Elaine McGhee is a Working Mom Support Coach on a mission de-stress maternity leave and propel a nation of thriving working mothers. From her own emotionally traumatic return-to-work after her first daughter (HOT MESS!), ThriveMomma.com was born. She coaches new moms on of return-to-work readiness, time management and mindful living. And consults for corporations on paternity transition planning and work/life policies to retain and nurture working parents.
Every website on the Internet needs a graphic designer in order to look professional and unique. Whether you have graphic design experience or you’re just starting out, there are opportunities available for you to demonstrate and hone your design skills. Create your own website and use it as a platform to showcase your work. You can also look for work on freelance websites to get additional work experience on your resume.
Seamstress or fashion designer—Do you take pride in your sewing skills? If so, then you should consider advertising and charging for your services. Many people struggle to sew on a button let alone hem a pair of pants or fix a ripped piece of clothing, so they turn to people like you to help them out. And if your sewing abilities extend into areas related to fashion design, then you could start creating your own unique pieces and sell them online.

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Customer Service, Travel Rewards – Intelenet Global Services is hiring Customer Service Agents to answer incoming calls from card members who want to redeem their reward points to book trips. Calls include providing travel options (air, hotel and car), booking travel, assisting with navigation of the travel website, cancelling trips, etc. Afternoon shift, comprehensive benefits for full-time employees.
A little bit ago i started selling nerium as an income supplement. Ive been having amazing luck with it and the best part if that i can do it with 3 kids! I dont have to host parties in order to suceed or go anywhere. I am due now in 3 months with a little boy and my goal is to have nerium and a side sewing business that can make me more than i make now working 10 hrs a week. This post helped a lot because there are alot of scams out there on working from home. Its messy business!
According to Mom Corps, 75% of working adults agree that flexibility for work-life balance is one of the most important factors they consider when deciding where to work. The trend toward remote working is continuing to amplify as technology allows for better accessibility, and top companies are evolving to meet these demands in order to stay competitive.

2. Email processing—Like envelope stuffing, you are not processing emails at all. You pay a starter fee in order to get information about how to set up a web page. You can pay an additional fee to have the company set up a web page for you. Then you are required to start running (and paying for) the same online ads that attracted you. Every time someone clicks on one and signs up, you are supposed to receive a commission.
“One identified family-related disadvantage that may result from home is that the telecommuter may be expected to shoulder greater household responsibility because that person is ‘home all day,’ a 2015 study in the Association for Psychological Science (APS) found. “Thus, telecommuting on the part of women may reinforce gendered divisions of labor.”
As I am so fond of doing, I’ll leave you with a thought on how the dominant paradigms of our culture conspire to make us into endless consumers. In many ways, daycare is an example of how much we pay to work in this country. I sincerely wish we had free childcare programs for all families in the US, but, we do not. And so, families are left to grapple with an essentially no-win situation: lose an income by staying home or lose a lot of an income by paying for daycare.

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Thank you for this post. I’m a full time working mama, with a son and daughter under the age of 2. I’ve always made a good living and been hard working…but now with my little ones I’m finding my priorities have shifted quite a lot. I’m considering leaving my job for something part-time with my husband’s family business, where I’ll get to work from home. This is a very hard decision for me to make. Reading your hints is helping me realize I should be able to balance the work with the family time I’ll have while at home. Thank you again. Love your blog.

Robert Half is a staffing agency that places temporary, contract, and full-time employees in the Finance & Accounting, Creative & Marketing, and Office & Administrative fields. They frequently hire both entry-level and senior-level finance and accounting professionals, including: Accounting Clerks, Accounts Payable, Billing Clerks, Bookkeepers, Payroll Clerks, and many other roles. Pay is generally $15-$20 per hour for entry-level positions and $25-$35+ for higher-level positions.
Her other kid-centric tips: Set aside a few cool toys that your kids can play with, or arrange playdates or special movie viewings only during "Mommy's work time." If your children have something to look forward to, they'll be less likely to interrupt you. You can also try setting up an activity center in your home office so kids feel as if they have their own designated place to do projects while you catch up on e-mails. If their interest in that fails, create a "boredom bowl," suggests Durst.
As I mentioned, now that I’m down to 2 hours of work time during the day, I’ve instituted a new system of early work hours. 3 days a week I wake up at 4:45, roll out of bed and head to Starbucks for a 2 hour work session. So far, so good. Although I don’t enjoy getting out of bed that early, it feels amazing to start the day on top of my inbox and ahead of the game rather than watching work pile up until nap time. My stress levels are down, my productivity is up and my after-dinner hours are now open to connect with my husband. You may not feel you need to leave the house but I do. It keeps me focused and since my daughter is still breastfeeding I can’t be in the house if she wakes up and expect to continue working.
If you're a good typist, you may be able to pick up a little cash from home using that skill. If you're a really great typist, well, then you may be able to earn some good money in transcription. In addition to general transcription, there are opportunities for transcribing in both the medical and legal fields. In some specialized fields, certification may be required.

