Hi Patrick, thanks for the comment. You can start by looking in to some opportunities listed on this post. Then, you may want to set up a professional website for yourself to market your services. If you have experience in a particular field, you can start yourself to potential clients. If you don’t have any experience, you may want to do a few jobs for free to build up enough experience to improve your chances of getting hired. Good luck!
For many millennial women, staying at home is both a desire and a convenience, but it's not about having your cake and eating it, too. Taking care of a child is a full-time job and these women add more work on top of it so they can do more than simply survive and subsist. Millennial women are rejecting the status-quo pigeonhole of “mother equals homemaker” and are finding value in both caring for their families and holding careers.
Returning to work was a struggle for me as well. I cried every time I thought about daycare or a babysitter for our son. Luckily my husband and I both had bosses who were willing to allow us flexible schedules. My husband was a post doctoral Fellow at the time and I was a technician. We both worked at the same Institute but for different Principal Investigators. We were able to split shifts – I worked 6-2:30 and DH worked 3pm until midnight (or later). That went on for almost a year until we moved for his next position, as an assistant professor and I became a stay at home mom. The move and life change was tough for me because we left our 30 acre farm to move to an urban home. I had worked at my job for 19 years and left behind many friends. Now we are hoping to retire to a farm we bought 2 years ago in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. I love following your homestead story and have zero regrets about being home with my kids.
That is wonderful for you and your family. Please make sure you have enough disability insurance on YOU if something happens. We received poor professional advice when we decided for me to stay home and didn’t have enough for me. We were able to make it work (with a lot of scrambling, stress and a small inheritance) but six figures later we are very grateful to be in decent shape. I was in my 30’s with a toddler and preschooler. You are more likely to be disabled than die so life insurance is only part of what you need.
Rent baby gear to traveling families. BabyQuip.com is a great stay at home mom job as it connects traveling families with family-friendly people at their vacation destination who rent, deliver, and set up baby gear to their hotel or vacation rental. Easily create your rental website and select the gear you want to rent, your rental prices, delivery areas and fees. Fun and rewarding work. Head of Community for the company, Trish McDermott, tells us moms can make about $1,000/month while delighting traveling families as a BabyQuip Trusted Partner.
Another drag of the work-at-home mom daily grind, is social and professional isolation. For an introvert like me, I think, I could care less about interacting with humans face-to-face all day. The less humans, the better. However, I know the corporate dance. I used to do it. There is a certain amount of small talk that goes a long way towards staying in good standing with management and securing one’s future. I also know how humans work — we all feed off of some level of engagement and connection with one another. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t live in communities or ever get lonely.
Hi ladies im a stay at home mother also mother to two boys and one girl just starting school this year :) i do marketing i work with Wake Up Now! Incredible buisness the training by my knowledgeable leaders has really rubbed off! This blog is grear its amazing how many creative way mother have created to be able to stay home and raise there children. If anyone is ever interested find me on facebook Jackelyn Barbour or my direct site is mrsbarbour08.wakeupnow.com email me at [email protected]. Have a wonderful day ladies stay blessed!
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Tell Wut is a survey site where you can win prizes and earn rewards for sharing your opinion. Most surveys award 5 to 15 points per survey, but you can also earn points by referring friends (25 points), creating an account (100 points) and providing your information (100 points). Points can be redeemed for Best Buy, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Visa, and various other gift cards. Tell Wut has an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau.
I started a business with four other moms and our teenage daughters – in order to teach them about business, marketing, fiscal responsibilities and in order to empower them with the confidence that they could help contribute tuition money for college. Christian Bling (www.ctbling.com) is now in 27 states with 150 Consultants after just a couple years. Our consultants sell hand-crafted faith-based jewelry made in Atlanta by struggling moms. The method is called social selling, and it combines home shows, social media, events, exhibitions, blogging, Business-to-business, fundraisers and networking. Christian Bling is retiring nurses, teachers and hairdressers (to name a few). Minimal start up cost is $199 for 7 pieces of jewelry (retail $600+). Visit our website to feel inspired to start your own jewelry with Christian Bling!
