Stay At Home Jobs For Stay At Home Parents
Are you a stay-at-home parent who dreams of bringing in some extra cash to tackle all the family expenses and achieve some financial freedom?
These are tough times. Childcare is expensive and so are the miscellaneous expenses that always seem to pop up. If you are a stay-at-home parent, you see money flying out the door for necessities such as groceries and doctor visits, oftentimes with none coming back in. The solution could be to find a side hustle to pick up the slack!
According to a study, in United States, there are about 2 million dads staying home with kids and nearly 29% of mothers are stay-at-home moms. This means that there are a lot of families in the United States trying to survive on just one income. (And if you’re a single parent, it’s even harder.)
A friend of mine was attending a parent-teacher meeting last week, and during a conversation amongst parents, he overheard one mother mention something that inspired this article:
“I am a writer and a mother. Yes, I do change diapers, but I still have time to write, and would like to get paid for it.”
Some people may argue that if you are at home looking after kids, whether you are a mom or a dad, you should either give your 100% to your kid(s) or hire a babysitter and find a job. Being a stay at home parent and working from your house are not mutually exclusive, by any means!
Another objection my friend mentioned overhearing at the PTA meeting was a woman saying, “I can’t work a part-time job or start a business because my family takes all my time.”
Most of you will probably agree that you can still do a lot for your family while working from home. In fact, who is more motivated to hustle than a parent? The freelance job platforms available on today’s web make working from home more accessible than ever.
There’s a famous quote you should always keep in mind:
“Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anais Nin
The opposite is probably true also, “What good can come to those who stagnate?”
Some great possibilities our online marketing company came up with to work from home are as follows;
Good digital marketers are hard to come by. When it comes to digital marketing, you need to have resourcefulness, a quick mind, creativity and consistency. Fortunately, you can learn most of the skills needed for digital marketing online, from home. Some include; web design, social media marketing, email marketing, content marketing, SEO and so on. Then turn these skills into a flexible side hustle, carrying out digital marketing work for businesses who don’t have these skills in-house. Whatever you don’t feel you have the propensity to learn, you can farm out. And you can do this by finding freelancers on the same platforms you offer your own services. Convenient!
As the song goes, “Everybody need s somebody sometimes..” Well, we could update that to, “Everybody needs some blogging sometimes..” If you are a wordsmith at heart and have enough patience to put the pen to the paper, blogging may be a lucrative side hustle for you. With creativity, research and enough patience, you can monetize your blog by simply writing about what the things you love. There are even a ton of parenting blogs, including https://community.today.com/, that would love to hear your insights and experiences.
Providing Child Care at your home
If you are a stay at home mom and love taking care of children, then why not start a childcare business? There are many people and families who need childcare services, and prefer it to happen in a home environment rather than a child care facility. You could even kick it up a notch and find like-minded parents, similarly situated, who would like to do the same. Then you could work on a larger scale.
Providing tutoring services has become a very attractive side business. According to a study, the tutoring business in United States earned least $11 billion per year. If you excel in mathematics or have a knack for grammar, perhaps this is your cup of tea.
Create YouTube Tutorials
If you are like other entrepreneurs, you must have used YouTube at some point to find out how to cook something special or maybe even how to change diapers for the first time. Everyone loves watching videos. You can start your own YouTube channel with either parenting advice, or cooking guides or with anything else you are good at. Then monetize it with ads and affiliate marketing.
An interesting possibility for a side job is “flipping” items on the web. Flipping is a term used for the art of finding things for free (or at a steep discount) and selling them for a profit. You don’t need to meet buyers in person, you can do it via platforms like ebay. If you’re a “shopaholic”, this may be your chance to turn your “addiction” into a tidy profit. Who knows?!
Are you creative when it comes to making visual designs? If so, maybe you can become a freelance graphic designer. The rise of the internet and social media have created a lot of opportunities, making graphic designing a highly sought after skill. If you a proficient in adobe software, this type of job can be a breeze for you. All you need to do is find the right platform to sell your services.
With more and more businesses popping up every day, the need for web designers is also growing fast. Even if you choose any other side hustle, you will still need your own website to be successful. This is where familiarity with the various freelancer platforms can come in handy, if you don’t know how to make your own website. You can always hire a freelancer to help you out.
Technology has created many more possibilities to work at home than ever before, and the numbers just keep increasing. This is making it easier for stay at home parents to take care of family and business, without taking a loss. Don’t get overwhelmed by the thought of juggling too many things at once. These side jobs are flexible enough that you can stop if you don’t like it or pause if life gets crazy. And the best benefit of it: the commute!
Do any of these side hustles seem interesting to you? How do you balance caring for your kids from home and making money? Comment to share your ideas!