Are you looking for the best side hustles for homeschool moms? These are some of the best jobs for homeschool moms! Read our article to learn how to make money while homeschooling your kids!
Homeschooling is hard. Our friend homeschooled her four kids and it sounds like a massive commitment. Many people are trying to find the best side hustles for homeschool moms and learn how to make money while homeschooling.
Contributing to the household income can be extremely satisfying for the homeschooling mom. A Homeschool mom can make money from home, sometimes A LOT of money! The internet has opened up some of the best jobs for homeschool moms that can be done from your living room.
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So how can a homeschool mom make money from home? There are so many different ways, but the best way that we recommend is to start your own freelance business. This way you have unlimited income potential and work for yourself – ultimate freedom!
Here are some of the best side hustles for homeschool moms to make money from home. You will be AMAZED at how much you can make!
Freelance Proofreading with Caitlin Pyle
Freelance proofreading is one of the best side hustles for homeschool moms. A homeschool mom can make money from home proofreading online and it is one of the best jobs for homeschool moms.
If you want to avoid working for someone else and have an ‘eagle eye’ for details, freelance proofreading is calling you. You can choose your own hours and work as much or as little as you like.
Sounds like the best job for homeschool moms right?
Most of our homeschooling mom friends have worked as freelance proofreaders – typically earning $20 to $100 per hour, depending on the job.
Caitlin Pyle is a great example of proofreading success. Caitlin was fired from her job several years ago. She was forced to find ways to make an income and she turned to freelance proofreading. She was able to make about $50,000 a year from home working part-time!
Caitlin now teaches others how to replicate her success. If you think that freelance proofreading might be something that you would like to do, then check out her FREE masterclass where she teaches you the basics of her freelance proofreading business success!
We published several articles from professional proofreaders that have made money from proofreading AND they have completed Caitlin’s Proofread Anywhere course (the most popular course in the industry). Here are the articles if you are interested in reading more:
Teaching English Online with VIPKID
Have you heard of VIPKID? If you are interested in utilizing your teaching skills to help kids in China to learn English then VIPKID is for you! VIPKID is based in China and they specialize in connecting teachers in the US to students in China. Typically, the students are in the 4-12 year old range.
You get paid $22 per hour to teach kids in China how to communicate in English. My friend did this for years and she loved it – the pay is good, the flexibility is great and the job is extremely satisfying. So what is the format for teaching the kids?
The teaching style is 1-on-1, with you communicating directly with the student on the VIPKID portal (basically a video conferencing interface like Skype). You need a degree in any subject and some teaching experience in order to qualify to be a teacher with VIPKID.
There is an online interview but it is pretty straightforward. You have to demonstrate your teaching ability by giving the interviewer a demonstration of your teaching style using the ESL curriculum that they provide.
The best part is that VIPKID allows you to pick and choose your 30 minute lesson slots – as many or as few as you like! This allows you an amazing amount of flexibility for when you work.
Flea Market Flipping
Did you know that you can make a TON of money by purchasing items at garage sales, flea markets and yard sales? My friends Rob and Melissa have been doing this successfully for over 10 years and making a TON of money doing it. They are able to spend as much time as they want with their 3 kids and still make a lot of money.
Basically, they purchase items from flea markets and then resell them for large profits online (usually eBay). They often make $1,000 to $10,000 profit on the larger items that they flip! A homeschool mom can make money from home by finding items at flea markets (which can be fun!) and selling them online.
Rob and Melissa have been so successful with their flipping business that they have a course to teach others how they do it. They have taught hundreds of people how to make money flipping items.
Freelance Writing with Holly Johnson
Freelance writing is one of the best jobs for homeschool moms. It allows you to express your creativity and make some extra money whenever you like! Freelance writing is an easy way to make an extra $3,000 a month online. But some people make A LOT more than that.
Holly Johnson is a freelance writer that makes $200,000 a year as a writer. She regularly earns thousands of dollars for one article. When you are starting out you can still earn a few hundred dollars per article. The secret to freelance writing is not actually in your ability to write – rather how you find clients and your rates.
