20+ of the Best Stay at Home Mom Jobs that Pay Well 

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Stay at Home Mom Jobs that Moms do Today

How do you find stay at home mom jobs?  

This is the question I asked myself 4 months pregnant with my second child ready to make that transition from my 9-5.

I NEEDED to find a legitimate stay at home mom job that paid well.

Update: I’m no longer at my 9-5 and I’m doing job 1 & 2 on this list and I love it. See how I work 8 hours a day with a two-year-old and infant.

Most articles I found regarding work from home jobs did not vet the companies they promoted, provide how much you could earn, qualifications required, how to get started, or if you could do it at home with kids…and that’s why I started this blog.

I want to provide legitimate work from home jobs for moms like me who need a way to make money from home with kids.

I decided to reach out to work from home moms and interview them to see what they do, how they got started, how they are able to do it with kids, and most importantly how much they earn working from home.

And that’s what you’ll find here today, Tried and True Mom Jobs.

Quick Sidenote: Are you on Instagram? I’m starting to become more active again and I’d love to connect with moms who “get it”. It’s so much better going through this wonderful yet challenging journey of motherhood together. You can follow me here.

We have something for everyone on this site if you are looking for passive income ideas, business ideas for women, small business ideasmoney-earning apps, or ways to make money online without an investment we have it.

If you have kids or know of some looking for ways to make money we also have articles on how kids can make money and online jobs for students.

You know your situation better than anyone, some jobs require more focus than others so decide what’s right for you and your family.

These are some of the best jobs for moms with no experience.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.

20+ Legitimate Work at Home Jobs for Moms

Here are the Best Jobs for Moms in 2019 with a Flexible Schedule

1. Start a Blog

Here are 20 of the best work at home jobs for moms that pay well. I'm doing 1, 2, & 10 making over $2,000 a month! Every idea is tried and tested!

Blogging is #1 on the list because it is one of the most flexible jobs you can have and the earning potential is limitless.

I believe blogging is the best stay at home mom job because you work completely on your own schedule.

After reading how bloggers are making between $1,000-$50,000 a MONTH, I instantly thought, well why can’t I do that? And now I am!

I will admit that blogging takes A LOT of work (in the beginning anyway) but I was DESPERATE to find a way to make money from home so I could stay home with my kids. Desperation is a great motivator, it’s what kept me going. This blog HAD to work. And it’s paying off significantly.

Blogging is one of my favorite forms of passive income. I make money just for people reading my articles from ads.

I can assure you, I did not write this article today and yet it’s making me money.

When you get a nice amount of people reading your articles it brings in a nice income. Here’s a screenshot of my earnings from the other day.

How I Make Money Blogging Consistently

I made $400 in one day just from ads, and I also make a lot of money in Affiliate sales. You can see how I make money blogging here.

You DO NOT need to be an excellent writer to become a blogger.

I’m definitely not and I have my lovely mom review my articles before I post just to have a second pair of eyes.

I spent a lot of time working on my blog the first year with a full-time job, busy toddler, pregnant with my second child and also “trying” to be a wonderful wife to my wonderful husband. So, I know if you want this to work…it can. It just depends on you.

I also didn’t make much money my first year, I’m about 15 months in and I’m finally seeing a nice income.

I work VERY part time on my blog now and I’m making more money than when I was at my corporate job.

If you want to start a blog, I’ve detailed all the steps in my How to Start a WordPress Blog article from scratch! I also mention the most popular niches that make the most money and get the most traffic.

2. Use Affiliate Marketing

You know how you recommend different products or places to friends? Well, now you can get paid for it! 

Affiliate Marketing is when you refer someone to a product or service online using a unique link and if they make a purchase through your link you earn a commission.

See how this mom makes $6,000 a month from Affiliate Marketing!

3. Freelance Writer

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Do you like to write? You can make a lot of money as a writer, I know because I interviewed Boss Mom Holly Johnson who makes OVER $200,000 a year as a Freelance Writer. I didn’t even know that was possible!

Writing is another great work at home job for moms because you get to work completely around your own schedule.

How much can I make? Holly Johnson said that she finds it hard for you NOT to earn AT LEAST $40,000 to $50,000 a year working full-time as a writer.

