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Becoming a mom changes everything about your life. Once the little ones start to arrive, you may find that a job that was a great fit for you may no longer be ideal. The time may have come to find a new career with more flexibility so that your priorities can include the family. Fortunately, many options are available to do so, and more are being added all the time.
Independent Business Owner
If you have an outgoing personality and enjoy sharing products you love with others, you can become an independent business owner at a company such as Amway. Amway has been in business since 1959 and offers quality health, beauty, and home care products. You get started for a minimal fee and make commission on everything you sell. Check out the product line and get great info on Amway by visiting the company’s Instagram account.
In addition to Amway, you may know about similar companies that offer the opportunity to become your own independent business owner. They are only a few of the many opportunities in which you can own your own business and make it as large or as small as you want.
Social Media Evaluator
If you are a social media fanatic, you may do well as a social media evaluator. The job entails working to maximize clients’ social media accounts. This job may require some set hours and daily social media use, which you probably already are doing. You may also qualify for social media management jobs if you have any marketing experience. Other job titles to search for on job websites include multimedia coordinator, social media specialist, or social media copywriter.
Customer Service Representative
More companies seem to pop up every day with offers for at-home customer service work. You have to have a computer and a phone set up, but the opportunities are numerous. You can find full-time, part-time, or contract work. A quick check of one website showed about 52 pages of telecommuting customer service jobs, some of which are manager-level positions.
Blogger or Copywriter
If you have excellent writing skills and can tell a story, you can work for a website or write for social media. Paid blogging is a great way to make money, and you can write about subjects you actually know about, such as fashion, health, or parenthood. If you prefer to receive an assignment and instructions on how to complete it, copywriting may be a better option for you. You do your own research and write about assigned topics.
If you are a member of the grammar police, you may find great satisfaction as a freelance proofreader. Companies offer assignments and pay can vary. Some of the assignments may have a fairly quick turnaround time, but this opportunity is one of the most flexible options. You can even work on your laptop in bed.
Tutor or Online Teacher
Do you have a degree or are working toward one in math, English, science, or another subject? You may be able to use your skills to tutor. Many companies hire virtual tutors in all subjects. Some provide training in the required material and others require a degree or certification. If you have an English background, you may be able to teach English as a second language to children. Work hours may depend on the requirements of the educational firm for which you work. The best work hours are early in the morning or late at night — hopefully while your own children are sleeping.
In the ever-expanding digital world, new opportunities for remote and freelance work are added all the time. Why would a mom want to give up the regular nine to five for one of these careers? You can make appointments for you or your kids during business hours. You can be available when your family needs you. You can take a nap if the kids kept you up all night because your schedule is flexible. Finally, you never have to wear clothes you hate and you can work barefoot if you want.