Whether you need to make a full-time income or just some side money, there are literally a gazillion ways to make money from home. However, not every opportunity you come across is the real deal. In fact, many are just outright scams, so today I’m sharing my top 10 legitimate work from home jobs for moms.
Parenting is an important part of life, and as parents, we want the best for our children. Because of this, many of us prefer to stay home during the early years of our children’s lives; to nurture and raise our children the way we want, to be there for all the ‘firsts’, and because honestly, it really is so rewarding.
However, most of us ’21st century moms’ and ‘millennial moms’ already had jobs before we became mothers. And this can sometimes make it difficult for us to sit at home to care for children, 24/7… motherhood is a huge adjustment from working life!
Luckily, there are many ways you can use your existing skills to earn money from home, around your family. So if you are seeking to work remotely from home, here are my top 10 legitimate work from home jobs for moms:
1. Freelance Writing
Do you have basic writing skills? Then you can become a freelance writer! The number of blogs online is increasing on a daily basis – and these blogs need writers. You can write from the comfort of your home on various topics, submit and get paid.
If you can speak more than one language, and have good listening skills, then this job could be perfect for you! Being an interpreter requires you to take calls, interpret from one language to another, and the interpretation maybe voiced or written.
3. Virtual Assistant
Many companies operate solely online. Most of these companies require the services of a virtual assistant. The tasks you are expected to perform may include: receiving and replying emails, responding to media and also to inquiries. You may also be expected to create content for the company website.
4. Online Tutoring
Were you a teacher before becoming a stay-at-home mom? You may be able to make money putting those teaching skills to use by tutoring. You can have online sessions with your students, helping them with their homework, helping them learn a language, or prepare for an important exam. Teaching materials could be eBooks, video and voice recording.
In addition to tutoring online, teaching English as a second language to students in other countries is becoming a very popular work-at-home job. If this is something that appeals to you, you can apply to teach English from home with VIPKID – they’re always in need of more tutors!
You could start your blog or blog for an existing blogger. If you want to start your own blog, you may not start earning immediately; but if you stick it out, the potential is there to earn in excess of $10,000 per month. If you have a passion to communicate, in writing, helpful information and/or inspiration, this can be a truly rewarding path.
6. Travel Agent
Working as a travel agent is another legitimate work from home job for moms. If you have a love of travel, and you’re always helping your friends and family plan their vacations, then this could be for you. You can help travelers book flights, make hotel reservations, book tickets, book rental cars, make restaurant reservations and more.
Work from home as an editor for blogs, online newspapers, bulletins, etc. No matter how many times a person reads an article, something usually slips through. If grammar is your “thang”, then this can be a great way to earn extra money.
8. Graphic Designer
You could also work as a graphic designer. Creating beautiful and engaging graphics takes talent and it’s a service that many people are looking for! There are plenty of people who don’t have the time to (or simply don’t want to) design the graphics for their business. This could include designing pins for Pinterest, business cards, logos, brochures, etc. Take up contracts, design and get paid. You could also be hired by a virtual company to handle their designs.
9. Sell Handmade Items
Do you like to make things in your spare time? Do you knit, crochet, paint, sew, take flatlay photographs, make jewellery? The demand for quality, handmade and bespoke clothing and homewares is HUGE right now – especially in the baby and children’s niche! You could set up your own website, or use a selling platform such as Etsy or Madeit, or even sell your beautiful wares at local markets.
10. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a kind of job you can do from anywhere. All you have to do is to become an “affiliate” for a business, product or company. You then make efforts to market the product/service using social media or other means. For every visitor or customer who visits the website using your link, you get paid. It’s quite simple and straightforward, and personally my favorite way to earn online (of course!) Intrigued? Find out why Affiliate Marketing is perfect for stay-at-home moms HERE.
If you’re looking for a legitimate work from home jobs for moms, you could consider any of those listed above. But there are many more options out there, and I’d love to hear your ideas! If you work from home around your kids, comment below and let me know what you do!