Flexible Jobs for UK Stay-At-Home Mums

Being a mum is a full-time job in itself, and a role packed full of love, hard work and dedication in equal spades. And while some mothers go back to work, others decide to become stay-at-home mums. 

Nowadays, modern mums are empowered to choose for themselves how they want to balance their career with motherhood. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution, and mums can either be full-time stay-at-home mums, work part-time, or go back to work full-time.

Thankfully, because of the rise of remote and flexible work opportunities, there’s now also even more choice for UK stay-at-home mums looking for empowering job options that can fit in around them. So they can earn an income – or even multiple incomes – while looking after their families at the same time.

Here are four flexible paths for stay-at-home mums in the UK that aren’t just job opportunities, but can lead to a truly rewarding career, too.

1. Freelancing

One of the best things about freelancing is the freedom and flexibility of choice. Not only can you choose what kind of service to offer, but you can also choose when you work.

Some freelancing ideas include proofreading and copywriting, selling homemade arts and crafts, graphic designing and data entry.

2. Online tutoring

You don’t have to work in a physical classroom to earn money as a teacher. Some educational bodies hire teachers to teach subjects online.

There are also platforms like mytutor.co.uk that specialise in connecting online tutors with learners. Another option is to teach English as a foreign language.

3. Remote customer service roles

Customer service isn’t just about working on a shop floor or in a dedicated call centre – it can be done from anywhere. A typical day in the life of a remote customer service worker includes answering customer questions via phone, email and/or live chat.

4. Becoming a UW Partner

As the UK’s only genuine multiservice provider, Utility Warehouse (UW) allows their customers to bundle all their services onto one convenient bill and save money the more they bundle. Their services include energy, broadband, mobile and insurance.

UW Partners are licensed distributors of its services. They can set their own hours and work as much or as little as possible, and get paid an upfront commission when they successfully recommend UW to new customers. They can also be paid ongoing residual income (like royalties) for their customers, and help others become UW Partners too. You can find out more about how to become a UW Partner on their website.

The ability to work flexibly offers a huge number of benefits for working mums, and allows them to not have to choose between family and career. 

Here are some ways flexible working benefits working mums:

  • Better work-life balance
  • Reduced stress and improved mental health
  • Keeping skills and talent sharp
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Less commuting stress
  • More money saved by not commuting
  • Increased productivity

Are you a mum who wants a work-from-home job? You’re not alone. More and more companies are recognising the positive impact of this kind of flexibility on both their employees’ well-being and productivity, making it a win-win for everyone involved. 

And as more firms discover this, the more inclusive and supportive the professional landscape will become for working mums.

You may already be a working mum but are also looking for additional opportunities. That’s where becoming a ‘Multi-income individual’ (or Mii for short) comes into play.

The benefits of both multi-income and flexible income

A Mii is someone who has more than one source of income. This could be a full-time job plus a side hustle, more than one part-time job, or anything in between.

According to the Utility Warehouse Miis report, there’ll be over 25 million Miis in the UK by 2025. And the perception of people with multiple avenues of income is greatly improving too – there’s no longer any shame in having a side hustle or two. In fact, it’s more and more celebrated, with people making moves to take back control of their finances during the cost of living crisis.

It’s not just a way to combat rising bills – it’s also a way to make money from hobbies, do more of what you love, and meet new people too. So whatever boat you’re in as a mum, there’s a flexible work option out there that makes the most of what you do best, whether that’s designing brand logos or talking to people.

Brenda Kimble

Brenda Kimble is an entrepreneur and mother of 2 daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family.