Although it can be difficult for pregnant women to find a job in the traditional job world, finding one in the online job market may not be as challenging.
Employers shouldn’t be discriminatory against pregnant women, but unfortunately, some are.
When you work remotely, though, you don’t typically face the same unfair discrimination.
As long as you show up and do your job, you can get paid.
If you’re looking for an online job ASAP before the new bundle of joy arrives, then check out the many suggestions I outline in this post.
Hopefully, you can find your way fast to the job of your dreams that offers the flexibility you need as a new mom.
Jobs for Pregnant Women
Make Extra Cash with Survey and Reward Sites
Survey and reward sites won’t be the same as a job, but I’m listing them here because they are excellent sources of easy and quick income while you’re looking for a job.
Even after you get a job, you can continue using these sites to keep earning side income.
With these sites, you can log in at any time during the day to get extra cash whenever you have a free moment.
You can even use your phone to access the apps (several sites have them!) as you wait in the doctor’s office for your checkup.
Some of our favorites survey and reward sites are:
- Survey Junkie
- Pinecone Research
- Ipsos i-Say
- Vindale Research
I’ve heard of a lot of moms who are finding success teaching kids online with VIPKID.
One of the best things about the site is that it offers flexibility, which is great for busy moms and pregnant women who need to rest, visit the doctor, etc.
And, you can get paid up to $22 an hour to do it, which is more than a lot of tutors make when they find kids in the neighborhood to help.
With VIPKID, you’ll teach English to children in other countries who are learning the language.
VIPKID does require you to have teaching credentials or a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and you’ll need to sign up with a 6-month commitment.
Teachers can also earn bonuses when they refer other teachers to the platform, and there are incentives available to top performers.
Find Kids to Babysit
Using the power of the internet (more specifically, Care.com!), you can find kids near you who need a babysitter once in a while.
It’s the perfect way to blend your love for kids with your need to make some money.
You can always designate a schedule that works for you, too, unlike other jobs that require you to have a set schedule.
Care.com does charge a fee to place your profile on the site and have parents find you, but it should easily pay for itself with just one or two kids to watch.
If you want to skip the fee, you can always place an ad in the paper, on Craigslist, or on Facebook, or you can ask friends and family for referrals.
Or, Watch Pets!
You can also try PetSitter.com if watching pets is more your style.
It’s kind of like the Care.com for pet sitters.
You can set up a profile on the site and reach out to others who need help watching their pets while they work or go on vacation, or let them find you through your profile.
If you’re feeling up to it, you might even try an app like Rover.com, which not only lets you get paid to watch dogs in your area, but you can also get paid to walk dogs.
Make and Sell Crafts
Crafty women can craft to their heart’s content and sell their goodies on Etsy.
The site favors unique, handmade, and vintage items, so anything you can make that’s one-of-a-kind can sell to the right buyers.
You’ll need to do some marketing for your shop, most likely, to get sales, but that shouldn’t be too hard if you already use a website or social media and have a good following.
Be a Customer Service Representative
If you have excellent phone or writing skills, then becoming a customer service rep is a job you might be interested in.
Some companies look for people to answer incoming phone calls, while others focus more on the chat-based aspect of customer service with their live chat and email answering systems.
For example, The HOTH is currently looking for a chat and email support representative with excellent customer service skills to work remotely.
Drips has openings for chatroom operators to help its clients provide accurate messaging to customers that contact them through chatbots.
This type of job is great because you can typically choose between a few different schedules to find one that works for you, and you’ll never have to work in a noisy office.
Here are some of the best companies that offer online customer service jobs:
Transcribe or Translate
Earn on your own schedule with transcription and translation companies that typically pay per audio minute of work you complete.
This work can be tricky, so it definitely pays to have experience.
However, those with excellent typing skills and listening skills may just find that they have a natural knack with this work.
Be sure to check the requirements for each company as some suggest or require specific equipment for you to have in your home office before starting.
Some companies to look into include:
Pick tasks you want to do, complete them, and get paid – sound easy and fun, right?
Microtasking is exactly that.
You can log in to the site, claim a task or two, get it done, and get paid for your time.
These tasks will usually pay a few cents or dollars to complete, but that’s because they’re quick to do.
Pick up several of them when you have a spare hour or two and you could earn a decent wage.
These can be great fillers to boost your income when you’re looking for work or have a dry spell:
You can earn up to $20 an hour testing websites and reporting on their flaws, awesomeness, and more.
Sign up for a testing site to get notified when there are opportunities available.
Claim an opp, complete it by speaking your thoughts into your microphone while you browse and complete specific tasks, and then get paid once your test is approved.
