Are you looking to work part time from home?
Many stay at home mums/dads struggle to make ends meet. Living off one income or benefits is really hard. Some mums like to work from home so they can be around their children all the while, some can’t afford childcare and have no option but to work form home, others like the flexibility home working brings.
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There are these days lots of options for work based at home. Here are just a few examples….
- Selling on eBay
- Being a virtual assistant,
- Blogging for business,
- Setting up an online shop,
All these lend themselves to working from home. A really good resource for finding these part time jobs is to take a look at the website workingmums.co.uk. Another is word of mouth, just ask anyone you know if they have any ideas. Maybe you could be a brilliant local birthday cake baker? Or perhaps you could do ironing whilst your baby naps?
I know formal part time jobs bring in a much need security of pay and this is right for some. Other people like to have complete flexibility, I know I do as it means during the big school holidays I can really be with my kids and burn the midnight oil at other times.
I used to think it was really unfair that despite being a full on, full time stay at home mum we really needed me to bring in money to in order to be able to afford the bills. We weren’t exactly living luxuriously. However on talking with a few grandmas I know this has always been a necessity unless you are a very high earning families. They told me stales of mending and washing, minding kids and filling envelopes, taking in typing and allsorts. It turns out not be a new situation at all!
Life can feel very demanding when you have little ones the thought of taking a part time job may feel just too much but there are perks
- It’s a change for you and sometimes that a good thing, you may feel really energised and engaged by the change
- It’s good for your cv
- Extra money i s helpful and nice
- It may be good for your self esteem to feel you are contributing in this way to your home
- Your may appreciate your time with your children even more
Good luck finding a part time job that is right for you.
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