Calling all Moms!
It might seem like a daunting proposition at first, especially if you’re not incredibly tech-savvy or you have little experience working with the internet. But working from home is becoming much more accessible and it’s moms who are some of the biggest beneficiaries of the trend. Here, we’re going to look at why working from home could be right for you and how you can prepare for the next leg of your career.
You’re in control
A lot of people working from home work for themselves. Providing services as a freelancer, a virtual assistant, or a home business offers you a lot of control over how and when you work, as well as how you use the profits. But even if you’re a remote employee working for a company, the freedom in not having to follow all the rules of the office, including dress and etiquette rules, can be very freeing, offering a much less stressful work environment. You might have to get in charge of your own schedule and productivity, which can be a challenge for some, but it’s far from impossible.
It doesn’t cost a whole lot
The cost of travel, of work clothing, of buying every day, it can all add up. Even if you want to start a business from home, you might need some fast cash to set up a website and get some marketing, but it’s way less expensive than starting a business elsewhere. If you’re trying to be ultra-frugal, then the only expense that most people working from home need to be concerned with, initially, is paying for access to the internet. In time, it’s a good idea to invest the money you’ve earned to set up a real home office with ergonomic furniture, however.
There’s help to get you there
Since working online has become a huge opportunity for moms who are trying to get back into their career, there have been initiatives started to help you do just that. Groups like DigitalMums are helping lots of people in that position learn relevant skills, such as social media use, copywriting, and other digital talents that allow for a more flexible career. The marketplace may have changed a great deal since you took a break from work, so updating your skills could be crucial.
You don’t have to wait to get back your career momentum
Pregnancy is one of the leading reasons that mums have to take a break from their career. Nowadays, women have more options to prepare their career so that they can ease back into it with less difficulty. But if you haven’t had that luck, working from home allows you to get right back into things when and to the degree that you are ready. It allows for a much more flexible career that helps you better maintain that all-important work-life balance.
Working from home does have its risks, so you shouldn’t expect everything to be flowers and rainbows, but you can work around them if you stay aware and be prepared. A lot of women who have had to take breaks from their careers can have difficulty getting back into things and working from home can be a great way to kickstart it again.