What Type of Flexible Job Suits You Best?

Which of these four flexible fields is right for you?

Do you like working with other people?

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

How would you describe yourself?

How do you define success?

Would you like to plan your work shifts around other commitments?

Would you rather work from home or in an office?

Would you like to make your own schedule?

Do you have good visual and spatial skills?

Would you like to be an active part of a community?

I'm most comfortable...

Which best describes you...

Trainer

Trainer

Is fitness your thing? Are you into sport? Do you know enough about nutrition and exercise that you could help get other people into great shape? If so, why not move into training. As well as the satisfaction of helping someone reach their goals, personal trainers can set their own hours and can work whenever, and often wherever, they want. Go to a client's home or office, meet in a park or let them come to you.

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Personal trainer
Football coach

Instructor

Instructor

For a rewarding and worthwhile career that allows you to pass on essential life skills to others and meet people from all walks of life, why not think about becoming an instructor? It's a great way to get the satisfaction of teaching without the accompanying years of qualifications. As well as being your own boss, you can enjoy working hours that suit you and plan your work shifts around other commitments, such as spending time with your family. It's also a great way to get out and about.

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Driving instructor
Mentoring

Social Media

Social Media

If you’re already well-versed with tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram updates and know your brands, you’re on your way to becoming a social media superstar. If you can facilitate conversation and know how to ask the right questions, you might be made for online. Social media does not follow a 9-5 schedule: you’ll instead be needed when people are more active on social media, i.e. before and after normal working hours. However, most social media roles still involve working in an office environment.

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Community Manager
Public Relations

Designer

Designer

If you've got the creativity and imagination to get your ideas down on paper, think about design. Designers are always in demand for a wide range of projects. From logos to mobile apps, there’s a lot of work available and plenty of variety. You can also work in an office environment or at your house, depending on the contract. Rather than depending on a day job, start your freelance design career.

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Graphic designer
Web designer
Interior designer