If you’ve been stuck in the drudgery of the day job for any length of time, you’ll know what a grind it can be. Getting up the at the same time, doing the same thing – it’s all so robotic. Many people dream of moving on from their regular careers and setting out as freelancers. After all, who doesn’t want to have control over how much work they do and when they work?
The problem for most people, however, is making the transition. Going from a regular salary to a freelance role can be daunting, especially if you have kids. All of a sudden you don’t have a team of people all working hard to keep your money flowing in. When you’re on your own, there are no marketers, salespeople or client outreach. There’s just you, your laptop, and your accumulated experience.
Today, we’re going to investigate some of your options as a freelancer. Take note.
Natural Cosmetics Creator
There’s a big movement right now to develop beauty products that are free from toxic chemicals and good for the environment. So far major companies haven’t been able to effectively take advantage of this trend. And now we’re seeing new, natural cosmetics businesses popping up all over major cities. Most of the women involved in these businesses work from home. Often they create their cosmetics in a makeshift kitchen and then send them out to customers via courier.
Right now, there are dozens of websites, like Wellness Mama that offer tips and advice on how to prepare natural cosmetics.
If you’ve got a passion and are an exceptional communicator, you might consider a career on YouTube. YouTube sensations aren’t just teens showing other teens how to put on makeup. (Although that might come in handy if you start a cosmetics business). Content creators cover everything from electronics to travel. If you’ve got a passion or an idea for compelling content, become a YouTube personality is a good way to earn some money.
The cool thing about YouTube is that is it something you can start up running alongside your day job. It usually takes a couple of years to build a substantial fan base. But once you get going, you can make a lot of money from sponsorship and adverts. Top YouTubers can make up to a $1 million on the platform every year – sometimes more.
NGO workers work all over the world, doing some of the toughest and most rewarding jobs out there. Often NGOs look for freelancers when there has been a natural disaster. They need as many extra pairs of hands as they can get to provide disaster relief. Working for an NGO is a win-win, so long as you have the right personality. You get to earn money, travel and help struggling communities.
Start A Yoga Class
A lot of freelancers make a living by travelling around giving classes. It doesn’t have to be yoga, of course. It can be anything in which you have amassed significant expertise. What about foreign language classes or swimming classes? Take your pick.