I never thought I would be a stay at home parent until I gave birth to my first child. I returned to work after eight weeks, and slowly I started to realize how much I wanted to be at home with my daughter instead of working. Now I’ve been a stay at home mom for almost ten years and I’m considering my options for returning to work. I don’t know where to what I want to do when I return to work since I’ve changed a lot in the time I’ve spent at home. If you’re like me and you’re considering returning to work after being a stay at home parent, there’s six job to consider.
Social Media Manager
If you spend a lot of time on social media, a job as a social media manager may be the perfect fit for you. Companies are noticing the value in having a presence on social media, and are hiring people to interact with customers, answer questions, and share new developments from the company. When searching for social media manager positions, start by looking online on job recruiting websites, new positions are always being added.
You may have heard about people that work from home doing medical transcribing, but you can also find jobs that are not in the medical field. As a blogger I have had various situations when I needed to have an audio conversation transcribed. For this job, you simply listen to audio and type up what you hear. If you type fast and you’re good at listening, this job is perfect for you. Transcribers are usually paid per job, and you can find companies hiring online.
Use your expertise to help you earn money without having to work for anyone. Personal Consultants are used by businesses for lots of different reasons. You can use your knowledge to help start up businesses or help them to stay in business. If you’re thinking about becoming an independent consultant, there are course online to help you set up and start your business. Once you’ve chosen your field of expertise, start advertising to bring in clients. Consulting is a great way to earn money, while doing something you enjoy. You can choose your own hours, where you work, and how your business operates, making it very flexible.
I’m always writing as a blogger, so one of the things I’ve considered was becoming a freelance writer. While the pay may not be awesome at first, the more your write, the better your rate becomes. Getting started was fairly easy. I picked a topic I was comfortable writing about, for me that was travel, and I wrote travel pieces for a travel site and for my own blog. There are several companies that offer freelance writing opportunities, and the pay range from price per word or a base price per article. Freelance writing is another
Virtual Assistants are becoming more and more popular in the online work space. They are a great option for small business, bloggers, and online influencers. You can help with simple tasks like sending emails, answering emails, social media tasks, and so much more. If you have any experience as an administrative assistant you can easily do this job online. To get started as a virtual assistant search online for job listing or create a business and start promoting to gain clients.
If you love to travel and enjoy planning trips, becoming a travel agent may be a great job option for you. Travel agents can help their customers get great deals on travel, hotel, meal options, and so much more. While travel agents aren’t as popular as they use to be in the past, it’s still a job you can do online and earn money from companies helping them get customers booked into their properties. It’s also a great way to supplement your own travel, since some hotels, cruise ships, and popular destinations invite travel agents out to experience their new offerings, so they can easily speak from experience when booking clients.
These are just a few of the options open to stay at home parents looking to enter to job market again. A quick search online can help you get started with finding one that’s a great fit for you and your lifestyle.