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10 Ways Moms Can Balance Work and Family

This has to be reproduced using word processing software. I loved it and kept the job for seven years. Awesome list — there is a great new site for direct sales listing at Home Party Marketplace www. So, before you start applying, assess your skills first so you can find the right gig that puts your existing skills to work. Often, if you're busy with work and home, your partner is the first to get neglected.

I've been working from home for a little over two years. I know how it hard it can be to get started so I've compiled some work from home jobs for moms.

Assess Your Skills

Freelance bloggers earn less than magazine writers but freelance blogging can still be a lucrative field. Freelance blogging is simply writing blog posts for other blogs and businesses. I have a very detailed post that contains everything you need to know on getting paid to write for blogs: Unlike freelance bloggers and magazine writers who mainly write to entertain or inform readers, copywriters focus on driving sales.

You can look at the job boards listed here to find copy writing jobs. A virtual assistant is an online personal assistant. As a virtual assistant there is a wide array of duties that your client may ask you to complete, depending on what business your client is in.

Some of the most common duties virtual assistants perform are social media management, email management, email outreach, scheduling of blog posts, finding pictures, and editing. Experience with running a blog and operating WordPress will be a definitive advantage if you want to become a virtual assistant. To find a virtual assistant job I would recommend you send direct emails to potential clients. You can also look on job boards but advertised jobs tend to pay much less than ones you find by tapping into your existing network.

Some people learn web design by trial and error, while others learn web design in college or by taking courses. Just as you would with other freelance jobs I suggest that you tap into your own personal network to find jobs. Creating a website that highlights your portfolio is another great way to draw people in. Here are some other places you might be able to find web design jobs. A web developer builds websites from the ground up. This job requires a great knowledge of html and CSS and the ability to write code from scratch.

Web developers generally build and maintain high traffic websites or develop software. If you have creativity plus the love for technicality this can be a good career for you. You can find web developer jobs at many of the same places mentioned for web designer jobs. If you love selling things online but have ran out of things of your own to sell, becoming a commission based online reseller could be a perfect fit!

I would recommend that you draw up a contract for each client you take on. Here are work from home ideas that with a little elbow grease, can turn into a small business.

I loved it and kept the job for seven years. There are tons of platforms where you can upload and sell your books online as eBooks.

A little word of warning though: You will have to market your book and also learn what criteria will boost you to the top of the lists in your genre. However, blogging is something you can easily incorporate in your life with just a few hours per week and could make a nice side job for you. If you have a good eye for a bargain you can make a ton of money by reselling items.

Instead you can look for deals at yard sales, sales at retail outlets, or even consider getting your own private label products made. Pat Flynn has a very helpful podcast: From my research Amazon seems to be the most popular place to sell items with eBay coming in second place.

Some direct sales companies will allow you to market their products online and through catalogs. Other companies prefer you have one on one sessions with potential customers and also throw house parties. There are tons of options when it comes to direct sales. The rest of these additional work from home sources will not provide you a full time income. They are merely meant to be ways you can supplement your income from the comfort of your home. I personally use a couple of these sources to help fund my Christmas shopping.

You can redeem your Swagbucks for gift cards or prizes. By only using the search engine as you normally would you can rack up quite a few gift card throughout the year. You can also earn even more points by referring friends and family. What I like most about Inbox Dollars is the email reading feature. Just like Swagbucks you can also search the web, take surveys , and participate in special offers to increase your earnings. In my experience checks arrive in the mail about two weeks after you make the request.

This screenshot shows my InboxDollars earnings over about the course of a year. I always cash out in late October and use them for my Christmas shopping! If you like taking surveys you might like National Consumer Panel. You can then scan your groceries and take surveys about your shopping habits to earn rewards.

You can get started with NCP here. In my early days I spent a lot of time taking surveys online. Taking surveys is definitely not a way to earn a full time income but is an easy way to earn some supplementary income. A lot of the the survey sites will only send you a few surveys per month.

You can maximize your earnings by signing up with several different sites. Mystery shopping is basically quality control for customer service. You simply visit a business or buy a product and then rate the businesses service. There are tons of businesses who use mystery shoppers to make sure that employees and branches are operating as they should be. However, if you live in a larger city mystery shopping could be a fun and lucrative form of side income.

