Many working mothers are looking for full-time employment or supplemental income from work-from-home jobs. One of the most popular trends in home employment is Internet jobs. These jobs are done on your computer from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
If you are a stay at home mom who wants to earn full-time or supplemental income through home employment, try one or more of these 4 Internet jobs for working mothers.
1. Freelance Graphic Design Jobs
This job is perfect for stay-at-home moms who are creative, and have an eye for art and design. Freelance graphic designers work as independent contractors creating visual items like posters, logos, brochures, product packaging, book covers, computer graphics and so much more.
Many graphic designers charge by the hour, or charge a set price for certain projects. The average salary for graphic designers is around $35,000 to $40,000 per year.
The best way to begin as a freelance graphic designer is to search websites like freelance databases and job boards for available work. Websites like freelancegraphicdesignjobs.com and ifreelance.com are great resources for finding available graphic design jobs.
2. Web Developers
For stay at home moms who are educated, trained and experienced in web development, there are many opportunities to earn a living on the Internet. Web developers build and maintain websites usually by creating custom scripts tailored to a client's needs. Web developers work with everything from web programming and applications, to the design and layout of webpages.
The salary of a web developer is dependent upon education and experience. Entry level web developers earn an average of $40,000 per year, while web developers with 5 years of experience can earn up to $70,000. Search for jobs as a web developer on websites like Simply Hired and Monster.
3. Freelance Writing and/or Blogging
This is a fast, easy and fun way for working mothers to earn a living on the Internet. There are many ways that you can become a freelance writer and/or blogger, and they include the following:
- Earn money from your blog through affiliate marketing programs like Google AdSense
- Use your blog as an Internet marketing tool where companies like Pay Per Post connect you to companies who will pay you to write product and service reviews
- Write online content for websites like EduBook or eHow
- Search freelance writing job boards like freelancewritinggigs.com for available article writing and blogging jobs
There is serious money to be made in the freelance writing and blogging world. Some working mothers earn as much as $1,000 or more per month using Internet marketing programs on their blog, while others earn as much as $10 to $20 per article or blog post working for content websites.
4. Internet Search Guide
Many stay at home moms earn a living from the growing trend of guided Internet searches. Companies like ChaCha and KGB have exploded in popularity over the last year, and this has created a new way for working mothers to earn income.
Internet search guides like "ChaCha Guides" or "KGB Agents" work at home from their computers during hours of their choosing. They receive questions that customers text to the service. Then, the search guides research the question, and reply back with an answer.
Internet search guides are paid per question that they answer, and typically earn $3 to $9 dollars an hour, depending on how quickly they search and reply to each question.
If you are a stay at home mom, you can also be a working mother with the vast number of Internet jobs available. Explore your home employment opportunities by working as a freelance graphic designer, web developer, freelance writer and/or blogger or an Internet search guide.