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5 Companies to Check Out If You're a Mom Who Wants to Freelance


You’re a mom. So naturally, you’re already busy keeping up with your kids’ calendar as well as your own. But you still want to be able to contribute financially to your family’s budget, too. Even though you’d like to work from home, you might not have the ability to make the necessary time commitments that a full-time (or even a part-time) remote job might require.

And that’s where freelancing comes in. Freelancing is truly the epitome of work flexibility—and work-life balance. As a freelancer, you can choose when you’d like to work, where you’d like to work, for which company, and for how long. Besides adding extra income, freelancing is a great way to keep your skills sharp, avoid employment gaps on your resume, and keep a connection to your life B.K. (Before Kids).

One of the cool things about freelancing is that you can totally customize it to your—and your family’s—schedule. So if you figure you’ll have more time to work come summer, you can take on a freelance project (or two) that might necessitate working more hours, and then scale back come fall and back-to-school season.

FlexJobs recently released its findings on freelance work by spotlighting the 15 companies hiring the most freelancers in 2017 so far. While freelance work opportunities are available in almost any industry, FlexJobs found that the most common career categories that favored flex are computer and IT, project management, accounting and finance, administrative, and software development. So if you’re a mom who wants to freelance, these five companies might be worth checking out.


Career Category: Education

Current freelance jobs:

Computer Testing Proctor

Teacher – Family and Consumer Science


Career Category: Insurance

Current freelance job:

Loss Control Surveyor


Career Category: Ecommerce

Current freelance jobs:

Picture Editor

Vector/Illustration Reviewer

Sony Corporation of America

Career Category: Entertainment

Current freelance jobs:

Senior Web Developer

Business Program Launch Manager

Business Analyst

Career Category: News & Journalism

Current freelance jobs:

Content Manager

Guide – DIY Fashion

If you’re considering freelancing as a work-at-home mom, you won’t be alone. An estimated 55 million Americans (35 percent of the U.S. workforce) currently freelance. So if you’re looking to try on freelancing for size, these companies that are freelance-friendly can be a great starting point to launching your job search!

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