Work From Home Jobs For Moms
I quit my full-time job after I had my first baby. The idea of being away from her from 6:30am-6pm killed me and I just couldn’t do it. I found a way to work two part-time jobs which allowed me to spend more time with her. I was able to set my own hours and it was better than my full-time job. Pay wasn’t as great, but we only had one child at the time so we managed fine. Once I had my second daughter, things changed! We decided it was best if I only worked my one part-time job or stayed home altogether. I really wanted to stay home but I knew financially things would be difficult for us. My gut told me that I could find a good job working from home, yet I had no idea how. I loved writing and researched as much as I could about what I could do using my writing ability to make money. I was able to get a few “newbie writer” jobs once I knew how to write online. (You can read all about where to start as a new writer and freelance writing jobs for newbies in my post here) After that, things just snowballed from there. Once I was doing freelance writing, I discovered so many more ways to make money from home! I now have 3 daughters and am able to make a great income working from the comfort of my own home! Here is a list of work from home jobs you can do that are great for moms and don’t require phone calls! We all know once we pick up that phone, our children need us for something and it’s so hard to talk! These jobs allow you to set your own schedule, be your own boss in some cases, and contribute to your family financially all while being home and raising your children!
~Social Media Consultant/Social Media Evaluator
Do you enjoy social media? Do you have all the apps on your phone and know how to work every social media platform that’s hot at the moment? Then being a Social Media Consultant is the job for you! You can do this as a freelance position and schedule your own hours, or work for a company. If you don’t have any experience but want to get your foot in the door, the best way is by asking a friend or family member who has a business, to run their social media platforms for them or be an admin for just one of their platforms. This will help you gain some experience and allow you to use their names as a reference on your resume to get you hired for more work. A Social Media Evaluator is a little different from a consultant but it’s an entry level position and can lead you to more Social Media jobs in the future. Big companies are too busy to handle their own social media platforms so they outsource to people like you! Here are a few companies and job boards that are always looking to hire Social Media Consultants or Evaluators. APPEN, ICUC, TIME ETC, Ignite, Indeed, Upwork, Leapforce, Lionbridge, Yelp, Belay, and LinkedIn is always hiring social media consultants and managers!
~Ads Quality Rater
An Ads Rater is a person who knows a thing or two about computers and software and is able to effectively rate ads on different programs for various websites. They provide feedback on text and web pages. Ad Raters work remotely and can normally schedule their own hours as well. This is a great part-time job for those that love computers and only have a few hours to spare a day. Being an Ads Rater can also give you experience for more jobs similar to this. Check out these companies that hire ad quality raters: Zero Chaos, Appen, Flex Jobs, Indeed, Google
A moderator is a person who moderates an internet forum or social media platform for a business and oversees all communication activities. Moderators must follow strict guidelines to make sure platforms and other internet communications are legal. How can one become a moderator? There is a great course that you can take which covers all bases of moderation and once certified will help you get a position with one of the top leading moderation companies. Moderation Gateway offers an online course that will get you certified and ready to moderate for big businesses. Moderators can normally set their own schedules and almost always work from home. This job is becoming more and more popular since there are many social media platforms starting up each day. A great way to make money and still be able to stay at home with your children. Here are companies that hire moderators: The Social Element, ICUC, Crisp Thinking, Modsquad, Liveworld, Lithium.
A transcriptionist is a person who converts speech into written or electronic text document. The speech can either be recorded or live depending on the company you work for. There are different types of transcriptionists, general, legal, and medical. This can be a great career for someone interested in this field and can also make a decent amount of money! Starting off as a general transcriptionist is a good way to learn the basics and then later on train to be a medical transcriptionist to advance your career. This job is something that is only possible to do while your children are sleeping. I looked into this many years ago and thought it sounded great but realized I needed to do a lot of listening and my house is never quiet so it just didn’t work out for me. However, you are able to set your own schedule so this could be great for some moms, just wasn’t an option for me. Transcriptionist can make really good money once they know what they are doing! For people interested in this field and just starting out, you may want to try one of these companies that will test your skills and see where you can fit within their company. TranscribeMe, Rev, Tigerfish, Crowdsurf, Quicktate
~Medical & Billing Coder-
We’ve all heard of this one but I thought I’d add it to this list anyway. This really is a great job to do from home and still be with your kids. A medical & billing coder is someone who goes over medical and records and documents and assigns codes based on a universal coding system which is used to reimburse claims for insurance purposes. If you already have some type of health/medical background, then this is the job for you! To be a medical/billing coder, you need to have at least an associates degree or some credentials in coding. Whatever school you choose to get your medical coding certificate, make sure it is accredited by either American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). These jobs are in high demand and there are many companies that offer these positions. Check out the job boards on Flexjobs, Indeed, Linkedin, and companies Humana, Maxim, Precyse, MRA, TCN, and Lexicode.
