When I started my work-from-home job search back in 2007, I asked friends, past co-workers, and employers if they knew of or had any work-from-home opportunities available for me. My persistence paid off when my friend said she needed a freelancer to do marketing research for her company.
I started doing online marketing research. I then moved up to affiliate acquisitions and then later became their social media manager.
In 2009, I started my own blog.
As it turns out, I love marketing and advertising!
While I no longer freelance, I still use marketing every day in my blogging business.
If you have a marketing degree, enjoy writing or blogging, or are well-versed in social media, there are tons of remote marketing jobs available.
Remote Marketing Jobs with Hiring Companies:
1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a rapidly growing field—and there are a couple of ways you can get involved.
First, you can promote brands and companies via an affiliate relationship through your own blog, website, newsletter, or social media channels. Even if you don’t have a website or email list, there are ways to get involved with affiliate marketing — this post here covers the details of not having a website. As an affiliate marketer, you will make money when an individual (a customer) takes an action (purchases something or signs up for something) through your affiliate link.
Don’t think you can make good money with affiliate marketing? Michelle, the blogger behind Making Sense of Cents, earns over $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing sales — you can read her story here.
If you rather work-from-home managing publisher and advertiser relationships, search for Affiliate Marketing Manager jobs.
Here are some remote marketing jobs to check out:
2. Content Marketer
Content marketers craft online materials and content that’s written and designed to reach a company’s target audience. Working as a content marketer could involve crafting content for many different channels, including a company’s website, blog, email, and social media. Content marketers need to understand their target audience and be extremely effective communicators. They also need to understand how to thoroughly research a topic and present it in many different ways and across different platforms.
If a content marketing job sounds interesting to you, check out the following to get started:
Copywriting is one of those terms that you hear but don’t really know what it is. First of all, it has nothing to do with the legalities of “copyrighting” books or documents. Instead, copywriting is creating persuasive copy for promotional projects: scripts for television commercials and radio ads, magazine articles, website pages, white papers, newsletters, video scripts, catalogs, and various other written promotional pieces.
The majority of copywriting gigs are freelance positions (where you get to work-from-home) or agency positions which tend to be in-office positions. To learn more about copywriting, check out our post here.
If working at home as a copywriter sounds appealing, visit these sites for gigs:
4. Digital and Email Marketer
Digital and email marketers use their marketing skills to write, design, and create emails and digital marketing materials to reach a target audience and generate leads. Typically, digital marketers work with stats like open rates, click-through rates, impressions, and sales. They know how to create eye-catching materials that get clicked and read (and even shared). If you have marketing experience, expertise in a niche, and a firm grasp of marketing terms and analytics, digital marketing may be a great fit for you.
Look for work-from-home marketing jobs at:
- Coalition Technologies
- Thrive Internet Marketing Agency
5. Marketing Analyst
Marketing analysts study the consumer market for their company and help the company with guided choices and strategic decisions. While analytics are a numbers game, many marketing analysts review text and research to determine if it fits their market. If you’re great at organizing information, understanding statistics, and plotting out marketing strategy, the role of marketing analyst is a lucrative job option.
Like many digital and online marketing jobs, there are plenty of opportunities to telecommute or work-from-home for a person with the right experience and skillset.
Explore these work-at-home opportunities with:
6. Marketing Assistant or Specialist
Companies often hire marketing generalists, sometimes called marketing assistants or specialists—to handle several aspects of marketing. They may be excellent at copywriting, email marketing, SEO, and digital strategy. Marketing generalists are often key players on a company’s marketing team because they fill several roles and may also lead projects, organize an approach, or oversee digital marketing assignments. Marketing generalists are often good at understanding analytics—both digital analytics and market analysis.
To look for positions, check out:
7. Public Relations Coordinator
Public relations coordinators understand how to use a company’s platforms such as online, print, and broadcast media to put a company’s best face forward to their target audience. Many people think of a public relations coordinator as someone who handles a crisis or helps a company present a positive side to a story when they’re in trouble. In reality, public relations coordinators help companies through their good times too. PR specialists may help during product launches and events, assist with new campaigns and regularly focus on boosting a company’s media profile or position in the community. Most public relations coordinators hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, business, or language.
For remote public relations jobs, visit:
Social media managers do more than post updates to Facebook and Twitter. They often manage a company’s social media portfolio and online image. Depending on the scope of their role, they may also design advertisements, plan campaigns, and set strategies. They may be in charge of specific social media platforms or manage all their social media accounts. They often understand analytics and may have a specialized background in a certain area such as Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, or YouTube.
Finding stay-at-home jobs in social media marketing isn’t difficult, but you need to know where to look. Here are two spots to start your search:
9. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist
A search engine optimization (SEO) specialist understands how to boost a company’s online presence, so they’re easily found via search. This may mean creating new, optimized content, updating existing content, or adjusting the overall content strategy to comply with search engine updates and algorithmic changes (which are frequent). SEO specialists have an in-depth grasp of analytics and understand search trends, keyword selection, and usability.
If you’ve got a background in SEO and SEM, visit:
10. Social Media Evaluator/Assessor
If you don’t have marketing experience but are an avid user of social media sites like Facebook, you can become a social media evaluator. These individuals look at newsfeeds and ads on social media sites to ensure relevancy, accuracy, and quality of ads. For these roles, you must have excellent communication skills, be a daily user of social media, and have a less than three-year-old smartphone. Looking at Glassdoor, these roles generally pay $13-$15 per hour.
Here are some companies that hire for these marketing roles:
11. Pay Per Click (PPC) Specialist or Manager
Running ads online is a marketing art form that combines tech-savviness, persuasive writing, design, and analytical skills. And to make it even more complex, each platform (Google, YouTube, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok, and LinkedIn) has a unique ad manager, pixel, and way of creating audiences and ads that require a high degree of understanding. If you’re skilled at developing, implementing, modifying, managing, and analyzing effective PPC ad campaigns, this may be the perfect role for you!
Here are a few companies to check out:
12. Graphic Designer
Because graphic designers create images for ads, landing pages, and other promotional materials, often their career title will follow under the marketing umbrella. If you’re skilled at design and know the basics of marketing, this may be the perfect at-home position for you. Often designers work as freelancers, using platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, and Dribble to find work, but you can also find full-time work-from-home positions.
Here are some companies that hire remote designers:
If you have a marketing degree, you enjoy being on social media, or you’ve started a blog at some point in your life, you’ll find plenty of work-from-home marketing jobs.
And as technology, online communication, and social media evolve, the marketing industry will continue to expand. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics says that from 2019-2029, the need for marketers will continue to grow at a rate of 6%, which is faster than average.
Of course, if you don’t want a full-time marketing job, you can also choose to freelance or start your own marketing business. From being a Pinterest virtual assistant, starting your own blog, or running your own marketing agency from home, there are many at-home opportunities for those who enjoy marketing!
For more remote marketing jobs, check out this post from Women Digital Nomads.
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Originally published May 21, 2018. Content updated September 1, 2021.