12 Best Jobs for Moms at Home that Pay Well
Online Jobs for Moms
There are some really good jobs for moms at home out there. The problem is, many people don’t know what they are and how to find the one that’s right for them.
I was one of them.
4 months pregnant with my second child and desperate for a way to stay home. I was determined to find out what my options were.
As I began my search, I couldn’t find any online jobs for moms that seemed legitimate.
Frustrated and moving closer to giving birth, I decided to reach out to work from home moms to ask them what they do, how they got started, how they manage to do it with kids, and most importantly, how much they earn.
I asked, and they answered!
So I decided to create a website to share their stories for people like me looking for legitimate ways to make money from home.
That’s why I named this website Tried and True Mom Jobs. These are all work from home jobs for moms, that moms do today! So you’ll know it’s real.
The majority of these jobs are part-time jobs for moms because let’s face it, we already have a full-time job just being mom.
I didn’t want to just share work from home jobs for moms but I also wanted to provide the tools and resources you’ll need to get started for each AND an idea of how much you can earn for each (what we really want to know).
Some of these jobs, unfortunately, do not offer health insurance, so if you’re in need of health insurance you’ll want to know your options here.
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Here are the Best Jobs for Moms
11 Flexible Online Jobs for Moms that pay well
1. Start a Blog
When I was looking for my work from home job, I found blogging.
Out of all the moms I interviewed, blogging was the only thing that stuck out to me mainly because of the passive income potential.
When I found out that moms were making between $1,000-$50,000 per month, I thought… well, I’d like that.
And before you say “yeah right” let me give you an example of how I’m doing it.
When you start to gain a nice amount of traffic, you can earn a lot of money JUST from ads.
When people read my articles and they have ads throughout them I make money simply from people scrolling pass them (known as an impression). I had a great traffic day and made $400 in one day, see screenshot below.
That ended in a great month of almost $5,000 in ad revenue for the month. I make even more in affiliate marketing. You can see how I make money blogging here.
I have ads on this article and I can assure you I did not write this article today, so you can see how this is a great form of passive income. I have the freedom to really be there for my kids and make money!
It’s important to note that blogging takes A LOT of work, it’s not for everyone, and it WILL take some time before you can earn money. If you want to see how I manage to do it with my two little ones you can check that out here.
It took me a little over a year before I started making any money that mattered, but I’m so glad I stuck with it.
And don’t worry if you don’t think you write well, I definitely don’t. You just write like you talk.
If you’re interested in starting a blog I wrote a very detailed guide on how to start a blog with the most popular niches that make the most money and get the most traffic.
2. Freelance Writing
If you don’t want to start a blog, but like to write you should definitely consider freelance writing.
This is a great job for moms because you work around your own schedule as long as you can meet your deadlines.
I interviewed boss mom Holly Johnson who does this and earns OVER $200,000 per year! I didn’t even know that was possible.
You can check out the full interview in my article How to Start a Freelance Writing Career.
How much can you earn? Holly says she finds it hard for you NOT to earn at least $40,000-$50,000 per year as a beginner
How to get started: Holly created a free workshop to show you how to build a six-figure career in freelance writing. She also created a course for those who want to follow her path to success writing.
3. Virtual Bookkeeper
Bookkeepers record financial transactions for business owners.
I love talking about this job for moms because I interviewed two stay at home moms who started doing this with no previous experience and are doing very well.
One of the moms I interviewed has NINE kids, homeschools six of them and earns over $2,000 per month!
You’ll want to check out the full interview in my article on How to Become a Bookkeeper.
How to get started: Check out this free class (the same class the moms took) to see if this is right for you.
How much can you earn? $60 per hour.
How good are you at spotting errors?
If your answer is pretty good you should think about Proofreading.
You can make a nice amount of money catching other people’s mistakes. I know this because I interviewed Caitlin Pile who earned $43,000 proofreading part-time while studying abroad. You can check out the full interview here.
This is a great job for moms because you work on your own schedule as long as you can meet your deadlines. Early mornings, Naptime, night time whatever works for you.
How to get started: If you want to learn the skills needed to start your own freelance proofreading hustle or see if this is the right career for you, check out this FREE introductory workshop.
How are your typing skills? Transcribers type what they hear from audio recordings.
If you don’t mind sitting for long periods of time and typing you should consider doing this.
