10 Work From Home Jobs for Moms with No Fees

work from home jobs for moms with no fees

Let’s cut to the chase. You’re here because you’re looking for work from home jobs for moms with no fees, right?

Perhaps you’ve been approached by an old high school friend who said her business is “hiring now” only to find out that it’s a network marketing company and you need to pay a hefty sign up fee, along with monthly fees.

I’m guessing that’s not something you’re interested in…

Working from home is the dream for a lot of moms, but it can start to feel like a pipe dream after a while. How do you find REAL work from home jobs with no fees?!

My first piece of advice – don’t join a network marketing company if you want to avoid fees. The vast majority of network marketing companies either require monthly fees, have a minimum monthly purchase requirement or a minimum monthly sales requirement to stay active.

So now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s take a look at 10 real work from home jobs for moms with no fees.

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10 Work From Home Jobs for Moms with No Fees

#1 – Online English Teacher

Teaching English online is my #1 recommendation for anyone looking for a work from home job for moms with no fees. Not only does teaching English online pay well (up to $22/hr), it’s also flexible and fun! What more could you want in a job!

There are several companies that hire online English teachers. Here are 3 of my top recommendations:


Palfish is one of the best online English teaching companies to work for if you’re looking for a flexible job that pays well and does not require you to hold a bachelors degree (of course, if you DO have a bachelor’s degree you can still work for Palfish. It’s just not a requirement.)

You will have to get a TEFL certificate before you can officially start teaching. I got mine online through Groupon and it only took me one full weekend to complete.

Palfish pays up to $22/hr with bonuses including things like a $15 props fee and one of the best parts – you teach completely from your smartphone or tablet. That means you don’t need to have access to a computer to teach with Palfish (and it also means teaching with Palfish is highly portable.)

Click here to apply to teach with Palfish.

EF Online

EF Online is a trusted company that hires online English teachers. EF Online hires native English speakers from the USA and UK. Unfortunately, they don’t hire citizens of other English speaking countries like Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.

The pay is broken down as follows:

  • Base Pay Rate: 2 lessons per hour ($13.20/hr).
  • Surge Hours: Teach at 6-8:30am & 9-10:30pm EST (+$2.80/hr).
  • No Shows: Do not cancel class within 24 hrs of start-time (+$2.00/hr).
  • The “45”: Teach 45 or more ½ hour classes within a month (+$2.00/hr).

Click here to read my full review of EF online.


VIPKID is the #1 platform for online English teaching in China.  
The company was recently awarded #1 position on Forbes magazines “Best work from home companies” list in 2018. Teachers can earn as much as $22/hour working on the VIPKID platform.

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#2 – Freelance Writer

Another great online job for moms that has no fees is freelance writing. (This was one of the first ways I made money online.)

What Do Freelance Writers Do?

Most commonly, freelance writers write articles for publications. This can include online publications like blogs and company websites, and traditional print publications like magazines and newspapers.

If you’re interested in niching down, you can also find work doing things like copywriting, ghostwriting eBooks and writing email sequences.

How Much Money Do Freelance Writers Make?

According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a freelance writer in the United States is $42,120. However, because freelance writers are self-employed and responsible for finding their own clients and setting their rates, this amount can vary wildly.

Beginning freelance writers who don’t have a solid portfolio may make $25 for a 1000 word article, while experienced freelance writers with an impressive portfolio can make as much as $1.25 per word.

How to Become a Freelance Writer:

Start by enrolling in a freelance writing course run by someone who has been successful as a freelance writer. Gina Horkey’s freelance writing course fits that bill. Gina was able to replace her full-time income with freelance writing in matter of months, and now teaches other aspiring freelance writers the tricks of the trade.

#3 – Facebook Ads Manager

Spend a lot of time on Facebook? Did you know you can make money online running ads for small businesses on Facebook?

What Do Facebook Ads Managers Do?

As a Facebook Ads Manager, you’ll be running lead generation campaigns for small businesses using the Facebook Ads manager. Facebooks ads can be an excellent tool to increase leads and sales, but many small business owners don’t have the time or expertise to be running their own profitable Facebook ads.

How Much Money Do Facebook Ads Managers Make?

According to Indeed, the average salary for a Facebook Manager is $17.74/hr. Freelance Facebook Ads Managers have the opportunity to make more money by setting their own rates, but of course, as a freelancer you’re responsible for finding your own clients.

How to Become a Facebook Ads Manager:

If you’re already familiar with running profitable ad campaigns on Facebook (perhaps from a previous full-time job) then I recommend reaching out to local small business owners to pitch your services.

If you need training on how to run Facebook ads and start your own business, then I recommend checking out Facebook Side Hustle, a course designed to teach others how to start their own profitable Facebook Ads Manager business.

#4 – Virtual Bookkeeper

Good with numbers? Enjoy balancing your books? If so, then you might like working from home as virtual bookkeeper.

What Do Virtual Bookkeepers Do?

Virtual bookkeepers do the same as traditional bookkeepers – they are responsible for things like recording transactions, reconciling accounts and producing financial statements and reports. The only difference is, a virtual bookkeeper does all of this online, via various software programs.

How Much Money Do Virtual Bookkeepers Make?

Pay varies, but according to Ben Robinson, a CPA and creator of Bookkeeper Business Launch, a virtual bookkeeper can make as much as $60/hr.

