I just came across this blog yesterday, maintained by a Work at Home Mum (WAHM). Right on the top of the page was the description:
Work from home Moms these days are WAHMS. Millions of Mommies that stay at home are finding ways to earn money online. Networking with other WAHMS and discussing ways to generate income will be the focus of this Work at Home Momâ€™s journal.
Wow! The Internet has really revolutionised the world!
And here, I’m not talking about instant access to information or all the online payment stuff, I’m talking about mums “stuck at home” now having something real to do online, managing a business online!
In the past (before the time of the computers), I remember people in my area used to take “freelance jobs” like folding carton boxes and assembling a small part of a gadget or things like that… then it slowly moved on to paperwork like data entry, 5 cents a piece… and today, you don’t even need to think about securing jobs! All you have to do is to get started with a blog in Blogger, add some Adsense ads, and start posting about anything and everything.
As long as you keep your topic niche and put in real effort (well, its so much less effort than folding carton boxes!), your blog will get noticed and you are on your way.
In fact, this opportunity is so wonderful that even dads starting to get sick and tired of being under the peril of their bosses, and are starting staying at home.
I know of another mother of four who has a parenting blog. Liz also posted yesterday about her experience “replacing the salary of her husband“, and you can see from her blog that she’s really enjoying herself everyday conversing with her readers.
The best part is, as Liz says:
These days no one has job security. Everyone needs an updated resume. Why settle for a only resume?
You can blog your way to brand that defines who you are and what you do much more completely. Make your blog a foundation â€” a career basecamp in cyberspace â€” a showcase skills and expertise you have that future employers and clients need.
That’s so true – why settle for a 2 page cover letter and resume? Your blog is your “360 degree resume”, and should you consider to get a job back, your blog will show how much you know about the subject of interest!
Mama! I know you read this blog (you told me so!), so after you read this, let me help you get started with a blog at least okay? In fact, you already know how to do it!
How many of you here are full time WAHMs? Come on, let it out.
How has the Internet changed your life? What were you doing before you started blogging and how did you transit from a full time job to a full time WAHM? Could you give me advice on how I can help my mum transit?