Many moms dream of working from home after sorting through all the work at home scams they wonder if earning an income from home is realistic. Working from home is possible, whether you are a working mom who needs to replace a full time income or a stay at home mom who wants to earn some extra money to supplement the family budget. Work at home jobs can be found to fit nearly any family situation and many moms find that they can put their talents to use and create a job that they really love. With a little bit of creativity and some good research, you can earn as much money working from home as you want to.
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Many airlines hire home based workers to deal with reservations customer service calls. These positions often require a short period of training on location and then allow you to work at home after that. You will be required to have a quiet work space and set specific hours but they generally offer great benefits, including travel benefits that can be a great way to take family trips on a budget. Reservations representatives are hired for the local area so you will need to wait until they have jobs available in your area.
Many hotels, airlines, and other hospitality businesses hire home based reservations representatives so check out businesses in your local area to see who is hiring. Don’t be afraid to ask local hospitality companies if they are currently hiring for work at home jobs.
Start a Home Daycare
I started a home based daycare and preschool in order to stay home after my oldest son was born. I was able to replace a full time teaching income with daycare and it allowed me to not only be home with my son, but get paid to spend quality time with him and my other daycare kids. Most states offer start up grants that cover the cost of daycare licensing and offer grants to pay for supplies and training. Local child care food programs cover the cost of food for not only daycare children but your own children who are home during the day as well. Running a home based daycare is more than just babysitting (although that is a great option for moms who want to make a little bit of extra money) and can allow you to earn a full time income and be there when your kids need you.
Teach a Class
If you have a special skill or talent that you feel like you could share with others, you could teach a class from your home or a local community center. Many continuing education programs or recreation centers hire teachers to teach classes or you could hire yourself out to visit local clubs, youth programs or schools. Think of something that you do that others would be interested in. Classes can be taught on anything from kids crafts, art classes for adults, dancing, photography, cooking, couponing, computer skills, and more. While you would have to be away from home while you teach (unless you teach in your home), all the preparation can be done at home. If you have some technical skills you could always teach a class online and never have to leave home!
Virtual Customer Service
Many companies are starting to see the benefit in having home based workers to deal with customer service calls. While some companies hire customer service reps to respond to emails, most require a quiet work space that allows you to take phone calls without customers hearing screaming children in the backgrounds so these jobs are probably best for moms who have older children in school or babies young enough to take consistent nap times. If you aren’t opposed to night time hours, many companies hire for shifts through the night which allows moms to work while kids are sleeping.
- Live Ops
- Working Solutions
- Alpine Access
- 1-800 Flowers
- 1-800 Contacts
- Staffing at Home
- Accolade Support
- Overflow USA
- ADC Direct
- VIP Desk
- Customer Loyalty Concepts
- West at Home
Medical transcription jobs and medical coding jobs are great for stay at home Moms. I’ve had several friends who have worked out of a home office doing medical transcription and they’ve been able to earn good money and keep a flexible schedule.
Do you know of a real work at home job opportunity?