You’ve got kids at home and you need a job fast. Going back to school to earn a certificate or degree might not be an option for you right now.

I get it! I’m a mom to two young kids. I understand the challenge of fitting a job in the jigsaw puzzle that is life with children. Then you add in a global pandemic and it seems almost impossible.

But there are lots of options for work from home jobs for busy parents. Options that do not require specific or prior experience.

Below I’m going to share the best work from home jobs for moms with no experience. Check out the ideas below!

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Contracting

The Good:

  • There are contract positions in literally every industry and field.
  • Many contract positions are remote, making this an ideal work from home job for moms.
  • If you want to make your own schedule, many contract jobs will allow you to do so.

The Bad & the Ugly:

  • Contract jobs do not typically have consistent hours, which doesn’t equate to a steady, reliable income source.
  • You often don’t have health and other benefits you get as a full-time, permanent employee.
  • Working from home (if you have little ones at home, working from home can be a wee bit challenging at times).

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Blogging

The Good:

  • Blogging requires very little investment up front (you can start a blog for $10 or less).
  • You can blog about any topic.
  • If you’re dedicated and consistent, you can make a really good part or even full-time income eventually.
  • Blogging requires no specific skills or expertise, making it among my top picks for work from home jobs for moms with no experience!

The Bad & the Ugly:

  • It takes lots of time and work to make a steady income blogging.
  • There is no accountability (i.e. you have no boss, so you really have to stay motivated).

If you are interested in starting a mom blog, but you don’t know where to start check out Start a Mom Blog in Five Easy Steps. I will literally walk you step by step through the process.

I talk to moms all the time who want to start a blog, but then that’s where it ends. Picking a topic to blog about can be challenging. But don’t let it stop you from starting your blog. The key is to pick a blog topic that you feel really passionate about so it’s fun rather than just one more thing you have to do.

Check out How to Pick the Perfect Blog Topic to get started!

Tutoring

The Good:

  • You can charge a lot per hour for tutoring (education companies typically pay tutors at least $30 and above per hour).
  • Tutoring can involve virtually any subject or area of expertise.
  • Setting your own hours and schedule is a huge perk!
  • Working remotely as well as in person are both options.

The Bad & the Ugly:

  • You typically need to be a subject matter expert and / or have teaching experience to get hired by a tutoring organization.
  • If you want to start a tutoring business, it will take time to build your clientele and establish a good reputation.

See related: Top Work from Home Jobs for Moms in 2021

Childcare / Pet Care

The Good:

  • Childcare can be a wonderful income source, especially if you already have young children at home. I know many moms who take care of one or two other kids in addition to their own little ones during the day (note, if you want to open a daycare where you’re caring for more than a couple kids, you will most likely need to obtain a daycare license).
  • Are you a pet lover? Becoming a dog walker or pet sitter is super easy! I mean, who doesn’t love them some extra doggy or kitty cuddles?

The Bad & the Ugly:

  • Pet-sitting and / or dog walking will most likely require you to work odd hours like early mornings, nights and / or weekends.

The Work at Home Woman has a great article on how to become a professional pet sitter.

Customer Service

The Good:

  • You don’t need any prior experience, but if you’ve got customer service skills & experience on your resume you can ask for more money per hour.
  • As more and more companies are taking their operations online, the need for customer service reps will continue to increase.

The Bad & the Ugly:

  • If you’re not a people person this job might wear on you quickly. Keep in mind, you might be required to talk on the phone or in-person with people the majority of your work shift. If you’re more introverted, becoming a chat agent might be a better fit!

There you have it! There are so many options for work from home jobs for moms with no experience. Always make sure to do your due diligence and research the job and company to ensure the position is a good fit before you accept an offer.