21 Jobs For Housewives Sitting At Home (worth doing from home)

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21 Jobs For Housewives From Home (2020)

If you’ve been searching for jobs for housewives sitting at home, this list will guide you to something that may be of interest to you both offline and online but all from home. All these jobs for housewives from home listed, have the potential to make a good income from home with some effort.

It’s becoming more popular for women that are homemakers and moms to look for work from home jobs. It is possible to find legit work from home jobs that are worth doing (these are not scams!).

But first, let’s briefly cover the benefits of working from home.

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Benefits Of Work From Home Jobs For Housewives and Moms 

  • ability to earn an income (part-time or full-time) while still catering to other household responsibilities.
  • get to stay home with your kids
  • no daily commute
  • little to no investment for some work at home jobs
  • sense of autonomy and self-fulfillment
  • most work from home jobs have flexible work hours 
  • less pressure and stress than traditional jobs

Top 17 Online Jobs For Housewives Sitting At Home

Today there are numerous real online jobs for housewives sitting at home and generally women looking for work from home jobs. I’ve listed some of the most popular ways here that can provide a decent income.

The qualifications for these jobs can vary and some don’t require much other than a computer and an internet connection.

Freelance Proofreading

If you love to read and work with words, then this could be a great option for you, especially if you find yourself often finding spelling or grammar errors in what you read. You can make a part-time or even full-time income working as a proofreader from home.

Caitlin was making $40,000/year proofreading part-time and now she teaches others how to do the same. Check out her free online workshop so you can find out if this career is the right fit for you.

Professional Blogging

If you like to write and you love to talk about a particular topic, consider starting a blog as a professional blogger. There are professional bloggers that are making a six figure income by blogging. How much you make will depend on how much you are willing to work on your blog.

There are different ways you can choose to make money from your blog: display advertisements, affiliate marketing, sell your own digital or physical products, and sponsorships. 

I share a tutorial on how to start a blog step-by-step here.

Freelance Writing

Another career option if you love to write, is to become a freelance writer. The need for good writers is plenty, with many bloggers and business owners requiring content for their websites. You can start your very own freelance writing business from home offering your writing services. 

If you love writing but you’re not sure what you would write about, get inspired with this list of over 200 niches you could write about. The Write and Get Paid Instantly article, will list 11 websites that will pay you to write for them.

Virtual Assistant

If you think you’d like to do some type of administrative work, becoming a virtual assistant is a good job option. Businesses hire virtual assistants to do various or specific tasks from home either as a one time task or ongoing basis (part-time or full-time).

Tasks that a virtual assistant may do include: checking and responding to customer emails, creating social media graphics, posting to social media sites like Facebook or Instagram, formatting blog posts etc. 

What type of tasks do you think you could offer potential business owners? There are plenty of services that you could offer and if you want ideas, grab this list here.

Virtual Bookkeeper

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Many companies are now hiring bookkeepers to work remotely from home or hiring freelance bookkeepers to manage their finances. Essentially, virtual bookkeeping is a new desirable career for both businesses and those wishing to work from home.

With the right training, becoming a virtual bookkeeper can be quite lucrative as a career with bookkeepers making $80+/hr!

You can read more about this career option in my How To Become a Virtual Bookkeeper From Home article.

If this sounds interesting to you, here’s a free training course all about Virtual Bookkeeping.

Transcription Jobs Online

Becoming a transcriptionist has been a popular career choice and it can be done by housewives from the comfort of home. Transcription entails listening to audio clips previously recorded and type the words you hear into a document (preferably Microsoft or Google docs).

You can get hired as a transcriptionist without experience but getting some proper training before applying is a good idea to prepare you before picking up any Tigerfish transcription jobs or jobs with other companies.

Janet Shaughnessy offers some free transcription training which can help you decide if transcription is a good career path for you. Sign up for her free mini-course here.

Teach English Online

This is one of my favorite options if I had to choose another work from home option (besides blogging and proofreading). More and more companies are looking for english native speakers to teach English online to Chinese kids in China.

You usually need a degree to apply and certification to teach english as a second language (TESL) which is easily attainable. This is a fun job that pays well if you have the requirements for it. You can read more about it in my work from home teaching jobs article.

Tutor Students Online

Similarly to teaching english online as a second language, you also need some form of degree and also teaching experience to tutor students online. You can teach them on any subject that you want to offer.

Each company has their own specific requirements but you can check their websites for details. A few to check out include, K12, and Chegg Tutors.

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Join High Paying Research Studies

You’ve probably heard that you could make money filling out surveys while watching television and it is true. However, not all survey sites are created equal. You have to know the right ones to join that will be worth your time and will give you more money and more opportunities to do them.

Some of the better paying survey sites include: Survey Junkie, Inbox Dollars, Vindale Research and Pinecone Research.

Another awesome company to join is Respondent. They actually will pay a lot higher because they put together focus groups. You can read more about that in my online focus groups article and more about surveys as a side job here.

Flip Items To Sell Online

Another neat way to make money from home is to buy thrift store items and resell them for profit.

Melissa and Rob made $42,000 only working 5-15 hours a week by doing this. They’ve become so good at it that they now teach others how they could do it too. One of their students, a single mom, now makes $5000/month flipping items.

If this sounds interesting to you, sign up for Melissa and Rob’s free workshop here where they teach you about flipping items to make money.

Scopist Jobs

Not many people know about working and training as a scopist because it is such a niche type of job. The job of a scopist is to edit files that court reporters use. They use the same software as court reporters and often check the audio along with the transcript to ensure accuracy of information. 

