Motherhood may well be more demanding than any full-time job out there.

But stay-at-home mums can still trick the hands of time and earn cash while looking after their little munchkins.

These days, finding a decently paid part-time job online that fits a mumpreneur’s busy schedule has become far easier than it used to be a few years ago. Short on mumpreneurial inspiration? Here, help yourself to these suggestions and find a job that pays well and doesn’t take away too much of your time.

1. Transcriptionist

Stay-at-home mums with impressive typing speed and sharp hearing shouldn’t have any major problems finding a job online as part-time transcriptionists. Essentially, as a transcriptionist, you are required to transcribe audio files for a range of industries, and you’re paid per hour of audio material transcribed. Bilingual data transcribers are usually better paid and in higher demand, so if you want a part-time job that allows you to customise work hours and work independently of a team, the title of a data transcriptionist is a perfect choice.

2. Online English tutor

If you lack the typing speed of a professional typist but can talk slowly and clearly ‘till cows come home, the job as an online English tutor may be a better option. Although some online teaching websites require the applicants to have previous experience in education or teaching, native speakers are usually regarded as sufficiently qualified, granted they have solid speaking skills. If you find a job as a virtual English tutor, you’ll get a chance to work with people of all ages and from different parts of the world, which is a unique experience in its own right – and it pays well, too.

3. Part-time writer

If you love to write and are good at it, you can earn a small fortune as a stay-at-home mom gone freelance writer. Copywriters, content creators, blog contributors, and web reporters are hot on the web labor market and with a little research, you’ll easily find a writing job that pays well and doesn’t take more than a couple of hours a day. Once you compile a Wow-worthy portfolio, you can try and find a full-time job as a content specialist or technical writer – but until you do, you might as well earn some money on the side.

4. Virtual receptionist

If you love helping people, the work of a virtual receptionist will fit your at-home job bill like a glove. A virtual receptionist has various on-site tasks such as greeting website visitors, offering assistance, and helping turn a viewer into customer. In this sense, a virtual receptionist doubles as a remote customer service representative. Bonus points: as a virtual receptionist, you get to customise your work hours based on your availability and personal preferences.

5. Freelance translator

Stay-at-home mums fluent in two or more languages can earn big bucks as translators or remote interpreters. On top of allowing you to perfect your knowledge of a second language, the job of a freelance translator or interpreter pays well. If you’re a polyglot with three or more languages in your bag of linguistic assets, you’ll be highly competitive on the internet market and you’ll also be able to call higher service fees than a bilingual.

There isn’t a single good reason a stay-at-home mom should renounce her professional life. Get your portfolio and professional skills out there! The range of part-time online jobs you can do as a mumpreneur these days is nothing short of impressive: all you need to do is figure out which line of work suits your pay expectations and makes you feel good about yourself. Good luck!

Do you work from home? Share with us below.

  • Thanks for the ideas, I might just check out number 2.


  • I really need something like that because I have a new baby


  • I would love to do one of these jobs. My eldest 2 are now in high school this year, leaving me with our 3 yr old at home. It’s so expensive in child care that returning to work wouldn’t be worth it for me


  • Thanks for this article – love it and the ideas. Often some suggestions for stay at home jobs/business jobs are limited and not terribly stimulating, but some of these jobs/roles sound like they would be a good challenge and stimulating for many people wanting a different/new direction.

    • More information on copywriting would be good.


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