Being a stay at home mum seems like a walk in the park till you’ve quit your day job and you find yourself stuck in a rut, caught up in a cycle of never ending hours constantly on your feet, cleaning and cooking, taking care of the kids, catering to your husband, doing homework, changing diapers etc. Needless to say, being a mum is a full time job, but we don’t get paid for it so we tend to lean heavily on our men for financial support.
Women are the backbone of the family. They hold the home together, while it’s the duty of the man to provide for and cater to the financial needs of the family, but no be only him waka come and with the world wide economical nose dive, every financial support counts no matter how little.
But did you know that you can watch your kids grow, be hands on in their daily routine and still be able to contribute financially?
Here are 7 job options you can monetize from the comfort of your home.
Most women love to cook and everybody loves to eat. If you belong to the former, you can create a lunch menu and deliver to companies, shops and individuals around you. You can also bake cupcakes, fry puffpuff, make sandwiches or even blend smoothies. Become the go to lady for all things edible.
You can run a babysitting business out of your home. You’re taking care of your own infants and toddlers so why not add the tots of other individuals for some extra cash? Just be sure to have a nurse on speed dial and take on only as many kids as you can manage and the age group convenient for you.
SELL YOUR CRAFT
Do you like to Knit? Sew? Make beads or Paint? Do you know how to make hair? Do nails or makeup? Can you make soap? Delve in, discover your God given talent and turn it to a money making venture. I know a housewife that currently rakes in big bucks selling simple collages on canvass. Dig into your creative hats and pull out your jackpot. It’s in you.
In reference to sell your craft, you can also volunteer to tutor people interested in learning what you know for a few hours every day. If you aren’t keen on letting strangers into your home, you can create a YouTube channel and regularly post HOW TO videos on hair, makeup, fashion, knitting etc. Consistency is the key to monetizing.
Are you good with words? Do you like to write? Then you can take up blogging. This is real easy because all you’re doing is documenting your daily activities and with time and consistency, making money from it. Imagine keeping a diary of what you do every day. You’d be surprised at how many people are interested in knowing how you puree bananas for your 6m old baby or how you juggle being a soccer mum and a wife.
There are a lot of proof reading jobs online that pay good money. If you like to read then this is something you ought to look into. All you have to do is read through manuscripts and correct typos, punctuation errors and misconstruction of sentences.
Being a stay at home mum means you get to use a lot of products. Canned foods, cosmetics, detergents, baby food etc. You can document your experience with each product. How it works, if it works and rate it. Most women will Google a hair product researching for consumer reviews before purchasing. Create a website for this purpose and be the one whose opinion counts.
There are so many other job options to look into, but first be sure to thoroughly examine your skills, explore your interests and create a schedule to manage your time. Study how you can balance family and business so one doesn’t suffer for the other and you don’t have to deal with stress and fatigue. Most importantly, whatever you do MUST be fun for YOU and LOVED by YOU.
Ms Ssygala, is the mother of two rambunctious kids and blogging is her last line to sanity
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