Summer is quickly approaching, and whether you’re choosing to send the little ones off to summer camp or not, you’ll want to take advantage of the scores of summer work from home job opportunities!
This comprehensive list combines everything any mama would want in a work-from-home summer job: flexibility, outdoor opportunities, and money. A complete win-win!
Check out this awesome list and let us know what you decide to dive into this summer!
From freelance writing to virtual assistant work or even starting up your own money-making blog, freelancing is a fabulous work from home summer job for moms.
Not only is there a wide range of freelancing positions available, but you’re also completely free to set your own schedule.
Pop open your laptop on a park bench while the kiddos play and check out one of these freelance possibilities!
2. Pet Caregiver
Love animals? Why not spend the dog days of summer with some furry friends? Make some serious cash while you spend those warm, breezy, carefree days of summer dog walking or taking care of pets while friends vacation.
Summertime is prime time for vacationing, and it’s one of the best ways for you to cash in on some four-legged fun while others are away.
With most boarding facilities filling fast for the summer days ahead, many families will look for reliable pet sitters, dog walkers, and house sitters alike.
Wondering how to get the word out? Here are a few spots where you can “advertise” your pet caregiving services:
- Local Facebook groups
- Flyers in local coffee shops
- Networking with neighbors and friends
Some well-known platforms for snagging petcare gigs are:
3. Micro Tasks
Micro tasks are wonderfully easy, short tasks that make the perfect summer job for moms! Not only do they offer the flexibility of being quick tasks, but there is also a wide variety you can choose from!
From getting paid to take pictures on your smartphone to taking surveys and proofreading documents, there are several opportunities in the world of micro-tasks that you can dive into. Here are some great sites with reliable micro-tasks you can dive into right now and start cashing in:
4. Teach ESL Classes Online
Do you love to teach? This work-from-home summer job is perfect for those who love to chat! Get paid for teaching others how to speak English with one of the platforms listed below. Each of these opportunities runs a bit different from one another (think classroom-style learning versus casual conversation), so be sure to look into each of these spaces to find the one that works the best for you.
5. Social Media Specialist
Got a love for all things social? If you find yourself checking your Insta account just as much as you’re picking up legos and markers, this may be the perfect work at home summer job for you!
As a social media specialist, you’ll help businesses grow through various social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok, and more.
Here are some fantastic sites where you can grab some money in the sun all while having fun on your favorite social media platform:
6. Chat Agents
If you love talking with people but have a house full of kiddos, becoming an online chat agent is a great way to earn cash and help people in the process. Below are a few great places where you can easily apply to become a chat agent.
7. Mystery Shopper
There’s nothing better than spending long, gloriously warm summer days making money shopping! That’s right; you can spend your time between the sun and the stores, all while enjoying the flexibility to be with the kiddos as a Mystery Shopper. Below are a few companies that will pay you to shop away.
8. Travel Opportunities
Take advantage of the upcoming summer months to dip your toes into the travel industry as a travel blogger or travel agent…from wherever you call home!
Whether you’re staying around town this summer or you’re getting back into travel, you can take advantage of these flexible work from home summer jobs that are fun and can last past the summer swelter!
Here are a few places where you can get started as a travel agent or travel blogger this summer:
- Cruise Planners
- Cruises Inc.
- American Express Travel Representative
- Disney Travel Planner
- Travel Blogger
9. Start a Home Based Business
Why not start your own home-based business this summer? From starting up a dog treat bakery to becoming an event planner or a craft seller, if you can imagine it, you can help others and make money from it! Here’s a list of a few flexible home-based businesses you can start:
Are you a numbers girl? Businesses of all kinds are in search of bookkeepers! Small and large business owners are constantly looking for individuals to manage their finances.
Bookkeepers have the flexibility of work-from-home hours and are in high demand, so there’s plenty of opportunities to scale your business long after the summer sun has faded.
You can start your very own work-from-home business this summer as a bookkeeper. Check out how you can become a bookkeeper in this free training.
Other Places to Find Remote Job Opportunities
There is a plethora of work from home jobs that are perfect for the summertime!
Some other popular spots you’ll want to check out for remote work opportunities this summer are sites like FlexJobs, The Work at Home Woman Blog (sign up for our newsletter too!), and even Facebook groups.
Local or larger-scale Facebook groups can be an excellent place to find businesses looking for many types of roles, such as social media specialists, graphic design positions, virtual assistants, and more.
Search for groups with “entrepreneur” or even terms such as “boss moms” in their titles, and you’ll discover many groups that feature #opportunity posts. Many of my leads come from these groups!
Work From Home Summer Success
Whether the kiddos are home or at camp, you’ll want to create a schedule that works for you so you can have the best of all worlds: making money, spending time in the sun, and having fun with your family.
Here are a few pointers for work at home summer success:
1. Don’t Over Schedule
It might be tempting to take on every job that comes your way (there are a ton of them!) but remember, this is your summer, and you’ll most likely want time for other things (hello, lazy beach days and movies outside). Start by checking your summer calendar and ask yourself a few questions:
- How many hours do you want to work each week?
- Do you want to make your own schedule?
- Do you want to work primarily at night while the kiddos sleep or during the day?
- Would you prefer to work on days the kids are at camps?
2. Avoid Taking a Job Just to Take a Job
Right along with over scheduling, you don’t want to bog down your time with a job that you absolutely can’t stand. Remember, there are many opportunities for remote summer positions out there. Choose one you’ll enjoy!
3. Watch Out for Work From Home Scams
While many job postings are completely legit, you’ll want to do your due diligence and inspect the company’s website, reviews, and the like before agreeing to work for them.
As we approach those wonderfully long days of flip flops, shorts, and sunscreen, you can easily enjoy a relaxed approach to your summer, all while making some serious cash!
While you’re raking in the dough from these work from home summer jobs, don’t forget to take some time for yourself!