Most work-at-home moms don't start out with a full-time telecommuting position right away. The work-at-home lifestyle is usually something you build over time. In fact, you may need to build up your savings first. Plan to start small. If you're moving from the office to telecommuting, maybe try just a couple days a week at first to see how it works for you and your employer. If you're building a business, that takes time.
Tiny house blogger/podcaster/entrepreneur/minimalist. It seems counter sometimes but if you choose to live in a smaller house you’ll spend a lot less to upkeep it and you won’t feel the need to fill it up either! Both cost savings that may allow you to live well off of less income and potentially enable sahming (I don’t think I can say it like a verb???) Macy Miller at www.Minimotives.com
I was surprised that Nerium International was not on your list. The company is less than 4 years old and has broken so many records! Our CEO, Jeff Olson, gets invited year after year to speak to and teach other CEOs at their annual conferences. He is nicknamed “The Millionaire Maker”, and has brought many many companies from the bottom to the top. Nerium did $100 Million their first year with one product, in one country. And it doubles every year after that! It is also the youngest company to reach the top 40 list of the Direct Selling Association! This company is climbing fast to the top, and I’m proud to be involved in it.
You may think working at home means you can skip child care, but you'll have days when you need help -- and that's okay. When Jonas was about 6 months old, O'Donnell hired a responsible high-school student to watch him two or three hours two days a week. The teenager charged half of what an adult sitter or day care would, and it meant O'Donnell could concentrate on answering e-mails and returning phone calls.
I decided that after already dealing with three months of runny, mustard-colored EBF stains (exclusively breast fed... another abbreviation you pick up quickly from blogs), figuring out which materials would prevent my heavy-wetter from leaking and getting a rash, and especially after my $500.00 initial cloth diapering investment, I was going to make this work! Cloth diapering while working is much like continuing to breast feed while working - they both involve an adjustment period during this learning curve, but are not impossible once you cut yourself a little slack and find your groove.
The truth is that quite often, we use the excuse of things being “too expensive” without really thinking too much about it to argue against stay at home parenting, but when you really start adding up the factors, there’s much more value there than you think. In the above example, the stay at home parent is effectively saving the household $560 a week. That’s the equivalent of a $29,000 a year job, not much less than my wife’s current salary, and I feel the numbers used in the calculation are conservative.
After I had Logan (my daughter), I had to leave my day job due to Heath Reasons (RA). I joined a company from Monat and it has changed my life. It is an all natural hair care line void of toxins which was important for me. I just got back from a trip to Hawaii paid for by the company. It has been an awesome year and continues to get better every month. I work from home and essentially from my phone. Message me if you are interested.
Pockets: These go on just like a regular diaper. These have a literal pocket that you stuff the insert into. The insert absorbs the wetness. You can add more than one insert to boost absorbency (sometimes called a booster) like by putting microfiber over a hemp insert. You take out the inserts and wash all diaper parts. Before using again, you have to stuff the diaper, which takes some time.
Even though most people have access to a high quality camera through their smart phones, photographers are still very much in demand. Professional photographers are required for special occasions (weddings, portraits, maternity) and are compensated well for their services. Taking stock photos offers another opportunity for a photographer to earn money. Stock photos are in constant need by websites, blogs and online publications.
Awesome Hannah! I really felt like 6 months was the magic number with both of mine too, where we started getting back into a routine. I was just thinking about this today, and I really feel like there’s room for any blogger who is willing to be brave and share their unique perspective and story. You’re the only you! So don’t be intimidated by how many others there are. If you do decide to start one, feel free to email me! I’d love to answer any questions you might have. Have you thought about doing something with your graphic design on Fiverr? Or perhaps contact bloggers, as they often need help making nice Pinnable images.
Woolies: These can be diaper covers, pants (longies), shorts (shorties), or skirts (skirties). They are made of 100% wool and must be lanolized and washed separately from your other cloth. The benefit is that it is an all natural fiber whereas PUL is not, and some babies are allergic to PUL. The other benefit is that it is breathable allowing air to pass through, which helps cut down on diaper rashes when wetness is locked in. The downfall is that some moms find the lanolizing process time consuming.
I know you just reread that sentence, didn’t you? I’m serious! I choose to use disposables at night or if we are going to be out for several hours on end. I have found it is worth it to ensure that my baby will get the 10 hours of sleep he needs and not be woken up from wet pjs! You know that phrase “if Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy?” Well, if Momma ain’t rested, ain’t nobody gonna be happy! So disposables at night it is.
