Born in London, I currently live and work in Accra, Ghana. I am a writer and creative entrepreneur.
Why stay at home moms need digital businesses
The digital space is becoming more and more commonplace in today's society. With so many businesses and opportunities, it's not hard to see why this is the case.
As a woman with children, you might be wondering if this digital transformation is something that applies to you. In addition to working from home with your children, you may find that one of the best ways for mothers in these modern times is to start a digital business. The allure of going back to work after having kids can be tempting when there are tons of jobs out there with competitive salaries and unlimited growth potential. But before you go job-hunting, consider why starting a digital business is an excellent way to become your boss while spending more time with your children.
The Advantage of Working From Home
One of the best things about working from home -- with a digital business -- is the ability to work around your schedule. Instead of worrying about making it into an office at a particular hour, you set your hours that fit into the daily (or hourly) needs of your family. You don't have to worry about taking time off for sick days or annual leave. And if your child starts getting ill, you are already home and have little cause for worry.
Marketing May Mean Less Physical Stress
What's also remarkable about a digital business is that it means little to no face-to-face marketing. This lack of physical contact might be a stress point for some stay-at-home moms, but it can be a real advantage for others. In the modern world, people are always online and, since they're online anyway, why not reach them where they spend their time? Getting customers this way leaves less stress on the mom to get out and approach customers in public places.
Less Expensive To Start-Up
The cost of starting a digital business is relatively low. This relative cost is especially true if you already own or have access to a computer and don't necessarily need to purchase office space. Compare the price of starting a digital business to a traditional business, and you'll see the difference in savings.
Become A Boss
Not only do you have a chance at a high income with a digital business, but you also get the opportunity to work from home with your children. The best part is, your business can be whatever you want as long as you have great passion and the drive to see it through. You're the boss. And the good news is, there are many digital businesses available for moms alike, providing every kind of product or service imaginable. If you start thinking about this, you'll see that you have good reason to go into business for yourself while raising your kids.
Every day, people are finding ways to make their lives easier. And when there's a way to work while simultaneously helping you care for your children, the benefits are two-fold.
A digital business is an excellent way to reduce stress levels and reach your goals while also spending more time with the little ones. And the best part is, there are so many digital business ideas for moms. Try it!
MariaMontgomery from Coastal Alabama, USA on October 12, 2021:
Great article. I wish that had been possible when my daughter was small. I work at home now, and really see the benefits of setting my own schedule.