5 Flexible Work at Home Jobs for Moms
Whether you are looking to start a career, work part-time, or just earn a little extra spending money, finding work-from-home jobs for moms is possible, but it’s important to find the right fit for you.
While some remote jobs are amazing for moms juggling kids at home with a work life, others can create more stress for you and your family.
Many remote jobs require you to be on the phone or on video calls. If you have younger children, you know how challenging it can be to keep your child occupied (and quiet!) in another room while you try to work.
If you crave a flexible schedule so you can go to the gym, take your kids to play dates, or just work when you are at your peak mentally, then you have to look for a career that is outside the normal 9-to-5.
Below is a list of 5 flexible work-at-home jobs for moms - or anyone craving that oh-so-precious flex time.
Most of the jobs below aren't really "jobs", but more "opportunities". Jobs typically involve having a boss, a set schedule, and a regular paycheck.
The "jobs" below are ways you can make money by providing a certain type of service. You are working for yourself and offering your services on a contract basis. This is the best way to have the ultimate in flexibility while using your best skills!
1. Virtual Bookkeeper
Becoming a bookkeeper is a great way to build a flexible, remote career while giving yourself the opportunity to earn a good living.
If you don’t have bookkeeping skills, you can find good courses online that will help you get the skills you need to be successful.
If you don't want to hustle for clients, look on sites like Craigslist or Zip Recruiter to find potential remote bookkeeping jobs. Keep in mind you will most likely sacrifice a bit of flexibility if you are an employee as opposed to a freelancer.
Every business needs accounting/bookkeeping help, so there are typically plenty of options.
2. Dog Walker/Dog Sitter
Okay I'm cheating a little with this one since you have to actually leave your house to be a dog walker, but I think it is still a fun one to include since you aren't stuck in some corporate office.
Dog walking jobs are quite abundant in most larger cities.
Many dog walking companies have several shift options, which is nice if you can only work, say, when your kids are at school.
This job is ideal if you like to get outside and exercise while you work. Plus, your "co-workers" are dogs!
Are you going to make loads of money doing it? Nah, probably not. But if you are doing it as your own business, you could do quite well!
3. Niche Content Writer
Love to write? Have experience in a particular industry?
Writing content for specific industries is a great way to make money on your own schedule.
Look at your experience and see how you could niche your writing services to a specific business or industry. Then, reach out to business owners in your niche and tell them why you are the perfect person to write their content.
This flexible work at home job is perfect if you love details! It’s also great because you can work while the kiddos are napping or at school!
Being a proofreader can give you lots of opportunities to work for writers, bloggers, businesses and even court reporters.
The beauty of proofreading is that you aren't punching a time clock. There are no set hours as long as you get the work back to the client by their deadline.
5. Virtual Assistant
Becoming a virtual assistant can open up all kinds of possibilities for flexible work.
Take an inventory of your skills and decided which ones you’d like to offer to clients. There are a lot of opportunities out there to work as a virtual assistant, either as your own boss, or as an employee.
There are many great resources out there for getting started as a virtual assistant. Do a quick Google search and find a resource that will help you get started!
You Can Have Flexibility
Flexibility in a career may seem like a pipe dream, but you really can find work that you love while keeping your schedule flexible for your family.