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Stay at Home Mom Jobs – The Definitive Guide

Everything you need to know right here: Thank you so much for sharing Anna! It has fantastic information on how to make money blogging while writing about your passion. Cutting out all the costs and frustrations of a daily commute [which was 3 hours a day minimum living in NYC] and gaining back that time with my family has been priceless. On tight budgets, Morgan Steiner says families have sacrificed things like expensive extracurricular activities, camps, vacations, cars, and places to live. The 2nd Is I make awesome commissions from my friends hosting online parties! I would love to talk with you!

Although there are work-from-home jobs in practically every industry, the top fields for flexible jobs are medical and health, HR and recruiting, computer and IT, and education and training, as well as accounting and finance, government, and travel and hospitality.

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How would you go about acquiring this job? I would like to start staying at home with my daughter and need to make enough money to compensate for me becoming a stay at home mother. Hello I am a single mother. I just started selling organic weight loss and wellness products. You can check out my website if you would like to join. Watch out for those! Will you please let me know of the side jobs you have in mind?

Hi maybe you can work Premier Designs Jewelry. No quotas and no delivery. I am a mother of three with one on the way. I am a certified teacher and I teach English to students in China online before everyone wakes up and sometimes after they go to bed! Pay is great and the hours are convenient for my busy schedule. What is this company you work for? I taught English in Japan for 4 years and I loved it. I would love to be able to do this.

How did you get into this? Hi Erin, Would you please provide me with some information about the company that you work with to teach English online? I also worked in International Trade so I have a strong background in business terminology. I am an at-home mom and the work sounds ideal.

Thank you in advance for any details or advice you can provide. Good morning Erin my name is Rose-Maree. I am very interested in your English teaching to Students in China and would like to know more about this please could you send me more information. Hi, I have yet to receive my actual degree but have completed my program in English.

I am interested in becoming an online English teacher. I only had a few months experience and it was as a homeschool teacher. What should I do to ensure that I get hired. I teach online, too. A Bachelor degree is all you need. Where did you find the Tutoring English to students in China? I see many places that want them and was wondering which one is a good one to sign up with. Hello I am a young mom of two and am looking for ways to work from home so I can be with my kids.

I find this post very inspiring hope I can find my niche. I was looking for Premier Designs in that list. It has been a blessing in our lives as well. I own a few items from them but being a stay at home single mom who is unable to work due to multiple health issues finances are very tight. I would love to be a stay at home mom. Can you tell me more about premier designs? Good luck and God bless! Can you explain more details about Premier Designs? What do you do?

How much did you spend to start? How much do you make now? Premier Designs is a high fashion jewelry company, started in You get out of Premier what you put into it! I just joined in August and I love it! I love this post! I meant to comment on your Facebook post about this and in true new mom fashion, I forgot to come back and do it.

I used to teach and my husband teaches as well. After cutting expenses in our own budget, the next best way for us to save more money was to make money. I decided to open an Etsy shop Joyful Art Designs and sell printable signs. I spent 6 months preparing to open and a lot of hours the first several months to make it successful.

Right now I put in about hours a day if I can since we have a newborn. Thanks for letting us share our businesses…this is great for those searching to make money. How do you start an Etsy shop? I have been curious about it for a while, just not sure where to start. I currently work in early childhood and family services—although I like my work—I have 5 children and that alone is a fulltime job even though they are in school.

Any help would be appreciated! Hello, I began my Etsy shop about 18 months ago. I was also a bit nervous with being a legit site and all, my husband encouraged me to start one up and so far it has been great.

We both wanted me to be a stay home mom as long as we could afford it. Etsy is pretty simple and most questions can be googled. Sadly we had a few family emergencies that did not allow me to fully focus on advertising and taking care of my shop.

And after having a C-section it was difficult as well. Choose your Etsy store name wisely because you can only change it once or twice, and let it represent your shop. Also make sure you have the space to work because it does get messy.

And at first you will invest on materials. And lastly be very informed about shipping prices. I hope this helps Good Luck. I started a business with four other moms and our teenage daughters — in order to teach them about business, marketing, fiscal responsibilities and in order to empower them with the confidence that they could help contribute tuition money for college.

Our consultants sell hand-crafted faith-based jewelry made in Atlanta by struggling moms. The method is called social selling, and it combines home shows, social media, events, exhibitions, blogging, Business-to-business, fundraisers and networking.

Christian Bling is retiring nurses, teachers and hairdressers to name a few. Visit our website to feel inspired to start your own jewelry with Christian Bling! Hi my name is Susan im a single mom with Daughters in high school i want to start to blog and have my own business and in the future when daughters go to college, do you now anyone that blogs for a living or any companies i can work for with flexible hours i would to spend time with my family and make good enough to live on.

