Staying at home with the kids does not mean that you have to stop working.
Many people who spend their days at home with children successfully earn at least a side income through a work-from-home job. This extra money could potentially help your family to enjoy greater financial security and a more comfortable lifestyle. These are some of the most popular home-based jobs to consider this year.
Become a Blogger
If you love to write, you could turn your talent into a side business in your free time by becoming a professional blogger. After you set up a blog website, simple write a few posts to get started. Then, write a new post every couple of days to keep your content fresh. Use social media to announce each of your new posts to your connections, and look into other ways to promote your blog.
Over time, you can build a large following. Advertisers will then pay you money to advertise their products on your blog in different ways. Some bloggers have multiple blogs to generate even more income.
Sell Products on eBay
EBay is a popular website that allows individuals like you to sell any type of quality products. Some products are auctioned on this website for the best price. Other products have an established minimum price, and this gives you some control over your profits when you sell products on eBay.
Some people will make their own products to sell online through this website, and others will find a cheap source for products and resell them for a higher price through Ebay. For example, you can connect with a wholesale supplier. You can even purchase items through classified ads or yard sales to sell on Ebay.
Start an eCommerce Business
Another excellent idea to consider is to start an ecommerce business from home. After you choose the products that you want to sell, you can develop a website that serves as your virtual storefront. This website should have a payment gateway that allows you to accept payments for the products.
You can advertise your website in many ways, including through ads on other websites, social media marketing and more. This option requires you to have ample storage space available for the products you sell or to use a drop-ship option from your supplier.
Become a Customer Service Agent
The work-from-home options described thus far are those that are independent opportunities, and this means that you are the boss. There are other ideas that you can consider if you prefer to generate a more reliable source of income from home right from the start by working for someone else.
Many companies are hiring remote workers to answer the phones and provide customer assistance. You would need to commit to working a certain number of hours each day for most of these positions. One way that stay-at-home parents do this is by sending the kids to preschool for a couple of hours each day or by working in the evenings after the other parent has gotten home from work.
Assist Others Virtually
You can also consider becoming a virtual assistant. Most of the tasks that you may be asked to do as a virtual assistance are administrative. This means that you may schedule appointments, type dictated letters, perform data entry tasks and more. Some virtual assistants also make travel arrangements, conduct online research or assist with menial marketing-related tasks.
In some cases, you will work for multiple clients on a regular basis who each have only a light need for your services, and each one may contact you every day or two with new projects to work on. In other cases, you will work for a single client who keeps you busy on a full-time basis.
Take time to explore each of these opportunities today to determine which one could suit your time availability, interests and talents. Share your thoughts below.