How do I get started? Holly Johnson found the secret sauce when it comes to writing and charging the right rate for your work. She created a free introductory training on how to build a six-figure writing career.

I highly recommend taking her course if you want to work from home writing and follow her path to success. I also have a number of ways to get writing gigs in my How to Become a Freelance Writer article.

Related Article: How to Work From Home as a Freelance Writer and SAHM

4. Bookkeeper

I had the pleasure of interviewing two successful stay-at-home moms who work from home as a Bookkeeper and started out with no previous experience! This is a MUST read as one of the moms has NINE kids, homeschools six, AND still has time to earn a living Bookkeeping.

Check it out in my article on How to Become a Bookkeeper from Home.

Bookkeeping is one of the best small business ideas you can start from home. Bookkeepers record financial transactions for small business owners, and it can be done either as a freelancer or for a company remotely. 

How do I get started?

How much can I make?  The Bookkeepers course teaches you how to charge $60 per hour. If you are looking to work for a company like Accounting Department Glassdoor states they pay between $15-$16 per hour and employees gave them a 4.6/5 star rating.

5. Become A Proofreader

Do you find yourself easily catching errors when reading? Do you cringe when you see grammar mistakes? If so, you might make a great Proofreader.

Proofreaders are NEEDED, I know because I use one myself.

How much can I make? Caitlin Pyle made $43,000 her first year Proofreading PART-TIME!

You can read the full interview in my How to Become a Proofreader article. There are many others making between $1,000-$4,000 per month.

How do I 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.

6. Sell on Amazon (FBA program)

If you like shopping and searching for a good deal, you should definitely consider Amazon’s FBA program.

You find good deals on products at brick and mortar stores or wherever and resell them on Amazon for a higher price.

What makes Amazon’s FBA program so great is that THEY ship the products to your customers and handle the customer service! 

How do I get started? I recommend taking this FREE 7 Day Email Course on how to start selling on Amazon from a Mom who makes a full-time living doing this. 

Her husband was able to quit his job to work with her in less than a year of starting! You can see my full interview with Boss Mom Jessica on Selling on Amazon.

How much can I make? This varies significantly and depends on how much work you are willing to put in but Jessica makes six-figures. 

Thanks to Jessica, my sister just started doing this and is making money already!

7. Transcribe

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Transcriptionists listen to audio files and record (type) what they hear. If you have patience and the ability to sit for long periods of time and an eye for detail, you should consider transcribing.

How do I get started? Take this Free Mini-Course to find out if this is the right job for you.

How much can I make? $7-$21 per hour from these transcribing companies or much more if you start your own business as a transcriber. Find out how in my article on How to Work from Home as a Transcriber and see how this SAHM does it.

8. Teach English Online

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If you have a Bachelor’s degree, citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, and teaching experience (tutoring, mentoring, children’s church,etc. are acceptable), then you should consider teaching kids in China English.

How do I get started? See How Brittney Sutton makes $1,700/mo working 2 hours a day working for VIPKID and here is a list of other recommended companies hiring to teach online.

How much can I make? $2,000/mo working only 3 hours a day for VIPKID.

9. Tutor

Online tutoring is growing thanks to the advancements in technology, and it’s an excellent way to make money at home if you have teaching experience or knowledge of a specific subject. Choose what times work best for you.

How do I get started? Check out the best online tutoring jobs.

How much can I make? $10.50 – $60 per hour.

10. Get Into Real Estate BUT w/o Selling or Buying Anything

I know, sounds a little crazy right? But I met Boss Mom Danielle Pierce who is doing this earning over $400,000 a year WHILE homeschooling her 3 kids!

It’s called Property Preservation or Repairing Foreclosed Homes. Danielle outsources 100% of the work and just does the admin work.

How do I get started? Check out my interview with Danielle to see how it all works and take her FREE Masterclass to see if this is right for you.

How much can I make? It varies but Danielle says it’s very feasible to gross $100k+ or more in revenue within 18 months

 11. Virtual Receptionist

Answer calls and web chats for a variety of businesses and professionals for Smith.ai, working alongside a close-knit team from around the country.

