While you are pregnant, there is so much to think about, you are about to become a totally new person, someone you have never been before! A Mummy! The last thing you should be worrying about now is how you will make money after having the baby comes, or how you will afford to support the new arrival.
If I could do it all again, I would take the time to get an online business started before I had the first baby. Learn how to start a business on the side that I could create a passive income with while I had the baby and then scale it up later when I was ready to.
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”
You are about to embark on a massive life changing event. I remember the first time it truly hit me that I was a Mum, I can still see it like it was this morning, even though it was 7 and a half years ago! It was when my first Baby Archie was only a week or two old.
All the family had come round to see us and meet the new baby and he was getting hugs from everyone. My older Brother put Archie up on his shoulder so that Archie could just see over his back. And it was then that I saw Archie’s little eyes scan the room full of people for me and only me. He heard my voice or just about recognised me, the most important person in his world at that point, and focussed in. I had never had someone depend on me and actively search only me out before. The magnitude and responsibility hit me right there and then. I was responsible for doing the very best I could for this little person forever more, he needed me.
Your mind will be racing with baby names, all the things you need to buy and learn. You will feel a bit vulnerable at times, the hormones will get you emotional. The worries of whether you will be a good parent or not, you have all the ideas of how things will be, even though the day will come, and it will probably be nothing like you imagined, but that’s ok too! Go with it!
Set up a Passive income that the future ‘Mummy you’ will thank you for
If I had learnt how to start a business on the side while I was pregnant, I could have created a passive income which would have been able to make money after having a baby came. I could then scale it up later when I was ready to, it would have taken a lot of the worries away. I would have chosen an online business like affiliate marketing because it would mean I sell other people’s products and I don’t have shipping any goods. The Business owners do all that, I would just take the commission in the middle! Promoting the right ‘high commission’ products, like this one, you can earn a great income!
I could have learnt to do something like online or affiliate marketing, social media management or set up marketing consulting business. This way I could have had an online company I could make money after having a baby arrived and scale up once the fog of the first few months of babyhood cleared (to expect anything other than survival in your first few months is just asking too much!).
If you could take this time to take a step back and think about what you want to do with your life after the baby is born, to form some sort of plan, you would do yourself a great favour. Having a plan settles so many nerves, and also gives you something constructive and progressive to think about when you need to! You could start to focus on building a business that you really love, which will work around your children. I have personally managed to do this with my business with the help of these guys and their proven methods sign up for their free videos and you will never see the internet the same again! 😀
Keeping focused and positive
Learning new things will also give you something to focus on other than the pregnancy. I found my brain was still so active and with nothing to really think about I started to overthink even the smallest of things! I needed some mental nourishment!
The great part about leaning to make your money online, is that:
- You don’t even need to go out and get a job
- You don’t need your own products and services
- You can start from scratch, with no experience, and with the right guidance, you can get up and running pretty fast.
Learn to set yourself up for success
Take this time, (while you can still think a complete thought without being interrupted) to learn something the future Mummy you will thank you for. You will have built a skill that you will one day come to rely upon, and that will be priceless.
You will be able to still make your own money, stay with the children and be the mum you want to be. You wont have to commute or go out to work anymore and you will give yourself the time freedom you will need. You can take the time to really get great at something and earn your own money on your terms!
Create a healthier financial future
I remember the worry of losing my own pay cheque, and with it went my independence in a way. It was then replaced with guilt that I’m wasn’t bringing in my own money and felt that too much pressure was being put on my husband to earn the main income. The other side of the coin was that all our earning eggs were in one basket. If he lost his job, we would have sunk immediately. I couldn’t have gone out to get a job because the cost of child care would have been about the same as my wage so would have been useless! I felt so stuck!
I don’t think any woman is entirely happy about depending on another for support. We are one family and we pull as a team, that’s important. I don’t want the pressure to solely be on my husband to bring in the money. He just ends up feeling like he is reduced to the work horse.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
This is where you are effectively the middleman for the big companies. They will pay you a commision for selling their products. These products or services already exist and the company will fulfill the sales for you. Find a product you are excited about, this can be on Amazon, and educational program or even Tesla Cars! Sign up for that company’s affliate program (just google it) and they will give you a link. put this link in your blogs or vlogs and talk to your audience (easily built when you learn how) about it and when they click on the product link and buy it, the company will pay you the commission. Simple!
What is a passive income?
Passive income is when you create something once, that will serve you time and time again without you having to touch it again. A blog post with an affiliate link in it, a money earning You Tube video, an e-book or anything! Blog reviews of pregnancy products and earn commissions on any sales you get! Do enough and it all adds up!
Create a good bank of money earning products and these will keep earning while you have the baby and figure out mother hood for the first few months! Then when you are ready, come back and scale it all up to bring in a great income!
I wish you all the best on your journey of motherhood, we are all on the same shaky road, we are all learning. Don’t feel alone, reach out to other mums too! You will find you are all feeling the same together. Relax, it will all come naturally if you let it, apart from breastfeeding, that is surprisingly tricky at first! But you will get the hang of that with the right support too! Good luck and welcome to the club!
If you are curious as to how you can make your own living online too, take this time to consider how you will make money after having a baby and be able to build your life around your new family! Sign up to the same free video series which got started here and see for yourself!
Your future self will thank you for it!
My Mission is to help Mothers make their own living online, to empower and help them become strong, independent and financially secure women.