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If you’re new here (HI! Welcome!) you might not know the story of how this blog came to be.
The short version: I had always wanted to work from home, but never quite figured out how. I’d tried lots of different things over the years – photography, travel counselling, making and selling decorative signs, but none of those things were for me.
When we decided to have a baby, I decided that once and for all, I was going to find a way to make an income from home… because no way was I going to pay someone else to raise my kid. (This is not a judgement on women who want to work outside of the home. I am talking about what I want for me. I’m guessing since you’re reading this there’s a chance that’s what you want for you too, and I think that’s AWESOME.)
Since my idea of the BEST life that I can imagine for myself is me at home with my baby, I determined to make it happen.
And I then did.
(The long version obviously includes details about how that was a hard thing to do.)
I know how hard it was for me to finally come up with work at home ideas that worked for me.
Maybe you’ve been struggling trying to find something that YOU can do, from home, as a mom.
So I’ve complied a list of awesome work at home ideas / jobs for moms, and maybe something on here will just fit for you. (Some of these jobs require training, but I personally believe the best way to make money from home is to be skilled at something. So DON’T let that scare you away!)
15 Fantastic job ideas for stay at home moms!
♥ Start a day home – My cousin used to make over $3000 / month watching other people’s kids WHILE she watched her own kids. From home.
♥ Become a Freelance Writer – I write almost all my blog posts at nap time. And I LOVE to write, so it doesn’t even feel like work. An easier way to guarantee that you get paid for writing, though, is to write for other people as a freelance writer.
♥ Become a Virtual Assistant – The more people working online, the more people hiring other people to do work online for them. I’ve used a VA myself from time to time.
♥ Photography – For me this will always be the “job that got away”. I Still do photos with my mom on the weekends. I just never could get up the nerve to really tackle it on my own though.
♥ Start a blog – I make over $3000 / month from home, blogging. BUT it is not for the faint of heart (or poor of grammar. It’s just not.)
♥ Sell something (like Tupperware or Norwex) – The same cousin that used to have a day home now sells Tupperware instead, and makes crazy good money doing it.
♥ Become a Proofreader – If you’re good with written English, there’s a course that’ll teach you how to do this in no time. (I know a woman who makes MINT doing this.)
♥ Get crafty and start an Etsy shop – If you love to crochet, knit, bead, ANYTHING really, you can sell it on Etsy. (I’ve often that that fairy garden accessories would be awesome fun for making and selling on Etsy.)
♥ Be a pet sitter for people on holiday – Not for people with allergies. But people love their pets and
♥ Esthetician (do nails, hair, facials etc) – My mom did hair and nails from home for 20 years. She is my inspiration to BE a work at home mom, and this is the thing that she did, from home.
♥ Provide a Laundry Service (Wash / Dry / Fold) – Anyone with a washer, dryer, and iron can do this. No special skills required, and you can do it while the kids are awake. Bonus!
♥ Become a Graphic Designer – My sister does this! The learning was a bit more intensive, but if you’re naturally graphically inclined – why not?
♥ Tutor (math, English etc) – Lots of kids just need someone to help them with their multiplication.
♥ Be a travel counselor – Another job that got away from me. I REALLY wanted this one to work. But I also wanted to help people travel as cheap as humanly possible… so I kept shooting myself in the foot with that. Travel agents work on commission.
Working from home became a reality for me when I decided it was necessary, if I wanted to live my BEST life.
Is your dream to make a living from home? Then MAKE it happen for yourself.
I was very blessed to be able to start my blog before my baby was born, and I know that. But I know many, many women who began their from-home-careers after their children were born, and they’ve done just fine.
It’s hard, yes.
But nothing worth having comes easy 😉