Work from home (or anywhere): freelance services you can offer

Do you want to work from home? Or do you want to travel the world while working? Maybe both? Freelancing might be the way to go then.
I've been freelancing for almost five years now, and I absolutely love it. Why? Because it gives me freedom, I can be creative, I can plan my days how I want.
When it comes to freelancing I started out as a virtual assistant, which included social media, graphic design, photography, creating presentations, weekly newsletters, writing blog posts and anything else really.
I think starting out as a virtual assistant was a great idea, as I was able to improve my skills in many aspects, try out different things and choose what I like doing, also understand what I'm best at.

Are you ready to get into freelancing? Today I will talk about 9 different services that you can offer as a freelancer, of course there are more, but hopefully these will give you some ideas.

What can you do as a freelancer writer?
You can do so many things, such as write blog posts for other people or brands, write social media captions, articles for magazines, content for newsletters and more.

What skills do you need to be a freelance writer?
Depending on what you're going to choose to do as a writer, you might have to be familiar with platforms such as WordPress, MailChimp, Blogger, Wix, MailerLite or similar.
Good understanding of the English language (or any language that you're going to write in)
Be great at researching online (or choose topics, that you already have a lot of knowledge in)
Be creative, have your own authentic style of writing, but also be able to adapt

What can you do as a graphic designer?
Logos, branding for brands, web design, design emails, create banners, graphics for social media (such as Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook...).

What skills do you need to be a freelance graphic designer?
Be creative
Have knowledge in at least one of these: Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel or Canva

What can you do as a virtual assistant?
Oh, as a virtual assistant you can do so many different things, it really depends on what you have knowledge in.
Virtual assistants can manage social media, send/manage emails, research, book appointments, graphic design tasks, manage blogs and much more. You decide yourself what you can offer.

What skills do you need to be virtual assistant?
There's isn't something in particular.
It really depends on what skills you have and what you would be willing do to, then reach out to clients or look for freelance virtual assistant positions that you think you'd be able to do.

What can you do as a social media manager?
You can manage platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn. Schedule posts. Create content. Research best hashtags. Grow accounts. Write newsletters. Influencer outreach.
When it comes to social media management, it can include anything that's to do with social media, growth of the brand and it's image online.

What skills do you need to be a social media manager?
It would really depend on what services you would be providing, but these are some ideas, on what you should be able to do:
Have knowledge about social media platforms, that you'll be working with
Be able to grow those accounts
Great communication skills (especially for engagement on social media platforms)
Have knowledge in scheduling platforms such as Later, Hootsuite, eClincher, Buffer or similar
Have understanding in social media analytics
Be a creative writer (for social media captions especially)
Have a great taste (for being able to provide clients with great images and make their social media feeds look nice and engaging)

What can you do as an email marketer?
Create email newsletters, set up email marketing campaigns, build email subscriber lists.

What skills do you need to be an email marketer?
Being able to create email newsletters, that convert into sales and new subscribers
Know how to write engaging subject lines
Be familiar with email platforms such as MailChimp, MailerLite, AWeber or similar

If you like writing and have interest in some topics, you can start your own blog and make your blog your business.
It's great because you can write your blog from anywhere you want, of course, remember that it takes time to grow a blog - so start now! :)

What can you do as a freelance photographer?
If you want to work in different places you can always offer personal photo-shoots, take photos at events like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby showers, bridal showers etc.
OR if you'd prefer to work not in a location, but from home/your own studio then you can do social media, lifestyle, product photography.

What skills do you need to be a photographer?
Of course be able to use a camera
Have knowledge about lighting, angles etc
Be creative, full of ideas
Be able to edit photos afterwards

P.S as a freelance photographer you can not only work with clients, but also sell your photos online, or create and sell stock photography

What can you do as a freelance coach/tutor?
You can become a life coach if you're great at something (for example you have your own successful business, so you can help others with their businesses too). Depending on your expertise, you can be coaching people online.
As a tutor on the other hand, you can tutor students online as long as you have an education background as a teacher.

What skills do you need to be a coach?
Knowledge in something and be able to prove it

What skills do you need to be a tutor?
Be good at what you're going to teach and have an education background as a teacher

When it comes to video editing, as long as you're good at editing videos, you can start searching for freelance jobs, or start offering your services.
Of course, it would be best to have a portfolio/website where you'd show off your skills.

Have you ever considered freelancing? or maybe you already work as a freelancer?
If you have any questions, do let me know, as I will have more posts coming about this topic very soon. You can always leave a comment or contact me on social media:

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  1. All excellent ideas! There are so many ways to make money from home.

  2. All of these are great ideas for someone looking for additional revenue streams. Great read

  3. Lots of great ideas for freelance work. I love working for myself. It's great to maybe balance a couple of this so you have multiple income streams!

  4. I love working from home as it not only offers freedom but flexibility as a mom and the comfort from working from home! Plus it is nice not having to commute to work anymore. These are all great ideas, I especially think the video editing would be a great niche to enter as more people are utilizing videos in general!

  5. All great ideas! The flexibility from remote work can't be beat. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  6. These are all great ideas! I've seen them mentioned in other blogs before and I have done some freelance writing but some of these other ideas are also worth looking into.

  7. These are such awesome ideas! I've been looking into freelancing a little bit with graphic design, but I honestly don't even know where to start to look for clients. I have some research to do! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I would really to do work o the side as a freelancer writer. But how do you find these positions.

  9. These are all excellent ideas. Most require diligence to stay current on advances, technologies, and changes in social networking. It still is less work that what it would take to further yourself working for someone else.

  10. Great post with excellent ideas...

    I have been working as a freelance writer for the last six years, and I have grown in leaps and bounds.

    I offer advice to budding freelancers on my blog especially on how to land clients and keep them coming back.

    Here's the link to the articles, and I hope you find them insightful..

    Thank you.

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