Being a stay at home mom is a full-time job in itself. These days however, most families need both online jobs for stay at home momsparents working in order to survive.

So how does a stay at home mom make money if they can’t work outside the house?

With the internet, it’s very simple and there are a number of online jobs for stay at home moms. Some of these jobs can even make the same amount of money as a traditional 40 hour full-time job! Here are my top recommendations for online jobs for stay at home moms.

Writer

If you have good writing skills, you can find either part-time, flexible, or freelance writing positions online.  As the writer, you would be creating online content, articles, or blog posts for public, private, and non-profit organizations.

These positions are great for stay at home moms who would like to earn some extra money on the side. As a word of advice, in order to get hired you should have a portfolio of your work or at least some writing samples to demonstrate your writing proficiency.

A website I would recommend for finding these jobs is freelance writing gigs. There are daily job openings posted on the site. As an example, Wealthy Affiliate member Robert (profile name boomergp08) made $231 in just 17 days through a job that he found on the site for an eBay content writer for DEAL BARGAINS LLC, located in Brooklyn, NY. Below is a screen shot of his payments over that time. Click on either of the images below to read the article.

online jobs for stay at home moms

online jobs for stay at home moms

 

Customer Service Representative

If you have excellent communication skills along with data entry skills and basic computer knowledge, then a customer service representative position could be for you. Many businesses need people who can answer phones at all hours in order assist customers with tasks such as processing orders or returning items.

Where many business are now operating online, an increasing number of companies are giving these jobs to people who work at home. Customer Service jobs offer the flexibility that any stay at home mom would love and are perfect for working a few hours after the kids go to bed. According to glassdoor.com, the national average salary for work at home customer service representatives is $19,160

There are a number sites that offer job listings for customer service representatives such as Upwork.com, SimplyHired.com, and Indeed.com.

Data Entry

Businesses across all industries need people to enter information into their database systems, whether it be sales data, inventory figures, or medical information for a patient.

The most important qualifications for data entry positions are basic computer knowledge and proficient typing skills. And since these jobs are done on a computer, many companies are searching for employees that can work at home.   

Data entry positions offer flexible hours that are perfect for the stay at home mom. According to glassdoor.com, the national average salary for a data entry clerk is $24,740. Since data entry jobs are primarily work at home jobs, you can find a number of these jobs listed on sites such as Upwork.com, SimplyHired.com, and Indeed.com.

Sell Products Online

These days you can sell pretty much anything online. In fact, I wrote an article on how to sell used clothes through Facebook yard sale groups and Craigslist. These 2 sites are also excellent for finding local products to purchase as well, which can then be resold for a higher price on eBay or Amazon.

You can also research to find products that are only available in your area, which could then be sold on eBay or Amazon to other parts of the world. This could be a collectable doll that is only made in your region. You would be surprised what people will buy online!

If you are a stay at home mom with a knack for arts and crafts, check out Etsy. This is a great way to turn your hobby into an online business by opening an Etsy shop. Along with making some extra money, you will also have the flexibility to work whenever it is convenient, which is what any stay at home mom is looking for after working their “day job”.  

Affiliate Marketing (#1 Recommendation)

Affiliate Marketing is my #1 recommendation for online jobs for stay at home moms and is an excellent way to earn passive income. As an overview, affiliate marketing is performance-based marketing where a business will reward one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought to the business through the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The reward incentive is typically in the form of a commission paid to the affiliate. 

With over 3.75 billion users of the internet as of January 2017, it is the largest consumer audience in the world. These people are searching for product information everyday online in the form of product reviews and recommendations. It is your job as an affiliate marketer to connect these people to those products.

Below is a basic overview of how to earn money online through affiliate marketing. 

 for stay at home moms

So how does a work at home mom get started in affiliate marketing? 

It is actually a very simple process to get started and can be outlined in 4 steps  

 

online jobs for work at home moms

 

STEP 1

Choose an Interest

Find what you are passionate about. As a stay at home mom, you are probably passionate about children and child related products such as strollers, car seats, etc.  What interests do you have that you can talk about and educate others? This is known as a niche. A niche is simply a group of people looking for something. There are millions of niche ideas to choose from, all of which can be turned into a successful online business.

Let’s use car seats as an example. This is a fantastic niche and can be the basis for a website where you could write product reviews on various car seats. As a word of advice, be sure to choose an interest that you enjoy discussing without getting bored. This is important as you will be writing content for your website so you want to be sure it is something you are passionate about and will not get tired of.

 

STEP 2

Build a Website

It is actually a very simple process to build a website now and no computer science degree is required! In fact, it takes less than 30 seconds to build a great looking mobile friendly website that is ready to start making money. This is great for a stay at home mom and saves a lot of time that would have been spent in the past writing code for your site.

Your website is the “storefront”of your business and all activity and revenue from your business will be as a result of your website. There are a number of ways that you can make money with your site, which you will learn at my #1 recommended source for tools and training – Wealthy Affiliate. 

 

STEP 3

Attract Visitors

So now that you have your site up and running, you need to attract visitors to your site. This is important as without visitors, you will not make any money from you site.