How to Become a Virtual Bookkeeper:

If you’ve already got experience as a bookkeeper, then I recommend reaching out to small business owners or sole proprietors to see if they need help with their books.

If you need bookkeeping and business training, then I recommend Bookkeeper Business Launch.

Ben Robinson, the creator, has put together a free, 3-part training program which gives you behind-the-scenes look at exactly what a virtual bookkeeper does, to help you decide if virtual bookkeeping is the path you want to take.

#5- Virtual Assistant

Do you have strong administrative and organizational skills? If so, then you might be a great virtual assistant.

What Do Virtual Assistants Do?

As a virtual assistant, your tasks can vary wildly. Most virtual assistants are freelancers, meaning that they can choose the types of services that they offer clients. Having said that, there are some common services that virtual assistants offer. These include:

  • Email inbox management
  • Editing/uploading blog posts
  • Scheduling social media
  • Moderating Facebook groups
  • Pinterest management
  • Creating graphics
  • Managing affiliate programs

How Much Money Do Virtual Assistants Make?

Virtual assistants are in-demand, and the average rate of pay reflects this. According to Gina Horkey, an experienced virtual assistant and creator of 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success, the average hourly rate of a virtual assistant is $35-$50/hr.

How to Become a Virtual Assistant:

The best way to get started as a virtual assistant is to enroll in a legitimate training course. Gina Horkey’s course is one of the best, most in-depth virtual assistant courses available, and will guide you step-by-step on how to become a virtual assistant. An added bonus to the course is that you’ll get 90 days FREE access to Gina’s Virtual Assistant Leads community, which will help you get your first client.

#6 – Amazon Virtual Employee

Amazon is one of the biggest companies in the United States and as such, they’re always hiring. Amazon has an entire page dedicated to hiring virtual employees.

How Much Does Amazon Pay Virtual Employees?

Your rate of pay is dependent on the position you’re hired for. According to Indeed, the average Amazon salary ranges from $22,156/year for a customer service rep to $133,524/year for a support specialist.

How to Find Amazon Virtual Positions:

Check out the Amazon virtual job listings page.

Serious About Getting a Job With Amazon?

If you’re serious about working for Amazon, then check out this Kindle book – How to Get a Job at Amazonwritten by a former Amazon hiring manager who has helped hundreds of people get employed with Amazon.

Hint – you can read the book for free on your smartphone or Kindle if you get a free 30-day trial of Kindle Unlimited.

#7 – Search Engine Evaluator

Have you ever wondered how Google determines which web pages snag the top positions on their search engine results page?

Part of this is done by a powerful algorithm but there are also real people, called Search Engine Evaluators, who work to determine the relevance of a web page and where it should land in search engine results.

There are a number of companies who hire search engine evaluators, including Appen Butler Hill and Lionbridge.

If this sounds like the type of work-from-home job you’d like, here’s a full article about how to get paid to search the web.

# 8 – Home Bakery Owner

Do you enjoy baking and decorating cakes? If so, then you can turn your baking obsession into a profitable and creative business by starting a home-based bakery or cake design business.

Cakes decorating can be highly profitable because there are so many occasions where people want a beautiful cake – birthdays, weddings, graduations, baby showers, engagement parties – the list goes on.

How to Start a Home Bakery Business

This course on Udemy was created by my friend Melissa Fryer, a professional cake designer, successful business owner and mom who has years of experience in the industry.

It’s perfect for stay-at-home parents who are looking to start a side business or hobby bakers who want to turn their passion into a profitable business.

How Much Does a Cake Decorator Make?

Earnings for cake decorators can vary wildly depending on your skill level, location and clientele base. According to GlassDoor, the average salary for a cake decorator is $24,669/year, however this figure is highly dependent on the variables listed above.

#9 – Video Editor

Have you seen those “Tasty” style cooking videos on Facebook? Watch a lot of YouTube videos? Then you’ve seen video editing at work. If that seems like something you’d like to learn, then keep reading.

Online video content is growing at a rapid pace. According to Cisco, by 2022 online video will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic.

Thanks to this insane growth, lots of people are looking for skilled video editors to edit their raw content into something professional and “viral-worthy.”

Final Cut Pro is the premier photo editing software that most professionals use, so it’s a good idea to master the use of this software if you want to work as a video editor.

The Complete Final Cut Pro X Course will take you from complete beginner to editing videos like a professional.

#10 – Blogger

Blogging is a popular way to make money from home – there are thousands of moms making anywhere from a few hundred dollars a month up to $100,000+ from their blogs.

Blogging ties in closely with affiliate marketing, but it’s not the same. There are many ways you can make money with a blog – affiliate marketing is just one of them.

Here’s how blogs make money:

  • Affiliate marketing
  • Display ads
  • Product sales
  • Sponsored posts
  • Consulting

If you enjoy writing, then blogging can be the perfect way to make money during maternity leave. For a comprehensive training on everything you need to know about blogging (and making money blogging!) then I recommend looking at Income School.

10 Real Work From Home Jobs for Moms With No Fees - #10 Pays Me $60/hr! NO network marketing/MLM companies - just legitimate online jobs and work at home jobs that moms can do to make money.


Ashli is the founder of Digital Nomad Mom a blog about legitimate ways to make money from home and find ways to save. Ashli has been working from home and making money online for 8 years and loves sharing legitimate opportunities to earn.

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