Recently, we’ve seen a rise in terminologies such as mom boss, mompreneur, and work at home mom. All these describe a mother who earns money doing what she loves from the comfort of her home. That means her home is her office, from where she operates her money-making business.
The mamas herein are not telecommuting – that is to say they are not employees working for employers from home or desired remote locations, they are work from home moms who are working for themselves running their own businesses from home.
The number of people who work from home is on the rise according to statistics by Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs. It has it that remote work grew 44% in the last five years and 91% over the last 10 years. Likewise, the number of stay at home moms currently stands at 29%,4 an increase of 6% from 1999.
Work from home opportunities abound, both on and offline. What you choose to do is based on your passion, opportunity, circumstance, income, age, location, and state of health. What is most important is that you are running your business from home while still carrying out your mom’s duties.
Not everyone is cut out to be a WAHM, 71% of moms still work outside the home, but for those who are, they agree the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
Reasons why it rocks to be a Work At Home Mom, are
You Are Involved In Raising Your Children
Studies have found that children who spend more time with their parents in their formative years are more stable and productive as adults. Two studies from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute of Child Development of the University of Minnesota showed that children who spend most of their child at home with parents are less aggressive when compared to children who spend most of their time away in daycare. Being a work from home mom affords you the opportunity to spend more time with your children, to be more involved in their upbringing. You are able to groom your children your way, help them form healthy habits, and increase their self-esteem.
You Participate In Co-curricular Activities with the Children
As a Work At Home Mom, you have the time to attend your children’s Co-curricular activities. Being present at these activities boosts young one’s performance, knowing their parents are cheering them up from the sidelines. They are more confident and tend to get better results. It also forms cherished childhood memories that your children carry into adulthood. Attending these activities with your children also fosters bonding. The children share their thoughts, activities, associations, success, and challenges with you to and from the games.
Saves cost: daycare, commuting, clothes.
With the rising cost of living, being a WAHM saves costs. You save on daycare for the children, cost of school fees, and supplies, commuting to and from school or daycare,. By working at home, you save on the cost of commuting to and from work, save the cost of anxiety brought on by the frenzy of getting prepared for work and catching the bus, traffic, getting to work on time. It saves you the cost of purchasing high-end office clothes. You must appear neat and well-groomed to work on a daily basis and clothes cost money. As a WAHM, you don’t need to follow fashion trends as it comes and goes.
Puts You In Charge Of Your Home
Every woman wants to be and feel in charge of her home. From running the home to caring for the children and your husband, you love to be in charge. Working from home makes this a reality. You are aware of the administration of every aspect of your home even as you work to bring in additional income.
Eliminates Fear of Child Safety
We live in a world where safety is of grave concern. Society is getting more unsafe every day with children being abducted, some from home, parks, or to and from school. The safety of children while at play in the home is also a matter of concern. (source). As a work at home mom, you see and monitor your children’s activities to ensure they are safe. The children also feel safer and secure with both or either of their parents than caregivers. Footages of caregivers assaulting their wards abound, some go as far as sexually assaulting the children they are paid to care for. The possibility of your child being molested by a caregiver, visitor, or sibling is reduced when you work at home.
In America today. — No of people lose their jobs on a daily basis. There is a growing fear of job security and no assurance of security either. As a WAHM, you are your own boss. Nobody hires or fires you/ you only need to be motivated to do your work and achieve results. You are not bugged by the thoughts of not meeting a boss’s deadline, not making it to the office on time, you manage your own time, resume and close when you deem fit. You chose your work hours and are not scared of losing your job.
You Are Your Own Time Manager
Time is every mother’s best friend and enemy, something you can never get enough of. When you work from home, you assign your own tasks, set deadlines, and schedule your work around chores, errands, children, partners, and other activities. You decide your work hours and are not answerable to anybody. This is one of the highpoints of working from home.
Reduces Job-Related Stress
Regular 9-5 jobs are stressful. You face the stress of getting ready and getting to work on time. The stress of the job, your colleagues, boss, commuting to work, traffic jam, all combine to stress the life out of you. Work-related stress amounts to —% of long term illnesses such as high blood pressure, —(source). Working from home is not 100% stress-free but since you set your own work hours and daily scope of work, the stress is highly minimized.
Unlimited Earning Potentials
Your earning potentials as a work at home mother are unlimited. The limit is determined by you: what you do, how committed you are to seeing it succeed, and the strategies you use. It is unlike salaried jobs where you receive a particular amount weekly or monthly. You could run multiple businesses or do more than one thing as a work from home mom. For example, you may be running a homemade pastries business while also running an e-commerce shop. The earning potentials are unlimited.
Unleashes your creativity and potentials.
Working from home unleashes your potentials. Being your own boss and sole determinant of your income, you get creative, trying to find better ways of doing a particular thing, finding ways of increasing your income, and being the best at what you do. It helps expand your mind, which affects your productivity.