Stay at Home Jobs

Stay at home jobs are one of the most flexible ways to make money from home.

As a stay at home mom to two little kids, I was searching the internet for baby food recipes online when I landed on a mom blogger who was making a full-time income with her blog.

At that time I never thought blogging would be a stay at home mom job!

Three years later I work from home with my blog One Fine Wallet that also makes me a full-time income.  This site not only has stay-at-home mom jobs, but also flexible editing jobs, passive income ideas, and side jobs to make an extra $100 a day.

Blogging is just one of the stay at home jobs out there, and in this post, we will go over 50 other flexible jobs from home.

The truth is, apart from some jobs that end up as a scam, there are still a good number of stay-at-home mom jobs that pay well. This can range from typing jobs for moms to online proofreading jobs.

Prior to blogging, the one big hurdle I had when looking for online work, was attending phone calls. It’s not easy having little kids echo in the background while concentrating on the phone. If that’s you, this list of 40 non-phone jobs will suit parents with little children.

Note: If you are looking for work from home jobs moms with newborns, here are 4 online job opportunities for aspiring women entrepreneurs.

Let’s now take a look at some of the most popular online jobs for stay at home moms.

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What are good stay at home jobs?

A good stay at home job is one that gives you the flexibility to choose the hours you want and set your rate of pay. Opting for a high paying career and one that doesn’t require a degree is an added advantage. This allows parents to choose a wide variety of careers.

One such platform that will give you exposure to countless job opportunities is the Work-at-Home School created by Caitlin Pyle. It is an online training program that gives you access to a huge number of courses, allowing you to later decide the right one for you. Check out this free online video from the Work-at-Home School, to learn the secret to starting a successful career and making a living from anywhere!

 

What type of work can I do from home?

Here are a few creative work from home ideas that you may not have considered. They are fun small business ideas that pay well.

  1. Selling digital stickers online – Michelle earned $7,000 in 6 months selling digital stickers online.
  2. Get paid to edit photos – Katie earns $75,000 per year editing wedding photos online. She teaches you how to do the same with her photo editing course. 
  3. Sell dog treats online – Kristin explains how to earn $1,500 a month baking and selling dog treats online.
  4. Become a six-figure freelance writer – Holly Johnson shares 6 secrets to making $200k with her freelance writing career.
  5. If you have experience mentoring or homeschooling, you can earn $20/hr online teaching kids with Education First. 
  6. Finally, we have Zen Arbitrage. An automated tool to help re-sell books on Amazon for a profit. There is no need to stock inventory or ship products. With a high-income potential of $60k-$80k, this is a high paying side hustle even for those who have no experience selling on Amazon.

 

Online Jobs for Stay at Home Moms

Once you have decided on your career, the next step is to find work.

Below is a list of companies that allow you to work either temporary, permanent, full-time or part-time.

It’s a good idea to sign up with them to receive job alerts, so you can be notified when there is an opening.

Where can I find stay at home jobs?

We Work Remotely – They offer jobs like graphic designing, freelance writing, copywriting, customer service and more. This website has over 2.5 million monthly visitors and only post online jobs.

Virtual Vocations – They have jobs suited for parents, military spouses, students or retirees looking for virtual jobs. To access their jobs, you can either sign up for their free account or their paid subscription that costs $15.99 a month, but gets you notified of new job openings before those on the free plan.

Intuit – They have remote jobs ranging from administrations, data entry, bookkeeping, marketing, engineering and more. They provide remote work for those living in the following countries – USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Singapore and the UK. They have both onsite and offsite jobs available, so when you are searching for jobs click on the “locations” tab and select – Remote USA or Remote UK. This way the search results only show you remote work. 

50 Work at Home Jobs for Moms

 

Stay at Home Call Centre Jobs

This is one of the best places to begin for stay-at-home moms. The jobs are flexible and you do not require previous experience or qualifications to begin. The only drawback you may encounter is that work is not available throughout the year. Nevertheless, you can apply to the following job openings and see if there are opportunities available.

 

Paid Online Research – up to $150/hr

A focus group is where you participate in online research and provide feedback. This feedback will help a researcher with their work, and in return, they pay up to $150 per hour.

Respondent is one such platform that connects you with researchers to help with their research work. Once you sign up, you get access to a dashboard that list out studies relevant to you. Next, you will be allowed to schedule a suitable time to take the study which can be either a one-on-one video call or an online survey.

Also read: How to earn $300/study with Respondent

 

Scoping Jobs

This job involves editing courtroom files from home. Court reporters send electronic documents that will need to be checked for spellings and vocabulary.

As a scopist, you can work from anywhere, since you receive and return files via the internet. Everything can be done from your home, as long as you have a good internet connection and a reliable computer to work on.

This post here is a detailed interview with expert scopist Linda Evenson, where you learn how to start this job from home.

Scopist Salary: $4,000 a month and over.

