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Top 5 Ways to Earn as a Solopreneur or Freelancer for new moms

Date Published: March 22, 2024

A Happy Mother
5 ways to earn as a new mom

As a dedicated employee who is planning to start a family, or a new mom, you might be pondering how to maintain a fulfilling career while being present for your child's precious milestones. The desire to witness their first steps, hear their first words, and be the one they reach out to when they cry cannot be understated. Yet, the thought of missing these moments due to work commitments can be disheartening.

In this article, we'll explore various strategies that can help you build a successful solo career right from the comfort of your home. Here are the top 5 ways to earn as a new mom. Whether you have decided to leave the corporate grind or just contemplating for the potentials, these tips will guide you towards greater financial independence and fulfillment in your professional life even at home.

Here are the top 5 ways you can earn  as a new mom outside employment and enjoy being an integral part of your child's growth:

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Utilize your skills, experience and expertise and be a consultant

1. Consultancy Services

My top of mind for in 5 ways to earn as a new mom is by offering consultancy services. Here, you can utilize your professional expertise to provide consultancy services in your field. This allows for flexible scheduling and the ability to work from home. 

Benefits:

  • Leverage Your Expertise: Utilize your existing skills and knowledge to advise clients in your field.
  • Flexible Schedule: Set your own working hours and create a schedule that works around your baby's needs.
  • Work from Home: Eliminate the commute and enjoy the comfort of working from your home office.

 

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Selling Digital Products can be a lucrative business

2. Online Courses and Workshops

Use your expertise to create an online course. Whether it's about parenting, time management, or another skill you possess, there's likely an audience willing to pay for your knowledge.

Benefits: 

  • Passive Income Stream: Develop an online course once and earn income repeatedly from ongoing sales.
  • Impact Others: Share your knowledge and expertise with new moms or people interested in your field.
  • Scalability: Reach a global audience and grow your income without geographical limitations.

Feeling unsure about what specific online course to create? My workshop, "What Business Makes Sense for You This Year", can help! This interactive session will guide you through a step-by-step process to identify your unique skills, passions, and market opportunities. You'll leave with a clear vision for your online course and the confidence to turn your expertise into a thriving business. I will update this blog post as soon as the registration for the online course re-opens. 

Ready to take your solopreneur journey to the next level? My personalized coaching services offer the support and guidance you need to succeed. Together, we can create a customized plan to launch your online course, build your audience, and achieve your financial goals. Book your FREE Clarity coaching session here, or slide in my Instagram DM here.  

 

 

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3. Freelance Writing or blogging 

If you have a knack for writing, freelance writing or starting your own blog can be a lucrative way to share your insights and experiences as a new mom, while also covering topics that interest you.

The best marketplace I recommend is  Fiverr.com . It is a great place for freelancing mom looking to expand your client base. Fiverr is a fantastic platform where you can showcase your unique services to a global audience.  

Benefits:

    • Be Your Own Boss: Choose topics you're passionate about and write on your own terms.
    • Work Remotely: Write from anywhere you have a laptop and internet connection.
    • Schedule Freedom: Work during nap times or evenings when it best suits your baby's schedule.
5 ways to earn as a new mom - Having our online store
5 ways to earn as a new mom - Having our online store

4. E-commerce Store Owner 

Start an online store selling products that align with your interests or expertise. This venture can be managed from the comfort of your home. Starting your own e-Commerce business  can be a great way to earn income and still have the flexibility to witness all your child's milestones.

 

Benefits:

  • Be Your Own Creator: Design, source, or curate products that align with your interests and passions.
  • Work-Life Balance: Manage your online store from home and adjust your workload as needed.
  • Scalability: Start small and grow your product offerings based on demand.

Watch the Instagram Live Interview of Mommy Sherwin on her journey from a Corporate Banker into a Digital Marketer. 

 

5. Virtual Assistance or Social Media Management 

Another great way to earn as a new mom is becoming a Social Media Manager or Virtual Assistant.

Many small businesses need help managing their online presence. If you're savvy with social media, you can offer to plan and execute social media strategies for clients. 

Nowadays, Virtual Assistance is not just for administrative work, I have seen VA work as an medical encoder, Sales Support, Customer Service and a lot more.  

You can also offer these services via Fiverr.com. Go ahead and explore how you can expand your audience in this platform. 

Benefits 

  • Utilize Existing Skills: If you're social media savvy, offer services like scheduling posts and engaging with followers.
  • Variety of Clients: Work with different businesses, keeping your work dynamic and interesting.
  • Location Independence: Manage clients remotely and enjoy the flexibility of working from anywhere.

Read the inspiring story of Mommy Yani:  

Yani's journey from employee to successful freelance VA
Yani's journey from employee to successful freelance VA

Fiverr.com can be a valuable resource for freelance writing, social media services, and more. Remember, as a new mom, prioritizing your well-being is crucial. Choose the path that offers the flexibility and control you need to thrive as a mom and a successful solopreneur!

Embracing solopreneurship or freelancing post-birth can lead to a balanced life where career fulfillment and family time coexist harmoniously.

 

About the writer:

Cecille is an Entrepreneurial Coach who left her Corporate Life to become a mother herself.

With the passion to help women find Time freedom to be a full-time mom, she now shares her experience on how women can startup the business they love.

 

Who else had to leave the corporate world to become a mother?  Send me a message below. 

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