So the kids are off to school or back at nursery, so what’s next? Maybe you are, like me, a Mom who has found that getting back to work after having children isn’t easy. No I’m not talking about baby brain, although that definitely never goes away. I read that somewhere. I’m talking about finding work.
Sometimes I wish that someone had said to me, when I chose my career, ‘make sure you do something you can do part time or from home’. But I think that person would have been sentenced to politically correct prison. And rightly so, because we should all be allowed to choose what we want to do. Yeah, high five!
But having said that, I would have made different decisions if I could look back at my 18 year old self. I guess we can all say that!
So what am I talking about?
I just think it’s shameful that today that there of hundreds of thousands of Moms out there, all intelligent women, all who had fantastic grade A jobs, and then they had kids. And then everything changed. I know a lot of Moms in this situation personally.
So now what do they do, when it’s time to go back to work and they need to do something they enjoy, that they can get fulfilment from, something that pays well. But their precious satisfying job needs them there full time and they don’t want to… Getting home at 7 every night to say goodnight to the kids. It’s a really hard option.
And of course we all want the best of both worlds.
We can have it all can’t we?
What are the options?
So it’s impossible to go back to your old career for anything other than 5 days a week and you just don’t want to do this. Maybe some lucky people can do it in four, but even in this case, you are picking up emails, and answering calls on the 5th day.
And not getting paid. Hmmm.
So you look for part time work.
Generally, through my countless searches, part time work comes in 2 forms: The low paid admin or supermarket roles. (don’t get me wrong I am not turning my nose up at these – I just couldn’t get one myself) which were few and far between and completely oversubscribed by people who have previous experience. Or the ‘own your own business roles’.
So I decided to look into these.
Surely owning your own business means you can work when you want. Even if you don’t earn much it might still be enough until the kids are at school when working more hours in your former career is more acceptable.
What opportunities are there?
Well there are loads and loads.
It depends what sort of thing you want.
Some businesses are purely online, so they work globally (der of course) and some actually.
There is a whole raft of work from home opportunities and sometimes it’s hard to see the wood from the trees. What is a scam, what is not, what will cost you money, what will earn you so little money it’s not worth it.
There had to be a way, I thought, to earn great money part time, do something that is stimulating, that can be your own, but that is worthwhile. So that brain doesn’t completely turn to mush..
So I looked into a zillion ‘opportunities’. I have spent HOURS, quite literally. And I have tried some things and wasted money on others, a lot.
The conclusions I have come to on some are that they either pay so little it isn’t worth the time, the work is so mundane, I might as well literally be drawing the money by hand myself… Or they are complete scams with over inflated promises of untold wealth.
I am very suspicious of earning £20,000 a month in the first month. In fact one company I spoke to on the phone and she asked me how much I wanted to earn that year. That’s a ridiculous question. Millions I said. She said that was possible. I put the phone down, with a huff of course.
And the worst ones as far as I am concerned are the ones when you have to invite your friends round and make them feel so awkward that they have to buy some rubbish overpriced products from you or make excuses about money being tight with the kids’ after school clubs etc. AWKWARD!
Anyway I won’t go into each of these business ‘opportunities’ now, this would make this article enormous. You can see some of my reviews of these right here.
So what now?
But I did find one, which was the last one I looked into and I can say hand on heart, the last one I ever look into.
I had never heard of it before, and it was actually reading about Empower Network that led me to them. They are called Wealthy Affiliate, and everything I read made sense.
Having been around the houses with all these different work from home ‘opportunities’, I felt I could spot a good one when I saw it. And the best thing is that you can try for FREE. Anyway, I have created a whole review on this program which you can see here.
So there is light…
So what I wanted to say to all you Moms out there who feel trapped in a choice of a world of mundane or a world without your children, is that you are not the only one, and there is hope
Check out my review and see if Wealthy Affiliate is for you. All I can say is that it has changed my life, and I know I will go on to do great things with it. And most importantly I love it. I hope it can help you too.
If you have any comments on this article or even any questions, please just let me know below. Happy hunting!