Many of my readers are stay-at-home moms who want to make money from home. If that’s you, today’s post should be a big help! Whether you’re looking for ways to replace your previous income, supplement the family budget, or just have some extra spending money, there are tons of awesome jobs for stay-at-home moms.
As a stay-at-home mom, it can be deeply frustrating to try to sort through all of the information out there about online work opportunities. Finding the right opportunity for you may take time but with some work, you can learn how to make money as a stay-at-home mom.
When you think about making money from home, one of the first things you need to decide is how much you want to make and how much time you have to give it. There’s a big difference between looking a full-time at-home job, running your own business on your own schedule, and doing one-off tasks that pay a little bit here and there. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do at each of these levels of “commitment.”
Great Stay-at-Home Moms Jobs
Many of the at-home jobs you hear about are very job-like in nature. When contracting with one of the big companies hiring remote workers, you'll often have a set schedule or at least be required to work a certain number of hours per week with a schedule you create. The benefits of contracting with one of these work-at-home jobs is that there is often no investment or marketing involved as there would be when starting your own business.
So many companies hire remote workers today, including big names you likely know; American Express, Apple, Enterprise and more. A few industries to consider when looking for a work-at-home j-o-b.
1. Telecommute for Your Current Employer
This is the easiest option – if you can make it happen. More and more employers are giving their workers the freedom to do their jobs from home, so ask your boss about this possibility.
Even if you cannot convince your boss to let you telecommute full-time, you may be able to work from home several days a week. That part-time telecommuting can cut your commuting expenses in half and give you additional freedom and flexibility, all without giving up your full-time paycheck.
2. Work as a Virtual Assistant
If you have experience as a secretary or an administrative assistant, you might be able to find work as a virtual assistant. These indispensable online workers do everything administrative assistants do, from setting up appointments to booking travel for their bosses. The difference is they do it online, and from the comfort of their homes. There are several companies that hire virtual assistants:
Belay hires part-time and full-time work from home positions. Currently, they are only considering candidates that are have full daytime availability (Monday-Friday during working business hours). These positions include executive assistants, bookkeepers, and web specialists. If you prefer part-time work, continue checking their website for updates, or consider one of the below companies.
To begin the application process, click the apply now button on their website and complete the assessment process. Once you are approved, they will match you with your ideal client.
Boldly, (previously known as Worldwide 101) provides premium subscription staffing to small and medium-size businesses around the world. They are 100% remote, offer a flexible workday, provide ongoing mentorship and learning, and offer paid holidays and parental leave.
They are currently hiring for executive assistants, market & social media specialists, project managers, and paralegals. Positions start at 20 hours per week, with the opportunity to become full-time based on performance. Pay ranges between $20 to $22 per hour based upon skills, experience and seniority.
If you are flexible and looking to provide part-time work from home, look no further! Time Etc. is hiring Virtual Assistants with at least 2-3 years of experience as an assistant, to do jobs such schedule management, travel management, document editing, content writing, and other tasks.
They will provide you with consistent work, pay, and support from the comfort of your own home. Set your own schedule and earn $11 starting pay. Apply today!
3. Act as a Remote Customer Service Representative
More and more companies are outsourcing their calls centers to remote workers. Anytime you call to place an order or get technical help, you may be speaking with an at-home rep. True story!
At-home customer service positions are some of the most plentiful work-at-home jobs and where many people get their start. These companies are frequently hiring. Most also offer a set hourly rate making them an attractive option for those that need a steady paycheck. Some even offer benefits!
One thing to note, is that these gigs typically require a quiet work environment. If you have little ones not yet in school, you may need to work only during naptime or after the kids go to bed. Many moms are doing it. You just need to develop a schedule that accommodates both your job and your family.
In addition to those “as seen on TV” sales roles, you will also find companies from every industry outsourcing to remote workers:
American Express is currently hiring remote employees for concierge services such as customer care, and travel agents. All of their work-from-home positions hire you as an employee. A major benefit! That means that you will have access to great employee benefits, as well as competitive base pay.
Apple is hiring At-Home Advisors and Chat Agents, as apart of their customer service wing. You will be taking customer inquiries, troubleshooting technical issues, answering questions, and solving problems.
Compensation ranges from $14-$16 per hour, and you will have access to paid time off, product discounts, and an employee discount package, even if you are only working part-time!
Alorica is currently hiring employees to work as customer service agents from home. That’s right. Employees. You will be paid your local minimum wage and have access to both medical and dental insurance! Of course, you get all of the other benefits of working at home – no commute, no dress code, and all the privacy you could want.
You must have a quiet home office to quality, as well as a reliable email address, and phone. Before being hired, you must pass their application process and pay for a background check.
You may want to consider working as an independent contractor for Working Solutions. They have a number of remote jobs available at any given time. As an independent contractor, you will be able to set your own schedule.
If you live within 1.5 hours from Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Reno or Tulsa, you could qualify for a position as a customer service representative with Williams-Sonoma! These remote positions provide assistance to customers by way of placing orders, processing returns, locating products, and setting up deliveries.
These seasonal positions are listed online by location, because they require you to come into their offices for meetings and trainings on occasion with advance notice. At the time of writing this post, they are advertising pay of $12 per hour. Overtime will likely be available.
Training for these positions is paid, and beings soon. Apply today!
Earn up to $25 per hour from home taking inbound sales calls without a landline! NexRep is hiring independent contractors as inbound sales representatives. You will have the ability to set your own hours, work from your home, and develop your customer service business in your own fashion.
Pay starts at $13 per hour, but productive agents are earning around $25! Begin the application process by filling out a series of questions broken down into sections on an online portal. If your application demonstrates that you have what they are looking for, then you will be invited to set up an appointment for a phone assessment. Finally, you’ll be offered a contract and given information on how to sign up for their next certification class.
KellyConect is offering temporary and temp-to-hire positions in a variety of fields including Creative Services, Education, Contact Center, Healthcare, Law, Information Technology, Electronic Assembly, Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Office, Science and Engineering.
The salary range for positions ranges from $13 to $15 per hour based upon skill set and scope of support. The pay scale increases from there as the position level advances. KellyConnect also offers employees performance-based incentives, earned paid time off and career advancement opportunities.
Xerox has been offering greater job flexibility to their employees with their Virtual Office Program for the past 30 years! Join work-from-home team, by applying for positions such as Customer Care, Tech Support, Da