Have you thought about handing in your notice and telling the workplace to do one?! Yep, thought so.
Scared of cutting the security strings of having a regular income? Yep, thought so too.
I get it. It’s a big step to break free and spread your wings as a freelancer; especially if you’re not sure what you could do if you want to work from home.
However, thanks to the rise of remote work and freelance opportunities, there are now more ways to work from home and earn money. All whilst still being able to spend time with your children.
In this blog, I’ll give you 5 freelance job ideas that are perfect for busy mums who want that freedom.
One of the most popular freelancing roles is that of a virtual assistant. Many small businesses and entrepreneurs need help managing their administrative tasks, ranging from diary and appointment management to email management.
As a virtual assistant, you can offer these services to multiple clients from the comfort of your home, and you set the hours you are available to work. If you are great at time management, communication and problem-solving – try out virtual assistant.
If you love writing, freelancing as a content writer could be the perfect job for you.
Many businesses require content for their websites, social media, blogs and articles in various niches. You can even choose topics that interest you and write about them to practice and build a portfolio.
Being a freelance content writer, you have the flexibility to work around your family commitments, perfect for busy mums.
If you have a talent for design and have the technical ability, freelancing as a web designer could be for you.
Many businesses are looking for help creating and maintaining their websites. You can work with clients on your own schedule and make a good income from home. Designing websites could also lead to other services – designing logos and branding templates that are unique pieces of work for your clients.
Social Media Manager
If you’re a dab hand in social media, becoming a social media manager could be an excellent freelancing job for working from home, or anywhere!
Social media these days is a crucial marketing tool for businesses worldwide. Many businesses need help managing their social media accounts, and you can do it from anywhere. If you’re good at engaging with people and have an eye for great content, running social profiles for small businesses can be both enjoyable and lucrative.
You can manage multiple accounts for different businesses, working remotely or onsite and to your own schedule.
If you have teaching experience, or are a wizard in a particular subject, becoming an online tutor is an excellent working from home idea.
Online tutoring is becoming increasingly popular, especially after the Covid pandemic. With remote learning and home-schooling, many parents are searching for tutors who can help their children with specific subjects, or support them through their homework.
There are many students out there that require help with assignments or exams, and you can help them by offering your services online. You can set your hours without the need to even leave home, making it perfect for busy mums. This role can be perfect if you want to work around your family’s schedule, however, you will also need to consider working around the client’s/student’s hours as they may be in school during the day and can only take tutoring calls during the evening.
Freelancing is an excellent option for working mums who want to stay home with their children while still earning an income. For me, becoming a freelancer was the solution to help with the balance between working and spending quality time with my family.
The five freelancing ideas discussed in this blog are just a few options to consider.
Whether you choose to be a virtual assistant, content writer, web designer, social media manager, online tutor, or any other form of freelancing, you will have the freedom to work from home, set your own hours, and enjoy time with your family.
Take the first step towards freelancing today and enjoy the benefits that come with being your own boss.
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