A list of the best jobs for homeschool moms.
Can you work and homeschool? Yes! These are the best jobs for homeschool moms who would like to make extra money.
If you are homeschooling your kids and live on one income, then you know how expensive it can become. Between purchasing your curriculum, to joining sports, activities, and co-ops, the costs can add up quickly.
When you want the best for your children, it can make it hard to settle for less. Especially in the world of homeschooling, where those who are not homeschoolers may be judging every move you make.
Are you using the best curriculum so that your child is learning as much as public and private school students? Are your kids in enough activities so that they can make friends?
Do you have money to go on field trips, complete science experiments, take foreign language classes, and make art projects?
How can homeschooling work financially?
You might be struggling to learn how to make homeschooling work financially, so that your kids aren’t missing out.
Many homeschool moms who have multiple kids might find it hard to fit all the things inside of their budget. If you are struggling to make ends meet while giving your children the experiences you want them to have, then you might want to find ways to make extra money for your family.
But wait – you might be wondering…
Aren’t homeschool moms busy enough already? Between creating lesson plans, teaching their kids, keeping up with their household chores and their kids’ activities, when would they find the time to work, too?
But it is possible to do it! As a work at home homeschool mom of six years +, I can assure you that you can make extra money for your family.
How can a homeschool mom make money?
Let’s discuss how to make money while homeschooling and the different ways to make an income for homeschool moms.
Jobs for homeschooling moms
Some of the most flexible jobs for moms who homeschool will be work from home jobs. These jobs will be the most convenient to make money while homeschooling.
When you homeschool and work from home, you have to learn how to manage your time wisely. It’s important to carve out time specifically to work on your job each day.
Over the past six years, I have had many work at home jobs that have helped supplement our budget for homeschooling. Let’s discuss the best homeschool mom jobs.
Work from home jobs for homeschool moms
Online English teacher
I worked as an online English teacher for two years. As an online ESL teacher, you teach children from China how to speak English.
Even though these students are learning English as a second language, you do not need to speak Mandarin in order to teach them. These classes are taught in English through immersive learning.
These means they learn by speaking English. Props, TPR (total physical response) techniques, and computer slides help students understand what they are learning.
There are many companies nowadays, but I recommend and have worked for VIPKid and Qkids. As a former teacher for both VIPKID and Qkids, I recommend applying to both companies at the same time.
The hiring process is quicker with Qkids, and you can start working immediately once you are hired.
VIPKid has a longer and more complicated hiring process; and when you become a teacher, it may take anywhere from a day to months before you get bookings. (The truth hurts, but I still loved working for them.)
Qkids will put you on the schedule right after you are hired. This is because Qkids schedules your classes for you based on your availability, whereas VIPKid lets parents choose their own teachers based on their profiles and reviews.
By applying to both companies, you can start working sooner and earn more money as an online teacher.
Both companies do require you to have a bachelor’s degree (in any field), and 1 year of experience with children.
(It is important to mention any experience of working with children – mentoring, coaching, tutoring, volunteering in Sunday school, homeschooling, teaching, etc. in order to pass the application review).
Working as an online ESL teacher is perfect for homeschool moms and stay-at-home moms because you work in the early mornings or evenings. This means you can work while your kids are sleeping, and avoid interrupting your day with them.
Apply to VIPKid.
Apply to Qkids.
As homeschoolers, many of us are familiar with Outschool. Outschool offers classes in a variety of academic and fun subjects for kids of all ages.
My kids regularly take classes online through Outschool. They love exploring their interests in more depth, meeting other kids from around the world, and I love that they can take classes that I don’t feel comfortable teaching.
If you are interested in having your kids take a class, sign up for an Outschool class here. By signing up through my link, you will receive a $20 credit towards your first class.
(Make sure to check your e-mail after you enroll in order to claim the credit. You will receive the credit as a refund.)
Did you know that Outschool teachers do not need a formal degree or teaching certificate? They just need to be a resident of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, and to pass a criminal background check.
If you have a hobby or expertise that you can teach, you can become an Outschool teacher. Outschool instructors teach classes on academic subjects, such as math, writing, science, etc.
But they also teach classes on other things – home ec, preschool story time, art, social clubs, building circuits, and so much more. Find current parent requests of topics for future classes.
