The choice between staying at home to take care of the kids full time versus continuing a gruelling corporate job is one every working professional woman faces after she becomes a mother. It’s not an easy choice, especially since it’s between being around your child and financial independence. However, it doesn’t have to be so difficult anymore. Thanks to the internet, there are actually many things you can do without compromising on family time! Here’s a list of the best and most lucrative work-from-home jobs for stay-at-home moms.
1. Make Stuff at Home
Tap into your creative side and make stuff at home. You may be a good cook, a natural at baking or good at painting or crafts. You may have a flair for knitting or maybe crocheting. Whatever your talent may be, don’t do it for free! Cooking skills could lead to a catering business or you could sell any arts or crafts you make. You’ll be amazed at how much people are willing to pay for pretty or tasty things (they’ll pay twice as much if it is both pretty and tasty). If you’re lacking in business skills, you can always read about it or take an online course.
Remember: It’s never too late to start anything.
2. Start Blogging
Writing, if you have the knack for it, can make you a lot of money. A blog takes time to gain popularity and get readers but once it takes off, earning money through affiliate marketing or various other means is not too difficult. One thing to ensure if you really want to make blogging a career, is to decide a niche and stick to it. Your blog is more likely to get a following if it’s focused on a topic rather than if it’s all over the place.
3. Take Online Surveys
There are many people out there who actually pay us to express our opinions. Taking surveys may not be the best way to earn a lot of money but if you’re looking for some easy money on the side, online surveys are the way to go. You need to be careful of fake websites who don’t really pay you but there are a bunch of legitimate ones like Opinion Outpost, Toluna, YouGov and Swagbucks who actually pay you well for your opinions on various topics, reviews on items, etc.
4. Become a YouTuber
You don’t need any money to start uploading videos on YouTube. You don’t even need a professional camera or studio. All you need is topics for your videos, a smartphone, and someone who’ll shoot the video for you. You could make cooking videos, review products or even teach on YouTube. Grow your community and over time you’ll start to see your seeds of hard-work reap monetary benefits.
5. Become an Online English Tutor
Mothers naturally become good teachers because they are the first teacher their child ever has. The experience you get raising your child can help you earn enough to give you financial independence. It’s pretty easy to become an online English tutor. All you need is good English speaking and writing skills and great training. If you have that, this is probably the best and most lucrative of all work-from-home jobs!