Attention stay-at-home-mums! Being a work at home mum doesn’t mean you have to make massive financial sacrifices. There are lots of different ways to make an income or create a little revenue for yourself whilst still having the flexibility to be there for your children. It is possible to work casually and have balance whilst being a SAHM.
I was a work at home mum for many years. I started my own eBay business a few months after my youngest was born, then I became a Tupperware demonstrator, and when all the kids started school I started The Organised Housewife which I ran from home for 8 years. I moved the business out of home and into its own office space 18 months ago, but prior to that I loved the flexibility of working when my kids were sleeping, in my own time. Secretly, I enjoyed being able to use my mind for something other than mum duties.
The best way to make a good solid hourly rate from home is to use the skills you used in the workplace. If you hated your old job, look for bits you liked about it and create a new job for yourself. If you loved looking after the company website but didn’t really like the admin, consider becoming a content manager. If you loved giving presentations but couldn’t stand research, consider becoming an MC, celebrant or auctioneer. If you are passionate about healthy living but hate the 9-5 grind, consider becoming a health coach.
STAY-AT-HOME-MUM WORK CRITERIA
If we break it down, these are the boxes we (generally) want to tick:
FLEXIBLE MONEY-MAKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUMS
So, we know why we want to work from home and what we want from it, but how do we get started? Here are some ideas to jumpstart your money-making mission.
There are heaps of career options that offer flexible study and payment opportunities that fit around your family and lifestyle, and which lend themselves seamlessly to working from home in the future. Here are a few:
Life is getting busier, and people have less time than ever for practical things. If you are good at putting shelves together, painting walls, entering data or packaging up stock for the postman, then put yourself on a mobile marketplace like Airtasker. It won’t provide you with a regular stable income, but it’s a great way to make a little extra money – plus you have the flexibility of saying yes or no to whatever fits around your children.
ARE YOU A STAY AT HOME MUM WANTING TO EARN A LITTLE EXTRA CASH? I’D LOVE TO KNOW WHAT’S BEEN STOPPING YOU.
This blog post is from The Organised Housewife
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