I really wish I was more creative at sewing or crocheting to help with income, but I guess blogging will have to do! Blogging is as much a skill and being creative as knitting or crocheting. Hey, im interested in blogging?

But im starting my own business and wondering if that would be a good idea to get my product out and a way to share?

I am getting really despearate. This is a great resource, Shannon! Thanks for linking to my blog and Lilla Rose site, too! Thanks so much for this post! This is so helpful. I love the sound of being a virtual assistant, but have no idea where to look for that type of job. Any tips would be super! Being a virtual assistant is a fantastic option for stay at home moms to make some extra income because it is so flexible and easy to work from home! I would really recommend the book Bootstrap VA to get started.

Lisa the author has been successfully running her VA business for years and really knows her stuff! I was a virtual assistant for awhile. I was hired by a property manager and did all the work at home and got some work from other agents but then they started getting greedy and tried to lower my prices or get free work from me.

How did you go about getting this job? What would I look for? I am currently a front office manager and I will be leaving in 11 business days to go on maternity leave for 3 months and this sounds like an amazing job to me! Suzanne, Check out Radiantly You too!

I am a Stay at Home Homeschooling mom to 4 kids and I have recently become a travel agent, focusing on Disney Vacations! I applied to my host agency to become an independent contractor with them and now work from home helping people book their vacations! It really is a great option for stay at home moms who love to help others plan!

How did you find that position? How do you apply to a host agency for Disney planning? I think I would enjoy doing that for others. I love looking and finding great deals when I go anywhere. How could I do this online for others?

I know you posted this a long time ago so if you dont respond I understand. I was just wondering how you become a travel agent and what kind of experience you need? Im a SAHM looking for a job. We have alot of our agents who sell Disney. If you want more information visit http: I started out doing travel from home back in I started taking on other moms who wanted to work from home doing travel — I trained them and helped them.

Then before I knew it I had over agents! Now I have a full administrative team and I still work from home. We have a great group of agents and they always help one another out on our Facebook page. If you have questions I am happy to answer them. Hi ladies im a stay at home mother also mother to two boys and one girl just starting school this year: Incredible buisness the training by my knowledgeable leaders has really rubbed off!

This blog is grear its amazing how many creative way mother have created to be able to stay home and raise there children. If anyone is ever interested find me on facebook Jackelyn Barbour or my direct site is mrsbarbour Have a wonderful day ladies stay blessed!

I absolutely love this blog. Add Radiantly You to that list! Awesome company to work for. Check them out http: Thanks for sharing my Lilla Rose link! I also heartily recommend Usborne and Young Living oils ad well….. Just wanted to comment on your Exchange Student post. I taught in Japan at a Japanese High School and had six classes with forty students per class. I know the two young ladies you hosted were thrilled and blessed beyond measure to have had the opportunity to live with your family.

All the students long for American friends and all things American! They are the most wonderful people! I know you were blessed in return! Amway Independent Business Owner for me: This is a great list of ideas, but the title of your post is quite offensive. It suggests that the only REAL moms are those that stay home. That is NOT the case whatsoever!!!

I assure you, that is not the intention at all! My whole blog is about simple strategies for real moms. I quit my good paying job 2 years ago to be a SAHM and now I have become quite proficient at being a survey taker, product tester and participant in online focus groups. And a new job to add to our list! I am curious, how many hours do you have to spend to make that much?

Do you make actual cash that you can use to pay bills, or are you paid in, say, Amazon gift cards? I do spend A LOT of time on my laptop—probably close to 7 hrs a day mon-fri. Can you give me info on how to get started doing this?? Been looking for something to do as a SAHM!! What sites do you use? I would like for you to email me some more information.

I would love to do the same thing you are doing so I can stay home with my baby. I stay at home with my 2 boys.. I would love the taking survey info as well! Can you give me the sites that you use? I want to find some legit online income. How did you start doing that? Bridget, Are you able to share which websites you do surveys for, etc.? I would be interested in trying this. Bridget, can you please e mail me more about becoming a SHAM?

I would greatly appreciate it: How did you start your job? Working from home, via computer sounds like just the ticket. For me, I work in a virtual environment. I design clothing on Photoshop, then I upload them to virtual games and sell them to people in the games for money. Everything I ran into is basically a scam. Seven years ago, before I had children, I taught music full-time at a conservatory.

