Also printed in Amar Ujala in Hindi. View as PDF.
Dr. Malini Saba, Founder & Chairman, Saba Group and Anannke Foundation
Covid-19 has upended the lives of each one of us. But apart from changing our lives upside down, there are some key and positive changes that are brought in by this pandemic. As the entire world made a transition to work from home concept thus it is pertinent to say that this pandemic has made a level playing field for each one of us irrespective of gender. It’s especially true for single mothers who were grappling with innumerable challenges to work and be financially independent. Now, in this covid times, many hurdles are knocked off completely.
With this pandemic, now single women can easily work from home and make money and stride on a path to become financially independent. Yes, this pandemic has opened a window of opportunities for women. So, in turbulent times like this being a single mother you need not worry about finances and career and you can work from home and earn a handsome salary. So, below are rafts of good job & career options that can be explored to earn money from the comfort of home in this pandemic.
While an oppressive ‘trading floor culture’ remains an obstacle for some women in office environments, The recent birth of forex applications and trading platforms during the smartphone period has resulted in a parallel ‘work from anywhere’ ethos for self-motivated traders, empowering women to do their thing away from any unwelcoming atmospheres that could have previously deterred them from participating. The stock markets are breaking records every day and are reaching an all-time high, thus trading is a lucrative and well-paying option for the single mothers to earn good money while being at home with their kids.
With the digital world becoming a strong force with each passing day, other professions women can look at are vlogging. Sitting at the comfort of your home you can make vlogs on the range of themes, from cooking to teaching, from fashion to travel vlogs. This can make you an influencer and also fetch you a good amount of money will make you financially independent. So, this is the option worth exploring.
3. Interior Designing
With the interest rate going down, buying a home at a lower price has emerged as a good option for the people across India. Thus newly bought homes will require interior design. So this newly booming segment in this pandemic will enable you to take up this job from home and earn a huge amount of money in this pandemic. So, if you are not equipped to do interior designing, but you can quickly learn this and get on to this job. This can make you earn huge money from the home.
In this pandemic, digital marketing has gained fresh impetus. Large and small- all companies are heavily involved in doing digital marketing across various platforms. And to fulfil this duty, they are hiring people who can do this job brilliantly and earn money from home. So, those who like being on digital platforms and have an inclination towards communication and marketing can definitely try this opportunity. And this job for sure has a bright future and can get you good and handsome money.
With this pandemic, the world of counselling on various fronts is on an upward spiral. Be it health-related matters, or career-related matters, everyone is seeking advice from home to make the best decision possible. So if you are equipped to counsel people in various aspects of life then go ahead this is one of the best opportunities for you. From mental, physical, dietary, education, career, and marital sphere becoming the hot themes for counselling. So, in the midst of this pandemic, you can try this and make a career in this.
So, these are some key areas where being a single mother you can make your career and stride on the path to become financially independent.