How to Be a WHAM and Love it!

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Since my husband and I started our family, being a stay at home mom has always been a priority for me. Unfortunately, the cost of living is rising disproportionately to wages. It is becoming more and more difficult for moms to stay home. On the flip side, the cost of daycare can be prohibitive for young families with multiple children.

I’ve always felt a drive to work. I love the feeling of creating, teaching, and being productive (beyond that of what I do with my own wonderful children, of course!). I also desire the greater financial security that more and more often comes with multiple incomes.

For many moms, it can often seem really tough to find a job that is going to be a good fit for you and your family. Often, hours don’t fit with your family’s schedule or companies want you to commit too much time. Because of these and other hurdles, being a work at home mom (WAHM) can be a really great option!

Here are some great ideas for moms to make money working at home.

Be A Contract Worker

You might consider being a contract worker for a company in your local area – or even the company that you used to work for. This is especially great for people who have connections with their previous companies. If your previous employers loved you and miss you, you might be able to do work for them from home.

One work at home option that is very popular right now are teaching English online opportunities. Some companies require a bachelor’s degree while others do not.

Work With Home-Working Companies

Often you can find companies that hire people to work for them from home. This could be customer service or admin work – but it’s something that you can do without having to leave your home. In my area there are several large companies that hire customer service agents to answer calls from their home. You must be able to dedicate large chunks of uninterrupted time. If you have young children at home, you’d need to arrange to work during their nap time or have a mother’s helper at home with you.

Go Freelance

Being a Work at Home Mom has it’s pros and cons. Moms of very young children or mothers who homeschool have to juggle caring for children and working, often simultaneously. In my experience working from home, which I’ve been doing in various capacities for the past 9 years, the pros far outweigh the cons. You get to be at home, available for your family, and work, doing a job that you love.

You might decide to go freelance. This could work in two different ways. You can freelance in newer field – like writing. If you are already skilled in a certain field, like accounting or bookkeeping, you could freelance in that. Freelancing allows you to take as much or as little work as you want.

Create A Business

You could also think about starting your own business. You may be in the perfect position to do this right now. If you’re not sure that you can do it, then you could also look into an accredited online mba program so that you have the skills. And then get to work. Because being a mompreneur in this day and age is an absolute real thing. There are so many great online programs now for continuing education!

I recently started a business out of my home. My degree and my background as a preschool teacher and a therapist and tutor for young children with special needs gave me the tools I needed to start a Mom’s Day Out program from my home.

Start Blogging

Finally, it may also be the case that you’d love to start blogging too. Because you can definitely make money with a blog. From sponsorships to ad income, to affiliate income, and your own branded products, there are plenty of ways to monetize your skills in writing and creating. Yes, it takes work, a lot of work. I know from personal experience, success in blogging won’t just be handed to you. But with a lot of hard work, some great mentoring, you can do it from home, earn money, and absolutely love doing it too. And what could be better than that?

About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.