If you have young kids, you understand that it can be challenging to find a job that meets your needs and the needs of your family. Fortunately, a growing number of careers are becoming remote. Here are some great remote jobs with flexible hours that are ideal for parents.
1. IT Support
More and more people are setting up a presence online. With this influx comes an increased risk of cyber-attacks and therefore the need for IT experts who can help individuals and businesses stay safe from the risks that come with being online. Even with the danger aside, most people are not particularly good at working online and so they may need assistance from time to time. This means that if you are competent or interested in IT, you may find an amazing remote job if you take some training or leverage any that you may already have to begin with. The gaming industry, which is the industry that is the second most targeted for Layer 7 DDoS attacks, may especially need IT to support so this is one of the places you could start looking for an opportunity.
2. Social Media Specialist
As different businesses strive for a market share on the digital space, they are starting to see the weight that social media has and the benefits that they can get from it. This means that there are many opportunities for social media specialists who are needed to handle the social media presence of these different businesses. If you are passionate about helping a business grow and you know a thing or two about trends and strategies, you may find a place in the world of social media management.
3. Customer Service Representative
This is another great opportunity for parents who want to work while taking care of their children. It entails handling a business’s customers and responding to their complaints or guiding them to a solution in a way that maintains a good reputation for the business in question. To serve in this capacity, therefore, you must have great communication and be willing to learn about the business you will be assisting. This could entail, for example, having information about a dedicated server if you will work for a company in the computer and IT industry.
4. Online Tutor
For parents who have extensive knowledge in a particular field and a willingness to help others learn, becoming an online tutor is a potential job. Simply organize lessons into tangible parts and come up with an outline for coursework. You can then sell this material as a tutorial or offer online classes in real time that cater to people from anywhere in the world. This is especially important to think about when you consider the pandemic that rocked the world in 2020 and whose effects are still being felt. At the end of it all, you will have helped people improve and enjoy the gratification of getting paid for a job well done.
Finally, if you have a way with words and would like to get paid for them, think about becoming a writer. There are different ways in which you can make a living writing. These include looking for clients who want content for their online spaces, working for pay from companies that offer writing gigs, and creating a blog to offer information to the public. For the last, you could pair the blog with a service or product for sale and also sell advertising space to businesses and individuals willing to buy it.
Consider these five remote job opportunities that you could look into and keep in mind that while you may have to start at the bottom, growth is possible. Soon enough, you could make your remote job a full-time opportunity and never have to work a job to which you have to commute to again.