It’s not surprising now a days to find stay at home moms that are choosing to work as well, hence, work at home moms. Whether it’s to augment the family’s income or to boost confidence and personal development, I personally think it’s a great way to make motherhood even more interesting.
Putting the welfare of the children and of the family is of course always the priority. But it doesn’t mean that we should let the opportunity to grow pass us by because we’re so focused at being a mom and a wife.
It does help tremendously to accomplish something – help with the family’s finances or affect changes to other people’s lives or even professional growth – to feel validation that you can be more than what you’ve previously thought you can be.
Why more and more WAHM are online?
Why, basically because technology is becoming more and more accessible and the internet world, undeniably, is here to stay. Opportunities are being presented in a way that makes online job and or online business a possibility and a doable venture that even stay at home moms can invest into.
Contrary to what we used to think about working online – that only computer savvy people or those who are very well verse about computers can actually work online – today, if you have a computer and an internet connection, you’re off to a good start.
The computer and the internet is only your tools to actually work ‘on line’ but the skills you have – writing, organizing, designing, marketing, etc – is still what you basically offers. For instance, you’re good at writing. You can then look for people who needs help with writing articles or perhaps reviews and offer them your services. There are lots of freelancing sites where you can create your account and look for every job imaginable.
You can also keep in touch with your passion, say baking or crafts, and then market it online. Social media, Facebook, Tweeter, Tumblr, etc. is one of the most effective ways to get your stuff out there. You can start website or blogs and really develop an online presence for your chosen passion.
Now, you may say you’re not into that kind of stuff – you don’t bake, you’re not exactly crafty and you’re not good at writing. No worries, because you can always try affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you are basically the bridge between the costumers and the product and or services. You provide the link to people where they can get what they’re looking for and you then get paid for affecting such a sale. Internet marketing may sound very complicated at first, but trust me, it’s something that you can really learn even by yourself (well, of course with the help of web research).
How much money are we talking about?
Well, it depends really on how much time are you willing to invest and which online business are you going for. Just like any businesses, success varies. If you really put your mind into it, work hard, invest time and even money,working online can be a good source of income.
Working online is quite perfect for stay at home moms because quite frankly, they don’t have to literally leave the house. So, it’s a perfect way to still be the stay at home mom – always there for the kids – and earn extra money for the family as well.