Working from home has many benefits and challenges. A person who decides to work from home will have more freedom with time management, commute, and micro-managing bosses. However, working from home can result in challenges with discipline to get the job done in a timely manner and loneliness from lack of human interaction. With these pros and cons of working from home, there is still a need for these positions.
Here is a quick list of the most common work-from-home job opportunities for nutrition professionals:
- Consultant with food companies
- Home-based independent product marketing and sales
- Sales representative for companies
- Nutrition support for infusion companies
- Telephonic coach
- Group online coach
- Private online coach
- Combination of online coaching and website sales
- Recipe development
- Food photography
- Freelance writer for articles, blogs, newsletters, and other publications
- Website design and development for nutrition professionals
- Social media manager for food companies
- Online professor or educator
How to find your dream work-from-home job:
Liz Blom, RDN, Nutrition & Wellness Coach and Independent AdvoCare Distributor, recommends “keeping an open mind and exploring your options. Do not count yourself out based on self-inflicted excuses and uneducated bias. Make sure the company you are looking to work with has values that align with your own.”
Continue to network. Networking is a big part of meeting the right people and getting your foot in the door. Renee Brunelle, RDN, LDN, CNSC, CSP, Pediatric Nutrition Support Dietitian and Consultant, suggests “making as many contacts as possible for you never know who will offer a position.” Network online through LinkedIn or other social media outlets in a professional manner. You can also join dietetic practice groups through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to meet more people within your desired field.
Top tips when working from home to stay focused and get the job done:
- “Set aside specific work hours” to stay on track, advocates Blom.
- “Have a checklist of everything you hope to accomplish for the day and stick to it, instructs Brunelle.
- “Keep the end result in mind and work backwards by setting SMART goals” so you get the job done even when life happens, advises Blom.
- “Use a home office that is quiet and does not contain a television or children” to distract you, counsels Brunelle.
The best tip from Blom is to always have passion in everything you do. When you put effort into your work, whether small or large, you’ll be more driven, focused, and your purpose will be fueled.
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