Working freelance can be an excellent way to take the reins of your career, to be self-sustaining, and to build a business that you reap the full benefits from in time. However, a common issue faced by many working for themselves is a sense of isolation and loneliness. A lot of freelancing involves spending plenty of time without human contact, so here we’re going to look at the careers that put you in touch with others to make use of those people skills.
Though can do it from home like many other freelancing careers, the difference in being a virtual assistant is that you are always constantly helping someone else. Usually, these are business owners who will interface with you regularly to allocate work and ask for help on admin and organizational tasks. Some virtual assistant roles will require you to answer the phone and put on your best demeanor, good for those who like front-facing roles.
If you already have nursing experience, then you could already be more than halfway to a fulfilling freelance career. Care homes, hospitals, and many other establishments will hire temporary nurses, giving you the opportunity to travel around the country and work with a broad spectrum of people. The more experienced you are, the more your services will be in demand, so an online family nurse practitioner track could really open up your options. If you’re in it primarily to care for patients, a lot of freelance nurse work can involve private duty care which means spending more time with individuals.
Socializing isn’t all face-to-face. This is a fact of life that many businesses are becoming more aware of as they look to social media as their next great frontier. If you have a little network savvy about you, then you could learn about social media marketing and apply that growing expertise to businesses who are looking to expand online. More and more businesses are jumping online and need people who already know the formats and know what works. There’s a great sense of fulfilment to concocting a strategy and watching a community grow thanks to your efforts, as well.
Do you have experience teaching or some expertise in a field of study or industry that could be helpful to those newbies looking for a little help? There are tons of opportunities for freelance tutoring not just for kids in school but for adults looking to find a way into a specific field of life. Not only can you teach in one-on-one scenarios, but you can also launch courses online thanks to a growing number of platforms allowing for new educators to get their classes established and set-up for anyone around the world to attend.
A sense of community and of connection to others can be a very important factor in what makes a career fulfilling to you. If you know that you’re a people person, make sure that you find a career for yourself that puts you in contact with others.
What do you think of these freelance careers? Do sound off in the comments section.
Interesting read! As a busy mum of two, the flexibility of being freelance outweighs any feelings of loneliness. However, I do feel it would great to connect other like minded people and this where social media/ blogging is great!
I agree. The flexibility outweighs the loneliness for me too.
I’ve been considering doing some freelancing as a virtual assistant and social media manager so I love reading posts like this because it gives me ideas of how to zone in on it and pick the areas that I’m most astute at. Great post!!
Thank you. Glad you like the post.
I love the online freelancers who work for bloggers and do admin stuff. Such a lifesaver and can be done anywhere at any time!
I agree Taylor. Thanks for stopping by.
Teaching is something I’ve always recommended to my people-person friends. That, and virtual assistant. Glad they made your list.
Happy to hear you like the list. Thanks Fatima.
I love freelance careers because of their versatility and flexibility and this list is no different. But unfortunately, imI not a people’s person as such but I’m sure that in my niche, I could find a freelance career that I’d want to take up.
Yes you can find the right freelance career for your personality. There are loads.
I love being a social media manager as a side hustle. Its flexible and you can schedule most of your work ahead of time. Perfect for moms.
I agree Nadine. Thanks.
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