There are more work-from-home opportunities now than ever before – all you need is a computer and internet access. And with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, you are not the only one working from home or wanting to work from home. It is just safer right now.
In the months you are pregnant, you will want to observe social distancing and masking protocols both for your health and for the health of your baby. What better way than to work a bit from home?
5 Ways to Make Extra Money At Home Going Through Your Pregnancy
This article will set forth five remote work opportunities that you can do from anywhere.
Job #1- Remote Customer Service
Whether participating in a call center remotely or responding to customer emails, you can provide customer service remotely for almost any type of business you can imagine. Large retail shops, the government, small service-based start-ups… they are all looking for customer service representatives to answer customer questions and help customers with any problems they are having.
You have probably visited websites that have a “live chat” feature… on the other end of that chat is someone just like you, working from home. All it takes is a laptop, a reliable internet connection, and the willingness to learn about the products or services that business has to offer.
Job #2 – Writing Online Content
The lines delineating website content, blogs, and advertising have become blurred with the advent of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Every scrap of information online must be optimized for the Google bot, which directs searchers to the pages that fulfill their search intent.
You can write the content that draws searchers, the potential clients or customers, in. Whether you work for an SEO company that has clients, or you market yourself as a freelance writer to individuals and businesses, there are plenty of people looking for help creating their online content.
This type of job has the most flexibility because although you’ll likely have deadlines to meet, you will get to choose when you do the work. This is the type of position you can keep when the baby is born, and work around the baby’s schedule.
Job #3 – Online Tutoring
Do you have a skill? Can you teach English, mathematics, biology, or even pottery, crochet, guitar, yoga, or stained glass art? You can advertise online lessons in whatever you love to do.
Using your phone, make a short video describing what your lessons are about, and give a few introductory tips. Then advertise on Facebook, LinkedIn, and wherever else you have a social presence.
If you have academic strengths and want to tutor schoolchildren, there are companies online that hire people like you and match you with children who need you.
Job #4 – Virtual Personal Assistant
This is what it says it is. A construction contractor, a hairstylist, a barrister… anyone owning their own business needs a personal assistant (PA), and hiring a remote PA makes that affordable. Small business owners don’t have time to answer their phones and email, they are too busy working! That gives you an opportunity to step in and help.
When customers call to schedule appointments or to inquire about services, you are available to answer their questions and schedule their appointments. All from home. You and your employer can share a Google calendar to keep track of what you schedule.
The only downside to this sort of position is that employers expect their PAs to be available to respond to customers, clients, and vendors during regular business hours. So you will have to commit to being available during that time.
Job #5 – Transcriptionist
Transcriptionists listen to recorded speech and convert it into text format. Many fields require transcriptionists. You can apply for a job with any of the many online agencies that provide either academic, legal, insurance, corporate, and medical transcriptionists on a contract basis.
Transcriptionists must have strong spelling and grammar skills and type accurately and quickly. You could be asked to transcribe anything from podcasts, videos, and lectures, to conference calls, focus groups, and interviews.
If you happen to speak another language, you can offer translation services in addition to transcription services. This is another position that may have deadlines, but you can do the work when you wish.
About the Author
Veronica Baxter is a legal assistant and blogger living and working in the great city of Philadelphia. She frequently works with David M. Offen, Esq., a busy Philadelphia bankruptcy attorney.
5 Ways to Make Extra Money At Home Going Through Your Pregnancy is a guest post