Milspouse Dream Job Ideas PLUS a T-Mobile Milspouse Employee Success Story!

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile

When it comes to being a military spouse, there are so many challenges we face. From solo-parenting for many months, trying to juggle life and family to figuring out how to make ends meet. At the end of the day, most of the pressure comes from trying to figure out how to make some extra cash to support the household.

Personally speaking, what worked best for me is to work from the comforts of our home. The reason for this is that it allowed me to make money no matter where military life took our family. If you’re a military spouse looking for ways to make ends meet freelancing, I am sharing flexible remote job ideas on this post dedicated to military spouses! However, working from home isn’t for everyone and this article will also tell you all about how companies, like T-Mobile, are starting to step up their game in supporting military spouses by creating flexible jobs that offer amazing perks and fit within the military lifestyle.

Flexible Job Ideas for the Military Spouse

Start a Bookkeeping Business
If you’re good with numbers, you can quickly start an online bookkeeping business where you help business owners track their financial records. You don’t have to have an accounting degree to do basic accounting, but you will need to work up a portfolio to showcase your bookkeeping skills before you’re able to really take on a lot of clients. Starting your own bookkeeping business can result in making $60 per hour as a military spouse seeking a flexible job.

Work as a Remote Customer Service Representative
There’s a lot of companies that hire remote customer service representatives who make an hourly rate to work from home. To be a remote customer service representative, you’ll have to go through an application and interview process just like when applying for a regular job outside of the home. For most remote customer service jobs you simply need a stable internet connection, quiet space to work and some specific computer requirements to take inbound calls.

Become a Tutor
Tutoring students from a virtual office has become increasingly popular. Tutoring companies have popped up all over the internet and will hire you to work from home while teaching someone English as a second language, tutor a child for upcoming tests or various subjects without the requirement of a teacher’s degree. Some tutors can earn over $20 per hour, depending on the company’s needs and requirements for each tutoring position.

Manage Social Media
Start working your networking and marketing skills on social media platforms to try to build up a portfolio that showcases your skills. Many bloggers, businesses, and other brands enjoy paying a pro to manage their social media accounts. You can easily create a website with a list of services and samples of your social media growth skills. All you need to start this flexible job idea for the military spouse is a portfolio to showcase your skills and ability to be reliable to build your client’s social media pages.

Work for a Company that Supports the Military Community
Companies are beginning to think more holistically about the entire veteran community when thinking about how to best support employees. Look at T-Mobile, for example. This company has made it known that they have a broad understanding of the dynamics and challenges of a military lifestyle, as well as the importance of hiring veterans and military spouses. This means that aside from providing work and opportunity (committing to hire 10,000 veterans and milspouses by 2023), there’s also room for growth while allowing their employees to relocate when the need arises.

The company has made commitments to supporting employees with their mental health as well, a very important aspect of overall wellbeing. Just this month they made the next step in committing to support the veteran community by listening and learning from them. They helped draft and sign the “Pledge to Prioritize Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in the Workplace,” which commits to providing workers — veterans and civilians alike — with the services and resources they need to stay mentally fit.

Inspirational Story: Clarissa Logan’s Success as a T-Mobile Customer Experience Manager.
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Clarissa, who is a military spouse, also grew up in a military lifestyle due to her father serving. Below are some quotes she has shared to help inspire her fellow military spouses.

What advice do you have for milspouses looking for a job?
When looking for a job as a milspouse, my advice would be to look for companies that have focus on the military family and Veterans – and have made it known. Make sure you do your homework going on company websites and seeing if the company actively talks about how they support the veteran community. Companies that hold those values tend to have a larger understanding of the challenges of the military lifestyle. I see this active support every day at T-Mobile!

Also, when looking for a specific role, start asking all the questions. For me, it was important to be transparent about relocating, so I asked all about this upfront.

What is the most challenging part about starting your career as a milspouse?
The most challenging part for me was knowing that sometimes work will limit time spent with your spouse. Having a spouse that is active duty and with the possibility of being deployed, or the possibility of them traveling for training, time is very valuable and sometimes rare. On the flip side of that coin, if they are away, having a career is a great way to spend time and a healthy distraction.

How does T-Mobile help support your unique needs as a working milspouse?
T-Mobile has opportunities for me to develop in many areas, whether through new roles or projects at the company. This allows me to enhance my skillset that then allows me to plug into multiple cross-functional teams across the country. From Customer Care sites, Retail Stores, Regional Support and even remote HQ positions. With T-Mobile I know that my career is not restricted because of my unique situation. If anything, it opens up so many doors and opportunities.

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Find out more: “T-Mobile’s Magenta Military Plan Empowers Military Entrepreneurs.

And that’s a wrap! I hope these flexible job ideas dedicated to the military spouse help guide you forward on your mission to make money on the go, no matter where military deployment takes you. Use this list as a resource to start earning money regularly. And don’t forget to look into employers like T-Mobile who offer the flexibility that most military spouses require.

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  • Amy Desrosiers

    I think it is great that T-Mobile has this military plan. It is nice that they of military spouses flexibility.

  • Bill Sweeney

    If I knew of any military spouses that were looking for job ideas, I’d highly recommend these. All of these are excellent ways to make money, and are in great demand.