As I mentioned, now that I’m down to 2 hours of work time during the day, I’ve instituted a new system of early work hours. 3 days a week I wake up at 4:45, roll out of bed and head to Starbucks for a 2 hour work session. So far, so good. Although I don’t enjoy getting out of bed that early, it feels amazing to start the day on top of my inbox and ahead of the game rather than watching work pile up until nap time. My stress levels are down, my productivity is up and my after-dinner hours are now open to connect with my husband. You may not feel you need to leave the house but I do. It keeps me focused and since my daughter is still breastfeeding I can’t be in the house if she wakes up and expect to continue working.

Less expensive options include help from friends, family and neighbors, hiring a mother's helper (such as a high school senior) and swapping playdates with other working parents. Michelle, a work-from-home mom from London, U.K., has an arrangement with her retired neighbor. "She looks after my kids for a couple of hours after school, twice a week, and in return I do her grocery shopping and wash her car," she tells SheKnows. "It works for both of us, and a lovely bonus is that she and my kids have developed a really great relationship." 
Some sites reportedly pay around $5.00 per article or lower, whereas more reputable sites are known to pay $25.00 to $30.00 or more per article. Other sites will pay you by the number of page views that the article receives, and writers have reported never being paid. There are also reports of few or confusing directions and guidelines, which can make it hard to produce the content that is desired. So it is important for you to know what you are being paid and to consider how much time you are putting in versus what you are getting from it. If you are a talented writer, then odds are that there are better avenues for you to pursue in order to achieve good pay for your work.
Single Moms Income was the very first blog I turned to and gave me the push to leave my day job by starting a blog. When I finally made the move and started my blog I followed the lead of other bloggers that said I needed to guest post. Alexa was awesome enough to allow me to provide my first guest post “How to save on your utility bill without cutting your usage”.
Fast forward to 2003 – I was working part time while my 6 and 8 year olds were in school. Then lost my job and went through a divorce at the same time. That life crisis pushed me into a new space where I created a home business that worked for me but again, most people around me didn’t understand. I was able to be there for my kids, support myself, and build a business that takes care of me today, and I also mentor other SAHMs so that they can stay home with their kids and run a business on the side. Win-win.
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!

In honor of National Flex Day, Tuesday, October 16th, FlexJobs - the easiest, most stress-free way to find a work at home job -  is offering up to 50% off the cost of membership! National Flex Day, which takes place during October's National Work and Family Month, seeks to promote the cause of work flexibility. From the company: "FlexJobs seeks to raise … Read More

It took me a long time to own the title, WAHM. I thought that because I didn’t work for a company, didn’t have an official title, and didn’t earn a regular salary that I didn’t have a “real” job. Then I realized that I work more hours than a lot of people I know—my job just looks different than theirs. I write, blog, speak, and mentor. I have authored three books and strive to encourage others every day. And I will continue doing all of this with a baby on my hip, a toddler on my heels, and three big kids asking lots of questions as I close my laptop and call it a day . . . until the sun rises and the day begins again.
Real Ways to Earn Money is a large resource of home-based jobs. There is a huge directory of work from home opportunities, tons of ways to earn extra cash, and enough job leads to keep you busy applying for weeks! This does not even take into consideration the several weekly updates of valuable blog posts Anna posts each and every week. Whether you want to be a freelance writer, track down non-phone jobs, or just earn a little extra each month, you can find it all (and more!) on Real Ways to Earn!
1. Content mills (also called content farms)—These websites are run by companies that ask you to write and submit content on certain topics and that say they will pay you in return. It is worth noting that there are reputable websites that do pay, and some people enjoy the work and are happy with the pay that they receive. But you should know that, in some cases, it can result in a whole lot of effort for very little income.
Natural product maker—Are you among the growing number of moms who make their own personal and skincare products for their families? The natural product movement has been growing, and many people seek out handcrafted natural products, which include anything from bath bombs to baby body wash. If you have the ability to make any of those kinds of items, then this could be a viable business avenue.

Lionbridge is hiring work at home online map quality analysts in the U.S. These are part-time temp independent contractor positions. Hours are up to 20 per week. In this work at home role, you will be evaluating online mapping information. Candidates for this remote position should have good research abilities, as well as an interest and knowledge of local and … Read More
I just started my blog 2 months ago, and I am already working non-stop on it. Between the blog and the projects (also JUST starting) it is a full time job! I LOVE IT! But totally agree we need to make time for FAMILY. Once I was even cranky because I could not finish a project to post on the blog… CRANKY with my family! So I backed off a bit… and had a laugh. and did the project 2 days later.

