If the idea of having to, like, put proper clothes on and go outside to work fills you with a peculiar kind of dread, then maybe “regular” employment isn’t for you.
Because we’re living in a beautiful age, friends. An age where working from home in your onesie is totally a thing. Some routes might take a little more work to get there, but if you get to be rid of the daily commute and crazy-hair worries, it’s worth it. We certainly think so. Here’s just a glimpse at the different kind of jobs you can do right at home. Cushty.
1. Blogging. Yep. That thing many of you do right now. Typing away and creating super awesome content. But, if you work at it you can start to actually get paid real cash money for it.
HOW exactly depends on your chosen topic. But the important thing is to make yourself visible both to your audience and your potential pay check.
2. Vlogging. Linked to the above. And sure, you could actually put proper clothes on for this. But why? If you’ve got something to say, then what does it matter if you’re in your fave pjs or a trendy OOTD? You just do you and you can’t go wrong.
3. Freelancing. Which is a handy catch-all for doing stuff you’re good at for munnies. So if you’re great at lettering and calligraphy, or you’re a natural photographer or video editor? Sell yo’ self.
4. Arts and crafts. It’s a bit of a dream, isn’t it? Turning what is normally considered a hobby into a good income? Welp. Not anymore. It’s a reality. So whether you make handmade jewelry or bookmarks, or bespoke fan-art. Whatever it is, it can be sold. Hello, Etsy. (and hello glue and scissors).
5. Web design. This too is very much a “I’m in my comfy pants” kind of job. Can you get to grips with code, and work to a spec? Do you want to develop themes and widgets for a specific niche? Kudos to you. Get designing!
6. Virtual assistant. This is a thing. It’s definitely a thing. All kinds of people have the need for a VA, so why can’t you fill that role? Tasks may include scheduling, making phone calls, ordering stuff, organising things… And all done from the comfort of your sofa. Note-taking and list-making skills may prove essential though…
7. Social media management. Do you loves the social medias? Are you a Facebook fanatic? Then why not sell your skills to companies that haven’t the first clue! Or join a social team on larger businesses and get tweeting.
8. Editing and proofreading. If you’ve got a keen eye for grammar and a good sense of what works and what doesn’t, then why not try editing? HOWEVER, always be upfront about what experience and qualifications you have, or don’t have. That way your potential clients know exactly what they’re getting and won’t sue your ass later.
9. Customer service. Yeah, it might not be the most glamorous on this list, but just think. You can potter around your house while talking to Fred who’s upset because X thing didn’t happen, or didn’t arrive on time, or whatever. All the while you’re reclining in your favourite spot, munching on Haribo. Sweet.
This is just a glimpse at the possibilities. Whatever it is you’re good at, whatever hobby you deserve a gold star for, you can probably turn it into a money-making thing. Dress code? PJs. All day. Every day.