When I started my at-home job search back in 2007, I asked my friends, past co-workers, and employers if they knew of, or if they had any work from home opportunities available for me. My persistence paid off when my good friend said that she needed some marketing research done for her company.
I started off by doing online research, then moved up to affiliate acquisitions, and then I became their social media manager. A couple of years later, I started my blog. Turned out that I loved marketing and advertising! While I am no longer freelance as a social media manager, I still use marketing every single 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 work-at-home 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 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) from 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 sales — you can read her story here.
If you rather work from home managing publisher and advertiser relationships, search for Affiliate Manager jobs. Here are a couple of remote opportunities 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 a close eye on stats: 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:
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 also pour over 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 Generalist
Companies often hire marketing generalists, sometimes called marketing assistants—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 in 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:
8. Social Media Manager
Social media managers do more than simply post updates to Facebook and Twitter. They often manage a company’s social media portfolio and online image. They design advertisements, plan campaigns, and set strategy. They may be in charge of specific social media areas or manage all the company’s social media accounts. They often understand analytics and may have a specialized background in a certain area such as Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, 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 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 content and strategy to roll with search engine changes and updates (which are frequent). SEO specialists have an in-depth grasp of analytics and understand how to view search trends to produce targeted results.
If you’ve got a background in SEO and SEM, visit
If your background is in marketing, you’ll find plenty of work-at-home jobs available. As technology and online communication evolve the marketing industry will only continue to grow.
For more remote marketing jobs, check out this post from Women Digital Nomads.
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Holly Reisem Hanna is the publisher and founder of The Work at Home Woman, which has been helping individuals find remote careers and businesses that feed their souls since 2009. Through her unconventional career path of holding over 30 jobs and obtaining two college degrees, she’s been able to figure out how to find a career path that you’re truly passionate about. Holly’s had the pleasure of sharing her expertise on sites like CNN, MSN Money, Huffington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine, as well as being recognized by Forbes as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career.” Holly resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and daughter and enjoys reading, traveling, and yoga.
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