“I need to pay off that student loan.”
“I want to add extra money to the grocery budget.”
“I need to decrease our debt.”
“I want money to take the kids on fun outings.”
Homeschool moms who want or need to make money have plenty of options. And, those options extend far beyond jobs in data entry or telemarketing. A mom’s personal creativity and the availability of the internet mean money making opportunities are more plentiful than ever.
The homeschool mom who plans and thinks outside of the box can make some cash. If you’re creative and willing to consider multiple streams of income, additional money may be right around the corner. Check out this list of legitimate money making jobs perfect for the homeschool mom.
Pet sitting: Pet care is a booming business! When people are away, they want to know their pets are receiving good care. You can bring pets into your home or go to client’s homes to care for the pets.
Freelance writing: If you’re a talented writer, there’s a job for you. Many publishers need experienced and talented people to write articles on a variety of topics. The Freelance Writing website is a great place to begin a job search.
Gift basket creation: Exercise your creativity by creating gift baskets. Create baskets for birthdays, graduations, baby showers, weddings, any other occasion you can imagine.
Graphic design: Computer savvy moms may be able to make money designing flyers, logos, book covers, and more. Make your services available through Fivver or begin a solo venture.
Virtual Assistant: Running and maintaining a website takes much work. Site owners are often looking for help scheduling blog posts, creating blog images, or managing social media accounts. Learn more by taking Udemy’s best selling virtual assistant course.
House cleaning: Today’s families are busier than ever. To help lighten their loads, many families are willing to pay for cleaning services. You may be able to make money by providing weekly and/or monthly cleaning services.
Teach music: Are you an experienced and skilled musician? If so, you may want to consider offering music lessons. If you’re comfortable teaching from home, you’ll never have to commute to make money. However, if you’re willing to travel to clients’ homes, they may be willing to pay more for the convenience.
Tutor: Homeschool moms spend their days teaching. This knowledge base may be a great springboard into a tutoring side job. Math and writing are popular areas for tutors. Computer technology even makes it possible to provide tutorial services online.
Event Planner: People love to host celebrations, but they may not be skilled enough or have time enough to handle the event from start to finish. Take the pressure offer the hostess by offering services that include securing event locations, planning menus, and arranging cleanup details.
Seamstress: Moms who can sew well can make money doing alterations. Hemming pants and adjusting dresses and skirts are just a few services you could offer. Clients can visit you at home or you can charge additional fees for making home visitations.
Editor: If you have a degree in English, education, or communications, you may be able to find work as an editor. Use your skills to earn money proofreading textbooks, novels, magazines, articles, and blog posts. This is a job that easily be done from the comfort of your home. Check out these jobs over on the Freelancer website.
Errand runner: You may be able to earn money by running errands for busy people or for those who are unable to travel. Charging for picking up groceries, prescriptions, dry cleaning, etc can be a great way to earn money.
Make Up Artist: Do you do your own makeup? Are people constantly asking your advice on how to achieve a similar look? If so, you might be able to make money as a traveling makeup artist. Creating fabulous looks for special occasions may just be your ticket to additional income. See yourself apart from others by earning a cosmetologist or esthetician license.
Photographer: Families no longer want to visit studios for portraits. Use your behind the camera skills to make up front money. They want gifted photographers take them off the beaten path to find scenic venues perfect for creating picture perfect memories. Want to hone your skills? Take one of the over 1,400 photography courses offered on Udemy.
Clothing rental: When prom and wedding season hit, the hunt for the perfect dress begins. Cash in on the fashion frenzy by renting glamorous gowns. Start your stash by purchasing gowns in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors. After renting, have garments professionally cleaned so they’ll be ready for use again.
What do you think about this list of jobs? I love that nearly all of them have little to no start up cost, few educational requirements, and can be done from the comfort of home. Do you have additional suggestions? We’d love to know, so please feel free to leave a comment. If you want to know how one mom manages homeschooling while working, please check out the interview in this post: Homeschooling While Working.