Working After Divorce: A Few Unusual Ideas for Single Moms (Especially Millennials)
Working after divorce is not always easy. Especially not when you have young children who are not yet in school. But for many single moms, working after divorce is not just a necessity as far as making financial ends meet, but also an outlet to keep sane while they restore their post-split lives to order.
The problem is that it is not always easy to find work after divorce – particularly when the woman has been out of the workforce for a really long time. In Returning to the Workforce: For Moms Who Left Their Jobs to Care for Their Kids, we discussed the Unique problems that many women face when they try to re-enter the workforce. In fact, post-divorce, many women who want to re-enter the workforce after a long pause due to marriage and raising a family find this an impossible task.
But one alternative may be to forego the career and just try a side hustle!
I found this article outlining 5 side hustles for millennial women that can be adapted to millennial divorced women. It was on Twitter and thought it was great information for single moms who find themselves having to consider working after divorce.
Unfortunately, their seems to be a catch. It is that you have to be a “millenial” woman. And it does make sense on a certain level because some of these jobs could be viewed as rather age specific. For example, a middle aged or older woman is probably not going to be taking selfies and putting them on her Instagram page never mind selling them to stock image companies. There are the exceptions to the rule but normally, only Millennials would be caught doing that. That said, this is one of the side hustles the article pushes.
Another is to work with focus groups to give your opinions on stuff like brands, products and marketing strategies. You an actually get paid to give your opinion and again, the millenial mom is going to be more “useful” in this arena presumably because she is more plugged into the generations of users and consumers who these brands will targeting.
Another hustle the article mentions is reselling textbooks. This, apparently, can be a very lucrative side hustle if the mom is a former university student.
The article also promotes the notion of becoming a virtual assistant and Teaching English remotely.
Again, the emphasis on this alternative idea for “working after divorce” is “side hustle.” Nobody expects recently divorced women to make any of these gigs a full time job (although you never know.) But if you are a little strapped for cash after your divorce and you want to make some extra income in between jobs or something like that, these ideas could be worth exploring.
To read the article, click the link below.