You are lucky to be alive today because you no longer have to choose between parenting and work, you can work from home and parent at the same time. In the past parents had to choose between parenting and working, but times have changed.
With the rapid evolution of technology and the internet, there are so many things you can do from the comfort of your home. Full-time and part-time work-at-home opportunities are available in a variety of fields, which all allow parents to work from home if they wish.
Who knew you could be a personal stylist, social media evaluator, personal assistant, and more from the comfort of your home. Although career types, home office settings, and childcare arrangements can vary widely, you can find a job that will suit your situation and we tell you all about it below.
Benefits of Working at Home as a Parent
More Time with the Kids
Working at home allows you to be a part of day-to-day life with your children as opposed to just early mornings, evenings, and weekends. You can take a break with your toddler for lunch, hear all the news of the day when they get home from school, and more.
Work-at-home parents do not have unlimited time with their children, but they do have opportunities to be with their children more frequently. Working from home can also save you on childcare costs.
Increase or Maintain your Income
By working at home, moms who have left careers to raise children can ease their way back into the workforce. Working at home may mean taking on the job of consulting or starting a business while maintaining your regular parenting style.
Working parents who move to telecommute can save time as well as the costs of commuting and all the other expenses that go with being away from home all day.
Work from Home Options Available for Parents
If you have the ability to stay home with your baby due to a partner that works, you can choose part-time work to help with costs. We can’t all succeed as influencers, writers, and YouTubers — the more well-known work-from-home people.
So we’ve rounded up a list of potential independent work opportunities ideal for moms and dads looking to make money on their own schedule.
TranscribeMe will help you become a transcriber from home. They will set you up with audio and video files that need to be transcribed after you register online and complete a training and examination course. All you need is to be fluent in English and have a high school diploma.
You will also need access to a computer and to the internet. TranscribeMe issues payments once a week via PayPal, the base rate is set at $20 per audio hour. All of your work will go through a quality assurance check and if more than 30 percent of your work requires correcting you will have to resubmit.
Calling all animal lovers, Wag! is an online dog walking service. Dog walkers may be booked on request, in advance, or on a recurrent basis. Owners can track Wag’s travels with their dog! using GPS Tracking Live. Owners will also receive a report card once the walk is over.
In order to apply, you are asked to disclose any previous experience, explain why you are going to be a great walker, take general dog care and safety quiz, get tested on dog collars and harnesses, and get a situation assessment.
The Wag! application process takes about 1-2 weeks and will cost you a $30 onboard fee (for a background check and t-shirt), but once accepted, you can make up to $25 an hour.
You will be your own boss with Amazon Flex, set your own schedule, and make between $18-$25 an hour by delivering Amazon orders. This job is ideal for parents with school-age kids because it allows you to work around their schedule.
Amazon Flex is Amazon’s delivery service. You can work as a driver for them whenever you have time available in your day. You can use the Amazon Flex app to decide your hours, pick up orders, and log your destination.
All it takes to get this job is a car, background check, and a smartphone.
Poshmark is the best place to sell your handmade or lightly used clothes online. All you need to do is take a photo of your items for sale, upload them to your online closet (which can take less than 60 seconds from your phone), and share those items on your social media platforms.
There are a ton of options for you out there if you want to work from home. If you’ve got a skill that you can sell and only requires the use of a computer, like a graphic artist, there are sites like Fiverr, Upwork and more that allow you to work on individual projects with a scheduled end date.
The future is here, you no longer have to choose between family and work.