Are you a stay at home mom like me?
Then, I would really appreciate if you can spare a few minutes to read the below post fully.
And, I can assure that you will not feel that you had wasted your time.
Thanks in advance 🙂
Why do “stay at home moms” need a job?
Do you agree that our lives change drastically once we start taking the role of a mom? It doesn’t really matter where you are located because the roles and responsibilities of the moms are always the same.
If you are living in countries like India, you may get a little bit of support from your parents or in-laws. Alternatively, if you are residing in the US, UK or Canada, then the job becomes tough as there is no one to support you.
If you are lucky, then you can dump a lot of babysitting work to your spouse 🙂
I don’t deny the fact that the role of every mom is significant in the lives of their children till they become independent. Being a mom, I know the significance of raising a child. Especially, if your kid is a toddler or younger than that, then they need your attention and love for 24/7. But, what will you do after they have started going to school?
How will you spend your valuable time?
Mostly, you will be chatting with your friends through Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram etc. Even you may be an active member of one or more mommies group. 🙂 Besides chatting, what is the favorite job of stay at home moms? Of course, watching TV shows or movies.
Thanks to Netflix, if you choose a long TV show like “Lost”, I bet you will even forget to have breakfast or lunch after sending your kids to school.( I have experienced it already 🙂 ). Undoubtedly, watching videos on Netflix is the easiest way to kill 4 or 5 hours.
Jokes apart, Do you think doing the above things will add any meaning to your life? At the end of a day, you should feel satisfied that you have done something. Is taking care of your family alone will give you that satisfaction?
No. I don’t think so. Or at least I don’t belong to that category.
Let me ask you something. Are you someone who had quit your career to look after your kid?
Don’t you feel a “vacuum” in you that grows bigger as time passes? I can understand that. Because you might feel that your talent is not used by anyone. Even you might feel bad at some point in time as your life is becoming usual and monotonous. And, slowly it will reflect in your household work and parenting as well.
Don’t let that to happen. Instead, spend your free time to refresh your skills and start looking for a home-based work option. Even if you are a homemaker who has never worked before, now it is the right time to look for a stay at home mom job.
In the past, there were only limited opportunities for stay at home moms to get a source of income. But, now things have changed. Thanks to the internet & technology, now there are tons of opportunities available for you to start a career in any field you like.
Are you not interested in working for someone? No worries. You have the freedom to build your own home-based business and generate a regular source of income from that.
If I say “home based business”, most of us (including me) will get this question immediately. How much money do I need to invest? Thanks to online shopping, you don’t need a big amount like $10,000 to start a home-based business. Actually, it depends on the type of business.
For example, if you want to sell environment-friendly purses, handbags, and wallets for women, then you can easily start that one with an amount of $500. This is just an example. Like that, you can think of other options by doing a Google search or gathering information from your friends on the social circle.
For those who are not interested in starting a business, here are some of the work from home opportunities to earn money.
If you are someone who had worked on IT in the past, then you can easily start your freelancing career on any categories like software development, testing, project management etc. based on your skill and past experience.
You can find plenty of job opportunities on the top freelancing sites like Upwork, Freelancer, Hubstaff Talent and more. Just create your profile on any of the above sites and start your stay at home mom career right away.
2. Content writing
If you have the basic knowledge of English grammar + the ability to research on a wide range of topics and write about them in your own words, then you can become a great content writer.
Personally, I feel that content writing is an ideal stay at home mom job because it provides a lot of flexibility. You can plan your own schedule and accept projects based on that.
You can write one 1000-word article in a day. Or you can write a total of 5 articles in a week.
Thanks to Web 2.0 & digital marketing, the demand for freelance writers have almost doubled in the past few years.
3. Online Tutoring
Are you fluent in foreign languages like French, Spanish or others? Then, you can easily become an online tutor and start teaching these languages to kids. Not only languages, but also you can teach different subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry etc based on your skills.
Recently, I read a news article which says that you can get up to $25 per hour for teaching English to Chinese kids. ?
Why should you write articles for someone else? Instead, start your own blog and share your thoughts with the whole world. Blogging is a great way to earn a regular source of income provided you choose a good niche and publish original & high-quality content. But, it will take at least a year or so to get a constant source of income from the blogs.
Do you know? There are some IT professionals who had quit their jobs to become a full-time blogger are earning a monthly income of more than $2000 from their blogs.
