We’ve all seen the ads and pop-ups offering extravagant claims of earning $500 a day from home. We’ve also already heard about the ‘friend of a friend’ who makes a living selling handmade crafts or branded products online. Of course the reality is this can’t be possible, if it was that easy surely everyone would be doing it. But, we’re telling you now that there are in fact ways to make a living which are both remote and flexible.

So many working moms would love the chance to stay home with their kids, but can't for financial reasons. And trying to find a work from home job can be daunting, so we've compiled a list of 9 legitimate jobs for stay at home moms.

As a stay at home mom perhaps you’ve often found yourself wondering if you could utilize any free time you have to make some extra money, or maybe you’ve found yourself yearning to re-join the workforce but can’t commit to set hours just yet. This article will outline 9 potential ways in which you can make a living as a stay at home mom which are both feasible and can fit around your busy lifestyle.

Resume Writer

We all understand the horrors of having to craft a CV from scratch, and it’s not just the classic CV which in demand by employer’s in the current competitive job market. Detailed resume’s and wittily written cover letters can mean the difference between securing your dream job or not. Therefore, it’s no surprise that there has been a boom in CV and resume writing services in the last few years, with sites such as Resumention offering top quality, professional documents costing anything from $30 to $150 depending on the package. Therefore, it’s no surprise that becoming a CV writer can earn you serious money, all from the comfort of your own home.

Start Vlogging and/or Blogging

There are plenty of sites out there that can host your blog, such as WordPress, or you can simply buy your own website domain. You are free to write about anything you like from recipes, to parenting, to something completely unrelated to your everyday life. Placing ads on your website or blog can provide a steady of source of passive income using tools such as Google Adsense. A YouTube channel can also be a source of steady income through ad revenue.

Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is becoming increasingly popular as hectic modern life makes meeting a physical tutor more and more difficult. Websites such as Academized and Essay Writing Service allow students to connect with tutors electronically over Skype and other live video platforms and learn face to face from the comfort of their own homes. You could teach anything from school level academic subjects, an instrument, or even a language and make a consistent income in your free time.

Sell Products For Pre-existing Companies

Companies such as Avon and Ann Sommers have schemes which involve providing their products to ‘associates’ you then go on to sell them on behalf of the company, earning commission. How much you earn depends on the work you put it in and there are often no minimum orders so there is no commitment to make big sales. This can be a great way to earn some cash on the side by selling goods to family and friends, or even on social media.

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Take Part In Online Surveys

While it can at times be repetitive and laborious, online surveys are a way of providing a small, steady stream of income and can fit easily around your daily routine. Websites such as HarrisPollOnline and SurveyClub  are free to sign up for and have new paid surveys every day.

Become A Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is exactly the same as a personal assistant except, as the name suggests, they’re online! That’s right, from the comfort of your own home you can earn a solid hourly wage. Virtual assistants perform a huge variety of tasks, organizing either or both the personal and business sides of their client’s lives.  Scheduling appointments, organizing meetings, and ordering gifts on your employer’s behalf are all tasks you could be completing as a virtual assistant.  

Writing Online Reviews

Now this could actually be a dream job! Getting paid to review products, what could be better? There are plenty of brands out there looking to get honest and informative reviews before a product is launched. Likewise, there are plenty of brands that are willing to pay to increase their reviews on sites such as Amazon as this increases traffic to the page. Reviews from verified buyers also enhance a product’s reliability and increase the likelihood of others purchasing it. Book reviews are also becoming increasingly popular, which is great news if you’re a book worm. Check out sites such as Revieweal and UkTopWriters and also try making a reviews gig on freelancing sites like Fiverr.com as well.

Academic Writer

In the same vein as resume writing, an academic writer is an increasingly sought after service. There are currently hundreds of websites worldwide offering academic writing services on projects ranging from short high school book reviews to dissertations and doctorates! The price increases depending on the academic level, length of the work, and time frame within which is required and buyers can easily spend hundreds of dollars. If you enjoy writing and especially if you have experience in writing on a particular academic subject, you can quickly start earning an wage as an academic writer. Websites to look at include Dissertation Help and Assignment Help.  

Other Freelance Work

As well as writing and tutoring, there are plenty of other freelance gigs that can be performed from the comfort of your living room. Graphic design, artwork, photography, and marketing are all sought after skills in the online market place and allow you control over when and where you work. Browse websites such as Essayroo and Upwork to get an idea of what others are offering and how much they are charging to see if there is demand for a niche you do or could fit into.  When you’re ready to get going, check out Micala Quinn’s course, Overwhelmed to Overbooked!

So there you have it, working as a stay at home Mom might not be as difficult as you once imagine. Of course all of these options require hard work and skill, there is no such thing as a ‘quick fix’ when it comes to making a living, otherwise everyone really would be doing it. Luckily though, these options provide you with control over how and when you work so you focus on what is really important to you- your family.


Grace Carter is a content manager at Dissertation Writing Service and Big Assignments websites. She works with interns, helps with content marketing and reviews online submissions. Also, Grace teaches business writing at Paper Fellows portal.