Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.
As parents know, juggling life’s responsibilities on a daily basis often makes them highly skilled at multitasking — especially during the pandemic.
The desire to have a career while being available for your children can parlay into seeking an online job that melds a working parent’s schedule with the financial needs of the family. Looking for stay-at-home jobs for moms and dads can be the ideal way to meet obligations at home and in a career.
According to FlexJobs’ survey of working parents, the ability to work flexibly is one of the top contributors to a healthy work-life balance and can be life-changing. The FlexJobs database lists thousands of work-from-home jobs that offer parents the ability to work comfortably from a home office.
We’ve listed many great stay-at-home jobs for moms and dads, along with their median pay from PayScale and a link to related open jobs with remote flexibility hiring right now.
1. Customer Service Representative
Median Pay: $37,907
Work-from-home customer service roles are plentiful. Workers who can take phone calls, respond to inquiries, provide customers with assistance, and complete administrative tasks will be well qualified for this type of role.
You’ll need a quiet home office and the ability to learn and use technology and software programs.
2. Data Entry Specialist
Median Pay: $35,833
One of the more popular jobs for stay-at-home moms and dads, data entry positions can be highly flexible roles that allow you to manage your daily routine with your children by working while they sleep or are at school.
Employers hiring for data entry jobs often require strong keyboarding skills and sharp attention to detail, which are skills that many parents already have.
3. Recruiting Coordinator
Median Pay: $45,485
If you think you might enjoy helping people get hired into a new job, a recruiting position may be a good fit. Recruiting coordinators typically assist HR personnel with looking over resumes, performing background checks, assisting with interviews, and onboarding new employees.
Median Pay: $43,126
Proofreaders typically are highly detail-oriented and can find even the smallest of errors. As a remote proofreader, you’ll ensure consistency, check formatting, confirm facts, check grammar, and more.
5. Writer / Blogger
Median Pay: $48,732
Many publications and online resources are interested in parenting topics. Use your experience in parenthood as the impetus to get paid to write.
Contribute to a parent-focused website, social media outlets, or other publications. Or, use your financial management expertise or career focus as your basis for contributing. Use your storytelling skills to cash in!
Median Pay: $32,861
Transcription jobs for stay-at-home parents are available with remote, part-time, and flexible schedule options. Common tasks of a transcriptionist include transcribing audio or written content, reviewing reports, and correcting errors. Most jobs will require the ability to type 75 words per minute or more.
7. Virtual Assistant
Median Pay: $38,478
Virtual assistants provide administrative support to an individual or team. Handling email and social media, maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings and travel, planning events, and researching may be some of your tasks. Virtual assistant jobs are done 100% from home and can be found on a part-time or full-time basis.
8. Online Teacher / Tutor
Median Pay: $43,476
As a parent, you’ve likely taught your child to read, tutored them through math assignments, and taught them all of their life skills. Education is most likely part of your daily routine, so why not convert those skills to earn an income?
9. Accounting Clerk
Median Pay: $38,500
Accounting clerks most often maintain financial records, reconcile bank statements, prepare reports, process transactions, and provide clerical support to an accounting department. Bookkeeping, data entry, and word-processing skills are often required. Accounting clerks can often find remote roles that may be full-time or even freelance.
10. Graphic Designer
Median Pay: $43,275
Digital and visual designers can find great roles that allow the job to be done completely from home and often on a flexible schedule. In a graphic design career, you might create logos or ads, help design the look and feel of a website, or create signage, leaflets, or other informational materials. (Learn more about becoming a graphic designer.)
11. Health Coach
Median Pay: $45,324
Many stay-at-home parents work diligently on their own fitness to stay in shape. Why not use those skills and share them with others? Remote roles in fitness and mental health can be an ideal way to help others live a healthier lifestyle while keeping your own health journey on track.
12. Marketing Specialist
Median Pay: $49,912
Marketing positions can take many forms, including marketing coordinator, SEO specialist, content strategist, among others. In marketing, you’ll work to promote a product or service through branding and outreach.
13. Social Media Specialist
Median Pay: $41,945
Many parents are social media savvy individuals already, posting about their children’s achievements and following their favorite brands and influencers, making this a natural work-at-home job for moms and dads. In a social media career, you could create content for a company’s social media sites to help grow their fan base and communities.
14. Travel Consultant
Median Pay: $40,520
Virtual travel positions are plentiful. In this industry, you’ll manage travel arrangements for various clients, such as a cruise line, airline, resort, or excursion bookings. Many positions offer the benefit of travel credits that could also allow you and your family to travel. To say the least, this is a stay-at-home job for moms that could offer perks to the entire family!
15. Web Designer
Median Pay: $49,476
Web designers create the visuals of a website, designing navigational elements, creating graphics, choosing fonts and colors, and using HTML code. Typically previous experience or a portfolio are required. Web designers can often work from home and can find freelance and flexible schedule roles.
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