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Using Your Homemaking Skills To Start A Business
When you’ve spent the better part of a decade at home looking after the kids, it can often be very daunting to think about the prospect of a new career. The old skills you used to use at work will have slipped over the years, with new ones taking their place, and it will be a challenge to throw yourself into the work you have to do. This doesn’t leave you out of options, though. Instead, this post will be helping you to turn your homemaking prowess into a serious career, without having to spend years at school in the process.
The Designer: If you’ve been looking after a place for some time, you’ve problem had a lot of experience when it comes to making it look good. There is always a shortage of interior designers, with large retail and service companies all looking for employees like this, along with a large number of people being able to go it alone in this sort of field. Getting started is a simple matter of learning how to use the tools you will be exposed to in your working life, though this will differ depending on how you choose to do this job.
The Clean Planner: While spending your working days cleaning won’t be on the top of a lot of people’s list of priorities, managing a cleaning business could utilise a lot of the skills you’ve built as a homemaking parent. The work you will have to do in a role like this will vary depending on the type of business you decide to build and the specific job you take on. Of course, though, you could probably handle the whole thing.
The Salesperson: Working as a salesperson can be a stressful job for some, and they won’t want to take on this level of commitment to their job. If you think you could sell something like a house, though, learning how to become a real estate agent isn’t too difficult. You will need to be able to spot the best buys, while also knowing how to talk to potential customers, but this will only get easier as time goes by. This can be one of the most lucrative businesses to get into, even if times are tough.
The Advisor: Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about the parenting skills you’ve learned over the years. New parents are always after advice, and this can range from simple questions to full on shakeups of their lives. To offer this as a service, you need only get yourself set up on social media, and you’ll be able to start finding people who can use your help. Of course, you may want to look for an online qualification before getting started.
This sort of approach to your career is great when you’ve spent a lot of time at home over the last few years. Having kids, an injury, and all manner of other things can make this into a reality, making it hard to know where to go next.
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