Having spent years in school working towards a degree that will offer a career with upward mobility, it’s time to stop and think about what you’d really like to do with that degree. Where do you want to work and how much money do you expect to make? Actually, in today’s hi-tech world, you might not need a job after all!
Use Your Knowledge
No, you shouldn’t play the lotto expecting to win millions and of course gambling sites are illegal in the United States, even if you are a lucky poker player. But you can turn that degree and all those years of hard work into a career in which you don’t need to leave the house every day for the office. What you can do is find a way to use your knowledge from home so that it doesn’t feel like a job, even if it technically is.
Why Work from Home?
So, you have studied from home because you had little children that you didn’t want to leave with a babysitter, even if you could afford one on the income of a full-time student. Perhaps you took your undergrad degree and studied for an online MBA degree from a school like Villanova University. Now you have a masters in business administration online degree that gives you the education to apply at literally any company you desire, no matter how large or how small. But, you’ve grown accustomed to being at home when the kids come home from school and you’d like to keep it that way. That’s one good reason why you would want to work from home, but there are others as well.
Making Your Own Hours
One of the reasons why moms and dads find it hard to work a 9 to 5 is that there is never time just for them. There is no time to go shopping, to the gym or even to sit back with a friend for a little adult conversation. They work while the kids are in school and when the kids are at home there is no getting away from being mom or dad, even for a few minutes. Why not take that MBA online degree and set yourself up as a freelance accountant or a financial advisor? You would be qualified to do any of those things and much more besides.
Schedule meetings with clients during school hours and then you can even work on client files with the kids at home because an interruption here and there wouldn’t be as distracting as being interrupted when meeting with a client on a limited time slot. It’s doable and many tens of thousands of parents are doing just that. Yes, it’s a ‘job’ but not in the traditional sense and one you can tailor to your needs according to how much time you want to spend working. Of course you need a job, but it’s all in how you want to look at what it means to have one. By working from home you can set your own hours so that it doesn’t feel like you are taking so much time from the family. Want to work without having a job? Work from home!