Going back to work after a baby’s arrival is one of the hardest things a new mom will do. Many families depend on both parents’ income to make ends meet, and nurturers need to feel like adults, too. Finding positions that suit the needs of a new mom is just as challenging as re-entering the workforce. Here are three jobs that are perfect for new mommies like you. Today’s Story is sponsored by our numerous advertisers.
Start Your Own Business
As motherly duties and doctor appointments fill your to-do list, it may feel impossible to even consider the 9-to-5 grind. You need a flexible calendar that can change at a moment’s notice. Is it really possible to set your own schedule and work around your partner’s home time while still having a purpose beyond parenthood? You bet it is. It’s easy to become an independent business owner with Amway.
As an Amway entrepreneur, customize your day to your ideal balance between work and the kiddo. Amway offers each team member full support and plenty of tools to help you build your business through their proven strategies. Amway’s culture is respectful, positive and just as much about building quality relationships as promoting Amway products.
Get Into Real Estate
Even rookie mothers stuck in the baby-moon phase need to get out of the house and get their mental juices flowing. Going part-time with a flexible job in an industry like real estate is likely something you’ve already considered, and some extra money in the bank for mommy-baby yoga classes wouldn’t hurt either.
A suitable option is real estate appraisal – determining the value of a property that’s for sale. Since most of this work is performed on-site, this job does entail a lot of travel. However, you set your travel radius and schedule appraisals around your
available free time. You may also want to consider off-site appraisal which uses current market trends in the neighborhood — frequently found online — to determine a property’s value.
To get started, you’ll need to work toward achieving licensure. Another option is to become a real estate agent, for which you’ll need a state-specific license after completing training and testing. In this job, you’ll be showing and selling houses and other property and may depend on your commissions as part of your earnings.
Consider Virtual Assisting
For some new moms, nothing is better than logging into the office from the comfort of home. Not only can you have your baby’s bassinet within arm’s reach, you could also clock more hours each week once you forego the long commute and time spent at a day-care facility.
Pursue your work-from-home dreams by putting your organizational skills to work as a virtual assistant. Basic office tasks such as responding to customers’ emails, organizing travel plans for executives, or making sales calls for a local business could pay an average of $15 per hour or more, depending on your qualifications. Online assisting offers moms the freedom ease into the work day, or even take a nap when the baby’s asleep.
An excellent resource for finding non-traditional jobs is FlexJobs. As the name implies, FlexJobs is one of the best ways to find great jobs that fit your ideal work-life goals. Bilingual jobs are hot in the virtual world right now, so if you’re fluent in Spanish or have translation skills in Italian or Japanese, the perfect virtual job is waiting for you.
As technology moves the workplace out of the high-rise and into the three-bedroom ranch, more and more families are benefiting from this extra parenting time. The costs to get started as a virtual assistant are very minimal, and if you have a decent computer, you may be able to start as quickly as tomorrow. Don’t forget that many companies hire virtual assistants on a contract basis, so check with your family’s tax accountant before making any financial decisions you don’t understand.
Just because you have a brand-new little one at home doesn’t mean your future career prospects are out of reach. These are just examples of three great jobs with awesome pay that are available for new moms. Happy job hunting!