Here are some mystery shopping companies you can sign up with: Content mills are platforms where businesses can request specific articles usually in large batches. Content mill writers will then have the ability to choose which articles they want to write from the list and get paid to write them.

Writing for content mills is a way to earn a little bit of money quickly since jobs are continually posted. The downside is that content mills pay much, much less than other types of writing jobs. The other con is that a lot of the articles requested on content mills are usually very specific like advantages of a certain type of printer, the best flea spray, the best hotels in a certain city, etc. If you feel that one of these companies should be removed, let me know. What is the work from home job that interests you the most?

If you found this article useful or know someone who will benefit from reading it, will you please share? Alexa Mason is the blogger behind Single Moms Income, a personal finance freelance writer, and an online entrepreneur. Come hang out with her on Facebook and Pinterest. Wow this is an awesome list that you have here! There are too many people out there who think that home jobs are all scams.

I am a blogger, virtual assistant, website manager and more. And, I get to do it all from my home. The nice thing about working from home is that you can pursue more than one type of job! I like the diversity. There is a new company out there doing Translation and Typing services. The sites are still under construction so Calling the number or using the contact form is the best way to get a hold of them. Kindly post contact numbers of Global Typing Assignments. I can type as fast as 45 words a minute.

Hope to view it the soonest time. Thank you very much. Online job is one of the easy way to earn good money, I am working past 2 years and earning good income, I started my online job with one of the website and earning good income, if you looking for online job I suggest this website http: She is Filipino but very fluent in english. Do they have a website? Also there are jobs call ceters. The Phillipines answer calls ours.

I think the best thing you can do to pull in a good full time income is to create a job around your skills. Feel free to email me anytime if you need help coming up with ideas or getting started — alexa. I can type about 50 wpm. Did you have to pay for anything? Hope to hear from you soon.

Hello Alexa, I have read your list and am very interested. I am a single mother of two little ones, and I would like to start up an online job from home, until I can get further on my career path offline. I have no idea where to begin and would appreciate so ideal tips on what and where to get started to make a decent living for my kids as well as myself, I would greatly appreciate it thank you for your time.

Hello i would like to know more information on working from home and how the income flows. Actually I am looking for work from home job. I searched in google but i did not get anything. I am good in typing. My speed is 45 WPM and also I have 5 years of experience in billing, Payment posting,enrollment and reconciliation. Could you please help me to get work from home job. Alexa, IM a full time hospice nurse that is interested in starting a blog or doing something on line to make extra money with my knowledge of hospice nursing.

I was hoping you could guide me in the right direction. Would greatly appreciate your guidance. I am very interested in online job but I am fresher here. I need help from some one. Pls, anyone can help me. I see call center jobs constantly listed on Indeed.

Hi Patrick, thanks for the comment. You can start by looking in to some opportunities listed on this post. Then, you may want to set up a professional website for yourself to market your services.

If you have experience in a particular field, you can start yourself to potential clients. I am working as a freelancer from past 4 yrs. Worked full time also.

But I am not able to earn too much from it. I am carrying a 9 yr of Exp as a Data Entry Specialist…. Can you please suggest me something, where I can make good money. Hi I saw your post and I am looking to start working at home so I can have my 2 kiddos at home, would you mind giving me advice to get started?

My emaik is srosencranz gmail. My name is Keiko. I am very interested in a work at home job as a supplemental income. A typing job would be great. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. I would love your help. I am trying to raise my son by myself. My email is daniellemiller gmail. Hello my name is Danielle and I am a stay at home mom and Im looking for a legit work from home job can you help me.

Please, can you let me know what your great online job is? I have been combing the internet for a legitimate job now for quite a while and I come up empty-handed most of the time. I am a fast typist 62 WPM , but have found that you need to either know how to translate or transcribe. Hi fransica I would love to know about a good online Job can you please email me more information at faizakhan gmail.

Hi Valerie, There are many different side hustles to choose from. If you have a specific interest in one and there is not already information to help you get started on the site, I can create it so please let us know.

