What are the best stay-at-home jobs for moms? Well, if you are a stay-at-home mom, there are plenty of legitimate jobs that you can do to support your finances while taking care of your family.
In this article, I have compiled a list of 12 (Really Doable) stay-at-home jobs for moms. Yes, this list is especially for the stay-at-home moms. Let us start exploring.
12 Best stay-at-home jobs for moms
- Start a YouTube channel about Cooking, handmade items, homemaking, etc.
- Start writing a blog about parenting, homemaking, pet grooming, etc.
- Start freelancing
- Start selling on eBay
- Start a cupcake business
- Start tutoring
- Make and sell baby clothes
- Start an online dropshipping store
- Become an Airbnb host
- Start a pet daycare
- Become a virtual assistant (VA)
- Become a social media influencer
Looking for a stay-at-home job for moms? Please don’t fall into these scams
Let’s be frank. Making money is not easy. If someone tells that they can show you a way to make $1000 a day, just tell them to F* off. There are ways to make $1000 a day. But, anyone who can make a $1000 a day will not go around asking people to join them.
Usually, those scammers are;
- Trying to get you into a pyramid scheme
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- Trying to make you download an app that can steal your personal data
- And, the list goes on.
Stay away from them. It is sad to see that stay-at-home moms fall into such scams. So, my best advice is, don’t try to find shortcuts to make money. Start a legitimate stay-at-home job. You will have to put some effort at the beginning, but once you get that into the right track, these stay-at-home jobs can go almost auto-pilot.
Let me give you an example. I started an online sock store in 2013. It wasn’t easy at the beginning. Now that store is completely run by a virtual assistant (VA). So, now I don’t even lift a finger in there. And, I make more than $1000 in profit (per month) from this store.
To be honest, earlier that store was making more money than that. And, with a little bit of revamping, I believe that I can still bring it up. But, now it is just like free money for me. So, I am a bit lazy to work on that.
So, my point is, don’t fall into scams searching for quick money. As a stay-at-home mom, start a legitimate job, and that will definitely reward you.
Additional Reading: How to make money online?
Let us go through our list of 12 best stay-at-home jobs for moms.
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #1
Start a YouTube Channel
Starting a YouTube channel is a great way to build an audience around you quickly. Once you have a great audience, you can start monetizing your YouTube channel to make money.
As a mom, you can try to start a YouTube channel that is related to the things you do every day. For example, there are some great YouTube channels run by stay-at-home moms, related to cooking, parenting, arts and crafts, DIY, Homemaking, etc.
If you start your YouTube channel around something that you do every day, you don’t need to have an additional effort creating the content for your YouTube channel. Also, if you are passionate and good at what you show on YouTube, it will be super easy to build an audience.
Inspiration Story: This 7-year-old YouTuber has made $22 million
How to make money from YouTube videos?
There are a bunch of different ways to make money from YouTube videos. The most basic method is from the ads. Have you seen those “before content” ads and small banner ads appearing on YouTube videos? That is how the content creators make money from YouTube.
Also, the YouTubers make money through influencer marketing and affiliate marketing too. Have you seen some people promote certain products on their videos? They actually get paid to do so.
As a stay-at-home mom, you can make money from YouTube too. All you need is at least 1000 subscribers to your channel and a minimum 4000 watch hours for the past year. Getting 1000 subs and 4000 watch hours is not as hard as you think. The key to success on YouTube is the quality and engaging content.
How to make videos for YouTube?
The whole purpose of you finding a stay-at-home job is to make money. Not to waste the money that you already have. So, the best way to get started is by using the things that you already have.
You don’t need a world-class video production facilities and equipment to create videos for YouTube. Even you can use your mobile phone to create videos for your YouTube channel.
Here are some tips about shooting a video from your iPhone.
Also, you can easily find free video editing software with amazing features. So, starting a YouTube channel can be one of the best stay-at-home jobs for moms.
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #2
Start writing a blog
If you have a knack for writing, starting a blog can be one of the best stay-at-home jobs for moms. And, the best thing is, you don’t need to be a web developer to start a blog. Now, starting a blog is so easy and cheap.
You should create your blog around some niche. For example, this blog (EcommerceBuff) is written around the business and marketing field. When you select the niche for your blog, make sure to choose something that you are comfortable with. For example, you can write your blog targeting niches like parenting, homemaking, pet grooming, etc.
