Once a Skeptic, Flexible Work Provides Mother With Reliable Income During Uncertain Times
As remote work has gained traction over the years, there’s been a fair share of skepticism. And it’s not all unwarranted. With many unvetted opportunities flooding most job sites, finding a legitimate opportunity can feel like finding a needle in haystack.
However, It doesn’t need to. And, in the last decade, work-from-home jobs became more “real,” plentiful, and well-paying. You can be a recruiter, an accountant, and even a nurse. That’s what Celena B. learned when she started her search for a work-from-home job. Not only did she find real jobs, she’s also found a way to earn an income during the pandemic.
Preparing for the Future
Celena started looking for a work-home-job for several reasons. First, she had two teenagers heading for college, and, as everyone knows, college comes with a premium price tag. Second, she home-schools a younger daughter, so an in-office job is out of the question. Third, because of the pandemic, her husband’s job situation is uncertain. All of this made a work-from-home job a necessity.
When Celena joined FlexJobs, she had some hesitations. “When I first found FlexJobs,” she says, “I was truly skeptical … Had I paid attention and treated it as a serious ‘job hunt,’ it wouldn’t have taken as long for me to find work.
And what kinds of legitimate, paying, flexible jobs did Celena find? “Three freelance jobs—and a part-time job that I start soon!”
A Positive and Lasting Impact
No matter what the future holds, Celena is thrilled to have an additional income. “As we are currently staring down a complete ‘unknown,’” she says, “my hope is just to supplement us through in case he is without a job temporarily.”
And while flexible work is throwing Celena a lifeline “just in case,” in the event her husband doesn’t lose his job, Celena’s income will be a bonus for the family. “If things roll on smoothly and he doesn’t have any ‘downtime,’ my new flexible jobs will help with any college stuff or go straight to the savings account…the extra income will be fantastic!”
Celena was initially unaware of the upside that a flexible job can provide. But, thanks to the fully vetted job postings on FlexJobs, Celena learned that work-from-home jobs are as “real” as traditional jobs. “[Finding flexible work] changed my realization that a person actually can have a real job earning real money from home (or anywhere). So many people kept telling me it couldn’t be done, that it wasn’t ‘reality.’ Well, I guess we showed them!”
Remote work lets Celena balance home-schooling and work. It also gives her a safety net in case the pandemic upends her husband’s job. If you’re in search of balance, a safety net, or upward mobility, consider joining FlexJobs. With new job postings every day across 50 job categories, as a member, you can connect with a flexible job that’s right for you.
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Rachel Pelta is a Content Coordinator for FlexJobs. With professional experience in job placement and as a manager, she creates content to help people succeed in their job search, and to help managers get the best out of their staff.…Read More >
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