Stay at home mom jobs make it easier to be with your kids and still contribute financially to the household. When my kids were born, I knew I wanted to stay home. This was a non negotiable item for me. Between feeding, bathing, and playing with your kids, it is hard to imagine adding another job to the mix.
Having another job on top of your full-time mom duties is a great way to give your family extra income. Thanks to the rise in ecommerce and online jobs, there are more work from home options.
You don’t need a college degree or lots of work experience to find a job where you can work from home. There are plenty of options available that will give you the freedom to be home with your kids while earning money.
Which stay at home mom jobs you choose to do will depend on your talents, interests, and experience. There are many jobs that don’t require any specific education or past work experience.
15 Best Stay at Home Mom Jobs
Start a Blog
Blogging tops my list because I truly believe that blogging is the most amazing stay at home mom jobs anyone could ever want. It combines the writing aspect of freelance writing without searching for clients and writing about things you don’t like. By starting your own blog, you control how much work you do and what kind of content you create.
You can write about what you’re passionate or knowledgeable about including travel, finance, parenting, diy projects, cooking, etc. Focus on creating useful, helpful, and well-written posts, and post regularly.
On the surface, blogging doesn’t seem like a very profitable venture. But you can earn money on your blog through affiliate marketing, display advertising, and sponsored posts or ads.
Blogging allows you to turn your passion into a source of income, and if you work hard at it, you can make some serious money. If this sounds like something you’d like to try, check out our mompreneur guide with tips on getting started with your own blog.
Social Media Marketing
Brands are hiring people to help promote and run their social media pages
Brands are hiring people to help promote and run their social media pages or to help them build their brand online. And there’s a lot more to establishing an online presence than just creating a Facebook page.
As a social media manager you’ll post up-to-date posts that engage fans and consumers. They create online profiles, post pictures on Instagram, curate collections on Pinterest, etc. They can even moderate comments, edit videos, or manage Facebook ads.
Assisting clients with setting up appointments, arranging travel, answering emails, and a wide range of other administrative tasks. According to Kayla Lewis, recruiter at Aston Carter, technology like email, webinars, and online conferences have made going remote in this position a more common practice.
Most Virtual Assistants work as freelancers, giving them the flexibility to earn money while staying home with their kids. How much you earn depends on your rates, the hours you work, and how many clients you’re able to take on.
You don’t need a degree or certification to work as a VA, but you can take a course that can help you in your journey.
Copy Editor or Proofreader
Proofreaders look over documents for big picture issues such as seeing if arguments make sense and if all information needed to understand a topic is present. They also look into smaller things such as sentence structure, word choice, and spelling. You can often break into this job by picking up individual assignments and over time can build up a roster of clients who come back to you with regular work.
This is similar again to blogging or writing or assisting – a perfect stay at home mom job because you can work anywhere from a few hours per week to 40 hours and work as a general proofreader or in a specific industry.
Companies and brands are always looking for people who can write and edit content for them and this role allows you flexibility in your workload. Writing is one of the most flexible things you can do from home. You can write blog posts at nap time, or in the evening, or stay up a little later and write while my baby sleeps.
The online education field is growing quickly, and there are tons of jobs available for those looking to teach or tutor. You can teach kids basic skills, help them with their homework, and give them practice problems to prepare them before a test. If you’re tutoring virtually, you can block out an hour while the kids are napping to tutor or hold after-school tutoring sessions for kids in the evenings.
This is one thing that I have always wanted to do. Do you have an eye for taking beautiful photos? Selling photos online might be a great way for you to stay home with your kids and still make money.
There are websites that will pay to use your photos as stock photos. It’s easy to get started with these sites – just upload your photos. When an individual or company selects your photo, you get paid.
You have less control over how much you make because the site you’re using is responsible for promoting your pictures. It also depends on the type of photo licenses you’re selling, and the commission or royalties structure of the site.
Some of the most popular places to sell your photos include Shutterstock, iStock Photo, and Etsy. You can always improve your photography skills by taking a course, getting a mentor, and practicing.
Most people don’t like to do laundry or have the time to do it as often as they’d like. You can provide a valuable service by washing, drying, and folding their laundry for them. You can even offer alterations and ironing to earn additional income.
This works as a great in-home job, especially if you don’t have a car or limited access to public transportation as you can have your customers drop their laundry off (and pick it up) directly at your house. You can do the work at any time, and you can have your kids help you with the task.
Do you love to go grocery shopping? I don’t know what it is, but I enjoy going up and down the aisle at a grocery store. On Demand Shopping is becoming more and more popular these days. Many people don’t have time to grocery shop themselves. This is a great opportunity for you to get out and shop for others.
You can apply to businesses such as instacart and shipt.
You can offer dog walking, boarding services, cat feeding, or even small rodent care. It is up to you what services you provide, but people need someone to care for their pets when they’re away from home.
If you’re looking for an easy stay at home mom job that you can do with your kids, this would be a great one. You can also teach them responsibilities and have them help you take care of the pets.
Working as a fitness instructor is a versatile stay-at-home mom job. You can lead group exercise classes at a local gym; be a personal trainer; or even start your own fitness classes.
Most fitness instructors need special certifications. Make sure to do research on becoming a fitness instructor.
I know some amazing home chefs that I would just love to eat their food all day. I’m sure you are one or know someone who is. I love this option of sharing your baking talents with others whether it is cakes, breads, macaroons, or any other kind of bakery item.
You can start off by promoting yourself on local Facebook resale pages or bake for friends in exchange for references. From there you can turn this into a really successful business.
Crafts to Make and Sell for Profit
Not only are online jobs for stay at home moms available, but you can also use your hobbies and crafts to make and sell for profit. There are a few ways you can open up shop online. First off, make sure you have a business PayPal account set up to receive payments.
Some craft ideas include, making bows, creating soap, knit scarves, jewelry, candles, plush toys, sugar scrubs, mugs or tumblers, fabric keychains, screen print t shirts, baby blankets, etc.
Sell Digital Products
Crafts and other handmade items aren’t the only way to make money. You can create and sell digital products like printables, tags, labels, etc that use your creativity. There are websites such as Send Owl that will help you keep track of your sales and purchases.
Before I got into blogging, I had an online boutique for mommy and me sets. If you have a product you are passionate about whether it is handmade or wholesale purchases you can open up an etsy, shopify, etc to sell your own physical products.
I absolutely loved it. It was definitely hard work, but I enjoyed it. There ya go! Stay at home mom jobs that make money. Good luck! You can do this!
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