I always imagined I’d stay home full-time, but when my daughter was about eight months old, I was bored out of my mind. Fortunately, I was asked to work p/t at a local college for a ten-week period, while someone was out for back surgery. Since this was supposed to be temporary, we hired a babysitter to care for our daughter at our house, while I was at work. The guy never ended up getting back surgery, but my temporary gig turned into something I’m still doing, almost six years later!
Laura Nix Gerson is the co-founder of Hello Métier. She is a digital content producer and marketer, specializing in lead generation and audience development. She has directed marketing and business development strategy in both corporate and agency environments. Over the course of her career she has been at the table with industry leaders and heads of corporations and consulted with numerous tech start-ups, small business owners and non-profits. An entrepreneur herself, Laura understands what it takes to launch and grow a business. She has held significant management positions in both corporate and start-up environments, where recruitment and retention of employees has always been a key component of her work. She blogs at MomAngeles and is a contributing writer for Babble and ModernMom. Follow her on twitter @lauranixgerson or on LinkedIn.
Stacy: Ruthie, our youngest, likes to sit up at the table and listen and draw/color. Sometimes I put her in her crib to play with her toys. Before y’all send me angry comments, know that she likes being in there, I promise it’s not a punishment. And sometimes, hold on to your britches, I’ll even let her sit at the table with the iPad and watch Sesame Street. She learns the alphabet and her numbers watching this show so I stand by it. I watched Sesame Street as a kid and I turned out okay!
It sounds obvious, but I've definitely been in the situation in which I'm deep "in the zone" and my kids are craving my attention. I've found that when I dedicate a set period of time to them, whether it's reading, drawing, walking the dog together or just having a chat, they're then cool with amusing themselves when I go back to work for an hour or so.  

Rover.com, a nationwide network that connects dog owners with local dog sitters, is seeking professional dog sitters, casual dog lovers - anyone who wants to earn a side income dog sitting. The company's dog sitters can earn up to $50.00 per dog, per day. From the company: "Snuggle dogs. Get paid. Live the dream. A service is booked on Rover every minute of … Read More


Your partner can also be a great source of support. When Samuelson's husband, a teacher, arrives home at 3:30 p.m., she relies on him to take over kid duty. He can ferry their two children to the park and get dinner ready, and Samuelson will emerge a few hours later feeling finished with her day's to-do list. If your partner gets home after dinner, ask him to oversee bedtime -- you'll fit in at least an hour of work before the kids yell "Mom!" And once they do, you're there for the call, with no rush hour to race through.
Kaeser & Blair – Promotional Products Business Ownership Program is the perfect business opportunity for today’s stay-at-home mom. With a minimal start-up cost, K&B makes it easier than ever to work at your own pace, create your own schedule and capitalize on an industry that does over $21 billion of sales each year. As a K&B business owner, you are your own boss and in complete control of both your hours and earnings. You have the ability to work as much—or as little—as you choose, and reap the benefits. Part-time business owners earn up to $20,000 annually, and full-time business owners make as much as $185,000. The possibilities truly are endless. Learn more about the risk-free opportunity with Kaeser & Blair here. here.
Since you are reading this article, that means you have a skill that many people around the world are seeking – knowing the English language. Learning to read, write, and speak English has become an invaluable asset in industries based in the U.S. or that are global. Specialty websites and local resources can connect you with people looking for an English teacher to learn from and converse with.
The past few months have been been some of the most eventful of our lives. From welcoming our first child (ok, second if you count Frugal Hound) to buying our homestead property, Mr. Frugalwoods and I feel like we’ve been on a wonderful–yet chaotic–roller coaster of hectic-ness. Amid these changes–and largely because of them–I also made the decision to quit my full-time office job and become a work-at-home Mommywoods.
Does anyone else here resent being asked about work-life balance? The context is that I'm a leader and one of the few women leaders in my company. I'm always being sent to panels and talking about this topic and I feel like my male colleagues never get this question. Any thoughts on how to address this? I feel like its perpetuating gender stereotypes but on the other hand, I get that the reason people ask this is they want to really know.
TeleReach offers telephone marketing services. This company hires home-based positions in appointment setting, lead generation, information gathering, seminar reservations, website marketing, product introductions, trade show follow-up, direct mail follow-up, prospect education, script development, list development, list updating, database sourcing, list merging, prospect, identification, tracking reports, prospect feedback and program evaluation.
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‘PalFish is a leading English education platform in China who makes quality English education simple for both teachers and students. Its PalFish Official Kids Course, for students between 3-15 years old, is expanding with a fast speed and more teachers are needed! And some teachers can even earn over $200 in a day by teaching from home! If you are looking for an online ESL job, give it a try and you won’t regret.


