Reasons to Work From Home as a Mom?
If we’re all being honest, working from home sounds pretty appealing in general, whether you’re a mom or not.
Not having to leave the house, not needing to put on makeup or change out of your pajamas? Sounds amazing to me!
In all seriousness though, there are many reasons why working from home holds such an appeal for moms, and it’s not just because you get to have more time with the kids (although this obviously holds the most appeal).
Need I say more? The average cost of daycare ranges from $4,000 to $26,000 annually. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have that money in my pocket and also be at home with my kids.
When you are picking a job to do as a stay at home mom, make sure you look at the hours that are required of you.
There are a lot of online job roles now where the companies are aware of the fact that there will be a lot of stay at home parents applying for and then working for them, so they make it as flexible as they can.
Something like teaching for VIPKID, for example, can fit in really well with when the kids are in bed!
Saving on Work Costs
This is something that we don’t always think about when we are going out to a 9-5 job; the fact that we tend to spend money going to work.
We have to buy clothes to wear to work (unless of course, you wear a uniform that is provided for you), and we have to spend money getting to work in the first place, in addition to all the smaller expenses that may come up – lunches, the occasional co-worker birthday or retirement gift to contribute to, etc.
If you have a long commute, that is a lot of time that you are wasting just getting to work, and money that is spent on transport too. If you’re not doing meal prep and packing your own lunch every day (which many working parents don’t do!), then you’re surely wasting money on convenience foods for your pantry!
Contributing to the Family
Imagine being able to contribute financially to your family’s future. Sound awesome? It sure is!
Having a dual income household can set you up for financial freedom in more than one way.
Making money from home as a stay at home mom will help you pay off your debt, save for retirement, and finally go on that family vacation you have been dreaming of.
There isn’t a specific answer that will fit everyone, because every stay at home mom job is different, has a different level of experience needed, amount of time and other commitments, etc. But we like to show you the best paying jobs that can make you a decent amount of income for your family.
You can easily make $15 per hour with most of the more beginner stay at home mom jobs. With the more advanced stay at home mom jobs, you could make upwards of $50 per hour!
It depends on how much you want and how many hours you are able to work, and what exactly you are doing in your job.
You definitely have the ability to get a part-time income and even a full-time income from working from home, so long as you have the drive and the hustle!
How do you Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom?
You’re just starting to look for ways that you can make money as a stay at home mom – but there is a ton of information out there and it can be hard to know where to start.
The most common way to start is to offer your services to another business. This could be in the form of roles like freelance writing, proofreading, online tutoring, etc.
Another way of making money is to start up your own business, with ideas such as blogging, selling on Amazon, life coaching, and more.
We will take a look at 20 high paying stay at home mom jobs that you can start earning money today with – including the best jobs for stay at home moms with no experience.
20 Legitimate Stay At Home Mom Jobs
1) Freelance Writing
What it pays: According to ClearVoice, the most common amount charged by beginner freelance writers is $21-$40 per hour.
You can also either be paid per word or per article – it’s up to you to decide which works best for you.
Perfect for: Moms who love to write, but are also able to work quickly and with high accuracy. If you’re looking typing jobs for stay at home moms, this is for you.
What it is: Lots of companies and brands have the need for content to be produced for them, and they often hire this out. This could be in the form of blog posts, articles, writing emails, social media posts, etc.
How to get started: You can look for freelance jobs on job sites such as Indeed, Problogger, WritersWork, etc.
You can also find work by pitching to brands/sites that you are aware of and could possibly need writers (even if they are not advertising for them). A lot of freelance writers are having a lot of success nowadays finding work in Facebook groups, so this is something to look at too.
What it pays: The average pay for online proofreading jobs per year is $50,943. Caitlin Pyle made $43,000 in her first year of proofreading while she was still working full-time and has now put together a free workshop for those who are considering starting proofreading.
Perfect for: Those of you who have an eagle eye and can spot mistakes from a mile off. This is something that I personally do without even meaning to – when I am reading a menu or a book for example.
What it is: You will read over and edit any errors that are in a piece of writing work. This will include spelling errors, as well as grammatical errors too. As a proofreader, you will be the last set of eyes on a project, ready to catch any errors before the final piece of work is submitted.
How to get started: The way that you can find work can be very similar to freelance writing as mentioned above – look at job sites, within Facebook groups, and pitch for work to publications.
What it pays: This varies from blogger to blogger, with some people making a small amount each month, and some making 5 figures per month or even more!
It depends on a variety of factors, such as how much work you are able to put into it, how profitable the niche is that you are in, how much you spend on things to help you, having a solid content and marketing plan, and so on.
A study by ProBlogger showed that the monthly earnings from their readers were 28% earning under $10 a month, 25% earning $10-$99 a month and 17% earning $100-$499 a month. There are of course more bloggers earning different amounts, but that is good for giving you a general overview.
– Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is where you promote services or products to your readers, and if they click through your link and complete the transaction, you will get a commission from the company for pointing them that way.
There is a lot of potential for making thousands of dollars per month with affiliate marketing, providing you learn about the best affiliate marketing strategies, including the best affiliate programs to work with, and how to get your readers to click on the links.
