A lot of stay-at-home moms have difficulty finding a work-at-home job that fits their busy schedules and still pays well. While little gigs like surveys or mystery shopping are great for some, they aren’t covering even the smallest of household bills for most.
Today we are looking at several work-at-home gigs that are big on flexibility and can pay pretty decent, too. And since we are all bargain-hunting super shoppers here at Bargain Briana, I’ve put special emphasis on jobs that cater to those savvy skills.
If you have great grammar and research skills, there are likely more than a few websites interested in your services. If personal finance is your forte, sites like Doctor of Credit, The Krazy Coupon Lady or The Penny Hoarder may be willing to pay $50 to $75 for your guest posts. If you want something steady you can apply as an About.com expert.
This site provides assistance to online shoppers. While many work-at-home customer service positions require being on the phone, this one is conducted via chat.
Needlers report earning around $10 per hour. The schedule is flexible. You can sign up for available shifts or “freeskate” which means logging in as you have time available and picking up any overflow chat sessions. Like most sales positions, the workflow ebbs and flows throughout the year.
If you know exactly where to go to find the best deals and best coupons online, you may be the perfect fit for Fetch. Personal Shoppers help customers find the best price on the items they are shopping for.
This one does require a commitment of 20 to 40 hours per week. But, the scheduling is flexible. Pay is reportedly $12 per hour with paid training available.
Most of us are the primary shoppers in our household. We know how to pick the best produce. We know how to spot the freshest cuts at the meat counter. We know the layout of our local stores and how to get in and out in a timely, efficient manner.
If you live in a large city, Instacart may be looking for you. This site offers grocery shopping services. Shoppers are able to work a flexible schedule and can earn up to $25 per hour. You need to pass a background check, be able to lift 25 pounds and have a good driving record and proof of insurance.
So maybe this one doesn’t have anything to do with shopping, but you do know your way around a website. You know what appeals to a new visitor. You know what makes you want to stick around, and what doesn’t.
Sites like Usertesting and Userlytics will pay you around $10 per “test” to share your opinions and experiences on customer websites. You do need a microphone as feedback is voice recorded. The work can be sporadic but there are no minimum commitments.
Those are a few of my favorite flexible work at home jobs. What would you add to the list?
Angie Nelson has been a virtual assistant and serial blogger since 2007 when she took her future into her own hands and found a way to escape the corporate cubicle farm. Today she balances several successful online ventures and still manages to share her passion for making – and saving – money with others. Visit The Work at Home Wife to learn about more opportunities to earn an income while keeping your personal freedom.
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