It takes some courage and tough decision-making to be a stay-at-home mum because this means one income less for the family. The choice is difficult especially if you have had a career prior to this decision.
This reminded me of a friend who used to be a stay-at-home mom and who had felt a little out of touch over time. “I need some brain stimulations and I want to contribute more!”
And so she decided to put her baking skills to good use – baking muffins and other pastries and selling them online. Her new “career” was quite a success but the main benefit was that it gave her a chance to break out of the routine of being a stay-at-home mum.
So what else could you do as a stay-at-home mom? You could consider stay-at-home mom jobs that allow you to plan your schedule more flexibly.
This arrangement is helpful if you prefer to have your baby or toddler within your sight throughout the day, only sitting down to work online while they are sleeping or resting or at playschool.
There are many part-time jobs from home that you can look out for. It all boils down to your skills, abilities, interests and the time you can afford to complete the jobs assigned.
Are you a stay-at-home mom looking to restart your career? Here are 7 legitimate part-time jobs from home a work-from-home mom can do.
Administrative assistant work-from-home jobs involve providing support to companies, particularly small businesses which could not afford a secretary or administrative executive or do not have enough administrative tasks to justify hiring one.
Work-at-home administrative assistant jobs, such as being a virtual assistant, can be perfect for a work-from-home mom especially if you can write articles, do research, coordinate travel plans, answer letters or emails, create a database, transcribe audio files or type fast.
Virtual assistants provide administrative assistance, without being employees to the companies. Agencies like CrewBloom outsource these tasks to the virtual assistant.
Because of their flexibility, virtual assistants can work for multiple companies since they can set their own workload. Typical work for a virtual assistant could involve:
- Writing reports or articles
- Doing data entry
- Finding images for websites, brochures, presentation slides etc.
- Making PowerPoint presentation slides
- Typing meeting minutes
- Answering phone calls
- Replying emails or feedback
- Transcribing voicemail, video or audio, podcasts etc.
- Managing and updating Social Media accounts
- Building database e.g. updating email or contact lists on the company’s customer relationship management (CRM) system
- Researching on topics for blog posts, newsletters etc.
Writing, Proofreading, Editing & Translation
If you have good writing skills and know your language well, in terms of grammar, vocabulary, style, you can consider taking up this job.
It would require you to write, proofread or edit web content, articles, resumes, letters, stories, essays or speeches, or translate one language to another. You could also be contributing to corporate blogs, journals, websites or magazines.
For translation jobs, some companies require once-off translations, especially for technical writing or business proposals.
If you are literate in more than one language, have good writing skills, proficient in general knowledge and good at research and analytical skills, you could consider this job.
Have a good knowledge of multimedia work and creative with using it? If you have a creative streak, you can learn to design graphics, logos, animation, or brochures, this might be good for you.
You could earn some money designing labels, logos or packages for companies who do not want to have cookie-cutter designs nor have the budget to engage big-time design houses.
Or put your creative juices to good use by coming up with a brochure or marketing collaterals that are different from the usual formats and designs.
Finance and Management
If you are knowledgeable in bookkeeping, accounting, financial planning and business consultancy, why not put your professional knowledge to good use and manage the accounting or financial aspects of companies while at home?
Not only could you earn extra income but you could also plan your schedule around your family routine. As long as you could meet the deadline set by your clients and do a good job for them, this could be a job for you to consider.
If you are an expert in matters relating to law and legal matters and procedures, this area of work could be up your alley. This job entails providing legal advice or writing legal documents for different clients.
Here’s a story about how two stay-at-home mums set up a legal service because they want to look after their family and yet do not want their skills to go waste.
Although the context is in the US, it shows that with the skills and the ability to manage time, you could still put your professional knowledge to use even while staying at home.
Digital marketing entails promoting websites, products or services for a business owner. If you are someone who is well-versed in digital marketing, a lot of opportunities await you as a digital marketing work-from-home professional.
From small businesses to large corporations, everyone is looking for a good digital marketer or a social media marketer who can get results.
To bring out that marketing guru in you, do a digital marketing course and learn how to create and implement an effective marketing plan for your clients.
Web Development and Programming
If you’re a techie and well-versed in website design, website development or software applications development, this job will be up your alley. You can create a gig and offer web and programming services on Fiverr.
There are many companies who need your services to come up with a good website that could attract eyeballs and increase click rates. Although this field is quite competitive, you can set yourself apart by creating SaaS products or by serving a specific niche.
And back to the baking business which my friend started, do take note of the Home-Based Small Scale Business Scheme by the Housing Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
The scheme allows residents to prepare small quantities of food in their homes for sale. While a licence from the National Environment Agency is not required, residents preparing food under the scheme should refer to these guidelines on good food hygiene.
Put your skills to good use and earn some extra income with these part-time work from home jobs while having the ability to manage your time in a flexible way.
Steffen Carter is a professional tutor, working for ChampionTutor – Tuition Agency with Best Home Tutors in Singapore. He enjoys working with students very much. He has a positive attitude and a passion to assist and motivate struggling learners.
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