Starting a business when you’re on maternity leave is tough on your finances. Your maternity pay is about to run out, your savings are a distant memory and your credit card is feeling the strain.
So when deciding on your business, it pays to think about how long it will take before you make some money.
Freelancing is generally the fastest way to get paid if you work for yourself.
But there are a few ‘ifs’.
-If you have a skill that’s in demand
The trick is to offer people a skill that they need now. Maybe they have a big project and need extra help. Perhaps you have a skill that they don’t. Freelancing isn’t going to be a fast earner if you go back to college for a couple of years to get the right skills.
– If you market yourself
You’ll have to go and find the …