It isn’t easy being a mom, especially one that works full-time. Balancing life between your kids and your job can seem like an impossible task sometimes, and needless to say, exhausting. After all, there are only so many hours in the day. It’s important for us to find ways to make both of these things work for us though. In 2018 there is no need for a woman to be forced to choose between home and work! It just takes a few tips and some flexible work, which is totally possible to find. There are so many ways you can make money with the skills you have. Here are a few:
1. Social Media Managing
A social media manager gets paid for curating various social media channels for a business. Their job includes creating content (images and videos), audience engagement, and coming up with strategies to generate more traffic towards their social media account. It isn’t necessary to be particularly tech-savvy — read a few articles about the way online promotions and content work, and download a few key editing/template apps onto your phone. These are super easy to use and you’ll be a pro in no time. This is the perfect job for someone creative.
People might think the blogging scene is a little oversaturated at the moment, but they couldn’t be further from the truth. Blogs are the perfect arena for people with unique, engaging voices with interesting things to share. There can also be major money up for grabs for bloggers who amass huge followings. And guess what? Mommy blogging especially is at an all-time high. Reviewing products, sharing tips and tricks, or simply uploading cute photos of you and your kid(s) can be your key to success. All you need to do is find your niche, work on your branding a little, and you’re good to go.
3. Craft Selling
Have a thing for crafts? Then turn your passion into a business. You can sell your craft pieces online on different sites like Etsy, or link deliveries through social media channels like Instagram. Occasionally arranging exhibitions and participating in craft fairs can get the word out to get your new business going.
4. Resume Writing
Resumes are integral to a strong application, and sometimes even the smartest people have trouble compiling all their experience together in a compelling way. Creating a resume is a skill. If you have a knack for writing and putting work together, why not capitalise on it? You can write professional resumes for those unable to do so. The job allows you to work around your own schedule and has no special requirements; all you need is a computer and access to the internet.
5. Bridal Consultant
If you’re detailed-oriented, organised, and have a good aesthetic eye, then maybe you’re destined for a career as a home-based bridal consultant. There is no set wedding season in Pakistan anymore so you’ll have work all year round. The only real skills required are having great interpersonal skills and a guiding hand. From suggesting the perfect designer to choosing the best salon to giving valuable tips to the bride and their family. You can be the calming agent for many brides-to-be who are handling their wedding mayhem single-handedly and make some money while you’re doing it too.
6. Cake Decorator
Love baking and making beautiful cakes? This might be the perfect job for you. Be it birthdays, weddings or farewells; where there’s party, there’s cake! Kick-start with events within your family and friends, and let the networking begin.
In the digital age, online content marketing has become the basis of every business. Copywriting is a skill in demand. If you’re a grammar nazi and can write crisp content, then working as a professional copywriter may be the ideal job for you.
8. Freelance Writer
Your love for writing can be utilised in more ways than one. From writing about fashion to opinion pieces, the demand is endless. You can work for multinationals or publications, all from the comfort of your home.
9. Virtual Tutor
Remote tutoring is an increasingly popular home-based job, especially if you have experience in teaching. You can teach your desired subject to students by communicating with them online and giving lectures through Skype — there are a bunch of sites that can give you access to students seeking to learn.
10. Home Catering
Why restrict your culinary skills to family gatherings, when you can actually earn good money from it? You can prepare and deliver food to offices, homes, or for small get-togethers.