I had 47 students. I left the conservatory when I had my first baby, and now I teach piano lessons in my home part-time during the day. I have four little ones, and the piano moms and dads babysit for me while I teach their children. In return, they get a discount on lessons. I love when moms translate their skills and experience working outside the home to a business that allows them to work at home!

Our home was built in and I could not afford that inspection. So, that idea went down the commode. I was blessed with a daycare position for the summer that allowed me to bring my children for free and that was huge!

Now I am substitute teaching and would love to be home full time again. I home school him. I do have a full time job but have been off for over 2 months due to medical problems.

I need a way to make money from home. Any help is very welcome. Click subscribe at the very top of the blog, and sign up for email updates. My name is Sarah also but not the one posted. But I was reading these comments and ran across yours.

I would really appreciate any help you can give me. I also homeschool my son as well. This could be a whole post or series! I would recommend How to Blog for Profit without selling your soul. It has fantastic information on how to make money blogging while writing about your passion. We are also a one-car family and cut unnecessary spending when we can — in hopes of paying off our insane credit card debt soon! Please give me more info on your business. I am a natural childbirth educator for Birth Boot Camp!

There are different programs, depending on your interests. The one I am most familiar with is Bradley, and they have training across the country every year. The training does cost, but it is a wonderful program. I went through Bradley classes with my husband when we were pregnant with our first and it was just the best experience for both of us.

You can find more about training here. I am a stay at home Mom with a part-time work from home job. For the past 3 years, I have had the blessing of being the secretary and office manager for a small Hydrovacing company. I have been able to do all the work from home until this past summer. Now, our youngest, age 3, goes with me 3 days a week for a few hours. We have 4 children- 16, 14, 7 and 3. I have also sold things on local sales sites for extra income.

I have been at home since our oldest was born. It was choices to support our decision to have me at home. We made that decision before we married almost 23 years ago. And, we are both thankful and blessed by it. I work with an amazing company that has an awesome nutritional product! Not many know about it, making this a ground floor, rocking opportunity!

This product supports health and wellness! There are studies backing it and personal testimonies that are amazing! Everything from sleeping better, more energy, allergies, skin, eyes, stronger, bones, arthritis, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, just to name a few, all improved just by supplementing with this product! As a customer you can earn free product just by sharing with others and as a business owner you can earn free product plus a shiny new BMW!

Could you please email me about this business. I am two months away from being a stay at home mom and very interested in a way to make money and stay home with my little one. Hello, I am a stay at home mom to 7 crazy busy kids. I have always wanted to find a way that I can bring in a little money on the side while still being able to care for my house and family.

My only problem is that I really have no skills other then being a mom. What would you suggest for me? I always recommend sticking close to the skills you already have, so maybe taking on one or two kids and running a small in-home daycare would be an option for you? And my team is beyond amazing and they have taken all of the guess work out. It has been such a blessing being a part of this. Love all these ideas and the creativity of moms wanting to stay home and yet contribute financially for their families.

Thank you for including all these ideas. I am a mom of four boys and have worked for Pampered Chef for six years. I love cooking, helping others develop a love for cooking and eating healthy!

The benefits have been incredible. I easily earn hundreds of dollars a month and reap bonuses for staying active from tote bags to jewelry to free products that I am able to give as gifts. I always advise women I speak with who are looking for opportunities such as this to find what you are passionate about, make sure your husband is on board with it, pray and then go for it!

My favorite thing about being a Norwex consultant is helping others rid their home of chemicals and make it a safer place for their families. I started three weeks ago part time with Isagenix. I have a full time job and lost 40 lbs using Isagenix and started selling 3 weeks ago. We get paid every Monday!

I am one of many stay-at-home moms that are consultants with Pampered Chef. The woman who started the company wanted something that stay-at-home moms could do to earn money.

This should be added to the list. I would love more information about this. I was doing childcare out of my home but that recently changed and I need a way to make up that income, without having to go back to full time work. I found the Younique company and it has been a huge blessing in my life! We sell high quality mineral based makeup and other beauty products that are made from more natural products.

Have you heard of the amazing 3D Lashes!?!?! The first savings I get is I get wonderful makeup for free or almost free. It lasts along time also! The 2nd Is I make awesome commissions from my friends hosting online parties!

It has been a huge blessing in my families life!! I am a stay at home mom of 2. Keep is only in the Beta-phase and will be launching in January I wanted to be a part of something new and wanted to wear all the jewelry! In just over one month, I am reaping the benefits of bringing in income for my family AND learning about a business from the ground up!

I was surprised no one mentioned Zeal for Life! They are one of the fastest growing businesses in the wellness industry. Zurvita was even featured in Success from Home magazine in April of this year and I am proud to say I work for a Christian company.

