No job is more fulfilling than being a stay-at-home parent. While it certainly wasn’t easy for you to give up your career and stay with the kids full-time, you can always find ways to hone your professional capabilities. In this day and age, you can do things to earn money from home. Aside from making extra money for the family, you can define yourself as more than a parent and a homemaker. Everybody can be more than just one or two things.
In this case, you’re a parent and at the same time a:
Virtual assistant jobs are a great way of increasing income for anybody, and not just for professionals but for parents too.
These days, more and more companies are looking into remote positions, making it so much easier for you to find a job as a virtual assistant. With various companies and websites, you can look for these jobs fast and easily, depending on your skills and knowledge.
Most virtual assistant employers are willing to work with your schedule, offering flexible hours for you to make time for your priority responsibilities, such as taking care of the home and the children.
If you like taking photos, you can sell them online to shopping websites and bloggers. You can also build your own website and use that as your selling platform. If you don’t want that much of a work, you can join online communities where you can sell them, such as Shutterstock and Getty Images.
You can make time to take a walk around your neighborhood take photos—of the streets, stores, people, parks, nature—just about everything you see. As someone who has a good eye, you can take photos of things as nobody else can. This way, you can hone your ability or talent and you can get to exercise as well.
If you’re not a fan of the outdoors, you can create different arrangements in your home and take photos of them in connection to interior design, products, furniture, or placing.
Since there are many websites around the internet, people are always in need of new photos to upload on their platforms and you can take advantage of this. As you do, you’re doing something you like and earning money at the same time.
There are a lot of things you can sell online. Aside from photos, you can sell stuff in your home that you don’t really use that can be of use for somebody else. Not only you can declutter and organize your home, but you’re also giving help to others.
Whether it’s clothes, books, kitchen supplies, or children’s toys. Babies outgrow their clothes and other stuff so quickly that, frankly, it can almost feel like you spent too much. To earn at least a bit of that money back, you can sell them online for parents and children who need and want them.
While it takes investment, commitment, and effort, home decor and supply dropshipping can be an option for you since even a person with a regular nine-to-five job can do it. Whether you’re selling clothes, kitchen supplies, or home decor, dropshipping handles most of the job for you.
Another way you can sell stuff online is by creating homemade items such as artwork, crafts, clothes, recipes, and baked goods. The better part of this is you can build a blog where you can showcase your work and pieces. This brings us to the next thing.
Blogger or freelance writer
Your blog can contain anything you want. You can give fellow parents advice and share your parenting style. As mentioned earlier, you can sell your photos on your blog. Reviewing products is also a great way to earn money too since people are always looking for references before they buy stuff. When the time comes, companies would pay you to review their products.
One of the best ways to make money with your blog is through monetizing ads, which works best for a large following. You can also monetize with affiliate marketing where you can join other blogs that are owned by digital marketing companies. You can be one of those freelance writers who submit guest blogs.
Whether it’s part-time or a full-time job, it can still be hard to manage even when you’re working from home. What you need to figure out first before reaching out to an employer is how you can handle both your job-to-be and being a homemaker. Remember that your priority is your home and your children and that you’re looking for a job that won’t interfere with your time with them.