Are you looking for legitimate work from home opportunities? If you want a flexible schedule (i.e. being able to pick up the kids from school/ sports), don’t want to pay for childcare, and want to be in charge of when you work and how often a work from home job might be perfect for you.
I’ve worked from home for the last 20 years and love the flexibility it’s given me to homeschool my kids, be available for their events, and add extra money to our family’s budget.
When times were financially tough for my family we realized we could do two things, save more money and make more money. After lowering our monthly bills, reducing our grocery budget, and getting rid of debt, making more money was the next step.
I started by selling used items on eBay, but that required shopping at yard sales every weekend and dealing with packaging and shipping multiple items every week. It was a great job when my kids were very little and I didn’t have commitments outside the home.
As my kids grew and were involved in extra curricular activities I couldn’t devote every weekend to shopping yard sales. I looked for work from home opportunities that were more flexible.
There are many legitimate options if you want to work from home. I have friends who are successful in network marketing companies such as Lula Roe, Young Living, Pampered Chef, Advocare, and Thirty-One Gifts. I also have friends who sell products on Amazon and their own shops and make a decent income.
If you don’t like selling (and I don’t!) but are interested in money making opportunities here’s a list of legitimate work from home jobs that don’t require you to host parties or sell anything.
Most of the work from home jobs listed below do require a computer and a strong internet connection. I’ve listed jobs that have flexible hours and pay above minimum wage. (most pay at least $20 an hour)
Part-time work from home jobs for moms
You can earn $16-20 per hour teaching English to children online. It’s an easy 5 minute application. To be considered you must have a degree or be enrolled in a university, speak English fluently, and able to teach 6 hours per week.
To sign up or learn more visit QKids.
Say ABC.com is similar to QKids, you teach English to students online. You set your own hours and curriculum is provided for you. You can work from anywhere as long as you have a strong internet connection.
Sign up or learn more at Say ABC.com.
Earn money as a transcriptionist, captioner, or translator working from home. Rev.com has openings in all three departments and you can work as much or as little as you want. You are paid by the minute or by the word depending on the job.
The pay ranges from $24-$40 per audio hour and you are paid weekly via Paypal. Learn more and sign up here.
Tutor middle school, high school, college students and professionals online from the convenience of your home. You set your hours and the subjects you are willing to teach. Earn bonuses for tutoring high-demand subjects.
Sign up to be a tester and you are asked to complete a series of tasks on a website or an app and provide feedback. While you are completing the tasks you record your commentary. Each set of tasks takes between 15-20 minutes and you are paid $10.
You can make up to $30-$45 an hour providing feedback in the comfort of your own home. Sign up here.
Work as a virtual assistant in your own home and make as much as $20 an hour. They have available positions for executive assistants, social media managers, project managers and paralegals. Learn more and apply here.
Virtual Stylist with Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a subscription clothing company that sends customers new outfits every month or two depending on the subscription. As a stylist you would help put together “fixes” for customers.
You can apply for a stylist position if you live in the following cities:
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- San Francisco Bay Area
They aren’t accepting any new teachers right now, but they will probably open back up in the fall. If you have a college degree and a strong internet connection you can earn up to $22 an hour teaching children English online. This is a great opportunity for mom’s to work from home and earn great money without having to spend half your paycheck on childcare.
Do you love to save money and love to write? Freelance writing offers flexibility and extra spending money. My friends at Wise Bread are looking for freelance writers to contribute articles on frugal living, savvy shopping tips, and financial advice.
Freelance Anything with Fiverr
Fiverr is a website where customers can hire freelancers to do just about any online job. From managing social media accounts, to creating graphics, to proofreading and much more, Fiverr has people willing to do the work.
The downside of offering services on Fiverr is that most of the jobs start with an initial price of $5. However, the key to making good money is to offer an easy to complete job for $5, then offer more complicated packages at an increased price.
Learn more about Fiverr and sign up for an account here.
There are many benefits to working from home. It’s possible to make more working part-time from home than full-time in an office. Once you deduct transportation, child-care, and other costs, you might find working from home to be a more profitable option.
If you are looking to make some extra money I highly recommend researching one or more of the work from home options listed above. They are all legitimate opportunities that offer good pay and flexible hours. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a college student looking for some extra spending money, one of these part-time opportunities could be perfect for you.