Looking for a job? Try FlexJobs for Work-At-Home Jobs

by Jennifer Donovan

Do you work?

It’s a question that one mom often asks another when meeting for the first time at a child’s birthday party, at church, or at the park. It’s also a question that doesn’t always have a solid “yes” or “no” answer (beyond that stay-at-home mantra “Every mom works.”), because many of us consider ourselves stay-at-home moms, but do some online writing or are trying to make our blogs a business.

Perhaps you haven’t had the need or desire to work, because you’ve been busy with babies and preschoolers, but sometimes factors come into play that leave us looking for more — more money or a way to fill your time that will benefit yourself and your family, such as

  1. A financial need — nothing gets us thinking of ways we can make a few bucks than a husband’s job loss, or braces, or needed home repairs
  2. A change in family status — maybe your youngest child has entered school full time or death or divorce has left you as the only wage earner

Do you want a flexible job?

FlexJobs is a website that lists jobs that are flexible — either part-time, telecommuting, or freelance.

  • Get new listings daily for work from home positions, part-time hours, contract jobs and more from entry level to executive in 50+ professional fields from accounting to marketing to medical and everything in between.
  • FlexJobs is the award winning, leading job service site for finding a flexible job.
  • Perfect for moms, dads, caregivers, military spouses and anyone who wants a job that fits their lifestyle.

Join FlexJobs and find your next job!

  • For $49 a year, you will have access jobs in many fields. They are currently listing 9,671 jobs from 3,356 companies.
  • Each job is researched and reviewed by FlexJobs’ staff to avoid any scams, ads or too good to be true offers. FlexJobs’ researchers guarantees each job is a legitimate position from a reputable company both small to large, like IBM, Citi, AT&T and more.
  • Get resume tips, skills testing, exclusive member discounts, daily job finding tips and more!

Whether you are working or not, your time is money. If you use FlexJobs, you can be assured that these are real jobs that have been reviewed, so that you are only reading and applying for genuine opportunities.


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Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Anna Hettick May 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I would love this!!! I am a stay at home mom but am looking for ways to earn a part time income at the same time.


2 J A May 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Would go a long way to work from home.


3 Kimberly Kalil May 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I hear about this site, but wasn’t sure if it would be worth the investment. I really want to transition out of the job I’m in and this would be awesome.


4 Susi May 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Yes, I would very much like a flexible job that allows me to still spend time with my family and take care of my children but also help contribute to the family budget. This sounds like a wonderful service.


5 Melissa B May 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I would love to win this giveaway! My Son has Special Needs, and I would really love to work at home. =)


6 DeDe Smith May 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I would love extra work that I could do at home!


7 Just Coupons May 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm

This would be so helpful. Thank you.


8 Cari May 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I would love a more flexible job that would allow me more time with my daughter!!


9 Megan May 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I would love to be able to make some extra cash from home!


10 Ivy T May 7, 2012 at 12:25 am

Would love this! i’m doing the stay at home mom thing, but the family income could use a little bit of a boost, but family time commitments make it tough on finding a job that flexible.


11 michelle May 7, 2012 at 12:32 am

My husband has been unemployed for two years. This sounds like something that could be beneficial for him


12 Vickie May 7, 2012 at 12:59 am

Yep, really want and need a job. The last couple of years have been really tough like so many others, therefore this would be awesome to win.
Thanks for the chance. I just found your great site tonight. And, fanned too.


13 Beachcomber May 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

I would love to make some extra money working from home.


14 Tara R. May 7, 2012 at 8:17 am

I was laid off almost 3 years ago. With a special needs son, finding a job with flexible hours has been beyond difficult. This would be a great resource for me, and my family.


15 grace May 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

I’d love to be entered! I’m a part-time working Mama right now (out of the house with so much travel it makes my cry) so I am looking to transition. Of course, like the rest of the Mommy bloggers out there I’d LOVE to transform my Mommy blog it’s own living organism of lucrative campaigns, pricey ad space, free microwaves and Disney trips but alas, I have NO IDEA how to do that…still trying though =) In any case, I need to look for something else so that I can provide my babies with a relatively normal childhood, if it’s in my power to do so. the job search thing seems overwhelming but I’m willing to give it a shot! Thanks for offering this giveaway and even if I don’t win I think I’m going to sign up.


16 Jenn May 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

This would be an awesome service to try. I’ve worked for myself for the past 5 years and would enjoy an opportunity to try this service out.


17 Stephanie May 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Flexjobs is an AWESOME site. I have been a member for almost a year and highly recommend it to anyone (but would love for my next year to be free!). I have been working from home for about 10 years and would never trade the work/life balance a flexible telecommuting job offers. Flexjobs has helped me find work, and with my most recent contract ending I am again looking through their posts daily.


18 Tacy Torres May 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I purchased a Groupon for a three month membership, since the year memberships were all bought up. I would really love to extend that membership to a full year, since I’m actively looking for a new position that would support my need to be home with my family.


19 Teresa from NanaHood May 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I’d love to win!


20 Taminar May 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm

My husband wants to start his own business, but he’s nervous about leaving a steady paycheck. He could use something like FlexJobs to help him find part-time jobs that he could work around his own business while he’s getting started.


21 Kim May 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I would love to win! I’ve been looking for legit ways to work part time from home.


22 Susan P. May 8, 2012 at 1:09 am

My youngest is going off to college in the Fall and this would be a good way to transition back into the workforce. I’ll still be volunteering but just not as much so FlexJobs would be a useful tool in my belt.


23 Livivua Chandler May 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I have often worndered about flexjobs and how useful the site can be. I would love to have the membership


24 Liz May 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I am horribly unhappy in my current job and would LOVE to work from home!


25 Megan May 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I would LOVE to find a way to work from home!


26 Melissa Williams May 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

It sounds great. I appreciate this giveaway.


27 Karen Lynch May 16, 2012 at 12:38 am

I would love to give this a try. Thanks for the info, I will also be passing this along to my SIL she has been looking for a job for a while now.


28 Tonya September 26, 2012 at 3:10 am

Thank you for this website! It is refreshing knowing that it s possible to go back to work after nine years. Thank you for the light at the end of the tunnel :)


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