Burnout is only getting worse. Have you been preparing your career for more time off and more money made?
This can sound like an oxymoron, particularly if you’re new to freelancing. How can you make more money and still have free time? When you become an independent contractor you gain the ability to dictate your hours, your rates, and your work. There’s a lot of potential out there for the time-strapped student or stay-at-home mom. Whether you need side-income to pay off bills or want to start saving money, you have options.
Insurance companies hiring to work from home are just one of the many resources you can pick from. Let’s take a look at the top five remote work jobs out there and how you can finally start living a more balanced life.
Customer Service Jobs
Do you have a background in customer service or general sales? You may be interested in picking up a part-time remote customer service position. Businesses that grow their customer retention rates just a little — as low as 5% — can expect an ROI of 25% or more. When it comes to inbound and outbound sales, the probability of selling to an existing happy customer is up to 15 times higher than selling to a new one. Is it any wonder why more companies are reaching out to freelancers with this skillset?
Inbound Sales Careers
Alongside a background in customer service, you can consider building a side career with marketing experience. Inbound sales is a more organic approach to the marketing machine, providing ongoing resources to customers to improve trust. While outbound sales can be effective — especially for an already existing customer base — inbound sales are starting to dominate. Customers today prefer phone, e-mail, live chat, online knowledge, and ‘click to call’ support, in that order.
Flexible Insurance Jobs
One remote work area that is starting to see prominence is the insurance sector. With so many new healthcare reforms cropping up every year, many Americans are at a loss on what route to take. You can take your past insurance experience to provide on-call support to customers with questions. Insurance companies hiring to work from home look for a warm personality, prior experience with insurance, and a flexible schedule. If that description fits you even a little, consider yourself already on the right track!
Telemarketing From Home
It’s easy to see telemarketing as a dirty word. Inbound sales reign supreme, after all, and few people like to be cold contacted about services they’re not interested in. Businesses are becoming more keen, however, and are using telemarketing to supplement already existing customer business. Work from home answering phones can involve advertising new products, trials, or requesting feedback from past customers. It’s a great way to sharpen your skills while still providing businesses value.
Business Writing Careers
Are you one of the 65% of Americans planning on working after retirement age? If you have skills in marketing and writing, consider adding business writing to the list. Even technology hasn’t eliminated the need for effective, sensitive writer. Insurance companies hiring to work from home, marketing firms, and even healthcare jobs all have demand for strong copy. You can make side income writing how-to guides, crafting newsletters, or simplifying technical jargon for students.
Don’t burn out trying to juggle a thousand obligations. Make a little extra money doing flexible work from the comfort of your own home.