30+ Stay at Home Mom Jobs that Pay Well
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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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Click here to check out her FREE workshop to see if freelancing is right for you.
8. Make money helping put babies to sleep
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
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.
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
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
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.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
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.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Retirement plans
- Cash bonuses
- Weekly pay
How do I get started? Apply at Smith.ai Here
15. 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?
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:
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
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
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.
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.
22. In-Home Childcare
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.
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:
- Hilton – $10 – $21 per hour
- Apple – $13- $19 per hour
- Amazon – $11 per hour
- For more positions check out our recommended chat operator jobs
25. Clean Houses
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
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:
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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.
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