Slowly but surely, a lot of jobs are moving to the "remote" world. This not only saves companies on office space costs but also allows for more flexibility in where their staff are located. With the technology these days, it's easy to still communicate with colleagues and clients on a regular and professional basis.
Parents who say they want to spend more time with their children, trailing military spouses who, by virtue of their spouse’s career, need to move every few years, retirees needing supplemental income, people with disabilities—whatever your reason, there is a work from home job for you!
I love writing. It brings me joy every time I begin to write things down. I've always wanted to publish a book, create songs, and even become a ghostwriter. This has always been my dream. As I grew older, I had to put my passion for writing on the back burner and journey into the working industry. I would have stuck around, but I just couldn't, for I knew that there was so much more for me to do and accomplish. I knew having a regular 9-5 job just wouldn't cut it. I was tired, miserable, and bored, so I got out of the rat race and decided to create some ideas in which I could generate income from home.
Instead of just thinking about it, I’m doing something I’ve never done before and writing about it. If you’re someone who has thought about what it would be like to change paths or try a new career and you’re hesitating, you’ll want to read on.
In 2010, I quit working as a front desk attendant at a “resort” and decided to go about becoming a full-time freelance writer. I hated my boss (he was a tyrant), I was no longer happy with what I was doing for a living (even the free access to two different pools wasn’t enough to keep me there), and I was tired of being treated like garbage and being paid poorly for it.
There are a significant number of work from home opportunities in the form of customer service jobs. Some of the companies that have pioneered the process may not sound familiar, but in recent years the trend has caught on. In fact, there are some very established companies that hire people to do certain aspects of customer service work from home. They include big names like Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. The type of work can sometimes differ, but again, it usually comes down to answering calls from a laptop or PC and helping customers. The pay for these jobs starts around 10/hr. Some will pay more and almost all of them will offer a decent number of hours; 25-60 depending on the company and the specific position.
So, you want to be a freelancer? Let me be the first of many to start out by telling you that it sure as heck isn’t going to be easy. If you have thick skin and endless determination, then you “may” have what it takes! Being without steady and/or stable work can cause even the most level-headed of us to crumble under pressure. The pressure to land contacts, jobs, and make connections intensifies when our own livelihood is at stake.
Making money using apps and the internet is the new side hustle or 9-5. As a stay at home mom, I’ve used various of apps and online sources to make some extra change. I️ wouldn’t quit that 9-5 just yet, but if you’re looking for extra side income, these are some apps and online sites that I’m currently using.