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For many women, being a stay at home mom is a dream they think they cannot afford. Thankfully, in the 21st century, working from home jobs are plentiful and profitable. An internet connection and phone can take you a long way without taking you away from your little ones. Many women have embarked on at-home jobs they never previously thought or knew about. There are jobs that require all different sorts of skills for parents who want to stay at home.

Blogger, Writer, or Proofreader

If you’re comfortable with the English language, there are many opportunities to work from home as a blogger, writer, or proofreader. Creating a lucrative blog takes time but can be both rewarding and profitable. A blog can be about any topic you know well, from your pervious career field, to parenting, to faith, to your local area. Freelance writing opportunities about any topic imaginable abound freely, as does the need for proofreaders. As a writer, blogger, or proofreader, you have a lot of control over your schedule, allowing you to put your children first.

Start an Etsy Shop

If you’re creative and enjoy knitting, crafting, beading, painting, or other artsy activities, you may consider starting an Etsy shop to bring your wares to the world. Custom crochet pieces, accessories, natural products, and decorations are just some ideas. If you have a unique product idea, an Etsy shop might be a perfect place to test it.


If you have special knowledge of a subject area and enjoy teaching, virtual or in-person tutoring could be an excellent stay-at-home job. Many parents put their experience as teachers or homeschoolers to use in their communities by running tutoring services out of their homes or signing up to be a virtual tutor. If you are on your own, you can set your own pay rates. If you choose to work through a service, rates will be set by the company and will vary depending on your experience.

Social Media Specialist

Many parents can put their knowledge of social media to profitable use as a social media specialist. Many companies need content curators and copywriters for their social media, as well as people to come up with social media strategies and monitor campaigns. Yes, “Pinterest Consultant” is a job that exists, and it involves helping individual bloggers and companies amp up their Pinterest game.

Data Entry

If you are more analytical and less creative, you can look into the field of data entry. You don’t need any special degree or training to do data entry. Being detailed oriented is the most important thing, as many businesses need people to enter and verify information. Typing skills are a good asset. 

Telephone Interviewer

Many companies do an initial phone screening when hiring. This is often done remotely, by someone with at least a high school diploma. If you have a quiet space in your home to speak on the phone, being a telephone interviewer could be a great job. It consists of scheduling calls, conducting interviews, taking notes, and passing those notes along to the employer. If you are good at speaking on the phone, research telephone interviewer assistant could also be a good role.  

Independent Business Owner

You can put your sales experience and personal drive to use as an independent business owner with Amway. All you need is an internet connection and a phone. Use your built-in network or a sales pipeline to sell quality products from your own home. Gain access to training, ongoing support, and new skill acquisition, from computer skills, to languages, to interpersonal skills. 

Parents who want to stay home but have an income have a wealth of choices, no matter what their level of experience or special skills. Working from home offers parents the best of both worlds. Typically stay-at-home jobs are more flexible than 9-to-5 office jobs, making them perfect for parents with many responsibilities and unpredictable schedules. Many of these jobs come with the added bonus of being your own boss and following a passion.