Here! for details.
I recommend registering with them all and apply for any jobs that suit you.
3. Paid Surveys
This is another way to earn a part-time income from your own home. You can earn a few dollars just by completing surveys on subjects that interest you. Companies pay good money for valuable information about what consumers want. Get paid for providing this valuable service!
Click Here! for more details on one such program called Surveys Paid.
4. Sell your photographs
Do you think you have what it takes to sell your photographs in a competitive online marketplace? Your shot may be just the one they may be looking for…..
Click Here! to learn more about how to market your photographs online.
5. Get creative.
Can you sew? Are you crafty? Can you use your skills to make an awesome product and then sell online? Etsy is the place to go to make a profit with your craft.
6. Get people to come to you.
Another awesome part time job you can do from home is an in home massage therapist, acupuncturist, hair dresser, beauty therapist, tutor, piano teacher, etc. Go and get some skills and the people will flock to your door. Do some research and find a niche, see what is missing from your area. Deck out your spare bedroom as a consulting space, advertise on local bulletin boards and the newspaper and away you go.
7. Typing and Data Entry
For these jobs all you need is a computer and a good internet connection. If you can type and can use basic office software, then this might be an answer for you. You might have to begin earning next to nothing, but, like most careers, once you establish yourself, you can earn a basic wage!
Click Here! to find data entry jobs.
8. Affiliate Marketing
Create a website and make money using affiliate marketing. This is where you allow other advertisers to place ads on your site, you provide the web traffic, and earn money every time someone follows your linked ad and makes a purchase. If done correctly, this can be a very lucrative online gig. All from the safety and comfort of your own home. In your pyjamas if you like! There are a few companies out there to make the world of affiliate marketing less scary. The best one is Wealthy Affiliate with an online community of hundreds of thousands of people to help your every step. And it’s free. Click on the link below for more info:
There are many working from home opportunities out there and as long as you have the time and dedication to spend, you can succeed.
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