Are you dreaming of taking control and ditching your nine-to-five working life for a work-from-home position? Or perhaps you’re already a stay-at-home mommy, and you’re seeking a way to make income. Fortunately, plenty of options exist for working at home — and enjoying what you do.
- Online Stylist
If you enjoy fashion and think you would like styling others, an online stylist position could be perfect for you. If you’re between the ages of 18-22, you might want to consider joining Project Fashion, which is a summer camp for people aspiring to work in the fashion industry. The camp offers the opportunity to learn from fashion experts and participate in hands-on projects.
As an online stylist, you can either work with a service or you can start up your own business. Working with a service can provide you with more consistent income, plus you won’t have to find your own clients. But starting your own business means you can choose who you work with and how much you’ll charge.
- Pet Sitting
If you enjoy taking care of animals, pet sitting may just be a good option for you. You can choose to either pet sit in your home or go to your clients’ homes to take care of their pets. Even though going to a client’s home doesn’t allow you to stay at home, it still offers you a flexible way to earn income.
If you choose to have clients’ pets come to your home, you’ll need to have areas specifically for pets, such as a fenced-in yard or a pet-friendly area of your home where you can place the kennels and beds of the pets in your care. Look at what other pet sitters are charging to determine the rates to charge your clients.
- Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants are growing particularly popular, and you could make an excellent part-time — or full-time — salary if you choose this stay-at-home job. VA’s do all sorts of tasks for their clients, such as social media posting, customer service, research, bookkeeping, answering emails, creating presentations and more.
If you’re organized, efficient and enjoy helping others, a position as a virtual assistant might be just what you’re seeking.
- Errand Runner
Again, you’ll have to leave your home to do this job. But you’ll run this business from home and set your own hours, so it it’s not like the typical nine-to-five position. As an errand runner, you can choose to shop for groceries, pick up takeout or shop for personal items.
The beauty of this position is that you’ll be able to design your business however you like to fit your schedule while earning money.
No matter what your talent happens to be, you can earn money freelancing. Maybe you have a knack for writing, or you might be skilled at designing websites. Think about what you’re good at and how you can offer it as a service to others.
Start locally by offering neighbors and friends your services and then, if all goes well, expand your services online.
- Online Tutoring
As long as you have an area where you can work in peace during your tutoring sessions, this could be the job for you. There are a variety of tutoring companies looking for online teachers if you’re interested in working for someone else. Or you can start your own online tutoring service. You’ll need a webcam and a whiteboard at the very least.
- Online Reseller
If you enjoy finding items for cheap and reselling them for a profit, a job as an online reseller might be for you. You’ll need time to visit charity shops, garage sales or jumble sales to find cheap items that you can resell online for a profit.
Plus, you’ll need to take pictures of the items and write descriptions so that they will be attractive to buyers. Then, you’ll need to post the pictures and descriptions in an online marketplace where buyers can find them.
- Direct Sales
Direct sales opportunities that allow you to work from home are everywhere. From cosmetics to cookware, whatever you’re interested in selling, there’s most likely a direct sales opportunity. With direct sales, you’ll often have to invest in a sales kit to get started, which could require a considerable upfront investment.
As a direct salesperson for a company, you’ll likely host parties to introduce the product line and make sales, which would earn you commissions. If you have a network of friends and family members who you think would be interested in buying such products, you could end up earning a nice income.