Moms have the most difficult job on earth – working to help provide for their family, take care of their husbands and children, plus tending to household chores if they don’t have the capacity to get a domestic help. The worsening traffic conditions in overpopulated metro, and the battle cry for finding work-life-balance seem to be a perfect combination because working from home is currently becoming an emerging trend, with companies being more open to letting their employees work at the comfort and luxury of their homes. Many are actually benefiting from this already. But this is especially helpful for moms who struggle in finding the perfect balance between work, life and family, while maintaining productivity. There are a lot of work-at-home jobs that will suit our stay-at-home moms. Below are some of the popular ones:
- Become a Data Entry Specialist or Encoder
A laptop, keyboarding skills and attention to detail are all you need. This job is perfect for moms if they have toddlers or children going to school. They can accomplish their job while the children are asleep or in school.
- Be a Proofreader
Proofreading requires attention to detail as you have to check for consistency, formatting, grammar, information, etc. Just like a data entry position, proofreading suits moms very well if they already possess the main skill required to be effective in this line of work.
- Write or Blog
Our moms are known for being jack-of-all-trades. They know a lot of things be it parenting, finance, crafts, cooking, travel, product reviews, name it! Moms can easily make money by using their story-telling skills to discuss these topics on websites and online publications and get paid.
- Teach Online or become a Tutor
Our parents are our first teachers. They taught us how to read, solve math problems, perform science experiments, do our gardening and crafts, and not to mention the life skills that we use until now. Moms can earn by using their expertise to teach people about anything essential online.
- Social Media Specialist
When stay-at-home moms are left alone in their homes, they usually spend their time in social media sites – catching-up with her friends, checking on new trends, sharing her family’s achievements especially her children, etc. Moms can earn putting her social media expertise to use. She can post information with regard to businesses, be the point of contact for queries and messages, and even answer comments.
- Start a Vlog
Vlogging (video blog or video log) is the same as doing a blog; the only difference is that you share your contents using a different medium – through videos. Our moms are known for being jack-of-all-trades. They know a lot of things be it parenting, finance, crafts, cooking, travel, product reviews, name it! If a mom is not camera shy, she can easily make money by using her story-telling skills to discuss these topics through videos.
- Sell Online
Online selling has become, and still is a trend today. People would like to shop without the need to go to physical stores or malls. Online selling made it possible for people to do this. Moms can take advantage of this trend and start her online selling business. The key here is to sell authentic products only and be available for product inquiries. Timely shipping is also a must.
- Virtual Assistant
With the emergence of internet and social media, some types of work can be already done virtually. Instructions can be relayed via email or phone, and workers can submit their outputs online too. Stay at home moms can be virtual assistants doing administrative works, writing, scheduling meetings, booking flights and hotel accommodations, etc. All of these can be done at the comfort of one’s home.
Finding work-at-home jobs is easier now than before, but the competition is not. Moms should continue to improve themselves so they can land to their ideal job, turn it into a career, and maintain and enjoy work-life balance.