This blog previously covered career options for empty nesters. Now let’s go to the other end of the spectrum and discuss job opportunities for new moms. Everything is new and amazing for you and your baby. You want to enjoy as much of this wondrous experience as possible, but are still concerned about the financial implications of having another family member. Perhaps you held a full-time job before, but you’re not interested in returning to the 40-hour work week.
Is it possible to find a job where you can spend quality time with your child, earn money, and feel fulfilled? One place that should know, CafeMom.com, says “yes!” They came up with a list of 100 family-friendly jobs which take into consideration your new mom requirements – time constraints, stress levels, limited travel, earning potential, and meaningfulness. Some jobs can be done as stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) options, while others are jobs with more scheduling flexibility. Some of the options they listed include:
• Interior designer
• Landscape architect
• Life coach
• Day care
• Sonogram technician
• Market research
• Freelance writer
• Telephone customer service
If you don’t want to work for someone else, you can start your own business. CareerCast.com says the opportunities are endless for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. For example, you can become an independent consultant working in your area of expertise, or you can start a work-at-home business that offers personal shopping, online sales through eBay and Etsy, advertising, or public relations. If you can manage websites, you could build a bustling business just by contacting small businesses in your town to maintain and update their websites.
Emerging Trends in Home-Based Businesses
As you have probably observed, social networking is a fast-growing industry. If you have a way with a blog, can create Facebook posts like crazy, know how to Tweet, and have developed a LinkedIn profile, you’re probably better off than the majority of companies already on the web. Make their business lives easier by building a business where you handle the social marketing end of their communications plan.
Another emerging trend is the world of college financial aid advisement. As college costs increase, more and more parents are looking for ways to help pay for their child’s education. A college financial aid advisor can help them sort through the FAFSA, federal financial aid, work-study programs, grants, scholarships, and federal and private student loans. The best part is that you’ll have a head start on understanding the financial aid process for when your child is ready to attend college!
Learn more about the emotionally and financially rewarding career of a college financial aid advisor at the CFAA Training Institute, where you can receive an insider’s education on the college financial aid industry as well as marketing advice to help your business grow. Find a way to stay home with your child while still earning a great living. Contact the CFAA Training Institute today for more information about becoming a Certified College Financial Aid Advisor™.