The Dilemma Every Parent Faces
If you’re a mother, you no doubt faced the dilemma on whether to stay at home or return to the workplace following the birth of your child. Every mother goes through the healthy dose of guilt of whether or not to send their child to daycare. And every mother believes there is no one who can care for her child quite the way she does, especially during the years prior to elementary school. Yet, in an unstable economy where there are layoffs as frequent as how many times you change your child’s diaper, and job cuts as sharp as Ginsu knives, you wonder if your family can survive on one income. Relax and take a deep breath, there are ways to supplement your family’s income without you having to ever leave your home, so your child is cared for by you and your family income is disrupted on a minimal level. It just takes some though and imagination, two qualities that (are mainstays with parenting. How many times during our child’s lives to we say “They don’t come with instruction manuals?” Apply that same theory to this situation and you’re sure to come out a winner.
Helping Out Other Parents While Caring for Your Own Child
In home child care is always a top option for stay at home mothers. You can bring children into your home while parents are at work. Check with your state on regulations regarding how many children you are legally allowed to have in your home at one time and make certain you follow all necessary guidelines. This gives you extra income plus some playmates for your own child. Or, if you don’t want the responsibility of having children in your home fulltime, check into before and after school care. Both are easy ways to earn some steady cash.
Hundreds of Jobs are Just a Click Away
In today’s technological world, there are literally hundreds of jobs at your fingertips. You just need two things: the time to do some research and a computer. First, try matching your skillset to online jobs. For example, if you worked in a doctor’s office in the medical records department, there are many online opportunities for you to do the same at home. Many offices hire stay at home moms to do clerical work. It’s a win-win for both the company as well as the parent. The organization doesn’t have to pay for office space and you don’t have to leave your child or home. And it’s not just the medical industry. Many companies (advertising agencies, marketing firms, etc.) will hire independent contractors to work on projects from home. This is a fast growing market and there are many websites that cater to freelancers. Two that are in demand are writers and graphic designers so if you have a background in advertising or marketing, with a little creative “digging” there are many options for you. While these are deadline oriented jobs, you are able to make your own schedule and work when your children are napping or are in bed for the evening.
If you’re considering, or currently stay at home with your child but want to add some quick cash flow to the family budget, there are plenty of jobs out there- and the best part is that they’re just a click away.