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Being A Work At Home Mom.

12 May 2012 One Comment

Is it easy being a work at home mom? We receive hundreds of emails every month from new moms and those who are veterans at being stay at home moms, who are interested in working form home. It may sound simple enough.. kids are in school or baby is down for nap time, so we can work and help supplement our income with a work at home job. The idea itself is grand and if you can find the perfect balance of being “mom” and ‘work’ time, you’ll surely enjoy the whole work at home thing. However, this is not the case as I’ve personally seen over the years. There’s always conflict when both worlds collide. Now don’t get me wrong and think I’m trying to prevent anyone from juggling both things, all I’m saying is that it’s not generally simple.

I recently read an article on the whole work at home mom subject and there were 2 key points I felt I needed to share with you. Things you MUST consider before setting out on a work at home career, while being a mom:

Do some self-reflection and think about what you actually want to DO as a work-at-home mom. What are your best skills/abilities? What are your passions? If you’ve had a career outside the home, do you want to get back into that or try something new? You don’t have to pick just one job or career to pursue, and having more than one career idea can actually help your job search because it opens you up to more possibilities. The other thing to consider is what you want out of it. A return to your professional career? A way to add money to your family’s budget? A chance to meet people and have more adult time? Your main motivations may help clarify which career options are a good fit for you.

Think about how much time you want to devote to a work-at-home job. There are part-time and full-time telecommuting jobs out there, offering anywhere from five to 40+ hours per week. As a mom, your schedule is probably based on your kids’ and childcare schedules, so it’s important to think about how a job can fit with that too. How often do you want to work, or how much time do you actually have to give to a job? What hours are you available to work? Weekdays? Weekends? There are definitely telecommuting jobs to fit all sorts of schedules (and flexible schedule jobs too!), but if you know what you want/need ahead of time, it makes your search much easier and sets you up for long-term success.

Excerpt from “Become A Work-At-Home Mom” written by Heather R. Huhman

If you’re seriously considering being a work at home mom, here are some jobs you can apply for:

1. Seeking a Web Developer
2. Transcriptionist Wanted
3. SoCal Educator
4. Looking for a Colorist
5. Passionate Python Developer Needed
6. Artist for Graphic Novel
7. Part-time Transcriptionist
8. iOS Developer for iPhone App
9. Business English Trainer
10. Senior Developer
11. Contract Editors
12. WP Plugin Dev
13. Sales Chat Agents
14. Web Search Evaluators
15. Pashto Transcriber
16. PHP / MySQL /Javascript Developers
17. Wanted: Front-end Developer
18. HR Subject Matter Experts
19. Writers for ForgetTheBox
20. Writer for Fashion Plates
If you’re interested in any of the jobs mentioned above, or would like to search through the full list of vacant work at home jobs, click on “Apply Now” to get started.




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One Comment »

  • Veronica said:

    Fantastic post! Thanks for sharing such a vital post on telecommuting for mom. Telecommuting is certainly a great option for mothers to manage work home balance effectively. This is clear from the post that telework can help mom in many ways.

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