5 Great Work At Home Jobs-Not Just For Moms

Work at home jobs

Hello and welcome. I have been doing some research which has led me to write this post. Were you looking for work at home jobs that aren’t “just for moms”? I will uncover 5 great work at home jobs that aren’t just for moms.

I bet you have been to other sites that only pay attention to us moms, and/or they want you to pay a fee for their service.

I have also seen those sites that have 10 great work at home jobs for moms, but have a clause stating that the jobs listed are expired. They want you to click on a link for the new list? That is because they will charge you to use their service. I won’t mention names as that is not place.

I am not like most. I will do the research for you and GIVE it to you the results right now. The jobs will be for anyone, and I won’t charge you a dime for my service.

The legit work from home jobs I am about to show you are what I have found by researching them. I have not nor will I be working for them, nor does this mean I am referring you to them.

I do not earn any type of commission from them for including them in my post. I will however include you a link to an awesome platform I am a member of, but it will be at the end. If you DO SIGN up I will receive a commission IF you were to go premium.

Now that all of that is out of the way, let us get to what brought you here in the first place.

English As A Second Language

VIPKID hires teachers that like teaching ESL (English as a second language) online. You will teach students in China, ages 4-12 how to speak English. Don’t speak Mandarin Chinese? That is fine. You don’t have to.

The classes are online and are done through a VIPKID portal. This portal is like our Skype or Facetime. Keep in mind of the time difference.

You do need a bachelor’s degree or higher and teaching experience is highly recommended. BUT, if you can pass the inline interview and the mock lesson, you might get hired with teacher aid experience or possibly no experience in the classroom.

Your professional background will be discussed with an executive online and there will be lesson slides in a 10-minute demo you will need to participate in.

This company needs to see how you teach using their curriculum. During this time you need to be sure to use appropriate classroom techniques and ESL.

You will then receive training material to review. You will need to review this as you will prepare a full lesson for a mock lesson with a mentor.

For the mock lesson, you want to be sure to talk slowly and clearly. You need to get the timing right. Do not end it to soon or to late. Avoid extra talk.

The pay seems pretty good since most lessons are 25 minutes long and it is 1 student at a time. I kind of wish I had a degree. This sounds pretty interesting.

The pay is between $7 to $9 per class. If you teach a minimum of 45 classes each month and aren’t late you can also get an extra $2.00 per class. That equals out to $18 to $20 an hour having 2 classes an hour. Heck yeah.

Here is the link if you would like to check it out for yourself. Teachers can be male or female and either one can apply. For VIPKID click here.


Like TO Chat-This Is For You

The chat shop is looking for people who love interacting with people. Do you go above and beyond to help others? Are you interested in learning about different types of services/products?

The chat shop provides live chat to its business customers. Don’t worry about not knowing how you will do this since you don’t know what type of product or service you will be helping customers with.

You will be provided training, knowledge and tools to be able to provide customer support on business that you might not have come across before. Talk about an interesting job. At least it sounds like it to me.

The skills you will need are as follows:

  • Native -level English with outstanding sentence structure, spelling and grammar
  • High levels of organization and attention to detail
  • Strong ability to multi-task and stay focused in high pressure situations
  • meticulous learner and inquisitive mind
  • Upbeat and positive personality
  • Typing speed of 80+ WPM error free ( test your typing speed here )
  • Available to work 35 to 40 hours per week

The above list on skills are per the website itself.

This is one that isn’t for someone with young children or vostrice 4 legged family members. You need to have a distraction free place to work and reliable internet of course.

I didn’t find anything in regard to the pay, but if they accept your application, their recruitment team will contact you to set up you live chat interview, assessment test, and a phone interview. Be sure to have your references available. You will need them.

To check out the chat shop. While I was checking the site out a popup window came up asking if I wanted to chat. I of course clicked away from the page. I decided to go back and talk to someone and I am including the conversation below.

Chat with the chat shop

The chat shop

Chat with James at the Chat Shop

Needless to say, I didn’t find out anything more than what I discovered from researching the site. You can check out blogs from some of the current employees on the site as well. Let’s see what else I found that isn’t just for us moms.

Amazon Is Hiring

That’s right! Amazon is hiring those who wish to work from home. Work from home with Amazon. They currently have 228 full time listings.

I have never heard of this. It seems that due to so many of us searching to work from home, more companies are coming up with ways to make this happen.

Amazon jobs hiring for virtual locations have quite a few openings. Of course I can’t list them all. However, you are more than welcome to check that link and do some investigating on your own.

BDM – U.S. State and Local Health and Human Services is the one I chose to write about. Are you able to come up with excellent sales strategies?

Would you like to help Amazon establish its cloud platform with the State Health And Human Services? Then this could be for you.

You will need some background with the health and human service. Either working directly with or in a state, local, or federal HHS organizations on HHS technology initiatives. (Exact wording from website).

