Are you a mom looking for stay at home mom jobs? I was in your shoes not too long ago.
After having my first child, I decided I wasn’t leaving him to go to work but I also realized after a while that I needed a way to make money from home too.
In that time, my search began and what I kept finding were annoying survey jobs or worse, scam jobs when all I was looking for was how to make money from home with a newborn. I needed to find legitimate stay at home mom jobs that pay well and let me have some sense of dignity. Amen?
Well now that I work from home (I’ve worked as a freelance writer, and a Pinterest VA + blogging) I wanted to make sure that moms looking for legit work from home jobs had somewhere to find all the information they need to find a work from home job they love.
Because every mom should have a way to make money from home with kids if they want to.
Side note: I have a post on how to make money as a kid if your child is 5 and above and showing signs of entrepreneurship.
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In this post, you’ll see the best work from home jobs for moms, you’ll learn how much you can earn doing each one, you’ll learn what you need to get started and much more!
Now I only included the best jobs for moms here because while I want you to have options, I don’t want you to be overwhelmed.
I hope you find it helpful.
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Blogging is easily my favorite job to do from home.
The special thing about it is the potential for passive income.
Let me explain.
With blogging, you write posts and even though you don’t get paid a huge sum for them immediately, they help you create a snowball of income that scales every month.
You may not make any money in the first 6 months but eventually, you’ll start making thousands of dollars monthly and most of that income will be passive income at that point.
So if you are passionate about writing and you don’t want to be a freelance writer, blogging is the best thing for you.
Also, if you want to never have to hop on the phone for your job, become a blogger.
How much do bloggers make?
Serious bloggers start making between $1,000 to $20,000 per year in their very first year!
Check out this infographic I made for how long it takes to make money blogging using the different monetization models and this post about nine moms making money in different blogging niches. One makes up to $50,000 per month! Go figure!
How To Start A Blog And Make Money
Setting up a blog is pretty easy and making money from it, even though not as easy, is not rocket since too.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Choose a blog niche to enter. Here’s a list of profitable blog niches for moms.
- Setup your blog correctly.
- Write blog posts that drive traffic.
- Join some of the best affiliate marketing sites for beginners or learn to monetize using other means like these three moms.
2. Write Online (Freelance Writing)
If you love writing you can thank the dotcom boom for this cool work from home job opportunity that doesn’t require phone calls, a degree, nor previous experience.
Every serious business is going online and investing in content marketing (aka publishing blog posts) because it’s highly effective. But it’s not just blog posts. They pay people to write their emails, advertisement copy, and sales pages too.
What fuels this content marketing boom is mostly writers, of all experience levels.
How Much Do Online Writers Earn?
Writers earn from around $30 all the way up to $2,000 per post depending on a lot of factors.
I, for example, set my rate at $0.25 per words and earn around $250 for a post 1,000 words long. But I know writers who earn much more than that. My mentor Elise makes around $1,000 for a post around the same length and Holly Johnson told me in this interview that she earned $300,000 writing online this year. Check out that interview if you want to learn how to make money as a freelance writer.
How To Start Writing from Home
To start writing, you’ll need a computer, an internet connection, research, and some marketing skills.
The fastest way to level up your skills, of course, is to take a freelance writing course but in case you can’t afford to at the moment so you are looking for work from home jobs with no investment, Upwork is a good place to start, just don’t feel like you have to compete on price.
The key to making more money is to choose a profitable niche and target businesses rather than individuals or bloggers.
UPDATE: Holly I mentioned above created a FREE freelance writing course, you should check it out.
3. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
When my blog was just getting started I started offering Pinterest Management Services billing clients $250 a month for work that took around 8 hours tops (that’s below average rate) and I can tell you it’s pretty easy to sell Pinterest Services.
Your job is to create brand awareness and drive traffic for clients using Pinterest. Like a monthly package could include 10 new pins, scheduling 800 pins and joining 1 group board…
How much do Pinterest Managers and VAs make?
Around $50 per hour would be considered average.
How to get started
Build a portfolio, this is very important. Landing clients was easy for me because I could showcase the results I had gotten in the past.
Kristin Larsen is a revered Pinterest VA and she and another Boss Mom, Gina Horkey, put together a comprehensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about becoming a Pinterest VA. Also, check out this post I wrote a while back to help you get started.
Are you a CPA looking for work from home jobs for accountants? Or you just have a natural love for numbers, this one is for you.
A lot of people confuse accounting which requires certification with bookkeeping which doesn’t but they are not the same.
