If you are married, single, with or without children, all these 20 professions can be used to work in the comfort of your home. Be your own boss.
Many people dream of working in the comfort of their home, as this brings many advantages: you create your own hours, you are close to your children, you save on transportation, clothing and other expenses. On the other hand, it also implies that you must take care of discipline and organization and, above all, initiative.
A friend says that working from home makes him feel like a Jedi : He is in a robe all day! Now, what should you do to earn money from home?
Decide what you want to do.
Make a list of things that you like to do or have experience with.
Determine the time you have available to develop the activity.
Learn the basics of computer science. Find a computer school, if necessary, and learn how to surf the Internet. Learn to manage yourself in social networks, and the principles of online marketing. That will facilitate the development of your business. Maybe you will not even have to use the computer, but it is good that you know how to handle receipts, contracts, budgets, accounting to organize and make your business produce, even so that you know when to make money in your business.
It is mandatory to have a workspace at home. It does not matter that it is only a corner where you can concentrate and stay organized.
Consult government agencies about the legal procedures of opening a home business, the licenses you need to get, taxes to pay, the bills you need to issue. From my perspective, it is best to do everything right and do it right so you don’t have headaches in the future.
Here are twenty work ideas that you can do from home, depending on your skills and experience:
1. Marketing and Advertising
Many bloggers make money by placing ads on their blogs. If you know how to write and your blog is viral, you can attract consumers of some brands. It can be through Google Adsense or build your own packages, where you draw up a contract with companies that want to sponsor you.
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If you’re good at painting, drawing, or sculpting, use your creative talents to earn money from home, whether it’s through the Free Market, eBay, Etsy, or building your own clientele. You can even contact editors who need your talent for illustration for children’s books or others.
3. Online store
If you do crafts, create typical materials of a region, or sell products, you can create your website or blog to resell, and offer to your family and acquaintances. Some ideas are costume jewelery, knitting and clothing, crocheting, embroidery, sewing and repairs, imported clothing, decorated slippers, cakes, pastries, breakfast baskets, etc.
4. Graphic designer
If your skills are graphic production programs, media, marketing semiotics, or typography, this is for you. A graphic designer can work in many areas of mounting logos, trademarks, books, magazines, brochures, catalogs, newspapers, packaging, websites, software, games, events, etc. It is, in short, a good profession that grows every day.
5. Author and writer
If you like to write and do it well, there are several websites where you can work independently. You can also do this by writing blogs, websites, and books. Of course, the difficult thing is to find a publisher to publish and disseminate your work.
If you have experience in a particular area, you can work as a consultant for an individual or even a company. You can even offer your services online. There are consultants in management, cooking, IT, finance and many other lines.
7. secretary or virtual assistant
Increasingly, professionals outsource to small and large companies, as well as professionals to provide their services in time control, accounting, appointments, meetings, call center, and even motorcycle messaging, shopping, waiter for company parties and other events.
8. Party decorator
There are many designers of children’s parties, weddings, social gatherings, family celebrations, etc. They handle decorations, table flower arrangements, and often partner with other professionals who can provide full service for different events.
9. buffet (cakes, sandwiches and sweets for parties)
If you like to make cakes, you can specialize in decorating them. Take a course and turn your passion into a profitable profession and develop it in the form of snacks and sweets for different parties.
10. Nanny / daycare
If you like working with children, you can be a professional babysitter at home. Learn first aid, find a separate and safe area for children, and research the specific legislation on what you need to develop this task at home.
11. Private teacher / tutor / translator
You can, for example, work as a translator, private teacher, or give regularization to children and adolescents to achieve understanding and academic success. You can even work in offices and consulates translating documents. You can teach school subjects and also sports such as basketball, swimming, soccer, music, languages, etc.
12. Text Editor / Reviewer
This is for people who find it easy to notice details and have training in the area. You need to keep up with spelling updates and start offering your services to publishers, websites, authors, or students who are writing your thesis.
13. Events coordinator
You can help promote weddings, birthdays, parties, social gatherings, associate with decorators, florists, dancers, musical groups and provide comprehensive services to parties in general.
14. Hairdressing / beauty / manicure
This may seem like a commonplace, but there is enough ground and it is growing every day in search of people who have this talent.
Today most people no longer hire “maids”, and the establishment of cleaning companies and professional organization where they can hire you for a project, or the organization of an area is increasing.
There are many fields such as weddings, family photos, birthdays, fifteen years, or various events.
17. Personal trainer
You can help other people achieve their ideal of health and fitness. This can give you good results.
If your gift is sewing, you can work with companies to make parts at home. You can also develop a line of original clothing and pieces. If you studied fashion, you can even create your own brand.
19. Express messaging
Messaging services can make a difference for any business, and also for people, whether riding a bike or a motorcycle.
20. Care of the elderly
The most modern companions have a nursing assistant course. In this way, several elderly people visit in a day to supervise their food, medicine and guide them in their own homes.
Of course, there are many more ideas. We have given you very good ideas here, even growing mushrooms. Working from home is not easy, and it requires determination and effort. The secret of working at home is that it requires two essential attitudes:
A. Work hard
It’s like baking a cake. There are several recipes, and some are better than others. There are several ingredients: some expensive and fancy, and some cheap. Some people research for a long time the best ways to make the cake. But as long as you don’t mix the ingredients and bake, you won’t have the final product for sale. I mean, the plan is important, but what is going to make your home business successful is to get down to business and start your job.
When you want to get a job, you send your CV , prepare for the interview and, in it, to demonstrate your skills to the potential employer. To work from home, you prepare for a license, distribute business cards, make alliances, build your network, and go to work: “you bake the cake,” and you have to make this work with hard work.
2. love what you do
When you love what you do, your experience and knowledge grow naturally. It’s like that phrase, attributed to Confucius, says: “Work on something that you really like, and you won’t have to work for your whole life.” If you do so, success is sure to come.
_Translated and adapted into Spanish by Oscar Pech from 20 ideias de trabalho em casa, by Christina Ayres