We have all been told that motherhood is beautiful, but only mothers with little ones of their own know that it is also a tough enterprise. To be a mom and a passionate career-oriented woman is especially difficult. You may be a confident, young, career-oriented badass but are you really prepared to deal with separation anxiety, pumping milk during work hours, and missing your little one’s most precious milestones? Well, you shouldn’t have to. Neither should you have to give up your career for the sake of motherhood. An easy middle ground for many young mothers is a work-from-home job. That way, you can stay with your little one, while you work your way up the corporate ladder. Mind you, we aren’t stopping you from being the go-getter that you are, but if you’ve been dreading the process of getting back to work, these options could be mighty helpful.
Work From Home Graphic Designer
Everything on the internet requires interesting visuals and captivating imagery, which is where graphic designers come in. From designing a website to making infographics, there are a lot of projects to go around. Do you know what is the best part? It is location independent, and if you decide to freelance, you can work beside your kid without having to worry about naptime.
We understand that you may not be trained to do this, but even a short-term course can help you make a decent income, all from the comfort of your home.
Work From Home Data Entry Specialist
There are many businesses that need data entry specialists to make regular entries into their books. To hire someone full-time for this kind of role can be an expensive affair, which is why they outsource it. You could take up one of these data entry gigs to make a decent income without leaving your little one’s side. Plus, this doesn’t require any special skills.
Work From Home Online Tutor
Were you one of those students who excelled in science back in school? Well, it’s time to get back to the books. No, we don’t mean start studying again but with a little brush-up, you could easily become an online tutor. It is a fulfilling job with a steady income.
Work From Home Proofreader
Being a grammar Nazi can be a useful skill. Put all your language skills to use by taking up the role of a proofreader with a magazine, publishing house or even websites. All you have to do is read through the content and make sure the grammar is perfect. You can easily do this from the comfort of your home and even take up assignments from freelancing websites and public forums.
Work From Home Social Media Strategist
The digital marketing wave has brought with it millions of jobs in social media strategy. If you love Instagramming, it’s time to make that a full-fledged profession, by becoming a freelance social media strategist. You’ll have to tackle all things social media and if you are stuck somewhere, there are endless case studies and guides available online to help you sail through– all of which can be read in your little one’s naptime.
Work From Home Writer
You could have been the corporate head honcho before you decided to go the family way, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pen down your experiences. If you’re a good writer, put that skill to use and get paid to write. Being a writer is a location independent role, plus there are plenty of publications that need a fresh perspective on various topics. Moreover, your experiences of being a new mom can become a viral read!
Work From Home Translator
If you are proficient in a foreign language, you could become a translator who doesn’t need to be on a 9-5 job. You can translate, transcribe and be of help to many businesses, all from the comfort of your home. In fact, due to the sudden expat wave, translators are in demand these days.
Work From Home Mom Blogger
Your experiences as a mother are unique, and if you are open to sharing them with the world then you may want to try your hand at being a mom blogger. Mom bloggers are becoming extremely popular these days. Brands contact them for various collaborations and also pay big money on several occasions.