Smith.ai operates Monday through Friday from 

  • 5 am to 9 pm Pacific
  • 6 am to 10 pm Mountain
  • 7 am to 11 pm Central
  • 8 am to 12 midnight Eastern

You must be available 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (minimum of 20 hours per week, 40 hours max). Shifts are broken into 2- to 5-hour blocks. Applicants will need to be from the US, Canada, or Mexico.


Pay is hourly and starts at $10 per hour, with raises based on performance and longevity with the company.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Cash bonuses
  • Weekly pay

How do I get started?  Apply Here

12. Virtual Assistant

Becoming a Virtual Assistant is an excellent work from home job that can be done anywhere. Services offered can include everything from email management, content creation, bookkeeping, graphic design, social media and more!

How much can I make? $25-$100 per hour.

How do I get started? Gina Horkey, a Six-figure Virtual Assistant, created a course 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success to help you get started, and she shares some tips in my How to Become a Virtual Assistant article.

13. Social Media Manager

Are you on Social Media and think you would like to post on behalf of businesses? Consider becoming a Social Media Manager (SMM).

How do I get started? See how this stay-at-home mom does it in my article on How to Become a Social Media Manager and check out this highly recommended course on How to Become a Freelance Social Media Manager 

How much can I make? Depending on how many clients you have you could make anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 a month or more.

14. Life Coach

Have you ever thought about becoming a Life Coach? They make an awesome living and get the opportunity to change lives in the comfort of their own home. See how Natalie became a Life Coach and how she's on her way to making 7-figures

Do you love personal development and enjoy helping people? Do you want to build a business of your own? If that’s you, you should consider becoming a Life Coach.

See how Natalie Bacon became a Life Coach making six-figures on her way to seven-figures!

This is a great job for moms because you make your own schedule and work around your family’s schedule.

How much can I make? It really depends on your market. If you’re targeting lower-income you can charge $47 per hour, if you’re targeting higher income you could charge $297 per hour or much more. It also depends on your model, are you doing 1-to-1 coaching or group coaching?

How do I get started: Check out my article on How to Become a Life Coach and consider this Life Coach Certificate Course.

15. Start a Baby Equipment Rental Business

How to Start a Baby Equipment Rental Business

Do you live in a popular tourist area? Did you know you could make a lucrative side hustle renting baby equipment to traveling families? I didn’t either, but I interviewed boss mom Ashley Anderson who made me a believer.

How do I get started? I recommend reading my interview with Ashley on How to Start a Baby Equipment Rental Business 

How much can I make? Ashley earns over $3,000 per month

16. Create an Online Store with Drop Shipping

Dropshipping is a method where you can sell third-party products from a Drop Shipping Company without ever seeing or shipping the item. When you make a sale, the product is shipped directly to the customer from the drop shipper.

Your profit is the difference between what you charge your customers and what the drop shipping company charges you.

Here is a great infographic to show how it works:

How do I get started? Boss Mom Theo McArthur has great success with drop shipping and created a course on Udemy that teaches you how to launch your first profitable Dropship Website in 14 Days or less and grow your Income to $10,000 per month in profits.

How much can I make? This really depends on you and how much work you put into it but you could make $10,000+ a month.

17. Flip Items from Flea Markets and Thrift Shops

Rob from the Flea Market Flipper put me on to this (I know he’s not a mom, but he does this with his family). He made over $130,000 flipping items from Flea Markets and thrift stores PART-TIME mostly reselling on eBay.

When I read that his Flipper University Student (Single Mom) makes $5,000 a month, I had to add it to this list. 

How do I get started? Rob created a free workshop to turn your passion for visiting thrift stores, yard sales, & flea markets into a profitable reselling business – in as little as 14 days. You can click here to sign up.

How much can I make? Rob made $42,000 as a side income (10-15 hours per week). When he put more time into it (20-35 hours per week) he made $133,000. You can see the more time you put into it, the more money you can make.

18. Become a Travel Agent

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Do you love to travel?  Enjoy helping people and want to work from home? Consider working as a Travel Agent.

How do I get started? You can either start your own business or work for an agency. This stay-at-home mom who started her own Travel Agency tells us how to do both here.

How much can I make?  Glassdoor states the typical salary ranges from $29,000 to $58,000 a year, but it all depends on experience and number of clients.

