When you become a mother, everything takes a back seat to your child. Chores, your favourite TV programmes, work, sleep – gone. No matter how prepared you are before having a child, it can be a big financial change. If you choose to stay at home with your child instead of putting him/her in childcare, you may be worried about how you’ll contribute to the income. Fortunately, if you have an internet connection and a laptop, there are plenty of ways you can still make money without having to the leave your home. Here are some great options.
More and more companies are hiring freelance virtual assistants to make calls, answer e-mails and update social media accounts. The hours you work will vary, depending on the company’s requirements but you can expect to be paid around $15 per hour. If you have a background in admin and organisation skills, this could be perfect for you. The downside is, you don’t want to answer the phone if you have a screaming toddler at your side.
This job has the advantage that you can do it whenever you find a quiet few minutes. You can earn anything from $2 per survey to $50 per survey, depending on how much time you have to answer questions. Most survey websites will ask you to earn a certain amount before your money is realized to you. You can take a look at how it works when you click here! The downside is that you have to do a lot of surveys to make a decent amount of money.
There are lots of companies looking to hire salespeople on a self-employed basis. This usually involves distributing catalogues, setting up get together to demonstrate products and delivering any sales you make to clients. There can be set up fees but their usually only initial fees that get you started. Once you have what you need, it’s up to you to sell as much as you can. You’ll receive a commission on each product you sell. That will be anything between 20% and 35%. If you’re good with people and believe you can sell well, this is an ideal option.
English has become a global language, and many young foreign students know their chances of getting a good career are significantly increased when they’re fluent in English. It’s one thing to be taught English and another to converse in the language. Many families are hiring English speakers to have conversations with them via Skype to improve their language skills. You can earn anything from $15 per hour to just sit and have a chat for a while. This is usually based on time differences, so it could be early in the morning or late at night, but it doesn’t take much effort. This is great for anyone who can speak different languages.
If you’re a qualified nurse and you’re missing your job, a telephone nurse post could be what you’re looking for. You’ll obviously need a nursing degree before applying for any roles but you can expect to do things like case management, patient education and on times, treatment authorisation. The great thing about jobs like this is that you could make just as much as you were making before you had to stop working. You can find jobs on sites like Medical Jobs Online.
If you can turn your hand to writing, you’ll find a lot of opportunity online. There are many websites where you can bid for work. You’ll find anything from writing articles and blogs to children’s stories. The key to getting work is experience, so the quicker you can build a portfolio for yourself, the better. You’ll be paid anything from $8 upwards. It’s a great opportunity to be creative and you can set your own hours to work around the things you have to do at home.
If you’ve never worked for yourself before, there are a few things you should be aware of before you start. Firstly, you must pay your own tax when you’re self-employed. Secondly, working online can be dangerous at times. Always get a deposit for your work before you begin. Look into individuals and companies before signing any contracts. This is so you know you’ll get paid for your work if you’re asked to work in advance of payment. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is so use common sense.
Working from home is a fantastic opportunity for mothers or anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable working face to face.