Many mums would like to make money by working from home. Stay at home jobs give them the chance to be there for their family when they are needed. However, finding stay at home work can sometimes be difficult. This article describes the cases of three mums who managed to get stay at home jobs and it gives advice on how you can work from home too.
Denise used to work as a secretary for a large company. When she was made redundant, she decided to try working as a freelance typist from home. She started off by asking local businesses for work and then, she advertised in the local papers and online. It was a slow going process, as most work from home businesses are, but the work soon began flowing in. She was reliable and completed the work on time. So, she was able to get a lot of repeat business. She could work when her children were at school. She could spend more time with the family than it had been possible with her previous job.
Sue: Craft worker
Sue had young children who needed her. She found it difficult to get a regular job and to cater for them at the same time. However, she loved all types of craft work. She made all her children's clothes, she knitted and she made rugs. She even tried her hand at jewellery making. Soon, her friends began to ask her to make things for them and she was asked to help to run a craft group in her village. She realised that she could use this as a way of making money. It started off merely as a way of making a little extra money from home. Nonetheless, she soon began to go to craft fairs and to get work from the Internet as well.
Linda : Market research interviewer
You do not have to work at home in order to work from home. Linda is a market research interviewer for several companies. She accepts the surveys that she wants and she works on her own time, fitting the work around her home and family.
Other work from home moms
Writing is a job which can be done from home. There are a number of websites which require people to write short articles for them. If you enjoy writing, this may be the job for you. Many people make money by buying and selling items on the auction site eBay. You can also locally advertise that you will clean, sew and garden, for example. It is likely that there are people who want this sort of work done for them.