10 Extra Income Work from Home Jobs for Mums

If you are a stay at home mum, you already have one of the hardest jobs in the world. You are on the clock 24 hours a day caring for your children and your home. You may be hesitant to leave your child with strangers, and after calculating the cost of childcare, you have discovered it is a complete wash. But there is hope! In fact a lot of hope. There are thousands of opportunities waiting for you. All you need to do is take the plunge and have a go! In the following sections, I will share with you a few of the work from home job opportunities that I found along my personal journey to finding the right fit for my family. When you have finished with this list, another resource you should check is the complete guide to working from home.

10 Extra Income Work from Home Jobs for Mums

Customer Service Representative

There are several companies, such as Amazon and American Express, that use virtual customer service agents to answer calls. If you are friendly and have access to a phone and internet connection, this job just might be perfect for you.

Freelance Writer

Individuals who have the ability to write blogs, news articles, or online content can make money at home writing for various companies. Read more in my article about Job Opportunities for Freelance Writers.

Sell Crafts on Etsy

If you are crafty or have ever hand crafted jewelry or clothes for family members, consider opening your own Etsy shop. This is a great way to earn extra money in an online market place devoted to all things crafts. The startup costs with Etsy are low and many people are able to start earning a living within a month.

Direct Sales

Many stay at home mums choose direct sales as an additional source of income for their families. There are a variety of direct sales companies to choose from including Herbalife, Avon, and Scentsy. With these companies, you market their products online, host products, and build sales teams.

Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant, there are a variety of tasks you may be asked to complete including: social media management, blog post scheduling, and email management. A virtual assistant is an online personal assistant.

Online Tutor

This is a relatively new method of tutoring that has taken off and helped parents get students on track. If you are knowledgeable in a particular subject, online tutoring may be a good fit for you.

Data Entry

Data entry is one of the most popular Work from Home Jobs for Mums. If you own a computer with high-speed internet access and can type quickly, a data entry job is perfect for you. Most of these jobs start off with low pay, but the pay structure can increase to a per hour basis.

Day Care

This may not be for everyone, but it is a good idea for those of you who love children and can handle a lot of them at one time. If this sounds like you, consider opening a daycare in your home.

Web Design

For mums that have an artistic and technical side, web development may be right up your alley. A web developer is responsible for the development and maintenance of websites.


I have a few recipes myself that people go crazy over. If you do as well, you may want to try catering. You can make cupcakes, or cakes for weddings and special events, or cater signature recipes. I even know someone who makes a decent amount of money catering salsa and tamales only.

It can be hard to find legitimate Work from Home Jobs for Mums, but don’t despair, it is possible. Once I decided I wanted to stay home with my children, the first thing I did was assess my skills. Then I started coming up with different ideas that would work for me. After reading this list and considering your many skills, you will be well on your way to making money at home.