Looking for unusual freelance jobs, but not sure where to start? There are so many unusual freelance jobs you can now do from home – or anywhere in the world – with only an internet connection. Many of us require more flexibility from their jobs. You might be a new parent, studying, travelling or have other personal or professional commitments that mean the regular 9 to 5 may not suit you.
Unusual freelance jobs are out there: you just have to know where to look
Here are a range of unusual freelance jobs that you might not have ever considered. Think outside the box and explore some of the options around you. Working from home, or anywhere in the world could be a great way to have a great work-life balance. There are just so many options out there!
Yes, you can do this job from anywhere – that is, anywhere you have an internet connection! I have a friend who runs an absolutely beautiful travel blog. She travels the world, looking fabulous and works with loads of excellent sponsors and collaborators. Check out her blog for tips on how she travels the world and gets paid for it! Remember that you’ll need to consider tax implications and other issues such as superannuation and insurance where you live.
Do you love makeup? Could you use it as your niche for a great blog? You don’t have to fit the stereotype; there are now makeup bloggers who are male, who are culturally diverse and even kids who are blogging about makeup (I’m not really a fan of kids wearing makeup – but as a “bit of fun” I guess it’s ok!) Blogging does take time and effort but once you work out a format that works for you (video, text etc.) then you might be able to voice your opinions with others who share your interests.
If you have graphic design skills then you might be able to find some work as a logo designer. A good logo and a rebranding exercise can run into tens of thousands of dollars for a company, but all types of businesses need logos – large and small. Companies such as Fiverr are connecting graphic designers and the small to medium businesses that need them. You might want to showcase your work on Behance.
Interpreters are people who convert what people say or write from one language to the other. Many interpreters have proven to be invaluable in many fields, from the academe to the medical field and in the business field. You can buy books on translation as some of them list translation companies, such as Lighthouse Translations, that are well known. Create a resume on online databases like LinkedIn. You can also try to hire the services of a headhunter; or placement services that can do the job search for you.
Have you heard that Facebook is planning on making community pages “paid”? This is because online moderators now perform such a major and busy job, that it makes sense that they should be able to charge people to join their pages and view their content. “Facebook will now let group administrators start charging $4.99 to $29.99 a month for exclusive membership in certain groups,” says The Verge. This means that if you are looking for work as a moderator, many new options may soon open up for you. Some unusual freelance jobs might be very lucrative.
So, what is linkbuilding? Basically Google ranks websites based on trust. The more trusted a website is, the higher its ranking. This is given in a score out of 100. Examples of websites with high domain authority or DA are Facebook, Wikipedia, The New York Times and government sites. Linkbuilders work between websites to build relationships between content and website creators. The good ones build trusted links in what’s known as a “white hat” strategy. If you want to learn more about linkbuilding, head to this article from MOZ, as they’re regarded as SEO experts.
Yep, here is one of the another unusual freelance jobs people never think of. Now because of drop shipping, you can become a t-shirt store without holding any stock, or employing any staff. Companies such as Shopify have built in platforms where you can sell your designs directly to your fans; and it’s getting easier and easier. “For many entrepreneurs, starting an online t-shirt brand is a great and inexpensive way to start an online business, whether it’s your first, second, or tenth business,” explains Shopify. There are many companies offering this, so do your research.