This post is a part of the Get Paid to Write for Blogs Course Launch. Get Paid to Write for Blogs is a brand new course created by Cat Alford of Budget Blonde. Cat makes a full time income from writing for blogs, and this course will teach you how to do the same.
Many moms feel like they have no choice in whether or not they work. Some moms want to stay home, but have to work full-time to cover their family’s bills. Other moms want to work, but have to stay home because their paycheck won’t cover the cost of childcare. Either way, moms everywhere are subject to the stress and guilt of feeling like they aren’t home enough for their kids or that they aren’t contributing enough to the family income. If you’re a mom who feels this way, a side hustle could be the answer to your career vs. family conundrum.
What is Side Hustling?
A side hustle is any extra job that you can pick up to bring in supplemental income. Typically part-time, side hustles are usually done after business hours and on the weekends. They are a great way for moms to either bring in some extra money so that they can work less, or help bridge the gap to afford childcare while they start a career.
Freelance Blogging is the Ultimate Side Hustle for Busy Moms
While side hustles are a great tool for moms to find balance between career and family, not all side hustles are available to busy moms. Moms usually can’t get a second or third job, bring in extra money landscaping, or house and pet sit on the weekends. Family life is wonderful, but it definitely limits the options that moms can choose from.
However, there is a side hustle that busy moms can use to bring in some extra money, build a resume, or even start a business – freelance blogging. Here are 6 reasons why you should learn how to get paid writing for blogs so that you can reach your family and career goals.
1. Extra Income
Even moms who are happy with their job or are thrilled with staying at home think it would be nice to have a little bit of extra money to save for vacations, pay down debts, put aside money for college, or build a nest egg for retirement. Side hustling as a paid freelancer will help you achieve whatever financial goals you set for yourself and your family.
2. Blogging is a Creative Outlet
Amidst the all-consuming work of diapers, bottles, and schoolwork, moms forget to carve out time for themselves. Blogging will make you set aside time for yourself and your writing. It will also serve as an outlet for all of your unused creative energy. Not only can you bring in money while writing about your passions, but you will also make some great friendships with like-minded businesswomen.
3. You Make Your Own Hours
Side hustling as a paid blogger does not have to be a 9-5 job. Research while the baby naps, write while your eldest is in soccer practice, or get it all done at night after the kids are asleep. Since you set your writing hours, you can work as much or as little as you choose.
4. Create Your Own Workload
Freelance blogging has no schedule except the one that you set for yourself. Depending on what your writing goals are, you could write just two or three articles per month, twenty times per week, or you can continue taking on clients and writing jobs until your schedule is full. You only have to take on as much as you can handle.
5. Writing for Blogs Creates Schedule Flexibility
Most clients are more than willing to work with you and your schedule needs. If you know that you will be out of town when an article is due, most clients don’t mind if you submit your work early. You can submit your articles all at once or spaced out weekly or biweekly. You can decide which submission schedule works best for you.
6. Other Bloggers Will Have Your Back
Life is unpredictable at the best of times. It’s even more so when you have kids. Fortunately, the freelance blogging community is filled with parents who understand that sickness, ER visits, and broken bones are par for the course when you have kids running around. Your online community will be there to get you through family emergencies by covering your deadlines. Then, when you’re able, you’ll be there to help someone else out as well.
Making the decision to side hustle as a freelance blogger could be the decision that changes your life. Busy moms need flexibility, understanding, and camaraderie. The freelance blogging community gives all of that and more. Don’t feel stuck in a job you hate, stagnant at home, or struggling to live paycheck to paycheck. Side hustling as a paid blogger can help you achieve both your family goals and your financial goals, and taking a course can help accelerate your path to success.
Author: Kristi M.