5. Virtual Assistant
Gone are the days where you need to set up an office before starting any new company. Now, you don’t even need a building to run your business as everything can be done online. So, the demand for VAs (Virtual Assistants) has increased a lot in the last few years.
You don’t require any kind of professional qualification to provide administrative or creative assistance to your clients. But, if the assistance is related to technology, then you should have a good knowledge related to the same.
Besides communication skills, you need to possess a few soft skills like time-management, commitment to employer etc.
6. Survey sites
A lot of survey opportunities are available to those who are living in US, UK or Canada. Anyone with a basic English knowledge can participate in surveys as you need to answer only multiple choice questions about one or more products/services. For participating in every survey, you will easily get $1 to $5.
You don’t even need a laptop for taking the surveys. Just answer the survey questions on your mobile phone while on the go.
7. Mystery Shopping
Have you heard this term before? There is no mystery in the shopping procedure, but it lies on to whom we are doing the shopping. Generally, we will go to a store or supermarket to buy things for our own use.
Here, mystery shoppers are hired by market research companies to evaluate the quality of service, gather additional information about a product or some other reason.
8. Sell products
Gone are the days where you need to rent/own a shop for selling any product. Be it a household item or an electronic device, you can easily place the order online and get it delivered at your doorsteps. So, you don’t really need a huge investment to start your online store to sell products.
Instead of selling 10 products similar to your competitor, it is good to sell 1 or 2 unique products to build your brand.
9. Sell Photos
Hundreds of travel-related websites/blogs are available on the web and most of them need high-quality images whenever they create new content. If you are someone who has a good collection of images, you can directly contact the owner of the site to get a good deal. This is just an example. If you have images related to other categories, then you can contact the relevant websites.
Alternatively, you can also list your photos on the image sharing websites. You will get paid based on the number of views or downloads.
10. Travel Agent
There is no expiry date for the tourism industry as it is an ever-growing one. Thanks to Expedia, TripAdvisor, MakeMyTrip etc, these days you can easily plan your travel by booking flight tickets and making reservations on hotels. Still, many people need assistance in finding the best deals on tickets, accommodation, sightseeing etc. You can provide that guidance and get paid for the same.
Also, it is a good option to start an online travel agency and connect with your local travel agents for providing affordable tour packages.
Top 5 benefits that you will get from the stay at home mom jobs
1. You can achieve great Work-life balance
Today, most of the working women find it extremely difficult to balance their professional and personal life. For stay at home mom jobs, that problem won’t arise because you are only deciding the number of working hours in a week. The best option is to fully utilize the time period during which your kids will be at their school. Strictly avoid working on weekends so that you can spend that time fully with your family.
2. You don’t need to sacrifice your career
For the sake of your family, you don’t need to quit or sacrifice your career anymore. Because you can choose any stay at home mom jobs like online tutoring, freelancing or anything based on your skills. Just make sure that you choose a job that you love and not for the sake of earning income.
3. You can become financially independent
Now, you have the freedom to buy a costly handbag or perfume for yourself using your own money 🙂 @ Indian moms, you can buy some nice gifts for your parents on your own without depending on your spouse. Even you can provide financial support for your parents if needed.
4. No managers. No layoffs. No retirement
Don’t worry about managers, team leaders or other higher officials. Because, you are the BOSS 🙂 Also, there is no concept of layoffs or retirement in the stay at home mom jobs. You can work for as long as you wish. But, you need to work sincerely and satisfy your client’s expectations. Otherwise, you will lose projects.
5. Multiple sources of income
You don’t need to stick to one particular job anymore especially if you have more than one skill. Let’s say that you have excellent verbal as well as written communication skills. Then, you can become a freelance content writer and start writing either on your own blog or to other clients. When you don’t have anything to write, you can teach your favorite subject to the kids by becoming an online tutor. Now, you are getting income from two different sources. Still, you have got free time? Then, why don’t you become a virtual assistant for someone? 🙂
My final thoughts
Do you like the above quote? Me too 🙂 It is a fact that moms can do multitasking more efficiently than dads. So, please don’t allow your talent to go in vain. Don’t you like the jobs listed here? Go ahead and create a new one for yourself. And, don’t forget to share information about that new job here. 🙂
Whichever job you take, love that and put your 100% efforts on that. Don’t stop your journey at any point in time as only Sky is the limit for your success. All the best!