Submitted by Zadie Rhodes for teatandcosset.com
Today’s work setting may be a bit of a challenge, especially among working moms who are also often responsible for childcare and household chores. However, it can't be denied that remote work also has the potential to increase gender inclusivity and equality in the workplace if carefully executed. And a lot of women remain hopeful about the potential benefits of the work-from-home revolution.
In fact, a survey conducted at the London Business School's Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship noted how women are more positive than men about remote working. They rated the impact of remote working on their productivity, communication, and decision-making as significantly more positive than men.
And if you also see this massive shift to remote working as an opportunity to make money and join the workforce, here are some of the top online careers for new moms like you:
Writer or editor
With today’s economy primarily run by information, data, and knowledge, companies are always on the lookout for people who can write or edit content for them. This makes being a writer or editor a great online career for new moms. Another great thing about this job is that freelancers are often given full control over their schedule.
Tasks may have deadlines, yes, but you can always choose to not take them on if they don’t work for your schedule. To be a freelance writer or editor, you can check out websites that link freelancers with work, like Upwork and FlexJobs.
If you love writing but don’t fancy the idea of looking for clients or writing about things that don’t interest you, being a blogger might be a better option. On average, bloggers can earn up to $32,800 per year. More established ones that have already made a name for themselves can even earn up to $200,000 every year.
To be a successful blogger, the most important thing you have to do is to figure out what to blog about. It’s imperative that you pick a good topic because this will ensure that there are people who will be interested in what you like. Examine your passions, hobbies, and expertise. Then, pick out one that you know people would love to know more about. From there, the next thing you have to do is choose a name, a platform, and a theme.
The main responsibility of bookkeepers is to organize a company’s accounts. Meaning to say, they record financial transactions, produce financial statements, and create financial reports. Bookkeepers can also be accounting clerks who support an organization’s accounting department. Data entry, word processing, and bookkeeping skills are important in this role, and those with no experience can take short courses online to better master the craft.
But if you’re serious about building an online career in this field, then consider getting further education. Today’s online accounting programs not only let you finish your coursework 100% remotely, ideal for working mums, they will also fully prepare you for the certified public accountant exam. You will learn a wide range of skills that you can use to boost your earning potential. These include skills in business law, economics, management, as well as hardware and software.
Freelance graphic designer
Now that companies are also marketing and advertising on digital platforms, freelance graphic designers are more in demand than ever before. While this job doesn’t necessarily require formal training or a degree, it would be best for those who are interested in it to take up classes that could enhance their skills.
Doing so will not only help you understand design theory, branding, and logo creation, but also develop your skills in various computer programs. For instance, Udemy’s Graphic Design Masterclass is an online graphic design program that teaches students the essential tools and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Being a mom is hard. Being a working new mom is even harder. However, with the right tips and tricks on how to pick an online job and how to balance work and breastfeeding, there is nothing that can stop a new mom from achieving career success online.