I interviewed Kim who does this while homeschooling her son, you can check out the full interview here.
How to get started: Take this mini-course to see if this is the right job for you
How much can you earn? $7-$21 per hour from these transcribing companies or much more if you start your own business. You can check out the companies hiring here.
6. Teach English Online
You can teach kids in China how to speak English from the comfort of your own home when your kids are asleep!
That’s why this is such a great job for moms because it doesn’t have to interfere with your daily routine.
If you have a bachelor’s degree, resident of the United States or Canada and at least one year of teaching experience (mentoring, tutoring, children’s church are all acceptable) then you should definitely consider doing this
How much can you earn? You can make up to $26 per hour at the companies listed here.
Freelancing is one of the best jobs for moms because you work around your own schedule as long as you can meet your deadlines. Your skill-set may be one of the following:
- Virtual Assistant
- Social Media Management
- Design Tech
- Pinterest Management
- Copy Writing or more!
Have you ever wanted to do any of these? My friend Micala was in the same situation.
She was a teacher working 50-60 hours per week earning $2300 a month. Pre-tax. Absolutely miserable dropping her baby off at daycare every day. She needed to work. And, wanted to work but on her own terms.
Within a few months of freelancing, she was working 15-20 hours per week, earning double her old paycheck with her baby beside her every step of the way, and now she teaches moms how to do the same.
Check it out here and see if freelancing is right for you.
8. Resell Products with Amazon’s FBA Program
If you like shopping for a good deal you should really consider doing this. With Amazon’s FBA program you shop for products on sale online or at brick and mortar stores and sell them on Amazon for a higher price.
The great thing about this job for moms is that you do this on your own schedule, your kids can be with you every step of the way AND you can make a lot of money.
I interviewed Boss mom Jessica who does this and earns six-figures PART-TIME with her family. You’ll have to check out the full interview in my article How to Sell on Amazon.
How to get started: I recommend taking this FREE 7 Day Email Course on how to start selling on Amazon
Thanks to Jessica, my sister is doing this and now earns over $2,000 per month on the side with a full-time job.
9. Flip Products from Flea Markets/Thrift Stores
If you like to shop at Flea Markets or Thrift stores then this will be right up your ally.
Parents Rob and Melissa do this with their kids and have built a six-figure business. You don’t need to have a lot of money to get started either, they suggest starting with $20-$50 to purchase items to make $100-$300 in profit. Use that money to do it again, again and again.
How to get started: Check out this free workshop to help you turn this into a profitable reselling business.
10. Property Preservation Contractor
If you look around just about any neighborhood, you’ll notice abandoned houses that are in need of upkeep and maintenance in order to sell.
Many of the houses are foreclosed or somewhere in the foreclosure process. Banks don’t like to manage real estate so they outsource these services to preservation contractors.
As a preservation contractor, you’re responsible for the repair and maintenance of any property included in your service area. You are not expected to do any major renovations, you are simply preserving the property for the bank until it sells.
I met single Boss Mom Danielle Pierce who does this and earns over $400,000 per year while HOMESCHOOLING her 3 kids! She outsources 100% of the work and only does the admin work at home.
How much can you make? It varies but Danielle says it’s very feasible to gross $100k+ or more in revenue within 18 months
How to get started: You’ll definitely want to check out the full interview in my article How to Become a Property Preservation Contractor on how to get started.
11. Make Printables On Etsy
Do you consider yourself to be a little creative, enjoy scrolling through Pinterest and want to make money online? If so, you should consider creating printables.
What’s so cool about this is that you make a printable once and can make money from it over and over again. It’s a great form of passive income.
I interviewed Boss mom Julie who does this and she made $5,000 doing this on the side, you’ll want to check out the full interview in my article How to Make Printables on Etsy! This is such a great side job for moms.
How much can you earn? $500-$1,000 per month
12. Search Engine Evaluator/Social Media
Help search engines out like Google get their search results right by rating search results for relevancy and social media ads.
This is a great job for moms because it does not require getting on the phone, you make your own schedule as long as you put the 20 hours of work in each week, and it does not require any training.
There are many pros to this job, and because of that, there may be lows in available work.
How to get started: Apply to the only two companies I recommend in my article on How to Work from Home as a Web Search Evaluator
How much can you earn? $12.50 – $14 per hour
Additional Part-Time Jobs for Moms to Consider
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