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19 Work From Home Business Opportunities


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19 Work From Home Business Opportunities

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”-Albert Schweitzer

19 Work From Home Business Opportunities
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Tara Dufour


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Jobs to write home about! lol…

Are you seeking a work from home career ideal for a student, a stay-at-home wife or home-schooling mom, it is completely possible to find the right fit. You are already great at managing a wide range of responsibilities starting an at home business or job will be a piece of cake.

Do you remember that job you used to commute to before COVID? How did you do it? You’re my hero… maybe you should be giving me the advice. The pandemic opened your eyes to the possibility of doing it all from home right?! Now you want to make your own at home career because you’re a master joggler or maybe your company decided to downsize. Either way you’re so freaking talented you need to put all your skills to good use.

That’s why creating or finding the right stay at home job can help achieve all your goals not just the financial ones.

The cool part is that there are dozens of options for you to choose from. With some hard work and grit, you can find a job that will work with your hectic schedule and your income needs. That means staying home with your family or hitting the books and earning the income you deserve. I’ll walk you through some jobs that available for a fantastic girl like you. You might be surprised at the range of options accessible for the homebound entrepreneur!

Jobs to write home about! lol…

If you are looking for a stay-at-home job, then look no further. I have put together a curated list that will make you shoot for the moon.

I’m sure you’ll scrutinize this list because you’re a savvy lady. But keep in mind the income potential and the time commitment involved in each opportunity, I introduce you to. I suggest if you see something that grabs your curiosity, use it do further research to discover more about your job prospect.

Freelance writer or Editor

Do you have great grammar, spelling and English skills? As a freelance writer, you can earn an amazing income. Plus, you’ll have control over your time with the ability to work from anywhere. Freelance writing is extremely popular with the growing need for on-line copy, blogging, and digital product writers.

The best part about this option is that there are very minimal start-up costs. If you have an internet connection, then you can get started today! There are many sites where you can offer your services; like and

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the median income for a writer in 2018 was $62,170, the reality is that you can earn much more. Personally, I make more than that each year running my own business from home. But I know many writers that slay the freelance gig and easily blow past that annual ceiling.

Virtual assistant

How are your basic computer skills? If they are respectable then you could be a very successful virtual assistant. Lord knows I wish I had one already! As a virtual assistant, you’ll have the ability to set your own hours and choose your hourly rate. However, most virtual assistants can get started at around $15 per hour.

The job responsibilities vary from answering and categorizing email, online booking and scheduling, some social media work, database entry, and even light bookkeeping tasks. As you gain more experience, you can work your way up asking for a higher hourly rate. To find your first job, seek out opportunities on Upwork and FlexJobs.

Online ESL tutoring

If you have a love for teaching adults or children, then teaching English online could be a good fit. Each company has its own set of rules for its teachers. For example, some companies will require that you have a college degree, but others do not.

Check out companies like VIPKid and Teach Away to get started. Generally, you can expect to earn between $14 to $25 per hour. But that range will vary based on your experience.


If you have a great eye for grammar, then you might be a perfect proofreader. Proofreading has a huge scope from website text proofing, to E-Books, Online Courses, Social Media Advertising and Digital Products. A prolific creative type or busy professional, coach or consultant is praying for someone like you to enter their life at an affordable rate. Since proofreading is another job that you can do on your own time, it can be a good fit for stay-at-home expert.

As a proofreader, you’ll likely make around $20 per hour. Often you must negotiate your rate with clients, so you can’t be afraid to sell your services.

If you think this is for you, then I highly recommend checking out Proofread Anywhere. It is a great resource if you are interested in becoming a freelance proofreader.

Start a blog

Do you have a passion for something? A high-volume passion you can’t stop talking about, then blogging might be for you. Building a successful blog is not an easy task. Although it can be demanding, it can also be very profitable. The income potential of a blogger is essentially unlimited. But you’ll need to be willingness to put in hours of hard work before seeing the fruits of your labor.

You could get your own site up and running today! This is another one of the more popular jobs for stay-at-home moms.

Social media manager

Almost every business in today’s world has social media accounts that need to be maintained. That’s where you can step in. If you have the skills to effectively manage a social media presence, then many business owners are willing to pay you.

You can make anywhere from $10 to $30 an hour as a social media manager. As you get started, you might want to take some time to familiarize yourself with a range of social media platforms.

Make sure you are comfortable before you start to sell your skills as a service.

Data entry

Data entry is straightforward. But many are willing to pay someone else to tackle this often-tedious task. If you are detail-oriented and willing to deal with data, then you can find many opportunities. ALERT: You’ll need to be careful to avoid the plentiful scams.

With the opportunity to earn between $10 to $15 per hour, this can be a good option.

Two useful resources to help you get started are The Smart Crowd and Clickworker.

