More and more companies are opting for providing flexible jobs for women in Western countries. In India too, many organizations and MNCs are offering flexible job opportunities for their employees. Jobs with flexible, remote options have become a useful tool for recruiting and retaining talented employees, especially women employees. Allowing employees work from home can be good for the employers too.
Home-based jobs are a great work alternative, whether you are starting your second career, whether you are struggling to maintain work and home balance, whether you need to stay home for your own health or to care for a loved one, or simply you don’t like the idea of rushing to a workplace every day. Thus, getting a home-based job can be a dream cum true for many women professionals who at some point of time think of leaving their jobs for family obligations.
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To help you find the right job for you, here is a list of some unconventional work-at-home jobs
Sell Information of Products and Services Online or Offline
The number of people going online to find information on any products or services is increasing day-by-day. In some cases, there are many who are willing to pay for getting the relevant information. You can tap into this as a work-from-home job by creating your information products and selling them online. The Information products come in many forms like as an eBook or print book, and it can be sold online. Selling eBooks is ideal for the busy moms. Other information products include online course, webinars, seminars, trainings, workshops and more.
Affiliate marketing is referral marketing where you can earn a commission on the basis of sales done through your marketing. For instance, you have your own personal website on home décor and you refer a decorative product available on Amazon.in through your website. So, when the visitor who visits your site clicks on the affiliate link and buys the product, Amazon.in will pay you a percentage of the sale. This is a good way of earning money with little start-up costs.
How about becoming an animator? If you are creative and artistic and have the basic skills of animation and visual effects, you can be a part-time or freelance animator and work for employers for their websites, for TV and movies, for designing video games, and in other types of media.
Post Instructional Videos on YouTube
Do you feel that you are really good at something? Then create a YouTube account. Create your own videos where you instruct others your unique skills. It can be on anything that you feel you are expert on. May be, you can make videos on beauty tips, cooking, DIY projects, health tips, exercises, including creative talent like as singing, dancing, music, painting and so on. To start earning some cash, enroll in YouTube’s partner program where with specified number of hits, you can earn money. You also can put up links for advertisements on the video, which when clicked, and the visitor availing some services or purchasing some products, you earn money.
How about becoming a Grant writer? If you are good in writing and do not want to go for the regular freelancing job opportunities for companies, you can join Universities, hospitals, and NGOs as grant writers. There are cases when Universities, hospitals, and NGOs and small businesses who need to apply for grant money but these can be difficult to write. They then turn to grant writers to write for them.
Product reviewer is another decent job from home where you can actually make a good living just by reviewing the products that you use daily.
Do you make handmade products like jewelry, dresses, decorative item or paintings? If so, set up an online shop and start selling your handmade crafts online. Or you can join womeninbusiness.in which offers you the opportunity to sell your handmade goods online on the site, on Amazon.in or at pop-up stores.
There are many websites and companies who are into taking surveys. You can join as a survey taker and work from home at any convenient time of yours. This is one of the easiest ways of making money online. You are paid to fill survey forms for some products or services offered by some companies.
Voice Acting or Voice Over
If you have a golden voice, you can make some extra money as a Voice over artist. You can be a part of TV or movie or radio or any media and work on your free time in voice acting job which provide voices to represent a character or to provide information to an audience or user.