Holly actually has a very popular course where she teaches writers how to maximize their earnings and build a super successful freelance writing business. You can check out her free intro webinar for her course here.
You can write for bloggers, magazines, press releases, eBooks and so many more types of media. One of the best places that we have found for freelance writing opportunities is on a site called ProBlogger. You can also find a lot of jobs writing for bloggers by integrating with blogging Facebook groups (this is where we hire freelance writers). Typically, you should charge a minimum of $0.1 per word or you will essential be working for free!
When you are just starting with freelance writing, you might want to gain some experience by working for some friends or finding jobs on Fiverr.com and Upwork.com. This way you can build a portfolio and get some good testimonials from happy clients.
Blogging is one of the best jobs for homeschool moms or anyone for that matter! We love blogging and make around $20,000 a month from our blogs. We have been blogging for several years and it gives us the financial freedom and flexibility that we love.
If you love writing about your passion and helping your readers to solve problems (like how to make more money!) then blogging might be very satisfying for you. It is not a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme, but it has unlimited earning potential if you are prepared to work hard.
We make money from affiliate marketing. This is a simple system where you refer your readers to products that you LOVE. If they purchase a product through one of your special tracking links, you receive a commission for the sale. Easy right?
If you refer your readers to resources that you love and you know they will benefit from – you both win! We often get 50% of sales that we refer and this can really mount up fast. There are many bloggers that make 6-figures a month from affiliate marketing! One of the most famous is Michelle Schroeder-Gardner.
We learned affiliate marketing from a premium site called Wealthy Affiliate. They offer a huge community of helpful people and a seemingly unlimited amount of training articles and videos. You can even start a free blog on their platform.
You can also check out our free step-by-step free tutorial on how to start a blog on WordPress.org (the most popular blogging platform). You can make money on your blog from affiliate marketing, advertising and sponsored posts.
If you are interested in making money teaching people a subject that you are an expert in then tutoring might be a good fit for you. You can offer tutoring to people through ads or Craigslist. Typically, tutors can earn up to about $50 per hour as freelancers. Not bad right?
You can also use VIPKID as discussed above or even try sites like TutorMe. Most tutoring jobs will not be done remotely (unlike VIPKID), you will most likely have to go to the students house to tutor them.
Swing Trading and Day Trading
Our final recommendation for homeschool moms to make extra money is stock trading. Stock trading can be extremely lucrative and a brilliant way to make some passive income. We make 10% to 20% per month trading stocks and that involves very little effort. We buy inexpensive stocks (typically less than $10 per share). We usually only hold the shares for a few days or a week at a time. We then sell them (hopefully for a profit) and then buy a different companies shares.
Sounds simple? It is simple, but it is not easy. The amount you can earn with stock trading depends on how much capital you have and what your strategy is. We know many stock traders that make over 200% profits on their initial capital in a single year!
If you want to get started trading stocks, then we recommend using a free stock trading broker (you need this in order to buy/sell shares) called RobinHood.
Side Note: Come and join our stock trading alerts Facebook group (How To Make Money With Stock Alerts Services)! We also have a Stock Alerts Reviewed YouTube channel which we hope are helpful. As a new trader it’s helpful to be part of a community of traders so you don’t feel you are battling the market alone!
We love buying stocks that have a high potential for great news to come out in just 1-4 days. If the news hits we can sometimes make 50% profits from that stock. If the news fails to materialize then we just sell the position for a small loss or breakeven. It is all about risk management and discipline.
Women often make better stock traders than men because they don’t let their ego’s get in the way of a trade. Men often hold losing trades waaaay too long, hoping that they were right and that the price will come back up.
Hopefully this article has taught you about how to make money while homeschooling. There are so many great ways to make money online that you can fit around your homeschooling schedule. You can contribute to your families income and even become the primary bread winner without even leaving your home!
Russell and Maleah
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