Are you one of those ladies who finds themselves worrying about their kid quite a lot, and you think you don’t have enough time to work? Well, that’s not exactly true, you just need to find the right job!
That being said, current world events have shown us that working from home is a great idea, and you can make a good amount of money without leaving the comfort of your home. From highly profitable webcam sites to writing and tutoring, there’s something for everyone. If this sounds like something you could be doing while caring about your kids, read on, as we check out five profitable online jobs that allow you to keep a flexible schedule.
One of those jobs that puts you in the “be your own boss” seat, blogging is a great way to make money and maintain your schedule. It’s up to you when you work, it’s up to you how long you work – you make your own bed. Of course, if you don’t dedicate enough time and attention to it, it might not be as successful, so that’s something to keep in mind.
When you’re starting out, it’s a great idea to make sure you’ve picked the right niche. Make sure it’s something that piques your interest because that will ensure that you’re a lot more active and do more research. But also make sure that you’re choosing an industry that’s not too populated, especially if you want to be successful.
Play your cards right, and you can choose how you monetize your blog to make you money, and potentially even turn it into a passive source of income.
While in this situation you’ll probably be working for a client, writing is something you can do whenever you’re available. You can work one hour today, and three hours tomorrow, or the other way around – you’ve got a lot of freedom, as long as you stick to your deadlines.
This is a job that can become very profitable, very quickly, but also gives you a lot of versatility in terms of what you write about and allows for a personal touch. It’s all about being persistent until you get a few stable clients, and then keeping everything smooth sailing.
Sure, there’s a lot of competition in the world of eCommerce lately. But there’s still room for more people to cash in on the industry, and all you need to do is make sure you’ve got the right products, and are marketing them to the right people.
Research is key here, and here’s a good starting point: find the products you’d like to sell, analyze your competitors, and identify what they’re lacking. Whether it’s a specific product category, or international shipping, quick delivery, or customer support, use that to your advantage. You can offer a much more complete experience, and best of all, you can manage your store whenever you want, keeping your schedule flexible.
If you’ve got a bit more time (and less investment money), dropshipping is a great alternative to eCommerce. Rather than stocking your products, you’ll be working with (preferably reliable) suppliers and you won’t have to deal with stock problems. Whenever someone orders from you, you just send them over to your supplier and you’re good to go!
The key to success in dropshipping is, in most cases, customer satisfaction. If you have happy customers, word of mouth will spread very quickly, and you’ll find yourself having more customers before you know it. But if you don’t pay attention to it, they’ll avoid your shop and head to your competition.
You should also make sure that you’ve got a good product variety, and similarly to eCommerce, you should offer something none of your competitors offer. Give your customers a reason to come to you, and stick around!
One of the most in-demand jobs nowadays, digital marketing is all about establishing the online presence of brands and individuals. If it’s not something you already know, it’s definitely something you can learn very quickly. Of course, finding clients might not be as easy at first, but it’s certainly worth being persistent.
When it comes to digital marketing, you should start with things like Google Ads and social media, and then move to email marketing and backlinking. You do have a lot of learning to do, and on top of that, the digital marketing landscape changes constantly – you will need to keep up with it in order to be successful.
To make things even better, you can do things on your own schedule, which allows for flexibility and lets you take care of your kids when necessary. And when your clients start noticing the value you provide for them and their business, they’ll probably value (and pay) you a bit more, too!