Are you a stay at home mom looking for a way to make some extra money? No matter what ages your kids are, there are plenty of flexible things you can do for work while still enjoying time at home with family.
Yes, you can earn a part-time or even a full time while still being a stay at home parent for the most part. Thanks to the internet and other creative jobs, there are plenty of options that can work around your schedule.
Here are some of the best creative jobs for stay at home moms.
Of course, freelance writing tops this list as it’s my favorite flexible income stream. If you’re a stay at home mom and you like to write, you might enjoy working as freelance writer.
You can write articles or blog posts for clients and make anywhere from a few hundred to thousands per month. Set your own schedule so long as you meet deadlines so this means you can write early in the morning before the kids are up, during nap time, or whenever.
Check out some of these freelance writing resources below to help you get started.
Transcription work involves taking audio or video content and turning it into text. You need to have proficient typing skills for this type of work as it helps to be able to type quickly and accurately.
This is a job that’s easy to do from home and you can find work via sites like Rev, Dion Data Solutions, and Capital Typing
Find more info on typing jobs here.
This is a creative job for a stay at home mom who may have young kids or homeschool. Your area may have small communities for homeschool groups that are commonly referred to as co-ops.
These co-ops may meet once or twice a week so homeschool children can take classes, go on field trip as a group, and interact with each other.
Most co-ops pay teachers so if you have a teaching certificate or a specific expertise, you might want to apply to teach part-time at a local co-op. My friend from church does this and she brings her two young daughters with her when she teaches the weekly P.E. class.
To find homeschool co-ops in your area that might be hiring, check out this resource or search for Meetup groups or Facebook groups so you can find a point of contact.
If you’re looking for creative jobs for stay at home moms, becoming a Pinterest virtual assistant (VA) is likely something you can enjoy and not get bored with.
Businesses, entrepreneurs, and bloggers all may need to hire someone to manage their Pinterest pages. Pinterest has evolved into a popular search engine and it can help bring traffic and clicks to a website which makes it super valuable for businesses.
If you learn how to use Pinterest and grow someone’s account, you may be able to design pin images, create new boards, schedule pins and more. Pinterest VAs a la carte services or a full-service package and charge $200+ per month per client to schedule pins and manage an account.
Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
Love animals? Dog walking and pet sitting are easy ways to make money as a stay at home mom. Pet owners who travel a lot or just can’t get out often to walk their dogs rely on this service so you could establish some consistent clientele. Sites like Rover allow you to create a profile to market your dog walking and pet sitting services.
So how much can you charge with this type of job? Local pet sitters comfortable charge between $25 to $35 per night and around $15 to $22 per 30-minute walk.
You can walk dogs while you’re taking your kids to the park or let a pet spend the night for extra cash with this flexible and independent job.
I hope this list gives you a good idea of how many creative jobs for stay at home moms there are. If you’re looking to make some extra money, start brainstorming your interests and skills to see if there’s something you can sell or a service you can provide.
Creative and flexible jobs allow you to set your own hours, work from home or another remote location, and even fulfill a passion and hobby that you enjoy working on.
giulia lombardo says
When I lost my job I was needed to earn something to repay a little debt and I worked in the weekend as barista, I’ve done dog sitting and some translation work, well I cans say that I am debt free, all things you suggest in the post are really good!!!