19. Interior Designer

Do you have those creative genes to decorate rooms and arrange furniture? Do you watch HGTV and think, I can do that, I want to do that? See how Boss Mom Julie Putzel became an Interior Designer in my How to Become an Interior Designer article earning Six-figures!

For this job, it would be good to have someone who could watch the kids while in client meetings and shopping for clients.

How do I get started? To become an Interior Decorator (this is different from Interior Designer) I recommend starting a website, take quality photos of your work, ask friends and family if you can work for them at no charge to help add to your portfolio, once you’ve created a polished visualization of your work you can then start to charge for your service.

To get started as an Interior Designer, check out my article on How to Become an Interior Designer.

How much can I make? You can make anywhere from $50-$150 per hour as an Interior Decorator. Interior Designers can make six-figures or more. 

20. Sell on Etsy

Find out how this stay-at-home mom turned her hobby into a $350,000 business and GROWING in my article on How to Sell on Etsy Successfully.

Are you creative? You can start an Etsy store and sell your products online. Etsy makes it easy for you to get your product out there.

Don’t know what to sell? Check out the top 10 best selling products on Etsy.

How much can I make? This varies SIGNIFICANTLY but see exactly how this mom of three made $350,000 at home.

21. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator

Do you know what a Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator does? They basically rate social media ads and search engines results for relevancy.

This is a great job for moms because it does not require getting on the phone, you make your own schedule, 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 do I 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 I make? $12.50 – $14 per hour, this varies by company see list of recommended companies here.

22. In-Home Childcare

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If you love children and have a passion for the opportunity to impact a young life, this is a great opportunity to work from home.  You also get the added benefit of playtime and socialization with your kids.

How do I get started? I recommend taking this neat course on How to Start a Home Daycare Business. Ladonna operated her own profitable home daycare and shows you how you can do the same along with all the information you’ll need to get started.

You can also check out Care.com for opportunities to grow your own daycare business.

How much can I make? It really depends on where you live, but you could charge $30 a day which turns out to $600 a month (assuming its for 8 hours a day), while some daycares will charge $900 or more a month for one kid.

Feel free to raise your price and check the daycare costs in your area to stay competitive.

Tips: Make sure you add childcare endorsement to your home owner’s insurance in case someone gets hurt and check your State regulations on the number of children you can care for without a license.

23. Photography

If you’re the family photographer and love taking pictures, you should look into Photography as it is a great side income that could turn into something more.

My sister recently purchased the Canon EOS Rebel T6i Bodyand she takes AMAZING pictures (she literally has NO experience at ALL), she also purchased the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens which is a KEY component of taking quality photos.

It is an investment that can pay off significantly.

How do I get started? Start taking pictures of any and everything, take classes and learn photoshop to polish off your photos and add quality finishes.

Related: See the top two apps to make money from your phone taking pictures here (no previous experience needed).

Post your best work on your social media networks and start your online portfolio on 500px (it’s Free!).

You can also:

  • Contact your local real estate agents and offer your services to take professional pictures of their new listings or use a site like Obeo
  • License your photos through stock photography sites like iStock and Shutterstock
  • Submit images to The Sun Magazine 
  • Offer your services for free to friends and family who want to take holiday, newborn, senior, weddings pictures, etc.  If you do a good job, those same people could turn into paying customers

How much can I make?

  • Wedding Photography -$700 – $3,500+
  • Senior Portrait Photography – $100-$300 a session
  • Small local businesses – $25 – $200 per image

24. Customer Service

Customer service positions typically provide product or service information. It is a growing trend to hire customer service reps remotely.  

You will be required to become well informed of the company that you will choose to work for and will need to be prepared to efficiently answer the questions that will come your way.

This is for the moms that have help or kids are in school during the day.

How do I get started? Normally these positions only require a High School diploma, but some companies want you to have previous customer service experience. Consider applying to the companies below.

How much can I make? The pay ranges from $10-$21 an hour per Glassdoor.com with a rating of 4/5 star rating or higher:

I also highly suggest checking out these job boards for an up-to-date list of available legitimate remote customer service positions such as Indeed, FlexJobs, and UpWork.  

25. Graphic Designer

I wish I had the passion and skill for this job because every company needs a graphic designer. If you have an eye for design and experience in Adobe Creative Suite/Adobe Creative Cloud – including InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop, then there is a profitable market out there for you.