I’ve never, for example, seen one that mentioned that your health insurance premiums may go up if both you and your partner got primary coverage from your own employer. Nor do they mention that your grocery bill will go up, albeit slightly, from feeding your child lunches and snacks at home (most full-time daycares include this in the cost). Plus there’s the incremental costs like future raises and opportunities that have been mentioned. None ask if your employer offers a 401(k) or 403(b) match, either, or what other sorts of benefits you might be losing (a mass transit pass in a large city? access to inexpensive life or LTD insurance you may need to replace?).
GoGoKid hires home-based online English teachers to work with Chinese children. Home-based teachers earn $14 to $25 per hour. Scheduling is flexible. You set your own hours. These are independent contractor positions. From the company: "Gogokid creates a connection between children in China and the world by providing a global learning experience. Our … Read More
Hi , thanks for the tipsI never thought to use a number of those Jobs. I find that the best way for me is to complete surveys. I have been doing this for about a year now for about an hour each day and i’m making about $350-$500 each month, which isn’t bad considering it’s just meant to be some additional income. I find that this site works the best for those of you that are interested paymentforsurveys.blogspot.com
We cloth diapered with our first two and we had a super easy system (one size diapers–like Motherease–covered by simple Velcro covers–Bummis). Easy. Really. However, I have to make a plug for diaper-free babies! Our third, we practiced what is sometimes called “elimination communication.” I thought it would be hard, but I would do it again in a moment. Those first days are chaotic anyway and it was great to have a happy baby (whenever she would fuss, we went potty, and almost always, voila) and one that didn’t require any sort of diapering! It’s probably not of interest to everyone, but it might be worth a try for some.
I created my own niche after my divorce last year by learning Google Adwords and now handle my own accounts and do contract work for a local digital marketing agency. I set up accounts and rehab / optimize existing ones. Adwords is a platform built for the small solo operator AND big corporations, so there is a lot within the dashboard to sort & sift through. I basically assist small local service businesses get set up right so they don’t continue to lose money. Plus I offer interactive lessons (not something many people do out there at all). Google Adwords is huge and growing (partly how Google makes its BILLIONS). If you love data analysis, marketing in general, writing on point & creative ad copy, and simply LEARNING, the opportunities are there for TRUE self-starters. You also have to have super attention to detail with spelling, etc. I don’t have a college degree, mind you, but was hungry to learn it all. I am at heart a teacher and helper (and have always been geared towards marketing). I have owned my own little businesses as a house cleaner and professional organizer and then segued into Adwords (after building my own cleaning & organizing campaigns). Did so after I had my 2nd boy in 10/2015 and one in K at the time. I had to find a way to work from home because the chaos of meeting the school bus and dropping off and picking up at the sitter was getting a little crazy. 🙂 I recommend looking into Adwords. You can even get certified. That is my next goal.
As the sole breadwinner for my family, I love Bethany’s comment on taking some of the pressure off her husband! My husband and I made the decision for him to stay home together, and I adore the special bond he has with our son and the parental attention our son gets on a regular basis, but that doesn’t mean being a single wage earner isn’t its own kind of pressure. If living on a single income makes money tight for your family, working at home even part-time may help ease the burden.
Nyla and Noelle – Run your own fashion empire from home. Clothing is the hottest new trend in social selling, and you can get in on the ground floor. We are a boutique clothing and jewelry direct sales company. Our fun and fashionable clothing is offered only through our Curators who sell socially from in-home parties, local events, and online through social media. Our Curators purchase a POP box of inventory to get started. After receiving their POP box our Curators choose every style and color of clothing they receive from our always rotating selections. We offer many truly boutique styles from BOHO chic, western chic, casual basics, dressy clothes, and high-end boutique items. We offer sizes S-3XL. Our Curators enjoy a generous profit margin.
Working full-time at home isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires focus, discipline, motivation, and an ability to fight through the day-to-day isolation. It takes a certain personality to love it and thrive at it. But of the work-at-home warriors out there, there is a select group of which I am constantly in awe. Work-at-home moms who are also caring for young children full time. These are the parents who are genuinely trying to “have it all,” all at once, difficulties or not.
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I got started with Amazon Associates in 2011. I signed up for an account (which takes less than 5 minutes) and earned my first commission my first week. I also started a blog about a hobby of mine, and posted my Amazon affiliate links on the blog. I earned a very small income the first month, but I’ve stuck with it and now earn about $6,000 per month by placing Amazon Associates links on my websites.
