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2001-11-20
Name: Anuradha Making a choice to stay at home after having a baby is not an easy one for most women. The first few years pass by in a haze, as the little one needs all the attention he or she can get. After the child starts going to school, most mothers find that they have a lot of time on their hands and start getting frustrated as boredom sets in. They soon realize that rejoining the workforce is not easy, as they have lost out on experience, which is vital for any job. So what can they do? Here are a few options that could get them started on a new career, while at home!!

1: Web Designing
These days one comes across enough advertisements in the newspapers asking for freelance web designers. Designing logos, visiting cards, Desk Top Publishing are also options in the IT field. Of course, these options require a creative bend of mind.

2: Magazines
Women can start their own magazines and just have to keep in touch with the professionals who are only a call away.

3: Catering
Those who have a flair for cooking or baking could cater to parties (or small groups to start off with), or bake cakes on a made-to-order basis.

4: Classes
Conducting classes is another alternative, and there are quite a few women who conduct classes at home, some of them music, some related to art and craft while some others impart culinary skills.

There are many other alternative careers like telemarketing, party planning, etc.

Do you think its important for women sitting at home to persuade some alternative careers?
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2011-04-11
#1
Name: vishal
Subject:  hello
hi iam vishal frm pune can i know wat experinces u hve in which field and iam an engg so this is my no can call so tat we can know more nine five six one nine six six six zero eight
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2008-07-10
#2
Name: shivani
Subject:  alternative careers
hi,
I have started my Abacus academy,need to work only on weekends,2 hrs for each batch.
It' s a good option ,if anybody owns a house.
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2008-08-01
#3
Name: shreya
Subject:  need info
hi,i was thinking of starting an abacus academy,but i dont have enough info...tried a couple of websites but i dunno which one is genuine..can you let me know what all is required n how much investment is needed.
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2008-04-14
#4
Name: amrit bedi bisht
Subject:  alternative carrer reply
hi there , i agree that independence especially financial is very important for a women. i am 30yrs old have been working for the past 5 yrs till 2005 then i got married to an army officer so had to leave my job as we got bosted to binnaguri in w.bengal. Then i got a project from a contact of mine to write english grammer (presentations ) for a project which she had got from haryana school education board, so as long as she had the project worked with her , as the work was online and on computer i could do it from home and send her the files. even when i got pregnant i worked with her for 2 months .I was blessed with a baby in sep 2007 , since then i have not been able to work as due to my husband being in army we are on the move every 2-3 months and at times we are so far away places where either the net connetion is very slow or it doesn' t work. now i am in chd at my mothers as my hubby is away on a course , i want to setup something online so that i get a fixed income and i can be home with my son as his father is anyway on the move , so i want him to have some stability in life. by the end of next yr he will probably get a field posting so it will be just my son and me . it is not that i am short of money as my hubby never stops me from spending money , he never says no to me, it is just that as i am a very independent person , i miss having my own money.i miss my freedom .
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2007-05-25
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Name: Priyanka
Subject:  Wonderful Article
i always wish i was a part time working mother, its a very good article for people who would like to have an extra income coming in, being a home maker and get them started on a new career, while at home!!

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2006-11-23
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Name: Meera Sarma
Subject:  Alternative careers- Do something niche
Hello,