I love the freedom I have with being a Zeal for Life consultant, but best of all…I love how much my life has changed since using the wellness product! Contact me if you are ready to change your life too! I am a SAHM of 4 kids 2 being home schooled, 1 toddler, and 1 infant with special needs and my hubby and I have an Amway business.

The simplicity of buying things we already use, sharing how to do it, and making money just made sense to us! The products are awesome and so is the flexibility! I am a SAHM and hold a job for a fortune healthcare company.

There are lots of opportunities to work companies who offer telecommuting. I only have to go on-site about Times a year for a 1 hour meeting. It has been wonderful to keep my job but allowing me to do everything for my 5 kids aging 15 to 21 months old. I am interested in telecommuting, mother of two under age 3, what company do you work for Delphine? I worked as a nurse for 10 years but had to quit to stay home with my now 2 year old twins when they were 7 months old.

I am glad there is a list like this. I stayed home and just spend time with my babies most of the last year and a half but recently in May started with Origami Owl as a way to have fun and spend time with other female adults. I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom of a 9yo and a 7yo. I love The Pampered Chef home and kitchen products and I love cooking healthy, organic, allergy friendly meals for people.

Like any other business, if you put hard work into it, you will be successful. My goal is to make enough money to pay for the organic ingredients that I use at my free cooking shows. I joke with my clients that I get paid in free Pampered Chef products that I earn from each show or class I host: The Pampered Chef is really an amazing company to work with and am blessed to have such an amazing support team.

I am a distributor with It Works. Started my journey in April to supplement my WAHM income as a staff recruiter for occupational, physical and speech therapist. I have a soon to be 2 year old and my husband and I realized it actually cost us more for me to work outside the home, and I was fortunate enough to be able to work out a situation with my employer to allow me to do my job from home.

I have a sitter that helps from time to time to allow me time to meet deadlines, meetings, jobfairs. I schedule wrap appointments and parties when my husband is home. This also also allows me to have a positive work life balance for myself and gives our child a chance to have a mom at home but to still be able to have someone to give her undivided attention when I have work priorities.

So far it is a win win for us. My sister started getting paychecks from Zija and we were like, wow this is really a great opportunity for a 2nd income. We have so many people asking us about the products it is so easy. Great company and our team is so inspirational and motivated. The doctors who created Proactiv now have an anti-aging pharmaceutical line. This is the FiRST company with an established brand to ever enter direct sales.

We get a huge amount of press coverage in major magazines and we were just named the fourth largest premium skin care brand in the U. This company is changing the face of direct sales as we know it. I would love to share more. I brang my business home.

I am a licensed cosmotologist and have been doing hair for several years, well I decided to lose the over head and be closer to my kids win win of course but bringing your cliets home has its challenges none the less I remodeled my garage into a stylish salon and new and old clients alike are loving it. I also rep for Arbonne International, Im a big fan of there Vegan products and decided to start selling them as I use other vegan products in my home and salon as well.

I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing your story! Thanks for sharing this information. Thanks for sharing your shop! You have so much cute stuff over there already! Thanks so much, Shannon. My husband and I were builders in the military.

We decided to use our construction experience to renovate and sell our home for a profit. We plan to use the money to pay off most, if not all, our debt. The next house should make enough money for us to pay ourselves a monthly salary while we work on the house after that and so on. I love how there really is an endless variety of ways families are making an at home income! Thank you so much for sharing Anna!

Love the different ideas for SAHM. My 3 kids are in school now but have begun babysitting to help a friend out but have wanted to do in home childcare for a while now. As I was reading the article and comments, I became curious about blogging. I have never tried it and wanted some more info. Blogging is definitely a labor of love that can help with extra income. Also, I really recommend the book Blogging for Profit.

Hope to get some great info and tips for starting a blog. I quit my job a couple of years ago to start an art business. I love to paint. Thanks for all the great ideas everyone has posted. When I was pregnant 16 years ago with our first daughter I had a conversation with my Grandma a few weeks before she went to be with the Lord. Well, it was possible and the Lord provided a way for me to transition from working at the physical therapy office I was employed with and had done some transcription for by putting me in contact with a local transcription company ran by a husband and wife.

I typed for about the first 4 years of her life and then we found that we could indeed live on one income if we prioritized and ran our household differently. It has been a wonderful 16 years with my two daughters. I began homeschooling them, too, eight years ago! When they were small I would buy high end clothing for them and re-sell it to make it a near wash when the clothes were outgrown.

