Making Money as a Homeschool Parent

For many parents, the idea of homeschooling is wonderful, but seems to be out of reach. The vast majority of these families simply cannot imagine a way to make ends meet without both parents working. Others are single parents and must work hard in order to care for their children.

That said, there are ways around this problem. Some parents choose to leave their kids with a sitter during the day and do school work at night. However, more and more parents are finding ways to work from home, meaning they can set their own hours, homeschooling when it’s most convenient to them and working while the kids sleep or amuse themselves.

Are you wishing you could find such a gig? Whether you’re trying to contribute a small amount to your family’s current income or you want to make a full-time income, there is something out there for you.

Here are a few of our favorite work at home ideas for homeschooling parents.

Writing

Do you have a way with words? If so, writing might be just the job for you.

There are many ways to make money while writing. Many choose to start their own blog, working hard to grow their readership and making money from ad revenue, affiliate links, and memberships. Meanwhile, some writers prefer to write blog posts for other websites and businesses through websites such as Blogmutt, getting paid per post or per word. Still others go the old fashioned route and write books both in print and in eBook form.

Check out all your options and figure out what works for you, but go in knowing that this isn’t a way to make tons of money right of the bat.

Babysitting

If you’re planning to be home with your kids, why not add a few more into the mix and make some money while you’re at it? There are always parents looking for in-home child care.

Legally, you can keep a friend’s kids for up to 15 hours per week in your own home without becoming a licensed daycare facility. Alternatively, you could go to the child’s home to babysit and work as a nanny which does not require any special certifications.

Amazon FBA

By now we all know that Amazon is here to stay. Have you ever thought about getting in on the enormous amount of money made through this website each day?

Amazon FBA is an awesome way to make some money while staying with the kids. Simply source low priced items at local stores or source wholesale products, send them in to Amazon, and watch the money roll in. Of course, there is a bit of a learning curve involved, but there are plenty of websites out there to help you get started.

Teaching

Of course, staying home with your kids means you’ll be teaching them, but you could choose to add a few paying students to your line up too.

VIP Kid is a great agency that gives eager individuals the opportunity to teach Chinese children English. Tutoring local kids is also an option, as is teaching a special skill such as playing piano or dancing. In fact, The Loop is an ideal facility for teaching just such classes.

Think about your strengths and use those to your advantage, you may have more other offer than you realize.

These are just a few of the great ways you can make money while staying home with the kids. Need more ideas? Simply run a quick web search and you’re sure to find plenty of great information.

Want to start teaching for The Loop? Hoping to get involved in the homeschooling community? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us today.

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