Have you ever thought about working from home? Whether you’re looking for a change of career, or you’re simply hoping to boost your monthly income, working as a freelancer might be just what you’re looking for.
Not only can you work from home and in your spare time, but if you have a specific set of skills then you might be surprised at how much you can charge for your services. Need a little more inspiration? Here we’ve gathered 5 of the most popular freelance roles out there.
You don’t have to be a bestselling author to dabble in freelance writing. Freelance writing is one of the most popular freelance gigs because it’s so accessible and it’s open to a wide range of abilities and backgrounds. You could find yourself writing blog writing, writing journalism content, product reviews, website content, and even online ads. All you’ll need is word processing software and a good internet connection. And if you really want your work to stand out from the rest, invest in some proofreading software and a Turnitin plagiarism checker. Once you start releasing high quality content on a regular basis, you’ll find that clients will come back to you again and again.
Dust off those language skills and put them to good use as a freelance translator! Translation services are always in demand all around the world. Whether that’s translating business documents, books or other specific materials. If you speak Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian or Mandarin then you’ll certainly be in demand. And the more obscure the language, the more you can charge for your translation services.
Voice Over Artist
You’ll undoubtedly hear voice over artists all day long, but simply don’t notice. From radio, TV and internet ads to cartoon voices, voices in lifts, on public transport, in apps, games and audio books. It’s a huge market, and believe it or not, you don’t need an incredible voice to do it. As long as you can read well and confidently, and your voice matches the content the client is hoping to create you’ll do well. Equipment isn’t always expensive, but you get what you pay for!
Possibly the simplest of all freelance services, housesitting means providing peace of mind to people who are out of town and are leaving their property unattended. You’ll need to build up trust and a good reputation in order to make this business a success. So, start by looking after houses for friends and family and have them leave reviews. Word of mouth is important here too, so make sure everyone spreads the word.
Do you have a passion for guitar? The violin? Or maybe even the piano? Well, don’t let your skills go to waste. Why not pass on your musical talents to someone else, by providing music lessons either at home or online via a video link. You can teach groups or individuals and charge accordingly.