Legit online jobs are everything—especially if you’re suddenly homeschooling your kiddos or don’t have out-of-the-home child care. Online part-time jobs offer the best of both worlds! You can join the workforce, earn a paycheck, but you won’t need to battle traffic, rush home to take the kids to gymnastics or even leave the house. If you’re ready to become a WAHM, check out these online options.
Do you have a technical degree? Companies such as Steampunk, TEKsystems and Crowd Strike are hiring IT pros right now, according to FlexJobs.
Healthcare jobs aren’t always in-person positions. Put that RN, medical billing degree or any other specialized certification you hold to use in a remote or telemedicine environment.
Customer Service Rep
According to FlexJobs, customer service is a top-10 remote job winner in the United States. What do you need to work in customer service? Like the name implies, you’ll need to serve customers—remotely, of course.
Internet and eCommerce
Social media isn’t for everyone. If you’re all about the Internet, but more technically, an eCommerce job is an online option to seriously consider. From product management to analyst and web developer jobs, this field has plenty to offer the WAHM.
Are you an ultimate expert? If you’ve got an academic background or specialized expertise that makes you the go-to person for advice on a particular topic, now’s the time to cash in!
Is calculus your jam? Do you love a good Shakespeare play? Use your academic prowess to remotely help kids who need a little extra help after school. Tutoring subjects generally include high school basics like algebra, chemistry, physics and geometry—but you can respond to whichever expertise you know best.
Social Media Manager
Are you all about IG? Whether you’ve built a fab following on Instagram, Facebook like a pro or just love a good tweet, now’s the time to put your online social skills to good use. Social media managers are needed for anyone who has a website.
Online K-12 Teacher
Put your teaching degree to work at an online elementary or high school. Instead of standing in front of a white board and looking for raised hands, you’ll sit behind a computer and use e e-mail, chat and video conferencing to teach traditional public school subjects.
Online College Teacher
If you’ve got an advanced degree or serious pre-baby work experience to share with the next generation, you can be a college professor without having to actually set foot on a college campus!
Virtual Executive Assistant
Are your play dates and PTA meetings lined up neatly on your iCalendar? If organizing is your forté, an executive assistant job is a natural niche. Help organize meetings, manage projects, update websites and manage schedules for busy executives—all from the comfort of your computer.
Can you type as fast as you can talk? Use your speedy skills to transcribe audio clips for companies such as Transcribe Me or Speakwrite.com. It’s tedious work, but if you only have a few hours to spare, this type of job may let you set your own schedule.
Are you a wordsmith? There are a slew of opportunities online for skilled writers. Granted, you probably won’t make the kind of cash you need to pay off your mortgage immediately, but collect enough small gigs and you can cobble together enough jobs to keep your bank balance afloat. Don’t know where to start?