I was surprised no one mentioned Zeal for Life! They are one of the fastest growing businesses in the wellness industry. Zurvita was even featured in Success from Home magazine in April of this year and I am proud to say I work for a Christian company. I love the freedom I have with being a Zeal for Life consultant, but best of all…I love how much my life has changed since using the wellness product! It’s an all in one nutritional drink PACKED with super foods, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants…and it’s all natural! Contact me if you are ready to change your life too! My leader just made $1400 in her first 30 days!
When most women think about wanting to work from home, they envision finding a job similar to what they could do in an office, but simply working from home. Still on the company payroll, still with benefits. This might include jobs such as data entry for a medical office or insurance company or working as a call centre agent for a travel agency. However, the reality is that jobs like these are extremely rare, and are usually snapped up by traditional employees at the company offering them, or discovered through word of mouth.
Great Post! I like the tip on creating a direct sales business. I stated my online fitness business in April 2016 and have averaged $500 a month. The pace has been increasing and mine and my husbands goal is to quit our jobs in Aug. of 2017 to take this business full time. It is possible to make money online you just have to believe in yourself! You can do it!
Hmmmm I’m a work from home mom right now but there are a couple of these I’m going to try out! Why not make a few bucks while shopping and have the gas paid for? Or help someone out if I’m running around anyway? Plus we are a pet free home so the kids would love pet sitting once in a while. LOVE this list thanks mama!! =) hope some of these links work in Canada!!
Owl Be Green diapers include handmade AI2s with a double layer of PUL and gussets. The inside offers a snap-in-insert style and the PUL is wipe-able so this is truly an AI2! The shell can be reused multiple times before washing and the hemp/organic cotton insert gets changed. She has a very creative selection! Visit the Owl Be Green Shop to see what she hast in stock!
Veronica V., Have you found anything yet? You said you are great with customer service and sales. Have you ever thought about direct sales? I am a consultant for Rodan+Fields, an anti-aging company founded by the very same dermatologists that created ProActiv. We are not a party company (though if you like hosting parties you sure can). We don’t have any quotas. I would love to talk to you if interested! Thanks!
My husband and I have been thinking about this issue in terms of future possible children and are facing the difficult issue of health insurance. Health insurance is through my low paying job, while my husband’s high paying job does not offer a group plan, therefore, we are stuck between losing health insurance or having our children in daycare full time. (We can’t live off my income alone, though could off of his.) We feel caught between a rock and a hard place in thoughts of having children and the issue of daycare (we’d prefer to have me stay at home with the kids) and health insurance.
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Kid & Coe is a listing site specifically for homes that are kid-friendly. This service provides books and toys for play during downtime. Some accommodate babies and toddlers with the availability of high chairs, strollers, and cribs. As a host, you can also help guests find the best family-friendly tourist spots. If this sounds like a good side gig for you, sign up here.
Once you have your final list of expenses, subtract the money you'll save by staying home. That's right: Working creates its own costs – transportation, parking, clothing, dry cleaning, lunches, your daily coffee fix, and more. Don't forget the cost of picking up take-out food for dinner or buying prepackaged meals because you don't have time to cook.
My first experience with cloth diapers was in 1989, with our eldest child, Andy. My mother gave me the cloth diapers she had used on my brothers and me. They were plain cotton flats and prefolds that had to be folded, pinned and covered with plastic pants. Dirty diapers were put in a diaper pail filled with water and dragged to the laundromat every week while plastic pants were washed in our bathtub. Because the diapers weren't very absorbent I had to change often and use disposables when we were away from home and at night.
That's why it's important for moms to find the right balance in their marriage and daily lives. There's nothing wrong with making the most of your family time, including creating gadget-free zones and making sure your kids can't accuse you of being distracted. But you also need to take care of your own emotional well-being and let your children spend some time away from you. Whether it's a date night with your spouse or scheduling one night off so you can have some alone time, you're not going to damage your child because you didn't spend 24/7/365 with her.
Wow this is a well-done list! And I see all the time you put into it has paid off considering it has been shared over 50,000 times! Congrats to you! I personally like the virtual assistant idea. I have not done it, but I love the idea of it and I think it can be a great way for decent income if you find the right company. Just takes some time and effort to apply to some places if you want to make significant income. I was doing research on VA jobs and it looked like there are multiple companies available to get with. It kind of looked like the higher paying companies wanted a bit of experience though. Anyway, great article thanks!
One of my good friends, who is featured in this article, is a work-at-home, stay-at-home mom so I’m well aware how difficult the lifestyle is. But I also know there is a reason she chose it! So, before we dive into dealing with the nitty gritty, I wanted to ask the moms what they love about working from home with their kids. Spoiler alert: Flexibility and not missing those adorable milestones are big selling points!
