A lot of women dream of working from home - being available for your children, while also bringing in a steady income is the ideal situation for most. With 31% of U.S. families having children and needing a dual income, more than ever both parents are working outside the home.
This means parents are enrolling their children in daycare and commuting to an office, sometimes hours away. Have you ever missed your child’s sporting event or couldn’t volunteer as a chaperone on a class trip - all because your job wouldn’t allow it?
Now more than ever there are thousands of people making a steady income working from home and the benefits are endless - flexible hours, reduced stress, and no commute just to name a few. But how is it done? Is it really possible to earn a decent living without ever leaving the comfort of your home (and your pajamas)? Here are some realistic ways to make your work from home dream come true.
Online business owners and web developers are always looking to create the next best thing. In today’s world, knowing how to make a website is just the start. Entrepreneurs need to know if their web design is hitting the mark. And this is where you come in!
You can actually get paid to test the efficiency and functionality of a website. Companies like User Testing will pay upwards of $10 for every 20 minute-video you watch. The company itself provides the web address or app for you to use, test certain aspects, and then comment on your experience.
If done right, you can easily work a 6-hour day and be paid $180 via PayPal - not too shabby.
There are countless benefits to entering the field of freelance work, including the ability to work as much or as little as your schedule allows.
You can find companies that are hiring on a full-time basis and plenty that just need a small project completed. If you need extra funds, you can increase your workload by visiting websites like Upwork. Here, thousands of employers are seeking individuals to complete a number of different jobs including:
You also have the ability to set a price and negotiate with employers.
Are you highly organized, detail orientated, and a stickler for time management? If you’re a mother, you probably possess these skills and don’t even realize it! Why not put them to good use in your career and make some extra cash?
The tasks of a virtual assistant can vary from checking emails, organizing business trips and travel plans, to website management and marketing. Your job requirements will be determined by the employer’s specific needs.
Whether you have a background in education or simply the patience and ability to clearly explain things, becoming a tutor is a great way to make money for a stay-at-home mom.
Your options include having students come to your home, meeting at a neutral location like a library or park, or applying to an online tutoring establishment. Just keep in mind that in-person tutoring sessions will likely occur after school, when the students are dismissed. This may or may not interfere with your child’s schedule.
It seems almost too good to be true, but it’s not! You can actually get paid to use and review everyday products. Countless companies that are launching new services or products want and need an honest consumer opinion - it’s the basis for their marketing campaign and product development.
Focus groups will use your feedback to make necessary changes and you can make between $50-100 by simply sharing your point of view. Who knew your opinion could be so valuable?
Search Engine Opportunities
For most of us, Google is a household name. Billions of people use it every day. And that means countless opportunities to make money.
Search engines pay visitors to fix search results. This means making results more useful and relevant for future users and earning you upwards of $12 per hour.
Did you know that simply changing the search engine you use can earn you cashback and gift cards? The up and coming search engine known as Bing offers awesome bonuses just for using their site to conduct your searches. It’s a win-win!
Improve Your Quality of Life
If you’re tired of being the type of mom that is constantly rushing around and missing classroom parties, sporting events, and play dates, it’s time to make a change!
Making a living working from home is now more possible than ever. The internet has opened up a world of possibilities. Why not take advantage of some today?