Rewarding Work Opportunities for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads (Guest Post)
Written by: Gwen Payne
Long gone are the days when stay-at-home parents needed to exit the workforce in order to care for their children full-time. Thanks to the rapidly growing e-commerce market and freelancing economy, remote work has never been more attainable than it is now. From starting a side business to working as a freelancer, parents can now choose to stay home with their kids while simultaneously working online as much or as little as they want or need.
Fish Full Life is dedicated to providing you with content that encourages you towards living your best life. With that in mind, read on to explore some of the best remote work opportunities for stay-at-home moms and dads, and how to make them work!
Start Your Own Online Business
There are plenty of ways to generate income online if you’re looking to start a side business that allows you to work from home while caring for your children throughout the day. From starting an e-commerce business to working as a freelance writer or virtual assistant, there are so many different ways to make money online — all while working from the comfort of your home.
However, not all home-based business ideas are ideal for stay-at-home moms and dads — especially in the age of the coronavirus. Amid COVID-19, for instance, side hustles like freelance graphic design, content production, web design, or computer programming tend to be safe and prosperous choices. Additionally, you could work as a consultant if you’re an expert in an industry such as marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), web development, or any other field.
One thing to keep in mind is these options will all require a quick and stable internet connection. The last thing you want to do is be uploading a critical project or chatting with a client and have your internet bog down, or worse, drop the connection entirely.
Not every home-based business involves the internet, though. Work-from-Home Depot notes other flexible business ideas for stay-at-home moms and dads include pet sitting, website testing, and dropshipping. Dropshipping is one of the best work opportunities for stay-at-home parents who are looking to launch an e-commerce business, as this allows them to open an online shop without needing to store physical inventory in their homes. Pet sitting, however, could be a great option for animal-loving families with plenty of extra space in their homes for furry guests.
Whatever you decide, be sure to protect your personal assets by forming an LLC. It’s a quick and simple process, and you can rest easy knowing your business and your personal finances are kept separate in the event troubles come your way.
Promote Your New Business from Home
Whether you start working as a freelancer, entrepreneur, or solopreneur, you’ll need to promote your products and services in order to find your first clients or customers — and achieve success as the owner of a new online business. To promote your business, you could:
● Start a blog and/or work with influencers to drive traffic to your website.
● Connect with your target audience on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
● Put some money into search engine advertising and SEO.
● Create and distribute regular email newsletters.
● Launch your own podcast.
If you’re going to start a podcast as a way to entertain, inform, and connect with your target audience, the time and effort you put into getting the podcast up and running will be well worth it. By launching a podcast, Chron points out that you’ll build brand awareness, drive traffic to your website or online store, and market your products and services directly to your listeners.
Plus, you could hire other freelancers to assist you as you get the ball rolling — whether you need a scriptwriter, podcast host, or producer. Joining the remote workforce with your own business takes a leap of faith, and that uncertainty can be a challenge. But thanks to the freelance economy, e-commerce market, and other technological advancements that make remote work a real possibility, being a stay-at-home mom or dad has never been easier — or more profitable.
If you have questions about starting your own business from home, contact Gwen Payne at Invisible Moms.