Four Jobs You Can Do From Home While Raising a Family
The transformation from professional woman to stay at home mom is a huge one. Not only do you have to get used to a completely different way of life and the many challenges a little one brings, but there’s also the financial aspect of your new arrangement to adapt to. Assuming you are a couple and benefit from paid maternity leave, what do you when your maternity leave has finished? Do you go straight back to work, or would you prefer to spend more time with your children during these formative years?
One of the biggest factors in this decision is money. If your partner’s salary cannot support the whole family then you have little choice to go back to work; but are there any other options? What if you could find work that fitted around your commitments as a stay at home mom?
The good news is there is plenty of flexible work you can do from home at the moment; you just need to know where to look…
- Become a freelancer writer
Have you always had a natural affinity with the written word? We’re not talking about a talent that’s Shakespearian in scale, but just a certain ease when writing? If you do find writing easy and write well, then there are huge amounts of freelance writing work out there just waiting to be snapped up by people like you.
People Per Hour is a website that allows you to bid for a diverse range of writing projects from people who need your help. You can take on writing work as and when you need it, and set the price you are paid yourself. Typically, you’d start at the cheaper end of the scale, and raise your rate as you build your experience and skill.
- Sell wine from home
Traveling Vineyard is a company that gives you the chance to sell their wine at at-home tasting parties run by you. As a wine guide, you will receive everything you need to make a success of the business, including plenty of training and support and lots of tasting sets to start your wine tasting parties off with a gulp! The beauty of a job like this is that the hours are flexible so you can choose when you do and don’t work. There’s also decent money to be made, with a healthy commission on every order you take.
- Teaching online
There is an ever increasing demand for teachers in all subjects, but especially core subjects like English, science, and history, who instead of standing in a classroom, teach their lessons via Skype. The lessons can be pre-recorded or delivered in the evenings, which gives you the freedom to work around your childcare commitments. As in any job working with kids, background and reference checks will take place, and you will be interviewed for the role. If you want to find out more, websites like K12 and Connections Academy are a good place to start.
- Search engine tester
Although the pay is not great, typically around $10 an hour, this is easy and extremely flexible work. Companies like Google and Yahoo will give you information to search for. You will then run the search and see how closely the results you are provided match the results you expected to see. Jobs will usually be for between 10-25 hours a week, giving you the flexibility you’ll need. If you’re interested, websites like Leapforce At Home and Appen regularly advertise this kind of work.
Do you know any other flexible jobs that meet the demands of a stay at home mom? Please share your tips in the comments section below.
Author: Danor Aliz