How do moms make money at part-time?

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How do moms make money at part-time?
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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 2:20pm

Questions: Is it financially meaningful to work part-time, especially some of the time from home, if kids are home with mom after school dismissal and summer/vacations.  If you presently work full-time but had to work mostly from your home office for a long term, to meet the needs of your family or your health, does your employer/home life allow for that?  And for how long?  "Forever"?

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Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:10am

bordwithyou wrote:
Well, if you can have five students paying $40 an hour or four paying $50, the choice is pretty clear.

Definitely.

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Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:12am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Distractions are exactly what I think would get in the way of WAH. Taking work home and working on it at home every now and then is one thing but a steady job, either p/t or f/t WAH doesn't sound very cost effective to me. Even if you're industry is dependent on apps, software or the internet.

WAH all the time requires discipline and probably an adult without children!  Do you know any moms who exclusively wah? 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:12am

Distractions are exactly what I think would get in the way of WAH. Taking work home and working on it there every now and then is one thing but a steady job, either p/t or f/t WAH doesn't sound very cost effective to me, even if your industry is an easy kind that enables it. 

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:16am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>  Again it depends on the job, I know a few wahms and it seems to be financially worthwhile for their family.  I would think the work product is valuable if they allow their employees to work part time, otherwise, wouldn't they make a change.  You never answered in the other thread about working, what is your background here, some of the comments that you showed that you clearly were missing the target on a number of issues, perhaps your thinking (and assumptions) are also off base on part time employment.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Working is not that complicated.  I generally don't respond to repetitive posts or posts clearly meant to insult.  I find the ignorance on this board about working long, hard hours for top pay and bennies without even the time to post on these boards to be something you can ask me about.  But if there's something meaningful about working a job which "allows" for <em>a lot</em> of time wasted on the internet, I'll try my best.</p>

This! 

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:21am
DD's voice teacher started small with lessons out of home.. That led to her own studio and she is doing quite well. I see the potential there for WAH jobs leading to something else too...

 


 


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Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:22am

WAH all the time requires discipline and probably an adult without children!  Do you know any moms who exclusively wah? 

One of my gfs WAH exclusively and has children BUT the kids ARE in school so I think that helps.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:33am

<<Working is not that complicated.  I generally don't respond to repetitive posts or posts clearly meant to insult.  I find the ignorance on this board about working long, hard hours for top pay and bennies without even the time to post on these boards to be something you can ask me about.  But if there's something meaningful about working a job which "allows" for a lot of time wasted on the internet, I'll try my best.>>

I disagree, in today's world...working can be complicated, it is very much more than the M-F, 9-5 type of job of the past.  There are infinite ways that people work nowadays that are quite different than what was a typical work day 20 or even 10 years ago.  There is quite a bit of irony in your first sentence given that your post was clearly meant to insult.  But if you can't offer up your basis for your opinion, despite being asked and you continue to post things that are off target (and meant to insult) where does that leave us?  I can't debate your double standard.


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:36am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">WAH all the time requires discipline and probably an adult without children!  Do you know any moms who exclusively wah? </span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="text-align:left">One of my gfs WAH exclusively and has children BUT the kids ARE in school so I think that helps.</span></strong></span></p>

I do know a lady who used to be on the boards who is an attorney, she works contract work for the firm and works from home.  Her oldest is in kindergarten and the younger one is 3 and goes to preschool 2 days a week, but is home the rest of the time.  She does as much as she can during the day, but I know a lot of her brief writing and things she can do without needing client input, is done in the evenings once the kids go to sleep.

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Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:38am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Distractions are exactly what I think would get in the way of WAH. Taking work home and working on it there every now and then is one thing but a steady job, either p/t or f/t WAH doesn't sound very cost effective to me, even if your industry is an easy kind that enables it. </p>

I think it depends on the job, I know a number of wah people (both men and women) and it is very cost effective.  There are many companies that do not have employees in a corporate office or even in the same state or country.  It's very cost effective to not have mulitple offices with nexus in a variety of states, let alone the overhead of an office.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:39am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;pumpkinangel&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;  Again it depends on the job, I know a few wahms and it seems to be financially worthwhile for their family.  I would think the work product is valuable if they allow their employees to work part time, otherwise, wouldn't they make a change.  You never answered in the other thread about working, what is your background here, some of the comments that you showed that you clearly were missing the target on a number of issues, perhaps your thinking (and assumptions) are also off base on part time employment.&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Working is not that complicated.  I generally don't respond to repetitive posts or posts clearly meant to insult.  I find the ignorance on this board about working long, hard hours for top pay and bennies without even the time to post on these boards to be something you can ask me about.  But if there's something meaningful about working a job which "allows" for &lt;em&gt;a lot&lt;/em&gt; of time wasted on the internet, I'll try my best.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>This! </p>

Why do you believe that asking for someone's basis in a debate is an insult?   

PumpkinAngel