Looking to stay at home and make money? Whether you’re a stay at home parent or spouse, you may be interested in ways to earn an income part-time.
Being a stay-at-home mom is one of the most rewarding jobs and it’s something I longed for when my son was young. I wanted to be there when he came home from school at be able to attend field trips. Living on one income has always been a financial challenge for us so while I never got to be a stay-at-home mom, I found ways to start working from home full time and enjoyed a flexible schedule when my son was in first grade.
Over the years, I’ve researched and written about tons of legitimate work at home jobs for moms or dads. In the blog post, I’ve narrowed down some of the best stay at home mom jobs for 2023 and how to get started.
1. Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant job is perfect for stay at home moms who need flexible hours and want to make an income from home. A virtual assistant or VA is someone who performs tasks that help support a small business, blogger, or entrepreneur in various ways. All your work can be done from a computer whether it’s:
- Scheduling appointments
- Conducting research
- Responding to emails
- Data entry
- Blog management
- Social media management
- And more
You don’t need a lot of training or a degree to find success as a VA. This is an in-demand job since people are always looking for help completing various tasks for their business. I’ve been doing VA work since 2015 and find that a lot of my clients are willing to train me to complete certain tasks. They just want and need someone who’s willing to help and learn new things.
It’s important to narrow down your niche and figure out who your ideal clients are and which services you want to specialize in. Niching down will help you find paying work with good clients quicker. This also helps you get better at a particular skill and specialize in something.
How to Find Virtual Assistant Jobs:
Believe it or not, social media is a great place to start. You can market your services and reach out to small businesses or bloggers who may need help. Also, consider using some of these job boards and sites to get started:
Check out my resource below with more tips for getting started as a VA.
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2. Freelance Writer
If you’re looking for stay at home mom jobs and have writing skills, why not put those skills to use and make money as a freelance writer? All you need is a computer and internet access. Then, you’ll be able to write articles, blog posts, press releases, or even books from the comfort of your own home.
As many people already know, I became a freelance writer shortly after starting this blog. I’ve always loved writing and thought I’d give it a try since I saw so many bloggers had become successful with freelance writing.
I hired a coach and set a goal to earn $1,000 per month. At first, it seemed nearly impossible to earn this much. But, I focused on improving my writing, narrowing down my niche, and pitching the right people. In just a few months, I reached that $1,000 per month goal (see my income report).
It wasn’t long until I started earning $3,500+ per month as a freelance writer – all while still working my FT job. I’m September 2016, I left my FT job to work from home as a freelance writer and 7 years later…. I’m still going strong.
How to Find Freelance Writing Jobs
Whether you’re waning to want to earn $1,000 per month or more, you can definitely reach these goals as a freelance writer. I have tons of resources and tips to help you. Below are some of my favorite places to find writing jobs along with proven strategies I’ve used.
- Problogger Job Board
- Start your own blog – Yes! If you enjoy writing, there are so many benefits to starting your own blog to leverage for paid freelance writing gigs. I honestly believe the that fact I had a blog helped me land more gigs in the beginning when I didn’t have a ton of experience. People could easily see that I was writing online and my blog posts served as writing samples.
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If you have an academic background, tutoring might be right up your alley. You can work with students of different ages online or in person and help them achieve better grades in their classes. This job requires patience and knowledge, but can be very rewarding (and lucrative!)
I recently just hired a tutor for my son actually. He needed help with math, and we found someone to tutor him weekly for $35 per hour. He accomplishes a lot with that tutor in 1 hour. This made me think how lucrative and flexible this income stream could be for a stay ay home parent.
How to Find Tutoring Jobs
The internet is going to be your best friend when trying to find tutoring jobs. You don’t have to offer tutoring sessions solely online. Rather, use the internet to connect with people in your local area and book gigs.
If you prefer to tutor online or in person, clearly state this or just leave the option up to the client. Either way, once you connect with someone willing to hire you, it’s easy to set up an appointment at a local library or coffee shop.
4. Customer Service Representative
A customer service representative job is perfect for stay at home moms who want flexible hours and don’t need a lot of experience. You’ll be responsible for answering customer calls and helping them with their inquiries or complaints.
Customer service jobs are not as flexible as other work from home options. Still, you may be able to choose your own shift or be able to work early mornings, evenings, or weekends. Most jobs also provide paid training as well as equipment. All you need is a solid WiFi connection and a phone if the job requires it.
How to Find Remote Customer Service Jobs
Not all customer service jobs require you to talk on the phone. Some jobs invole live chat or email support so you don’t have to worry about having a quiet home all the time which can be touch with kids around. Here are some leads on virtual customer service job opportunities as well as companies that often hire for this position.
5. Social Media Manager
Social media management work is one of the best stay at home mom jobs if you have an eye for design and love to stay on top of social media marketing trends. As a social media manager, you’ll be responsible for managing a company’s social media accounts, creating posts and engaging with followers.
You can consider taking a social media management course on Udemy or a similar platform for training. However, some of your most valuable experience will be learned on the job. If you have a blog, you can create a case study by trying to grow your own social media platform for your blog.
Or, reach out to other bloggers or creators to help them with social media. Local businesses in your area may even be willing to hire you for social media help as well.
Other Places to Find Social Media Management Jobs
6. Do Laundry with SudShare
Most people I know don’t like to do laundry or put it off until the last minute. But, what if you could get paid to do laundry? SudShare is a national laundry service that pays you to do other people’s laundry.
You’ll be responsible for washing, drying, and folding the laundry. It’s really what simple. How it works is you sign up and watch some of the short videos. Then, you can start accepting jobs in your local area.
You’ll need transportation to pick the laundry up and drop it back off to the customer the following day. If you have your own washer and dryer, you can clean the clothing at home. You can also drop the clothes off at a local laundromat but paying to wash can eat into your earnings.
Expect to earn around $20 per hour with SudShare. SudShare also allows you to cash out your earnings two days but some people can qualify for an instant payout. This concept really intrigued me and I found out some people are earning around $2,000 per month doing laundry.
The minimum order amount is $15 so you’ll earn at least this much per order plus tips and bonuses. This is such a flexible “job” that you can do while you’re spending time with your kids, cooking, or doing other tasks around the house.
7. Resell Items
One of the easiest ways to earn extra money is by reselling items from your home. Most Americans have way too much stuff to begin with. Once you start combing through all your unused or unwanted items, you may be able to earn a few hundred extra dollars.
Try selling some of your furniture or larger items locally on the Facebook Marketplace or Offer Up. For electronics, consider getting bids from buyback sites like Decluttr and Buyback Boss. Buyback Boss is a site that will purchases old smartphone devices.
Once you’re done selling items from your home, you can start flipping used items you find at thrift stores, garage stores, and other sales. Flipping gently used items to sell for a profit can be a great flexible side hustle. Research which items seem to be most popular to resell and start testing out different strategies to learn what works best for you.
Also, utilize this article below as a resource if you’re looking to sell things on Amazon or eBay.
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These stay at home mom jobs are perfect for moms who want to make money without sacrificing quality time with their families. With no prior experience required, you can get started right away on launching your own flexible income stream from home.
Which one of these stay at home mom jobs is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
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