Freelancing, Work from Home, and Other Online Options

Outside of and in compliment to my other posts about house/petsitting, how can you work AND travel, and/or, make a bit of side cash while working your job OR help transition yourself into a new career or work situation?




How about work from home?  Freelance gigs?  Make money from a blog?


Here’s a collection of resources/websites to check out to get you inspired, maybe even started!  (btw, none of these are affiliates for ME … I shouldda tried to set that up before I shared this post, maybe, huh? 🙂  )


Please add your experience or knowledge of any of these in the comments if you have some, thanks!  Let’s support each other!


Freelance work resources:


Work from Home

Not just for mom’s, working from home can be a wonderful option to pursue in your job search. When you think about what’s most important to you in the work you seek now, are flexibility, casual work environment, and independence on your list?

Can you get by without the social interaction an office environment naturally provides?  Can you self motivate & stay focused on your own?

Then you may be a prime candidate for working at home!  But if you don’t already have a job with a company that offers an at-home work option, how do you discern which ads claiming to offer work-at-home jobs are legit, and which are scams?

Years ago I offered free resume critiques at the Tampa events of the nationally known Women for Hire Job Fairs.  I know first hand that this company, and it’s founder, Tory Johnson, are the real thing, and, they focus on supporting working women.

Women for Hire offers an in depth guides to identifying real and fake opportunities, and information on various types of work-at-home jobs, such as:  virtual customer service, writing/marketing/PR, online surveys/mystery shopping, and myriad other misc. work (medical coding, transcriptionist, translator, tutoring, direct sales, and more).

Check out this great resource on Work from Home options!

NC Office viewNC office sunrise


A couple of my work at home/homesit “office” views … the dining room tables looking out onto the intercoastal south of Wilmington, NC and out onto the mountain wildlife in the Rocky Mountains


Making Money Online

How to Make Money from Your Blog:

Pat is supposed to be THE guru: