Many people will agree that mothers have the most important job in the world. Raising a family involves a lot more than just being there for your children. It requires a mother to wear many different hats. From being a full-time chef to a taxi driver, or from stepping in as an emergency nurse to lending a comforting ear when your kids need one, the life of a Mom doesn’t slow down.
Although many mothers will claim that they don’t need to be praised, their value cannot be quantified, and they don’t get the credit they deserve. Hard work, dedication, and discipline are characteristics that are ingrained into a mother’s skillset.
While being a full-time Mom is a tough job in itself, life doesn’t always make things any easier. Sometimes families need additional income to provide a better life for their children. This often means that mothers have to find more time out of their busy day to earn some extra cash.
A forty-hour per week office job might bring in the necessary funds, but it may not be a realistic option for many Moms. Between commuting and overtime, the working hours can far exceed what’s on paper.
Luckily, there are some great ways to make extra income that are better suited to busy mothers. Here are four options to consider.
Declutter and sell
Most people’s houses are full of old or unwanted items that will never be used again. Whether its clothes, toys, equipment, electronics, furniture, or something in between, your unwanted items may have some value.
Take on a decluttering project and go through every room with a fine-tooth comb. Categorize your unwanted things and decide what’s worth selling.
It’s never been easier to sell household or personal items. Take quality photos and videos of your stuff and use social media or online selling platforms for marketing them.
Not only will this make you some extra money, but it will also create precious space around your home.
If you’re comfortable minding and providing for your children, there’s no reason why you couldn’t do so with others. While some mothers wouldn’t like the idea of caring for someone else’s children, others are naturals and enjoy the process.
Contact local parents in your community or research childcare websites to advertise your services.
Become a carer for an elderly relative
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light how vulnerable our elderly loved ones are. Now more than ever, they need help and care to maintain their health. In certain circumstances, you can become a caregiver for them.
If you have a vulnerable or elderly relative that needs help, go through the necessary processes and get paid to take care of family and friends.
Your role will depend solely on the extent of their needs.
Freelance remote work
Over the last number of months, we have seen a distinct rise in people working from home. Although this has been mainly down to necessity, it has shed light on work opportunities that people may not have been aware of.
There is a myriad of freelance remote work available online, in areas such as teaching, writing, blogging, marketing, and graphic design. Research remote jobs that align with your skillset and see if there’s something to suit you.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.