It’s not so much a strange opinion to hold these days that being a parent is a full-time job. Babies will be one the biggest drains to your budget facing you. That said the sheer indescribable human joy of being a new Mum or Dad more than makes up for it, right?
Expenses for another human being include food, clothes, education, entertainment but most of all: time. With or without a partner at work, a job as such may be too much of a commitment because your child will always be top priority. And while it may conflict with your newfound sense of peace and love for the world, money, unfortunately, makes it go round.
However, you are a full person. You have traits, talents, skills. It may seem awkward but now is a better time than ever to market those skills. Freelance work can fit around the unpredictable schedule of crying, feeding, teething and peeing. If you want extra cash, are looking for a job, or want to make some money on the side freelancing, then The Job Auction is the place for you. Create a Profile and upload your CV, work: (portfolio, written pieces, proof of work, testimonials, portfolio – Anything!) Let others find you by setting your Profile to Public. It’s free, so what have you got to lose. If you want to hunt down work and be proactive, why not list your skills in a Skill Auction, or keep your eyes peeled for one-off tasks and Instajobs coming on the site daily. Get the best rate for your work.
Another interesting way to earn extra cash is to look after more than one baby! While some might cringe at the thought of doubling their workload, being a full-time Mum or Dad can be really lucrative with the right amount of entrepreneurial know-how. You already know how to look after kids, it’s simply using what you know. If you’re good at something, try not to do it for free. List it for free on The Job Auction now as a service, let others find you!
Now, whilst human life is precious, so too equally is that of other sentient life. Looking after pets might seem a world away from looking after your own flesh and blood but it’s still essentially the maintenance of a life. They need food, water, and rest and play just like we do. Dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, whatever it is, if it’s breathing you know the basics.
Being a parent is an admirable, joyous thing and hats off to those who do it full time. The pay isn’t so great, though, that’s the only thing. Think of these as options to earn some extra cash whilst shaping the mold of another tiny human.