Did you know that eight out of ten working mums say they feel ‘trapped’ by lack of flexibility in their jobs?
And that the majority of those mums feel their career hasn’t progressed since having children?
The research is sobering stuff, but probably not surprising if you’re a working mum like me. Trying to find a job that fits around family life while striking a balance between doing something you enjoy and doing something that brings in enough money can be difficult.
Thankfully modern technology has made it far easier to achieve this goal, with many of us now doing something we love online and earning a good living.
From working on cam sites to offering online customer support, there are many types of online jobs that cater to different needs and preferences of stay-at-home mums (and dads!) Whatever your skills, interests, and ambitions, it is well worth exploring your online career options if you’d like to work from home. So, in this collaborative post here are five great jobs you can do from home!
5 great jobs you can do from home
1. Data entry clerk
Working as a remote data entry clerk for a company is a great way to enjoy the benefits of working from home while earning a stable income every month. The great thing about this type of work is that employers are often flexible with regard to the hours you work as long as you get the necessary data input done by the given deadline.
You do need to have an excellent degree of accuracy and an eye for detail to ensure you input all the data correctly. You also need to be quick on the keyboard and work with speed and efficiency. If you meet these requirements, this is a great option that enables you to do a job where you can work from the comfort of your own home and on a flexible basis. It is also the type of job where you won’t struggle to switch off at the end of each day, which is perfect if you want to avoid work-related stress.
2. Become a virtual assistant
For those who have administrative experience and strong organisational skills, working as a virtual assistant could be an ideal solution. Again, this is something you can do from a home office, and depending on the client you work for, you can often enjoy flexible working hours. This makes it perfect for those with other commitments such as family and education.
As a virtual assistant, you could find yourself dealing with a varied workload, and you can enjoy earning a good income. The combination of administrative and secretarial duties means that you can look forward to a range of different tasks, and you can choose to work part-time or full-time. You can also choose to do this on a freelance basis working for a number of clients rather than as a virtual assistant to one specific client or company.
3. Freelance writer
Working as a freelance writer is a great career choice for those who have a flair for writing. You can enjoy the flexibility of being able to work part-time or full-time depending on your preferences. Also, you can work flexible hours based on your other commitments, as you will be working for yourself and will, therefore, be your own boss.
With this type of job, you can look forward to doing something you really enjoy and have a passion for. At the same time, you can enjoy earning a good living and shaping your own future as a freelancer. This is a great choice for those who love to express themselves in writing and can turn their hand to a diverse range of content.
4. Freelance web design
If you have technical skills and a good eye for detail, you may find that freelance website design is the right choice for you. This is something that can earn you very good money, and you could end up working for businesses across the globe while also working from the comfort of your own home.
With these types of services in extremely high demand in today’s digital world, you can look forward to having a steady stream of work if you provide quality websites and great service. So, you can also enjoy job security as well as flexibility and the ability to earn great money.
5. Become an online tutor
If you have a specialism or gave up a career in a particular field to have kids you could put your knowledge to good use by becoming a tutor in that field. Once qualified you could earn between £10 to £50 per hour teaching a variety of subjects, with flexible hours around your family and commitments. Again you could work full or part-time, with the added job satisfaction of knowing you’re helping others at the same time.
This is a collaborative post.