Best Work from Home Jobs for Moms
In this article I am going to share some of my very favorite work from home jobs for moms (or dads!).
If you long to work from home so that you can have a more flexible schedule, earn money on your own terms or be your own boss, take care of your children or parents, or just not have to deal with office politics, then you are not alone!
I truly believe that there has never been a better time to work from home! The internet has made the opportunities for working from home abundant, so if you have a wish or a dream to work from home, set a goal and make a plan, and go for it!
Discover some of the best jobs for stay-at-home moms below!
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21 Awesome Work from Home Jobs for Moms!
If you’re a stay-at-home mom looking for a way to supplement your household income or even to provide that income by working either part-time or full-time, there are many options available. And the majority of the work-from-home jobs listed here allow you to choose your own hours so that you can work on your own schedule. Below are some of the best work-from-home jobs available in today’s job market.
1. Start a money making blog.
I believe with all my heart that one of the best jobs for stay-at-home moms is blogging. And I admit that I put this one first because it’s my personal favorite! I love blogging (what I really mean to say is, I love, love, love blogging because it’s one of the best jobs ever) because of the limitless earning potential and, even more, because I love to write and to share my thoughts about personal finance and to help people win with their money!
I am a relatively newer blogger, as I have been blogging for only about a year (as of March 2020), but I am already starting to see the great earning potential of blogging. I work full-time and my husband is our stay at home parent. So because of my full-time job and being a mom of three young children, my time is limited.
However, over the last few months I have been able to earn between $1,500 and $2,000 a month blogging part-time, and again, I get to make this money from home on my own schedule, doing something that I absolutely love.
I truly love blogging because you can totally work on your own schedule, from home or from anywhere you want! My goal is to one day be able to blog full-time and be a stay-at-home mom to my three little munchkins!
Another great thing about blogging is that it is so cheap to start! You can literally start a blog spending less than $5 a month! And all you need is a laptop and internet, which you probably have already! What other work from home business is that cheap to start?!
Read this article to learn how to create a profitable blog for less than $5 a month. You can also read about some amazing income reports of bloggers here (some of these bloggers, many of them mom bloggers, make over $10,000 a month working part-time from home!).
Another one of the great things about blogging is that you can earn income as a blogger in so many different ways, including with affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, guest posts, advertising, subscription or membership fees, and selling products such as ebooks and ecourses.
And with blogging, one of the awesome things is that you largely get out of it what you put into it. If you want to make a fantastic income, the potential is there to do that. You can make just a few hundred dollars, a few thousand dollars, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars a month!
I know that sounds incredible, but it’s true—there are many bloggers who make well over $100,000 a month. A month! Check out these income reports!
If you’re interested in creating a profitable blog, I recommend the Blog by Number course and ebook by Suzi Whitford. It costs less than $100, and Suzi is such a great teacher! (I’ve actually purchased all 9 of her courses, I’m that big of a fan!) It’s the course that I took to get started as a newbie blogger. You can complete the course in less than three hours (not all in one sitting, unless you want to! :D) and have an excellent introduction to how to start a blog and how to begin monetizing it in order to earn money.
2. Do freelance writing, editing, or proofreading.
Another one of the best stay-at-home jobs for moms is to do freelance writing or editing. If you have been trained as a writer or editor, than working from home is a great option. I earned my degree in English and did a minor in editing (now they even have the major available in editing!), and I work as a professional editor for my full-time job and have also been doing freelance editing and writing for 15 years. I really enjoy the work because I get to learn a lot of cool things and learn about subjects I probably never would otherwise. If you want to find freelance opportunities, check out Upwork.
Do you love working with words? If you have an excellent eye for detail, being a professional freelance proofreader or copy editor might be just the job for you! If you’re interested in this line of work but don’t have any training as a proofreader, check out this free 60-minute introductory workshop from Caitlyn at Proofread Anywhere to find out if proofreading might be the perfect career for you. Learn how to turn your passion for words and reading into a wonderful career in as little as 30 days! Caitlyn produces amazing stuff, and I know you will love this course!
3. Be an affiliate marketer.
Another one of the best jobs for stay-at-home moms is to be an affiliate marketer. You can earn an amazing income through affiliate marketing. It was actually through reading the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, who makes more than $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing, that I first realized the incredible earning potential of blogging in general and affiliate marketing in particular. And when I decided that I was going to go all in and give blogging my best effort to see if I could become a full-time blogger, Michelle’s course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing was the first course that I bought. In the course, Michelle walks you through the basics of affiliate marketing and the best ways to make money through affiliate marketing. If you believe that starting a blog (or even using Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest or other social media sites) to earn affiliate income is something you would enjoy and be good at, then I strongly recommend that you take Michelle’s course and incorporate affiliate marketing as one of your methods of generating income.
For more information on what affiliate marketing is and how it can be used to earn an amazing income, read this article.
4. Work as a social media manager.
Working as a social media manager could be another great option for one of the best jobs for stay-at-home moms. If you are good at social media, this could be the perfect job for you. As a social media manager, you manage social media accounts for one or more clients. You might publish (and even write) content for various social media platforms, as well as work in other ways (such as through advertising) to increase social media reach and followers. Check out indeed.com and Upwork for opportunities.