 

Typing Jobs – $45,000

Transcription jobs from home, involve listening to a pre-recorded audio file and type out accurately what you hear. The main requirement of this well-paying work-at-home job is that you are a fast and accurate typist.

The types of files you may receive are doctors notes, research work, business meetings, university lectures or interviews.

There are three types of transcription jobs – General, Legal and Medical. While general is the best option for beginners, legal and medical transcription jobs pay more.

Salary: $45,000/year

Helpful Resources:

  • How to become a transcriptionist: HERE
  • Free Transcription mini-course: HERE
  • 20 Online companies hiring new transcribers: HERE

 

Make Money On Pinterest

This might seem strange to some, but yes you can make money on Pinterest in many different ways.

One such way is through affiliate marketing – without any investment. To begin you will need to open a Pinterest account (if you don’t already have one), join an affiliate program and create pin images for each of your products and share it on Pinterest.

When someone spots your pin images > goes on to read > and clicks on the affiliate link to make a purchase >> you will make a commission!

I have tried this in the past and have made $122.50 in just one month! And that’s without writing a blog post on my website!

You can use either Canva or  PicMonkey to create pin images.

Here is a detailed post on how to make money with Pinterest.

The earning potential with affiliate marketing can vary depending on how well you promote. The $122.50 I made was in my second month of affiliate marketing on Pinterest. 

 

Customer Service Jobs

If you can manage a few quiet hours a day, you can work as a customer service representative from home.

Your main requirement would be a high-speed internet connection and a headset. Needless to say, having previous customer service experience comes with an advantage.

I have listed a few places you can apply. The job usually involves answering phone calls or an email chat agent.

 

Testing Websites

You can earn up to $15 for 20 minutes of your time in testing and reviewing websites online. Many website owners require feedback regarding the overall appearance and user experience of their site. This is where you come in.

As a website tester, you will need to check the website and provide feedback usually in the form of a video call. This helps website owners fix issues and improve their site.

This is a well-paying side hustle if you are looking for quick money. No experience or qualification s required, but you do need to be fluent in English and have a PayPal account to be paid.

Worldwide Jobs Available:

 

Pinterest  Virtual Assistant

This is another option to make money using Pinterest, by becoming a Pinterest virtual assistant.

Your job will be to help online businesses promote their products on Pinterest. A few things that you will do is to set up a Pinterest account and create pin images to promote on the platform.

This highly sought after course will help you learn how to become a Pinterest VA and work from home. They also help you land clients so you can find work in your early days.

Salary: Between $35-$50 an hour

Helpful Resources:

Kristin Larsen’s course is hugely popular that trains you to become a Pinterest VA. Enrollment is open only a few times a year but you can join the waitlist to be notified.

 

Virtual assistant

Just like a Pinterest VA, you can also work from home as a General Virtual Assistant.

A Virtual Assistant is someone that performs admin tasks from home. There are many services you can offer. You can download this free list of 275+ services to offer as a virtual assistant.

Virtual assistants are in high demand as many business owners prefer to outsource most of their regular tasks, like reading and sending emails and promoting their business on social media.

Here is how you can become a Virtual assistant in 30 days>>

 

Fashion Stylist

You can make either a full-time or part-time career as a fashion stylist from home. You can either create your own online website to showcase your work or provide one-on-one styling advice for a more personalized option for clients.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in fashion, you can learn to become a fashion stylist with Cabi.

 

Make Money with A blog

This here is my all-time favourite. I own this blog One Fine Wallet that I began it in early 2018, hoping to make some money from it. Little did I know that it would generate a full-time income each month for our little family.

The real cost of starting a blog in 2021,

  • A RELIABLE website hosting – I highly recommend Siteground which is less than $4/month
  •  You can begin with a FREE website theme – I used the DIVI theme for this blog and love it! You get a 10% off using this link.
  • An email service provider, so readers can subscribe to your blog – Mailerlite is FREE up to 1000 subscribers

And that’s it! You are ready to begin. So really it’s just the website hosting that will cost you for the initial set up.

 

Write and earn

There are 3 ways you can get paid to write and earn,

  1. Become a freelance writer and earn when working with clients.
  2. Write for magazines and get paid per article that is published. ($50-$250 per post)
  3. Begin your website own so you can promote your service as a freelance writer.

The flexibility of earning as a writer is perfect for stay at home parents. You can work when your kid’s nap or during their playtime. I am an early riser, I get most of my online work done in the morning before the kids wake up. And during the day, I fine-tune my work.

 

Related posts you may like:

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Proofreading

If you are looking to create a sustainable long-term income, I would recommend this highly paid and in-demand work at home job. We are talking an average $40,000/yr working from home working as an online proofreader.

This, in my opinion, is one of the best jobs for stay at home moms.

