Stay At Home Mom Jobs
Stay at home mom jobs are really hard to find. In fact, being a stay at home mom is a tough job in and of itself but in the current economy we all have to find ways fill the gaps in our daily budget. One of the biggest challenges is the fact that you do not have regular hours that you can devote to a job. Most employers looking for part time staff will not be happy with the irregular hours that stay at home moms can offer.
With that being said, one of the best stay at home mom jobs is a job that comes from a real employer that you know and trust. If you can find someone and come to an arrangement that you will work from home and work flexible hours then it will be ideal.
This is not always possible and for most of us this will be impossible. Unless you have some very specific skill that is in high demand, you will probably not be high on an employers list of must-have staff. The ideal scenario of working from home and having the flexibility of hours is something that you can find with online jobs.
Online job opportunities range from the sublime to the criminal. You really have your work cut out for you to find a great job online. There are so many concealed scams that will only take your money. This can take its toll on you emotionally and many moms have had so many disappointments that they will not even try anymore.
The great news is that the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is now policing so-called work from home programs and its come a long way to getting rid of all the scammers. With that being said, you need to be careful where you tread. Lets quickly look at some home job opportunities that are available to you.
1. Hired Gun:
Being a hired gun can be a highly flexible and very lucrative job. You will need some special skill or qualification that will allow you to approach potential employers and offer them your services on a contractual basis. By working on a contractual basis you can work on your own time and at your own pace – providing that you fulfill your obligation. If you used to be in a skilled job then it could be worth your while to approach all your contacts in the field and at least throw out the idea. You’d be surprised at how many companies are willing to employ people on a more casual basis.
2. Turn Your Passion Into Profit:
The whole internet business thing has been beaten to death. However, it is still the quickest and easiest way to start a business. We all have a passion. We all have something that we love to do – even when we do not get paid for it. The internet allows us to turn this into a business. Whether its painting, making baby clothes or toy trains – there is a market for you to tap into and its ideal for a stay at home mom.
Freelancing is still the quickest and easiest way to start making money online. You probably won;t make millions but it can be a nice second income. With great flexibility and an abundance of work you can do it even if you have no skills. Freelancing through websites like Odesk.com, eLance.com and Guru.com allows you to offer your services to potential employers and work through the websites as the broker between employer and employee. There are more than 40 categories of online work available with the majority in writing, programming, graphic design, web design and customer support.
Most employers are willing to give you the basic training and will work with you. The important thing is that you have to be committed. Good support staff is hard to find and if you have good English then you can be perfect as a virtual assistant.
If you are looking for stay at home mom jobs online then its best that you stick to well known websites. As a rule of thumb, if the offer sounds too good to be true then it probably is. Expect a realistic rate and if its a business opportunity where you have to invest money before you can start earning something you need to make sure that there is a sound refund policy.