Career Options For Stay at Home Moms
Being a great mom and having a great career doesn’t seem to fit in the right cultural frame. But, if you reframe the definition of a great career and that of a great mom as per your priorities, you can make these two extremely compatible.
If a great career for you is the one where you focus on your work and be successful without compromising on a rich personal life, and if your definition of a great mom is enjoying the time spent with your kids, engaging them in activities that expand your and their minds, and creating beautiful family memories, then you can get a great career and be a great mom too.
So, let’s go through some career choices that can accommodate both careers and parenting, so you can enjoy success and live a fulfilling life.
Most businesses need a website, and they prefer to outsource website development to freelancers rather than recruit in-house web developers. So, if you have some understanding of web designing and coding, you can be a web developer and easily work from home.
Even if you don’t have any knowledge of web designing, but it piques your interest, there are many online tutorials and courses available that can help you have the working knowledge to get you started.
Having said that, it is a competitive field. There are plenty of freelance web developers that can easily give you run for your money. So, you need to carve a niche for yourself and build a good reputation.
Image Consultant and Soft Skill Trainer
If you are motivational, goal-oriented, and love to help others succeed in life, then Image Consulting and Soft Skills Training could be your thing. Although anybody with the right skills can become a trainer, it is especially beneficial for mothers as it allows finding the right balance between personal and professional commitments.
As an Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer, you are operating your own business, so setting a schedule is highly dependent on your priorities and your working style.
However, to be a successful Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer and start your own business, it is highly recommended to seek and acquire an industry-specific certification in image consulting and soft skills training. Upon completion of the certification or training program, you are ready to take on clients and build a successful career.
In today`s time blogging is one of the best and easiest ways to make money online. You can create your own space on the web and work on it at your own pace.
If you have good writing skills, you can start a blog. And if you are great on camera, a video blog could be the right platform. The best thing about blogging is that you have total control over your space. You have the freedom to set your deadlines, work whenever you have time, and write or develop video content on topics that you are passionate and confident about.
Blog about what you are good at – it can be about parenting, politics, fashion, or cooking. Create your niche. People will come to your blog to read what you have to say; so, make sure your experience and personality shine through in every blog of yours.
Today, every company wants content written for their business. The content writing industry is booming. If you like to write, freelance content writing could be a great option.
Freelance writing allows you to write various forms of content such as articles, site content, blogs, product reviews, press releases, and just about anything that companies might need to be written. It allows you to invest time in your children, contribute to finances, set your hours and pace, and still give you the freedom to run errands and tend to the house.
Balancing family, kids, and work can be a tall order. Hopefully, these career choices can help you get the right balance. That said, things aren’t going to be perfect – but you’ll learn to juggle along the way.
An award-winning Image Management Professional, Suman Agarwal has helped students, home-makers, women on sabbatical as well as people seeking second career alternatives to explore Image Management and Soft Skill Training as a vibrant professional choice.
She frequently writes blog posts about the urgent need of image consulting professionals and soft skill trainers in the 21st century and loves guiding people in exploring lucrative career options.
Write to her at [email protected] to seek advanced career guidance.