When a parent decides to stay at home, he/she has to give up many things including his/her financial independence. In basic households, a mother is the one to make this sacrifice for her kids. Doing house cores, taking care of the kids, doing grocery, cooking etc. i.e. an exhausting unpaid labor, is done by housewives.
The worst thing is to become dependent on your spouse for your financial needs and due to this, he will take the charge of the house and show dominancy. Moreover, you start to feel as if you are not contributing to the well- being of the family.
As stay- at- home moms (SAHMs) cannot go out on a daily basis; they often ask whether they can earn from home. The answer is yes, ofcourse. SAHMs can earn from home with some planning and different ways.
This is the most common and successful way to have financial independence while staying at home. All you need is a computer/ laptop and a good internet connection. Online working includes the following:
. Make a blog
For a start, you can work for a blog company or you can also make your own blog. The key is to follow the latest trends, be creative and consistent. When your blog reaches a good amount of audience, the brands and companies would want to publicize their products through your blog. You can earn money by advertising or selling products as well.
. Online Surveys
These surveys are less complicated but the amount of money would be limited.
. Start your own business
You don’t need an MBA degree to start a business online. It can include cooking, selling clothes or direct contact with the customers with massages etc. It all depends on the things which you are comfortable with in your house.
. Freelance writing or data entry jobs
You can do freelancing or data entry jobs online and also call center jobs from home. Depending upon your interests, you can also give online lectures or make useful YouTube videos and earn from there.
. Part time jobs
If you cannot do a full time job due to your responsibilities at home, then you can always do a part time one. Never let your talent go to waste. Try volunteering or doing shifts at a restaurant or do whatever you are good at like try giving cooking lessons at home etc.
. Make a plan
Having a financial plan is important. Setting your goals, make budgets and try to act accordingly. Consult a financial advisor as well.
No matter how your marriage is, you should be financially independent. Even being a stay- at- home mom, you can accomplish more than you think, you are capable of more than you give yourself credit for. These tips will give you an idea about working from home and you will start seeing things from a different perspective. Believe in yourself first and the rest will follow through.