The nice part about being a freelance graphic designer is that you can take on as much or as little as you want and create!

How do I get started?

Use your social network to also promote your services and create a website showcasing your services and work.

How much can I make? You can charge $25-$300 per hour, depending on your experience. According to Glassdoor, the national average is $62,451 a year as a full-time freelancer.

26. Work from Home Freelance Jobs

Freelance jobs are the best work from home jobs. You deliver a service for a fee with the ability to work where and when you want with unlimited earning potential!

I have found many freelance projects on Upwork. I sift through the available work options to see which project suits me the best.

I only apply to the jobs I KNOW I can do well because after the project is over its important that I get a good review so I can continue to get more jobs.

I suggest the following when applying to jobs on Upwork:

  • Focus on the projects with only 5-10 proposals or less submitted (less competition)
  • Check that the client has the “blue verified payment check” before applying
  • When you see a job that fits you, apply for it immediately!
  • If you live in the U.S., make sure to check “U.S. Only.”
  • If you are pitching your first job, try to offer your services for free for one week to ease the client’s mind since you have no references or reviews. If the client likes you move on with the “paid service” the following week. That’s how I won my first job, and the client still paid me for my first week.

For a full list of freelance services you can provide on Upwork click here.

The jobs that will give you the most flexibility are Freelance jobs, if you are interested in Freelancing read this post about taxes when you get a chance.  I wish I’d known about this when getting started.

27. Do Laundry

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Yes, that’s right, Laundry. You can make up to $500 a WEEK doing it. It’s an ongoing chore that we all do, BUT for some, who don’t have the time but do have the money, outsourcing is the new normal.

See how you can make money doing laundry.

Bonus Tips!

Sign up for Research Studies – Up to $400 per study

You can make quick easy money by participating in research studies. Below are the best-paid companies to sign up for

  • Respondent – $50-$400
  • Vindale Research – $10-$50 per day if you apply to multiple (you’ll have more opportunities for this one) participants are on a first-come, first served basis so be quick to apply if you see a good one.

Earn $75 or more as an UpVoice Panelist

Get paid for the time you spend on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, YouTube and more.

I did a full review of this site, and it’s literally one of the easiest ways to make money online. Currently only applicable to candidates in the United States.

Click Here to Sign Up

Take paid online surveys (Up to $50-$100 or more each month)

I never wanted to be that person to stay home and take surveys BUT when you need extra money, why not?

Share your opinion to help brands deliver better products and services and get paid in the form of gift cards or through PayPal. I recommend signing up for  Survey Junkie,  Swagbucks, and PrizeRebel.

The more Survey websites you sign up for, the more you’ll earn.

Tip: Open a separate email account solely for surveys. You’ll start to get inundated with emails and it will be more manageable in a different account.

Get Paid to Test Apps and Websites

Companies need feedback on the user experience of their websites, and they’ll pay you to get it. This is a fast and easy way to make money online.

Here are two reputable companies to sign up for:

Get FREE Oil Changes, Car Repairs & Food as a Secret Shopper

I recently had a GREAT experience as a secret shopper at a restaurant with my family where I had to rate the food, staff, and cleanliness of the restaurant.

They actually required that I order coffee, two entrees, and Pie! I’m like, okay :-).

I did the survey on my phone while I was there so I wouldn’t forget anything. I took a picture of my receipt and they reimbursed me!

A full brunch for my family and I for FREE! They have way more opportunities for oil changes and car repairs which is AMAZING!

I’ll do this any day of the week. You can sign up here and see what opportunities are available in your area.

I’d love it if you used my referral id as the person who recommended you, it’s IN35543.

Use Ebates

Do you shop online? Why not make a little money as you spend.  I really rack up my Ebates account during Christmas time; you earn cash back rewards for just shopping online.  

See my January cash back statement, a nice little bonus for shopping online :-).

Better than nothing, right?

Check it out here and earn $10 if you spend at least $25.

Have you ever heard of Honey? You’ll no longer need to search for coupon codes and sales again! Click on the Honey button during checkout and Honey will automatically apply coupon codes to your shopping cart

Great way to save money and find deals without doing the work yourself. It’s FREE and you can check it out here.

