I was not a Momma who was able to run back to work and dive right in. I wanted to be at home with my baby, helping her grow and learn. I also wanted to be a homemaker and wife, so staying at home seemed to be the best option for me. I had always been a worker, so I created Baby+Me Yoga, which helps Momma’s reconnect with their body and breath while bonding with their littles through gentle yoga. This not only brought in income but it got us out of the house and it helped me build a strong Mom Community.
This class brought in income but definitely did not replace the income that I had prior to B. Because of my nature, I still wanted to be able to bring in a small income so we can have some extras AND so I can keep my mind active with things outside of Motherhood. This is where being a WAHM (Work At Home Mom) comes into play.
So what is a WAHM? A Work At Home Mom is a Mom that Works at Home – they typically are their own boss. They create products or provide services. There are so many possibilities for WAHMs. I provide services as a Freelance WAHM.
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Perks of being a WAHM:
You get to choose your hours!
Yes, you read that right. You get to choose your hours. I ONLY work when B is napping. I will sneak in evening hours when Hubby is gone on business trips too. I am able to work 10-15 hours a week during naps and bring in the wages that I was making when I was pulling 40 hours a week in the office.
You get to choose the services you provide!
Is there something you are really good at or a platform you have been dying to master? This is a great time to tap into these skills. There are business owners out there wanting someone to do those exact services for them! By hiring a freelancer, they can pay you at a higher wage (we’ll cover this later) and actually save money, since they do not have to pay taxes on you!
Your family comes first!
When you are a WAHM, you don’t have to call in when you or the kids are sick. When you are a WAHM, you can pick up and travel whenever you want. When you are a WAHM, you are able to be with your family and work around their schedule. There is no feeling guilty for taking off, getting penalized for calling in, and there is complete freedom in what you do. You get to be Mom before ANYTHING else.
You get to choose your worth! As a WAHM, you get to not only choose your services but you get to choose your value as well. You can display a skillset you have had for years or even go out and learn a whole new array and go from there! When I started my Freelance career, it was so uplifting to receive the compensation I truly deserved. I also found that I value myself more as a person.
You get to do what you want to do!So if you want to stay at home with your kids, travel the world, not have to commute, or quit that job you hate, being a WAHM may be a great option for you.
I get to stay home with B, travel with my husband, teach a class that empowers Moms, get outdoors, and I work when B is napping. I provide Administrative Support and Social Media Management 10-15 hours a week. To me, that sounds like perfection.
I am not going to candy coat it and tell you this is a get-rich-quick scheme. In no way is being a Freelancer or WAHM that. You have to really want it to get it. You have to put the time into yourself and your business.
I went into freelancing providing Administrative Support and basic Social Media Management. It is what I had been doing for years in the office. The longer I worked in freelance, the more skills I learned. I found that I had passion for writing and creating graphics for Pinterest.
How do you become a WAHM?
As I say in my Disclosure, I only recommend things that I 100% stand behind.
I launched my WAHM Freelance Career with the Live Free Mama Mastermind. Micala truly gives you everything you need to achieve work from home freedom!
Check out Live Free Mama’s Free Brainstorming Guide! (This is an affiliate link) This will help you explore the possibilities of working at home!
If you are looking for a community of like-minded Momma’s who want to reconnect with their body and breath, get outdoors with the Littles, and embrace motherhood, join Momma Camping’s Facebook Group.
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