Parenting is a juggling act. Whether it’s arranging childcare with a co-parent or other family member or finding the money for a nursery, there’s always a lot going on – and most of it is expensive. That’s why three-quarters of UK mothers now work. However, rejoining the workforce can be daunting, especially if you didn’t go to college, but we’re here to help with a list of the best jobs for moms with no degree.
We’ve kept a focus on jobs that you can do remotely, not only because that’s our subject of interest but also because remote and flexible working is something that we know many mothers look for to allow them to better balance work with family life. Base salaries have been taken from Indeed.
If you’re well organized and have a head for numbers, then bookkeeping could be for you.
In this job, you work for a business keeping their accounts in order on a daily basis, so they are in good order when an accountant looks them over at the end of the year. As this isn’t a time-critical role you can work whenever suits you, making it one of the best jobs for stay-at-home moms with no degree.
You can get training in bookkeeping from the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers.
Have you heard of childminders? They’re like Nannys but they work in their own homes rather than going to the home of the family.
This is one of the jobs for moms with no child care – you can look after your own children alongside others and all without leaving home.
You can get started with copywriting with no experience, using a ‘content mill’ site that will pay you per word.
As you build your skills and experience, and a portfolio of your work, you can start increasing what you charge for writing blog posts, web pages, and social media posts. Courses on copywriting are also available, including a 7 day course from Udemy and Copywriting for social media from Domestika.
Online customer service is a key part of the online shopping experience,
as more people go online for help and advice.
As a customer service representative you would field phone calls or deal with online chat requests and clear up questions and queries.
Get out and about and earn money at the same time as a dog walker! For many people, getting a dog was invaluable during the pandemic, but if they’ve returned to the office then pooch may be home alone and need someone to take them for a walk. That’s where you come in. There are apps available to help you find dog-walking gigs in your local area like Rover and Wag!
Do you play an instrument, and do you think you could teach others to do the same? If so you can put your talents to good use and give online music lessons. You can do this in your own home (best for big instruments!) or go mobile if you play something more portable.
Do you have a way with words and an eye for grammar? If so then proofreading could be the role for you.
You’d be looking over text for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors for books, websites, and social media posts. Read our article on how to become a proofreader.
This is seasonal work, so if the timing fits it can be one of the best jobs for moms with babies. You can work around naps and sleep schedules, supporting other families to get their tax affairs in order ready for submission.
As a transcriptionist you will listen to audio files, and create a document that contains an accurate record of what was said. This is one of the jobs for moms with no qualification, as most transcription companies just want you to pass their test before they give you work.
If you speak more than one language then you can use your skills to translate documents or audio from one to the other.
Transcription companies are often looking for translators so they are a good place to start and is another of the best jobs for stay at home moms with no experience – find jobs on sites like Happy Scribe and Edinburgh Translation Services.
Working remotely, you will be a personal assistant and carry out all the usual tasks such as organising emails, scheduling appointments, and even working on social media and blog posts.
You can either take on an employed role or set up your own freelance business. Find Virtual Assitant Jobs.
FAQ About Best Jobs for Moms with No Degree
Based on the list above, that would be a dog walker, at least for a base salary. The truth is that you can charge more for many of these roles as you build your skills and experience. For example, skilled copywriters can earn as much as $37 per hour.
It’s tough to balance child care around a career, but remote working has helped greatly. Look for roles that will allow you to work flexibly to fit around childcare, so roles like customer service, where you will need to put in a set shift, are less suitable than transcription, which you can pick up when you have the time and capacity.
It depends on whether you are going to be working while your kids are around or putting in hours in the evening or at weekends when you have reinforcements! If your kids are around, then the best options are a childminder or a dog walker, as you can do these with the kids in tow.
Transcription is probably the easiest on the list to get started with. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection, and you can take an online test and get started within hours.
It’s impossible to say which of these jobs is the best, as that will really depend on how well the role fits with your other commitments and what your talents and abilities are. We hope that this list has shown you that there are plenty of ways to earn some money, even if you’re a mom without a degree.