So many different life events can lead you down the path to single motherhood, death, divorce – or even your partner pulling a disappearing act when times get tough! But despite these events, the most important thing that you have to do is find a way to carry on and to provide for your child. If you’re stuck between a way of making money and being able to stay at home to care for your child, here are some simple life hacks to help you make money from the comfort of your own home…
1# Blogging/ Becoming a Freelance Writer:
If you have been blessed with the literary gift and you love reading and writing, then being a blogger or a freelance writer could be the perfect option for you. This could be the ideal transition from working a 9-5 job, as after you have established yourself as a well-respected online writer, where you have built your own following, then you can make writing a full-time online job.
The best thing about writing online is that the working hours are really flexible and it’s easy to look after a child and write around their schedules. Although there may be deadlines, it’s reassuring to know that you can give your child all of the attention and love in the world, but still, have the resources to work.
Given the fact that you’re at home looking after your own at home, childminding can be one of the easiest ways to not only make money but also to get your child interacting with other kids – providing that you enjoy looking after them!
Offering childminding services for friends, family and other private clients (if you begin advertising) can be a great way to make some extra cash whilst at home. If you love looking after children, then another avenue to go down is foster caring. Thousands of children need to be placed into foster homes during transition periods. You can earn a salary that will increase depending on your experience and it’s also a really rewarding career!
3# Direct Sales:
A great way to get yourself back out there connecting with people as a single mum is through field sales. So may direct marketing companies offer personal selling prospects, often in the field of beauty products, kitchen equipment, and educational toys. It’s a great way to get in contact with old friends and contacts. Some sales opportunities can be really fun and involve hosting events and parties to promote your products.
4# Rent a Room:
If you feel too busy looking after your child to have a full-time job – providing you have space – you can also rent your room out to lodgers and passing guests. You can make up to £7500 a year tax-free! As an added bonus, your lodger could add a welcomed presence to your home!
Alice Porter is an avid writer who is passionate about promoting a strong female lifestyle. She enjoys good food, great company and far off places