It’s always a good idea to play to your strengths no matter what kind of job you’re looking for, but especially so when looking for a work from home job. Why? Because when you’re working from home and raising a family, you can get burned out pretty easily. If you’re doing something you don’t mind or actually enjoy, you’ll be more likely to keep going, even when the going gets tough.
If you enjoy making business decisions but you’re ready to quit the 9-to-5, you may want to look into working as a part-time executive. Employers are increasingly embracing more flexible schedules and holding team meetings over Skype -- so there’s a good chance you can find part-time work that still allows you to be well-connected to and influential at a particular business.
I was surprised when you suggested that your baby would receive MORE at daycare…the notion seems very confusing that somehow putting your child in a daycare away from her mother is the ideal in any respect. Trust me…all first time moms worry that they aren’t enough of whatever they need to be for their baby… but babies do not need constant stimulation, or affection, or entertainment. They will thrive without mommy and me music class, signing time and baby art. Since the beginning of time until about 35 years ago when marketers discovered that parents would spend big money on giving their children a head start, babies were observers, they were in the background. They played with sticks, rocks, grass, if they were lucky a wooden spoon and siblings. They spent a lot of time in cradles and even hung off door frames in Victorian times over a chamber pot. Einstein, Beethoven, Freud, Galileo, Jobs, and I were all raised without dazzling pinterest-ized parents and institutionalized early years (I had to put myself in that list because…well it is the only time it would happen;) and I’d say it worked out! Seriously though the baby industry tells us we aren’t enough. It tells me that my toddler playing at my feet with two Tupperware containers needs MORE …all the time more… but after several children I know the truth is they need us. I am blessed to live in a country that provides paid leave for one year for mothers and/or fathers to be home. There is at least a little more of an acknowledgement here that parents matter most. I hope you know how lucky you are to be one of the few American women who gets to be home. It isn’t easy..no not at all, but in 30 years (or ten or five or next week) you won’t regret it! Don’t let the daycare up the street market you away from your child if you don’t have to or want to:)
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.
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Maybe. And maybe not. Nothing has challenged me in life as much as parenting and nothing has ever solidified more firmly my belief in the notion that there’s no one right way to do, well, anything. While working from home is the solution for our family, it very well might not appeal to you, or be practical for your circumstances. If you are interested in also becoming a freelance writer/blogger and are wondering where to start, I highly recommend my friend Cat Alford’s course on the topic: “Get Paid To Write For Blogs.” Cat is the expert on creating a work-from-home career and she successfully does it with her young twins.
Great post Carly! I am in the same boat without as you with going back to work after having a baby. My husband and I decided it’s best that I stay home. I am blogging as well and hope to contribute to my family financially as well. ITs so nice to hear of someone’s success blogging so close to home (I’m from Saskatchewan) it gives me the fire to keep keep going!
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
I’ve also learned to forgive myself if I make a list and don’t get it all done. Because some days just get away from you!! I used to stay up all hours of the night to try to get everything marked off my list for the day. I don’t do this anymore! If I don’t get it all done, it goes on the list for the next day. I stay focused by making to-do lists and knowing what I need to get accomplished.
In 2003, the Pew Research Center studied how broadband connections change online life. It found that just 12 percent of Americans, or 24 million people, had broadband internet in their homes at that time. Though that number might seems small now, it was up from 6 million people just 3 years earlier in 2000. The study showed those people spent less time working in offices and more time working from home. It found that one third of those with broadband telecommuted. While there was certainly no expectation that growth in telecommuting would keep pace with the growth in broadband, it did seem that a new era was dawning.
Like other WAHMs I spoke with, I have a partner who supports my career. But the fallout from my stressful situation did strain our relationship. In the evenings after work, my son wanted “dada” and I wanted dada’s arms—to carry the baby away from me. We tried not to have the “who does more” fight, because we were both always “on.” But I shouldered more emotional work, which did make me resent him at times.
Akerson: Yes, absolutely! Work-from-home-moms are incredible – even if your target customers aren’t mothers. They know how to maximize their time, because they are moms, and know what a resource time is. Many are also willing to work for less than you would pay if hiring full-time, simply because they want the flexibility of still putting their family first. And you don’t have to pay for a full-time role if what you need is less than that. You also don’t have to worry about employees taking sick time to stay home and care for sick kiddos, as they’re already working from home. Work-from-home-moms are amazing.
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!!
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