A baby on the way, wow! That is a great reason to celebrate. The joys of motherhood have started from picking out baby names, putting up a nursery, reading all the books and purchasing all the things your baby will need.
Along with these exciting new activities come new expenses. It is simply unavoidable. You know that from this point forward, you will not just be looking after and spending for yourself. Also, being pregnant causes certain limitations in mobility and performance of everyday tasks– some may even cause you to be less capable of doing work the way you’re used to.
How can you possibly work, save up and prepare for the bundle of joy you are expecting when you’re already having difficulty dragging yourself out of bed, dealing with morning sickness, battling the unbelievable sleepiness, cravings and mood swings?
Local mom groups and new mothers groups would often suggest for you to take a look at best careers for mothers and women who work at home. There are plenty of options out there but if you’re looking for work at home for expecting moms, we give you here 3 simple ways to earn income:
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1. Go freelance
Going online to do freelance work is definitely one of the best stay at home jobs no matter how far along you are. Depending on your skills, hobbies and interests, there are so many options even for when you are working at home with a baby. Writing articles, data entry, medical transcription and virtual assistantship are just some of the choices for women who work at home.
What’s good about working freelance is that your time is very much flexible. Stay at home moms can attest to the benefit of not having to work a nine-to-five shift and still have more than enough to make ends meet.
Websites like About.com, ezinearticles, Yahoo Voices and eHow is where online marketers hire and pay individuals for write-ups on almost topic under the sun. Understanding their terms does give you an edge in getting work from these webpreneurs.
2. Sell your stuff
Another highly suggested stay at home job idea is selling you stuff online. What makes this an excellent work at home for expecting moms, you say?
Well, for starters, you get to de-clutter your house and make room for all the baby things. Look around your house for anything you don’t and won’t need anymore, maybe even those items that are not child-friendly too. A Nielsen survey has discovered that an average home in the United States has about 52 unused items lying around worth $3,100. Just imagine how much passive income selling your stuff online can generate!
3. Use your voice
Yes, pregnancy poses some challenges and limitations but it clearly does not affect your ability to think or speak. Are you skilled at a foreign language? Do you have excellent communication skills? How about sales and marketing abilities?
If so, why not utilize these skills and become an online tutor for languages or work at a telemarketing or call center? Most of these companies offer work-from-home opportunities thanks to the many computer programs that bridge the distance.
Finding work at home for expecting moms is not as difficult as it seems. Come to think of it, the new career that could come out of a seemingly short-term job is a wonderful gift for new mothers and future stay at home moms. Just as in pregnancy, the jobs you will sign up for need time and patience but the outcome will surely be worth your while.