18 May Great Career Ideas for Work-from-Home Dads
Raising children can be especially hard when you’re struggling through a 40+ hour work week. More men these days are opting to become work-from-home dads that allow them to have a better work-life balance. These primarily include work-from-home jobs that are convenient and financially viable.
Dads today are learning how to juggle careers, family, friends and relaxation and are truly striving to have it all.
There are a number of work-from-home careers options that dads can consider if they are looking to say goodbye to the 9-5 grind.
While working for yourself is always the best bet, here are some flexible options that you might want to consider:
Freelancing can encapsulate a wide range of talents, from content writing to photography, graphic design, public relations and so on. As a freelancer, you have the freedom to choose the hours you work, the compensation you get and the organisations you associate with.
You could start by asking your current organisation if they would be happy with you moving into a more flexible, freelance position or simply explore your professional network online and offline for freelancing opportunities.
If you have even modest sales skills, then you might want to consider a career in property sales. It is relatively easy to acquire a license and this is a very flexible line of work that allows you to schedule appointments based on your availability. You might also want to consider a career in property appraisal or home inspection as well.
There are lots of job requirements within the health care sector, with jobs ranging from being a medical assistant to offering assisted care to seniors. While this line of work might require you to get some additional accreditations and certifications, it is definitely an area where jobs are in high demand.
Another great career option for a work-from-home dad would be the option to work as a consultant. Moving into being a freelance consultant would take some planning and require networking on your part. Your contacts could be people you have worked with previously, through family members or even those you interact with via LinkedIn.
You could also pitch for freelance consulting jobs on sites like Elance and then move into a freer, self-employed model.
Start your own business
Becoming an entrepreneur or a ‘dadpreneur’ is a great work-from-home option. Not only do you get to work from the comfort of your home and be close to your family, there is the added benefit of being able to create a business model that suits you.
You can turn your hobby or passion into a career choice by simply deciding to work for yourself. While this can initially be a hard process, the pros of going into business for yourself far outweigh the cons.
Regardless of what you ultimately choose, make sure that it’s a job you would enjoy doing. Focus on your strengths and you are sure to overcome any obstacles that come your way.
If you are considering being a business-owner and are not sure where to start, you might want to consider getting in touch with the Arise Network.
At Arise, we provide a virtual platform that connects primarily work-at-home service professionals running small call centre businesses to Fortune 500 and other larger companies.
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