Once you have kids, priorities quickly change. From your career being the focus of your life, it now turns to the little ones. That’s where stay at home mom jobs come in.
Whether you have one or four kids, you’ll be glad to know that there are lots of ways for moms who want to be with their kids to make money.
These are very much like regular 9-to-5 jobs. But, you get to choose your own schedule, how long you want to work and stay at home with your kids while doing so.
Best of all many of them will actually allow you to make a full-time income doing so.
Here they are.
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Best Flexible Stay at Home Mom Jobs
Start a Blog
Blogging tops our list of the best stay at home mom jobs because of its flexibility. Just as importantly, you OWN your blog.
In many of the other cases, you’ll be working for someone else. So, a lot of those will depend on whether:
- They’ll be hiring
- They’re willing to pay you what you’re asking
- How long will that job be
Those questions can affect, whether or not you can get a job, get paid well enough for your talents and have a consistent income flow.
With blogging, you’re in complete control of your destiny.
- You make your own schedule
- You choose what you want to write about
- You’ll get to decide how much time, where and when you work
- And many more
The best part of it is, you’ll be making extra money while enjoying something you love doing.
In researching this article, I reached out to over 50 stay at home mom bloggers who make a full-time income blogging. To give you an idea, that’s about $3,000-$3,500 a month or more.
A few of them make over $30,000 a month. And, one makes over $55,000 a month. Most make between $2,000 to $5,000 a month blogging, depending on the month. The lower end is because of the “summer slump” that most blogging niches experience as people go on vacation.
What’s great about blogging is that it’s one of the best ways to generate a passive income. You can do this by placing ads on your site once you have a good amount of traffic.
That ensures that you can make money without lifting a finger.
Do Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is another great job for stay at home moms. Actually, it’s not a job but a process. In fact, you probably already have some experience with it.
Do you know when you like certain products and recommend them to your friends and other people? That’s what affiliate marketing is.
Basically, you recommend products or services that certain bloggers or companies have to others. If they happen to buy what you recommend, you earn a commission for it.
Because you need people to recommend those products to, affiliate marketing often works best with a blog. That way, you have a consistent source of visitors who listen to what you have to say.
Another way to do this is via social media. Here, you’ll be able to do affiliate marketing without a blog.
For example, you can create YouTube videos and recommend products somewhere in the video. Similarly, while talking about products on your Facebook or Instagram account, you can likewise suggest certain products or services.
Become a Freelance Writer
As an online writer, you can make as much as $250 to $500 per article. In fact, Holly Johnson makes $200,000 a year as a freelance writer.
Basically, freelance writers offer their services to people who need to write something. In most cases, these are bloggers. Both big and small bloggers need content on their website.
In some cases, they write the articles themselves. But, many large media outlets like the Huffington Post and Forbes, can publish up to 100+ articles a day. That means they need competent writers to create those posts.
That’s where you come in.
Being a freelance writer is great because you get to choose which articles to write. You also get to create your own schedule.
The key is finding clients. You can do so in sites like Upwork and ProBloggers Job Board to name a few.
Proofreading comes hand in hand with writing. That’s because after an article is written it needs to be proofread and edited for spelling and grammatical errors.
As such, proofreading is very similar to freelance writing. The setup, schedule, and workload are very much alike. You also get the flexibility that other work from home jobs have.
The main difference is the job itself.
Instead of writing, you’ll be going over what other people have written. And, you’ll be fixing punctuations, spelling, and grammar mistakes.
So how much can you make?
The rates are very similar to freelance writing. As such, it depends a lot on who your clients are. The bigger your clients, the higher they’ll be willing to pay. But, to get those large clients, you’ll need experience.
That’s where learning how to proofread and getting clients come in. To do so, you can join this FREE introductory workshop. It’s run by Caitlin Pyle who made $43,000 proofreading part-time.
She teaches you all the ins and outs of how she successfully earns a living as a proofreader, with many of her students making anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 a month doing so.
