I finally found a way to make some pocket money without having to step out of the house. Ever since my son has started going to school and I have got the mornings to myself, I have felt this urge to want to make some money. I worked for 10 years prior to my baby and made quite a bit of it and then suddenly to not make any at all makes me feel that I am not being completely productive. Of course looking after your child is a big responsibility and the pleasure I get when I see my son thrive is unmatchable. Still, at the end of the day, I feel like I could have done more.
I tried my hand at trading but this was too risky and although I made some money at the start, I soon lost more. It was hard to get out as they were not willing to let me withdraw my investment but in the end it was sorted out.
Most of the work-at-home opportunities ask for a fee to register in their program or for a tutorial that will tell you how to become rich. I have always steered clear of these.
I have now found some freelance writing work which is risk free if you use the given system correctly. I get paid promptly and the best part is that I can work from home and still do all my household duties and keep an eye on my son. You can get started without having to pay anything. The work is project based and once you complete one project you have the flexibility to take a break or bid for another project. You can get work according to your skills and if you’re lucky you can even find a long term employer who rehires you after one project is completed. If you can manage, you can do several projects at the same time, so you choose the amount of work you want to do. The money is not that much and could not replace a full time job but if you don’t have any job, any little amount counts.
I am very happy that I’m being productive. With our impending move to another country, my employer has scaled down the amount of work he assigns to me and this is really working out for me. I hope to get back to the usual routine once I have settled down.