Scopists don’t have to be in court to do their job. They can edit the files at home and get paid quite well for doing so.

The average salary of a Scopist ranges from $35,000-$45,000 per year but it is not unheard of to be making between $50,000-$70,000+ a year with more experience.

To find out more about this type of job, you can get access to a free online mini-course here.

Testing Websites

You could work as a website tester for business owners that have websites or apps and want to make sure everything is running well. You don’t have to have any special skills. You need to have a computer and a wifi connection and browse as a regular user. is one of these testing websites that will pay you $10 through PayPal for every 20-minute video you complete reporting on the tasks at hand.

You may be asked to report on if there are any broken links on the website, how easy or difficult the site is to navigate and if there are any errors you came across while browsing. 

Translation Services

Do you speak more than one language? If so, then a job as a translator may be the thing for you to start. You can earn money translating a variety of media (text, audio, or video) from one language to another.

Companies such as can hire you to become a translator or you can offer your own services as a freelance translator on a site like

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Sell On Etsy

Are you crafty? Do you like the idea of making something and selling it online? You can sell your creations on Etsy. If you’re afraid of selling and/or don’t know where to start but like this job idea, consider enrolling in this Etsy course (free on Skillshare when you join).

Start a Youtube Channel

There are many housewives sitting at home loving the idea of creating a youtube channel and doing it! Have you watched ultimate cleaning and organizing videos on youtube before? They are quite popular and many women have their own youtube channel helping others be better homemakers.

They make money through the ads on their youtube videos when people are watching. There are many other topics you could start a youtube channel about and make money.

If you feel intimidated by creating videos online, there are a number of free courses on Skillshare where you can learn how to make videos and profit with a Youtube channel.

Virtual Travel Agent

If you like to talk about destinations and could see yourself booking vacations and trips for others, working from home as a travel agent could be the way to go. You could work independently as a contractor or with a host agency. A host agency will also allow you to work from home.

If this sounds interesting to you, read more about this in my How To Become a Work From Home Travel Agent article.

Sell Photos Online

If you love snapping photos, this could be a fun way to make money as a housewife.

Take photos throughout your day of interesting beautiful things and as you go for a walk, take photos.

I do suggest you do use a good quality camera like this one.

You could then license and sell your photos online to companies that will buy them such as Shutterstock and iStockphoto.

4 Offline Jobs For Housewives From Home

I’ve listed a few offline jobs for housewives from home too because some women may prefer that option. The first on the list is the only offline job requiring an education. The other three are ideal jobs for uneducated housewives sitting at home or those with limited education.

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Become a Medical Coder

If you’ve always dreamt of working in the medical field, there are work from home jobs for this too!

Consider becoming a medical coder and biller. 

A medical coder translates important medical information into simple codes for the to document medical records and ensuring accurate medical billing.

Most jobs are in medical settings but there are also plenty of work at home jobs for medical coders.

They START with an excellent average salary of $52,600/year. You will need to be trained as a medical coder which you can do in about one year with Career Steps.

Become a Stella & Dot Stylist

If you love fashion and acessories then becoming a Stella $ Dot Stylist could be the job for you!

Stella & Dot is a fast growing company well known for selling jewellery items for women.

You can join their team without any experience and you make money as a representative of their goods when someone purchases from you.

Do this business part-time or full-time. The investment is $149 to get access to all tools and training the company provides.

As a bonus you get $350 worth of Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories that you get to choose what you want!

Check out how to start as a Stella & Dot Stylist here.

Tutor Kids At Home

This is something I used to be part-time after a full day of teaching. You don’t actually need to be a teacher to tutor kids at home. You just need to be knowledgable in a particular subject. You could tutor elementary school kids in simple math or help them with reading.

This is what I did and could charge an hourly rate of $25/hr minimum even if you are not a certified teacher (I charged $35-40/hr when I was tutoring because I’m a certified teacher). Keep in mind, the rate will vary according to where you live.

Pet Sitter Jobs

If you love dogs, consider a job as a dog walker and sitter! You’d be surprised how many people are looking for this service for their pets and there’s a website called Rover that connects people willing to pet sit with dog owners. You don’t need any special skills; you just need to love dogs!

Final Thoughts

I hope you feel inspired after reading these ideas to start a career at home. No longer will you have to wonder about jobs for housewives sitting at home. Choose from any of these job ideas that interest you.

It’s amazing how many online jobs for housewives and stay at home moms there are available today. Even if you prefer offline jobs, there is something here for you.

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Do you have any questions or comments? Feel free to share in the comment section below.

21 Jobs For Housewives From Home


  1. Well I’m trying a few listed above but creating content for youtube now. Wish me luck. I’m doing so many things but the pay is not very interesting yet.

  2. Hi Cindy, it does take some time . It’s better to focus on one or two work at home jobs at a time. Then when you’ve mastered them, you could always add another if you have the time. Best of luck!

  3. I will definitely have to look into some of these ideas. Proofreading sounds like a great way to make money from home.

  4. These are great options. I actually tried to do the teach kids English one through VIP Kids but found their pay and interview process to not be worth the time and effort. Plus you could only work really late hours since the kids are in China.

  5. Excellent list you put together here. I’m going to check a few out.

  6. Laura, I hear it’s a surely a process to get into VIPKID. Yes, the hours of work our somewhere around 4:30-9am in North America. It works for some families but not for others. People that do work for them really enjoy it and the pay is really good.
    Thanks for visiting!

  7. These are some great options. I didn’t know there was so many different jobs for stay at home moms. Thanks for sharing.

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