Most tests take 15 to 20 minutes and pay between $10 and $20.
Here are a few to get started:
Evaluate Search Results
Appen is consistently named one of the top go-to companies for work at home jobs.
People scramble to get approved for its search engine evaluator jobs because they pay well and offer flexibility.
You typically have to commit to working about 20 hours per week, but you can choose what hours to work during the week.
As an evaluator, you’ll rank how relevant search engine results are to queries people ask on search engines.
The pay seems to vary a bit, but most workers report getting paid somewhere between $12 and $15 an hour.
Assist Business Owners
If you have several skills you don’t really know what to do with, then virtual assisting might be an excellent way to wrap them all up into a money-making package.
This is especially true if you have internet or computer–specific skills like newsletter writing, landing page design, and spreadsheet creation.
There are several virtual assistant Facebook groups you can check out with a lot of helpful information about getting started and building a client base.
Get Into Network Marketing
Not everyone is a salesperson, but some people thrive on customer interactions and making sales.
If the latter sounds like you, then you can probably earn a living in network marketing, also known as multi-level marketing.
Companies like Avon, doTERRA, and Younique are all examples of network marketing.
There are plenty out there to choose from, so you can probably find a company that fits with your interests and values, whether you’re into fitness and health, baby products, beauty products, or something else.
Women who are good with numbers might consider becoming a tax specialist, bookkeeper, or accountant.
Each area is in high demand, especially for online business owners who need some help tracking their revenue and expenses.
You don’t really need to meet with clients face-to-face to make this job work, which is why it’s perfect for pregnant women who want to stay home while they wait for their baby to arrive.
Use Wonder to make some money as an online researcher helping people who need questions answered.
This gig could be extremely fun for you if you love to learn new things and don’t mind writing about what you find out.
You’ll need to complete a practice assignment to make sure you have the skills needed for the job, but after that you can claim open assignments.
Share Your Expertise
With most sites like these, you can log in when you feel like working, answer questions, and get paid.
Some mystery shopping companies require you to visit stores, complete specific tasks, and then get paid for your time after submitting your feedback on your experience.
Others only want you to conduce phone calls from home as you pretend to call the store as a customer.
You can opt for the latter if you don’t feel like venturing out; some companies even offer both.
Try companies like these to get started:
- Coyle Hospitality
- Second to None
- Secret Shopper
Find online stock photo sites to sell your photography to without ever stepping foot outside your home!
Shutterstock, for example, is one of the most popular stock photo sites on the web, and it helps photographers make money with their craft by offering royalties on photos they sell.
Sign up with Blue Zebra to get paid to work with clients as an appointment setter who generates leads and makes appointments for companies to connect with ideal clients and customers.
You’ll need some marketing or lead generation experience to be considered for the gig, but you can make $15 an hour or more once you start.
Manage Social Media Accounts
Stop working on your social media accounts for free and start doing it for others!
Bloggers and business owners almost always have social media profiles these days, and many of them would be thrilled to take the task of managing those accounts off their hands.
Reach out to your favorite blogs and business to see if they need your help.
ETS offers test scoring jobs for remote workers.
These jobs are typically more abundant during the school year, but you still might find some gigs during the summer.
You’ll mostly be scoring standardized tests like the Praxis and SAT.
Several travel companies look for travel coordinators to work from home helping customers find flights, hotel stays, and experiences at their destinations.
Search Indeed or other job search sites for “remote travel coordinator” or similar keywords to find potential job opportunities.
Start a Blog
Starting your own blog – whether you want to document your pregnancy or write about something completely off-topic that’s interesting to you – can pave the way for financial independence.
There’s a reason so many people are turning to blogging to make their financial dreams happen – because it works!
Of course, blogging can take time to turn into a money-making venture.
But if you start now, blog when you have time, and keep building your blog throughout your pregnancy and after baby arrives, then you may end up with a somewhat self-sufficient passive income strategy.
Elna Cain is another mom who turned her blog into an income, so I suggest following her for several helpful tips for getting started.
Become a Freelance Writer or Editor
If starting your own blog seems like more work than you want to tackle right now, then you might consider freelance writing or editing instead.
You can even become a freelance blogger who gets paid to blog for other sites instead of your own.
This career is very flexible, as you’ll usually need to meet deadlines with writing or editing assignments, but you can negotiate deadlines with your clients.
Conclusion: Stay at Home Jobs for Pregnant Moms
See how many opportunities are right at your fingertips?
As a pregnant woman, you deserve to have a job you love that can support your growing family without sacrificing time with your baby for long commutes and long work hours.
Instead, get an online job that can give you a little more flexibility and a lot more time with your loved ones.
Best of luck in your job search!