Kids grow up so fast.
Before I know it, my son will be a teenager on his way to college in the blink of an eye.
Each step he takes.
Every talent shows he stars in.
Each tooth that falls out.
Every party he attends.
Every football game played. ( he probably won’t have the height for anything else thanks to his 4’11 mama haha!)
I want to be there to witness ALL of it! This becomes kind of hard when you have to balance going to work and being a mom.
Thankfully, I have the opportunity to stay at home. I won’t have to worry about missing anything in his life.
This doesn’t stop me from worrying about the bills that are due. Crazy that I can’t pay our bills with a mother’s love, right? Who would have thought?!
Can you make money from home?
Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I knew I’d have to find a way to make money from home. Everyone in my life was convinced that work from home moms were a myth. I was told that when you have a child, it’s necessary to be realistic. But who said wanting to spend time with your child is unrealistic?
More money than I’m comfortable down the drain, enough cups of coffee to open my own Starbucks and a gazillion hours on the computer later, I finally can let you guys in on a couple of ways to make legit money from home.
Some of these jobs are actual ways I’ve earned money into my bank account. You can try only one or become a serial entrepreneur and put a few different jobs under your belt. It all depends on your skill set, determination level, and the amount of time you are willing to put in. Whichever one you choose, just know it is more than possible to work from home while being a stay at home mom.
7 Legit Jobs for Work From Home Moms
Blogger / Digital Influencer
Being a blogger can be amazing. Do you like to write? Is there anything you are passionate about? This could be the job for you. There are a number of ways a blogger can bring income in. With the right amount of dedication and collection of valuable posts, you have the opportunity to fully sustain your lifestyle with blogging.
I get to wake up in the morning and write about being a mom, fashion that I’d love to wear, and being an entrepreneur. Coming from a 9-5, this is heaven!
Initially, I didn’t start with a self-hosted WordPress website. After much trial and error, I’m happy with my current hosting at SiteGround. I’ve had no issues with site crashes, hosting pricing, or difficulties managing my website.
If you are looking to start a blog and launch a career as a influencer, use my link to get yourself started.
The success of your career as a mystery shopper depends on a few factors. Do you live in/near a metropolitan city? How’s your current lifestyle? Do you own a car? Have kids? Travel? All of this can impact the amount of income you will bring in from being a mystery shopper.
The closest city to our house is Buffalo which is far from a major city. If you live near New York City, Los Angeles, etc., there will be a higher quality and quantity of mystery jobs. Simple acts like getting your car serviced or purchasing groceries for you family ( which you do anyways! ) are options for shops that will make you money.
I use mystery shop jobs to bring in a bit of pocket change for my shopping habits and addiction to Target! 🙂
Traveling is a HUGE passion of mines. I believe that people should experience countries and cultures outside of what they “know”. You’d be surprised how much you can learn from someone who has a different history, opinion, or experience than you.
That being said, who wouldn’t want to travel the country, meet new people, and relax in exotic places for the rest of your life. Each of those are the reasons why I decided to become a travel agent. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I get to travel at a discount, count my family’s vacation trips as a tax deduction, and offer friends and family members vacations of a lifetime at a discount. All of which speaks to my heart.
There are plenty of places you can sign up to become an at-home travel agent. If you are interested in making money while you sleep and enjoying life with your family,send me a message and I’ll be sure to walk you through the process. I’m all for helping others experience financial freedom.
This specific job is the apple of my eye. Writing has been a passion of mines since high school. It’s just something about being able to express myself that truly hits home. As my interests have developed with age, I’ve been able to articulate myself in a way that can help others. I started my own writing business to fulfill my desire to help businesses grow. Writing allowed me to join the community of work from home moms that can split their time between raising children and being a BOSS! If you have a business or blog that needs any copy writing, make sure to take a peek!
Do you have to be the greatest writer ever to start off as a writer? Nope! I’d suggest open and honest transparency and a dedication to succeed to achieve success as a writer. If you love to create and communicate with your words, this could be the job for you!
Calling all of those future work from home moms that can speak “tech” and enjoy building websites. This is your calling! Being a web designer can be a lucrative career for anyone interested in designing websites. Even for those who under-quote their work, the minimum for each job is hundreds of dollars. With a bit of business savvy and marketing knowledge, becoming a web designer can let you work from the beaches in the Caribbean with a drink in your hand.
If only I had the patience, I would have made becoming a web designer my primary career. It’s easy to start up even for those who aren’t proficient in technology.
Online Store Owner
The internet is packed with platforms that allow you to create a online store. Etsy. Ebay. Even Craiglistst. Or you could go the route of having your own website with an online store. If so, be sure to start here with your hosting! The last thing you want is to have hosting that can’t support the traffic that your online store will have.
Whichever platform you choose, becoming a store owner can be a very successful business for your family. Us work from home moms need to choose careers that have the opportunity to grow with our children. Becoming a store owner will do just that. I know of countless boutique owners, craft sellers, and hair extension suppliers that have had success with opening an online store.
Gosh, the many ways you could become an entrepreneur are ENDLESS! You can start an at-home consulting business, provide a local service, sell goods to your friends and family. Sheesh, there are so many options. This is one of my favorites because it can mold to whatever skills you currently possess.
Don’t be afraid to go after what you love and step outside the box. On the other side of “traditional jobs” rests a lifestyle that will fully support your family and allow you to become one of many work from home moms.
Are you Ready to Join Work from Home Moms?
I can’t count the amount of times I was told that working from home was “unrealistic”. People are so scared to take a leap and risk a steady small check that they’ll put down any ambitions you have to take a chance. Please, don’t listen to them! There are legitimate ways to make money from home that will give you the chance to see your child grow up.
Don’t miss out on memories that will last a lifetime. With each of these jobs, you can give your family freedom to grow without struggling. This list is just a fraction of the ways you can make money from home. Have you tried any other ways? Care to suggest? I’d love to know! Let’s make working from home a reality.