As far as scams go, this post will tell you about a few you need to watch out for: Hi , thanks for the tipsI never thought to use a number of those Jobs. I find that the best way for me is to complete surveys. I find that this site works the best for those of you that are interested paymentforsurveys.

I am very interested in online survey but I am fresher here. My email address is here emrankhant20 gmail. I am a 35 year old woman with extreme social phobia and anxiety.

I have been working forever as a retail manager. I have great customer service skills and can type fairly well. I have been on short term disability for almost a year and it is going to be ending. I need a way to support myself by working at home without any of the scams or gimmicks. Hey Melissa, All of the jobs listed on here are legit. You can also check out this post: Have you hear of Melaleuca The Wellness Company? It also offers many different options. It does require you to have a network though.

If are able to have atleast have as little 10 people to join this company, you are basically able to earn a paycheck mailed to you. The products of this company are awesome and provides lot os support like send out magazines and tools like setting up an appointment for free. It is a plus if you can have your own website.

The company believes in saving the environment and the products are amazing. Plenty of quality time to spend with family and children! For people interested in it, I have a job that earns quite well and I can do it from home. But I work alone, from home, run my own business and I only do what I like. No one can tell me what to do. I earn more when I work more and my basic income is surprisingly solid over the past 4 years. I run a personal help website and I am not affiliated with any of the websites.

In fact, I want all women who need money to be able to work independently from wherever they like. If you are interested, stop by. And if you, Alexa, would like to know more or would at least add a note to your list that single moms can earn a real, full time income in the adult industry — on their own, no need to get naked or do gross stuff. There are a bunch of options listed above. You have to determine which best match up to your skillset and then give one a try. Work from home jobs are just as much work as any other type of job.

I would like to get the information on how to work at home so I can get some extra income. Please email me as soon as possible. Wow, that is some list! What a fun sounding job! I am an Ads Quality Rater and I love it. The diversity in the job and the freedom to work when I want and control how many hours I get each week is great!!!

Could I ask you to send me some information on this at home job? I am entering datas in Very good speed. Did I find this article useful? Yes, yes and a resounding yes!!!

I happen to have a friend from Florida who has been bugging me about an online income opportunity because she knows I am a freelancer who earns through online jobs. I am definitely sharing this to her and I am checking some of the things listed here too for myself. Thanks so much Jen! I run into the same problem as you — everyone asks me how I work at home but then when I tell them it took me a year to find enough clients to do so they kind of lose interest. There are some good jobs on this list, but I just want to warn others that some of the gigs on this list are very low paying.

Not all of these jobs are high paying. And if you have a service that you want to sell like writing, design, virtual assisting, etc. I listed it because I have a friend who does very well with his design work. That would cover singing lessons for my daughter and half my monthly gas money. Thanks for the comment! To learn more about how to become a virtual assistant, you can check out this post. Wow this is quite the guide to work-from-home opportunities!

I spent around ten hours on this post. Hi alexa all of this information is very helpful can you please email me the information to get started right away. Lionbridge is another company that hires search engine evaluators.

Will have to bookmark this article. I definitely need to try some of these to make some side income. What a long and comprehensive list! I need some help finding a job that I can do at my home. I am 84 years old being a widow for 2 years, I think I could I could work hours per day if necessary, I need more income than my social security.

This is so far the biggest list of work from home opportunities that I saw. Since I am into freelancing for almost a year now, what caught my interest are the additional work from home income sources that you provided. Hey Alexa, thanks for linking to my podcast. I started brainstorming products after listening to your podcast. It would be nice to cut down both on the commute time and costs.

Would like to hear what you think about taxes and freelancing. It seems like it would be a lot more especially if you have no kids! I just did my taxes recently and was surprised by the amount of things I got to write off. Since I worked for an employer three quarters of the year and have a child to claim I actually got a sizeable amount back. Not just federal and state income tax but also self employment tax. In short you need to save 20 to 30 percent of what you make depending on what type of credits and write offs you can take.

This is a great list and I am already do some of these. I coach people in making multiple streams of residual income. I think Direct Sales is definitely one of the most overlooked ways to start a cheap, home based business. You do need to interact with a lot of people, but with blogs and social media, that is easy! Hiya, I came across your blog using The search engines even though buying comparable subject matter, your web site developed, it seems wonderful.

