30+ Stay at Home Mom Jobs that Pay Well

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Stay at Home Mom Jobs Online

How do you find stay at home mom jobs?

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

Climbing the corporate ladder didn’t matter anymore, being there for my kids did. We were living on a two-household income, so before I could quit my job I had to find a way to supplement my income.

I NEEDED to find a legitimate stay at home job that paid well, and I was not looking for any direct sales positions or multi-level marketing (MLM) gigs.

Update: I’m no longer at my 9-5; I’m doing job #1 on this list and I love it.

After searching for legitimate work from home jobs for moms online, I couldn’t find any success stories, and I needed to know these ideas could work for me.

Out of frustration and a short timeline before I had my daughter, I decided to reach out to successful work at home moms and interview them to see:

  • What they do
  • How they do it at home with kids
  • How others could get started
  • How much they earn

I documented everything and created this website to share their stories for moms like me. That’s what you’ll find here today, Tried and True Mom Jobs.

Related article: 30 Stay at home mom hobbies

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I’ve also been asked over and over what are the best jobs for moms with no experience, so I did a video to show you my top 8 stay-at-home mom jobs that I think are the best for moms and most profitable!

What is a Good Job for A Stay at Home Mom?

A good job for a stay at home mom is something that is flexible enough to work around your own schedule and can be done part-time because let’s face it, we already have a full-time job just being a mom. And that’s exactly what you’ll find on this list.

Some of these stay at home jobs, unfortunately, do not offer health insurance, so if you’re in need of health insurance see what others who are self-employed are using here.

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.

30+ Best Legitimate Stay at Home Jobs for Moms

Here are remote jobs for stay at home moms that moms are doing today!

1. Start a Blog

mom at her desk working on her blog

Blogging is the #1 online stay at home mom job because it is one of the most flexible jobs you can have and the earning potential is limitless.

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

I will admit that starting a successful blog 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 the best stay at home job for moms with babies because it can help you earn passive income. I make money from ads just from people reading my articles.

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

When you get a nice number of people reading your articles it brings in a nice income. Here’s a screenshot of one of my earnings from my ad revenue

screenshot of ad revenue

I made $400 in one day just from ads, and I make even more 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, you just write like you talk. It’s very conversational.

I’m definitely not a great writer 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. After a year in I finally started to see a nice income. So definitely consider doing this on the side as it may take some time before you start earning money, but it’s so worth it if you stick it out.

I work VERY part-time on my blog now, you can see my stay-at-home mom schedule 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. Get into Real Estate BUT w/o Buying or Selling Anything

mom at a seminar looking to getting into real estate

I know, sounds a little crazy right? But I met Boss Mom Danielle Pierce who is doing this earning over $400,000 per 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 at home. This is in our top 5 of stay at home jobs.

How do I get started? Check out my interview with Danielle to see how it all works

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

3. Bookkeeper

mom keeping books at her desk from home

Bookkeepers record financial transactions for small business owners, and it can be done either as a freelancer or by working for a company remotely.

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 one of the best remote jobs for for stay at home moms because one of the moms I interviewed has NINE kids, homeschool’s six of them, AND still has time to earn a living Bookkeeping.

I’m convinced if she can do this successfully, many of us can!

See how they do it in my article on How to Become a Bookkeeper from Home.

How do I get started? Check out the free class on How to Become a Virtual Bookkeeper (This is the course the moms took) to see if this is right for you.

How much can I make? The Bookkeepers course teaches you how to charge $300+ per client and the work only takes 4 hours max per MONTH! 

4. Become a Proofreader

mom working on proofreading from home

Do you find yourself easily catching errors when reading? Do you cringe when you see grammar mistakes?  If so, you might be able to use your proofreading skills to make a successful career as a great online proofreader.

A professional proofreader gets paid to fix spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes in writing.

Proofreaders are NEEDED, I know because I use one myself. This is a great stay at home job for moms because you work around your own schedule as long as you can meet your deadlines.

