These days moms are juggling more than ever (um, homeschooling anyone?!). Therefore finding flexible work from home jobs for moms in 2021 is key.
While the pandemic has wreaked havoc in many ways, there is a major upside for moms career-wise. More and more companies are offering partial or full work from home job opportunities now more than ever.
It’s not only important to find a work from home job, but you need to find the right work from home job for you. There are many factors to consider, such as:
- Do you want to work part or full-time?
- What type of schedule will work for you and your family (i.e. regular business hours or nights / weekends)
- What do you want to do, and is it congruent with your top interests, strengths, passions, and personality traits?
- Is the field shrinking or growing?
- Do you have any connections in the field with whom you can network?
Once you’ve got these questions answered, it’s time to start your job search! Read below for the top work from home jobs for moms in 2021:
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General Work from Home Jobs for Moms
I’m going to start by talking briefly about FlexJobs, because I used it personally to find several contracting positions. FlexJobs is a website that features work from home jobs across all industries, part and full-time, from entry-level through executive-level.
The reason I love FlexJobs so much is because I know the positions and companies featured are credible (you won’t get scammed), and there are literally thousands of flexible jobs listed and updated every single day. This makes FlexJobs a top site to find work from home jobs for moms in 2021.
Additional job search sites (type in “remote” or “work from home” in the search field):
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The Work at Home Woman offers a wide variety of work from home sales jobs for moms. If you are someone who is naturally great at sales and marketing and you are comfortable with or open to learning how to network and sell online, direct sales might be an area worth exploring. I know a lot of mamas who are making an amazing living (both part and full-time) from direct sales.
Before you dive in, I suggest spending some time researching products (if there is not already a product or brand that you already know and love) and reflecting on which brands speak to you and why.
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Blogging is at the top of my list for work from home jobs for moms in 2022.
To earn money blogging, you ideally want to have a topic that you are knowledgeable of, and more importantly, passionate about. There are tons of ways to make money blogging, including affiliate advertising and marketing, selling a product (e-commerce), offering e-courses and webinars, and more!
As a blogger myself, I am sharing a couple blogs that have awesome resources for bloggers and entrepreneurs, including assistance with how to choose the perfect blog topic, write stellar blog posts, and get your blog up and running.
See related: How to Start a Blog in Five Easy Steps
If you are more on the extroverted side and you love and get energized by talking to people over the phone, customer service is definitely an area worth exploring!
Virtual assistant jobs are great for people who are detail-oriented and who have strong organizational, project management, and time management skills. If you already have a background or experience as an executive or administrative assistant, even better!
Education / Teaching / Tutoring
As online education platforms and programs continue to grow rapidly, teachers, counselors, tutors, and coaches have an enormous number of virtual positions and side gigs to select from.
Writing & Editing
Are you detail-oriented and do you possess exceptional writing and editing skills? If you are someone who can sit and concentrate on projects for long periods of time, then a writing or editing side hustle might be for you!
Upwork (select “find jobs” in search menu)
Marketing positions are great for people who are good at communicating (both verbally and in writing) and love to analyze information and data and make recommendations.
Nursing and Healthcare
Are you a current or former healthcare worker or nurse looking for a more flexible or work from home job? Check out the many virtual healthcare jobs available!
UnitedHealth Group (type “virtual” in “Job Title / Keyword” box)
Would you prefer doing customer-service related jobs via chat (i.e. non-phone)? Are you someone who can establish quick rapport with and communicate empathy to customers? Can you multitask, stay motivated, and organized? If you answered yes to most of these questions, you might want to consider becoming a chat agent.
If you have a background in finance or accounting, you can sign up with a staffing agency (listed below) to get contract and freelance work.
Engineering and IT
Dice (type “remote” in “Job Title / Keyword” box)
See related: How to Keep Your Skills Sharp as a Stay-at-Home-Mom
The #1 Secret to Landing Your Ideal Work from Home Job for Moms
The number one way to land a work from home job for moms in 2022 is to build and leverage your network.
You can use social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram to send a message out to your contacts to see if anyone knows of anyone working in your targeted field and if they might be willing to connect you.
You can also use LinkedIn to find professionals directly. For example, let’s say you want to get a side hustle in marketing. You can search for and join marketing-related groups and also search through your current connections to see if there is anyone working as a marketing contractor, or any other position of interest. When you find people who are doing jobs that appeal to you, you can ask them if they would be willing to talk with you for about 15 minutes about how they got started in their side hustle and if they have any tips for you regarding how to be successful.
If your contact is a friend, you can treat them to coffee. If you don’t know the person, you can just do the info interview over the phone.
Typical questions to ask during an informational interview are:
- How did you get started in your hustle?
- How many hours per week do you typically spend doing your hustle?
- Do you know of any resources you can point me toward that will help me get started
- What do you like the most about your side gig? Anything you dislike?
After an informational interview, be sure to write a thank you note to your contact. You always want to have what I call “good career karma.”