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The 7 Best Stay At Home Mom Job Ideas That Pay Well And Can Be Done While Your Baby Sleeps


Working from home can be the perfect solution if you are sick of spending long hours every day commuting and spending hours away from your kids.

With baby no.2 on the way, I am once again motivated to look for stay at home mom job ideas so I can earn an extra income at home while not missing out on precious moments with my children.

I must admit at the outset though that having a stay at home mom job requires some organization and thought.

While the benefits of working from home are great, some pre-planning of meals and nap schedules goes a long way to ensuring you have solid blocks of time to do some uninterrupted work.

Here’s a list of the best stay at home mom jobs ideas that you can get started on today.

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Stay at Home Mom Jobs Ideas #1 – Start Your Own Money-making Blog

This is by far one of the best stay at home mom jobs because there is no upper limit to the amount you can earn to support your family.

However, I must be honest and point out that it does take work and you don’t earn money right away. This is no get rich quick scheme.

That being said, there are lots of stay-at-home moms who have started their own money-making blogs and are bringing in more than full-time incomes.

Here are a few awesome mommy bloggers:

  • McKinzie – This mom started not one but three businesses while staying at home with her son. And she was not only able to earn a full-time income bringing in $5,000 to $10,000 a month from her blog but also managed to retire her husband too!
  • Crystal – This mom started a moneymaking blog while her husband was in law school. Now she creates and produces courses and books and sells them via her incredibly successful moneymaking blog.
  • Mimi – This mom make beautiful home made soaps and runs a family fun blog that appeals to all audiences.

The top reason why blogging is a great job idea for stay at home moms is because it is low-risk and has very low set-up and running costs.

Did you know you can run a blog for a little as $10 a month?

This is great news as money is usually tight when you are on one income and blogging is something you can work on when you have spare moment throughout the day – when your child is napping, at school or after the kids have gone to bed.

There certainly aren’t too many jobs that have such low expenses and allow you the flexibility of working in blocks throughout the day.

If you want to start a blog, I have written a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to set one up here.

Stay at Home Mom Jobs Ideas #2 – Test websites

If you love leaving reviews and sharing your opinion on new ads, products or websites then this job idea might be for you.

Website owners want to know what people’s first impressions of their website are. They know that first impressions are everything and so they are willing to pay for testers to ensure that their site is attractive and easy for the visitors to navigate.

All you need as a website tester is a good internet connection and a laptop. This is also a great job option for stay at home moms because you can choose your own hours.

Websites like TestingTime.com and UserTesting.com pay $10 per test via PayPal. Each test usually takes around 20 minutes and involves completing a set of tasks and recording yourself speaking your thoughts aloud.

Doing the math, that works out to a possible $30 an hour which is not too bad at all for checking out websites!

Stay at Home Mom Jobs Ideas #3: Master Matched Betting

When I first heard about Matched Betting, I assumed it involved gambling but after a bit of research into it, I can assure you it does not involve any gambling. So no need to hide this job idea from the kids.

Matched Betting is actually a completely risk-free method of systematically making money from free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers.

For example, bookmakers often offer sign up bonuses for new members if they make a few bets on their site.

So what you then do is make a few bets for both sides to win the tennis match.

We know that one side is going to lose. So let’s say you lose £10 per bet which totals £30 for three bets. But making those bets means you have now unlocked a £100 sign on bonus. That results in a £70 profit.

You then rinse & repeat on other sites.

Sites like OddsMonkey offer tutorials and tools that teach absolute newbies to make money online consistently using the Matched Betting method. And their users on average make £900 a month.

That’s not too bad a monthly income and this is also something you can work on when you get spare moments throughout the day.



Stay at Home Mom Job Ideas #4 – Proofreading

If you have great English and grammar skills, then proofreading might be the perfect stay at home mom job for you.

I have done some proofreading work from home in the past for university lecturers, the hours are very flexible and all you need is a laptop or tablet.

And today, there is an increasing demand for proofreaders online means that it is becoming quite a lucrative business to get into.

Lots of people are looking for proofreaders online – businesses, bloggers, and online marketers depend on proofreaders to ensure their content is easy to read and grammatically correct.