Outschool teachers can create their own schedule, and choose how often they want to teach. They can schedule one time classes, classes that continue for weeks or longer, or even classes that roll on a weekly subscription basis.
Outschool teachers decide how much to charge per learner, and how many children to teach in each class. This makes this a great side hustle for homeschool moms because you can work around your schedule.
Apply to Outschool.
Blogging is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable ways to earn extra money. It is the perfect job to make an income for homeschool moms.
I have two blogs, including this one, and this has now become my primary source of income. I love being able to work from home and homeschool.
It is extremely rewarding to be making money in addition to being a stay-at-home mom.
Bloggers make money through various ways such as ads, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, selling products and/or courses, etc.
By doing keyword research and writing posts that your audience is actively searching for, your blog can help others and become successful.
If you want to get started with blogging, I recommend using hosting such as Bluehost for only $3.95/month to start your website. It costs a little bit up front, but by hosting your own website, you can add advertisements and be in control of your website.
When you use a free blogging platform, the blogging company will put their own ads on your website that will earn them money instead of you. Plus, with your own hosting, you are in charge of your entire website.
Blogging isn’t a short-term way of earning money. You have to put in a lot of hard work. You will start to earn money anywhere from 12-18 months later, but some find success sooner.
The great part about blogging is that there is no income cap. Once you start making money, you can greatly increase your income through multiple streams of income.
Blogging can earn you thousands every month. Some bloggers, like Michelle from Making Sense of Cents, regularly earns $50,000+ every month! (She’s one of the top bloggers!)
Blogging is an investment but the return on that investment can potentially be very great. While most bloggers don’t reach $50k a month, many do make a substantial amount that allows them to retire their spouse and rely fully on their blog for their family’s income.
Some of the best blogging courses that I recommend to get started are:
Easy On-Page SEO – Learning SEO from the very beginning is critical to your success. It’s important to optimize your posts for search engines such as Google, and this short e-book by Debbie Gartner explains exactly how.
By using good SEO practices from the beginning, you will rank on Google faster. Many bloggers regret not learning SEO before starting because then they have to go back through their posts and update them once they realize it.
(This was the most valuable eBook to me as a blogger because I realized the importance of SEO).
Easy Backlinks for SEO – Creating backlinks for your website is a big factor in your SEO and rankings on Google. This eBook, that is also by Debbie Gartner, explains the easiest ways to create or acquire backlinks for your blog.
You can also grab the bundle that includes both books to save more money. Grab the bundle here.
Pinteresting Strategies – Pinterest is one of the best ways to bring traffic to your blog. This course will explain the best ways to create pins for Pinterest that will bring traffic to your website. Carly Campbell has a Pinterest strategy that will work for your website.
Legal Bundle Value Pack – This value pack includes a template for every legal page that you need on your blog to make sure that it’s legally protected. The templates are drafted by an experienced lawyer, who is also a blogger. This is so important for your website.
Easy Printables – This course will teach you how to create your own printables that you can sell as products on your blog. Selling digtal products on your website is a great way to make additional money with your blog.
If you are on a budget and money is tight, then I recommend starting with the on-page SEO eBook and/or legal bundle first because they are the most important when beginning a blog.
Etsy digital printables and / or physical products
Creating an Etsy shop and selling your own products is a great way to earn money. The great thing about Etsy is that it is a marketplace which means that your audience is already there and they are browsing each page with the intent to make a purchase.
There are so many things you can sell on Etsy, ranging from homemade jewelry and T-shirts, digital printables (think meal planning, finances, planners, etc.), sola wood flowers, custom-made tumblers, and so much more.
Teachers Pay Teachers lesson plans and printables
One of the best jobs for moms who homeschool are to create lesson plans and printables to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers. As a homeschool parent, you probably already make lesson plans and printables for your own kids.
You might also be familiar with Teachers Pay Teachers and use their products for your own homeschool.
Whenever I create a new printable or lesson plan for my own kids, I add them to my TPT site to sell (or for free). The great part about this is that it becomes passive income.
Passive income is when you continue to earn money even though you aren’t working.
So in this case, let’s say you are creating a lesson plan for your 5th grader based on a Harry Potter book. You decide to sell it on TPT.
Once that product is up on the website, you will continue to earn money from it despite no longer doing any work. This is the beauty of making money through passive income.