I think that it is important for women who are at home to do something that will give them a feeling of self-satisfaction and self-worthiness. I have a 7-month baby boy and I opted to work from home after he was born. I am a Japanese translator, and luckily my job is such that it can be done home. What I would suggest is for girls who are not yet married to try and have a career in a very niche field and that which is highly specialized so that there will always be a demand for their kind of jobs. Then it does not make a differnce whether you work from an office or from home. Married ladies depending on the support that they get from family and their enviornment can also learn something nice. Of course to learn something niche takes a lot of time and effort. But it is something that is well spent. Working as a translator is a good job, since it is something that can be done from home and depending on the individual's language skill, translation experience, and quality of work financially rewarding.
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2006-03-16
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Name: mansi
Subject:  work from home
hi...i m agree in ur option...well if any women want to do something..she can ..if she confident and ditermind...even i m also housewife n doing my small fabric bussiness n taking drawing classes from home..well any one interset to join me ..will welcome...person can earn rs 500 per day...its easy ....cya ..bye n take care................regards
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2005-12-07
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Name: laya
Subject:  Anuradha
I totally agree with Anuradha, if not to depend on others financialy its quite an excellent idea so as to keep ourselves engaged with some work where we can be happy as well as our routine is not disturbed.I wa smarried at the age of 19 and since then i have been adopted to this routine of taking care of kids hubby & home.sometimes i too feel very sick of staying idle at home,i am inspired reading this article and will surely try to put in action what ever i would be able to do.I agree with bhagya totally too.after a long gap of few years it would be very difficult to take out time for yourself ,but i do suggest everybody to follow what Anuradha has suggested.Thanks a lot Anu.
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2005-11-14
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Name: swati
Subject:  good article
good article anu. i think its a must for women to work. unlike me my husband doesnt like a working woman. so i cant go out and work even if i want to so i feel i am taken for granted. its very important for women to have their individuality in todays world. its not worth relying on others
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2005-08-26
#10
Name: jaya
Subject:  working fm home
hi anuradha, i whole heartedly agree with u. i feel if a woman sits at home as housewife, family members doesnt gv more importance to her. there is no say of hers in anything. she has to lead the life how her husband/children likes. so each woman shd make herself busy in some work i.e. anything like how anuradha has suggested.
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2004-05-21
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Name: piya
Subject:  agree and need help
hi anu!agree with you,iam ahouse wife since iam married,there are lot of prob's from both husband and mil too .they always compare me with some women who are working and it really makes me upset,annoyed and frustrated.even kids also wont bother to listen to me and absolutely no support from anyone from both sides.my husband would always say to prove myself,now iam so determined to do something afterall,am not an illeterate,ihave done my masters in commerce,but unable to find proper channel till now to get into any job,i know may be iam not deeply into it,i lost all my patience and losing my hopes.i should have aimed for big,atleast now i want to try seriously if anybody could help me in giving some advice to get into any entry level job.hoping to hear a positive reply from all who really want to help me.
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2002-08-05
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Name: bhagya
Subject:  Reply to Ms.Anuradha
I certainly agree with your article regarding alternative career.But I feel that beyond a point you become so used to a particular routine that even if you want to do something,there is no will to do it.As for supportive family after a few years the less said the better.
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2001-11-20
#13
Name: Falguni
Subject:  Very Important
Yes Anuradha! I agree with you that its very important for women, specailly housewives to indulge in some or the other alternative career and keep themselves busy.

There is a saying that, \";An empty mind is a devil's workshop.\"; This saying really holds true. According to me, the core cause of mil and dil fights is sitting at home and doing nothing.
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2006-06-02
#14
Name: meenakshi
Subject:  teacher needed
friends i've opened a day-care center in bangalore.i've a son who is 3.5 yrs.old and i'm enjoying my job throughly though it's been 3months only.i do complete playgroup type activities with them in the morning and in the evening i take them all to the park for out door activities..i do the same things as i do with my son.now when my kids r increasing i'm looking for a lady teacher to help me with morning activities..i don't want maids to be doing that as i believe they r just helpers.any one who is fun loving and has interest in teaching kids innovatively can reply me.(hold on english language is required)
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2003-10-23
#15
Name: jane
Subject:  agree!!
cannot agree more with you. muy mil had to leave here job as my pil made her do so (according to her that is). so right from day one she hates me as my husband has nto made me leave my job. i work to keep my sanity and to stay away from her. over teh years i think she has picked up a lot of baggage due to staying at home and being idle (instead of doing something productive). i think voluntary work is a good option as in india we need many volunteers, and if a woman chooses a convenient time it is both satisfying and also useful to teh society.
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