We have saved for you to favourites added onto social bookmarks. What an exhaustive list! Thanks for this resource. I just came across your blog after your guest post on http: This is a great list of extra jobs you can do. My mom is looking for something portable so she can travel the country and still make a little extra money.

HSN-home shopping network is a great and legitimate company for anyone wanting to do stay at home customer service. Is there any envelope stuffing that is real? Thank you so much for this list. Hii darling my name is aman I need some work at home can u help me please my email not going throw please help me. I was looking for some legible online work and this article helped me alot. This is the perfect webpage for anyone who wants to understand this topic. You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you not that I actually would want to…HaHa.

You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject that has been discussed for ages. Great stuff, just wonderful! What advice do you have for me to maybe bring me some peace? I just lost my job and need any easy fix for now. Hi Emma, Sorry to hear about your job loss and we hope things are going better for you.

The jobs and resources in this post have been researched and they are legitimate. My advice to you would be to determine what marketable skills you have that could help you earn an income from an online job. Can you type well? Are you a skilled writer or editor?

Do you have amazing organizational skills? Are you good at problem solving? If you are still in need of a job you should look into customer service rep positions or maybe even look into direct sales if you are a people person.

I do not say that there is no scam on the internet but I know many of websites where you can obtain legitimate jobs as well as other technical work. But you really have mentioned the best and legit online work from home Thanks for sharing My warm regards. Thank you for saving me the time to do all the research myself, ha! Your post was very informative, thank you for sharing! Hi Alexa, I just want to thank you sincerely for this article — it was such a breath of relief for me in a BIG way!

Again, I cannot thank you enough for all the legitimate links and sources finally! Transcriber seems like it would be an interesting one. I work in TV and we send our tapes out to be transcribed no idea where they go. I imagine it would be interesting to watch!

Hi jonathon I worked for a lawyer a few years ago and did a lot of transcription. I would love an opportunity To transcribe your companies tapes. Tv sounds interesting and exciting! If you could email me the Information to apply to them I would appreciate it. This post gives me clear idea about how to legitimate work from home job opportunities, thanks and appreciated for this post. Thank you for this article. This post was awesome!!! I recently moved to Finland and I cannot work here until my residency is established so I have been looking for writing opportunities and other online work opportunities.

Thank you sooo much! It is very overwhelming trying to sort through what may or may not be a scam on-line. This is the first time I have found information that seems promising.

I am looking to be able to earn enough to support myself I do not have kids since health issues make it extremely difficult to work outside of my home. Keep up your great work! I enjoy, result in I found exactly what I was looking for. You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Its a wonderful contribution to Work Home industry job seekers. We just came to know lot of new information throughout. It seems some people took the opportunity to turn this wonderful article into a market campaign for themselves.

Some of the replies are legitimate, trying to help other people who are interested in making money at home. Other replies are marketing their own at home business — pyramid style businesses. Thank you to Alexa for writing this and to many others that offered additional help in their reply.

I work full time right now outside the home, but I need some extra income to help with some unexpected expenses that have come up. You have published very useful info about home job opportunities. Even a complete newbie can find out the various forms online business. Thank you for the great content.

HEY am interested on online job. Thank you so much for this article! The information here is really helpful and gives a nice simple summary of so many jobs I have never considered, or even heard of before. I went the blogging route.. I built everything up… and have been full time when my oldest turned 13!! Started by exchanging time for money.. Love your post as it really leads one through the journey of a VERY possible life.. Thanks so much for putting this information together.

I recently signed up with Kitsy Lane and so far so good. First off i wanted to say thank you …even more thank you to the single mom who brought great oppurtunity in my pathway. A little about my self i am 28 years old single parent. I was with my ex for ten years married for 5 of those years and have a beautiful son who is turning 5 very soon. I work and work and when things get super tight i get online and look for even more ways i can make money…and we all know why as mothers and as single dads we do this …for OUR LILONES…we will try anything because trying is better then the ultimate failure of not doing anything and our children suffering.

