Some say that the nature of work is on the cusp of changing dramatically. This is due to technological advances such as robots that will automate many roles. As well as new developments communication that are making it much easier to do some jobs from the location of our choice, including our own homes. In fact, working from home is already taking hold as a legitimate career option, but what choices are open to folks that want to embrace this mode of work? Read on to find out.
Visually Creative Freelancing
Visual creatives are probably more used to working in their own homes more than any other career type currently on the market. This because the market is usually project based, which means it much more effective for companies to employ specialists on a job to job basis than keep someone on their books full time.
This can work out well for the freelancer as they have the autonomy to choose the different companies and projects that they get to work with. As well as getting to use their specialist skills where they are most needed.
Of course in a free market situation, it can always be a struggle to get started and find clients that will refer their visually creative task to you. But there are a number of sites now, that specialise in matching up the client to creative, that could be of help.
Teaching is another career that is becoming more and more possible to do from the comfort of your very own home. It possible to chose practical skills such as music and craft to teach to people that will visit your property or premises. But this is not the only option available to you.
You can also use the Internet to give you a platform from which to teach by choosing to create an educational video and display it on Youtube or other free hosting sites, or even ones that are accessible by subscription.
Also, consider using online platforms to teach English online to Chinese students. Many of these pay a good wage and still allow you to retain some flexibility on the projects that you take on and the hours that you work. Meaning they are definitely worth looking into, especially if you already have a teaching qualification.
Something else that you can do if you are looking for a role that will allow you to work from home is writing. It used to be that the only true option for this type of career was being either a journalist or author. However, with the need for promotional and informational content ever increasing, due to the Internet, it is quite possible to make a decent living writing directed content.
To do this, you may wish to set up online independently, although it does take a little longer to get going. However, you will have the benefit of being able to set your own rates of pay and choose the specialist categories that most suit your experience, interests, and expertise.
Another option is to work for a content production company. They can provide a little more stability with a usual set amount of work coming your way each day. They can also give you points on how to improve and keep up with the Google update that affect SEO and the like. Meaning you don’t have to research this yourself to keep ahead of the game.