- Guest Post written by Carla from Boomer Biz
How Stay- at- Home Moms can make money during the Pandemic
It is fair to say that the pandemic had a major impact on the lives of every person in the world in a myriad of ways. For many moms who either work from home or were forced to leave their job to care for their children, the challenge has been even greater.
But even though times have been tough, it doesn’t mean that there are not more opportunities (read 10 things to consider before going self-employed) over the horizon. Here are some great tips for how you can make a new life- even during the pandemic.
How Things Changed
When the pandemic hit and social distancing measures were introduced, it changed how we thought about work.
While most of the world used to go into an office to do their eight hours of work, the need to distance forced many companies to allow a remote work arrangement. Now, more people than ever are working from home and that may not change for the foreseeable future.
Life changed for children as well as most schools had to close down and require most kids to learn and take classes from home. For many moms, that meant staying home as well to help their kids get online, complete their assignments, and sustain a sense of normalcy during very non-normal times.
Many moms are still staying home and, in many cases, juggling their kids and a work life became too much to handle.
Along with that predicament was the fact that many companies that simply cannot exist in a remote world had to lay off their employees. Now, many people are still unemployed and now have to look for alternate ways to earn an income while staying at home.
The good news is that there are ways to continue to help support your family and we’ll talk a little more about that below.
Work from Home
While many moms were out of work, they certainly were not sitting idle. Instead, they have taken on many other responsibilities. If you think about it, they have become a nutritionist, a short-order cook, a teacher, and a mentor for their kids. So if you are looking for a job that you can do, think about what you have already been doing.
For instance, if you have learned more about nutrition and making quick and healthy meals, there is the opportunity to become a blogger or writer so you can teach others. Or if you were helping your kids learn a specific subject and you became an expert of sorts, then you could start a tutoring business and teach other children from home.
Or you could take it a step further and earn a Bachelor of Science in Education so you can start teaching kids professionally. Online degree programs have flexible learning options so you can continue to care for your family.
With the right planning and dedication, moms can start just about any type of business from home. You just need to think about what you have a passion for and mould that into a way to help others.
Starting a Business
Once you have a good idea, it is time to hit the ground running. Just like any business, you will need to start small, but once you start gaining clients, it is time to start a full-blown business. Many people recommend starting a limited liability corporation (LLC) as there are many benefits to this model, including easier paperwork, tax advantages, and more flexibility.
Next, you will want to attract new customers, so marketing will be key. For starters, consider making a website and an attention-grabbing logo.
A smart logo will create a great first impression and will help you to build brand awareness so you can spread the word about your services. You’ll likely have a tight budget at the beginning, so use a program like Adobe to make a free logo design with templates that you can modify to your specific brand.
While it may be daunting at first, it is very possible to create your own business using the skills that you have learned while at home during the pandemic. With the tips above and some dedication, you can make it happen!
Written by Carla from Boomer Biz