How much can I make? Caitlin Pyle made $43,000 in one year proofreading PART-TIME!

You can read the full interview with Caitlin in my How to Become a Proofreader article. There are many other proofreaders 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 business or see if this is the right career for you, check out this FREE introductory workshop.

5. Freelance Content Creator

freelance content creator looking down

Most people have no idea that this niche exists or that there are thousands of bloggers that regularly purchase from freelance content creators working behind the scenes.

See how this mom was able to retire her husband and stay as a stay-at-home mom working around her own schedule.

You have to see how this works as another mom that I interviewed who does this made $4,000 her first month after she got the proper training! It’s insane, and no one talks about this.

How to get started: Check out the article on How to become a Freelance Content Creator

6. Print on Demand

Print-on-demand is one of the best ways to make money from home because Cassiy Johnson made over $26,000 in ONE MONTH! Yes, we said one month.

Cassiy was watching a YouTube video on different side hustles and they said print on demand was an easy way to make money from home and she ran with it.

Print on Demand is a process where you create designs for products like shirts, mugs, and tote bags for example digitally online using software like Canva.

Then you post them for sale on Etsy using digitally made mockups of the products to show what they will look like once they are printed.

It’s easier than this sounds, check out how Cassidy explains how she does this in our article on How to make money with Print on Demand.

7. Freelance

mom reading a book with her kids on how to start freelancing work

This is the type of Freelancing you are probably used to hearing about:

  • Virtual Assistant
  • Social Media
  • Design Tech
  • Pinterest Management
  • Copywriting or more!

If you’ve ever had an interest in one of these it’s time to pursue it! If you don’t know-how, that’s okay because my friend Micala can help you out.

She was a teacher working 50-60 hours per week earning $2,300 a month. Pre-tax. Absolutely miserable dropping her baby off at daycare every day. She needed to work. And she wanted to work but on her own terms.

She didn’t want to give up extra long morning snuggles or afternoons playing at the park. She wanted it all. Do you want the same?

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. Now she teaches moms how to do the same.

I had an AMAZING interview with her on How to Become a Freelancer Online and she created a free workshop to show you how she did it and how you can too.

Click here to check out her FREE workshop to see if freelancing is right for you.

8. Make money helping put babies to sleep

woman holding sleeping baby

Yes, this really is a thing. Jayne Havens is a stay-at-home mom and she was always getting asked if she could help others get their kids to sleep through the night since she had early success.

She started charging people, and in her first month in business she made $2,400! By the end of her first year in business, she was having $10,000 months!!! And mostly everything is done by email or text.

This is one of the best work from home jobs for moms with babies that you can share your success with others and get paid for it!

Check out my interview with her on how to become a sleep consultant and consider this as a great way to make money from home with your kids by your side.

9. Start a Dog Treat Bakery

dog eating a treat

If you have a dog and you like to bake, this could be a great business for you to start with the kids. 

We interviewed Kristen Larsen who started her bakery and she’s proof that this is not just a little change you could earn. She was earning $4,000 a month!

She says this is definitely something you can do on the side to make $500-$1,000 per month but if you go all in you could have $10,000 months! See how she did it and how you can too in our How to start a dog treat bakery article. 

10. Transcribe

mom sitting at her desk transcribing on her computer

Transcribers 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.

This is another one of those great work from home jobs for moms because you can work around your own schedule as long as you can meet your deadlines.

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? You can 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

11. Tutor

mom sitting on her bed looking at 7 of the Best Online Tutoring Jobs - Make up to $60 per hour!

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? You can earn from $10.50 – $60 per hour.

12. Online Writer

mom working on writing a piece for her online writing job

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 earns OVER $200,000 a year as a Freelance Writer. I didn’t even know that was possible!

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

How much can I make? Holly Johnson said that she thinks it would be 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 has 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

13. Tech Sales

I know this job is not going to be for everyone because it does require being on the phone, BUT if you can be on the phone you should really consider this. We interviewed a mom who was a stay-at-home mom for the last 4 years, after going through a boot camp, she landed a job earning $60,000/yr. base with a commission structure set up to earn her $80,000/yr in her first year.

