Popular Jobs for Stay at Home Moms
In our current society, working as a mother is the rule rather than the exception. 70 percent of moms with children under 18 work and more than 75 percent of those moms have full-time jobs. For 40 percent of U.S. households with children under 18, mothers are the primary or sole earners. Making money while working as a full-time mom is a formidable task, but can benefit your family’s quality of life.
Here are some suggestions on ways to earn money from home. Many of which require internet access, but almost all have an extremely low startup cost and require very little schooling.
We all have received calls from telemarketers, typically trying to sell a bundled internet and cable package or deals for alternatives to gas and electricity. Though telemarketers get the phone hung up on them often, they can earn a decent sum of money right from home.
The training is simple, and the entry barrier is low. Qualifications include a thick skin, friendly demeanor, and a willingness to solicit donations, conduct surveys, and sell products.
Look on websites such as Glassdoor, Upwork, Indeed, Monster, and Flexjobs to find telemarketing gigs.
Virtual tutoring is great for moms that need a flexible schedule and want to use their expertise in certain subjects or test preparation from their own homes. Mediums that virtual tutors include Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts, and other social media platforms.
Tutoring does not require an in-state teaching certification, but most companies want to see a bachelor’s degree in your resume, along with some experience in the subject you wish to tutor. Search online for companies hiring virtual tutors and give it a try! Tutors are always in high-demand, especially in our current academia-centered society. Specific jobs can include ACT/SAT preparation, math, sciences (earth, physical, chemistry, physics), English (critical reading and reading comprehension), writing essays, and ESL.
One of the faster growing opportunities that stay at home moms are taking advantage of is starting your own business as a network marketer. Becoming a network marketing involves becoming a representative for a company, selling their products or services to contacts and ultimately inviting others to start a similar business. Opportunities like this exist in companies such as Avon and Kyani.
A transcriber types out a script for a living. Though it sounds simple, transcribing requires accurate and fast typing skills. MS Word, good headphones, and good processing software are important for this job.
This job may sound like basic typing, but it requires time and concentration. This job would be suitable for a mom with close relatives nearby willing to look after the kids.
A babysitter has many roles, like picking kids up from school, helping them with homework, bathing the kids, and making dinner. While working as a full-time babysitter with kids of your own at home may be impossible, consider working as a part-time babysitter.
If you want to avoid the hassle of running a daycare business out of your home, stick to simple part-time babysitting. Make sure not to burn yourself out.
To advertise your services, try to put up posters where kids and parents frequent. Also, consider the power of advertising through word of mouth. Consider leveraging the babysitting market with websites like Urbansitter.com, Sittercity.com, and Care.com.
Virtual assistants perform remote tasks across a variety of industries, but the essence of the job is administrative. Arranging catering, booking travel, maintaining a calendar, and other tasks might be included in a virtual assistant’s duties.
A simple search for virtual assistant jobs online could turn up great results. Look up websites like Upwork, Remote.co, FlexJobs, Freelancer.com, and ZipRecruiter to get some ideas for employment.