Basic Qualifications as per website include:

  • 8-10 years professional experience
  • Minimum 3 years in the technology industry
  • Experience working with senior HHS officials
  • Experience in business development or sales and driving revenue

I did not come across the pay for employment with Amazon. If you are wanting a work at home opportunity I would definitely check their site out as previously stated. They have the largest amount of listings that I have come across.

The site was updated four days ago. It is highly unlikely that you will find one no longer available like you would if you were using (not naming names) site to find a job.


U Haul- No Moving Or Driving Required

This is just more proof of how companies are turning to those who are looking for those work from home opportunities. I am shocked at how many business are offering this.

Inbound sales and reservations agent is what I am going with on this one. U Haul doesn’t have as many as Amazon did, but there are a few.

You would be taking incoming calls (I know. I tried to stay away from the ones requiring you to be on the phone) and answering questions about products or rentals as well as secure and schedule reservations.

  • Great opportunity for students, teachers, second job
  • Work from home – No commute
  • Take incoming calls only – No outbound calls
  • Three weeks of instructor-led paid training/education
  • Base plus bonus – Potential to earn $14-$18 per hour (average base plus bonus)* The pay isn’t that bad.
  • Moonlighter benefits include: Medical Reimbursement Indemnity Plan, Rx Savings Plus Discount Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Retirement Savings 401(k) Plan

To check out U Haul work from home, click here. When you get to the site you will click on “view job listings” as pointed out in the picture below.

U Haul job



When you get on the next page you will type “work from home” in the search bar. I am providing a picture as well.
UHaul Job Search

Be Your Own Boss Writing Blogs

If you have a passion for writing and want to make money doing it, then you will love this. You can make money simply by just writing. It can be about anything.

There are sites that will pay you $50;00 a post. Some may want you to guest blog for them. There is money to be made by just writing.

Are you a parent who wants to share some things you learned along the way with your child? Write about it, let others know what raising your child was like, what helped you the most when you noticed your child acting different or any challenges you may have faced or are facing as a parent.

Do you have a lot of knowledge about something? Write about it. Making money be writing will be easy, if you love to write.

Getting your site out their for others to see could lead to professional bloggers inviting you to do a guest blog, or may ask you to write for them. Writing post for others normally pay $35 to $50 per post.

All you need to do is build a website to where you will write you post, get traffic to it, get it ranked and start making money. Getting the traffic to it will increase your chances of a professional seeing it as well, which can lead to the guest post.

If you don’t already have a website to write your post for all the world to see, you can build a free website. Don’t know how to build it?

OK, well i have you covered there as well. You can get 10 lessons completely free. No billing info needed. Can’t beat that can you. Just click on the picture below and try it out. You have nothing to lose by trying it. But you have A LOT to gain.

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What Do Think? Like What You See?

I have listed 5 interesting and great work at home jobs that aren’t just for moms. Two of which are with well-known companies.

There are plenty of opportunities out there. We just have to find the right one and the legitimate ones. The ones promising “big money fast”, don’t even click on them. If you do, you will regret it. Trust me.

You need to also be careful with the “job finder” sites. They aren’t always what they appear to be either. I recently did a review on one and you would be surprised at what I found. You can check it out here.

I hope you found something of interest to you that will help to make the idea of working at home a reality for you. If you happen to apply for one of these or decide to become a blogger, please let me know.

I would love to hear which one you chose and how it went. I would love to update this post about the results of your applying/working for the company.

If you have worked for one of them in the past, please feel free to let me know as well. I want All the jobs I post on my site to be good ones. That is my goal to provide you with legitimate work from home.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please leave them down below and I will respond back. I love reading what you have to say or suggest.

Best Of Luck In All You Do

Lee Ann






Lee Ann Cermak-McQuay

I am a family oriented mother and love being involved with my little ones. My husband is the best guy a girl could ask for. I love helping others which is why I created this site. I know what it is like to NEED to work and earn an income, but not be able to do it outside the home. I am now able to help others find work they can do from home. And I love it.


  1. That was very helpful,I am always looking for new ideas to make money online and you have some original ones,thanks. It would be helpful if you could make another list for people that speaks English as a second language as well

    • Thank you Jennifer for taking time for my post.
      I am glad you found it helpful.
      There are definitely many work from home opportunities available to us, it is just a job in itself to find them.
      I would love to do more research for ESL jobs.
      As long as I can gather up enough information on legitimate businesses I will definitely do a post on it.
      So keep checking back in.
      All the best to you,
      Lee Ann

  2. I am soooo totally interested in how to make money from home! I was very surprised- happily- that one of your suggestions was VIPKID! I used to teach South Koreans how to speak English and I loved it. I am going to check this out! Thank you so much!

    • Sherry,
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I really appreciate your taking the time for my post.
      I am so excited to see that you have experience in ESL. That is awesome.
      I only know one language, English.
      Would you have any advice for someone who might want to get into that type of job?
      Please do let me know if you check into VIPKID. I would like to know if I was right by adding them to my legitimate work from home jobs.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  3. Work at home jobs requires some skill and experience, but also these jobs provide you flexibility and the ease of working from the home without sacrificing all the comforts.
    Thank you for this article!


