You’re a smart, intelligent, and driven woman, and just because you are a single or divorced mom doesn’t mean you should stop working hard to pursue a career that not only offers satisfaction but can also offer financial independence.
Working remotely is becoming more widely accepted by everyone from call centers to fortune 500 companies.
There was a time when becoming a single mom meant a possible end to your career. However, working remotely has made it possible for moms to earn a competitive salary and still make their own schedule.
Whether you’re an artist that sells handcrafted goods online or a tech savvy programmer, there are many viable options for divorced moms that are looking to continue their ongoing career form the comfort of their own home.
10 Ways to Earn an Income Working From Home
1. English Trainer.
One option for stay at home moms is becoming a corporate English trainer for companies hiring outside of the US, especially if you have ESL teacher training, although this is not a requirement. You won’t actually be teaching English as much as helping corporate employees practice their English in mock meetings or through casual conversation. All you need for this position is an internet connection, basic computer skills, and a passion for helping others achieve their goals.
Pay – $15.00hr
2. Learn to Code
If you have an internet connection and are self-motivated you can make a six-figure salary working from home as a web developer. There are many online options for learning coding techniques and web designers are in high demand. Whether you work under a contract for a firm or start your own freelance business, you can make a great living and work in a field that is fast paced and has a huge earning potential.
Pay – 40-100k annually
3. Selling Goods on Etsy
If you are an artist or crafter, Etsy is a great platform to sell your work. Before the digital revolution, the only place to sell crafts and kitschy art was at craft fairs and to friends and family. Having an online outlet for your creative work is a great option for those that work from home and don’t have time to try and sell their goods to retailers or at local markets. Whether you make jewelry or consider yourself a budding photographer, Etsy can be a great place to build your brand. And speaking of selling goods, you likely have many things you own that you can sell for extra cash, like your old jewelry and engagement ring!
Pay – Open
If your kids are still too young to attend school a good resource for extra income is in home childcare. In-home childcare definitely takes patience and requires constant attention, but if you enjoy spending time with children it is a viable option for extra income. Each state has its own requirements for obtaining daycare licenses, and your income will be dependent on how many children you can legally and comfortably provide care for. In-home, childcare can be a great option for those that want to participate in their children’s day-to-day activities.
Pay – Open
5. Virtual Assistant-
Being a virtual assistant doesn’t take years of schooling or experience. If you are well organized and can stay on task, being a virtual assistant can earn you some well-deserved extra income. Being a virtual assistant is much like being a traditional assistant. However, you work from home and are a contract employee, oftentimes for multiple clients. If multi-tasking isn’t you’re strong suit this might not be your best option. But if you are extremely detail orientated you will be a great virtual assistant.
Pay – $10.00-$18.00hr
6. Customer Service Rep
Another stay at home job that only requires an internet and phone connection and some basic computer skills is a customer service rep. Patience is a virtue and also something you will need to be a quality customer service rep, but moms seem to have patience in spades, so that shouldn’t be an issue. There are many resources for finding customer service rep. positions and many offer longer-term contracts that will offer some stability as far as pay is concerned.
Pay – $7.00-$15.00hr
If you speak a second language you can make a great living translating documents for a number of companies. Document translators are in high demand and it’s a huge industry with lots of opportunities. You will need to be able to fluently speak, read, and write more than one language, but if you are bilingual you can be making a good living from the comfort of your own home.
Pay – $10.00-$50.00hr
8. Graphic Designer
If you have the creative bug and have proficiency working in Adobe Suites, specifically with Photoshop and Illustrator, you can make a good living working remotely as a freelance or contract graphic designer. The best part about being a graphic designer is that the work is often paid per-project with a set deadline, so you can work in the morning, afternoon, or late at night as there are rarely set hours when working on a project. Many graphic designers are self-taught and with online resources such as www.lynda.com learning how to use Adobe Suites has never been easier, so if design has always been a dream of yours, there has never been a better time to be a freelance designer.
Pay – $42,000 plus annually
9. Online Fitness Trainer
Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can‘t still work as a personal trainer. Every day more and more online training resources are springing up online. Many moms are constantly looking for ways to stay fit while managing a career and kids, and being an online fitness trainer can be a good way to stay in great shape while making a good income. You will need a webcam, high-speed internet, and certification to be an online fitness trainer. If you already are a personal trainer and are just looking to work from home, this is a great option.
Pay – $20.00-$50.00 hr
10. Freelance Writer
While freelance writing can be a tough gig if you need consistent income, it can also be rewarding for anyone that has ever had literary aspirations. There are a plethora of online resources for anyone that is looking for freelance work and with so many digital media sources looking for high-quality writers, finding work has never been easier. Again, while this might not be the ideal way to make a consistent income, it is a great way to make some extra money every month. Check out the online tools for freelance writers and start making money as a wordsmith today.
Pay – $25.00-$300.00 per project