How do I get started? Atiya went through a boot camp to get her started with the information she needed to know to land her first job. You can hear from her and see what she does on a day-to-day basis to make sure this is something you’d like to do. Click here to watch the interview.

14. Virtual Receptionist

Answer calls and web chats for a variety of businesses and professionals across the US alongside the fun and friendly team at Smith.ai. It’s fast-paced work, so previous phone experience is a must. Applicants will need to be in the US, Canada, or Mexico.

Smith.ai operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose a full-time or part-time schedule. Currently hiring for shifts Monday – Sunday between:

  • 10am – 9pm Eastern
  • 9am – 5pm Central
  • 8am – 4pm Mountain
  • 7am – 3pm Pacific

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  ($11/hour for bilingual English-Spanish receptionists), 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 at Smith.ai Here

15. Life Coach

mom at her desk as a life coach

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 work at home 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 earners you can charge $47 per hour, if you’re targeting higher-income earners 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.

16. Create an Online Store with Drop Shipping

Drop shipping 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:

graph explaining drop shipping

How do I get started? Boss Mom Theo McArthur has had 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

family sitting on a wagon after looking for items to flip from Flea markets and Thrift shops.

Rob from 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 one of 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 show you how to turn your passion for visiting thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets into a profitable reselling business – in as little as 14 days. You can click here to sign up for his workshop.

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. Sell Printables On Etsy

screenshot of a printable made on etsy.

Do you consider yourself to be creative? Do you enjoy browsing Pinterest for ideas? If so, you could make a nice passive income with Printables on Etsy. The best part about printables is that you make a printable ONCE and can earn money from it FOREVER!

You will really want to niche down if you want to make money with printables because it can be so profitable. We know someone earning $8k a MONTH!

How do I get Started? Check out my interview from Boss Mom Julie who is doing this and she takes us through the process on how to get started.

How much can I make? You could easily make a passive income of $500-$1000 per month or more!

I also had a great interview with a mom who’s been wildly successful on Etsy and turned her hobby into a $350,000 business and GROWING in my article on How to Sell on Etsy Successfully.

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 earning six-figures in my How to Become an Interior Designer article.

For this job, it would be good to have someone who could watch the kids while you’re 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, taking quality photos of your work, and asking 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. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator

This is one of the best work from home jobs for moms with no experience because it does not require any training, it does not require you to get on the phone, and you make your own schedule.

As an US Rater you work on your own schedule as long as you can meet the 20 hours a week requirement. The pay is $14+ per hour and you will be evaluating search results from different search engines and rate their relevancy. For more information you can apply here

For other related jobs like this you can check them out in my in my article on How to Work from Home as a Web Search Evaluator

21. Sell Low-Content Books 

I know what you’re thinking, what in the world is this! Don’t worry, I’ll explain but this is one of the best side hustles for moms because you do the work once (while you’re watching Netflix or whatever) and can make money from this every single month.

You create a cover of a book and one interior page. Post it to Amazon KDP and let your work sell. 

I know this doesn’t make sense but we break it down in our article How to make 1000s selling low content books, or you can just watch as we show you how to do this in minutes. 

22. In-Home Childcare

children at an in-home childcare facility.

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 and your local FB mom groups for opportunities to grow your 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 per 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

photography mom working at her desk

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

How do I get started? Take this FREE 1-hour photo class to show you how to make your photos look better than ever before no matter what camera you have! No experience required

Post your best work on your social media networks, you can also:

  • Contact your local real estate agents and offer your services to take professional pictures of their new listings
  • 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 involve providing product or service information. It is a growing trend to hire customer service reps from home–whether it’s for remote weekend jobs or part- to full-time weekday jobs.

