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Let’s face it. No matter what others say, being a stay-at-home mom is extremely difficult - we juggle errands, chores and a whole lot more without asking anything in return. Now, if you add taking on a home-based job to the mix, that’s a different story all together.
So, why are home-based jobs for moms perfect for stay-at-home mothers, you ask? It can give us something that a 9 to 5 job can’t – flexibility.
There are so many opportunities online that only require a little of your time, and you can earn money, which you can use for perhaps, additional budget on groceries. You just need to treat technology as your best friend and know which websites offer legitimate work.
For example, if you have experience doing administrative or technical tasks, you can check out Upwork, formerly known as Elance-oDesk, or FlexJobs, where you can search for data entry, medical transcriptionist jobs and the like. You can also join work from home moms groups on Facebook, where you’ll meet a community of mothers who are going through the same experience. The members of the group can help you check which work is legitimate and which is not.
Now if you are considering a full-time career even while at home, there are so many available jobs out there that you can fit in your busy schedule. Here are some of the in-demand jobs being offered online, which we have discussed in one of our earlier articles.
1. Call center representative/ Tech support specialist
At-home call center representative jobs are all the rage these days, and some employers are willing to pay per hour of work done, depending on the budget.
A regular flow of writing and editorial jobs are being offered online: news, feature, sports, lifestyle and how-to article writers are very much in demand. Some clients pay per article of work done while others pay on an hourly basis. For available job listings, you can check out Work from Home Moms on Facebook.
3. Online Teacher/tutor
Over the years, a number of companies have begun catering to the needs of non-English speaking customers, mostly from South Korea and China.
4. Web developer/designer
If you know how to put up a website from the ground up, this job is for you. Clients are willing to pay extra since they consider website development and maintenance a top priority.
Moms, don’t be discouraged! As in any other job, having a work from home career is very stressful at first, but if you have the support of your family, this will be easy as a pie in the long run.