Resume Writer

People at all stages of life need help with their resumes. Fresh graduates and those looking for better opportunities will jump at the chance to polish their resumes. You can help them craft a resume that will stand out from the crowd.

Depending on the quality of your work, you could earn several hundred dollars for each resume that you help craft. Start by building a portfolio of resumes by helping family and friends. Once you have a few success stories under your belt, you’ll be able to command a higher rate and turn this into a very successful at home business.

Graphic Designer

If you have a creative spark and computer skills, then graphic design might be the perfect fit. With the right skill set, many business owners would be ready and willing to hire you. Plus, you could sell your designs on sites like Redbubble or Zazzle.

You could charge up to $75 per hour for your skills.

Build a basic portfolio first, before you are offering your services. A stunning, growing, and groomed portfolio helps you enjoy higher rates. If you want help getting started, then check out the Graphic Design Bootcamp.

Sell crafts

If you love crafting, why not make a business out of it? You can sell your crafts on Etsy and other platforms for a profit. You might be surprised at what people are willing to pay for a handcrafted item.

Although you may find that creativity, art, and crafting come easily, not everyone is so fortunate. You can help people create special gifts and memories while doing what you love. There are some startup costs, but you will have unlimited income potential. Check out our list of top money-making crafts you can do at home!

Website designer

Can you code? Seriously? Can you! Then you’re a diamond in the rough. In today’s world, most businesses need a website. However, not all business owners are prepared to build their own. With your help, they can create a beautiful and functional website.

You need to know or learn more about the backend setup of a website before getting started. But this can be a very lucrative stay at home job.

Sell photos

If you love taking pictures, then consider selling your photography. You could sell prints, conduct photo sessions, or photograph events. Photographers can easily make thousands of dollars for a single event. For example, many wedding photographers can charge several thousand dollars for a single evening.

With the right skills and an investment in solid equipment, you could earn a great living as a photographer. However, you’ll need to decide whether this would fit into your schedule.


As a mom, you have plenty of experience with childcare. Why not provide childcare services to others? You would essentially become a babysitter for hire.

But you could require that the children are all watched at your house with your kids. Since you are already watching children, adding a few more could be a profitable addition to your day.

Before you get started, make sure to review the childcare regulations in your state. If you can pursue this opportunity, you could make several hundred dollars a month per child.


Bookkeepers help business owners manage their day-to-day finances. You might be managing invoices or tracking the income of a business. You’ll need to be very detail-oriented and ready to tackle the numbers of a business.


You can make money transcribing audio into text. You’ll need to have a knack for understanding sometimes jumbled words to write down neatly.

Make sure that you have a lot of patience for this job. At first, it might take you an extremely long time to make a clean transcript. But you’ll get better over time.

Typically, you will be paid based on the length of the audio clip. Although there is a steep learning curve, you could earn a decent amount of money if you have a good eye for this.

Virtual Tutor

If you excel at a particular subject area, then becoming a tutor can be a great option when it comes working from home. However, you’ll need to be a great teacher. The good news is that teaching is typically easier in a one-on-one setting. With that, you should be able to learn how to be a great tutor.

To find a tutoring gig, you could find online opportunities through sites like Kaplan or Or you could seek out students in your local area.

Try drop shipping (SHIP IT)

Building an online store can be a fun and worthwhile experience. Although it is most definitely a lot of work, it opens the door to unlimited income possibilities. When you choose to dropship for your online store, you’ll let a third-party seller handle the shipping logistics.

The learning curve can be steep with this option. But you’ll have the opportunity to build a relatively hands-off source of income.

Flip flea market finds (FLIP IT)

If you love bargain shopping, and love YouTube why not turn that into an income stream. With an eye for functional items and a knack for repairs, you could flip many flea market finds into a healthy profit.

When you start this strategy, consider starting with a set budget. That way you can get your feet wet without committing too much money.

Become an interior designer

Your life is your marketing! Have you run out of rooms to decorate and are you a good listener with a sharp eye for design? If you’re budget savvy and have a ton of photos, you can build an interior design business from scratch. Imagine helping others set up their home to maximize form and functionality. You may need to do home visits for this job. But you could also consider conducting video consultations.

Once you build a portfolio, you could charge anywhere from $50 to $150 per hour for your services.

Are you celebrating!

There are so many opportunities for a motivated at home woman. Are you visualize being an independent, self-employed, successful female business owner in a few short weeks? If not, you should. Regardless, if you are a retiree, wife, student, single mom or just single looking for an adventure, additional income, or bored. Getting into the workforce, your way has never been easier.  I am confident, you’ve found something special on this list to pique your interest. If so, go after that opportunity. If not, then brainstorm some ideas that would work for your life. It is completely possible to earn an income from home. Take advantage of the opportunities whenever you can.

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