Whether you are looking for a temporary solution or for ongoing income, there are some great opportunities to earn $1,000 per month on YOUR terms. These options allow for optimum flexibility so you still have time to enjoy the kids’ ballgames and date night.
Part-Time Work at Home Jobs
Transcription – In this position you are transcribing an audio file into text. Most companies pay by the audio minute which means your rates can vary depending on how long it takes you to transcribe the file. There are a few companies that hire with no previous experience.
Medical Transcription – This type of transcription deals specifically with medical information. You may be transcribing things like a doctor’s audio notes. Formal training is required to work in medical transcription. CareerStep is a reliable place to attain that. The below companies regularly hire work at home transcribers. CareerStep also assists in graduate placement.
Medical Billing or Coding – In this position you will be entering patient information for billing purposes. Again, a formal education is required. We recommend CareerStep. Most of these positions are available on a local level – clinics, hospitals, etc.
Remote Call Center – Customer service work is plentiful in the work at home world. Companies hire for everything from taking flower orders to IT support. Some positions are seasonal but may lead to permanent or full-time opportunities.
Travel-Related Customer Service – Many soon-to-be work at home agents come from a travel background, or would simply like to. There are a number of ways to feed your travel bug working with customers to plan vacations and book reservations.
Online Tutoring – Do you have a teaching background? There are several companies that hire tutors to perform remote teaching.
Search Engine Evaluation – If you are internet-savvy you may be a perfect fit for search evaluation. In this position you are providing search engines with feedback on the relevancy and quality of results that are provided when a web surfer performs a search.
Virtual Assistant – There are quite a few people that would eventually like to transition into self-employment but they aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into getting their own clients just yet. There are a number of companies that hire freelance subcontractors for things like general virtual assistance, social marketing and more. For the virtual assistants:
Social Media Manager – Do you know your way around forums and the latest social media platforms? Almost every company can benefit from having an online presence but most don’t have the time or budget to hire someone in-house. That means they turn to remote jobs to handle the day-to-day moderation and customer service issues.
Freelance Writer – If you have great grammar and internet research skills, there is plenty of online content writing available. Check out Gina’s great course 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success.
Accounting – This is another position that requires a formal education in most cases but many women have an accounting background. You can also learn more about starting a bookkeeping business here.
Looking for additional work-at-home job opportunities? I highly recommend FlexJobs which offers high quality, researched leads daily.
Part-Time Home Business Ideas
While many of the above positions can be turned into freelance service businesses, there are several other home business options perfectly suited for part-time.
Seller/Reseller – While we used to think of online sellers as strictly those creating handcrafted items to sell in estores, that’s no longer the case. Many people today make a good living reselling things they pick up at garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets and more.
Direct Sales – This is one of my favorite business options as there is minimal investment and training is often provided. Most companies today provide consultants with a website and other online marketing materials as well.
Local Business Ideas
Don’t just look online when it comes to part-time home business options. You can also go local, and often have less competition!
Uber – This is an awesome opportunity for those who love meeting new people and driving around town. If you have reliable transportation, you could earn some pretty good money driving people to their next destination.
Healthy Homemade – The health and artisan industries are huge right now. That opens the door to those making soaps, all-natural foods, and even selling essential oils through direct sales companies like Young Living.
Child Care – Don’t think child care businesses are all about full-time care. Consider offering special outing or weekend services – times when regular child care isn’t so readily available. And last minute calls? Always at a premium.
Fitness Industry – While we may be in the midst of holiday feasting right now, come January 1 everyone is going to want to drop any extra pounds fast. If you have a background in nutrition or fitness consider offering weight loss consulting or fitness coaching. Team Beachbody even offers a replicated business model for those wanting to become fitness coaches part-time.
Budget Consultant – In just a few short weeks people are also going to start worrying about how to pay off holiday debt. If personal finance is your specialty consider offering one-on-one consulting, group speaking gigs, or even specialty classes like couponing. Many local libraries or coffee shops are open to allowing this type of gathering if you have a bit of an expert reputation in town. Ether is a site that will allow you to get paid for sharing advice with others. Check out this post on The Penny Hoarder for more information.
Handywoman and Housecleaning Services – While housecleaning is a tried and true – and always in demand – home business idea, don’t overlook domestic repairs and duties just because you are a lady. You can decorate, hang lights, do minor household repairs just like a man. There are even franchise opportunities available through companies like http://www.mrhandyman.com/. TaskRabbit is also a great place to pick up one-off tasks.
Blogger – If you aren’t pressed for immediate income, starting a blog can be a great way to earn a part-time income. My success can be attributed to two great programs; Building a Framework and Elite Blog Academy.
New to The Work at Home Wife?
Working at home successfully is all about maximizing your online time for profits. If you are new to my site, I highly recommend the below opportunities and resources.
- Ebates – I love, love, love Ebates. It’s not unusual for me to earn $300 to $1,000 per month in cash back bonuses and referring my friends. And, the program is free! They will even give you a $10 gift card just for signing up (and so will you).
- Swagbucks – This program has come a long way from its earn-for-search beginning. Today you can earn SB for completing surveys, watching videos and more. Redeem your SB (aka Swagbucks) for cash or gift cards. (Members redeem approximately 7,000 gift cards per day!) Get a $5 signup bonus when you earn 2500 SB in your first 3 months.
- Ibotta - This nifty little app can help you earn money doing something you have to do anyway - grocery shopping. It's kind of like coupons, but instead of money off at the counter, you get cash back on select items each week. You can take your rebate by PayPal in cash or use it to purchase gift cards at great merchants like Amazon. They also have an amazing referral program. Get $10 for every two friends you refer! If you sign up through my referral link, you will get another $10 bonus when you redeem your first rebate.
- Start a Blog – Blogging is what pays my bills these days. It’s not too difficult to start a blog on the side and it’s not expensive either. Learn how you can get your first month of hosting for only a penny in the above link. Already have a blog? Learn 7 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Income here.
- FlexJobs – This is my go-to job board for high-quality job leads. The listings are always researched and always telecommute. No scams!