Work from Home Jobs for Mom
Work from Home Jobs: Tips & Opportunities
by Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs
Now more than ever, professional jobs are hiring that moms can do from home! Positions run across the board, including everything from administrative assistants all the way on up to CEOs. The fact of the matter is that allowing the option to work from home actually saves companies money, from overhead to real estate, but also from less employee turn over! Working from home does take discipline but removing the time it takes to drive to work during traffic hours alone saves several hours a week. With more and more small to large companies (IBM, AT&T, United Health Group, Cisco, etc.) jumping on board, the big question remains – how do you find the positions?
Ask Your Boss
First and foremost, if you already have a job, propose the option to work from home, even if it’s just 1 to 2 days a week. Demonstrate how you will track your time to put any fears to rest about your productivity. Be sure you are set up at home, including a computer, Internet and access to company email and file sharing, if that’s a fit.
Beware of Scammers
If a current employer isn’t an option, when looking for a new job, be wary of get rich quick schemes, too good to be true offers and other scams and ads. Make sure that you are corresponding with an actual company email address and/or phone number when applying and interviewing for a position, versus IM, a new tactic scammers are utilizing. Never give out personal information such as your bank account, social security number or send cash when applying for a job. It may seem like no brainers, but scammers can be masters at fooling people, including saying they need to deposit money into your account so you can purchase a company laptop or encouraging you to send money to purchase one.
Legitimate Work from Home Jobs
That being said, legitimate jobs do exist in 50+ career fields! Here are a few jobs titles hiring now that are home based positions:
Field Care Manager – Opening for licensed RN or Social Worker with health coaching/promotion expertise. Meet with patients and conduct assessments, develop care plans and/or coordinate interventions, resources, referrals. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Telecommute.
Sales Reps – B2B – Responsible for selling credit card processing products and services to local business owners by demonstrating features, benefits and cost savings. Negotiate contracts, set up accounts, account management. Telecommute, flexible schedule.
Adjunct Online Faculty – Project Management - Facilitate online learning process for college level students. Must have terminal degree in project management, engineering or related field. Requires broadband internet access. Part time, adjunct role. Telecommute.
Social Media Marketing Coordinator – Responsible for all social media, social media analytics and metrics, social media trends, participate in subject related conversations, work with other internal departments. 2+ years social media experience. Telecommute, temporary, full-time.
Executive Appointment Setter – Responsible for contacting small businesses to make appointments. Must be able to work a M-F set schedule from your home office, be organized and manage your time, efficiently, entrepreneurial attitude and will to succeed. F/T and P/T telecommute.
Online Mathematics Tutor – Responsible for providing math tutoring services to 2nd-6th grade level students through a virtual classroom. Must have strong knowledge of middle school math, be organized, communicate effectively, and professional manner. Part-time, telecommute.
Data Analyst – Coordinate and manage all services with customers and collect and import all relevant data files; maintain dataset records and generate reports; provide training/support to users on software. Experience with education databases desired. Telecommute.
CPA/Controller – CPA/Controller needed who will manage a team of bookkeepers and provide controllership services to assigned clients. 7-10 years as CPA and 5-7 years managing others. Full-time, telecommute, and must have equipped home office.
Food Safety Auditor – Contract food safety auditor for third-party party certification company. Duties include conducting onsite audits, writing reports & reviewing documents. Certification and experience conducting audits required. Telecommute with extensive travel.
With the above just being a sampling of what’s available for work from home jobs, it’s obvious the variety of positions is across the board and finding a professional job to do from home is within reach. Good luck with your search!