Heritage Reporting Corporation is seeking home-based legal transcriptionists in the U.S. Both full and part-time home-based positions are available. You must have your high school diploma or its equivalent. From the company: "Heritage Reporting Corporation, a privately owned nationwide court reporting and transcription firm based in Washington DC, has … Read More
I am a distributor with It Works. Started my journey in April to supplement my WAHM income as a staff recruiter for occupational, physical and speech therapist. I have a soon to be 2 year old and my husband and I realized it actually cost us more for me to work outside the home, and I was fortunate enough to be able to work out a situation with my employer to allow me to do my job from home. I have a sitter that helps from time to time to allow me time to meet deadlines, meetings, jobfairs. I schedule wrap appointments and parties when my husband is home. This also also allows me to have a positive work life balance for myself and gives our child a chance to have a mom at home but to still be able to have someone to give her undivided attention when I have work priorities. So far it is a win win for us.
I switched to cloth when our son was about 3 mo old and I wish I’d started it right from the start! We have saved so much money, even though we do disposies at night because I have a soaker 😉 But our outdoor laundry line is (supposed to be) going up today and I must admit I am quite excited to be hanging up diapers and liners to dry. The fiancé doesn’t understand the satisfaction. But he does like the fiscal part! We use soap nuts (aka eco nuts) for all our laundry needs so there wasn’t any need to switch there. Since becoming pregnant, I’m slowly switching to more eco-friendly, baby-safe products and ways (vinegar as a natural disinfectant, baking soda as a whitener instead of bleach). It feels great knowing I’m keeping our house as baby friendly as possible!
Some never would have crossed my mind. (a Pinterest consultant? How cool is that?) Some direct marketing opportunities I’ve never heard of before. (Zija anyone?) There are even a couple of single moms supporting their families with their work at home jobs. And what’s more is that they’re carving out a space to chase their own dreams even while raising little ones.
Living on one salary was hard at first, McCoy says. She followed a strict food budget for her family of three and cut expenses across the board, especially for entertainment. McCoy made a project out of planning family outings that didn't cost any money. "We'd look for free museum days or interesting factory tours, or we'd find a park we'd never visited before," she says. "We focused on being together."
Oildex by Drillinginfo is hiring home-based owner relations roll over call center agents in the U.S. All training and equipment is provided for these work at home positions. In this home-based role, you will be performing owner and vendor relation duties. From the company: "We are seeking candidates to join our call center services team, providing owner … Read More
And then there’s The House. Over the years, I’ve found that keeping young kids busy without resorting to too many screens usually involves some level of mess. Busy kids = happy kids = Mommy can work uninterrupted for a while, but it also means more cleanup time and energy for Mom (or more accurately, for the kids, but teaching them requires my time and energy too).
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My husband and I also figure that with lower school loans, the children should be moving out of our house sooner…but our overpriced real estate market might blight those hopes. Inflated house prices are eating up the gains from cheap education, and might keep our children living in the basement. Debt is still debt, whether to Princeton or the Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Most of my reason for wanting to “get rich” is so that I could stay at home with our (potential) child(ren). Not for everyone, but it’s my Last Big Goal in life. The calculators are less helpful to me than a pad + pen – the question comes down to “could I (and kid) live on what DH could lose from “his” money and what I could come up with without an away-from-home job”. Of course, our finances are still pretty separate, so that might not work for many couples!
In order for my daughter (an RN) to continue to stay at home w/their 1 and 2 yr. old when finances became tight, she had what I thought to be a clever idea. She put an ad on Craigs list to babysit, and after a few interviews, she’s now watching a female doctor’s 2 month old little girl from 8 to 1 p.m. every day. Her kids are fascinated w/the baby, so it works out very well. I thought this to be a creative idea of hers and not one I would have thought of.
Yes, it just depends what you’re looking to get into. For the past year and a half I’ve worked about 20 hours a week writing for blogs and have pulled in anywhere from $2,000 – $3,000 per month. Now I’m doing more virtual assistant work and in the next few months should bring in quite a bit more money. (I’ll also be working 40 hours per week though)
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Diapering your babies isn’t supposed to be terribly complicated, but sometimes it can be. Do you choose organic disposable diapers, cloth diapers, or just any old diapers that you happen to grab off the shelf from the grocery store in your sleep deprived new-mom state? For many, cloth diapers tend to be one of the best options, but they can also be a huge headache. Are cloth diapers actually practical for working moms, and how can you make them work for you?