Stay-at-home mums really desire the need to support the family but the covid-19 pandemic has really changed the pattern of running businesses all over the world. This is just the adverse effect of this disease. Many people have lost their jobs, some work from home while most companies prefer the remote job descriptions.
Amid all these shifts, in Nigeria, the prices of commodities have rapidly increased over the months, leaving civil servants and young/growing entrepreneurs to bear the anguish.
Sudden introduction of policies that affect mostly the masses has become the breaking news on our social media. The question is what is the way out, especially for our stay-at-home mums, yet, seek the necessity to support the family?
In today’s article, thepenvoiceblog has come up with six (6) profitable and creative jobs stay-at-home mums can lay their hands on and make money for themselves and the family.
While the economy seems to be evolving, it is vital to push some factors into consideration before you venture into any of the following. Factors such as location, internet accessibility, abilities, skills, tools and capital.
I recently interviewed a young woman who is a stay-at-home mum and a beauty entrepreneur. She told me that she earns the six figures monthly. Wow! Quite remarkable. Yes! She does. Her name is Valerie Pedro, I would share her story here one of these days to inspire someone out there. You too can.
Without further ado, let’s delve into today’s article. Six profitable jobs stay-at-home mums can do to make money.
1. Content Writer.
Many organizations are actually looking for good content writers that would provide quality and engaging content for them. They prefer to engage you if you have writing skill and proficient.
You don’t even have to wait till an organization contacts you, just keep writing and sharing your content across social media. Or you can start blogging to give your content the formal platform for people to see and read.
The more you engage in this, you will become visible for people to know about your writing skills and the attention you need would be automatically achieved.
Blogging is an arm of content making and delivery. With your consistency, quality of content and mastery, the traffic on your blog would increase.
When this is in the process, you can apply for Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, sponsored content and direct adverts on your blog. This is cool money making with less pressure. The only required working tool you need is your device (phone, tablet, laptop and internet access).
2. Social Media Consultant.
A lot of people are social media gurus. Why waste such skill when you can actually turn this hobby into money? Pitch your skill to a brand, it could be a start up who is in dire need of social media campaigns and visibility. Some of you have huge followers, leverage on this to promote others’ brands.
All you need to do is inventive branding. You can manage the social media platforms of celebrities, organisations and individuals.
You can make money while doing this as a stay-at-home mum. This is one of the advantages of remote work, it brings about flexibility and comfort.
I mentioned earlier about the effect of the pandemic on businesses globally, one of which is the mode of communication. Some companies are in need of a translator. In fact, you can become a translator of many languages for authors, ambassadors, artistes and other brands.
There are international businesses, scholars and authors that would be willing to enroll your services for their translation needs if you can prove your proficiency. To start earning, enlist on a popular freelancing site like Upwork to get started.
If you love the camera or not camera shy, here is your chance on YouTube. Although this is part of content development, but an aspect of it. You can create your own niche you would want people to watch. Find your own subject to develop and build on it.
Over time, it would yield amazing financial results. Choose a niche subject you want to make videos on and get started, but make sure it is a topic that will interest a good audience of people.
You don’t need to have professional equipment or a proper setup to record videos, a mid-range smartphone with a good camera will do the job. You need to create a YouTube channel where your videos can be seen.
5. Online Tutor.
Getting started as an online tutor can be easy in Nigeria. If you love teaching and looking for something that can be done from home, then online tutor jobs are best for you.
Create short 5 – 10 minutes videos on any topic or subject that interests you on online learning platforms like Udemy, Skillshare, and Teachable. You get paid for each student that enrolls for your course.
6. Web Developer.
I have over the years understood the power of creativity and designing. Do you have some understanding of coding and web design? Then you can easily work from home as a website developer. Don’t get yourself worked up if you have little or no experience in the job, the important requirement is your interest in it.
When this is settled, you can quickly run a few online tutorials that can help you get started.
Web development is usually outsourced by companies and businesses in Nigeria and it is, therefore, an area where finding work should be easy.
Bear in mind that there are various freelance web developers out there who can give you a run for your money. It is significant that you find your niche, build a good image and keep your pricing logical and affordable.
Get smarter this week as a stay-at-home mum.