In today’s economy, so many stay at home moms are looking for a way to earn an income from home. If you are lucky, your previous job experience will translate easily into a remote job. But what are the best jobs for stay at home moms with no experience? So many moms have great stills but a large lapse in their employment history. These work at home jobs are perfect for stay at home moms who don’t have recent job experience.
Transitioning from a stay at home mom to a work at home mom can be a huge challenge, especially if you have younger kids at home. If you don’t have any current job experience, it is still possible to find a remote job.
I’d highly recommend working to improve your skills through online classes or in-person training, if possible, since that will help you earn a higher income from home. If you need to find a way to start earning an income right away, these work at home jobs are a great option for a stay at home mom with no experience.
Working as a childcare provider is a perfect job if you have young kids at home. As a stay at home mom, you may not have recent work experience but you certainly have childcare experience. You can earn more as a licensed childcare provider than you can by simply babysitting at home. Look for your local Resource and Referral agency to learn about grants, child nutrition funding, and help starting your business.
Start a YouTube Channel
You may think of YouTube content creators as primarily gamers or entertainers but there’s a huge market for niche skills. If you are passionate about a hobby or skill and are comfortable on camera, creating a YouTube channel can be a great way to earn an income from home. This work at home job definitely takes some time before you’ll see an income and it has a bit of a learning curve but you can start out by using your cell phone camera and materials you already have on hand at home.
Working as a virtual assistant is a great job for stay at home moms and, since many small businesses like to train you on the specifics of the way their business runs, you can often learn on the job. If you are a quick learner and have great attention to detail this could be an excellent job option for you. I find that most virtual assistants are able to earn more if they specialize in a skill so if you want to increase your chances of getting hired you could take a training on Pinterest, SEO, or another skill before promoting your services.
Do you have a talent for writing? There are many places online that will pay a new writer to create content. Focus on creating content about subjects you are passionate about. If you don’t have any hobbies or an expertise that you feel comfortable writing about, practice your research skills. Understanding how to research well can open up loads of freelance writing opportunities for you.
Look for freelance writing jobs on Freelance Writing Gigs or ProBlogger. Many blogs accept guest posts (both paid and unpaid). If you don’t have any writing samples, it’s worth writing a few unpaid posts that you can then use as writing samples to land paid work.
Blogging is a great way to earn money from home, especially for stay at home moms who need a flexible schedule. I’m a bit biased because I’ve supported my family of 8 by working as a blogger for the past 5+ years. Blogging is not going to be an instant paycheck, but if you are passionate about something and are willing to learn a bit about the technical side of blogging it can be a great way to earn an income from home.
Amazon FBA Seller
If you have ever purchased something on Amazon, chances are you’ve seen the option to purchase items from a 3rd party seller. Amazon allows 3rd party sellers to ship products to their warehouses and list them for sale on Amazon.com. Amazon sells and ships the items. The trick to earning an income with this side gig is to learn how to purchase products at a low enough price that you will make a profit when it sells (taking into account Amazon fees). There are some fantastic YouTube videos that walk you through the process of sourcing products and shipping them to Amazon. I love that this job option is flexible and can be very profitable. The downside of this is you do need some startup capital and there’s always a risk that you won’t be profitable.
If you have great typing skills, you can work as a transcriber. This typically allows you quite a bit of flexibility. The pay tends to be fairly low but it’s a great way to get some quick cash and help you reenter the job-market quickly. You can find paid transcribing work at Rev.com and TranscribeMe.