  • Nate

    Being a social media manager is fun. I did that for awhile and if you can land a good client that pays, it makes it worth your while!

  • LaShunta

    These are great recommendations. I think sometimes we tend to forget spouses of military members need some options as well when it comes to finding work.

  • Nicole

    Wow! What great job opportunities!

  • GiGi Eats

    This is a GREAT list – I especially love the idea of managing social media accounts because – working from home is the best!

  • emily

    these are all really great job ideas

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    I would think that it is a common misconception that miltary spouses don’t work just to the different postings etc. but there are a number of different roles that they can do around the flexibility needed for their partners’ deployments.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Nnniiiccceeeee….If I were in their shoes, I would take up social media management. It’s so cool and if it’s done right, it feels so fulfilling and worth-while.

  • Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

    It’s great that big companies like t-mobile are there to support military spouses! It must be so hard if your partner is serving

  • Samantha Donnelly

    This is a great post full of great ideas, my husband comes from a military family and having to move around so it is often hard to get a job knowing you are likely to be moving at some stage

  • Brianne Tursi Manz

    I am all for supporting our military members, as well as their spouses. I know some of my friends who serve that it’s not easy to raise a family on just what the military provides. These are great job ideas.

  • Erin

    Great tips here for military spouses! It’s great that there are opportunities for online work these days, it makes it much easier for military spouses to find some day work

  • Toni

    These are really awesome ideas! It’s great that there are companies that support military families.

  • Wendy @ One Exceptional Life

    This is a great resource for military spouses or anyone who wants to work from home. Since becoming a blogger, managing social media has been brought to my attention. Another thought is Virtual Assistant to expand on that idea.

  • joy

    i love t-mobile. fabulous to hear they support the military community too!

    JOY

  • bryanna

    I might send this to my sister in law – my brother joined the army a while back and they’ve had to move across the country and restart their lives with a new baby too. sure she’d appreciate this x

  • Emman Damian

    I think managing social media would be the most flexible and much manageable to do. Also, you get to have better schedule!

  • DEREK

    Great ideas here. I think they’d also make excellent side hustles for regular citizens as well.

  • tweenselmom

    These tips can apply even to non-military wives. Having a career is really healthy for all women, may they be a wife or single.

  • Emily Fata

    I do social media management and content creation and I love it! It’s a great job for working from home.

  • Sarah Bailey

    These sound like some great ideas which military spouses can do while their other half is away as I am sure it is a really hard time and you do need something to take your mind of, off things.

  • Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    So many helpful ideas for military spouses! I’m sure this will help so many 🙂

  • Bree

    I love all these ideas. It’s so good to know there are lots of fantastic job options!

  • Surekha-dreamingloud.com

    It sounds really tough to be a military spouse. These tips are really nice. I will share it in my social media. Nice blog.

  • Christopher Mitchell

    It’s interesting but if you know what you’re doing, it’s really not very difficult to manage and schedule social media for others!

  • katrina Kroeplin

    i manage social media and it’s a great job if you need to move around. def something for military spouse.

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    Love all those creative work ideas while creating your own dream path. Awesome!

  • Samar

    I think I read Clarissa Logan’s story previously, I do love and adore the way she handles things, its quite inspiring.

  • DESIREE

    Great, informative post as usual. Keep up the good work!

  • Mudpiefridays

    I have a friend who is a spouse of a military. And it is very hard for her as she is starting building a family. This could help her so much. I have to share this.

  • Nicole Escat

    Great tips here.. English tutor jobs sounds perfect for milspouse cuz it requires less effort and they have flexible schedules.

  • Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    A social media manager or a VA sounds like a great job opportunity for military spouses! Flexible hours and and gets you online speaking to people x

  • Natasha Mairs

    I think its really great that T-mobile are doing this. Perfect for those that want to work from home and military husband and wife’s

  • Nicz Escat

    Great tips and I love the topic. Milspouse or not these tips are great to follow.

  • Garf

    That is so nice for T-Mobile for making this program for military families. I am thinking about checking this provider further.

  • Latoyah

    Some good ideas! Military wives must get a lot of time alone, so why not channel it creatively or start a hustle!!

  • Elicit Folio

    This is such a great article! I love the Remote Customer Service Representative, since these jobs typically come with great benefits as well. Sharing with a friend.

  • Angel

    These are great recommendations. I guess I never really gave thought to milspuses and how they must have to scour jobs wherever duty calls. Nice resource!

  • Sharon Wu

    thats so great that t-mobile has a plan for military members! flexibility is key when looking for a job.

  • Lily

    My provider is with T-mobile they are very accommodating. I had no clue they had military plans.

  • Miljana

    All of these ideas are awesome. I have friends who are tutoring and making decent money from that single side hustle!

  • Rebecca Smith

    These are some great job ideas for military spouses. I can’t begin to imagine how difficult it can be sometimes when it comes to solo parenting and wanting to bring in some more cash.

  • Emma

    That’s a great initiative from T- Mobile and some fantastic job ideas too. What a helpful post.

  • Melanie williams

    How great is it that companies support the military like this. What a great job to do too xx

  • Tash @boundforsomewhere

    Such a great initiative by T Mobile, and nice to see that there are so many opportunities too.