I may not be a mom myself but I do know the challenges my fellow career oriented female friends face once they become mothers. They’re used to being financially independent women yet they can’t bear to leave their children to be raised by a stranger while they hustle nine to five in an office.
Fortunately our digital era has created an abundance of opportunities for just about anyone to work from home. Whether you want to make some extra cash, feel somewhat independent, or pursue a passion of yours, the below ideas should help get your creative juices flowing. Just because you’re a superstar mom who cooks and cleans and runs around doing a million things at once doesn’t mean you can’t do something for yourself for a few hours a week.
1. Become a virtual assistant/freelancer
Chances are that before you became a mom you completed some sort of degree or specialization course. Many websites offer you the opportunity to put your knowledge to work for small businesses. A virtual assistant is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or even creative assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Check out upwork.com where you can create a profile and set your wage.
2. Write an eBook and self-publish
If you’ve got the writing bug, why not write your very own novel and publish for free? Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing allows you to do just that.
3. Sell crafts on Etsy
More popular in the US and Canada, Etsy is an eBay-like online wonderland that aggregates thousands of handcrafted design products. If you’ve got creative genes, handmake your very own crafts and set up an Etsy store. Don’t be fooled though, launching an Etsy store does require work and it’s a user-generated platform so your sales will depend on popularity and reviews.
4. Become a tutor – either online or in person
If you have a college degree and the skills to tutor students in math, science, English or pretty much any other subject, this job may fit you perfectly. There are many websites out there but I do know the following one covers countries in the Middle East perfectly: http://universitytutor.com
5. Become a telemarketer
Many businesses need sales savvy ladies to sell their products to friends and family in return for an attractive commission. Tupperware offers up to 35% commission on all sales. Not bad at all if you’ve got the confidence and sales skills for the job.