With back to school season underway, many mothers will find in the next couple of weeks (if they haven’t already) that they have a whole lot more time on their hands that could be put to good use. Raising children is no easy feat, and it’s often far from inexpensive. At the same time, many mothers do not have enough time to devote to full time work while raising children. Lucky for us, the world today offers many part time job options that still garner a generous paycheck. Here are some of the best part time jobs for moms with kids in school:
1) Social media/content marketing
If you are Internet-savvy, familiar with social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and have strong writing skills, this could be a great fit for you. Many companies need people to work part-time, and often remotely, performing tasks such as analytic reports, creating and editing web and blog content, staying on top of social media updates, and moderating comments on social media channels. Moms that are qualified can expect to make at least $15 an hour with this part time job.
2) Senior Care
There are many elderly people that need a caretaker at different times of the day, so this is an ideal part time job for moms with kids in school, since it allows them to work around their schedule. When you work in senior care, you have the option of doing home care or working at a senior care facility. There is not much experience required, just a caring heart. With this part time job, you can expect to make between $10 and $12 an hour.
If you are fashion-savvy, as many moms are, you can work remotely part time as a clothing stylist. There are many apparel styling companies that hire online stylists to assist customers in choosing clothing and accessory items. There is no professional fashion experience required for this job, and moms that choose this job can expect to work about 15 to 30 hours a week, making about $13 to $15 per hour.
4) Call Center Representative
Whether you work for a company directly, or as an independent contractor for a call center services company, such as LiveOps or Convergys, you are likely to find a part time call center job that will fit right into your schedule, and possibly allow you to work remotely. To ensure that you have the quiet time that you need to be a call center representative in the comfort of your own home, you may want to choose a daytime shift during the hours your kids are in school. Moms that choose to take part time call center representative jobs can expect to make about $12 an hour.
5) Personal Trainer
This is an opportunity for moms to pull double duty on two things raising children limits their time for: making money and working out. You can drop your kids off at school and have personal training sessions scheduled with clients for the window of time you have available. If you enjoy working out this is an excellent part time job, and the road to becoming a personal trainer isn’t too difficult. You will just have to become certified, and decide if you want to work for a gym or independently. Most personal trainers start out working at a gym, and once they develop a large enough client base they begin working privately. The average hourly pay for personal trainers is about $15 per hour, though some trainers that work independently make as much as $100-$150 per session.
Author: Jessica Cody
Jessica Cody, a native of Fairfield County, Connecticut, has a background in online marketing and public relations. Currently, she works at VHMNetwork LLC in the role of Marketing Analyst. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she studied Journalism and Political Science. She is also an avid runner with a passion for the outdoors.