As blogs continue to gain popularity as a go-to resource for recipes, fashion, parenting, current events and more, the number of blogs out there are higher than ever. Blogging is the perfect job for moms because of the flexibility, lack of deadlines and freedom of content. Many moms use their mothering knowledge and experiences as a basis for their blog content.
When I had a “second” family 5 years ago there was no question one of us, my partner or I would be at home. This decision was based on cost of daycare ( not in the US but still costly) as well as deciding that life is not all about both of us working ourselves silly to get “ahead”. We make do one one solid income and side hustles galore ( my partner is the stay at home parent now and he hauls garbage, fixes lawn mowers and sewing machines, sells on EBay etc, etc). Having the male being the stay at home is also an interesting discussion topic. Raising your own kids if you can do it is priceless. There are other “costs” I found when having kids in daycare. They get sick alot in daycare. I had two older kids go to care from early on and if it was not colds, fevers and communicable illness it was head lice and on and on. My son broke his arm at daycare when he was two. One of us would have to stay home from work to look after the sick child. Your babe is small and I am certain she enjoys life with you rather than being with a stranger all day. You only have to go to the park ( free), walk around the neighbourhood ( free), find a play group ( often free or low cost) to find interaction. School will come soon enough and she will get all the kid time she desires and you will be ready for her to go out in the world. I applaud your decision and congratulate you on making a successful career for yourself at home as a writer and as as a mother which is terribly important “work” for those who do it 🙂 I think society tries to guilt mothers and parents into decisions we make at every turn. I learned a long time ago to do what is right for me and my family and so far it has worked like a charm.
About Blog Hi I'm Sarah. Every year 600,000 families with 1.35 million children experience homelessness in the USA. I was one of them, but that didn’t stop me from going after my dream (to not have to work outside the home). There’s hope for everyone.I believe you can stay home with your kids at ANY income level and it’s my purpose in life to show you how.
Stacy: We always do chores before school – sometime between 8 and 9:30. Our chores usually take me about an hour and a half every day – some days are longer, some days are less. Whatever we can’t get done before we start school, we will do a different part of the day. Occasionally, during their independent school work, I will finish up chores. The kids are helping a lot more now though! The kids know how to sweep the floor, keep the table clean, empty the trash, etc. This takes some off my plate!
I read about blogging. I read A LOT about blogging. I read about how there are millions of blogs out there, and about how it can take years to grow a blog into a money making business. I read about how many blogs fail. I remembered that once, a few years ago, I’d had a brief interest in blogging (when I’d read about a woman who made Pinterest her full time job).
Next, think about how, when, and where you can get some work done. If you have an infant who sleeps on and off throughout the day, you’ll need to find something that doesn’t require a commitment of large blocks of time. If you have young children who come home from school at two o’clock in the afternoon, you’ll need a job that you can work on primarily in the morning. And if your work is going to require you to be on the phone, you’ll need to find chunks of time when you won’t be interrupted by your little ones.
2. Think about how much time you want to devote to a work-at-home job. There are part-time and full-time telecommuting jobs out there, offering anywhere from five to 40+ hours per week. As a mom, your schedule is probably based on your kids' and childcare schedules, so it's important to think about how a job can fit with that too. How often do you want to work, or how much time do you actually have to give to a job? What hours are you available to work? Weekdays? Weekends? There are definitely telecommuting jobs to fit all sorts of schedules (and flexible schedule jobs too!), but if you know what you want/need ahead of time, it makes your search much easier and sets you up for long-term success.
It is extremely important for mothers to find a balance between work and home. When you find a legit stay at home position, it may become even harder to find that balance because of the comfort of being home some of us may not be able to take work as serious not being in a work environment. My advice as a stay at home mom is to remember what and who you are doing this for. what is your motivation? my motivation is my daughter. she keeps me going and i will never give up knowing that she is counting on me. I wish every single one of you the best!
