The number of virtual businesses run by mothers is going up. This is in line with the growth of the freelance economy in general.
There are now more startups to watch than ever before that are run by freelancers. It’s not just a trend it’s a revolution in the way people are working. There are many reasons why moms are going to start running virtual businesses in 2017, and we’re going to run through them now.
It’s Easier than Ever
Part of the reason why there are more moms looking to start a business with no employees is they now can. It’s never been easier to pair one-woman virtual businesses with clients and contractors of all kinds. Platforms like Fiverr, Upwork are there to meet the needs of the virtual business owner, along with services like a virtual office provider, online CRM management, and more.
Only in the last few years has this become prominent. Many mothers are discovering just what’s on the table for the first time.
The Employment Situation for Mothers
Mothers need a lot of tools to juggle work and home. A conventional job doesn’t provide this. The standard maternity leave is about six weeks, with only a limited number of employers offering more. And you can forget about getting time off to deal with family emergencies, unless you’re extremely lucky. That means hundreds of thousands of dollars in sitter bills.
Many mothers have to step away from the world of work to accommodate their families. Virtual businesses provide an opportunity for mothers to do both. They can handle anything that comes up at home and continue to work and earn money.
Many Mothers Have No Choice
Sadly, there are those mothers who can’t take on a career because they can’t leave their children alone. But they still need to earn money to live. This is particularly pertinent for single mothers. With no other alternative, virtual businesses are becoming the vehicle of choice for mothers who need to earn money for the family.
Virtual businesses are liberating mothers. Previously they may have had to settle for charity or welfare from the government. But now they can go into business for themselves, leaving them with more opportunities than ever before.
The Flexibility of Virtual Working
Mothers need to be flexible because nothing ever goes according to plan when bringing up children. That means they can’t keep regular working hours and they might have to skip away at short notice.
Virtual businesses work in a different way. Unless you have to make a Skype call, the only thing the client cares about is that the work gets done. They don’t care whether you do it at 2am in the morning or 3pm in the afternoon. That’s perfect for mothers.
They can fit their work lives around the needs of their child, rather than the other way around.
It’s Surprisingly Lucrative
Virtual businesses are not just about making a few dollars here and there. You’re not contending with any form of glass ceiling. Remote working has never been more lucrative, with people earning full-time incomes by working part-time. Your earning potential is determined only by how long you want to work and how much effort you want to put in.
Mothers who only want to earn a few dollars to cover their grocery bills can start a virtual business with that goal in mind. But mothers who want to earn a lot of money to their family’s prospects have that option on the table as well.
You Don’t Have to Be Qualified
Most careers demand that you have some qualifications to get started. This prevents many mothers from doing what they want because they don’t have the time or the money to go back to college. And if they do it can take years to see any yield. Running a virtual business is different. You don’t need any visible qualifications.
The skills you don’t have can be found through virtual workers. All you need is a business idea and the determination to execute it.
Conclusion – Virtual Businesses are on the Up
Mothers are increasingly seeing the benefits of running virtual businesses. From the flexibility to work and removing many of the drawbacks of the traditional workplace, this is the ideal work environment.
Will you start a virtual business in 2017?