Motherhood has its own implication. Climbing the ladder of success in professional life becomes quite insignificant but being there for your child comes at the top of the priority list. However, between feeding your child, bathing, cooking, and playing with your kid, it’s difficult to consider another job to the mix. But having a work from home job beside the full-time mom responsibilities can be a great way to have your own voice in the financial matters of your family. There are plenty of jobs available that a mom can take up and can easily balance home and the world.
Here’s a List of Options to Choose from as a Work from Home Mom
1. Content Writer and Blogger
Have good to moderate writing skills? Can you write interesting and attractive content? You don’t have to write like Shakespeare or Wordsworth. As long as you can write useful content in a lucid and understandable manner, you are good to go. Start working as a content writer.
You can also start a blog of your own. Write about things and topics that you love and know well. There are companies and websites that hire freelance writers and pay as per the word count. Start writing and start making some extra cash.
Are you the grammar nazi in your group? Do you cringe when you detect grammatical errors? If yes, then you can make a living as a great proofreader.
There’s a huge demand for proofreaders in the language market. Freelance proofreaders mostly get paid on the basis of word count. So, check out the freelancing websites and you can start exploring proofreading jobs.
3. Translator/ Subtitler/ Transcriber
Do you know multiple languages? If you are nodding your head right now, then It is the time to make use of that knowledge. Become a freelance translator or subtitler. There are tons of companies that hire freelance translators such as Lion Bridge, Be Translated and many more.
Transcribers have to listen to the audio files and type out what they hear. If you are patient enough and you have the ability to sit for long periods of time and have an eyesight for detail, you should start transcribing.
The earning of a subtitler/ transcriber depends upon the time-length of a clip or a video.
4. Social Media Marketer
Love social media? And, are you familiar with marketing? Then, start working as a social media marketer from home.
With the rise of sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, the need for social media marketers to help businesses understand and explore these marketing avenues is high.
If you can help businesses grow their own following, this may be the business for you. If, you have no background in marketing, then you can take a course on it and learn it as this is simply not a rocket science.
5. Sell Your Products on Amazon
Do you like to shop and search for a good deal? If so, then you should definitely consider Amazon’s FBA program.
If you can find lucrative deals on products at local stores or wherever, then add a profitable margin on it and resell it on Amazon.
Choose Amazon’s FBA program as it is a great option as they will ship the products to your customers and handle all the customer service.
6. Online English Teacher
Are you an English literature graduate? Or, if you are a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, or have a teaching experience, then you can easily earn money by being an online English tutor. There are many companies like VIPKID (online learning platform) that one can choose from.
Or, in India, there are companies like Utter, Blackboard Radio that offer paid internships which can be a great option to start with (one can apply for these internships through Internshala) .
7. Business Consultant
This is a new era where start-ups are flourishing. Use your business degree or finance related knowledge to help businesses. You can also utilize your knowledge of a specific field to help businesses grow in that particular field.
For example, if you know how to get into the media, acting or even music industry, share your knowledge to help people and businesses in that sphere.
8. Graphic Designer
Have you done a course on website designing? Do you have creative eyes? Then, freelance website designing is another go to work from home jobs option that you can consider as a mom. You can also use your skills to produce your own line of stationery, printables or even web design templates.
This industry is a very competitive one, but with the right attitude one can flourish here as well.
9. Sell Your Handmade Products Online
Can you make jewellery? Can you paint? Can you create unique t-shirts and sweatshirts? If yes, then make them and sell them online. Create your own online business and sell your own products. Become an e-commerce seller.
10. Cake Baking/ Cake Decorator
Are you a good and creative baker who loves to bake? If the answer is yes, then it is the right time to use your hobby as a profession and start taking orders and start your bakery from home. Use social media to expand your business and promote it by posting snaps of your cakes.
If there’s a will, there’s a way. And, honestly, there are plenty of ways. Find your own passion and utilize the time when your baby is sleeping by working from home. But, most importantly take care of yourself and you will learn to balance everything!