    • Thank you Mario.
      I think you just summed up the main reasons we look for jobs online.
      Especially for us parents. It also allows us to be home with our children.
      Their are just as many fathers who are looking as well as moms, and those who aren’t parents.
      Having the flexibility to work and also do my motherly/wifey duties makes my lice much more simple.
      Nest Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  4. I think I like the be your own boss blogging deal. That’s more my speed and I can do this from home. I know a lot of people make a decent living doing this plus they say it’s fun too. So, I think it’s the way to go. Great read and good information!

    • David,
      Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
      I agree with you about working form home blogging.
      Although a couple of the other jobs I found were pretty interesting, but I like the flexibility that blogging has as well.
      It makes for an interesting job too.
      Lee Ann

  5. Hi Lee Ann, you have posted some excellent ideas here, thank you. It is hard for folks to find legitimate working from home opportunities, and disheartening when almost everything you click on isn’t what it originally seemed. I agree that blogging and writing from home is a wonderful and flexible way to make money from home, regardless of your gender or parental status. It’s truly for anyone who likes to write!

    • Great point Melissa.
      with so many of us turning to the online world looking for our work from home opportunity, looking in the wrong place tends to slowly rob us of the dream to do so.
      Many give up because of coming across those that aren’t what they seemed.
      I hope to be able to help parents, or anyone looking to work from home, with that.
      As for blogging, I totally agree. I would never have thought of myself as being a writer, yet here I am with my own website writing away with everyone else with the same dream.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  6. Hi Lee Ann,
    This is a fabulous post with some really great suggestions, and I love that you have focussed on jobs that anyone can do (not just those specifically for moms). I’ve never heard of The Chat Shop before, but love the sound of it – I’ll definitely check them out! Thanks!

    • Thank you for your kind words and for your time.
      I am glad I was able to offer something of interest to you.
      I want parents as well as anyone, to know that work at home jobs aren’t just for us moms, even though most are geared toward moms.
      I know quite a few single dads raising their children and are looking to work from home.
      As for Th Chat Shop, it sounded very interesting. It seems like you have an opportunity for learning many new things by working there. To me, that would mean less boring and that is always a good thing.
      Wishing you the best,
      Lee Ann

  7. Hi Lee Ann,
    Thanks for great post and wonderful ideas for working from home. It is amazing how many options there are.

    • Thank you Jill .
      I am really glad you enjoyed my ideas.
      I hope you were able to find one of interest.
      If not, I will be writing about more and you are welcome to stop back in to see if you find any that you might enjoy.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  8. Wow that’s a great list of work at home jobs and like your title says you don’t have to be a Mom. Just as well cos I’m not !! 🙂

    Years ago I taught English as a second language, working all over the world. Of course it wasn’t online, but what a great experience it was. I found it very rewarding and very interesting interacting with so many different language and culture groups.

    It’s so amazing how many more jobs can be done from home and online these days. I’d have to say my favorite on your list is the blogging one, but that’s because that’s what I do. 🙂 It really suits me because one can blog about just about anything from anywhere for anyone. You do need training and tools but investment for these is relatively little compared with what you get from doing it.

    It doesn’t happen overnight and is definitely not always easy, but it’s definitely possible and I can highly recommend it.

    Thanks for the great post.


    • Dear Mark,
      Thank you very much.
      You are the second one who has taught English as a second language.
      If it wan’t online, then I would assumed you were traveling and that definitely sounds like a very interesting job.
      I tend to agree with you about blogging.
      It has been the best at home job for me, even though I am a mom, I also think it is for anyone.
      It has it’s moments, but is well worth it.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  9. Hi Lee Ann,
    I’ve read a bit of your site, and am wondering if you would check out a business from home called “Overages”. I’m considering doing this but there is a $1400. investment to get started. I would get lists to search for folks who have been foreclosed on, and offer to get them funds owed to them. Send forms for signing which means I would get a percentage of their funds as a finders fee. It seems legit. Can you verify this business?

    • Hello Sheila and thank you for visiting my site.
      I checked into Overages and I don’t recommend this type of business unless you have knowledge. Overages requires you to not only know about real estate in general, but you will also need to know where to get a good list, tax sales and so much more like, the states foreclosure rate, interest biddings, which states would be of interest and which ones will not.
      When I went to the actual Overages website, a red flag was thrown up instantly. The website isn’t a trusted website. if the website isn’t trusted, then the individual behind the website shouldn’t be trusted either.
      I pulled up several complaints. Most of which were unauthorized charges to members credit cards for products that they did not purchase from Overages site.
      I strongly advise to not buy into this program.
      I hope this information was of use.
      If I can help in any other way, please let me know.

      Wishing you the best in all you do
      Lee Ann

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