It’s now becoming necessary and a rule in these modern times for moms to earn extra income.
Research studies shows that about 70% of moms with kids younger than 18 work, and more than 75% of moms in this category work full time. In fact also in this category, moms are the primary or sole earners of about 74% of U.S. households.
Working combined with parenting is so tasking. So for moms in this category you’ll have to do jobs that can accommodate your busy parenting lifestyle. This requires mostly, that you work from home.
I have listed out some suggestions that will make you earn passive income from home. These ideas may require a computer and internet access to start up but it will cost you little or no additional funding or schooling. To earn from the comfort of your home, read through below;
1. Virtual Tutoring
As a virtual tutor, moms can conveniently schedule their time and use their expertise to provide services in certain subject matters or test preparations from the comfort of their own homes. Common examples of tech platforms used by virtual tutors includes; Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime and others.
Tutoring doesn’t usually require certification, but most companies when hiring ask for a bachelor’s degree and prove of expertise through exams or other forms of assessment.
Most of the tutoring companies provide convenient online training modules. It’s a hustle worth trying out to earn passive income. If you already have experience in teaching or tutoring, you should try it out now. Or even if you don’t have the experience but you’ve got the expertise, it’s worth trying now.
The average hourly pay rate for a tutor is $23.23. Make sure you conduct your research about the standard wages to set.
Tutors in all grades of math (and also math used on the SAT and ACT) are always in high demand. This high demand also applies to physical science subjects (physics, chemistry, earth science) and English (critical reading and reading comprehension for test taking), writing (essays) and ESL (grammar, test preparation and English for Specific Purposes, for example for some specific professions.
Mostly tutors get/attract clients by creating profiles on the virtual tutoring platforms, or by bidding on clients looking for tutors.
To start up, you may check out the following tutoring platforms;
I can see you grinning, haha. Soon some real cool cash will surely come in handy. Just keep reading for more options to choose from.
There is also a growing demand for tutors to teach English to students that are from countries such as China. Check out some English tutoring platforms now such as
2. Sign up for Amazon Associates
You can start up a free Amazon associates account. It’s been made to be so easy to start up and earn income.
This is an affiliate program set up by Amazon that allows you to sign up for an account and then earn a commission if someone buys something from Amazon using the special link given to you by them. You usually should earn 8% of the cost of the item as income, but that may vary depending on the segment the item is in.
The account should take you less than 5 minutes to set up and it’s an effective way to earn passive income such that you can start earning commissions right from the first week of registration. Your earnings can continuously go up when you’ve got a blog and have formerly established a strong online presence.
For you to get started now, you need to login to your Amazon.com account and then look for the tiny link at the bottom for Amazon Associates. Sign up there and then get a special link. Then add it to any Amazon link. For example, if your special link is approshots-19, add it to any Amazon link (http://amazon.com/shoes-for-women) like http://amazon.com/shoes-for-women/approshots-19 . Then post this anywhere; on your blog, social media and so on.
When you post on social media like Facebook, it could be great for a start, but you’ll likely only earn a few dollars. But if you start a small blog and run it effectively, you’ll start to earn far more.
I know you might be a bit worried about the stress that starting a new blog will cost you. Guest what? There’s an alternative. You can write free guest posts for other blogs in exchange for them allowing you to use your Amazon links in your articles, just as we do here. Haha, you never expected it this good. It’s a win-win.
Also, if you wish to start your own blog but don’t have the time or expertise to create it, you may use our Web Design services, we create modern, easy-to-use WordPress websites and it won’t cost you a dime.
- How much you can earn; Some bloggers earn income of about $17,000 per month with Amazon Associates. That’s for bloggers who have gathered enough audience who trust them. But if you start small and just post on social media like Facebook, you could earn income of about $200 per month in five or six months.
- Startup cost: $0
- How long it takes to earn your first dollar: You may likely earn your first commission today and a check in 30 days, but you probably wouldn’t pass the $100 per month mark in the first five months. It takes time and when done right you’ll soon start seeing good returns. It’s likely that you’ll earn a good amount of money with time. Mostly if you post enough content.
3. Freelance Writing for Blogs
Bloggers are always looking for new content almost everyday. It’s a tough job to write something new everyday, so taking a job opportunity as a guest writer in exchange for a pay is a good idea.
On an average, bloggers pay between $25 and $45 per an article of 2000 words. The advantage about this is that you don’t have to be an expert to achieve this. Often the blog author will assign you a headline so you can research it online and write an article. You’re perfect for this opportunity as far as you can write decently and find answers online. Haha, you see how cool it is.
- How much you can earn; You can earn an income within the range of $30 to $50.
- Startup cost; $0
- How long it takes to earn your first dollar; Depending on the niche, you can start earning as from the first week.
- Likelihood of earning at least some money; Very high as long as you successfully find a blog to write for
Probably you might have gotten calls from telemarketers, trying to sell a cable package, bundled internet, alternative electricity and gas. Telemarketers often get phone hangups. But the advantage of telemarketing is that it’s a perfect work-from-home option, that works in shifts and it meets with your schedule as a mother. Another advantage is that the entry barrier is relatively low, you don’t need a bachelor’s degree or a lot of training.
Another side to this job is that you’ve got to be articulate, friendly and thick-skinned, since it requires that you make multiple calls to sell products, conduct surveys and solicit donations.
How much income you’ll earn; Telemarketers can make, on average $10.50 per hour. To get access to this job, search on sites such as;
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A transcriber is someone that types out a script, and while that sounds simple, you should note that it requires fast and accuracy skills.