You will be required to become well informed about 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 moms who have help or who have kids who 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. Clean Houses

mom working at her cleaning houses job

If you can get someone to watch your kids two days per week you should consider cleaning houses. This job is very flexible as you decide which hours work best for you and it doesn’t cost much to get started.

I have a great article on how to start a cleaning business from someone who does this today. He’s not a mom but he did this to take care of his family part-time and now helps moms start their own business doing this.

How do I get started? Check out my article on how to start a cleaning business for all the information you need to get started.

How much can I make? Ken was earning $1,000 per week and shows you how to do the same part-time.

26. Do Laundry

mom working on making money doing laundry

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.

27. 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 (referral) and if they make a purchase through your link you earn a commission. Most of it is completely passive and that’s why this makes for a great at home job for moms.

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

Bonus Jobs for Moms!

28. 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

29. Take Paid Online Surveys

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 only 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.

30. Use Upwork

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 on Upwork, click here for freelance services you can provide.

31. 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:

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 it has to get compensated somehow for hand-screening each job it posts.

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 you enjoyed this list of at home jobs for moms that you can try out. Experience the best of both worlds by being able to raise your kids and make money from home simultaneously.

Are you in our group? We have a private FB group where our mission is to help you earn a MINIMUM of six figures per year.  If you’d like to join our free Unbound: More than just a mom group, fill out the form here.

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  1. 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!

    1. 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.

      1. This is very thorough list for mom jobs..I have a 4 month baby I was worried about how to manage both kid and office .This gave me some confidence I will try on these.
        Thank you ..nice blog

  2. 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

  3. 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!

    1. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

      1. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Hi
    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.

    1. 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.

  7. 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?

    1. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Monique Thomas

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

    1. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

    1. 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.

  12. Max,

    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,

  13. 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.


    1. 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.

  14. 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……………

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

    1. 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.

  18. 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!

    1. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

    1. Hello, im a stay at home mom of two toddlers and i find myself looking at multiple websites and applying to work remotely but i need something thats non phone since my kids are so small i cannot to it that way. Do you have a link to another blog about that???

      1. I mention things on here that don’t require getting on the phone like transcription, search evaluator, in home childcare, proofreading, writing, etc. do any of those things interest you?

  21. I share some customer service companies above that are normally always hiring. You could create a blog on reviewing products and make some great money in affiliate sales. I bought an ebook that could really help you with this idea, I can share it with you if interested.

  22. 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.

  23. 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;)

  24. 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.

  25. Hi, great info here on this site. I’m a dad of three and trying to wrap my head around working from home. There is a sense of stability and comfort working for an employer 9-5 (more like 10-16 some days lol). but seriously my goal build so my family can thrive and not have a home with missing in action dad and husband who works two jobs. It’s sad when your wife breaks down in tears because even though there are some limited extra provisions being made, but your presence is what’s missing! My biggest dilemma finding the right fit and following through. Available time is always in high demand . I will really be trying read this article with fine tuned detail. I never afraid of a challenge but being on the other end of your success can seem a little taxing. Hope all continues moving in the right direction for you, your family and following. Happy holidays and take care

  26. Nicole M Maysey

    There is a wealth of information on here, very thorough.
    I didn’t know you were holding you beautiful baby. How absolutely sweet and precious. I love seeing this, just proves Moms can be successful working and raising their precious families.

  27. I love how much helpful content you have for moms!

    I just had my 2nd baby and decided that I wanted to stay at home with her since I didn’t get the chance with my 1st one so I can definitely relate to you. I never thought about having a blog but the more I think about it the more I think that it’s a good idea.

    I need to give myself a schedule and stick to it to make this a reality. How soon after starting your blog did you make any income? Was your traffic from your social media?

  28. Thank you so much for posting this article and helping take the guess work out of the endless searches that would have taken place. I appreciate that you went above and beyond to add more than 25 helpful ideas with wonderful details on what to expect to make roughly, what it entails, and the hyperlinks to other helpful information. I am at that point that I am looking, but wondered what my options are as a stay at home, homeschooling mom of 2 young children.

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