As a stay at home mom, you’ve already got a full-time job. In fact, your job probably starts around 6 am and doesn’t end until you go to sleep late at night! That doesn’t change the fact that your family could probably use the extra income, though.
It can be incredibly hard to find the time to work outside the home, especially because your time is already stretched thin, but even more so if you’re not able to find childcare. The solution is obviously to find a remote position that you can work from home, but trying to find that elusive job might seem impossible. There are plenty of scams and schemes to wade through out there!
The best way to find legitimate work-from-home positions is to know what you’re looking for. Here is a list of remote positions to help you pick some job options that may match your skill set, to get you started on your job search!
If you love kids and can handle more, in-home childcare would be a great fit.
Full-Time In-Home Daycare – requires minimal training, but certifications can make you more credible. This option also gives your kids extra friends to play with all day!
Babysitter – Along the same lines as doing in-home daycare, it doesn’t require training but certifications can be helpful in finding customers.
If you’re proficient with a keyboard and can type at least 40 WPM, here are some good job options.
Data Entry – Training is minimal, but you’ll likely need to prove that you’ve got quick typing skills with minimal mistakes to get the job.
Legal, Medical, or Law Enforcement Transcriptionist – For all three of these kinds of transcriptionists, you’ll need to be able to listen and type quickly at the same time with minimal mistakes. Legal Transcriptionists will type dispositions and use legal terms, Law Enforcement Transcriptionists will learn police codes and terms, while Medical transcriptionists need to learn medical terms.
For most phone jobs out there, you’ll be required to have a dedicated landline, and it’s likely that you’ll need the kids to be quiet or napping while you work.
Telemarketer – There’s usually minimal training for this position, but it’s not a job for everyone. If you think you’ve got what it takes, it could be rewarding.
Customer Service Representative – This one also doesn’t have a lot of training, but it does require product knowledge. You don’t have to cold call anyone, but you may have to deal with disgruntled customers.
Dispatcher – This one might not be the best for parents of very small babies who require a lot of attention, but if you have older children that let you get things done (or attend school), you can work as a dispatcher for taxis, trucks, or even police.
If you’ve got a knack for teaching, these are a couple of good options.
Online Tutor – You can do well tutoring kids online from the comfort of home if you’ve got a good understanding of particular subjects.
ESL Teaching – You can find good online jobs teaching English if you acquire an accredited Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate. Sometimes you may be required to also hold a BA.
If you’ve got great spelling and grammar skills, you might excel in a writing-based job.
Copy Editor – If you can find a Copy Editor job, you’ll need to be excellent at spotting spelling and grammar mistakes, checking facts, and good at research.
Freelance Writer – If you’re skilled at writing, this could be a fun position. You don’t necessarily have to have any degree or formal training, but you do have to be a good writer.