Working from home can be difficult for newly divorced moms. Divorce is like driving across a country where you had a planned route, but the unexpected happens: traffic jams and accidents force the road to be closed. You are left with no other option than to find another route. When divorce happens, there is the need to check for another way, work on your budget, and take full responsibility for your family and yourself.
Once upon a time, being a divorced mom meant an end to financial freedom. A smart, creative, and self-driven woman should not lose her financial freedom because of divorce. She has what it takes to determine what the new normal should be for her.
One of the advantages of technological advancements in recent history is that divorced moms (like any other person) can earn money working from home. Here are six ways divorced moms can make money working from the comfort of their homes and attain their financial freedom.
How Divorced Moms Can Make Money Working From Home
1. Affiliate Marketing
One way to earn money while sleeping is affiliate marketing. It is the process of making an income by promoting a company or a person’s product or services up to the sale point. Did you know that you don’t have to own your products or services to earn big as an affiliate marketer? Instead, you are saddled with the responsibility of attracting and convincing potential customers of the merchant’s product’s value so that they end up buying it. When someone buys, you get a fraction of the sale price. Isn’t this too good to be true? I bet it is.
It is relatively easy to start as an affiliate marketer. All you need to do is be intentional and active in reviewing products/services within your niche. Your reviews have to make prospective customers realize why they need to switch to the product or service. As soon as you start gaining traction in the affiliate marketing business, introduce PPC (a paid advertising) to generate more traffic.
2. Online Subject Tutor
One option for stay-at-home moms is becoming an online tutor in a subject they are knowledgeable about. Aside from being a lucrative profession for anyone who loves to teach and impact others, it also gives one the privilege to work with students from varied cultural backgrounds and geographic territories. So what is stopping you?
For divorced moms with a background in teaching, all you need for this position is an internet connection, basic computer skills, and a passion for helping others achieve their goals.
Here is some good news: you don’t need to worry about losing track of your time taking online classes. With agency time tracking, you can automatically capture all the time you spend on work activities in the background – from meetings and courses to marking assignments, preparing work, and planning lectures.
3. Virtual Assistant
Being a virtual assistant does not require a person to have years of schooling or experience, and it doesn’t need all of your time. Well organized, detail-oriented divorced moms can stay on task and earn some well-deserved extra income as a virtual assistant.
It’s much like a conventional assistant, saddled with the responsibility of helping others with their business needs right from a corner of your home! That’s how much flexibility you get. Business needs can range from managing emails to creating infographics and keeping track of schedules.
If you desire to work around your schedule and earn decently, then freelancing is perfect for you. There are a lot of jobs that you can do as a freelancer. One can occupy writing, photography, blogging, graphics designing, coding, and many other jobs as a freelancer. You might not even know of some of your capabilities. Discovering the new you is helpful after going through a divorce, and freelancing jobs can place you on that path towards finding and embracing your latest version.
In all sincerity, being a mom is already a full-time job, and working from home by freelancing can help bring a lot of relief. Writing is a valuable skill nowadays to make some money from by taking freelance copywriting jobs or running a blog to share details on the responsibilities of being a mum, for instance. You can also decide to write instead for a writing website or a newsletter on subjects such as traveling, cooking, lifestyle, health tips, technology, personal life issues, finance, and lots more on a weekly, monthly, or daily basis. If you know the trade tricks, you can make extra money freelancing – something you can do while your kids nap.
5. Social Media Manager
We are in social media times, and most people – even busy moms – utilize one social media platform or the other daily. So why can’t divorced moms use this to their advantage? As a social media manager, you create content for companies and personalities to grow their fan base and communities across their social media platforms in exchange for cash. The only requirement is that you are tech-savvy, creative, and can follow trends.
You can find social media job positions on freelancing websites such as Freelancer and Guru.com. A few companies may offer to train beginners for free. However, due to freelance jobs’ competitive nature, prior training in social media marketing may give you an edge over others. You can find social media management courses on Udemy. Choose the one that offers varied modules and experiences so you can broaden your horizons.
6. Creative Jobs
Here is another opportunity for you to transform your unique skills into an additional source of income. For instance, if you love baking, try to offer your confectioneries to people around you. You can set up a small confectionery business in your house to serve your neighbors. Be sure to get more information about the necessary state and country requirements for starting a home-based confectionery business.
Alternatively, you can set up an online training class on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. Udemy and some other e-learning platforms pay royalties to tutors for every person who signs up for their courses.
If you are experienced in event planning or taking good pictures, try to look for gigs as an event planner or photographer. If you are good at designs, it is time to consider selling your designs online. Sell designs for t-shirts and other types of apparel. Whatever you think you are good at, key into it and use that to generate an income for yourself. The earning potential of the creative industry is limitless.
Wrapping Up on Working From Home As a Divorced Mom
Perhaps you are reading this because you do not know where to start or what to engage in to get yourself sustained. In that case, take the above as a shining light pointing you to see the various opportunities and ways you can start to earn from home as a divorced mom. Kill those fears and worries. Let us know which of these options you will be exploring and how you intend to go about it.
If already are working from home with a good-paying job that allows you to stay at home and earn, you are free to drop a comment so that others can learn from you.
Lori Wade is a journalist from Louisville. She is a content writer who has experience in small editions. Lori is engaged in news and conceptual articles on the topic of business. You can find her on Twitter & LinkedIn. She has good experience and knowledge in her field. www.twitter.com/loriwade1122