So how do you attract visitors to your site? This is done through keyword research, which identifies what people are searching for in the search engines such as Google, Bing & Yahoo.  If you target specific keywords, the search engines will notice this and will rank you high in the search results, which will lead to more visitors to your site.

 

STEP 4

Earn Revenue

Once you have visitors to your site, you can start making money through special programs known as “affiliate programs“, which are completely free to join.

Affiliate programs allow you to promote products for a 3rd party, such as Amazon, without having to own the product yourself.  This is great for a stay at home mom as you don’t need to worry about inventory, shipping, or product support at all.  You are simply referring a visitor to a 3rd party to purchase the product. I think this is best aspect of affiliate marketing as you collect the sales commission while they do all the work.

If you would like to learn more about affiliate marketing, I recommend you create a free account at Wealthy AffiliateThere is some excellent information and training available on the site to get you started.

Check out my review of Wealthy Affiliate for an overview of all the excellent tools and training the site has to offer.

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If you have any questions or comments about any of these online jobs, please let me know in the comments below. thanks!

 

 

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10 Responses to Online Jobs for Stay at Home Moms

  1. greg smyth says:

    Hi Tony,
    If you are looking for a work from home business, the options you have mentioned are ideal. You don’t have to work 8 hours straight, you only work when you want, and how much you want. Being a mom is busy enough, but when you have time to yourself, earning some money is definitely a plus.
    I must have a look at Wealthy Affiliate. Looks interesting.
    Cheers

    • Tony says:

      Hi Greg, what’s great about these jobs is that they offer the flexibility that any stay at home mom would need. Many households need 2 incomes these days so these jobs are a great way to bring some extra money in. My personal recommendation is affiliate marketing as once you get your site up an running with consistent daily traffic, you can start earning passive income and not have to work so much on your site. From my research, Wealthy Affiliate offers the most comprehensive tools and training on the web to start your online business. This is due to the “one stop shop” for purchasing domains, creating websites with WordPress, and the best training with certification courses as well as weekly live training videos. If you have any questions about Wealthy Affiliate please let me know. thanks!

  2. Merrell says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for coming up with an article about different options for work for Stay at home moms. The few that you listed definitely sounds interesting, especially the freelance writing gig. I was quite pleasantly surprised to see the income stream of the WA counterpart.

    Of course, affiliate marketing is something that is currently a big hit. Not as easy to set up but ultimately, it could help you rake in the bucks even when we sleep. Hence, possibility of passive income.

    • Tony says:

      Hi Merrell, I agree that affiliate marketing may take more time than the other jobs initially, however once you start getting consistent traffic to your site you can begin earning passive income. There’s nothing better then making money while you sleep! The key is to consistently add quality content to your site in order to get the traffic. Once you have the traffic, you can begin reaping the rewards

  3. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for creating and sharing this rather helpful and informative article with us. Definately sending a link to my girlfriend who is a stay at home mum, perhaps there is something she may take a twinkle to!

    I could n’t help but notice most of these jobs I could do when I have a little spare time and earn few extra bucks too as they are not exclsuively activities that only women can do.

    With the affiliate marketing option, how long does it take to earn a nice part time extra income? I ask as this is certainly something we could do together or each of us with our own sites.

    • Tony says:

      Hi Derek, I agree that these jobs are also great for men as well in order to earn a few bucks in your spare time. As far as affiliate marketing, I guess it depends on what your income goals are and how much time you are willing to invest in growing your online business. From what I have read, it’s typically around the 3-6 month mark when you first start making money. This is due to your website being brand new and you need to gain trust with the search engines first before you start getting ranked. The key is to consistently produce quality content so the search engines know that your site is active and can offer a quality experience to visitors. If you have any other questions let me know. thanks!

  4. Neil says:

    I think there are quite a few internet type of jobs available for stay at home moms. However, there can also be many low-quality and under paid ones.

    But it’s great to learn that becoming writers, customer service reps, data entry, and selling products can be some good money makers.

    However, after learning about affiliate marketing and the 4 steps for earning an income as an affiliate, it certainly seems like the best approach to working on the internet and generating an awesome level of income.

    Neil 🙂

    • Tony says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Neil. I agree there are some low income jobs out there that are probably not worth your time. An example I’ve found is the online survey sites, which are time consuming and pay very little. In my opinion, affiliate marketing is definitely the best way for a stay at home mom to make money at home as once you start getting traffic, you can earnpassive income. There’s nothing better than making money while you sleep!

  5. Cathy says:

    I tried data entry before and didn’t like it one bit. It felt like I was a working machine and the amount of time that I have to spend in front of the computer screen is killing my back.

    Affiliate marketing is something I’ve been toying about but haven’t gone very far because it seems to involve website building which seems a little technical for me.

    You seems to have some experience with this. What type of program do you use for building a website? Was it easy? Thanks.

    • Tony says:

      Hi Cathy, building a website is actually very easy to do now. With WordPress, you can actually build a website in less than 30 seconds! I built my website with WordPress, which is included as a member of Wealthy Affiliate. You no longer need to know programming code, it’s essentially point and click. I would suggest checking out the following build a website article: https://mywealthywebbusiness.com/build-a-website If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. thanks!

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