Working at home as a mother can be a delicate balance between organization and planning. But with a little dedication and drive any mother can find the balance of working from home and raising a family.
First you must decide what career you are going to pursue as a stay at home mom. The sky is the limit for choices. Professionally, you may find many opportunities in your area of college credits. Many companies are now realizing the benefits of allowing it’s employees to telecommute. Non-professionally there are still many opportunities available for you to earn a living from home. Blogging and freelance writing are 2 of the top growing work at home positions for stay at home. Many companies hire work at home customer service agents for a variety of roles within their organization. Some companies are even willing to change stay at home moms who have little to no professional experience.
Putting together a resume will be your number one priority when you begin looking for work at home jobs. Make sure all of your contact information and previous employment history is well highlighted in your resume. Networking will help you get your resume out there. Uploading your resume to various job sites will maximize your exposure. For writing jobs you should be prepared to write some brief sample articles as part of an employment application.
Keeping an organized work area separate from your family area will maximize your success. Planning your work schedule around your children’s school schedules will allow you the opportunity to take advantage of quiet time at your home. Many companies require that you have a quiet and professional area to work that has some basic office equipment. You will want to set you office up just like you would a job outside of your home. Include a computer, telephone and fax/printer just for the basics. Some work at home jobs will require that you purchase specialized equipment like a business phone but remember that anything that you purchase for your home office is tax deductible.
No matter what you choose to do professionally it can be a rewarding experience working from the comfort of your own home. People doing this find that they enjoy what they do for a living much more. Staying organized is the key to success.