I work from home about 90% of the time. Because my job is marketing, I am required to be at the events I put together. In this case, I was hosting an Information Technology type event at the demonstration facility for Polycom in Irvine. I put the event together for a client and marketed it to their prospective clients. They were able to generate 5 new prospective client leads from the event and solidify their relationship with others.
My job role for these type of events is coordinating from beginning to end. I design the event, create a message, invite prospects out, put together the agenda, build and assemble materials, check in guests, coordinate the speakers, get guest feedback and turn the leads over the inside sales representative at the company. My administrative experience really makes a difference I think in being able to coordinate these events successfully.
For the would be independent contractor, I think there’s a demand for this type of work. Look for small companies who may not have the budget for a full time marketing manager. You may be able to find work like this on an as needed basis or even on a part time basis. I work from home doing all of the legwork in preparation and marketing, and am only onsite when I need to assemble materials and host the event.