To learn more about this, you can attend Caitlin’s course Proofread Anywhere.
Virtual assistants are in great demand because of how the world is becoming more digital. Instead of having an assistant right beside you, many people opt for virtual assistants because it allows them to pick more qualified, more skilled talent.
Virtual assistants help bloggers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs with tasks they don’t have the time to do. Depending on who hires you, this can be something as simple as typing, inputting date or administrative work.
But, there are also some more specialized virtual assistant jobs. These can include data analysis, editing photos or videos as well as managing social media accounts.
As such, how much you make as a virtual assistant will vary significantly. Data entry and other simple tasks can start at $10 per hour.
But, more specified tasks range from $25 to $150 per hour. And if they like your work, a part time gig can turn into a long-term contract. This is why you’ll see virtual assistants make anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 a month.
If you want to get a better grip on what it takes to become a successful virtual assistant, you can take this FREE online webinar.
This gives you an introduction to making money as a virtual assistant. For a full course that includes everything from learning the skills all the way to marketing your services, the 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success.
Manage Pinterest Accounts
One of the most profitable virtual assistant jobs for stay at home moms is managing Pinterest accounts. As a Pinterest manager, you can earn anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000 a month, depending on how much you know about the social media platform.
But, unlike most other VA jobs that are work-based, this one is more result-based.
That’s because many bloggers use Pinterest to grow their audience. As such, it’s very easy to gauge whether a Pinterest VA or manager is successful. It all comes down to:
- Increasing their blog’s monthly traffic
- Growing their Pinterest followers
- Increasing the number of visitors that visit their Pinterest profile
That said, some bloggers like only need Pinterest Vas to create images and schedule their pins. That means you don’t have to worry about performance and results. Instead, it’s about delivering the work.
These Pinterest VA jobs can earn you anywhere from $300 to $500 per client. Thus, the name of the game here is to get more clients since you don’t need to spend as much time growing their social media presence.
Bookkeeping is one of the unsung stay at home jobs. Maybe because it’s not as glamorous as blogging or creating videos for YouTube.
But, make no mistake, it’s a very lucrative job that lets you enjoy time with your kids at home. The best part is, you don’t need a special degree or certification to become a bookkeeper.
Online bookkeepers make between $25 to $100 an hour. It’s very much the same as traditional bookkeeping. But, you’re able to find clients from across the globe. This lets you expand your clientele.
If you want to give it a try, try this FREE class on How to Become a Bookkeeper. It will help you see what bookkeeping is all about and if it’s something you want to do.
If you already have bookkeeping experience and are looking for jobs, check out FlexJobs and Upwork.
Teach English Online
Did you know that you can make good money teaching English? That’s right, earn extra cash from helping kids in China learn how to speak English.
VIPKID lets you sign up to become an English teacher. This lets you earn as much as $26 per hour and do so a few times a week.
The catch is that you need to have teaching experience, although mentoring, tutoring and even children in church is enough. Additionally, you need a Bachelor’s degree and be a resident of the U.S. or Canada.
If you qualify, you can check out VIPKID and Magic Ears to see if teaching English online works for you.
Besides English, you can likewise become a tutor. This allows you to pick the subject and grade levels you want to teach.
Doing so ensures that you’re getting into something you enjoy. This makes it more fulfilling since you have fun teaching the subject matter.
In comparison to teaching English, online tutoring can pay higher or lower depending on who you’re teaching and what subject. Math and sciences are often higher-paying classes.
But, the range can vary from $10 all the way to over $65 an hour.
Sell on Amazon
If you have a product to sell or already have a brick and mortar business, you can quickly set it up online with Amazon’s FBA program.
Here, you can set up your account, then ship your items to Amazon’s warehouses. Then create a product page on Amazon.
This allows you to sell your products to Amazon’s millions of customers. The great thing about Amazon FBA is that you’re able to piggyback on Amazon’s huge customer base. They likewise take care of the payment processing, checkout, and shipping for you.
