Can I freelance with my smartphone? 5 Skill Examples Can Be Done Using a Mobile Phone

I was taking a freelancing class, and suddenly one of my students asked me Can I freelance with my smartphone? as she doesn’t have a laptop or computer. 

And I instantly thought that for many students like her who don’t have a PC to start freelancing, I have to guide them with a better solution on how they can work as a freelancer with a smartphone.

According to the smartphone usage statistics report of Oberlo, the latest smartphone user number is 6.8 billion and which rise 4.2% globally whereas the amount of use for 2016 to 2022 was estimated at 3.2 billion. So, the smartphone uses amount is comparatively high.  

In this article, we will discuss in a deeper way what type of freelance work can be done and what kind of project is easy to manage with a smartphone.

Can I freelance with my smartphone?

Yes, you can freelance with a smartphone because there are several works that can be done using a smartphone and mobile apps.



1. Social media manager

Social media management is the easiest work for a freelancer that can be done with a mobile phone. As a social media manager, you need to manage an online business profile and page by messaging, answering questions, providing product details, and driving customers to the interested service pages.

So, you can control a business profile through a smartphone. For example, JanamySwiftTech is my business profile. When I hire you as a social media manager, your job role will be to handle customers and chat with them through their Facebook page. If you use a smartphone, you can be done this type of work easily just by using Facebook messenger. 

2. Image background Removal

Image background jobs are in demand in freelance platforms like, Fiverr, and Upwork, where the earning possibility is $5 to $50 for each project.

An image background removal service can be done with a smartphone using some app like PicsArt, adobe photoshop or any background removal app that works professionally.

3. SEO and keyword research 

Another fun part-time job you can manage with a smartphone is SEO and keyword research. 

There are several keyword research tools that allow you to explore volume, ratio, and keyword difficulty with online SaaS processes such as Ubersuggest keyword research, Google Keywords Planner, Ahrefs Keyword tools, and Semrush tools.

However, SEO services are divided into various parts that can be managed with smartphones and computers. For smartphones, you can be done some small SEO work.

4. Language Translation

If you’re fluent in multiple languages and have the ability to translate a language into another language, you can start freelance translation services for blog post writing, novel, story, and script translation that is easy to write with a smartphone notepad.

5. Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is a consultant who can provide services using a smartphone app like Zoon, Google meets, Skype, and some other video and screen sharing apps. 

For a virtual assistant, the common services you should add to your service choices are handling phone calls, arranging travel, scheduling an appointment, managing an email account, typing documents, bookkeeping, and more.


Here are some popular questions that people ask me to know how to do freelancing by mobile phone. We tried to cover all the questions with perfect answers.

Can I do freelancing on mobile?

Yes, you can do freelancing with a mobile phone but your phone should be android, fast, and have internet access as you need to install some apps that are required to manage a project.

Can I do content writing on phone?

Yes, you can write content with your phone. I have a laptop and desktop but most of the time I use my android phone to write content just using notepad. But it is easy to write content using a mobile phone for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media that are manageable with a smartphone.

Which freelance work is easy to do on a mobile phone?

There are several jobs you can do with a mobile phone.

  • Language Translation
  • SEO
  • Keyword research
  • Image background removal
  • Content writing
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Social media management
  • Short video editing

It is possible to start freelancing with a phone?

Yes, it’s completely possible to start freelancing with a phone but there are limitations on the project that you can manage through a phone.

Can I freelance with my smartphone?

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