As a homeschooling mom, you’re always on the move. From crafting lesson plans, teaching, monitoring, and managing a house full of responsibilities, you need to be on top of your game every single day!
With so much going on, you might wonder how moms who homeschool find the energy, much less the time, to throw working and making money into the mix. Thankfully, earning money from home is becoming more accessible as more companies seek virtual employees.
If you’re looking to earn some money while homeschooling, we’re here to help.
Below we have five of the best work-at-home jobs that you can begin all while homeschooling your little ones.
1. Direct Sales
Do you have a flair for selling? From fashion and jewelry to handbags, cosmetics, and everything in between, there’s a ton of direct sales opportunities that provide the type of flexibility needed while homeschooling. If you love fashion and jewelry, a company like Stella & Dot or cabi could be the perfect fit for you.
If fashion doesn’t quite interest you, check out the opportunity to sell promotional products as a Kaeser & Blair distributor. One of the things I love about direct sales is that it provides the opportunity to get out of the house now and then to meet up with people. If hosting parties doesn’t quite fit your busy schedule, you can always host online parties.
Another great perk to direct sales is the ability to scale your business at your own pace. Start small and build gradually as your kids get older; it is up to you!
2. Start a Blog
If you love to write, then starting a blog while homeschooling could be the perfect way to earn money from home. Whether your blog focuses on your homeschooling adventures, lesson planning, or something entirely different, there’s a world of possibilities when it comes to blogging.
Like many of these work-at-home jobs, one significant benefit is that blogging is entirely on your schedule. You’re the creator and writer for your blog, so you make the rules when it comes to how much time you spend on your blog.
Another awesome benefit to starting a blog now is that there’s a wealth of resources out there. You can easily start creating your blog over the course of a weekend. Brainstorm blog posts while the kids are working on a project or read up on informative blogging articles while they’re reading. Here are a few other quick tips to get you started on your blogging journey:
- Start by writing down a list of ideas for your blog’s overarching theme. On what will your blog focus? Homeschooling? Personal finance? Keep in mind that these ideas should be things you truly love and about which you would want to write.
- Think about your audience. For whom are you writing? Why are you writing for them?
- What type of problems are you helping your reader solve?
While these are just beginning tips, they’ll help you focus on your blog’s central theme, so that you can get your blog up and running.
3. Start Freelance Writing
If you would prefer to get your “writing feet” wet before starting a blog, freelance writing is the perfect fit for you. With a vast number of companies seeking writers in just about every niche, freelance writing jobs have exploded. Most gigs will give you a set deadline, word count, and how much they will pay you per word or per 800-1000-word article. Be sure you’re comfortable with the pay rate and realistic about how much time it will take you to write particular articles. This way, you end up enjoying the writing experience, and you ensure that you’re getting paid what you’re worth.
Another quick tip: If you’re brand new to freelance writing, try to get an article or two written ahead of time and published to build up your resume. One way to get published online is through guest posting. Check out the blogs you currently read to see if they’re looking for guest bloggers or contact them directly. If not, think about topics that you would like to write about and seek out blogs or websites within that niche. While guest posts usually don’t pay much, it will give you the practice and exposure needed to land paying gigs.
4. Customer Service
Customer service positions are another great work-at-home opportunity for moms who homeschool. Many companies hire for early-morning and late-evening hours, making these positions ideal for homeschooling moms who need a work-at-home job that’s a little more structured. Many companies require remote customer service representatives, from major retail companies to the medical, financial, educational fields, and more.
As a homeschooling mom, you probably already have an office space as well as high-speed internet, but some companies also ask that you have a land a line.
Scroll through online job boards or our list of work-at-home jobs that are updated weekly for a customer service position that fits around your homeschooling and family needs.
5. Become a Virtual Assistant
There is a wide range of virtual assistant jobs that fit perfectly into a homeschooling day. Virtual assistant responsibilities often include tasks like sending emails and managing Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook accounts.
What’s amazing about social media management is that virtual assistants can schedule out posts a month or more ahead. So you could realistically spend only a few hours scheduling and complete an entire month’s worth of work. All of this while homeschooling and keeping your kids organized in the mix! Of course, a virtual assistant’s hours depend heavily on how many clients you decide to take on. Try not to take on too many clients at once, as you don’t want to become overwhelmed. Start with one virtual assistant client, and if your homeschooling schedule allows it, build up more clients from there.
With the surge of work-at-home jobs to fit the lifestyles of many individuals, opportunities to make money while homeschooling your kids is no longer just a dream. From working as a customer service representative or direct sales rep to starting a blog and more, there are a ton of possibilities for homeschooling moms.
Do you have experience homeschooling and working from home? Drop us a message below and tell our readers all about it! Have a question or comment? Awesome! Drop us a line below!
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Courtney Stich is a stay-at-home mama, and prior educator turned writer, blogger, and Pinterest fanatic! She loves everything to do with creating and crafting with her kiddos as well as writing, designing, and planning parties! She's the proud founder/creator/developer of the site, The Running Mama — a website dedicated to helping mamas with everything from playtime with the kiddos to downtime for the mama, (all rolled up with a little bit of running here and there). Courtney holds a BA in English Literature and a Master’s Degree (M.S ED) in Technology and Design. Courtney has written several articles and content both as a ghostwriter and within online publications such as Fractus Learning! She also creates copywriting content for a variety of clientele on Copify. Aside from her love of writing, she manages, designs, and creates content for a variety of Pinterest business accounts on the Pinterest platform. Courtney is a mama to three beautiful kiddos and a wife to one amazingly supportive, loving hubby. She loves everything about being seaside, most things chocolate, and a vase, (or five), filled with sunflowers.
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