Becoming a mom – whether it is your first time around or 5th – can be a bit overwhelming. This is especially true when you have to financially support your baby or children and you find that going back to work just doesn’t appeal to you anymore. There is hope; you can make the money you need to care for your baby while being there for him. These are the best WAHM jobs for new moms interested in taking an “extended maternity leave”.
A Warm WAHM World Welcome
If you were previously working outside the home or are currently doing so, you may have read or should read “Should You Permanently Extend Your Maternity Leave?” for help in determining whether or not working from home will work best for you and your baby.
If you’ve already determined that home is where your heart is and where your office ought to be too, this list of new mom-friendlyWAHM jobs and income generating ideas will help you to make that dream of leaving your demanding boss for your demanding but far more adorable baby a beautiful reality.
Your Job in Your Home
Maybe you love your job and your job loves you, and your job is in on the more frequently seen use of telecommuting. This could equal the perfect work at home situation; where you get to continue contributing to your current place of employment, receive the same income, enjoy company functions and benefits and still be at home with your baby. Your boss may be willing to work with you, even if working your position entirely from home is not an option. You may be required to work on site part time or so many hours a week, or simply attend meetings and give reports daily to show what you’ve accomplished as proof that you actual do the work while you are being granted the privilege of being home.
Creativity Turned Cash
If you have a hobby or skill that will interest, entertain or help others you may be able to put it to work for you. What kinds of hobbies and skills fall into this category?
- Writing – there are many opportunities for freelance writing on the web
- Crafts – You can create whatever your heart desires and sell it where you wish, but be cautious when looking into work from home business opportunities that ask you to pay for the pieces to assemble their craft products for sales. These are often time and money consuming scams
Social Butterflies in Business
Are you the social type? You may enjoy working from home through a business opportunity that allows you to connect with other moms, people and sale products you are interested in at home parties.
Texting and Typing
You’ll quickly learn that phone jobs can be difficult to maintain for moms of younger children. Even with a newborn that sleeps the majority of the time, phone jobs – especially those with set hours – can be a bit much for a beginner WAHM with a baby. If you have typing skills or enjoy texting, there are many companies that allow you to answer questions, engage in conversation or offer customer support of the technical kind via your computer’s keyboard.
If you love children, you may consider taking in a few to care for and either babysit part time or provide full time care for in a home daycare setting. While this can be exciting, remember that your baby will need lots of attention and so will the other children you take on caring for. Will you be up to it?
Remember, there are plenty of real opportunities to earn bucks and time with your bundle of joy. Be thorough in your search for WAHM positions and see what works best for you.