If being a full time Mom isn’t enough for you, you’re not alone. Just Google “being Mom isn’t enough for me” and you’ll land on page after page of Mommy Blogs capturing that very message. It’s not enough for most of us. And that’s O.K.
While there’s enough work for Mom’s to go around, it’s simply not fulfilling enough for many, which has many Mom’s looking for something else.
Having a side gig that’s separate from your regular Mom life is the perfect antidote. Part time work can be fun, social, and a way for you to have your own identity (again).
If you’re looking to itch the scratch and go earn some cash — we’ve got you covered! We rounded up the best part time jobs for Mom’s lined up:
1. Direct Sales
Every time I look, one of my Mom friends has launched a Direct Sales business. There are so many direct sales companies and they were made for Moms, by Moms. From Tupperware to PartyLite to Mary Kay to Stella and Dot; there’s truly something for everybody. This is one of the best part time jobs for moms because you “own your own business” so you learn about sales, marketing, and accounting. You also present to groups of women in their homes which means your public speaking and presentation skills will sharpen. It’s entrepreneurial and rewarding. You’re in charge of your success, your commitment, and best of all — you’re on your time. Want to learn more? Click on the following link for a list of direct sales companies.
2. Temp Agency
Staffing agencies are an excellent part time jobs for Moms. If you’re not familiar, a staffing agency hires temporary workers and then dispatches those workers to various job sites and companies in the local area on an as need basis. As a worker, you’d be employed by the agency and then loaned out to their customers. Depending on what your current skills are, you’d be placed within an area of interest and ability to you. Agencies are fantastic for Mom’s because they provide flexible hours, diverse work tasks, and new (and exciting) work environments. The best part about staffing agencies is that the mixture of work, environments, and tasks equates to increased skills, networking, and overall exposure which looks great on the resume.
3. Volunteer Work
If your desire to return to work isn’t about the Benjamin's, then volunteering is an option for you. Being able to give back to your community, help others, and do something that is beyond “self” breeds gratitude, mindfulness, and happiness. Aside from all the happiness you’d be feeling, it’s a wonderful example to teach your children about community responsibility. Volunteering is a great option for Moms because again, you can set your own hours and choose your level of commitment. As Mom’s we have a limited bandwidth so it’s crucial to identify exactly how much time is enough to be away from your family. If you can find a volunteer opportunity that links back to your family like sports, community, or arts then all the better.
4. Passion Project
If there’s something that's been inkling away at you, there’s no better time than the present. Having a side project that happens to be your passion project ignites your creativity, determination, and passion - and your kids will reap the benefits of an energized Mama. Passion projects could be writing on the side, painting, cooking, starting a business, or ____! Anything. Think of it this way, what would you do for free? Do that.
To be a better Mom we all need to take care of ourselves first and sometimes that requires looking into part time jon. In my opinion it means treating yourself like an individual, not just Mom.
Note: This article was originally published on TopResume.
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