Working from home is the ideal for many people because it allows us to have the best of both worlds. You have a source of employment that you enjoy and the income that comes along with it, and you have the freedom to work from home to your own schedule (most of the time) with no more long boring commutes to deal with – it’s pretty great. Which is why freelance careers are amazing.
If you’re someone who has a strong head for figures, one of the best ways to earn money as a freelancer is by getting into the financial sector. You wouldn’t necessarily think that there are many finance-related jobs you can do as a freelancer, but that is rapidly changing and there are plenty of rewarding options for the financially savvy amongst you…
Day traders are people who buy stocks, hold them for a short amount of time and then trade them on again, often making multiple trades in minutes, hours and certainly days. All you need to do this job – and I use the term loosely because it is much different than most jobs – is a decent amount of capital to get you started and a detailed knowledge of the stock market. Sure, you don’t have the much in the way of job security, but you have the potential to earn hundreds, even thousands of pounds each and every day and far more flexibility than you’d get with most other jobs, even freelance ones. I won’t lie and say it’s an easy thing to do, but if you have mental and emotional stamina, serious financial savvy and a working knowledge of the markets, it can be an extremely rewarding career choice.
Bookkeeping and Accounting
You’ll need to train and get qualified to do this, but thanks to the abundance of affordable and flexible online masters in finance, accounting, etc., this shouldn’t be too difficult, and if you love working with figures it will definitely be worth it. More and more small and medium-sized companies, in particular, are hiring bookkeepers and accountants on a freelance basis to keep their costs down and this means there are plenty of great opportunities out there to pick up clients and earn a regular income in the finance sector.
If you’re as good with words as you are figures, then a career as a freelance financial writer would be the right move for you. Experienced writers in a wide range of topics are always in demand now that the internet has us all reading so much more, so it really isn’t difficult to find work writing about personal finance, investments, banking, cryptocurrency and so on. Of course, if you don’t want to rely on others to give you work, you could even set up your own financial blog and try to make a living that way – blogging really is the ultimate in career freedom in the internet age!
Do you work in the finance industry as a freelancer? What is it you do? Do you like prefer freelancing to a regular 9-5?
My partner does a lot of day trading inbetween his contract gigs….you do need to be REALLY financially savvy to make it work though.
Yes. Being financially savvy is a must when it comes to freelance careers.
Grea post this. Just wish I was more financially savvy to pursue one of these careers lol
Thanks Jon 😊
These are interesting but I’m definitely not savvy enough to benefit from those roles!
My partners great with numbers will deffo be sharing this with him thanks!
Please do. Thanks Lauren.
Great choices in a finance and post
Thanks hun xx
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Its good there are options of freelance, my husband would love to do these!
Oh great. Hope he gets to read this.
Interesting! I wish I was a whizz with numbers! I do work from home however but I can go out on visits but I like the diversity of it!
Oh good. Working from home is the way to go.
Interesting ways to freelance and it does give you freedom to explore outside the normal 9-5 x
Yes it does.
I have done no 2 and no 6 I have done. But trust me a affected me alot. Glad you have highlighted them
Oh good. Thanks for stopping by Monidipa.
I used to work for an investment bank so maybe this is something I should consider
Oh good. Yes maybe.
Thank you for the excellent blog.
Thanks for reading Lesa.