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5 Tips to Find Flexible Work That Fits Your Passion

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Lauren Topor
Written by Lauren Topor

Finding happiness in work isn’t always easy. But if you follow your passions and turn them into a career, you’ll likely find both happiness and success in what you do.

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Finding happiness in work isn’t always easy. But if you follow your passions and turn them into a career, you’ll likely find both happiness and success in what you do. Here are some tips to find flexible work that fits with what you’re most passionate about.

Define Your Passion

When it comes to finding work that you’re passionate about, you must first define your passion. Even though it’s easy to just say that you’re passionate about your favorite hobby, The Muse recommends that you should discern between your favorite hobby and a profitable passion. Ask yourself, who would benefit from my work and, most importantly, who would pay for it?

Network

Today’s modern networking isn’t happening in stuffy conference centers and networking mixers. A lot of networking is done online, via social media, webinars and more. Consider reaching out to your friends, colleagues and peers — you might be surprised at who knows who and which networking contacts can put you in touch with just the right person to help you get started.

Writers, Editors, Web Designers and More

According to a 2015 report conducted by Edelman Berland, there are more than 54 million people who are freelancing in America today. Choosing to take the freelance path means that you’ll have a lot of flexibility in your work schedule, workload and the work you do. This is especially great if you’re a work-at-home mom because you can take advantage of the times when the kids are napping to get some work done. The freelance opportunities are limitless.

Flexible Teaching

If you’re passionate about teaching, consider a flexible teaching job. Tutor.com connects teachers and those who are willing to learn via the Web. You can virtually “clock in” to this job 24/7, which makes it great for retired teachers or busy moms with a teaching background. There are dozens of subjects to choose from and with an online teaching job you keep your teaching skills sharp. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own schedule, taking on as many hours as you see fit. This means you can balance the duties of being a busy mom and a teacher without scheduling a sitter or commuting to the school district.

Start Your Own Business

With Amway, you can start your own business. Founded in 1959, Amway ranks 30th on America’s Largest Private Companies List. Although the company is headquartered in Ada, Michigan, over three million people across the United States and worldwide are starting their own business with the help of Amway. With Amway, there are three ways to earn money. The first is through retail margin — the products you sell. Second, monthly bonuses. And finally, growth incentives. The first step to becoming an Amway independent business owner is to register on the website. Here, you can learn more about independent business opportunities, scroll through success stories, get familiar with the company history and learn about the products Amway offers.

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Lauren Topor

Lauren Topor

Lauren Topor is a lifestyle writer based in the Southwest who spends her days writing about food and health, fashion, fitness and entertainment.