Get Cash Back on Groceries

Ibotta allows you to get cash back for items you buy anyway. I LOVE this app.

Here’s How it Works:

  • Download the Ibotta App and before you shop, add offers on products you normally purchase anyway.
  • Buy the products you selected at any participating store. Don’t forget your receipt!
  • Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt. Ibotta will match the items you bought to the offers you selected and give you the cash!

Your cash back will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.

Sign up here to get your $10 Welcome Bonus.

Did you see any jobs that may work for you? If not, check out FlexJobs. With FlexJobs, you can access hand-screened remote, part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs—quick and easy! Use my code FLEXLIFE for 30% off.

The normal fee each month would be $14.95 a month but it’s less using my code. I’m not a fan of paying to find work but I get they have to get compensated somehow for hand-screening each job they post.

Once you find a job you can cancel and if you don’t think it’s worth it, you can request a refund…so there’s no real risk.

Final Thoughts

Thanks for reading! I hope at least one of these stay at home mom jobs will work for you and you can begin to experience the best of both worlds, to raise your kids and make money.

If you found this content helpful, please be sure to subscribe to our mailing list as we continue to find additional ways to make money from home and save.

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Is there a Stay-at-Home job for moms not listed? Let us know in the comment section.

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Max is the founder of Tried and True Mom Jobs, a blog about legitimate ways to work from home, save and invest. She only writes about things that work. Hence the name “Tried and True”. She does the research, so you don't have to.

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  • Yvonne

    I love reading stuff like this because I am a stay at home mom. I started my blog 4 months ago (mommykoala.com) and still learning! but im also looking into writing ebooks! Very good read!

    • admin

      Thank you and I’ve heard great things about making money writing ebooks. I would love it if you kept me updated on how that goes.

    • admin

      Thank you Adrienne, feel free to join my mailing list to stay updated on ways to make money from home.

  • bekah

    Awesome list, I have never heard of some of these before! I’m personally giving the blogging job a try 🙂 Hard work and not immediately rewarding in a money sense, but very rewarding in other ways because I love it! <3

    • admin

      Thank you, I definitely agree. Blogging is A LOT of work and very time consuming but its still so much fun!

  • Manija

    Hi I work full time but have a flexible schedule as I work out if my car. I have a BA but no teaching experience (I’ve taught Sunday school and vbs) looking to make some extra money for our adoption. Are there any jobs out there that I can possibly do early mornings or late nights online? Thanks for your information!

    • Max

      Hi Manija, Yes! If you’re looking to find something early in the morning and late at night you should really consider applying to VIPKID or QKids. Teaching Sunday School and VBS is enough to be considered to VIPKID and QKids, I’ve heard excellent things about both companies.

  • Kymberlee

    Such a great read! I’m new to this mom thing and it’s great to have people like you putting this information out there!

  • Rahma

    I don’t have a background in graphic design, but I really love the job, this post encourages me to give it a try and gave me the idea where to start :). I’m excited to check out Skillshare.
    Cool post! Keep it up 🙂

      • Ekta Punjabi

        Amazing reading.. I m a stay at home mom. I have been working full time since I was 15 and its killing me staying at home and not working. This article was more like a opening to my thoughts and worries.

  • Farrah

    Great ideas! There are some I haven’t read before. Thanks for the article:)

  • Sadie Rubio

    I had to read this just to make sure you had online tutoring/teaching on the list! I’ve been doing it for nearly 2 years and it’s been so great for our family. I used to work with VIPkid, but had transitioned to a newer company called Magic Ears. I definitely think it should be on your list!


    thanks for the Info. Had never checked such well researched material. Fortunately am not a Mom but a Dad searching genuine Online jobs. Thanks alot.

    • Max

      Thank you, I really appreciate that. I wish you all of the best in your endeavors and let me know if I can assist any further.

  • Brittany R

    I really enjoyed this, such a good read. I really want to dabble in a few of these but dont even know how to get started or what would work for me. Any tips?

    • Max

      Hi Brittany, depending on what you want to do there are a lot of free courses I recommend in each job description so I suggest starting there. Hope that helps.

  • Ashley May

    I really love these ideas!
    It got me to thinking about what I want to create.