~Pinterest Virtual Assistant –
Yes, this is an actual job so if you love Pinterest, then I’d advice you to look into to this! This is fairly new but since Pinterest has become so huge (and let’s face it, who doesn’t love Pinterest) this job will become more demanding. Pinterest Virtual Assistant falls into the social media consulting/virtual assistant category but I added this separate because it’s slightly different and I believe one that will be in high demand soon. Many business owners are too busy to take the time to promote their business on Pinterest and learn how to use it. There are PVA courses you can take to add to your resume to help you. There is a lot to learn about Pinterest and this course here by HorkeyHandbook can prepare you for all you need to know! This course will give you the confidence to gain clients and make a great career out of doing what you love! Adding this to your resume is a bonus when searching for a Pinterest VA job! Check out job openings for PVA here: Upwork, LinkedIn, Indeed
I will warn you that a virtual assistant is probably the one job on here that you may need your phone occasionally, depending on your clients. A virtual assistant is a highly skilled professional who provides administrative, technical, and/or creative business support services remotely. Okay, but really, what do they actually do? They can do pretty much everything. Think of them as someone who can do bookkeeping, event planning, web/graphic design, social media consulting, marketing support of any kind, scheduling, pretty much your right-hand, go-to person that knows your company in and out and what you need to keep it running smooth. Virtual assistants are in high demand today because companies need someone to handle many aspects of their business, instead of just one. This is where the virtual assistants shine. You can learn more about becoming a virtual assistant here. There are so many companies hiring for virtual assistants and the best places to find work is on Upwork, LinkedIn, Indeed, CareerBuilder, FlexJobs, Virtualassistantjobs TimeETC, or BELAY
Oh, freelance writing is how I got my career started and I am so happy I did! If you are a writer like me but are just starting out and don’t know where to begin, then I advise you to read my post here that helps out new writers and where to find jobs. If you are brand new and have absolutely no idea where to start with writing online, then I suggest you learn on Hubpages and slowly go from there. Freelance writing is an awesome way to make extra money and there are so many companies looking for writers! Big companies don’t have the time to write posts for their blogs or edit their websites, that’s when they outsource to people like you! If you love to write and are a mom, it’s such a great job because there are so many freelance positions available and you can write in the morning before the kids wake up, during nap time, and then again when they go to bed (depending on how much the kids wore you out that day). You can easily make $500-$1000 a month with writing gigs once you get good at it! Again, if you are just starting out and looking for writing jobs, check out my post here. If you already have some experience then I’d suggest checking out LinkedIn, UpWork, Indeed, Freelancer.
The world of blogging is amazing and honestly, I had no idea you could earn a full-time income from blogging until this past year! Yes, if you love writing and have great ideas on helping others or want to write about topics such as DIY projects, cooking, cleaning tips, motherhood, or any other topic, then starting a blog is the best thing you can do. Be patient, it may take time to make any income from your blog, but you CAN make money and in some cases, you can make a lot of money blogging! It is also a great way to make some passive income as well. Starting a blog is easy! It only takes a few minutes and you can start a blog for just $3.95 a month! That’s one of the cheapest business start up plans around! Using a self-hosted website like Bluehost can help guide you through the process and give you the platform you need to start your own blog and start making money! You must use a self-hosted site in order to make money from blogging. If you choose to blog on Blogger or WordPress.com then you are not able to monetize your blog. This completely confused me years ago. Blogging is a very inexpensive way to start your own business. The best part is choosing your own theme! You can go with a free theme and customize it any way you like, or pick a Premium theme. At first, I went with the free theme but after looking around, I knew I wanted something different because I really wanted my blog to become my business so I needed more options. I also didn’t know much about coding at the time so I searched high and low and fell in love with Bluchic’s feminine themes. They had so many beautiful themes available but once I saw their Adelle theme, I knew I had to have it! If you love my theme, you can get the same one for yourself right here! Blogging is a hidden gem which can lead you to so many other opportunities if you are dedicated! If you have a lot to say then don’t waste anymore time and start a blog today! (Yes, I like to rhyme too 😜 ) For more step-by-step details on how to start a money making blog, click here!
If you have a teaching degree but would rather work from your home rather than in a school setting then there are many options available for you. Even if you aren’t a teacher but enjoy tutoring, there are many companies/schools to choose from. Most of these jobs pay around $20 an hour depending on your experience. So, if you loved teaching but want to stay home with your little ones, you can have the best of both worlds now! Check out these companies that hire teachers, professors, and online tutors! Eduwizards, BrainMass, Aim-For-A-Tutoring, Capella University, Connections Academy, eTutorWorld, Homework Tutoring, and AdmissionsConsultants which hires people with admissions experience to work from home.
Website Testers or User Testers can earn anywhere from $10-$15 for just 15 min of work! Not too bad! Testers must be internet savvy and in most cases speak fluent English. This job is great because you can do it in 15-20 minute increments right from the comfort of your home. You can easily make your own schedule and pick up as much work as you can handle. Here are some companies that hire website testers: Userfeel, UserTesting, Userlytics, UserZoom, uTest, and TestingTime
These careers can help you make a great income while raising your children and never missing any of their milestones! You will obviously need a computer and internet access in order to work for any of these companies. Hope I was able to help a few moms out! If any of you have anymore suggestions I can add, please let me know!
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