Single moms can earn a full time income from home by maintaining a couple of work from home jobs. When you work from home, in order to make a full time income, you may have to work a few jobs in order to make do. Some work from home jobs that single moms may do, include writing and transcription. A woman may have two transcription and two writing companies that she works for. She may not work at all of the companies the same day, but she probably work at each company a few times a week.
As a freelance writer or transcriptionist, you have the choice to work for companies or have your own clients. You can locate work from home companies by being a member of a home business forum. The forum has a list of companies that hire independent contractors. As a freelance writer, you will be asked to submit a writing sample, so that they can either rate your article or see if you are what they are looking for. As for transcription, you will have to take a transcription test and submit it in 24 hours.
There is a small investment you will have to make when going into transcription, which will be a foot pedal and headphones. Besides the equipment, you don’t have to pay any money to work for the companies. If you decide you want to have your own clients, you may have to purchase a domain name and web hosting. You may also want to sign up for a free Google Adwords account. You will be able to select keywords pertaining to the services you are offering. Whenever someone who may be interested in your services uses those keywords when doing an Internet search, your webpage will appear.
When you start to get clients, you can set your own price. Since you are starting out, you may want to be reasonable, but not too cheap. After a while, you should increase your rate. By increasing your rate, you won’t have to work as much. You will have more time to do things that you enjoy doing.