To get started, try this FREE 7 Day Email Course from a mom who’s making a full-time living selling products on Amazon. Thus, allowing her husband to quit his job.
I know many stay at home moms who make anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000 a month selling on Amazon’s FBA program. And, if you hit it big with products that people really like, you can easily make upwards of $30,000 a month!
Data entry jobs is one of the easiest jobs around. More importantly, it doesn’t require any special knowledge of a particular industry. This allows anyone to become a data entry encoder.
All you need is a computer and internet connection and you’re ready to go.
You do need some organization skills since the data may not always come in the proper format. This means you’ll need to match or find the correct data to input into the form or spreadsheet.
Since you’re working on your own time, your schedule is flexible. And, you’ll be able to earn anywhere from $15 to $35 per hour doing so. Like other low-level jobs, the goal here is to find more jobs to push your monthly take-home pay up.
If you want to find the best data entry jobs around, take a look at Flexjobs.
Transcription is basically a specialized kind of data entry. That’s because you need to understand the technical jargon that’s involved with a specific industry.
For example, two of the best-known industries that hire transcriptionists are medicine and law. That’s because doctors and lawyers have a lot of files, notes, and documents to type out. To make it easier, they often record these in audio form.
So, your job as a transcriber is to put all these audio notes into typewritten format. But, in order to do that, you’ll need to understand the lingo used by doctors and lawyers.
As such, there’s training involved depending on the field you go in. The good news is the more technical the field, the more in demand you’ll be. Thus, the higher the pay.
On average, transcriptionists earn anywhere from $12 to $45 per hour. But, specialty fields like law and medicine pay much more.
To get started, you can join this FREE Mini Course to see what it’s like to be a transcriptionist.
You can likewise check these sites for jobs:
- Transcribe Me
- Go Transcript
Be a Life Coach
Are you a personal development guru or do you like to help people improve their lives? If so, being a life coach can be a very profitable and lucrative career. The best part about it is that you can do it from anywhere and enjoy a flexible schedule.
Life coaching is very intuitive for moms because you’re already doing it in a sense. You’re guiding your little ones and helping them discover what they like and don’t like. And, eventually what they want to do and how they want to get there.
Plus, of course, you can charge anywhere from $50 an hour to over $500 an hour.
Sell Your Creations on Etsy
Etsy is a marketplace where creatives can sell their products. This is perfect if you’re good at arts & crafts or already have some products.
The easiest items to sell on Etsy are printables. You can make these on free software like Canva or pay a small fee for PicMonkey. You can likewise use Adobe Illustrator or InDesign if you’re proficient with them.
Besides printables, a lot of successful Etsy stores sell custom items. These range from jewelry like necklaces and bracelets all the way to wedding planners and guest books.
While a lot of Etsy stores are fairly small, some are hugely successful. Quite a few make 6-figures every year with some stores selling more than $1 million in items in just 2 to 5 years.
If you like taking photos or are good at photography, you’ll be able to make a good income as a freelance photographer. Here, the sky’s the limit since there are so many options to choose from.
Here are a few ways to make money taking photographs:
- Sell your photos to stock photography sites. These sites will pay you for each photo they buy.
- Wedding photography. You can make anywhere from $500 to over $5,000 for one wedding event depending on how big the event is and what the budget of the couple is.
- Take photos for family portraits, senior portraits, or businesses. These come in various forms with some being personal and other commercial. The photo packages will vary depending on what kind of photography they need.
Another way to make money from your photography skills is to teach a course. Thanks to social media and blogging, photos are big business. And, everybody wants to be able to take amazing photos.
But in order to do so, they need to understand everything about lighting, the different types of cameras, photos, background, and many more. In addition to that, knowing how to “clean up” photos with Photoshop or other photo editing software allows them to make great pictures brilliant.
Thanks to the internet, there are tons of stay at home mom jobs that are available. This allows you to put your skills and experience to good use.
More importantly, the variety and size let you pick the ones that you not only qualify for, but those that you enjoy that will bring you the biggest payout at well while staying with your kids.