10 Freelance Work-From Home Ideas

Since Covid, there has been a resurgence of people deciding to start their own businesses, but just deciding to start your own business is only the first step.  Once you decide you want to go the freelance route, you need to now figure out what it is you want to do.  Below are 10 Freelance Work-From Home Ideas.

Freelance Job #1: Virtual Assistant

Lots of companies from different industries are looking for virtual assistants to assist with email marketing, product management, podcast editing, social media posting, client communication, etc.

Freelance Job #2: Social Media Manager

This is a great work from home option, and if you use a scheduling tool like Publer, you will be able to work with multiple companies.

Freelance Job #3: Web Designer

Web design is a very lucrative job for anyone who is looking to work at home and using sites like Wix will help you expand your company quickly and easily.

Freelance Job #4: Graphic Designer

Marketing materials, social media graphics, branding guides, there are so many projects that require graphic design experience, so look for companies that need these services and send them your portfolio and resume.

Freelance Job #5: Web Developer

If you decide to do this option, ensure you offer enhanced search engine optimization and high-level coding.

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Hiring a Freelance Designer: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Designing and developing a website or app is tedious work. It requires extensive knowledge of UX, design, and code. While hiring an in-house developer might seem like the best course of action, many small businesses cannot afford to employ such a developer full-time. Therefore, entrepreneurs should consider hiring an independent contractor or freelancer.

There are plenty of platforms on which you can find skilled app designers and developers. But what do you need to know in order to hire the right person for your job?

Here’s a primer on hiring a freelance designer or developer.

Know your business

As the saying goes: you have to know where you are to know where you’re going. Before you start the hunt for a web designer, you must first look at your own business. Who are you? What do you do? What sets you apart from the competition? The answer to these questions will dictate how you start your search.

Think of it this way: you’re selling yourself to a freelancer just as much as they’re selling themselves to you. In order to create a compelling partnership, you must present a knowledgeable, stable front.

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