These days, there are plenty of ways to make money online or over the phone, and many even offer the chance to take complete control of your work schedule. Here are some great examples of remote jobs that are perfect for stay-at-home moms.
While you may need a bachelors degree for some online tutoring positions, many don’t require any teaching experience. Online tutoring is becoming a huge trend, especially when it comes to helping kids in other countries learn English as a second language. Countries such as China often utilize online tutors to help school children perfect their ESL skills over Skype or Facetime. VIPKID and Dada are both reputable sites that are great places to start your search if this sounds like the perfect stay-at-home position for you.
Gone are the days when you had to get hired at a newspaper or magazine to make a good living as a writer. With the rise of the Internet, there are now plenty of websites and online magazines who are in need of people to write articles and other content. If you’ve always been great with words or have previous writing experience, it’s well worth into looking into a job as a freelance web writer. While you may have to meet deadlines, most online writing jobs offer a huge amount of flexibility as far as when exactly you chose to get your work done. Check out sites such as Indeed, Journalism Jobs, or even freelance writing job boards to get an idea of the many opportunities available.
Are you tired of your friends and family rolling their eyes every time you point out their grammar mistakes? If so, then it’s time to get paid for your attention to detail instead! Many companies out there are looking for someone like you to point out grammar and spelling mistakes in their content before it meets the scrutiny of the world at large. Much like a freelance writer, you’ll have a great deal of control over your own workload and schedule, as long as you meet your deadlines. The Work At Home Wife offers a great deal of information on what becoming a proofreader entails and where to start your search when you’re ready to look for work.
Remote customer service representative
Have you ever noticed that when you call a customer support line, it’s not uncommon to find yourself connected with someone in a totally different region? This is due to the fact that remote customer service work is becoming increasingly popular for a wide variety of companies. If you’re a people person, then this sort of work can be a great way to interact with other adults while still being available to take care of your children. Most remote customer service positions provide training that will allow you to help customers who have questions, without requiring you to be an expert. Remote.co, We Work Remotely, and Indeed are all great places to browse lists of companies who are hiring.
Remote finance jobs
If numbers are like your second language, then rest assured that there will always be work available for you. A knack for numbers, details, and accuracy can net you an impressive amount of money without ever having to leave your home office. Job boards such as Flex Jobs, Accountant List, Working Nomads offer work for financial analysts, accounting consultants, bookkeepers, and everything in between.
IT troubleshooting technician
If there’s one thing you can always count on, it’s that someone somewhere is having trouble with their computer. If you’ve got a resume in the IT field and are familiar with a large array of computer hardware and software, then you can turn the desk in your kitchen into an IT help desk. While technology seems to be evolving at the speed of light, there are plenty of people around the world who are still struggling to catch up. Remote troubleshooters help clients with anything from diagnosing and fixing their IT issues to walking clients through how to install new programs. So in demand are these positions that you shouldn’t have any problems locating openings on sites like Indeed or Flex Jobs.
Search engine evaluator
Is your guilty pleasure spending time online browsing through random websites? Take the guilt out of things by getting paid to do it! Look into becoming a search engine evaluator or “ad quality rater,” as Google calls them. Rest assured, this job isn’t nearly as complicated as it sounds and many companies are even willing to train. Basically, it involves lending a human eye to double check the work of complicated algorithms. Ideal for those who love to stay on top of current pop culture and trends, search engine evaluators give feedback on the results that pop up when you type specific queries into a search engine. You’ll help determine whether the list of items that come up are relevant to the search and help weed out spam. Sites like Appen and Glassdoor are great places to search for job listings in this field and find out more about what they involve.
If you’ve found a job on the list that looks right for you, great! If not, however, be sure to check out the links provided anyway, as many of them offer a variety of positions that you can work from the comfort of your own home.