It helps to make back a little! You brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing your testimony and encouraging other mamas! Thanks so much for this great article. But my son is 6 months now and it seems like a perfect time to get started…thanks for the ideas and encouragement! I really felt like 6 months was the magic number with both of mine too, where we started getting back into a routine.

If you do decide to start one, feel free to email me! Have you thought about doing something with your graphic design on Fiverr?

Or perhaps contact bloggers, as they often need help making nice Pinnable images. I recently became a SAHM for my 10 month old daughter. Its been great to stay home with her but we had to cut back on a lot of expenses and I really missed being able to go out for an ice cream or getting a coffee.

My friend works for a research company and asked me to participate in one of her studies by filling out an online form about my daughter and husband. It was pretty easy and gave me a little mad money to take my daughter and husband out for a little treat. I know that they are still looking for participants so thought I would share in case anyone is in a similar situation as me. If anyone is interested you can use this link http: I have been a member of this site for over 2 years.

You can earn real cash, not points or egift cards. There are lots of ways to earn too, including using coupons, searching the web, downloading apps and buying online. Thanks so much for this great article, no doubt you have added value to some and relief to some. I will like to know about blogging. I really need to get busy, it has been so frustrating being idle for years, I have been a SAHM for 15years, raising my children.

They are grown now and in secondary school,I am now so idle, really need to get busy. I loved the read Shannon! She points out that labor participation rates have decreased for men as well. Men's employment rates have declined 2. Allegretto may have a point about the recession, says Cohen, but he's still not ruling out the possibility that women's work patterns have changed. Time will tell what has caused a decline in women's labor participation.

Until then, it appears that the dilemma of whether to stay at home, go back to work full time, or somewhere in between is a hot topic. If the release of books is any indication of the issue's popularity, in the last decade, dozens of books have been written on the subject of working and stay-at-home moms.

In the last year alone, at least six new titles on the subject have been published:. To help mothers decide what is best for them and their families, WebMD consulted with psychologists, sociologists, and authors. The experts share ideas on what to consider in determining career and family choices, and provide insight on how to live with your selection.

If you're a mother trying to decide whether to stay home, work full time, or work part time, here are six things to consider:. Whether you choose to stay at home, work full time, or work or part time, keep in mind that there's no such thing as perfect motherhood. You may end up making a choice that could prove to be difficult for the household.

For instance, if you choose to stay home or work part time, finances could be stretched thin. In such cases, experts advise being strong within yourself, remembering why your choice is the best for you and your family. Then think about how you can cope with the situation. On tight budgets, Morgan Steiner says families have sacrificed things like expensive extracurricular activities, camps, vacations, cars, and places to live. Some people choose to move to neighborhoods with good public schools so they don't have to pay for private education.

Others forgo the iPods, Xboxes, Game Boys, and other popular gadgets. Continued Men's employment rates have declined 2. In the last year alone, at least six new titles on the subject have been published: No, you want to be a smashing success. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial flair, two-plus years of customer-service experience, and an inquiring mind to find solutions for specific issues.

Design your way to a work-from-home job with this position as a senior product designer. In short, you get excited solving design challenges with other designers and developers, and then improving and iterating on those products.

If HGTV is your must-watch channel, then a work-from-home job as a tour contributor could be a perfect match for you. Use your strong photography skills and eye for style to write house tours of homes of all sizes and styles.

Candidates for the position will be considered only if they submit a mock sample tour of high-resolution JPEG images, descriptive captions, floor plans and three short introductory paragraphs. The home healthcare recruiter is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization.

Other critical components of the position include the development of local- and national-recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources, and developing new and creative recruiting ideas. Working Mother for iPad included. Calling all attorneys with broad legal experience! The assistant general counsel position will oversee a variety of legal responsibilities, conduct contract negotiations, draft legal agreements, and more. Previous legal experience required.

The assistant general counsel will work about one to two days per week on a flexible schedule fulfilling legal assignments and drafting, editing, and negotiating contracts as requested by the General Counsel.

All work may be conducted remotely with participation by Skype and phone. This is a part-time remote position.

The 'Stay-at-Home' Buzz is the number one resource for work at home moms. Find work at home jobs, information on how to start a home business, join the WAHM forum to share your stories on everything from childcare and parenting, to working at home. 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. And according to the FlexJobs survey of working parents in , the ability to work flexibly is one of the top contributors to a healthy work-life balance. Getting Work: The 4 most popular work at home jobs for moms are search engine evaluator, tech support & virtual call centers, and data entry. We’ve broken down each of these positions and included the top companies you should be applying to our post 4 Real Work From Home Jobs for Stay at Home Moms.