10 Work From Home Ideas for Moms; Become a Financially Empowered Woman

Hi good people. Today I want to share with you work from home ideas for moms. As I mentioned in another article, I’m a true believer in the financial empowerment of women. As Melinda Gates once said, “When money flows into the hands of women, who have the authority to use it, everything changes for women, their families, and their communities.” Wow!

I know being a mom is a demanding 24/7 job. You might be wondering how you can get the time or the energy to work from home to empower yourself financially.

The good news is that women are great at multitasking and they do it efficiently and thoroughly. So, if you can plan your daily tasks carefully, you can create time to work from home to become a financially empowered woman. 

When choosing work from home jobs for moms, it’s good to choose carefully so that you don’t become overwhelmed. I recommend that you choose the following kinds of work from home ideas for moms:

Tasks with a flexible work schedule: These are jobs that don’t have strict deadlines. You can do them at your own pace.

Tasks you enjoy doing: When you do a task you enjoy doing, it makes the experience worthwhile. It also keeps you highly motivated.

Light tasks: Being a mom is quite demanding physically, emotionally, and mentally. Choose a light work from home idea so that you don’t become overwhelmed.

Let’s now go into work from home ideas for moms without further ado. These work from home ideas are things you can do without leaving the comfort of your home. 

1. Work From Home As A Freelance Writer

I’m starting with this work from home idea for moms because it’s something I’ve done for years. As a teacher, I had a lot of free time during the weekends and school holidays. 

In addition, in my country, teachers earn a modest income. I thus felt the need to do something extra to supplement my family’s income. I discovered online freelance writing and since I love writing, I decided to venture into it.

I have been a freelance writer for the last 13 years. I have made thousands of dollars from freelance writing over those years.

I have encountered 2 types of work from home freelance writing jobs as a freelance writer as I’ll explain below.

Writing for Content Mills

Content mills are basically online websites that get loads of writing jobs from different clients. The content mills then hire writers to write the articles for their clients. They pay the writers a small fee for the articles.

Although content mills don’t pay writers well, they are good places to start honing your writing skills. Once you become confident in your writing, you can look for higher-paying work from home writing jobs.

Below are content mills I have used and made real money from:

www.myams.net: This was the first company I worked for as a freelance writer. The pay was minimal but I’m forever grateful for the writing experience I gained from them. They were the springboard to my writing career.

www.iWriter.com: This was the second content mill I worked for. Their pay is higher than Myams.net. You also have a chance of earning more as you grow in your freelance writing career.

www.textbroker.co.uk: I quit iWriter.com when I discovered textbroker.co.uk. This UK content mill pays better than Myams.net and iWriter.com. If you’re a great writer, you can get direct orders from clients. Direct orders pay more than normal orders. I made loads of Euros from this content mill.

www.textbroker.com: I haven’t worked for this company because they only accept writers from the U.S. However, I have a friend who used to work for them. It’s a legit company with numerous articles to choose from.

Get Writing Jobs From Job Boards

You can also get work from home writing jobs from job boards. Job boards are websites that advertise all sorts of jobs on behalf of employers. You see, some employers seeking part-time or full-time workers prefer to advertise job vacancies on job boards. 

If you’d like to start working from home as a writer, you can sign up on the various job boards out there. You can then start applying for the advertised writing jobs on the job boards. 

If you do a good job, you could end up getting repeat clients. 

The job boards I’ve worked for are:

www.fiverr.com: The first job board I joined was Fiverr. As the name suggests, most gigs on this website start from $5. For example, if a client hires you to write a 500 word article, they’ll most probably pay you $5. Fiverr is a great place to start your work from home writing career as a mom.

www.upwork.com: This is one of the largest job boards - it has thousands of jobs. I have earned thousands of dollars from this job board over the last 5 years. After writing for different clients on Upwork, I got a client who gave me a job to write articles for his lifestyle website. I earned good money from that client. After 3 years, I decided to take a break – to start my own blog.

2. Work From Home As a Virtual Assistant

Another awesome work from home idea for moms is working as a virtual assistant (VA). As a virtual assistant, you offer administrative services to your clients. The work may vary from one client to another but may include:

  • Managing emails
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Making phone calls
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Making database entries

The best places to get virtual assistant jobs are job boards such as:

  • Vavavirtual.com 
  • www.upwork.com
  • www.fiver.com


3. Do Data Entry Work From Home

If you have good typing skills and high accuracy, you can do data entry work from home. Data entry simply means entering data into a computer. The source of the data could be audio files, scanned documents, PDF documents, JPEG documents, etc. 

You can find numerous work from home data entry jobs online as many companies prefer outsourcing clerical work instead of having a physical office. 

You can sign up on various job boards to get your first data entry job. Some of the job boards you could sign with include:

  • Indeed
  • FlexJobs
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr


4. Do Transcription Work From Home

Another awesome work from home idea for moms is doing transcription work. Transcribing is basically changing recorded words into text. You listen to the recorded speech and type it out on the computer. 

All you need to start transcription work from home is a good grasp of the language you’re transcribing, good listening and typing skills, and some research skills. 

You can get transcription jobs based on the languages you are conversant with. The transcription languages in highest demand are English, Spanish, French, Russian, and German.

You can easily get transcription gigs from the following websites:

  • SpeakWrite
  • Speechpad
  • TranscribeMe
  • Rev
  • Gotranscript (I have earned from this one).
  • Scribie


5. Dropshipping Work

The popularity of Dropshipping as a work from home job is becoming popular by the day. It’s a kind of business where you open a virtual store to sell goods on a supplier’s behalf. You basically market the supplier’s items in the virtual store.

