Are you a stay at home mom?
Where I live, you get up to a year off for maternity. I’m so glad I had that time with my twins. But, one thing that lingered was how to contribute to my finances once my maternity leave ended.
I needed to find a way!
I thought, my husband works from home and if he can do it, then I can too!
Soon, I learned about jobs moms can do at home! I was hooked
A stay at home mom job can be anything online or not. There are a ton of things you can do as a stay at home and make money.
The list I share with you are ones that are easy to start and easy to set up that cost very little as well!
Are you with me?
Let’s look at 12 stay at home mom jobs so that you can have more time with your little one or ones!
12 Stay at Home Mom Jobs
1. Start a Blog
Yes! This has to be my number way to stay home for good! Starting a blog was the BEST decision I ever made. I was able to use my blog to make money online! How great is that!
And, the best part is, if you want to bootstrap it all, you can start a blog for less than $120!
Check out my simple and tech-free tutorial on starting a blog (video included!)
So, how can you make money blogging?
There are several ways, but the easiest and best ways for brand new bloggers to make money are:
- Start a service
- Do affiliate marketing
- Have ads on your blog
Each monetization strategy has its own method to generating income. If you want to dabble in affiliate marketing, check out my post and video on Amazon affiliate marketing.
If offering a service is up your ally, check out my post on 22 freelance services you can offer as a stay at home mom.
Finally, if you want to do ads on your blog, the first thing that you need to work on is gaining traffic.
Blog traffic is the heartbeat of your blog.
This is what will help you become a successful blogger. But, how do you get blog traffic?
I have a blog traffic recipe that you can try!
2. Freelance Write
A service you can offer is writing!
Yes, you can get paid to blog! I have several clients that pay me to write blog posts. This is a profitable business for sure!
What do you need to start freelance writing?
- A blog or website
- Samples of your writing to build your portfolio
- PayPal account (so you can get paid)
- Places to find freelance writing jobs
For more information, check out my other blog – Elna Cain!
3. Virtual Assistant
Do you have a Type-A personality?
Do you enjoy organization? Well, you can be a virtual assistant. Businesses, solopreneurs and even other mom bloggers hire virtual assistants to help them with a variety of tasks like:
- Video editing
- Graphic design (i.e. making pins)
- Email management
- SEO for posts
- Sales page copy
- Blog management
- Content writing
For more information, check out Abby’s site, The Virtual Savvy.
4. Pinterest Manager
Is Pinterest your bae?
Do you know Pinterest inside and out? If you do, then you can offer your Pinterest services to other bloggers and businesses. You can handle their Pinterest account and help them with marketing their blog on Pinterest.
5. Sell on Etsy
Do you sew or knit?
Do you have a knack for creating something like business cards, beauty products, leg warmers and more?
Etsy is a platform where you can sell your products on line. This can be your main hustle online or you can also start a blog and have a shop on your blog where you direct people to your Etsy shop.
To help you boost your revenue and sell on Etsy, check out this awesome guide.
6. Be a Coach
While you would do good with having a certification as a coach for a certain topic, it is possible to become a coach based on what you are doing successful.
Caitlin Pyle is a mom and online proofreader. She has built a proofreading business. But now she’s doing online summit to help other moms work at home!
For example, if you started a Pinterest management business, you can be a Pinterest coach or if you decided to start a mom blog, down the road you can offer your blogging mentorship program!
Being a coach comes in all forms:
- Private Facebook group training
- Masterclass retreat
- Online submit
- 1:1 coaching
7. Create a Subscription Box Business
This looks super fun! My IRL friend has a crate business and while it’s not a subscription box business yet, it is something she might want to do later on.
My friend creates pre-curated crates (and create your own crate) for a variety of people that live in Canada. She runs her business out of her home and her husband helps her by making the unique wood-carved crates that these Canadian and local products come in.
One thing you might be thinking is how to get vendors so that you can fill up your crates?
This is where you need time to participate in gift fairs and meet ups with local businesses. Networking is huge if you want to have a “crate business” or a subscription box business.
For information about increasing your sales with a subscription box business, check out this guide.
Offline Jobs for Moms
While there are many more types of mom jobs online, I want to also include some offline mom jobs. These don’t need the Internet, but to set up some of these gigs you do need the time.
8. Become a Professional Organizer
Want to know a secret?
I’m horrible with organizing! I really am. I say I’m bad with time management, but really, that’s a nice way to say that it’s because of the clutter and disorganization that I suffer from poor time management!
Twins come with a lot of stuff mamas!
It’s never ending!
That’s why I watch Youtube videos on organizing!
One organizing mama I follow did organizing at home for clients and then started a YouTube channel and shared her best tips. She also started a blog and provided free printables. Now, she has a book out and and her brand is growing every day!
So, if you are great at organizing you can organize other people’s homes!
9. Clean Houses
I know when I had my twins, the last thing I wanted to do was clean my home! I was fortunate that my sister paid for a cleaning service for the first six months after I gave birth.
This was a godsend and I can’t repay her enough.
As a mom, this is something you can do and provide help specifically to new moms!
Word of mouth would be your best marketing strategy in the beginning. Having a Facebook page can help with drumming up more business as well as joining local Facebook groups.
10. Offer Childcare Services
Raise your had if you babysat as a teen?
I did, I did!
Well, if you are a stay at home mom, why not offer some childcare services? Your neighbor or a friend’s friend might need some childcare after maternity leave.
Your child may be in school already or taking care of two poses no problem for you!
Before I started a blog, I seriously was thinking of starting my own daycare business.
But, I came to my senses as taking care of twins is almost a full-time job!
11. Be an Event Organizer for Moms
My twins’ birthday is soon approaching and I was immediately overwhelmed by all the ideas I had. I would search on Pinterest for party themes and get flooded with tons of pins and ideas.
Or, I ended up down a rabbit hole looking at blog post after blog post on creating printables, downloading templates and so much more.
I thought to myself – wouldn’t it be neat if a mom offered a service to help me organize my twins’ birthday?
Instead of me spending hours all over online, this mom would do the work for me and present it on a one pager – anything from sites to Amazon products.
This is something you can do mama!
12. Sell Your Breast Milk
When I had my twins I was determined to breast feed. But, it took me days for my milk to come in and when I was producing breast milk, I wasn’t producing enough for my twins.
I decided early on to use donor breast milk in the beginning. I’m glad I was able to supplement my breast milk with donor milk, but had to eventually supplement my breast milk with formula as the cost for donor milk was high.
But, you can be on the other end of that mama! You can sell your breast milk for around $60 a day.
Stay At Home Mom Jobs for You
There ya go mama! If you’re a stay-at-home mom looking for a way to earn some income while at home, why not try one of these money-making strategies?
Tell me in the comments what you want to try out first!