Guest Article by Sarah Bull, economymom.com
The pandemic has changed a lot of things in our daily lives, including how we view work. For women, who have traditionally been caretakers of children and elderly family members, this has encouraged many to stay at home. An increase in prices and the ever-changing economy have influenced a number of women, including those out of work and women who are stay-at-home moms, to find different ways to bring in revenue.
These suggestions, presented by The Back Office Studio, demonstrate the various ways that you can earn a living while still staying at home.
Finding Remote W-2 Employment
It's possible to find traditional employment that is strictly at home. Many companies hire W-2 employees to manage calls, chat, and emails. Some individuals have even taken to having two or more jobs, starting a movement known as being over-employed.
If this sounds appealing to you, do some research and find a position you think would be a good fit for you. Perhaps you have the qualifications and would enjoy teaching in a virtual setting, or maybe you would like to provide customer service via phone or chat. Since the pandemic, there are even more traditional jobs that have moved to a virtual setting, according to experts.
Deciding To Become a Freelancer
Becoming a freelancer is one way you can work at home on your own terms. Think about areas you would enjoy helping clients in and what your talents are. Do you enjoy writing, designing, or consulting on areas a business could improve upon? These are all areas that freelancers can profit from.
Among the benefits of working in a freelancing position is that you can decide how much work you want to take on and how many clients you would like to have. This is helpful if you want to scale back on how much you are working or if you want to maximize the money you are making. Do a little research and see if this would be a good fit for your lifestyle and career goals.
Starting a Business That Can Thrive
One other way you could work from home is to build your own business. Consider what type of field you want to go into and decide how you would like to structure the business.
You could have a sole proprietorship, an S-corporation, or an LLC. There are multiple benefits with an LLC business structure, including limited liability, tax breaks, increased flexibility, and the potential for less paperwork. Various states have their own rules on how an LLC can be formed, so find out what the laws are for your state first.
As you are building your business, don't forget it's important to have a logo that represents your company's personality and values. Unique branding helps you stand apart from competitors and creates a good impression with your customers. If you don't have a lot of money to start out with, an online logo maker allows you to make something creative and interesting on your own at minimal expense. You can choose a style and an icon, along with whatever text and colors you want.
Although the pandemic has changed the way we do business and work, it's possible to find financial freedom while working a job or building a company of your own at home.
If you’re building your business and want to find a workspace outside of your home to do business, The Back Office Studio offers private offices and dedicated desks. Click here to learn about our memberships.
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