5 Great Work from Home Job Ideas for Busy Moms
A long time ago stay-at-home moms didn’t really have too many options available to them when it comes to job opportunities. Luckily, we now live in a world where people from across the globe can interact effectively from the comfort of their homes, and there are plenty of jobs that a mom can do from home. The best option is to find something that allows you to monetize your existing skills and knowledge, but doesn’t take up more than a few hours a day. Let’s look at some of the best jobs that a busy mom can do to can earn some extra money, without having to devote a great deal of time to their work.
1. Open an Etsy shop
If you are a creative and artistic mom with a talent for crafting unique items such as decorations, jewelry, tools and clothes you should consider opening an Etsy shop. Etsy is a very user-friendly platform where people can sell handmade goods and vintage items, over 20 years old. You should have at least a few items ready to stock your shop, and you should also take several quality images and provide an informative product description for each one of your products. It is also a perfect place for collectors to sell some of their vintage stuff for a pretty good price.
2. Create your very own mom blog
A lot of moms find that giving others advice on topics like budgeting, home maintenance, DIY projects, parenting and cooking not only come natural to them, but can actually be an excellent creative outlet. Mom blogs are very popular and give you plenty of room for creativity, as there is an incredibly wide range of topics that can be covered. Once your fan base has grown a little bit, a blog can become a viable source of extra income. Blogging is not that difficult, but don’t take my word for it, you can learn from Gina on how to start a mom blog, a real mom with firsthand experience. You don’t have to be an exceptionally good writer either — as long as you are passionate about what you write and let your personality naturally shine through you will be able to provide plenty of informative and fun content.
3. Build a respectable YouTube Channel
YouTube can be a fun way to earn a decent income, with some of the more popular channels even earning six figure salaries. Now, the process of building a channel that actually makes a good amount of money each month is long and arduous, but you don’t have to spend more than 4–5 hours a day making and editing videos, and it can be quite fulfilling. There are some basic guidelines for creating a good channel that will grow steadily, but the basic things to remember are:
- Focus on a topic that you are passionate about
- Combine good information with humor
- Get the best video equipment that you can afford
- Put out plenty of regular content
- Find your own natural presentation style and nurture it
The YouTube channel can be combined with a blog and a strong social media presence for maximum exposure.
4. Hold online classes over Skype
In the old days, if you had skill, knowledge and were a good teacher, you still had to work hard to find students, and you would also have people coming to the house. However, with the advent of Skype tutoring has become an incredibly simple affair. You can teach students anything from how to play the guitar or speak a foreign language, to martial arts and household DIY projects. The hours are incredibly flexible and the work can be fun and engaging.
5. Become a freelance writer, editor, designer, etc.
For those who are not that good at teaching, but can provide some type of service, freelance websites are the best bet. You can find all kinds of job from writing, translation and editing, to virtual assistant, web designer and programmer. Just create a profile, go through the guidelines to get acquainted with the platform, pick a job category and start applying for different postings. Bloggers often do some freelance writing on the side, and you can easily combine freelance work with other projects.
Life’s not easy for a stay-at-home mom, and a part time job like those mentioned above is a great way to focus your creative energy, while at the same time saving up some money for a nice trip or other little luxuries.