When someone places an order, you forward the order to the supplier. The supplier ships the items to the customer. The customer thinks you’re the supplier of the goods. 

If you want to start this work from home job, it’s best to identify the products you’d like to deal with. For example, you can deal with:

  • Wigs
  • Weaves
  • Jewelry
  • Perfumes
  • Baby products
  • Pets’ supplies

Once you’ve identified the products, contact Dropshipping suppliers – companies that supply those products. Some of the dropshipping suppliers are:

  • AliExpress
  • SaleHoo
  • Wholesale Central
  • Alibaba
  • MegaGoods

After identifying and contacting dropshipping suppliers, search for a dropshipping platform to set up your dropshipping virtual store. Some of the best dropshipping platforms include:

  • Magento
  • WooCommerce
  • Shopify

Once you set up your dropshipping virtual store, you can start this lucrative work from home job for moms.


6. Offer Online Counseling Services

Are you a trained counselor or psychologist? If you are, you can work from home as a virtual counselor. 

The demand for counseling services is high because mental health issues are increasing by the day worldwide. People are always looking for therapists to help them deal with their mental health issues.

You can provide various counseling services depending on your experience and skills. You can interact with your clients through video calls, Skype, or Zoom. You could also make use of emails, letters, or phone calls.

The best places to look for your first clients are job boards such as:

  • Zip Recruiter
  • FlexJobs
  • LinkedIn
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr

You can charge per hour or per session for the counseling services.



7. Work From Home Taking Stock Photos


Do you like taking photos and have a good camera/phone camera? Then you could work from home taking stock photos. Stock photography is taking photos and selling them to third parties.


If you want to work from home taking stock photos, the first step is to identify a niche that you’d like to concentrate on. Below are some niches to choose from:

  • Nature photos: You could take pictures of the ocean, river, sunset, sunrise, etc.
  • Animal photos: You could take photos of different animals e.g. lions, whales, crocodiles, etc.
  • Birds photos: There are many beautiful birds out there.
  • Still life photos: These are photos of shoes, handbags, microwaves, dispensers, you name it.
  • Pets photos: You can take photos of your pets.

Once you have taken beautiful photos you can make money by signing up and uploading them on various stock photo websites. These websites allow people to download or buy your photos, and you get paid.


Here are websites where you can sell your stock photos:

  • Instaprints
  • Snapwi.re
  • DepositPhotos
  • Cobris
  • Ebay
  • Amazon

Suppose you sign up and upload your photos on various stock photo websites. In that case, you’ll make some money.



8. Make Handicrafts From Home

Are you creative and artistic? If you are, you can work from home making handicrafts. This is a great way for you to make money as you can do it while you relax. The good news is that you can sell your handicrafts online and gradually become a financially empowered woman.

It's best to choose handicrafts that you enjoy making and are good at making. 


Here are some handicrafts you could make:

  • Candles
  • Stuffed toys
  • Resin jewelry
  • Art prints
  • Paper flower bouquets
  • Cards
  • Pet toys
  • Knitted items such as scarves, gloves, mittens, etc

So long as you produce unique and beautiful handicrafts, you’ll get buyers. 


Here are places you can sell your handicrafts:

  • Artfire
  • Shopify
  • Jumia
  • Zazzle
  • Ebay
  • Kilimall
  • Amazon
  • Etsy

You could also sell to friends, family, and neighbors; the possibilities are numerous.



9. Start a Homestay Business


The other great work from home idea for moms is starting a homestay business. This means you'll host guests in your place for a certain period, and they pay you.


You can start this work from home business if you have extra rooms/space in your home. You could also convert your basement into a self-contained room.


You’ll get clients for your homestay business because today, many travelers prefer a home-away-from-home experience instead of staying in hotels.

If you want to start a homestay business, register with companies that provide customers to homestay businesses. 


Some of the companies you can register with are:

  • MakeMyTrip
  • HomeAway
  • FlipKey
  • VRBO
  • Airbnb

You can charge your guests per month, per week, or per night.


The beauty of this work from home idea is that you make new friends and money. 


10. Work From Home Growing Herbs

If you like gardening and have some space outside, you could work from home growing herbs. Today, some herbs are in great demand because they add flavor and color to food. Some herbs also have medicinal value. 

You can grow the following types of herbs:

  • Culinary herbs: These herbs may include basil, rosemary, parsley, ginger, garlic, etc.
  • Medicinal herbs: These herbs include peppermint, garlic, ginger, chamomile, lemongrass, etc.

The beauty of growing herbs is that they grow quickly and you can thus start harvesting and selling them within 3 months. 

Finding a market for the herbs should not be hard as you can sell to:

  • Neighbors
  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Local farmer’s market (if you have large quantities).

Apart from selling the herbs, you can use them for your own needs. It’s a win-win for you.

There you have it! You can start your journey to becoming a financially empowered woman by venturing into one or several of these work from home ideas. 


I wish you the best as you start or continue with your journey towards financial empowerment. Cheers!

Do you have additional work from home ideas for moms? Kindly share in the comments section below. Let's help each other to become financially empowered moms.


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I'm a life coach, teacher, mother, wife, writer, and blogger. I love writing about well-being, relationships, and family.


  1. I love this great ideas. You have opened my thinking. Asante

  2. This is very inspiring and insightful. Thanks

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