As the economic effects of the pandemic increasingly become apparent around the country, many women are facing challenges, whether it’s due to lost work or adapting to having the kids constantly at home due to school closures. For women who are out of work and looking to make money from home, there are plenty of options for generating income online.
Adapting to Pandemic Life
Unemployment caused by the pandemic recession has affected women more than men; according to one report, 15 percent of women lost their jobs in April, compared to 13 percent of men. Whether you’re furloughed and waiting for your job to come back, or laid off entirely, it may seem like an uphill battle to find work right now.
If looking for work isn’t appealing, you can take this time to explore further education. There are plenty of online courses that can help you get started on a new career, and some say that returning to school is a great way to ride out the recession. Many universities are still only offering online classes, which would work well for stay-at-home moms.
Ways to Earn Money
One of the best ways to generate income right now is online, with options such as freelancing as a writer or tutoring students online. However, there are numerous ways to earn money online, whether it’s working as a consultant in your field or building an online community.
For those with a writing background, you may want to consider working as a freelance medical writer. Writing online provides a great deal of versatility, as your clients and contracts will likely change with each new project.
If you like working with kids, tutoring online is another great option. You’ll need either some teaching experience or a bachelor’s degree in the subject you wish to teach, and you should expect to conduct tutoring sessions through video chats. Online tutoring is perfect for women who enjoy the one-on-one aspect of teaching while providing the option to work from home.
Another option for women who like to write is freelance proofreading or editing. There are different kinds of editors, depending on what you enjoy: copy editors are great at line-by-line editing, correcting grammar and tweaking prose where necessary. A developmental editor, by contrast, is looking at the bigger picture, focusing on the narrative and overall structure.
For women who take care of children full-time at home, seeking work can be tricky. Between preparing meals, cleaning, and managing the day-to-day tasks and errands that go along with being a mom, there likely isn’t much time left over to look for ways to earn money.
One way that some stay-home moms can earn money is through blogging. If you start a blog, be sure to get savvy with affiliate marketing, which if you get it right, can generate revenue with very little effort on your end. As a bonus, writing a blog can be cathartic, and you’ll likely find a community of like-minded women through your writing.
If you’re creative, consider setting up an account on Etsy or other similar websites where you can sell your goods online. With that in mind, here’s a list of places to sell your homemade products, whether it’s jewelry, pottery, clothes, or art.
While the recession may seem an impossible time to find work, with some research you’ll likely find something — either part- or full-time — to help pay the bills while you’re furloughed or laid off. If you love to work with young people, online tutoring could be a great option. If the written word inspires you, consider freelance writing or editing. And, if you’re the creative type, get savvy with ways to sell your goods online to help earn some extra cash.
Thanks Again To Sarah Bull.
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