What Is The Best Career For A Single Mom?
If you are a single Mom, like me, you are wondering what is the best career for a single Mom. I can tell you that it is a career that gives you the freedom to earn enough sustainable income while allowing you to be flexible with your time. It is important to be available for your children and few traditional careers offer that.
In 2019, I transitioned to working online and I have never looked back. I have all the freedom and flexibility I need to support my daughter and I am earning a good income too. Without the daily commute and all the inevitable setbacks and delays, I can literally design a schedule to accommodate all the activities that would usually be shared in a 2-parent family.
Better still, with what I am earning now, I can pay for the support I need.
Great Online Jobs For Single Moms
There are numerous ways that you can get started working online or building a business online. I do both. In 2019, just before the pandemic kicked in, I started to put some serious effort into earning an income and also creating short, medium and long-term strategies to build a sustainable business.
Here 5 great online possibilities to start exploring.
This is perhaps one of the best ways to transition into the online space. Everyone has an interest, hobby, skill or experience that they can research and write about. Being a parent is a huge teacher. You have skills and knowledge there that you haven’t even begun to tape into yet!
Remember, the internet is right in front of you. If you do not know about a topic then search it out, read everything that you can find, join groups on Facebook, Reddit, Quora, etc. and then put your spin on it.
2. Blogger / Content Marketer
You can start a blog and you can do that for free. Better yet, start your own website, (again for free), learn about building traffic and getting visitors to your site. Use social media to promote (again free). As you build your traffic start to monetize.
3. Affiliate Marketing
This happens when you monetize your website after building up a consistent flow of traffic (visitors). They get there because they are looking for something. The same way you got here looking for ways to create an independent, sustainable career as a single Mum. As an Affiliate Marketer, you will earn commissions when visitors to your website make a purchase.
It is no different to referring someone to an offline business and getting rewarded with a gift or cash.
4. Content Marketer / Publisher
So you have gone through steps 2 and 3 and you are ready to make a profession, a career, out of this journey. You can now officially call yourself a Publisher or Content Marketer. You have built credibility and a reputation for yourself online and you are earning income from your investments. You are here for the long haul.
5. Knowledge Broker
This is one of the very best places to get to. You have worked through numbers 1 to 4 and expanded your knowledge base and skill bank. You now understand the potential of what working online has to offer. You are ready to take your experience and talents to the world and help others transition by sharing and supporting them.
Coaching would be another good word for this but as a Knowledge Broker, you are not stopping at helping others do one thing better. You are providing long-term support and strategies to help them create a lifestyle of success on their terms, earning a great income as you go.
Do You Need A Degree To Work Online?
Quick answer: No. Absolutely not.
Most online professionals are highly respected players in the self-education revolution that is seeing exponential growth since the C-19 pandemic threw us all off course.
What is more valuable online is experience and people are paying a lot of money for that. Let me share a scenario.
A Mum had spent a few years and a lot of money trying to diagnose her daughter’s eczema. Nothing that she tried worked and she was exhausted from going from doctor to doctor and hospital to hospital.
One day she went searching online and clicked on a website built by a Mum just like her who had gone through the same problem she was having with her daughter.
There, in front of her, she not only found the remedy but also someone who could understand because they also walked the path. Within 6 months, she had connected, bought this Mum’s products and was watching her child heal and return to being happy.
That’s what working online brings – power, networking and proven results.
How Much Will It Cost You?
That really depends on you.
You can get started for free by clicking the image below on this page. You can also do your own research on the internet and find other platforms, courses and resources that may or may not work for you.
Taking that route though will mean that you are going it alone. As a single mum who has transitioned my career and now coaches others on that journey, I know all the mistakes.
It saves you a lot of money going through trials and errors. I know. I have been there.
With a free trial membership, you can then decide if you want to invest financially and that could cost you between USD $49.00 to $99.00 per month.
Then again, you could be like me, earning a consistent monthly income that is now paying for my business to grow and me to strengthen my mindset, skills and knowledge.
How Much Time Will You Need?
Again, that is up to you.
How much time do you have to invest? Let me rephrase that.
How badly do you want to change your career and create a lifestyle that gives you the freedom, flexibility and success you desire?
I wanted it badly. I was tired of the 9 to 5 and working for organisations and bosses who were not aligned with my values, ethics and purpose.
During my 1st year, I worked so hard, I probably turned it into 3!
Now, I am truly flexible.
I wake in the morning, meditate, go for a run, enjoy my coffee, grab my laptop and check in to my business.
It takes about 2 hours to get a blog post out for my website, work on some social media promotions, check-in with my clients and referrals and tally my overnight income.
By 1 to 2 PM, the day is all mine. Remember too that with my laptop, I can work anywhere. All I need is a good internet connection.
How To Get Started Online
You can get started by clicking the image below.
Building a business online is not rocket science and it should not be complicated or expensive. You need to ensure that you have a coach to lead you and a community to teach you, guide you and support you.
There is no way I could have succeeded without those key things and today I am thankful that I get to give back by helping others, like me, do the same.
In one place you will learn everything that you need to (from Copywriting to Affiliate Marketing) and also find a safe and secure environment to host and grow your businesses.
2 million people around the world cannot be wrong. The first step is the hardest. Know though that this time next year, you could be writing a blog post just like this one to change someone’s life – forever!
What You Should Begin Learning First
You begin where you are, with the knowledge and experience that you have.
No stress. No competition. No pressure.
Here are some questions to get you thinking about a career online:
- Do you enjoy having the flexibility to spend time with yourself and your children?
- Are you tired of the 9 to 5 daily grind?
- Do you sit in traffic when you are commuting to and from work asking yourself “is this worth it?”
- Have you been made redundant and are you finding it hard to re-enter the traditional work space?
- Is it too expensive to re-tool yourself to find the kind of job that you want?
If you answered “yes” to 1 or all of those questions then the only thing that you need to do is to get started, today!
Working online is a game-changer. It truly gives you the opportunity to design, create and maintain the lifestyle YOU desire, on your own terms, allowing you the freedom to support yourself and your family in admirable ways.
My Final Thoughts . . .
In 2019. I was like you, searching the internet for opportunities and ways to “do something” online. I did not know what that would look like and what I wanted to do.
What was sure for me was the fact that I wanted to be able to earn a good sustainable income to support myself and my daughter, travel the world with her, create a path of opportunities that she could leverage and enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle.
In just under a year and a half, I have been able to accomplish all those things and more.
In addition, we help others through financial and time donations to support those less fortunate. This pandemic is not being kind to many and every contribution you can make may mean that a family gets food or a child gets an education.
There is no way we could have been able to do all of this with a fixed income. Actually, who knows if I would have had an income at all during this time.
The choice is yours to make. What I can tell you is, if you decide to join me on this journey, the possibilities will be endless!