Welcome to Money-Making Stay-at-Home Moms: How to Make Money from Home with Contena
There are 38+ interviews in this series (see links to additional interviews below).
Today I’m continuing my Money-Making Stay-at-Home Mom Series (this is 38) by adding an awesome company to it. Working from home by writing for Contena. Freelancing for Contena is a legitimate and great way to make money from home.
Contena has one of the most robust, thorough, and well-organized freelance databases. I reached out and interviewed a work-at-home mom, Amanda. She answered the following questions. Welcome, Amanda.
Q. What inspired you to begin working?
A. I wanted to start using my passion for helping others and also my background in education, writing center pedagogy, and composition & rhetoric. I was working in an office job I didn’t enjoy, so when the opportunity to begin working with Contena presented itself, I jumped on it. It’s been the best decision!
Q. How did you go about starting your business or arranging a work at home position?
A. I was looking for an opportunity to do something different. I love writing, working from home, and having a flexible schedule so this really checked all my boxes! You just have to apply. It’s easy.
Q. What are some tips you would like to share with others who are interested in doing something similar?
A. Think about your goals and what is truly important to you. For me, I love the flexibility of being able to work from home, from Starbucks, or from anywhere I might be traveling. I like being able to go to the gym in the middle of the day or meet my mom for lunch Friday afternoons. This flexibility is what I enjoy the most. I can’t imagine going back to a regular job with rules!
I have one other suggestion. Some people thrive under structure and balance and freelancing is definitely not either of those things. It’s okay if you prefer to have a rhythm to your day. Freelancing can be like standing on a small boat in a storm—it can be hard to get your balance and you really have to shift your weight depending on what’s thrown at you. I do believe that most people can learn to be this flexible (if they aren’t already), so if you’re unsure, then start small and see what you think before you take the full plunge to full time.
Q. How many hours do you work a week or how much of your time does this position require? Is it flexible? Is it consistent?
A. I’m working around 40 hours a week. Since all I need is my laptop, I’ll pop on before bed and over the weekend to make sure I’m not missing any emails. It’s flexible and somewhat consistent. I can predict when the busiest times will be so I know to be available at those times. There are definitely patterns.
Q. When/how do you find the time to work?
A. All I need is my laptop (or my phone in some cases) so it’s so easy to pop through my messages and communicate with members. Everything we do is online, so I don’t have to meet members in person or talk on the phone. This makes it really easy to communicate.
Writing can be so private and personal, so I feel like I get to know the members on a deeper level than even if I met them in person. Most days, I don’t think about what I do as work, which is unbelievably cool.
Q. Was training/schooling required for the position? How/when did you complete it?
A. I have degrees in English and Education and a Masters degree in Composition & Rhetoric. I love that I get to use all aspects of my education on a daily basis.
Join Contena here.
Thank you Amanda!
For other inspiring ways to legitimately work from home, please click the links below.
Introduction to Money-Making Stay-at-Home Moms
Series 1: Medical Billing
Series 2: Starting an Online Business
Series 3: Housecleaning
Series 4: Cosmetology
Series 5: At-Home Airline Assistant
Series 6: Become an At-Home Employee
Series 7: Make Money Captioning through Rev
Series 8: Freelance Writing
Series 9: Run an at-Home Daycare
Series 10: Write and Self-Publish an eBook Part 1 & Part 2
Series 11: Teach Music Lessons from Home
Series 12: Distribute a Product You Love
Series 13: Blogging
Series 14: Become a Virtual Assistant
Series 15: Buying and Reselling Cheap Finds
Series 16: Become an Editor
Series 17: How to Make Money as a Transcriptionist
Series 18: How to Write and Publish a Paperback or Hardback Book
Series 19: Do Online Tech Support from Home
Series 20: Graphic Design
Series 21: Sell Your Own Sheet Music Part 1 and Part 2
Series 22: Start a Preschool from Home
Series 23: Start Your Own Boutique
Series 24: How to Make Money on YouTube
Series 25: Take Legitimate Online Surveys
Series 26: Open an Etsy Shop
Series 27: Become a Photographer
Series 28: Become a Property Manager
Series 29: Make Money Locally Teaching a Talent, Sport, or Hobby
Series 30: Substitute Teaching
Series 31: Make Money through SwagBucks
Series 32: Review Websites for UserTesting
Series 33: Tutoring—coming soon
Series 34: Become an Affiliate with Spark Naturals Essential Oils
Series 35: Quilting and Embroidery
Series 36: Make Money by Doing Laundry for Others through Laundry Care
Series 37: Make Money on Fiverr
Series 38: How to Make Money from Home with Contena
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