For those women who have spent most of their careers in an office, it can be hard to imagine that there are ways to stay at home with a child and work at the same time. But many moms have traded in their desk jobs for WAHM – Work at Home Mom – jobs! The following are several Work At Home Mom jobs to consider when they want to support their families financially while also staying at home with their children.
In general, moms tend to be extremely creative. We know how to get our children to magically eat vegetables, avoid tantrums in the grocery store (sometimes), make long car trips fun, and turn items in the kitchen junk drawer into science project materials at the 11th hour. Luckily, there are many ways to use that creativity outside of being a SuperMom. For those who enjoy writing and are always coming up with witty sayings, jingles or humorous thoughts, then copywriting might just be the way to go. A copywriter does everything from advertisements to community newsletters. Words are everywhere and there is really no limit to copywriting opportunities. To get started freelancing, (yes, even if you’re a beginner) check out sites like Elance. Simply create a profile and upload some of your best writing pieces.
Similarly, blogging is another great way to make a living from home. Various sites such as FlexJobs usually provide a list of companies looking for bloggers. Depending on the publication, you can make anywhere between $25 to $1000 per blog article. Pick a niche that you enjoy writing about and look for publications either online or in print that accept submissions. If they like your work, then there is a good chance that you will become a regular contributor.
If you are more artistically inclined, look for graphic design gigs on freelancing sites. Graphic design may sound like one of the more intimidating Work At Home Mom jobs, but believe me when I say you don’t have to be the best graphic designer to contribute. Large companies, agencies, and small businesses are always looking for good, available graphic designers. If you’re unsure about your skills, scour YouTube for free tips or take an online course in graphic design. Once you establish yourself, you’ll discover that much of your work will come from referrals.
As a mom, we know you are a good listener. Bring this skill to one of the Work At Home Mom jobs you might never have thought of: transcribing! Whether you start your own business or work for a transcribing company, being a transcriber offers straightforward, well-paying work. You will need to invest in some transcribing equipment, but once you have it you’re set to start working!
One thing is for sure about moms, we know how to juggle multiple activities as once. That quality is priceless in the business world. Whether you help keep an Outlook calendar organized, schedule and confirm travel plans, or do data entry and beyond, Virtual Assistants are in high demand. Best of all, even if you find yourself working for a high profile professional, you don’t have to wear business attire yourself. You can even keep your yoga pants on thanks to Skype conversations. Simply throw on a nice blouse and no one will be the wiser!
Similar to a personal assistant, but for the average Jane. You can start a service that helps people who otherwise can’t take care of certain chores themselves. You’ll be surprised how much people are willing to pay when they are not able to take care of an errand themselves. You will save them time and anxiety when they know the job is in good hands. Whether it’s picking up groceries, dog walking, or even signing for packages while a neighbor is away, you can make a business just by helping people.
It truly is possible to make a living while being a SAHM. All it takes is motivation and an understanding of where your professional qualities would be best placed for you to become a WAHM. When you think outside of the box, you’ll be so surprised at how many Work At Home Mom jobs you discover!
I’m supposed to start a work from home job today which is great, but my 2 mo will not let me put him down for even 5 sec! I can’t get any work done. Even if he falls asleep he wakes up screaming as soon as I put him down! Help!!!!! I don’t know what to do!