Other materials you’ll need for the job includes good working headphones, a computer and word processing software, such as MS word.
You’ll also need a foot pedal that controls the audio or video recording. Transcription work is good for moms, because it can be done from home and it doesn’t require a long ramp-up period to train or get to work.
Be conscious of the fact that transcription requires strict focus and time. The job will be perfect for a parent who has children in school or with their relatives.
Transcription work comes in daily and you can’t predict how much workload you’ll have in the future, unless you work for a company other than been a freelance transcriptionist.
In the US, transcriptionists earn a hourly income of $15.39. You’ll need more training, if you’re into medical transcription.
To start, search for “transcription” or “transcriber” on job sites such as Glassdoor. You can register as a freelance transcriber on sites such as;
- Go Transcript
6. Become a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is an employee that performs tasks remotely that are mostly related to administrative functions.
Some of us have booked travels, arranged catering for meetings, done expense reports, maintained a calendar, performed general research and other administrative tasks.
These are some of the skills you need to have for the job, along with any other organizational or administrative experience you possess.
The advantage of the job is that, it’s done remotely and on a freelance basis. Some freelancing jobs last a day and others for weeks and even months.
The average income is $15.65 an hour and like any assistant, virtual ones need to be good on the computer and well-organized and deliver as asked. Having a good phone and an email manager will help in this situation.
You can start by searching for “virtual assistant” on job sites like
Babysitting jobs comprises of various roles such as picking up a child from lessons or school, helping with homework, making dinner and giving baths. Practically, this means you’ll take up almost all parental responsibilities.
It may be too tough for a stay at home mom to work as a full time baby sitter, but working as a part-time babysitter may work, depending on your daily plans and the age of your kid(s).
You’ll require ramp up time and a proper government license to operate a daycare business from your home. (Researching the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations can help you figure that out).
However, if you can’t run a daycare business then stick to babysitting and ensure that you know the law well enough, so that you don’t have to make the mistake of running a daycare business. For example, in New York State, “Any child day care program planning to serve three or more children for more than three hours a day on a regular basis must obtain a license or registration.”
Get permission first and then promote your child care services through word of mouth, social media, personal networks, or put up flyers/signs where parents would be , such as at schools and stores that sell children items.
You can also take advantage and get childcare jobs through online platforms such as Care.com, Urbansitter.com and
Sittercity.com, which connect childcare and babysitting professionals with jobs.
There isn’t an average hourly wage for babysitting services, as it depends on different factors. These factors may include responsibilities such as also doubling as a tutor and also the geographical location.
But according to a survey conducted by Care.com, it states that the average babysitting rate in 2017 was $16.20. You can do your research too by comparing prices in your geographical location.
8. Flip on Craigslist
Flipping items is a great way you can earn extra income without it costing you a dime.
A friend of mine once bought a brand new bike from flipping. It all started from flipping his phone, and then he made enough profit to buy a better phone. He flipped again to make more profit and he got a laptop. And that was how he succeeded at earning enough income to buy a bike. This didn’t cost him a dime!
You too can do the same, but you’ve got to be extremely cautious about doing deals on Craigslist, so that you or your loved ones don’t fall victim(s) to scammers. When you meet a person to do a Craigslist sale, I highly recommend asking to meet with them in the parking lot of a police station. That’s the best place to do a Craigslist sale and then they don’t and shouldn’t know where you live.
- How much you can earn; This depends on what you’re selling.
- Startup cost; Your old crap
- How long it takes to earn your first dollar; mostly few days
- Likelihood of earning at least some money; You wouldn’t sell if it wasn’t a good deal right? So you’re pretty well guaranteed to earn something!
9. Customer Service Representative
This is a hourly position that has a low barrier for entry, and it’s an advantage for moms or dads who want to work remotely and don’t have the time for too much additional training and education.
The job of a customer service representative is mainly taking inbound calls and helping customers. The work is scheduled in shifts, and because you’ll be interacting with a lot of people over the phone, some whom probably are frustrated or upset, you need to leverage a calm nature, thick-skin, be friendly and solution-focused.
The role of call service representative typically requires a GED(General Educational Development) and a year of experience, so when applying provide prove of any experience you’ve had in customer service or in jobs that have asked you to assist people over the phone and solve problems.
Most call service representative jobs come with training. The average wage for a customer service representative in the U.S. is $13.60 an hour.
To start up your search for this type of work, look for job titles that include “Customer Care Representative,” “Customer Success Specialist,” “Call Service Representative,” “Client Service Representative” and “Client Success Specialist.”
10. Become a Social Media Evaluator
Social media evaluators earn income to gather information about a company’s social media strategy and presence (this is done by evaluating the quality and importance of ads, search results and news feeds) in their market.
Moms can do this entry-level work remotely, in as much as they have a computer or smartphone and internet access.
However, take note that some of the disadvantages for this type of work is that the hiring process itself can be impersonal (entirely digital) and the assessment for the job can take weeks, according to data analysis on Glassdoor about one of the leading social media evaluator employers, Appen. The advantages includes; the hours are flexible and the work is easy.
Social Media Evaluators earn an income between the range of $10 to $14 an hour, depending your location.
You can start by searching on job websites such as;
… and also by typing in “social media evaluator” or “web search evaluator” in the search box.
You see, I told you!! That you’re going to have a lot of cool options to choose from where you can earn extra income for yourself, while you still have time to care for your kids.
What are you waiting for? Just get the ball rolling now.
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