5. Work as a virtual assistant.
An additional stay-at-home job ideal for moms is to become a virtual assistant. This is a relatively new field, and one where you can develop your skills in one (or more) of several different directions. The pay can be great, and you can take on as much or as little work as you would like in order to work the number of hours that fit your current schedule. If you’re interested in making a great income as a virtual assistant, I recommend taking the course 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success by VA pro Gina Horkey, which has excellent reviews. And if you love Pinterest, the course Become a Pinterest VA Today by Kristin Larsen and Gina Horkey might just be a great option for you.
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6. Be a virtual teacher or tutor.
If you have expertise in a particular topic and love to teach but don’t want to work in a traditional brick-and-mortar school or need more flexibility (so that you can teach as a second job, for example), look for opportunities to be a virtual teacher for an online school. With online charter schools and completely online colleges and universities, opportunities are more available than they ever have been.
Online tutoring is another option that can pay well, from $25 and up if you have the right skills and are in the right area. Share your expertise with others and get paid to do it!
Check out indeed.com for current openings.
7. Do data entry.
If you have a good eye for detail and are a good typist, a data entry position (where you enter information, generally by using a computer, into a company’s data system) may be a good choice for you. Many job opportunities are available in this area, so check out indeed.com or your favorite job board site to see what positions are currently available.
8. Be a transcriptionist.
As a transcriptionist, you type recorded meetings (such as conference or seminar sessions or workshops) and other audio material. If you are a fast and accurate typist, you can make good money with this career.
9. Be a translator.
Translators are in high demand for many languages, and skilled translators of these languages can charge great rates. Some of the most high-demand and highly compensated languages include Spanish, French, German, Arabic, and Russian. Check out Upwork and indeed.com for opportunities
10. Do freelance graphic design.
If you have experience as a graphic designer or graphic artist and the necessary software, put your skills to use working for yourself as a freelancer or as a contract or off-site employee.
11. Be a photographer or videographer.
This is another area where you can make good money as a skilled freelancer or off-site employee. Though this can be a more expensive career to get into because of the cost of the equipment, starting with entry-level or used equipment can help keep startup costs in check.
12. Be a web developer or computer programmer.
Another job that can be performed online remotely is to work as a web developer or computer programmer. If you enjoy coding, you can make good money as a software engineer.
13. Work as a customer service representative or in a related job.
Some companies, such as JetBlue, have some of their employees work from home full-time. To find current job opportunities, check out my favorite job search site, indeed.com.
14. Work as an accountant or bookkeeper.
If you studied accounting, business management, finance or a related field, then this job of working to track and manage companies’ finances is a natural fit. Visit indeed.com to find job postings in your area.
15. Be a home daycare provider or nanny.
If you love children and love to spend time taking care of them, and if you have your own little ones that you want to be able to take care of at home as well, then doing daycare or being a nanny in your home can work really well. There are generally state and local regulations that have to be followed depending on the number of children you want to care for, so be sure to do your research beforehand.
16. Be an Airbnb or Booking.com host.
If you have one or more extra bedrooms in your home (or have a second or vacation home), renting them out on Airbnb, Booking.com, and similar sites can be a great way to earn extra income. We’ve been using Airbnb for the last couple of years for virtually all of our travel accommodations (when we’re not camping), and they’re awesome.
The hosts have been so great, and we’ve really felt welcomed and at home. And of course the savings can be substantial! Sign up for Airbnb here and receive $40 off your first stay with them! And I just have to include a shameless plug for my angel mother, who has been renting out spare rooms in their beautiful southern Utah home (not an affiliate link :D) for the last couple of years. If you’re in the area to play at Lake Powell or hike in one of the beautiful national parks (like the Grand Canyon) or other scenic areas nearby, look them up!
17. Be a hair stylist.
If you love talking to people and have the proper training and have adequate space to set up a salon in your home, being a work-from-home hair stylist could be a great opportunity for you. You can work around your own schedule, and you may even be able to work while your children are napping or playing.
18. Be a pet trainer or pet groomer.
People love their pets, and they are willing to pay good money to take care of and train them. My brother makes an amazing income as a professional (and award-winning) dog trainer. If you love working with dogs, you may want to obtain the training needed to be an effective dog trainer or groomer. It’s pretty demanding work, but it can also be very rewarding.
19. Be a virtual job recruiter.
Virtual job recruiters work remotely online to find and screen job applicants and perform job candidate interviews in order to help companies find the best new hires. They often post jobs, review resumes, negotiate salaries, check references and do background checks, and do other related tasks. If you have a background in human resource or business, you may want to explore this career.
20. Be a search engine optimization (SEO) evaluator.
Being a search engine optimization evaluator is another great job option for stay-at-home moms. A search engine evaluator is someone who reviews search engine results to determine if they are relevant to a particular search term that a person types into a search engine. You can read this article to find out more.
21. Do freelance consulting or coaching.
Another great job option for stay-at-home moms is to work as a freelance coach or consultant. If you work or worked in a job that lends itself to doing so, becoming a consultant or coach in the same field is an excellent fit and can be very lucrative. Put all of that experience and knowledge you gained to good use! Or turn one of your hobbies or passions into a side job by offering consulting or coaching related to that topic. Check out indeed.com for opportunities.
These jobs included here are some of the best work-from-home job opportunities for stay-at-home moms, but there are many others. There has never been a time when there have been so many great options for being able to work at home. Whether you want to be able to be home with your children or elderly parents, want more autonomy, want to escape corporate life, or just love to be at home, there are work-from-home jobs that will work for you and your schedule.
For more information related to this topic, check out these articles on the best side jobs or side hustles you can do from home and the best ways to increase your income.
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