  • roberta kecher

    This was a great read!! I wounder though if there is a way to figure out how a blog works?? like when u buy say a vacuum and it comes with instructions of where all the paces go and how to use it all together. I have yet to find an instructional break down of how to use a blog. When I look at blogs it so foreign to me.

  • Monique Thomas

    Do you know if these companies are legitimate companies to work for from home?
    2. EXL Service

    • Max

      Sykes is legitimate but I haven’t heard of EXL service, that’s not to say it’s not legitimate but I just haven’t heard of it.

  • Jenny Garden

    I was a freelance copy/content editor and proofreader for thirty years, then quit to write full time, although my website is still up. I would now like to get back into proofreading, but have lost my original contacts—most have retired. I’m wondering if you can help me find work.

    I have edited and proofread technical and scientific papers (many where the writer’s first language was not English), medical journal articles, legal articles, business and accounting white papers, all kinds of advertising copy, as well as books, both fiction and nonfiction.

    I will appreciate your advice.

  • Neleh

    I have been a stay at home mom for 11 years. They are now both in school full time and I find myself anxious as I look for a job. I never graduated High School, I am dyslexic and
    I haven’t had any job history for 12 years. Right now I volunteer about 30 hours a week at the kids school and last year we moms started a non-profit to help support school programs. I certainly know my weaknesses and I am not confident enough in my strengths to walk into an interview. Any Ideas on where to start?

    • Max

      What do you think about the Virtual Receptionist position listed in this article? All of these jobs are remote. If you want to gain more confidence I’d also consider taking the Virtual Assistant course mentioned above to help get you prepared on helping small business owners IF that’s something you’d like to do.

  • Pam


    Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the rich information on your blog. I really appreciate the time and dedication you put in. I contracted with a local college and that assignment ended two months ago. I enjoyed staying home with my boys so I am really interested in more work at home opportunities and low and behold, I found your blog. I am really excited now.

    Thanks again,

    • Max

      Yayyy, I’m so glad you enjoyed my blog. If you have any questions please let me know.

  • Gayle Holtkamp

    Thank you for all the information. I currently work in a tax and accounting office but want a change. I love the payroll and accounting side of my job but don’t like tax season. It’s high stress and I am not getting the training to get better at tax preparation. I’m 55 and have worked here for 9 years. I also feel like my earning potential will not increase. I really want a remote job. I have the skills and discipline to work independently. Can you point me in the right direction? I’m very good with Quickbooks and Excel. Some of the postings ask for Quickbooks online. I do use it some but wonder if I should get certified. Oh, I also like to crochet and make things. Any suggestions for selling handmade items.


    • Max

      Have you considered bookkeeping? Crochet seems more like a hobby but you can still make money from it, I’d definitely consider looking at the type of crochet work that’s on Etsy to see if it’s something you can compete with. It sounds like you could be a great bookkeeper, I’d highly recommend checking out the free training above or upwork for freelance opportunities.

  • Geetha

    hi really a good information……. but please can you help me out with any technical support jobs (computers, printers, ISP)…… work from home so that it will be very much helpful for me please……………

    • Max

      For those types of jobs, I would check out Flexjobs. They have a little bit of everything. I mention them above in this article.

  • Ruth Beltran

    This was such a thorough article. I’m still trying to read several of the other articles suggested on this one. I used google to search for “stay at home Mom jobs” and this was one that came up. All I’m trying to do is literally make $150/month to send my two year girl to preschool with her sister. We can’t afford to send them both but seeing how happy and full of joy Macayla is whenever she’s there breaks my heart to think she can’t go next year. So I’m looking to see how can I make $150/month from August through May so she can go to preschool? That’s how I found you. I do LOVE writing. I have since I was 5 years old writing poems and short stories. I am concerned can I commit the time for the start up. My oldest will be 4 in a few weeks, Macayla is 2.5, and our son is turning 1 in July. Can I really do this? I barely got the baby to sleep all night just 3 weeks ago. Prior to that I was MEGA sleep deprived! I really want to keep my little girl in preschool so I want to do whatever I can to help.

    • Max

      Hi Ruth, you really can do this. I interviewed a mom who writes for a living here and talks about the struggles with raising kids at the same time, you can read her article here https://triedandtruemomjobs.com/become-freelance-writer/. Us moms really have super powers, you can totally do this. Just have to find the right balance, I definitely recommend reading the above article.