Basically, a bookkeeper keeps track of the expenses and income of a small business or individuals.
Bookkeeping has been named as one of the most profitable online jobs by Entrepreneur, earning remote workers as much as $112,000 per year. Ben says the average per hour is $60!
To get started, I recommend taking his FREE Learn to Be a Bookkeeper Course. If you are worried about giving up your email address, then check out the interview where he talks about how to become a bookkeeper first.
What a proofreader does is carefully go through content with a fine-tooth comb fishing out spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
If you found the error in that last sentence and shaked your head, or rolled your eyes, you have the potential to be a highly paid proofreader.
Editing and proofreading while sometimes interchanged are not the same thing at all. Proofreading is the final stage of writing that comes after editing.
You can also work from home as an editor by the way.
According to Caitlin Pyle who is a self-made millionaire by the way, proofreaders get paid around $45 per hour. Check out the full interview where she spills all the beans on how to become a well-paid proofreader here and make sure to sign up for her FREE Online Workshop as well.
A transcriptionist takes recorded audio from meetings, interviews, or simple dictations and turns them into readable text.
If you are looking for typing jobs for stay at home moms, this job pays way better than typical data entry jobs.
Transcription companies like Transcribe me.com always have remote jobs for transcriptionists but this mom I interviewed told me that those companies don’t pay the best rates and they typically have low-quality jobs.
Janet who has been doing this for over a decade said that the best way to get started a transcriptionist is to get trained first. Thankfully she recorded a FREE training for you, you can assess it and the rest of the interview on how to be a transcriptionist here.
When most people think of consulting, they think it’s something only incredibly successful business owners with MBAs do.
What Is Consulting?
Consultation means giving professional advice to an individual, business or organization in order for them to achieve a certain result.
From Business, Health, Social Media, Finance to Beauty and more, you can become a consultant in any area or niche right from your home! The woman in the image above, for example, is an interior decorations consultant.
How Much Can You Make From Consulting?
How much you make varies based on the niche you choose, the quality of the service you offer, the kind of clients you target, and how much experience you have.
To give you an idea, Consultants average around $76,000 per year. And it’s one of the most flexible jobs you can do from home that pay well. I know quite a few consulting moms myself, Natalie Bacon is one that easily comes to mind. And most of them say that this is one of the most fulfilling business ideas for women because you take someone through a much-needed transformation.
I should get her to spill the beans on how she got started soon but in the meantime, here’s a good article to help you get started.
8. Virtual Assistance
Virtual Assistance is another job you can do working from home that doesn’t cost money.
With the increase in entrepreneurship and small business ownership, more people are turning to remote workers to help with tasks they would love to outsource.
That’s where making money as a VA comes in.
Answering emails, helping with customer service, even social media. Your working hours can be flexible enough to allow you to focus on the things that are dear to you.
How Much Do Virtual Assistants make?
If you choose to work from home as a virtual assistant, you’ll likely be paid by the hour.
Typical hourly rates range from $15 – $100 per hour.
Tasks You Perform as a Virtual Assistant Are:
- Calendar management
- Social Media Management
- Attending to Emails
- Presentation preparation
- Answering Phone Calls
- Preparing Word Document
- Customer service
But this list isn’t all-inclusive, like everything else on this list, you may choose to specialize in just a few areas you like.
Also, this is one of those few high-income work from home jobs that you may be able to start without a computer.
This course should help you get started.
9. Website Design Business
Can I tell you a secret?
These days almost anyone with an eye for design can design a website, with zero coding skills.
There are lots of premium themes you can buy and tweak for your client’s sites!
So if you’ve ever thought you might have been great at designing websites if only you learned to code, this is your second chance.
Even if you have zero experience, you can start with cheaper or pro bono clients and work your way up as you gain experience.
How Much Do Website Designers Make?
$52,000 per year on average for this extra flexible work from home job that lets you make your own schedule! Can I get a whistle?!
Here’s a great place to start.
10. Start A Facebook Ad Agency From Home
Your job as a Facebook Advertising or Marketing Agent is to help businesses to get more customers and make more sales.
Take a look at the small businesses around you, chances are, they hardly know how to use social media (the top effective channel for marketing)
Start helping them run paid ads to get more customers and make more sales. Facebook even has resources on how to get started.
How Much Can You Make Running Facebook Marketing for Small Businesses?
As an effective manager on a monthly retainer, expect to make between $1,000 – $2,000 monthly per client.
Famous FB Ad Marketer Tai Lopez thinks you can get up to $10k actually, here’s his advice to help you get started.
