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Real Jobs for Stay at Home Moms

Are you wanting to stay home with your kids but can’t live off one-income? Here are some real jobs for stay at home moms.

I have gone back and forth between being a working mom and a stay at home mom for almost six years.

It was so hard to leave the boys in daycare because I missed them so much, had SO much mom guilt and even missed some of their firsts!

Then staying home was rough because of the one-income and tight budget. It’s not fun living paycheck to paycheck every month.

Come to find out, there are so many remote jobs that are perfect for stay at home moms. They are flexible, pay well and most don’t require any degree or education.

After talking with some WAH (work at home) mom friends, I have come up with a list of REAL jobs for stay at home moms! And no there won’t be any surveys or secret shopper jobs in this post. Promise!

Start a Blog

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I put this one first because it is my favorite way to earn income from home. Plus, it is really not that hard to start a blog. If you have something you are passionate about, maybe people ask you for advice, or have a love of writing, this job is for you.

There are many different ways you can make an income from your blog. It could be done through sponsored posts, ads on your page or affiliate marketing.

The best part is there are so many free resources that you can find to help you. You can read more about how to start a blog here.



There are many people that I have seen who use their home to host guests through Airbnb, but I didn’t really know much about it. So…I did a little digging.

MAMAS…this sounds freaking awesome! People actually get paid to host guests in their spare rooms or entire home! They use their house as a hotel while the homeowners are on vacation themselves.

Other than the added income, this is great for anyone who loves meeting new people, giving recommendations about your area to guests who want to live like the locals, and show off their homes.

If you are interested in more information, Veronica Hanson from has so much to share with you!

Sleep Consultant

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Did you know you can work from home as a sleep consultant? Yea, me either!! But it is freaking awesome!

If you love babies and sleep, this may be the job for you. The Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting have a 6 month program to become a certified sleep consultant. It is taught by registered nurses and approved by the IICT. Plus you can do the program at your own pace.

Check out Jayne Havens to learn more here.


photography job
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If you have a knack for taking beautiful pictures and pay attention to detail, maybe photography is your thing.

I have so many friends and family member who take great photos and I’m crazy jealous! Especially when I want a super cute picture with my kids and it never comes out how I want it. Oh well, I’ll leave that to the professionals…like my sister-in-law! (Love you Jamie!)

Tell as many people as you can about your awesome skills, do a couple free photo shoots and build your portfolio. And did I mention that the hours are super flexible? There are many free resources to help you build your business.


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A freelancer by definition is basically someone who is a personal contractor working for different businesses using their skills. They are permanently employed with the businesses they work with.

“Well I don’t have any skills to do that!”

You would be very surprised because you probably do and don’t even realize it. Below is a list of just a few of many different freelancing jobs that stay at home moms can do. Click the links to learn more.

  • Bookkeeping/Data Entry

Tiffani over at Have Your Cake and Eat It Too, teaches a great course on how to become a bookkeeper from home. She helps parents to learn how to provide the best service to paying clients all while being home with their children!

The best part is…you don’t have to be an accountant or even have any experience. You learn everything you need to in her course.

If you are interested in more info, you can go here. Or join her Facebook page.

  • Virtual Assistant

This is another one of my favorite jobs…ok I may be a little bit biased on it because I am also a virtual assistant.

I provide services that help other women entrepreneurs build their business by doing tasks they would rather outsource. This way they are able to focus on the monetizing and creative part of their business that they love. They are also able to spend more time with their family and it alleviates any stress from those day to day tasks.

You can learn more about becoming a virtual assistant through one of my favorite people, who is also my coach, Jaclyn Hershfeld. Find her at

  • Editing/Proofreading

If you have a love of reading and grammatical errors, you may want to check out this great remote job.

Over at you can learn exactly how becoming a proofreader or editor (there is a difference) can earn money.  She also has some great freebies and courses to help get you started on a new career.

  • Travel Planner

I have to be honest, this is another job that I did not know was a thing. But it sounds pretty interesting!

Basically a travel planner takes the person or families unique interests and helps to advise them on their next adventure. is a great resource to get you started on learning more or even getting started!

If you want step by step help becoming a freelancer, here is a free training at The Free Mama Movement. It’s another great free resource that you can do at your own pace because we know your busy!

I would love to hear how you make money from home. Tell us how in the comments below.

Real Jobs for stay at home moms

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