How do you get started?

Caitlin Pyle over at ProofreadAnywhere.com is one of the most talented proofreaders out there.

Caitlin and Proofread Anywhere have been featured in everything from Business Insider to Forbes to other online blogs like The Penny Hoarder.

Caitlin has put together a FREE 45-minute workshop, where she will share:

  • More about herself (get to know the teacher!)
  • More about proofreading as a profession — including one great place to find work
  • A FREE introductory tutorial on how to use the most popular proofreading tool on the market

Stay at Home Mom Job Ideas #5 – Be a Freelancer

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Working online can be a great way to earn a living. If you have any of the following skills, there is probably a market out there that would pay you:

  • Writing,
  • Graphic design,
  • Transcribing,
  • Accounting,
  • Web design,
  • Marketing,

I think you might be surprised at the demand out there for your skills.

The reason why freelancing is a great stay-at-home mom job idea is that you dictate your own hours and you can work from anywhere.

You can either start by working your existing network, maybe its contacts from your field of work.

If you want to reach a wider audience, then you can check out Upwork and Freelancer.

Stay at Home Mom Job Ideas #6 – Become a virtual assistant

If you are highly organized and have strong administrative skills then you might be a great candidate for becoming a virtual assistant.

With the rise of online businesses, there is also the increased need for virtual assistants who help businesses with emails, customer service, blogging updates, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest management.

Gina Horkey started her own freelancing career on the side in 2014 while raising her two toddlers and within six months she was earning $4,000 per month.

It wasn’t long before she quit her job and became a full-time freelancer.

Gina now runs a great course that teaches you how to run a successful side hustle as a virtual assistance whether you want to create a side income or leave your day job behind.

Click here to read her blog post on how to get started as a virtual assistant.


Stay at Home Mom Job Ideas #7 – Tutor Kids Online

If you love working with kids and need a flexible schedule in stay at home mom jobs, tutoring kids online could be the perfect home based job for you.

Did you know that many people around the world want to learn English and are willing to pay people like you to teach them!

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree, you can sign up for VIP Kid, an online platform for teaching English to Chinese students aged between 5 to 12.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know Chinese.

VIP Kid is rated in the Top 5 on Forbes for best remote companies to work for and is currently hiring remote teachers. To become a VIP Kid teacher, you need to:

  • Be eligible to work in the US or Canada,
  • Have one year of teaching experience, and
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field.

We would love to hear from you

Do you have any more great stay-at-home mom job ideas to share?

Or if you have tried any of the above stay at home mom job ideas, do let us know what you experience has been like.

Would love to hear from you in the comments!

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  • Reply DorcasW May 15, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Hi Shan

    Very helpful post.

    The stay at home mom that really want to do some profitable work from home need not look any further after reading this post.

    You have given so many work from home job ideas in this post, wherein all that a mom or dad who is stuck with the children at home need to do to earn money while at home is to start with one of the ideas on the list.

    I think being a virtual assistant sounds very interesting and I might explore the idea further! Thanks!

    Dorcas W

    • Reply Shan May 15, 2018 at 2:50 am

      Hi Dorcas

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      I’m so glad you found the article helpful. Do let me know how you go with exploring the VA option.

      I know Gina Horkey has been really successful in helping many moms start a side hustle as a VA, you will be in good hands with her.

  • Reply Dave May 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Hallo there Shan,

    My wife has been given a leave from work and has been telling me to help her get something she could be doing during the day after she’s done feeding the babies and home chores.

    And I think the testing websites idea should do it for her. She is really a techie person and I’m sure she’s going to love it. Thanks for the article here.

    • Reply Shan May 23, 2018 at 1:08 am

      Hi Dave

      That’s awesome, I agree the website testing will be a good place to start. I love that it’s flexible and can be slotted anywhere into the day.

      As a mom the job of feeding babies and house work seems never ending and is often a 24/7 thing so flexibility is key. And once she gets into the swing of things she might want to dip her toes into freelancing which is super flexible too 🙂

      Would love to hear how she goes! 

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