10 Potential Careers for Busy Moms


Motherhood requires a lot of hard work, patience, and time. Even though it’s a 24/7/365 job, it has countless ‘precious moments’ as its reward. And while certain moments with your kids are definitely priceless, unfortunately, not everything else is. For all the moms out there who want or need to earn some cash while managing the busy tasks of mom-ing, there are jobs out there allowing you to do it all.


These 10 jobs are flexible enough for your parenting schedule and can also be a rewarding career for you and your family.

1. Financial Planner

If you are good with numbers, you can assist others in preparing for a brighter future. Working as a financial planner allows you to earn a little to a lot of extra cash. Job listings can be found online and the hours can accommodate different schedules as most clients prefer to schedule appointments after their own work days are done.

2. Interior Designer

If you have an eye for design and décor, why not start your own business? You can build your first customers through family and friends and word of mouth. Ideally, you should start with low rates and pave your way up once you start gaining more and more clients.

3. Freelancer

When it comes to freelancing jobs, most people think they’re just for writers and graphic designers, but they actually go beyond that. Freelancing is simply working for a company without a long-term commitment. You work as an independent contractor, and sometimes from the comfort of your own home.

4. Social Media Specialist

Most of us moms are already social media savvy individuals, posting about their kid’s milestones and home life. You could work as a social media evaluator, where you check ads and content for value. Or, you could create content for a company’s social media sites too.

5. Health Insurance Agent

Insurance consultants are one of the most well-paying and flexible jobs for busy moms. You may choose to work full-time, part-time, or some time, and the sweetest part is with renewals, you can build a passive income over the years, giving you a lot of cash without working the usual 9-5 job.

6. Fitness Instructor

If you have a fit body and working out is your forte, then you should consider becoming a fitness instructor. You can start teaching as little as one class per week or become certified in a specialized field, such as pilates, yoga, or spinning.

7. Childcare

Love taking care of your kids? Consider watching someone else’s kids or starting your own at-home day care. These jobs allow you to stay with your own kids and bring in some additional cash as well.

8. Aesthetician

People always want to look good. Once you are certified, you can work for a spa or even work from home and set your own hours. You can specialize in weddings or other formal events, which basically pay higher rates. And the best part is these jobs allow you to work as much or as little as you’d like. 

9. Tutor

Tutoring can be a great way to earn extra cash. Fortunately, you can do it locally or remotely so it’s very flexible. There are also several jobs you can find to tutor online.

10. Small Business Owner

Are you one of the creative-type moms? Make use of your hobbies and talents and start up your own small business out of the comfort of your own home! Online platforms such as Etsy allows you create your own little handmade shop, OR sell your services through a personal website and referrals.

Even though we’re round-the-clock moms, we can still accomplish our career goals! These ten jobs for busy moms can help boost not only your wallet, but can also lift your mom spirit higher. Maybe one of these could be your ultimate game-changer for a better life. Always remember we can all do great things with the right amount of determination and willpower!