  • Ameliee Carr

    Hey Max! Just wanted to stop by and sincerely thank you for motivating me to start a blog. I was roaming around the web looking for side gigs and landed on your page, someway … somehow. 4 or 5 pages later, I was head down into reading your post about how to start a blog and happy I did. I have not launched yet, but I did want to stop by and thank you for the motivation!

  • Callie Johnson

    Thank you so much for you article. I’ve read your article and am working on reading some of the mentioned articles within yours. I am not currently a stay at home mom, I work Mon-Fri 8-5 for our counties MHMRA. My job is crazy stressful and I have been wanting something different for a while. I have 2 boys 8 and 14 and both are active in Scouts and Swimming so having the flexibility to get them to all of their activates was already complicated. But in March of this year I also took on the role of caregiver for my elderly mother who has had some serious health issues and now lives with my family. So not only am I still struggling to keep up with my kids schedules and work full time I now have to get my mom back and forth to her many doctor appointments with some of her doctors being more than 30 miles from where we live.
    I have started to feel my employer loosing patients with the schedule that I am having to keep so I figured working from home would be the best option for me. I don’t have a degree but I have worked in a business office setting for the last 5 years and hospital and retail positions before that. I’m not really sure what position would be best for me but I have to continue to make at least what I make now ( about $35, 000 a year) . I’m just not really sure what the best work form home job would be better for me.
    Reading your post has really given me a lot to think and pray about. Thank you so much for posting it.

    • Max

      Oh wow, you’ve got a lot going on mama. I pray one of these work from home options work for you and I’m also praying for your mother’s health and your peace of mind! Let me know if you have any questions about any of the jobs listed.




  • Cassie

    Hi I’m a mom of three and I wanna stay home with them I love seeing my kids grow and not having time to get my Education so I’ve looking up ways to work at home and people told you should write a book cuz everything I went through dying 2 times when I was 6 in a car accident and had to learn everything all over again and after that 2 more times but Please let me know what you would Recommend ..thank you!

    • Max

      Hi Cassie, I highly recommend reviewing the options I recommend above and see what fits you the best. Everyone is different so it’s important for you to choose what you would want to do the most.

  • Debra Avery

    So, I have 5 kids, 3 girls and 2 boys that I love very much and I would love to give them so much more. There are so many of these “work at home jobs” that you really need to be careful which to take action on. Believe me I’ve been “suckered” in many of them because I became desperate I guess. So I found this blog and must say: There’s no need to be skeptical. Everything takes some work to get started but, that’s what’s fun about potentially having your own online business. I love having multiple streams or income so, I am currently looking at a couple on here as well as running my own site currently as well at brandonandted. Thanks for such a informative site which I truly believe is very helpful!

  • Jessi VanSickle

    So much help. Honest and no gimmicks to try to make you buy something. Just honest help. I am going to check into all these options and hopefully get to leave a great follow up comment about my success! Thank you for all the help!

  • wemimo

    Hi Max, Please, I am currently living in Nigeria and I need to do an Online job to earn extra income.

    Virtually all the online jobs for moms listed here are for US and Canada residents. Kindly recommend the one(s) can I do?

    I will appreciate your quick response. Thank you.

    • Max

      Anything freelance can be done anywhere like graphic design, proofreading, virtual assistant, etc.

  • Lee

    I am a graduate level professional who is just not making ends meet…I have always had to do two jobs….my second was in home therapy for kids which paid well but legit burned me out…I have done mystery shopping, uber/lyft driving, research studies, adoption profile writing, anything odd that would make use of my skills….I am sorta stuck now….my son is in Kindergarten and I need to be home and want to do something that will pay well but I am feeling less compotent….just need something easy, not stressful and that I can do in combination with school, my kid and work around my husbands schedule….there are bills to be paid and I need some suggestions….grea site thus far…anything else you can share would be great;)

    • Max

      My best recommendations are the things on this list. Did you see anything that interest you?

  • Susan

    Travel agent jobs are not as easy as you think …. that is why I am on here looking for part time work- I have been an agent for 30 years now and the business is not like it used to be– you have to very experienced to be and Agent– not just something you can jump into.

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