In my experience, it is super easy to write blog posts about something that you already know. Otherwise, you will have to do a lot of research and learning before writing a blog post. This will make you tired, and you will abandon the process after a few months.
How to make money from a blog
There are several different ways to make money from a blog. The easiest way is to make money from ads. For example, you will see several AdSense ads on this post. That’s how I make money from this blog. You can do the same, and make money from your blog too.
Also, you can use affiliate marketing to make money from your blog too. In affiliate marketing, you will get some affiliate URLs to post on your blog. If people click on these links and make a purchase, you will get a commission for making that sale.
Additional Reading: 8 best affiliate programs for bloggers
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #3
Actually, freelancing jobs are the most popular stay-at-home jobs for moms. There are several freelancing job platforms to find such jobs. For example, you can use Fiverr, Freelancer, or Upwork to find freelance jobs.
There are many different types of freelancing jobs. And, the prices for such jobs usually vary from $10 to $500+. Some popular freelancing/ stay-at-home jobs for moms include,
- Copywriting for websites
- Content writing for blogs
- Ghostwriters for books
- CV writers, Glossary writers
- Graphic designers
- Logo designers and many more
So, first, visit one of the freelancing marketplaces, and explore for different job types and existing freelancer’s accounts to see if freelancing the best stay-at-home job for you.
My sister is a stay-at-home mom, and she is a freelancing writer. Now she makes a six-figure income per year writing articles for several blogs. She got her first freelancing job, three months after creating her account. (I know that; because I helped her to set up the account). So, getting your first job might be a little bit hard. But, after you have gained some excellent reviews, the jobs will keep flowing.
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #4
start selling on eBay
If you are looking for a stay-at-home job that can start making money pretty quickly, e-commerce is the best option for you. And, selling on eBay is the best way to get started with e-commerce.
Additional Reading: How to sell on eBay
You can sell thousands of different product types on eBay. The most popular product categories include fashion, electronics, arts and crafts, toys, and home and garden products.
When you sell on eBay, you can sell your own products, re-sell or dropship. We will talk about dropshipping as another stay-at-home job down below.
Re-selling products from other manufacturers is the easiest way to get started on eBay. But, selling your own products like handcrafted items, ornaments, paintings or clothes are also a popular way to sell on eBay.
If you decide to sell your own products, make sure to create something popular. Otherwise, if you couldn’t get enough sales to keep up your interest, you will abandon this great stay-at-home job.
Check out this article about how to find winning products to sell on Amazon. It gives some useful insights into researching and finding profitable products to sell online.
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #5
start a cupcake business
Starting a cupcake business is a lucrative and fun stay-at-home job for moms. And, you can be a one step ahead and start an online cupcake business. So, people can place orders online, and you can deliver the cupcakes to your client’s doorsteps via regular food delivery services. So, you can stay at your home while running this great business.
Check out this Rachel’s cupcake video series created by Google. It gives some good inspiration for starting an online cupcake business.
If you just search for the cake websites, you will find plenty of online sites selling cupcakes without any physical presence. You can do the same. You can run your cupcake business from home. You can use popular food delivery services like Uber-Eats to deliver your cupcake orders.
Before you start your business, make sure to do everything right from the very beginning. Check out this All-in-one guide to start a business.
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #6
If you are good at math, science, history, chemistry, English, French, or whatever subject, online tutoring can be the best stay-at-home job you could ever pursue as a mom.
With online tutoring, you can earn an average of around $12 per hour (based on your subject and competency). It can even go up to $50 per hour.
So, if you are good at some subject, why don’t you make use of it?
The easiest way to start teaching online is to register with some online tutoring website or freelancing websites, which I have mentioned earlier. This can help you to find clients quickly.
When you register with such websites, you will have to face some screening exams and background checks before start tutoring. But, if you are really good at some subject, there is nothing to worry, and you can start making money in no time.
In some cases, you don’t even need to register with such websites. You can use social media and post in your network that you are available for online tutoring. This can also give you plenty of opportunities to find a prospective client for your new stay-at-home job.
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #7
make and sell baby clothes
If you are a stay-at-home mom, you would probably know how to make cute baby clothes by yourself. I mean most of the moms take that as a hobby. So, why don’t you go ahead and create a stay-at-home job out of that hobby?
The easiest way to sell baby clothes is via social media. Start a Facebook page and an Instagram account for your baby clothes business, and seek your friend’s help to spread the news. They will be super helpful by sharing your social media posts in their own networks.
