Work-From-Home Jobs for Stay at Home Moms! These online jobs for moms pay well, and I made sure to include both non-phone and flexible schedule jobs!
We made this list for all the moms out there who want to be at home with their children as well as help contribute financially to the household. As a work-from-home mom myself, I totally understand! That’s why I made sure to include as much info as I could. Hope this helps!
- Transcriber / Prescriptionist
This is a non-phone friendly opportunity, however, you want to make sure you have a noise-free environment as you will be listening to audio files and typing what you hear.
The average pay for an entry-level Transcriber or Prescriptionist is around $15 per hour. As you gain more experience, you can expect somewhere around $25 – $30 per hour. Not bad, right?
As far as requirements are concerned, you need to be proficient with typing and you also know 10 keys so when numbers come in, it doesn’t slow you down. If you’re a beginner, your typing speed should be around 65 words per minute (65 WPM). It goes without saying but the faster, the better! Experienced transcribers type around 90 words per minute (90 WPM).
Being a Transcriber / Prescriptionist should definitely be on your list if you’re a work at home mom as you’re being paid to type while working from home! It doesn’t get better than that.
- Medical Billing / Coding Specialist
Based on my own experience, there is no shortage of medical billing and coding opportunities and I see them all the time!
The average pay you can expect to earn as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist is around $21 per hour and it gets higher as you get more experience in this field.
Certifications are of utmost importance here, but don’t worry as there are training programs you can do at home to become certified. The shortest training I saw was about 4 months full-time, and if you do this part-time, it could take around 15 months.
But still, it’s a fast turnaround to have a career that you can grow into since there’s a ton of companies that hire medical billers and coders!
Here are some associations that offers these certifications:
- AAPC – American Association of Professional Coders
- AHIMA – American Health Information Management Association
And here’s some of the certifications they offer based on different roles:
- CCSP – Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-Based
- CPC – Certified Professional Coder
- RHIA – Registered Health Information Administrator
- RHIT – Registered Health Information Technician
Most Medical Billers and Coders are either part of AAPC or AHIMA as the certifications I mentioned above are offered by both associations. This goes without saying but the more certifications you have, the more opportunity and earning power you will have!
We made it saying but the more certifications you have, the more opportunity and earning power you will have!
- Online Teacher / Online Tutor
I can speak firsthand about this one because I actually started my work from home career as an online tutor. I taught test prep, S.A.T. and other standardized tests along with some academic subjects. Some companies will allow you to do one-off homework or teach English as a second language (ESL).
There are also online teaching opportunities where you will be in a classroom setting, but of course, from home.
Requirements for being an online teacher or online tutor vary. For Online Teachers, a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Certification is a must.
For an Online Tutor, the requirements are not as high compared to online teachers. If you’re looking to teach ESL, the requirements are ESL Certification, TOEFL Certification and a native english speaker. Some companies do not require these certifications and only require you to be a native english speaker. It varies from company to company.
The pay range for tutor or teacher ranges between $10 to $45 per hour.
- Online Travel Agent
These opportunities seem fun to me because I’m someone who loves planning a vacation! Who doesn’t love vacation?
The pay usually ranges somewhere between $15 – $30 per hour, depending on your experience level.
As far as requirements are concerned, you need to have administrative or travel industry background and the job requires you to be highly organized since you will be coordinating someone’s travel.
If you’re that type of person and you think it’s fun to help people plan their trips then this job is for you!
- Online Bookkeeper
If you’re not familiar with a Bookkeeper, it’s someone who manages the financial records of a company. Good thing about Bookkeepers is that almost everyone who has business or makes money needs one.
The pay for Bookkeepers ranges between $50 – $60 per hour. To become one, you either need an Accounting Degree or a Bookkeeping Certification which most 2 to 4 year colleges offer.
If you like numbers and spreadsheets are your thing, this job is definitely for you!
- Online Insurance Agent
This is one of my favorites on this list since I have a background in commercial insurance in the marketing side, and besides, Insurance is a great industry and with lots of opportunities.
You’ll usually have an 8AM – 5PM schedule with weekends off but they do also have non-traditional esp. In 24/7 Call Centers with weekends and night shifts schedules.
Pay range for little to no experience will start you off around $20 per hour.
To give you information about licensing requirements, you’ll need a P&C and/or L&H License. P&C stands for Property and Casualty Insurance which is geared towards auto, home and business type insurance needs. L&H on the other hand focuses on Life, Health and Accident Insurance.
Most companies will give you free training and license, but if you just want to take it, go ahead and get licensed as you can do this online. If you’re really serious about taking the licensing exam, then you can get it as early as 2 weeks!
Every state has their own requirement as far as classroom hours go but the average hours required is around 96 hours of classroom time.
Good thing about being licensed is they don’t require you to have either an associate or bachelor’s degree. Some companies might require it but it varies.
Insurance is definitely a great career if you are a stay at home mom!
- Online Loan Officer
If you’re not familiar with what a Loan Officer does, it’s someone who assists consumer and business people in choosing a loan product. They also handle the application and all the paperwork.
To become a Loan Officer, you need to have your bachelor’s degree. If the company doesn’t require you, you need some college and pass a loan officer licensing exam which could take several weeks to months.
After all that hard work you put in, you can earn as much as $50K per year! It’s definitely worth whatever type of examination or education you need to get to become a Loan Officer.
Being a Loan Officer requires you to be on the phone at times as you need to speak to either your customer or colleagues. There’s also the non-phone component, where you need to look at paperworks and other administrative tasks.
And there you have it! Those are the 7 Work at Home Jobs for Stay at Home Moms! I prepared a PDF file which you can access and download using this link, for information about companies that will hire you in each of the career areas I mentioned above. Just type in your name and email address and I will send it to you instantly!
I’ve also added some companies worth mentioning in the PDF file that offer flexible work schedules and you might find them a good fit in your lifestyle as a busy mom.
I know you have a bunch of things to do as mom so I hope this article has given you enough information to kickstart your work at home career!