TPT does take a commission from your products when you make a sale. However, if you don’t have your own website (where you could also sell your printables and lesson plans), then Teachers Pay Teachers and Etsy are a great place to sell your printables.
Virtual Assistant (VA)
Becoming a virtual assistant is another one of our favorite remote jobs for homeschool moms. Many businesses are searching for virtual assistants to help them with their tasks.
Tasks for virtual assistants can vary depending on type of VA you are. Responsibilities of virtual assistants can include administrative work, blogging tasks, managing social media, helping with real estate tasks or bookkeeping, or even being responsible for marketing.
If you decide to start a blog, then becoming a virtual assistant for a blogger may be a great way to make extra money until your blog earns a full-time income.
If you are good at social media management or accounting, then that may be the type of virtual assistant work you should look for.
Transcription is when you listen to clips of audio or watch videos, and type out what they say, word-for-word. Transcription is needed in many fields, including legal, medical, education, and general.
If you can type fast, and have a quiet place you can work from home, then finding a transcription job might be the right remote position for you.
Grab the free General Transcription mini-course to improve your typing and editing skills.
Then find an online transcription job for beginners.
Proofreading is when you read over a piece of written work, then go through it and edit it. This includes looking for spelling, grammatical, and any other types of errors.
Typically proofreading is done after someone else edits the project. It is the last step in the process before that piece of work is completely done and ready.
Proofreading positions are great work at home jobs for homeschool moms because they can be done remotely, and are flexible to fit your schedule.
Attend Caitlin’s free webinar on proofreading to learn the skills you need to become successful with this career.
A freelance writer is someone that writes for different websites, publications, and businesses. They may write articles for them routinely, or it could just be a one time thing.
You might need to show samples of your previous work (or a writing sample) and possibly a pitch on what you want your article to be about.
You can search different job boards such as ProBlogger, Indeed, Contena, Freelancer, etc., to find these type of writing jobs.
Some websites will pay others to write articles for them. If you go to Google, type “___(topic)___ + write for us.” You should get results from different websites that are looking for writers.
Customer service work-from-home jobs
I don’t usually recommend customer service jobs for moms because they typically require you to be on the phone while working, and to work in shifts. (This means it can be hard to take breaks and you are required to work for a few hours at a time).
This is not an ideal job for a parent who has kids at home. But if you do have the ability to work this type of job (maybe when your partner is at home and can tend to the kids instead of you), then check out Amazon work from home jobs to get started.
You can also find work from home customer service jobs at companies such as Concentrix, Live Ops, USAA, Hilton, and more.
More flexible jobs for homeschool moms
Deliver groceries and restaurant food
Another great homeschool mom job is to become a shopper for Instacart or DoorDash. The earning potential for both is pretty good, and you can choose to work as much or as a little as you want – making it a flexible side hustle for homeschool moms.
Even though this isn’t a work at home job, it still is a good opportunity for those moms who do have a few hours in the evenings or on the weekends that they can do the shopping while another parent is at home with the kids.
Instacart is a grocery delivery service that allows shoppers to work in two different ways.
You can be full-service shopper that shops and delivers groceries to the customer using your own car. These shoppers pick their own hours and are considered independent contractors.
You can also be an in-store shopper that only does the shopping and then prepares the groceries for the customer who will pick them up at the store. These shoppers are employees of Instacart.
Shop for Instacart.
DoorDash is a similar service that delivers food from local restaurants. These shoppers will go pick up food from nearby restaurants and then deliver them to the customer, using their own transportation.
Shop for DoorDash.
Are you ready to start your career from home?
I love being able to homeschool and work from home.
Being a work at home homeschool mom is such an incredible blessing. As someone who loves to make money, but also loves to teach my kids and be at home with them, it’s the perfect fit for my family.
If you are ready to find a job that works for you and your family, then start today. You can create the lifestyle that you want for your homeschool family.
Join the growing rank of work from home homeschool moms to help improve your family’s income.
Looking for more ways to make money? We love this list of how to make $1000 a month for more ideas.
Don’t forget to grab our free printable homeschool schedule.
Do your back-to-school shopping with our Homeschool supplies list.
Outschool offers virtual classes for kids of all ages. Get a $20 credit towards your first class on Outschool. (Make sure to check your e-mail to claim your credit.)
It is possible to make money while homeschooling with these flexible jobs for homeschool moms. Good luck!
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