ith expenses rising, many homeschool moms long to find a way to make money from home instead of seeking work outside the home. You know the opportunities are out there but maybe aren’t sure what you could actually do from home and be paid for.

What if I told you that finding a work-at-home job isn’t as hard as you may think. There are tons of options out there. Believe me when I say there is a work-at-home job for everybody! The key is discovering one that works for you and your family. Among the dozens of options, there are two choices that stand out because of their ease of job entry.

Job #1 Child-Care Provider

Two Jobs for Homeschool Moms Who Want to Work at HomeI started my work at home career as child care provider. This job is not for everyone, but is a great one for a homeschool mom who may have multiple young children. Caring for a few extra kids is little to no work when they all are near the same age and are able to entertain each other. It may also be a great job for a homeschool mom who has older children who work fairly independently.

Being a child care provider is not a good job for a homeschool mom who has school age children who still require a lot of one on one time. Also, if you do not like to be tied down to a certain schedule or tied to your home, you may not want to be a child care provider.

If you determine a child care provider is the right work at home job for you, will want to set a rate per child per day. Price the local child-care centers and also see what your friends may pay their sitters. Don’t undercharge! Make sure your price is fair and worth your time. Some states do not allow you to care for more than one family's children in your home without a license, so check to be sure whether your state will require licenseing in order to run your in home childcare.

Getting Started as a Child-Care Provider

Starting your business will require, of course, landing a few extra children to care for. Check with friends and family members to see if anyone knows a family looking for childcare. Word of mouth is the best advertisement you will have. Also once you begin caring for children in your home, keep a great reputation and provide exceptional care. If you do this, your clients will advertise for you. In that case, you will have no shortage of little customers for your home daycare. 

Job #2 In-Home Teacher or Tutor

As a homeschool mom, you have experience in subjects that many parents don’t. As an in home tutor, parents could bring their children to you after school hours. If you have taught a subject that some parents struggle with, like grammar or upper level math, you may be the perfect fit for tutoring public school children. Also, kids in public school tend to have so much homework that parents may be eager to pay you to help them navigate their kids’ school work.

Getting Started as an In-Home Teacher or Tutor

Begin sharing with your friends and family that you may be interested in tutoring. Ask if they know anyone who needs assistance in a certain subject. If you consider yourself an expert in a certain area be sure to have a record of the experience you have in the subject/age range you are planning on working with. Have references available and be willing to be flexible in order to provide services to the families who want to hire you.

These are just two of the many work at home jobs available to homeschool moms. Others to consider are sales, freelance writing, transcriptionist, or virtual assistant. The key to becoming a work at home homeschooling mom is finding something you enjoy doing, maybe something you are passionate about and going for it!

About the Author

Misty BaileyMisty Bailey is a homeschool mom of three and has been homeschooling for over 5 years. You can read about her homeschool journey and more on her blog, Joy in the Journey.

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