Are you an at home mom who needs some extra income but doesn’t want to leave her kids? Here are some awesome ways to make money, and great work at home jobs for moms.
I think there comes a time in every stay at home mom feels the need to contribute to her family’s finances. Maybe you need extra for vacations or holidays, maybe your day to day budget needs beefing up, or maybe you just need a little extra spending money.
As a homeschool mom it’s always been important to me to be home with my kiddos, so we can focus on learning, developing friendships, and pursuing their interests. I have always considered myself super blessed that my hubby has a wonderful job with awesome benefits that has allowed me to stay home pretty comfortably.
When my oldest was young, my husband was in the ARMY and money was often tight. I looked into at home employment and it was sooooo hard to find. The only thing I could find was a company that made little bells out of beads for florists. They paid per piece and you had to pay for supplies, I could tell quickly it was not a legit form or work if I wanted any real income.
Thankfully work at home jobs for moms have come a loooonnnnggg way since then and there are a ton of opportunities to stay at home with your kids and earn a nice income.
There have been times though where money gets tight, extra expenses pop up, or we want to do something fun where an extra income would be really nice. I know a lot of families who make sacrifices so that mom can be at home or homeschool the kids. It is even harder to transition from two incomes to just one if you decided to be a at home mom after working.
While the solution for some might be a part time job working around their husband’s schedule or cutting expenses, the best solution might be finding a great work at home job!
There are a variety of work at home jobs for moms that are great, can be tweaked to your schedule and can bring in some awesome extra income for your family! They range from sales to teaching online, to even blogging!
Here are some of the best work at home jobs for moms!
Web Site & Social Media Evaluator- Companies like Appen Global and Lionbridge have tons of remote work opportunities. I have personal experience with Appen and it has been very positive. These hourly part time positions allow you to work when it is convenient for you and most pay in the range of $10-$15 an hour! The work is simple, evaluating ads for relevance and analyzing social media. Applications are easy, training is straight forward, and the hours are nice and flexible. There is no previous experience necessary or minimum education requirements.
VIP Kid- You might have heard of this awesome company that has become popular as a work at home job for moms! VIPKid provides English tutoring for kids in China, I have a great friend who homeschools her boys and works for VIP kid. Here’s what she had to say! (If you’re interest in joining here is my friend’s referral link)
“VIPKid has been an amazing whirlwind of an experience for me. I went from working nights at a job I hated to working when I want for as few or as many hours that I want at a job that I adore!
Working for VIPKid, I work 20-25 hours a week (That’s 40-50 classes). They provide the curriculum, I provide a personalized ESL experience for each of my students. With this schedule, I have been able to contribute $1500-2000 each month to my family income.
The application process is rather rigorous, and a bachelor’s degree, teaching experience, and background check are required. You also need to meet certain tech requirements.
I was able to get students within a month of being hired, but for many teachers it takes some time to get bookings. So, you’ll need to be patient and use that time to build your skills by using the workshops and information that VIPKid provides.”
Call Center and Customer Service- Companies like Amazon, and Hilton are looking for employees who can work from home and help take care of customer service. You can check out Amazon’s career page, or check out Arise.com and West.com for great customer service jobs!
Work from Home Nursing Jobs- If you worked in the medical field and have nursing experience you can use that in a work from home job! There are lots of insurance companies and medical call centers need experienced nurses to fill positions. This post is a comprehensive list of places your nursing expertise can be put to work!
In home child care- If you love kids and wouldn’t mind having a few more in your house in home child care is a great option. When my son was young I took care of a couple of other little ones and it was a great source of income! You can sit for a friend or family member’s child or go through the state and become a certified in-home child care provider. There are lots of options to have a big or small in-home daycare.
Tutoring/ homeschooling- Another wonderful way to welcome other children into your home is to offer tutoring services. You can offer after school services or work in the evenings. You can also homeschool other children if you have a friend or family member that is unable.
Direct Sales– If you are a super social person, are great on social media, and get passionate about products that you love then direct sales may be the right fit for you. The important thing is to find the right company with products you love and want to share with your friends! Check out my list of 40 direct sales companies!
Selling on eBay or Amazon- Another way to leverage the power of sales to put a little extra cash in your pocket is through eBay or Amazon selling. You can sell anything from antiques to clearance merchandise that you buy and resell for profit. Here is a great article about how one family makes an income selling on Amazon!
Selling on Etsy- If you are crafty and want to turn your hobby into a business an Etsy store can provide a great income. If you knit or crochet, make jewelry, doll clothes or even make bath and beauty products, Etsy is an awesome outlet for selling them! Check out what is available some products have a ton already listed so try to find something original and price it well to be successful!
Start a Blog– Blogging is definitely more of a marathon than a sprint to make a steady income but once you’ve built a platform and gained an audience there are amazing income opportunities. Bloggers make money through sponsored posts (when a company pays us to write about or review their product) ads, and affiliate sales. I’ve been blogging for about 4 years and make a great part time income at it. Some bloggers get there faster others it takes longer. If you love to write and want to share your knowledge or stories with the world blogging may be the perfect endeavor for you. Check out my how to start guide!
Find a company to let you work remotely- There are tons of companies that are looking for remote employees and you can use your education and previous work experience to land an excellent job with one of them! Check out Rat Race Rebellion and Hire My Mom to check out their listings and find a job that is perfect for your qualifications!
Creating & Selling Classes and Educational resources– If you love to teach and want to share what you know there are some great online outlets for that! One is Teachers Pay Teachers where you can create work sheets, unit studies and more to sell to other teachers or homeschoolers. You can also check out Out School, a site where you can create classes on anything from coding, to math, to science and art. If you love to teach and create educational content these are great choices to make some extra dough!
There are so many opportunities for at home moms to make money and contribute financially to our families. The most important thing is to find the right work at home job for you that can work with your family and your schedule!
So, check out these, and figure out which one of these work at home jobs for moms is the best for you!
Have you ever worked from home? What did you do? Did you enjoy it?
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