Finding Work for the Stay at Home Mom
In order for many families to survive, more than a single income is required. Stay at home moms are forced to find income as they try to care for the children simultaneously. This task is made easier by the Internet, however. Finding legitimate and fruitful opportunities to bring in decent wages while working at home may take some effort to sift through the garbage, but it’s possible. Skills of all kinds are sought after and making money from home may never have been easier.
1. Writers – There are several websites that will pay for those who have command of grammar. Clients will request a specific topic for you to write about and will pay you good money to complete the content. Even if you are unsure of the topic, Google will be your research companion as you develop more knowledge about any given subject while writing a well informed and educated piece.
2. Office Help – Many organizations will utilize websites such as Odesk.com in order to find office professionals. Essentially, many of these companies need an online “receptionist” to handle various tasks such as document preparation, customer support, or even digital filing. If you’ve had office experience prior to your decision to stay home and care for the children, there is a very good chance you can get back to work with those talents and skills.
3. Auction it Off – There are thousands of women who have made great amounts of money by selling items on auction websites such as eBay.com. By taking a few hundred dollars and purchasing liquidation lots, overstock, or even making the items themselves at home, many of these women have created a strong online business selling world-wide. However, this does require some kind of talent for spotting items that will sell and buying them for cheap. It’s much more than simply running an online version of a yard sale, and it can be far more lucrative if you spend time learning the tools of the trade.
4. Blogging – Although you spend a lot of your time chasing the little ones or making sure that the messes they made are cleaned up, you should have a bit of time on your hands to put towards blogging. Simply pick a subject and post two or three blogs per day. As long as you monetized it in some way, such as Adsense or affiliate marketing, you could start to see a trickle of income turn into a river of cash. There are several blogging websites you can use for free in order to get started.
Unlike the scams of old where companies tried to talk those working from home into stuffing envelopes, these jobs are legitimate and many will pay you either weekly or immediately upon completion. All you need to do is market yourself in a professional light and have knowledge in those skills that are needed. Regardless of what others may say, pulling down a full-time income is very possible if you work at it.
Ken holds a master’s in business leadership from Upper Iowa University and multiple bachelor degrees from Grand View College. As president of morningsidenannies.com, Ken’s focus is helping Houston-based parents find the right childcare provider for their family. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his three children and his wife.
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