Financial obligations prevent many women from giving up paid employment to become stay-at-home mothers. Today, there are more options for mothers who wish to earn money but still spend the majority of their time at home with their children. Part-time work offers an opportunity for income and increased time to spend with the kids and taking care of home matters.
Part-time positions are jobs that offer employment for less than 40 hours a week. Most jobs that offer full-time positions, offer part-time positions too. If you had a position within a company before your baby was born, ask about keeping your position and working in the office part-time. Offer to make up the difference working at home. Additional options for part-time work would be to contact other business offices or seek on-site positions such as Babies-R-Us, Maid Services or McDonald's. These places will give the mother an opportunity to get out of the house and to make some money to contribute to household finances. Finding a job like this requires a resume and the time to hunt for a job and schedule personal interviews.
Working at home is different than working part-time because the work location is at home. Programs such as medical billing, bookkeeping and technical writing require training, but once short-term education process is complete, you can work from home. On-line jobs, such as taking surveys, writing articles, making phone calls and performing data entry for small businesses can also be done from home. Check for local business groups and other groups that help mothers use their backgrounds to find rewarding work at home.
Freelance jobs are an option and although these types of jobs can be hit or miss there are many perks to working freelance, either temporary or longer term. These jobs can be found through on-line searches, newspaper classifieds and word of mouth. Freelance jobs include interesting specialties like writing, new media, design, event coordination and other jobs. Some of these jobs may involve a single project that will pay upon completion. Personal references and networking can increase opportunities.
Other Ways to Earn Money
Other ways to earn money would be to start an e-commerce store and sell home-made crafts and other items on-line. Starting a business to provide babysitting services is another option. Yard sales are a way to clean out the house and to make a little extra cash. It may take some brainstorming and time to figure out what you like to do and what would fit into your schedule.
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