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Jobs for Moms at Home in India
After becoming a mom, it is difficult to go for a 9–5 job, especially when your children are young. You want to take care of your children, but you also have to pay your bills.
Let me do some math for you! The amount you pay to put your child in daycare is less compared to what you earn from your 9–5 job, but being a Desi Indian mom, you want to spend time with your children. And home-based offline jobs may be the right option for you.
Offline Home-Based Jobs
Offline home-based jobs are the best option to work from home while looking after your young ones. If you aren't computer savvy or if you are interested in teaching, cooking, or tailoring, then there are plenty of jobs you can do from home.
It is not that you can earn lakhs doing these jobs, but they can help you earn some cash on the side. Your earnings depend upon how interested you are in your work. In the beginning, it may be challenging, but trust me, if you have strong willpower, you can earn a good income doing these jobs.
In this article, I will discuss five work-from-home jobs.
- Babysitting/Nanny Service
- In-Home Cooking Service
- Home Baking
Tutoring is one of the most preferred jobs by mothers. You only have to spend 1–2 hours per day helping students with their studies. If you are good at a particular subject, then you can teach that subject for class 11th or 12th. Or you can go with the lower classes.
The most wanted subjects are math and science. You can also go with language subjects if you are good at them. Social as a whole would go for classes 9th and 10th. Pick CBSE as your board to get more students. You can choose between group tuition, wherein you get paid on a monthly basis, or individual tuition, wherein you can either get paid per hour or per month.
Depending on the city, you can earn anywhere between Rs.12,000 to Rs.20,000.
- The market will always be high as there will be students who need help.
- You only need to spend 1–2 hours per day.
- You can take many subjects.
- The initial investment is very less.
- You cannot take a day off from work.
- During summer, you may have no work.
2. Babysitting/Nanny Service
Most moms prefer a babysitter or nanny over daycare because of the individual attention they provide. Babysitting is a method of looking after children while parents are out for work. Since you have kids at home, you can babysit other kids in your home.
In India, babysitting does not require a license if the number of children is very few. But when it comes to baby care, parents would love to send their children to a licensed and well-equipped babysitting center. Here, you can charge on a monthly or hourly basis.
You can charge between Rs.3,500 to Rs.5,000 per child.
- Your own child will have a great childhood with a lot of friends.
- You can have some fun memories with children.
- You must be patient while dealing with children.
- The working hours can be long.
3. In-Home Cooking Service
If you live in flats where people are so busy that they don't even have time to cook, you can offer food for them. Being a mom, you are no stranger to cooking. An in-home cooking service could work well if you have hostels near your home, as hostel food is disliked by most.
You can cook food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and put it on your residential Whatsapp group or Instagram profile so that people can order from you. You don't have to cook an elaborate dish; simple food can do the trick. All you need to do is cook in a large quantity and satisfy the taste buds of consumers. What you charge will depend on the dish that you sell.
You can earn nearly Rs.10,000 per month by selling three sets of chapati with curry to five people every day.
- You only have to spend 1–3 hours every day.
- The initial investment is nearly zero as you may have items in your kitchen itself.
- People would prefer homemade food compared to hotel food.
- You must cook tasty food.
- The market may be fluctuating; you can sell all your food one day and none the next.
4. Home Baker
If you are a mom who is good at baking and have the necessary equipment to bake, then you can start your career as a home baker. You can bake birthday cakes, cookies, or cupcakes and sell them. If you don't feel confident in your baking skills, then first take some baking classes, then start your own home baking business.
People love to get customized cakes for their loved one's birthdays instead of traditional bakery cakes. Orders can be taken through Whatsapp or Facebook, or even through your friend circle. What you charge will depend on the complexity of the baked goods.
You can earn nearly Rs.18,000 per month by selling 1 kg black forest cake every day at a rate of Rs.600 (including the cost of ingredients) per cake.
- You only have to spend 2–3 hours working every day.
- You can customize according to customers' needs.
- You must bake tasty and perfect-looking cakes.
- The market may fluctuate; some days, you will have no orders, and other days, you will have tons of orders.
If you are good at stitching, then you can open a home-based tailoring service. You can stitch Kurtis, Saree blouses, or kids' frocks. Customizing dresses for your clients according to their needs or according to the occasion can increase your sales. Knowledge of fashion design can be an added advantage. If you don't feel confident in your sewing skills, you can take a tailoring class before starting your home business. You can market your business through Facebook, Instagram, or Whatsapp.
You can earn nearly Rs.9,000 per month by stitching 1 Kurti every day at a rate of Rs.300.
- You only have to spend 2–3 hours every day.
- You can customize according to each customer's needs, and thereby, you can charge more.
- Only your initial investment is needed. No further investment will be needed.
- You must be an expert in tailoring.
- The initial cost of buying a sewing machine is a little high.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Eesha N
Renuka on August 10, 2019:
Very useful article.