by guest contributor Lucy Wyndham
As a military spouse, you spend a lot of time stressing over things every PCS. From finding a new home to meeting new friends, it is extremely hard to settle in every time you move. However, how would you like to have one less thing to worry about? Finding a job is probably one of the biggest struggles for a military spouse. But with 43 percent of Americans spending at least sometime working remotely, the ability to work from home is becoming more possible.
Benefits of Working Remotely
Military spouses have a very unique life that requires a lot of flexibility. A remote job can help improve the flexibility in your life by allowing you to work when you want and where you want. It also allows you to have continuity in your career. You will be able to maintain the same job whenever you have to move.
Top Remote Jobs for Military Spouses
If you’re ready to make the change to a remote work life, check out these jobs that are sure to allow you to make money no matter where you are.
- Virtual Assistant: More and more companies are outsourcing the role of the admin or assistant to cut on overhead costs. In this role, you can do many jobs from scheduling and bookkeeping to event planning all while in your PJs.
- Social Media Manager: More than 50 million businesses use Facebook to connect with their customers. Social media is an important aspect of a company’s brand, presence, and marketing. Therefore, there are many jobs in the market related to maintaining social media sites. If you’re savvy with applications like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, this might be a good field for you.
- Survey Taker: Survey site companies invest billions of dollars into online market research. They pay you to help companies determine product marketability and consumer behavior. All you need is a phone or computer and you can get paid for every survey you complete. Some of the best paid survey sites include Swagbucks, Harris Poll, Inbox Dollars, and MyPoints.
- Freelance Writer: A freelance writer earns an average of $24.70 an hour from the comfort of their own home. This includes bloggers, ghost writers, and the academic writers. Find something that you love to write about and get your work out there. The best way to get attention is to create a blog. Since you’re a military spouse, one great idea is to provide advice to other spouses or military families. Once you’ve built up your portfolio, start applying to some paid freelance jobs or consider ways to make money directly on your blog.
- Photographer: One of the great things about moving so much is that you get to see parts of the world that others do not have the opportunity to see. Why not bank on this and start up a career in photography? If you have a good eye, you could sell your pictures online. Simply create your own online portfolio and reach out to potential customers.
With the increase in technology, working from home is a reality for many people. Figure out which of these jobs calls to you and start your journey towards a new career.
*this article was submitted by guest contributor Lucy Wyndham