Watch your kids grow – literally and figuratively:
You don’t have to worry about missing out on your child’s special moments. You can be with them when they take their first step or say their first (mumbled) word! Freelancing as stay-at-home parents allow you to spend quality time with your kids as well as continue to do something you are professionally passionate about.
We all need a sense of independence in our lives, and not feel like our existence revolves around one thing or person. This is important because it gives us a sense of self-worthiness and comfort that we too can make a difference. Sure, we all have a purpose, but sometimes, it is easy to get lost in the whirlwind of responsibilities at home and not focus enough on our own health and wellbeing. By freelancing as stay-at-home parents, you get the opportunity to feel important, to feel self-sufficient, and to feel like you can still contribute to your respective professions without compromising on your career. Or you can even explore other career avenues, like many freelancers do anyway. Maybe you were always meant to be a YouTube expert on lifehacks!
It’s no secret that having children is an expensive endeavor – no sir! While your partner may be bringing the fixed income to support your family, having some extra revenue never hurt anyone. Freelancing as stay-at-home parents allow you to make some rainy-day savings or indulge in that luxurious treat that you very well deserved but had to hold back on due to other more important commitments…like diapers.
Fewer setup costs:
The costs involved in starting out as a freelancer are as good as none. As a freelancing stay-at-home parent, you don’t have to worry about office rents, salaries, overheads, or product procurement expenses. Yes, you do need to invest in a license, but the rest really depends on how much you’re willing to put in at a given time. You can start off with a zero marketing budget for instance. As you grow, consider investing in social media ads to promote your services. You can start by setting up an account on Xpertin – one of the fastest-growing freelancing platforms in the UAE and across the Middle East. Register for free and make a shiny profile to win projects.
Freedom of choice:
This is one of the best things about freelancing as stay-at-home parents – the ability to say no! You don’t have to work on every single project that comes your way. Although the general advice is to seldom turn offers down. When you add a couple of toddlers to the equation, the hard choices have to be made.
Not having to worry about leaving:
As a freelancing stay-at-home parent, you won’t have to plan your leave months in advance and then wait anxiously until it is approved; or have to explain yourself to the boss that needs to know and the 10 nosy colleagues that don’t.
Be your own boss:
You won’t have to deal with your boss voicing in on how you should balance your work and personal life – enough said!