9 Of The Best Flexible Jobs For Homestay Moms
Are you looking for flexible jobs for homestay moms? Well, this one’s for you, mom! Check this out and know more about the different jobs you can take to make money while at home.
Yes, you read it right! Mommies, you can earn money too even without having to go out of your home or sacrifice taking care of your kid! Also, you can work at your own time and pace. Sounds amazing, right? Well, it is!
I am a homestay mom, too. And honestly, I never thought being a homestay mom will be this incredible! Of course, there are challenges along the way – well, life is not perfect anyway – but you know us, moms, we are super! At the end of the day, we get to always outdo ourselves for being able to last for another day!
But seriously, nothing in the world will I ever trade how I feel being a homestay mom. I feel like this is the time of my life – the one I have been waiting for since then.
You must be wondering, how can I say that when mom’s life is #thestruggleisreal!?
Well, you just have to balance it out. How? I work.
Yes, I do! I work online, and you know for someone like me who is used to earning my own money, work-from-home makes me feel so empowered, and it’s like what I needed to find balance. My work is like my “me” time.
Am I kidding? No, definitely not.
Here’s the thing, once you are done with your daily household tasks, and your baby is asleep, what do you do? For some, they rest or do something else that makes them happy. Me? I work.
Do you want to do the same? Well, you should be – like I – be glad that there are a lot of jobs for homestay moms out there! And guess what!? They pay well. They really do, and it makes me extra happy.
I know, you are probably curious by now what are these flexible jobs I am talking about here. Well, read on and know more about the various jobs for homestay moms.
FLEXIBLE JOBS FOR HOMESTAY MOMS
Before anything else, I just want to say that I totally understand how being a stay-at-home mom is. Some of us, or should I say most of us, depending on our daily activities on our babies. When I started doing work-from-home jobs, I must say, it wasn’t easy breezy. I did struggle to until I found the right formula – the right schedule for both me and my baby.
Having a flexible job is a must for any homestay moms. In fact, that was my non-negotiable. Luckily, I found the right job for me, and as they say, the rest is history.
I want you to experience the same happiness I feel now from being a fulltime mom, at the same time, a working mom.
That said, here are some of the best flexible jobs for homestay moms:
- Online Seller
I just had to put this on top of my list (although this list is really in no particular order) because this is by far one for my favorite jobs for homestay moms.
Being an online seller, you get to work at your own time and pace. It does not require you to be online all the time (although ideally, you should be if you want to earn more), and you do not have a boss to report to. As an online seller, you are your own boss.
There are different online selling approaches but what I highly recommend is selling through Amazon FBA. Personally, I think this program fits best for homestay mom entrepreneurs.
The Fulfillment by Amazon is a program by Amazon wherein they take care of shipping and customer service on behalf of their members. Now, you know why I like it, right? It totally makes life easier! As a mom, I know how much kids can be demanding of our time – and having someone else do the most tedious jobs for you, it’s just a breath of fresh air. It is amazing.
Also, another online selling approach that you can get yourself into is retail arbitrage. It basically refers to the act of sourcing inventory from retail stores so you can sell the items through Amazon.
To explain a little further, it goes like this. You go to your favorite retail store, particularly outlet stores, and then you choose items that you are going to sell online (you choose the ones you think are saleable), and then you mark the price up, take a photo of the items, upload it via Amazon, and you are done! I mean, you just sit back and wait until someone purchases it. There are actually a lot of retail arbitrage hacks out there, but that’s another story.
Now, if let’s say you do not have money to use as capital for your online selling business. Do not worry! Yes, do not worry because there is a way to still start your online business! All you have to do is look around your home. Sort out used and unwanted items, and sell them out online! You can use eBay or your personal Facebook or Instagram accounts to sell your pre-loved items.
Once you get the profit out of it, you can use that as capital for retail arbitrage. See? Theirs is always a way as long as there is a will.
If you are someone who has a passion for writing, and would not mind sharing your thoughts to other people, then blogging is for you!
Blogging is not new. It has been there for a long time now. It’s just that these days, there are more ways to make money out of it.
Like online selling, building your own blog gives you the flexibility of time. You get to write whatever you want, whenever you want. However, if you really want to make money out of it, I highly suggest you focus on a niche.
Let’s say, you love to travel, then you can make a travel blog. If you love food, then you can build a food blog. If you think you have what it takes to share your mom’s life or anything about motherhood, you can also do that. Find a niche. Find something that you are really good at or you have the knowledge of, and focus on that. I believe it’s easier to monetize a blog when it focuses on something in particular.
There are a lot of blogging platforms out there to choose from. You can always do your own research, read, or ask friends who are familiar with how blogging works to help you out as you start. Personally, I highly recommend using WordPress. It’s very easy to use, and it has a lot of different beautiful themes to choose from. Also, it’s easy to monetize.
- Freelance Writer
Another writing job, but this one is a job really, which means you have a client to report to.
There are various freelance writing jobs out there covering different fields or industries. Depending on your interest, you can work as a content writer, a copywriter, you can also work as a ghostwriter, as well as a legal or medical writer.
Although you report to someone, freelance writing still is very flexible. Some clients have specific requirements only for a day, which you can work on while your baby is asleep or while a babysitter is taking over. It really depends on you. Anyway, you can always choose to apply the ones that work on your schedule or you can negotiate with your client regarding the schedule.
Freelance writing pays well. But of course, it depends on your years of expertise. The more experience you are, the higher you get paid. Totally the same way how payments or salaries are based on.
- Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant job is another one of those famous jobs for homestay moms. Like freelance writing, you can negotiate with your prospect client regarding your work schedule or you can simply apply only to those virtual assistant listings that offer flexible work time.
As a virtual assistant, your work varies from emailing to scheduling meetings, ghostwriting to graphic designing, data entry, bookkeeping, social media management, and many others. Your job really depends on the needs of your clients.
If you are someone who used to do admin work when you were still working on a day job, then being a virtual assistant should be easy for you. With regards to clients, it depends – some get company clients, while others are hired by individual business owners.
I tried working as a virtual assistant before, and I worked for a business owner client, and I must say it was a great experience. I learned a lot, and I am grateful I found a very understanding and generous boss. I was very open that I am a fulltime mom, and working is just a sideline. He was actually fine with it.
I think in whatever jobs for homestay moms you apply for or land in, it is important that you are honest with your client that your top priority as a fulltime mom is still your son or your daughter. Work is just secondary. It’s very vital for me so it’s easy to negotiate and compromise.
- Transcriber or Transcriptionist
If you are excellent listening skills, then transcribing the job is for you. Being a transcriber or transcriptionist, you are required to listen to audio and/or video files and record every single word you hear. Depending on the client’s needs, some require verbatim transcription, while others ask for an edited or cleaner one.
Although the work is also flexible, it requires long periods of time sitting down, listening, and typing. Personally, I would recommend this kind of job for those moms whose babies are not that demanding yet. Meaning, they sleep more than play. This one is also a good option for those who are willing to work at night instead while everyone else at home is asleep. That means no distractions at all. Because to be honest, transcribing needs focus and attention to detail.
There are a lot of transcription companies to choose from out there. You just have to find the ones that meet your personal requirements.
You know, the nice thing about working from home is that you get to choose which ones to work for and which ones to not mind at all.
- Online Teacher or Online Tutor
If you love teaching kids, and you think you are good at a particular subject area, then you may consider working as an online teacher or tutor.
Apparently, online teaching jobs are becoming in demand these days. I guess we have technological advancement to thank that for. What is even amazing about it is you teach kids or adults from different races. In fact, you can choose from various online teaching websites or companies what particular race of students you want to teach.
If you are planning to homeschool your children, I think doing an online teaching job is a good way to practice your teaching skills. You will get an idea of how it will work for you and your kid in the future.
Anyway, depending on the online teaching company that you are eyeing for, there are some who are very strict with requirements like they need a college degree holder, someone who has teaching experience, someone who has an English certification, etc. Other companies may be more relaxed and allow anyone to get in the job as long as they know how to speak English and has the ability, the patience, in particular, to teach kids.
Online teaching is also very flexible with time. In fact, you get to choose what time you will hold classes. Although most online teaching companies require a minimum number of hours per month, they do not care about how you will achieve the required number of time.
I did try online teaching, to one time. And to be honest, it’s actually fun! I love how it feels to be able to impart something to kids. I did have established good relationships among my students that even after our classes were over, we still did communicate.
Online teaching for me is very good for those who are passionate about teaching. Otherwise, you will get bored or you will lose your patience.
- Life Coach
Are you someone who loves personal development and have a passion to help other people? Well, you can consider being a life coach and build a career or business of your own!
Being a life coach is one of those ideal jobs for homestay moms because you get to make your own schedule, and you can work around your family’s schedule as well.
Being a life coach is a fulfilling job. It’s really a passion job, if I may say. You need to have the heart, and your mind has to be focused on helping people come out of their shell and you know, get through whatever they are into.
If you are interested to be one, there are life coach certificate courses out available out there that you can enroll yourself into.
- Social Media Manager
Believe it or not, most of our downtime as moms, we use on social media. We stalk people, check on their profiles, or sometimes we just love loitering around our accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
Why not, instead of wasting our time on social media, make it into something profitable? Good idea right? Well, that is exactly what social media management is all about. You get paid for doing social media tasks on behalf of a company brand or an individual client.
As a social media manager, usually, the tasks involve, content creation, sometimes it includes graphic design, but generally, your job is to handle and manage social media accounts or pages of your clients. You may also answer private messages or comments when necessary.
But the thing is, the job is very flexible. It won’t eat so much of your time. So, if you think you are up for this job, then go ahead and apply to be one.
You do not necessarily have to be a Literature or English major or a Journalism graduate to be a proofreader. Although having such a background is a plus, anyone who has an eye for errors can be considered for the job.
As a proofreader, your task is to find errors on a proof. Don’t get confused between editing and proofreading, okay? Editing has something to do with rewriting or restructuring content, while proofreading focuses on finding grammatical and punctuation errors.
If you are very keen on grammar, then this job is for you.
To be honest, there are a lot more flexible jobs for homestay moms out there. In fact, you can get overwhelmed with so many options to choose from.
I actually felt that way when I started out. I felt like doing everything. Well, I think I almost did! I did try a lot of different homestay mom jobs until I found what I really want, and what is ideal for the kind of life I have as a mom.
Today, I must say, I enjoy the fact that I get to do what I love, at the same time, make money out of it. It’s like hitting two birds with the same stone. I get to enjoy the life of being a fulltime mom, at the same time, I get to give what I feel is due for myself.
Anyway, I would love to hear from you! If you did learn something from this or you also have your own homestay mom job experience that you want to share, please, do me a favor by commenting down below.
Meanwhile, for those of you who are planning to jump into the working homestay mom’s life, good luck! You can do it, mommy!