Our friend Michelle makes over $50,000 per month with affiliate marketing, and due to popular demand, put together a course to teach us her best tricks. Sign up here to get started today.
– Display Ads
Once you have got a decent amount of traffic coming to your site, you are able to sign up to good advertising networks which pay out a lot of money, such as Mediavine, who we are currently with.
Sponsorships are when a brand will pay you to write about them in a dedicated post (or multiple posts) on your blog. These may also include social media shares or could be just on your social media.
We get the majority of our income from some amazing brand partnerships and were certainly helped along the way by the course Making Sense of Sponsored Posts – again run by Michelle, and her sister Alexis.
– Selling products and services
Selling products and services is a great way to make money from your blog, and you can get started with them at any point in your blogging journey.
If you are selling a digital product, this is a good passive income earner, as once you
Have created it and put it up for sale, you don’t need to do anything else (apart from promoting it of course!).
Examples of products and services could be eBooks, guides, courses, coaching, etc.
Perfect for: All moms. We all have a story inside of us that we want to tell, and we all have special areas within our lives that we have people ask for advice on.
If you love writing then that’s a good start, but it pays to be good on marketing your blog such as on social media and writing content that will get you high on Google’s list.
What it is: A blog is a website that you run, and post content relating to your subject – for example, this is a personal finance blog where we share ways that you can manage, make and save money.
How to get started: You can get started by reading through our how to start a blog guide – it has step by step instructions on what you have to do to get set up.
Grab your free domain name and website hosting for as little as $2.95/month through our exclusive link with Bluehost.
4) Virtual Assistant
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What it pays: The average pay for a Virtual Assistant is $15.64 per hour. This will obviously vary depending on the amount of experience you have, and how you price your services.
Perfect for: Moms who love to organize, have systems and preferably have some administrative experience.
What it is: This will be different depending on the companies that you work for and their requirements, but it is essentially doing administrative work remotely.
Examples of work that you could be doing include: scheduling work, answering phone calls, making appointments, managing diaries, organizing files, etc.
How to get started: To get started, you can look to apply for jobs on sites such as Indeed or FlexJobs. A good way to also look for jobs could be to approach local businesses and see if you can offer any help to them.
5) Social Media Marketing
What it pays: The average pay for a social media marketing manager is $15.42 per hour.
Perfect for: Moms who love organizing, and are a whizz on social media. If you enjoy managing different systems and know your way around WordPress and sites like Pinterest or Instagram, you are going to get a good deal of work coming your way.
What it is: When you become a blogger, you quickly realize that there are a lot of tasks that you don’t enjoy as much or simply don’t have as much time for.
These tasks tend to be things like social media management – because although it is necessary, there are other things that have a higher return of investment, along with the fact that it can be really difficult to juggle a bunch of different social platforms all at once.
With that in mind, a lot of bloggers and other business owners turn to social media-focused virtual assistants to help them with their workload.
Ideas of things that a virtual assistant in this regard does could be: pinning on Pinterest, scheduling Facebook or Twitter posts, posting on Instagram, answering emails, etc.
How to get started: There are a lot of blogging Facebook groups out there, where your ideal customers will be. If anyone asks advice you can give your advice and be known as someone who gives a lot of value. People also often ask if there are any virtual assistants as they want to hire one.
If being a Pinterest VA appeals to you, there is a fab course that guides you through how to start up your own business doing this – sign up here.
6) Local Business Marketing
What it pays: The standard in this industry is to charge $1000-$2000 per client, and it only needs to take you a few hours each week, after the initial set up and testing.
Perfect for: Those of you who are good on social media and/or marketing, or are eager and willing to learn.
If you don’t have previous experience in this, it may be good for you to invest in a course or coaching that will help you learn how to do so.
What it is: You’ll find that many local businesses don’t have a great marketing strategy in place – because they’ve been relying on things like foot traffic and word-of-mouth to market their business.
Maybe they started a small company and it did better than they had planned and they want to get the word out to more people, or maybe they aren’t doing so well and they need a hand.
Either way, all businesses need to make sales in order to make money and keep running, so a marketing plan is something that every business needs.
They may not know where to get started with this, which is where you can come in.
You can be in charge of their marketing, depending on what you think would work well for them. A good place to start can be Facebook marketing, as their ideal customers are bound to be on Facebook.
If you aren’t too savvy with Facebook ads right now but would love to become a Facebook ad manager, you should click here to sign up for a course run by our friend Bobby Hoyt who teaches this.
How to get started: The best thing to do is to try it out yourself first, so that you know how to do it before you start offering it as a service!
7) Online Tutoring
What it pays: The average hourly rate is $20 per hour or around $43,316 a year for a tutor.
Perfect for: Former teachers, or those who hold a bachelor’s degree.
What it is: You can help children or students to learn in an area in which you have more expertise. Examples could be teaching English, math, etc. When my husband, Kelan, left his job, he worked for a bit for VIPKID teaching English to children in other countries and loved it!
How to get started: Sign up with VIPKid to get started with teaching English to students in other countries. There are lots of moms who do this early in the morning before their kids are awake, so it is perfect for family life.