I found my company Norwex from a blog and absolutely love it. Using safe cleaning products is very important to me since I have two daughters I stay at home with. Norwex sells so many great products that radically reduce the use of chemicals in our homes. I love this company, the products, and how it allows me to make extra money for my family while staying home with my girls. I am so encouraged in this company, my goal is to eventually make enough for my husband to join my team and come home and work the business with me. – Justine at Norwex
Be honest. When you think of work-from-home jobs, what comes to mind? Data entry? Customer service? While it’s true that some jobs just scream “work from home,” you might be amazed by the number of industries that offer flex-friendly positions. Although there are work-from-home jobs in practically every industry, the top fields for flexible jobs are medical and health, HR and recruiting, computer and IT, and education and training, as well as accounting and finance, government, and travel and hospitality.
That way, later, when I sit down to write the post, most of the steps are done. You can break down pretty much any task if you just think about it. Figure out what steps you take to carry it out, and then complete a step in your five or 10 minute increments of time. You’ll have half the work done when you finally do have time to complete the whole thing.
I frequently post freelance writing opportunities here on Work at Home Mom Revolution. If you're not an experienced writer, you may not even read them. You may be thinking, "I don't have writing experience. I can't get a freelance writing job." But I'm here to tell you - this is not true. Even though you may never have made a dime from your writing, you can … Read More
Great post Carly! I am in the same boat without as you with going back to work after having a baby. My husband and I decided it’s best that I stay home. I am blogging as well and hope to contribute to my family financially as well. ITs so nice to hear of someone’s success blogging so close to home (I’m from Saskatchewan) it gives me the fire to keep keep going!
I created my own niche after my divorce last year by learning Google Adwords and now handle my own accounts and do contract work for a local digital marketing agency. I set up accounts and rehab / optimize existing ones. Adwords is a platform built for the small solo operator AND big corporations, so there is a lot within the dashboard to sort & sift through. I basically assist small local service businesses get set up right so they don’t continue to lose money. Plus I offer interactive lessons (not something many people do out there at all). Google Adwords is huge and growing (partly how Google makes its BILLIONS). If you love data analysis, marketing in general, writing on point & creative ad copy, and simply LEARNING, the opportunities are there for TRUE self-starters. You also have to have super attention to detail with spelling, etc. I don’t have a college degree, mind you, but was hungry to learn it all. I am at heart a teacher and helper (and have always been geared towards marketing). I have owned my own little businesses as a house cleaner and professional organizer and then segued into Adwords (after building my own cleaning & organizing campaigns). Did so after I had my 2nd boy in 10/2015 and one in K at the time. I had to find a way to work from home because the chaos of meeting the school bus and dropping off and picking up at the sitter was getting a little crazy. 🙂 I recommend looking into Adwords. You can even get certified. That is my next goal.
Great post! I LOVE my job as a Norwex consultant and that it allows me to be a stay at home mom with my 3 kids. So many awesome benefits like flexibility, free sign up and 35% commission make it the best job for me and my family! My favorite thing about being a Norwex consultant is helping others rid their home of chemicals and make it a safer place for their families.
If you're ready to get serious about making money from home, now's the time to get started! Over the course of my work at home career, I've found numerous ways to bring in extra cash and save money, as well as a number of home business opportunities that can be started on a budget. This is a list of those resources. I'll continue to add to this list. Explore … Read More
I just started my Pure Romance business! Haven’t made any money yet, but what I love about the company is that it not only helps enhance couple’s relationships, but it promotes women’s sexual health and wellness which is something I feel strongly about. I will be starting a blog soon, but I do have my PR consultant website set up in the meantime. My goal is to be a stay at home mom.
Very nice post – totally agree. I saw something on Pinterest recently that said if you don’t listen to your child telling you little stuff now, they won’t bother telling you the big stuff when they’re older – because it’s ALL big stuff to them. And as the mother of a child with a speech delay, every word is precious and I hang on every one of them.