11. Writing Books
Can you become the next J. K. Rowling?
With incredible talent and a little bit of luck, you’ve got good chances.
However, with self-publishing costing so little nowadays, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t explore your great chances of making money writing books, even if you don’t have talent or luck.
An added advantage, you cement your name in the sands of time!
How Much Do Authors Make?
Although some may think that authors are often broke and must sell their books at ridiculous prices to get readers for it, Danny Iny reveals a simple strategy to make more money off your books in his post for Inc.
Here’s a course you should check out to help you through the process of creating and selling your ebooks.
12. Begin A Private Legal Agency From Home
Is law your profession?
Then start your own private legal agency.
What can you do as a private legal practitioner?
You can start registering small businesses with the government, give them legal advice, be their lawyer and represent them in legal matters and many more.
How much would you be earning?
It would seem that the consensus puts the average earnings at around $50,000 per year.at the start
To get started, you may create and use your Social Media platforms to start getting clients for your Private Legal Agency.
13. Teaching Jobs
Are you a teacher who wants to start working from home instead? Or maybe you are just looking for some cool summer jobs for teachers, or maybe you aren’t even a teacher!
No worries at all, anyone can teach online and earn around $23/hour.
VIPKid is a great place to start, you can teach kids English online.
14. Data Entry
Another work from home job with no experience required, Data entry professionals use data processors like computers to enter information in a database.
Most data entry jobs require a knowledge of Microsoft Excel or other data-intensive software.
How much does it pay?
Around $10 to $17 per hour for beginners.
15. Virtual Receptionist
If the thought of working from home and never meeting people feels more like a necessary evil to you, chances are you are a social butterfly and you are going to love (and excel) in this particular work from home job field.
As a work from home receptionist, your primary responsibilities will be socializing for a pay of $26 – 72k per year! As the face/voice of a company albeit.
You will answer calls, respond to emails, and provide customer service to clients. Some less exciting aspects of the job include organizing files and scheduling appointments.
There are many agencies looking to hire people, you can get started with Vicky Virtual.
16. Search Reviewer
This is one work from home job I didn’t even know existed until recently. Apparently, google and facebook still need real people to take a look at stuff to ensure they are accurate.
As a search or social media reviewer/evaluator, your job is to rate ads and content for quality and relevancy on either platform.
Pay sits around $12.50 – $14 per hour
Similar to consulting, you can make money as a coach. While a consultant is considered an expert, a coach can be someone just a step ahead of the client in a particular field where he/she needs help.
While consulting is more formal as a consultant tells you what to do to solve a particular problem, a coach is like a friend or paid mentor that guides you to a desired outcome.
How much does it pay?
$40 – $80k per year, cool right.
I found this article on how to start a coaching business and it’s a good place to start.
18. Travel Agent
Can’t people just get on their computers, book flights and lodgings and go?
Technically, they can. But most people still prefer to allow a “professional” – you- make sure that everything is in perfect order for their trip.
Most of your bookings as a travel agent will be for special trips like honeymoons, family vacations, corporate trips and things like that. Disney is a niche on its own right now.
How much do Travel Agents earn?
$57,620 on average
To get started, you’ll find lots of tips on the Travel Planners International’s Website.
19. Customer Service Representative
If you get to spend a few hours alone daily then customer service could work really well for you.
A customer service representative supports customers by providing helpful information, answering questions, and responding to complaints. What customer service reps do in a nutshell is make sure that customers are satisfied with a company and that the company receives and handles complaints timely.
Customer Service Reps typically earn between $10 – $20 per hour, check out Rat Race Rebellion to get started.
20. Graphic Designer
Graphic Design jobs are really popular. Not many entrepreneurs are artistically gifted and so, many turn to professionals for things like logo designs, business card designs, social media promotion campaign designs and a whole lot of other things used to promote a business.
Typical earnings hover around $46,900 on average
This job is one that allows you to hop right in no matter your experience level, get started with one of the many graphic design jobs available on indeed.
IT Work From Home Jobs
This is one field where remote jobs really thrive. If you have knowledge or experience in the field of IT then you can get a job in any of the many subfields; Software engineering, Software development, Web development, Quality assurance testing, IT project management, System administration…
They pay incredibly well too with an average of around $86,000
Where to find legitimate work from home jobs
These are some reputable job sites that screen their jobs and some take fees from the clients to post a job and that’s a great way to qualify legit people.
But, if you truly want to build a career that scales quickly, I would advise building your own portfolio and a system to get clients looking for you instead of chasing them down all the time.
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