If you have eagles eyes to spot grammatical errors, then this is one job you must consider doing.  As a proofreader, you can edit typos in books, blogs, resumes, cookbooks and much more.

I highly recommend you check out this FREE 76-minute workshop. Amanda a stay-at-home mom of three, makes a part-time income from home as an online proofreader. Read her journey to making money as a proofreader.

You don’t need any prior experience or a college degree to become a proofreader. And best of all, you can work from anywhere in the world.

 

**Get your copy of the Work-at-Home book: The no-nonsense guide to earning an income from anywhere. It’s free using this coupon link.

 

Online Teaching

Another flexible job opportunity for stay at home moms is online tutoring.

You don’t need a fancy tutoring qualification or experience to begin. A bachelors degree is a minimum requirement in most cases.

Here are 5 English tutoring companies that need you to teach English online. You will be given all the necessary study material to help you train Primary school kids.

Most of the sessions take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour.

Salary – $14-$26 an hour.

 

Sell Online – Etsy

You might have bought Christmas crafts or handmade crafts on Etsy, but have you considered selling things yourself?

Join this massive creative marketplace where there are over 33 million buyers ready to purchase handmade jewellery, scarves, crafts, clothes or just anything you can make. You can even sell printables to make a living on Etsy!

Once you join Etsy, you can list your product and will pay a little commission fee only when you make a sale.

Here are 3 things you need to decide before starting an Etsy store,

  1. What you want to sell
  2. Open an Etsy shop
  3. Create your products
  4. Stock up your store.
  5. Promote – On social media (Pinterest is great)
  6. Spread the word – with family and friends and ask them to share the good news.

Once you become an established Etsy seller bring in a steady income each month.

 

Sell Photos

You can make money from selling stock photos. This is a huge necessity for online business owners, including myself.

Stock photos are images that websites may use to beautify their content and make it more appealing to readers. You can create your own website and start selling your photos.

Your investment would be a good camera (or even a high-quality phone camera) and some props to make your photos stand out. You can place a white foam board on your floor and line up some props to create a stunning photo.

Pixistock and IvoryMix are two of my favourite websites created by moms that sell amazing stock photos.

 

Sell an ebook

Apart from blogging, I make money selling my own ebook.

You can sell your ebook on Amazon or on your own website. I chose to sell it on my blog and it cost me less than $30. This is one of the best be your own boss jobs. You are in full control – from writing – to selling – to making money from it.

I used Canva a free website to create my ebook, Adazing to create a mock-up cover image and SendOwl to take care of the payments and transactions ($9/month).

 

Start a Youtube channel

If you prefer being in front of the camera, instead of writing you can start your own YouTube channel. You make money on a Youtube channel from ads that appear or affiliate products you promote.

As a stay at home mom, you can create a channel based on baby food, toddler life, parenting, fun kids crafts, or just lifestyle. If you have more time on your hands you can create a recipe channel. Food is always a popular topic online and an awesome recipe never gets old!

 

Make money from food

Since we were just talking about food, here are 8 creative ways you can make money from food.

Most of these are online jobs for moms and don’t cost you a lot to set up.

Starting a food blog is one of the ways and here is how you can earn from it on a budget.

 

Get paid for online research

These are side hustles that will pay you for completing short research tasks. You won’t get make a full-time income with these, but you can make a few hundred dollars each month.

Vindale Research – You can earn up to $50 per survey you complete and can redeem it as cash via PayPal.

Sign up for free here and get $1 bonus to get you started.

Pinecone Research – Similar to Vindale Research, you answer a set of questionnaire and get paid points that you can redeem for cash. They take under 5 minutes to complete.

Sign up here to get started>

Once you sign up for these surveys you make sure you check your email to confirm, to be eligible for surveys right away.

 

One-on-One Coaching

If you are good at providing personal services like SEO consultation, online fitness advice, or any such online coaching services you can charge your clients per hour.

Your coaching sessions can be via a phone call, a series of emails or a skype call.

 

Meal Planner

If you are good at meal planning you can begin a meal planning service. And because this is so much in demand, you can price yours a lot lesser than your competitors.

You can team up with other moms and start this business at home.

You can create meal plans that you send out weekly once someone signs up for your subscription.

 

Photography services

This might require you to leave your home, but quite flexible if you have someone to help with your kids for a few hours.

There are so many types of photography services you can provide from candid photography, newborn photography, and weddings.

Salary: An average photographer in America can earn $36,000/yr

 

Sell an online course

Just like selling an ebook, you can sell an e-course. This can include video tutorials to make it more interesting, this gives your reader an easy walkthrough.

Teachable is an online platform that you can use to sell your course. You can upload the contents of your course here and they will take care of payments and transactions.

Some course ideas are meal planning, photography, crafts or just teaching a new skill.

That’s your 50 best stay at home mom jobs for you to begin your work from home career.

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There you have it! The best work from home jobs for moms with no experience.

Stay at home mom jobs

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