Once you start getting orders, you can use a local courier service that offers the cash-on-deliver service. Then, they will collect money from your customers too. So, you don’t need to leave your home at all.
Once you get some traction for your business, maybe you can expand your business by creating your own e-commerce website to sell baby clothes online.
Additional reading: How to sell t-shirts online
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #8
Start an online dropshipping store
Starting an online dropshipping store can be one of the best stay-at-home jobs for moms. Running an online business is undoubtedly the best way to make money while staying at home. And, dropshipping is the easiest way to get started with your online business.
Additional Reading: What is Dropshipping? – The complete guide
Dropshipping is an online retail fulfillment method. That means the retailer (you) doesn’t need to maintain a physical inventory for the products that they sell. The sellers who are using the dropshipping business model use third-party services for the product sourcing and order fulfillment.
So, what are the benefits of using dropshipping?
- You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money to buy a product stock. And, if this business idea fails, it is just a matter of deleting your online store.
- It doesn’t take a lot of time. With dropshipping, you don’t need to bring down the products to your doorsteps before delivering that to your customer. So, dropshipping saves time.
- Also, you don’t need space! Since you are not maintaining a stock, you don’t need to pay a lease for a warehouse.
- Needless to say, you don’t have to handle the shipping process by yourself.
You can use dropshipping as your order fulfillment method when selling on eBay too. We have a lot of blog posts about starting a dropshipping business.
For example, check out this article about how to start a dropshipping phone case business.
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #9
become an Airbnb host
If you have an additional bedroom or a space in your house, you can start a profitable Bed-and-Breakfast at your place. If you don’t feel like you shouldn’t have guests inside your home, you can modify your extra room to have a door which can be accessed from the outside.
You can also offer the meals for an additional charge to boost your income. Who doesn’t like some home-made food with their stay?
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #10
start a pet daycare
If you are looking for the best stay-at-home jobs for moms, and if you love taking care of pets, starting a pet daycare can be a great way to make money from home.
Many people are looking for places to keep their pets, while they are off to work, or during vacations. You can list your service on marketplaces like Rover as a pet sitter or a doggy daycare.
Some reviews say full-time dog walkers on Rover make around $3300 per month. So, think of all the money that you can make from your pet daycare. Isn’t that a cool stay-at-home for moms?
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #11
become a virtual assistant (VA)
This is another great and more secure stay-at-home job for moms. Some small businesses, who cannot afford a full-time employee for certain tasks, outsource their work to the virtual assistants.
For example, I have an online store to sell socks. And, I have hired a virtual assistant to operate this store. So, now I pay her a salary (mostly a commission, based on the performance) for running this store. She is staying at her home and run this store online.
Same as that, you will be able to find plenty of virtual assistant jobs online. You can find jobs to run social media accounts of small businesses, run booking sites for small hotels, or to do the accounts for small businesses. You can post a gig on Upwork, Freelancer or Fiverr and find plenty of such virtual assistant jobs.
The job opportunities are extensive, and you will definitely find a job which matches your capabilities and education level. Since most of these jobs can be done online, you won’t even need to leave your bedroom for these jobs. And most importantly, you can also take up multiple tasks and follow your own schedule.
You can charge for either hourly rate or for the job you undertake. The charges may vary according to the job type and complexity. Remember, before you mention any price; check how much other people charging for the same job. So, you can avoid any underpricing or overpricing.
Best stay-at-home jobs for moms #12
become a social media influencer
This is another booming and easy stay-at-home job for moms. All you have to do is create a good group of followers on your social media accounts.
With Instagram Influencer Marketing, the top influencers make more than $150k per post. Who knows, you might be earning that, this time next year.
If you have a baby, you can create a parenting channel on social media. Or if you have a workshop at home, you can start a craft channel. Even if you go to the gym regularly, you can become a fitness role model within your social media network.
Once you become popular among your followers, you can promote certain products among your followers and get paid.
The conclusion about best stay-at-home jobs for moms
In this article, I tried to provide you a basic guide to select a secure and legitimate stay-at-home job for moms. All these 12 stay-at-home jobs are doable and profitable.
Doing a job while staying at home and taking care of your family can be hard. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t make money while staying at home. This list of 12 best stay-at-home jobs for moms is compiled to provide you with some ideas to choose from.
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