Unfortunately, we don’t all have the luxury of being a stay at home mom. Or maybe we do. Being able to work at home just takes a little thinking outside the box. I’ve been working from home for years now, so these work at home job ideas for moms are some I’ve even done myself over the years. A work at home job means you make your own schedule, which allows for all of the “mom responsibilities” like grocery shopping, doctor appointments, and even homeschooling to happen on a schedule that works for you and your family. The freedom that a work at home job provides can be endless.
Check out some of the work at home job ideas for moms below to see if one would fit your situation!
- Be an online seller. It doesn’t take much experience to do this, and you will learn as you go along. You can start by selling things you already have around the house – doubles of things you got at the baby shower, your older kids clothes, and anything else you have laying around that you’re not using. Chances are, there is a market for it. Search garage sales as well. If you find something you’d buy, someone else would too. Negotiate a great price and resell it!
- Turn your hobby into a business. Maybe you’re good at making dollhouses. You can make them and sell them. Have a green thumb? Start a business teaching others to garden. Do you love to plan parties? Party planner is a great career. Fitness buff? Rent a space somewhere local and teach a few classes each week. If you can craft something, what about opening an Etsy store?
- Direct sales. How many Pampered Chef, Scentsy, and Lia Sophia parties have you been invited to over the years? The right person can make a killing doing direct sales. Talk to your friends and do some research – there are hundreds of companies that you can work for. Some people like to do more than one. Depending on the company, a few parties a week can make you a full time income.
- Customer service. As technology evolves, more and more companies are turning to telecommuting because it saves them the overhead of the cubicles. If you have experience in office work, do a search for companies with telecommuting positions available. Note: If you have to pay them to apply, it’s probably a scam.
- Babysitting or Day Care. If you have the space and love children, a day care or babysitting service might be your dream job. Contrary to babysitting when you were a teenager, the rates are much better now, especially if you are CPR certified. Find out what local regulations you have, though. Each state has different rules on how many children you can keep in your care.
With a little creativity and a lot of hard work, you can make a living from home. The key is persistence and patience. In most cases, you won’t make full time pay in your first couple of months, but if you keep at it, it’s possible to make just as much at home as you did going to work full time.