Guest post from Angie Nelson of The Work At Home Wife
If there is one thing I hear most often from stay at home parents looking for work at home it is the need for flexibility. Kids keep you busy with school and activities, not to mention the day-to-day running of a household. Luckily, there are many companies hiring remote workers that understand family comes first. Here are a few of my favorite flexible opportunities and companies that may be hiring at this very moment.
Top Work at Home Gigs for SAHM
The direct sales industry has been providing an affordable way for entrepreneurs to start home businesses since the 1950s. These companies usually offer a replicated business model, an in-demand product and the sales training and business materials necessary to succeed. Opportunities are available selling everything from candles to skin care and the investment costs can be just as varied.
Direct sales companies we recommend:
The past few years, we have seen a growing demand for remote task-based workers. In most cases this is assisting small or online businesses with day-to-day tasks like appointment setting, customer service, and online research. There is a lot of diversity in both the jobs and pay. Companies that hire task workers:
Search Engine Evaluator
As the name suggests, people in this position evaluate search results for relevancy and usefulness. There are several companies that hire for this type of work and many are extremely flexible in their scheduling. You will need to be internet savvy, educated, and have up-to-date home office equipment. Some companies also require use of an Android or smartphone. Companies that hire evaluators:
Phone Mystery Shopping
Mystery shopping has been providing busy parents an easy way to earn extra cash in their spare time for years. But did you know, there are companies that hire people to pose as interested customers over the phone as well?
Companies that hire phone shoppers:
Pierce-Eislen – Pi-Ei as it is commonly referred to in the work at home world, hires remote workers to pose as potential renters when calling apartment complexes. The scheduling is flexible and this is seasonal work. Some background noise is okay though it shouldn’t be distracting.
Call Center QA – Get paid $5 for each call. Calls take around 6 to 10 minutes to complete. You can also get paid for completing short online forms.
If your children are old enough to be in school full-time, you may be ready to get out of the house every now and then. As a courthouse researcher, your home base will still be your home office. However, you may need to make regular visits to your local county courthouse to retrieve public documents such as marriage licenses, mortgages, lien,s and judgments. For this type of work you will need a laptop and cell phone. Some county records may even be available online. Companies that hire court researchers:
Jelly Bean Services
These are a few of my favorites. Where have you found flexibility as a stay at home, work at home mom?
Angie Nelson has been a home business owner since 2007. Through her blog she aims to provide valuable information about how to make money from home, tools of the trade, and how to reach those goals that will provide you with the means to earn a living online without having to live online. Visit her blogs The Work at Home Wife to learn more about money-making opportunities.