Stay-at-home moms juggle many responsibilities on a daily basis, often making them highly skilled at multitasking.
This skill, along with the need to stay home and care for children, can parlay into landing a job that melds to a stay-at-home parent’s schedule and allows them to meet the financial needs of their family. Looking for work-at-home jobs for stay-at-home moms can be the ideal way to meet your obligations at home and in your career.
According to FlexJobs’ survey of working parents, the ability to work flexibly is one of the top contributors to a healthy work-life balance. The FlexJobs database lists thousands of work-at-home jobs that offer stay-at-home moms the ability to work comfortably from a home office.
We’ve listed 15 of these jobs below, along with their median pay from PayScale. Clicking on each job title will take you to all of the related open jobs with remote flexibility available on FlexJobs right now. And for even more help with your job search, check out our free downloadable guide for moms returning to the workforce.
Check out these 15 jobs for stay-at-home moms:
Median Pay: $37,907
Work-from-home customer service roles are plentiful. Workers who can take phone calls, respond to inquiries, provide customers with assistance, and complete administrative tasks will be well qualified for this type of role. You’ll need a quiet home office and the ability to learn and use technology and software programs.
Median Pay: $35,833
One of the more popular jobs for stay-at-home moms, data entry positions can be highly flexible roles that allow you to manage your daily routine with your children by working while they sleep or are at school. A data entry position requires strong keyboarding skills and sharp attention to detail, which are skills that many parents already have.
Median Pay: $45,485
If think you might enjoy helping people get hired into a new job, a recruiting position may be a good fit. Recruiting coordinators typically assist HR personnel with looking over resumes, performing background checks, assisting with interviews, and onboarding new employees.
Median Pay: $43,126
Proofreaders typically are highly detail-oriented and can find even the smallest of errors. As a remote proofreader, you’ll ensure consistency, check formatting, confirm facts, check grammar, and more.
Median Pay: $48,732
Many publications and online resources are interested in parenting topics. Use your experience in parenthood as the impetus to get paid to write. Contribute to a parent-focused website, social media outlets, or other publication. Or, use your financial management expertise or career focus as your basis for contributing. Use your storytelling skills to cash in!
Median Pay: $32,861
Transcription jobs for stay-at-home moms are available with remote, part-time, and flexible schedule options. Common tasks of a transcriptionist include transcribing audio or written content, reviewing reports, and correcting errors. Most jobs will require the ability to type 75 WPM or more.
Median Pay: $38,478
Virtual assistants provide administrative support to an individual or team. Handling email and social media, maintain calendars, scheduling meetings and travel, planning events, and researching may some of your tasks. Virtual assistant jobs are done 100% from home and can be found on a part-time or full-time basis.
8. Online Teacher / Tutor
Median Pay: $43,476
As a parent, you’ve likely taught your child to read, tutored them through math assignments, and taught them all of their life skills. Education is most likely part of your daily routine, so why not convert those skills to earn an income?
Median Pay: $38,500
Accounting clerks most often maintain financial records, reconcile bank statements, prepare reports, process transactions, and provide clerical support to the accounting department. Bookkeeping, data entry, and word processing skills are often required. Accounting clerks can often find remote roles that may be full-time or even freelance.
10. Graphic Designer
Median Pay: $43,275
Digital and visual designers can find great roles that allow the job to be done completely from home and often on a flexible schedule. Graphic designers might layout a book design, create logos or ads, and design a website.
11. Health Coach
Median Pay: $45,324
Many stay-at-home moms work diligently on their own fitness to stay in shape. Why not use those skills and share them with others? Remote roles in fitness and mental health can be an ideal way to help others live a healthier lifestyle while keeping your own health journey on track.
Median Pay: $49,912
Marketing positions can take many forms, including marketing coordinator, SEO specialist, content strategist, among others. In marketing, you’ll work to promote a product or service through branding and outreach.
Median Pay: $41,945
Many moms are social media savvy individuals already, posting about their children’s achievements and more, making this a natural work-at-home job for moms. In a social media career, you could work as a social media evaluator, possibly checking ads and content for relevancy. Or, you could create content for a company’s social media sites.
Median Pay: $40,520
Virtual travel positions are plentiful. In this industry, you’ll manage travel arrangements for various clients, such as a cruise line, airline, resort, or excursion bookings. Many positions offer the benefit of travel credits that could also allow you and your family to travel. To say the least, this is a stay-at-home job for moms that could offer perks to the entire family!
15. Web Designer
Median Pay: $49,476
Web designers create the visuals of a website, designing navigational elements, creating graphics, choosing fonts and colors, and using HTML code. Typically previous experience or a portfolio are required. Web designers can often work from home and can find freelance and flexible schedule roles.
Finding a stay-at-home job for moms can be a game-changer. Check out more remote job listings on FlexJobs to put yourself on the way to improving work/life balance. We wish you luck in your search!
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Rachel Jay contributed to this post.
Photo Credit: bigstockphoto.com
This is a version of a post that was originally published September 29, 2014 and updated on March 13, 2019.
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