7 Interesting Job Ideas for Homeschool Moms
In my mind, there are loads of interesting job ideas for homeschool moms. Obviously this is very subjective. But if you’re looking for some inspiration about what you can do as a homeschool mom, then I hope you can find it here in this post.
I was a working mom before I started homeschooling. But I know that there are many homeschool moms out there who are looking to become working homeschool moms. I believe that being a mom who homeschools and works, has so many benefits for you and your family.
- You can earn money for your family.
- Your children can see what a good work ethic looks like.
- Work can be incredibly rewarding.
I know that many homeschool moms don’t need to work, and that’s awesome! And I also know doing both isn’t for everyone. But if you’re looking for some ideas of jobs you could do, then I’ve put together a list. I’ve divided the list into work-from-home jobs and jobs that are outside of the house.
Work at Home Job Ideas for Homeschool Moms
With a good internet connection and a laptop (or even a phone), the opportunities for work are almost endless. And working from home does make managing homeschooling easier.
I know we’re living through a pretty sh*tty period in history, but it’s also really exciting too! Never have so many of us been able to invent the kind of life and work we want to live and do.
1. Become an Entrepreneur
You can so easily start your own online business these days. You can set everything up from home and have a legit enterprise pretty easily. How cool is that?
Apart from that, we are also hyper-connected now. I know that we all complain about social media, but it does give us the chance to offer our services worldwide. It’s mindboggling, really!
There are some things you need to keep in mind:
- It takes time, consistency and hard work to grow a business. You could obviously speed this up if you have loads of money and time. But I would say budget a decent amount of time to get going.
- If you’re buying into a business, do your homework. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Make sure you do things the right way. It isn’t worth it to cut corners or to try and get out of paying taxes.
You can start a business in pretty much anything these days. If you’re an expert in something, you can offer courses or a membership. Or you can also create a service-based business. It’s a great time to be alive if you want to be your own boss!
2. Teach Online
I know so many teachers who have packed it in and gone online. And I don’t blame them! Being a teacher in a public school system is a lot. But luckily there are loads of teaching opportunities out there.
I’m an online English teacher, so you can read my detailed post about this as one of the jobs ideas for homeschool moms. Just be sure to find a reputable company. And once again be aware that you’re going to need to pay your dues to get a solid student base.
You can also teach on OutSchool. My friend Kelly, who is an amazing teacher, has been on OutSchool for years and loves it! You can find her classes here. She took her classroom teaching experience and put it online.
3. Offer Customer Support
There are loads and loads of customer support jobs that you can do remotely. Once again, be sure to do your research and to make sure the company is above board.
Customer support may not be for everyone. It’s a good idea if you’re someone who:
- likes to help people,
- is patient to the extreme,
- has an abundance of problem-solving skills.
4. Become a Homeschool Blogger, Podcaster or Content Creator
Obviously, I’m a huge fan of this option. I’ve also written a post about why being a homeschool blogger is awesome for homeschool moms. There’s a beautiful synergy between work and homeschool in this way. And you get to try out loads of great homeschool products too.
As with anything, it can take a long time to make money from blogging. You need to establish your authority and to get your name out there. Unless you’re very lucky, it’s best not to bank on this if you need money fast.
Be sure to monetize as quickly as you can to have the opportunity to make money. You can monetize through:
- sponsored posts,
- physical or digital products,
- memberships or courses,
- and coaching or mentoring.
Work out of the Home Job Ideas for Homeschool Moms
There are definitely just as many options to work out of the home. It will depend entirely on your skills, experience, interests and flexibility.
5. Get a Regular Job
It’s not easy to work out of the home and to homeschool. But it’s definitely possible. Jen from Practical by Default has an awesome post with ideas for making it work.
As with any new job, you’re going to have to weigh up the pros and cons. You can ask yourself the following questions:
- Is the salary enough to cover any additional costs such as childcare?
- Does the job suit me 100% in terms of my skills and experience?
- Am I comfortable leaving homeschooling to others?
- Will I have enough energy to be a working homeschool mom?
- Do they offer the possibility of remote work?
- Can I work part-time?
6. Do Delivery
Delivery jobs can be super flexible, and you could earn a decent amount of money. Once again, just be sure you’re 100% aware of what the job entails. And that you have a current driver’s licence, a decent car and a love for driving!
I always suggest going onto Facebook and finding a group that’s doing the job you’re looking at. They’re bound to be able to dish the dirt or to give you advice for how to make the most out of the job. Tried and True Mom Jobs has a list with some delivery job ideas you can start with.
7. Babysitting or Childminding
If you love kids, then babysitting could also be an awesome option. Good babysitters or childminders are really hard to find. So if you’re good at it, you can get lots of word-of-mouth advertising. Here are some things to consider or keep in mind:
- Will you be able to take your kids along or will you have someone who can look after them?
- Can you offer homeschooling to the kids you’re minding? You can charge extra for that!
- Do you have first aid training? This might be required by some parents.
Other Job Ideas for Homeschool Moms
I just want to mention a few other ideas that could be viable options. Once again, be informed before you commit to anything! And be sure to budget in the time and money it takes to earn enough.
- Editing and proofreading
- Filling out surveys
- Being a dog walker or pet groomer
- Selling arts and crafts at a market
This is in no way an exhaustive list. As I said, there is just so much opportunity out there now. But the bottom line is that if you really want to make it work, you can. I strongly believe that it’s possible for any woman to be a working homeschool mom! And if you ever need any support, I’m here to be your cheerleader!