I am so passionate and so pleased at my self and the people i work with because i can finally go on a site like this and not need to have to fight to read every link to find a way to get me out a situation …. Im not a saleperson.. Hi Caitlin, thanks for the comment. This is a very inspiring and informative article. The best way to succeed in business is to be in business. I use free sites and super simple methods to make money online.

Hi, what kind of job ur doing to make money. Am also a home maker can u please suggest me some simple way to make some money. CPA offers are a huge thing today and will be for years to come. Forget traditional affiliate marketing!

With CPA, you can get paid for every action your visitors ever take, from clicking on links, exploring websites, filling out mini-surveys, even just for entering in their email address. The possibilities are endless and the profit potential so incredible that new and seasoned affiliate marketers alike, are jumping ship from the old, outdated methods of making money online to join the elite group of high rolling CPA marketers!

Some of this I have tried before, but not all of it. Thank You for this list! If I had been working from home I would be able to attend all of these events. I am absolutely going to look into these. I cannot thank you enough for the info you provided! I went back to work before my son turned 4.

I plan to take a serious look at the opportunities you listed and hopefully I can find a way to stay home and still earn an income. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have since contacted Global Typing Assignments one of the companies mentioned here by one Rebecca.

Please, Alexa have you researched on this company which asks prospective assignment partakers to pay a registration fee?

Please refer to this so that you may establish their general terms of service. This is a great list! I have loved the idea of working and earning my own money, just never had the chance. After he was diagnosed with autism, my goal evolved to include being ever present to provide the support he needed — doctors visits, therapy and hands-on care. Your goals may be similar — or on the complete opposite end of the spectrum! Defining your work from home goals as a single parent will give you something to shoot for as you wade through the sometimes murky work-from-home waters.

As a reminder, hard skills are those that are learned like mathematics, finance, and programming. Hard skills are easy to measure — you can take tests and other assessments to prove your knowledge.

Soft skills are not as easily measured and include things like networking, self management, and organization. Perhaps writing, editing or proofreading are more your speed. So, before you start applying, assess your skills first so you can find the right gig that puts your existing skills to work. But, not so fast. And I say this, not to discourage you but to help you remain realistic about the entire process. As a single parent, you probably have limited time during the day. This is especially true if you have an infant or non-school-aged kids in your care.

You may have daytime hours available or you may only be able to work nights. You need to honestly look at the time you have available and commit to finding work that fits into your busy life — not the other way around. In any household with children, chaos at some point in time is pretty much a guarantee.

If your life as a single parent is anything like mine, chaos is an everyday occurrence. But when it comes to working, chaos can be defeating. Keep in mind, some of the most readily available work from home jobs are in customer service. And, nine times out of ten, these positions require dead silence, private workspace, and the ability to be tethered to your desk during your shift. The best place to start depends on your goals, skills, and work-from-home restraints.

This may include paid time off, health insurance, k, and other job-related perks. You may be required to stick to a rigid schedule, maintain a proper home office, and provide a distraction-free, noise-free environment to do your work — not always possible as a single mom. As an independent contractor IC , you have greater control over how you work and when than you do as an employee. When my son was born, I was already working from home.

But I soon found, with an infant in my care, I needed something that offered a little stability with a ton of flexibility. This worked out great. I was assigned work twice a week with specified due dates. When you work as an independent contractor, you are not eligible for employee benefits and you are responsible for your own taxes. There is no guarantee of work and your contract could end at any time with or without warning. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities to work from home as an IC and, with it, the chance to work when you have free moments.

But it paid off — we never went without and as he got older, I was able to explore different options. The difference between freelancing and working as an IC boils down to how you get work. From what you charge to who you work with and when, you get a say in it all — and that to me cannot compare to any other way of working. There are so many ways to get started as a freelancer — and, really, you can sell just about any freelance service you can think of from the obscure to the in-demand.

There are no shortages of ways for single moms to become online entrepreneurs.

Define Your Goals

onlinepersonalloansbadcredit.ml 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. Work at home jobs are a good option for single moms who want to stay home while still having a career. Read our guide to the legit work from home careers. Top companies with work-from-home jobs for moms. September 7, Emma Johnson 7 Comments. I have been a work at home freelance writer and media professional for the past 15 years. I’m thrilled when women report they found work at home jobs for single moms. I want this for you, too.