Have you ever wondered what a morning is like for a working mom? For starters, if your kids are going to school now, you have to wake up before they do and prepare their breakfast. Are they attending in-person classes? Then, you have to drop them off at school before you can go to work. But that’s the easy path. Most families are in their homes right now, waiting for the Covid-19 virus to subside. If there’s a situation more difficult for mothers, it’s these past months.
Are you sure you can still work efficiently? Have you been able to finish your work lately? A highly demanding job can make the situation far worse. You may have to look for a home-based job that can fit your schedule right now. Yes, a schedule interrupted and disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. With your kids staying indoors today, the house is as noisy and chaotic as it can be.
The best kind of job for you is one with flexible working hours. The job that allows you to own your time is the one that you need. What kind of jobs are these?
A consultant is someone who helps other people figure out what to do with their businesses, finances, and many other things. You should have the proper skills and experience to be a consultant. You can take crash courses in financial literacy and business management to guide your clients. Consultants only work when clients are looking for advice about their businesses or finances. That makes it easy for you to schedule the meetings when you are free, and your kids are busy with something else.
Why should clients want to hire you? Franchisees seek the help of a franchise sales consultant to boost their business. They need guidance from someone who knows how to run a franchise business. Whether it’s to raise awareness about the brand or boost sales, a consultant aims to deliver the goals of the business. Plenty of franchisees are willing to pay $25 or more per hour to consult about their business woes.
Are you good at writing? You can try being a content creator for various blogs and websites. A content creator produces write-ups about different topics that aim to boost a web page’s rank on search engines. So yes, it pays to know about search engine optimization, too. What will differentiate you from all the other content creators out there is your ability to use keywords naturally in your content.
Clients hire content creators because it is too much work for them to come up with topics their audience wants to read. This allows them to focus on developing products rather than boosting their website’s ranking on Google. It is a better use of their time.
Social Media Manager
The best thing about being a social media manager is that you can schedule your posts. This means that you can work at night and schedule the publication of posts for the morning. This allows you to attend to your children’s needs while social media tools do their job—posting photos, links, text, and videos for the company’s followers. You can also automate replies on Facebook Messenger. You can program the app to warn you if there are important things you need to attend to.
Proofreader or Editor
Like a content writer, you can do your work at any time of the day when you are proofreading or editing an article. You should probably work out a schedule with your employer since most of these write-ups have deadlines to meet. As long as you keep meeting the deadline, most employers don’t care when you do your work. Is it in the dead of the evening? Is it in the middle of the afternoon while your children turn the house upside down?
Data Entry Specialist
Data entry is one of those jobs anyone can do at home. As long as you have the right equipment, this will be a breeze for you. Mothers are specially trained in data entry since they have the most important skill of all — attention to detail. The tasks in data entry involve keying voter registration and transforming digital records. Some data entry jobs entail validating data, but most companies will hire another person to do that job.
Jobs that are not too time-consuming are the perfect ones for moms with busy households. Fortunately, there are a lot of home-based work opportunities even though you have to take care of noisy toddlers all-afternoon-long. And while it may be nerve-wracking to balance work and family life, moms are the best at juggling many things at once.