Help me find a new at-home career or revive my old one
September 23, 2005 1:18 PM Subscribe
What can a marketing consultant do to earn $500-$1000 a month from home without continuing in marketing or writing?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I had a great career in marketing and then went into an weekend MBA program while doing consulting full-time. I did really well in the program and was poised to work in strategic business role at a director level, or at least my old manager level. Unfortunately/fortunately, just as I finished, I became pregnant. This was a really happy event, since I'd been told by my doctor to try for a full year, then come back for fertility treatments. I wasn't supposed to get pregnant, but we were thrilled. Of course, in a career sense, it was bad timing. I had a really tough pregnancy and barely worked for the 10 months. Now that my son is six months old, I feel like I don't care about marketing. I keep thinking I should have gone into something else. A few prospects have contacted me, but I've referred them elsewhere. I don't know what has happened. I loved marketing and was terribly passionate about it just last year! Now I keep thinking I should have gone into something else -- medicine, nursing, engineering, computer science. I feel like I'm not right for marketing at all -- I'm not a blonde bimbo booth babe, which seems to be all the rage right now. (Compare to four years ago, when smart people were in demand by tech firms.) Not only that, I'd like to stay at home with my son for another two years, then have another baby. So I don't really want to be in an office for 4-5 years. What can I do at home to keep myself earning a small income and mentally stimulated without working in marketing consulting or writing? Or how can I revive my enthusiasm for marketing?