Finding sources of income that still allow you to work from home seems to be on everyone’s radar. Are you a nanny who only works part-time in the evening or in the mornings? Are you a nanny with your own family ? For one reason or another, working from home is one of the most sought-after things out there. With good reason, right?!
Working from home allows flexibility, and the ability to be at home more with your family. How amazing does it sound to think that you can work at home without ever having to step foot inside an office setting again and be there for your children in the morning while they are getting ready for school, and be home waiting for them when they return home that evening? No more worrying about coordinating your own childcare or fighting with traffic! The good news? There are plenty of great jobs that can be done from home while the kids are in school and here are a few suggestions to help get your job search started.
Become an Uber/Lyft Driver
If you love driving and are looking for an absolutely flexible job, considering working for Uber or Lyft can be the perfect way to supplement your income. It’s not a job where you have to work every day, and if you don’t want to work during certain hours, you don’t have to. You literally have the option to create a schedule that will work around your needs, 100%.
Do you have an eye for detail? Creating a “studio” in a room in your home can be a great way to do something that you love, and earn some extra money while you’re at it. The great part about taking photos is that you don’t need a huge space to make it happen. A small room, a nice outdoor space or even just a great backdrop against a wall can all be viable options.
Altering or hemming clothes
One of the most popular activities of millions of Americans is to go shopping, but so often the clothing options that they purchase don’t actually “fit” them all that well. Standing at 5’0″, I can attest to this!! Own a sewing machine or sewing kit? There is money to be made! Offer to hem pants and dresses or even something as simple as sewing on buttons, adding zippers or fixing holes. Once the word gets out that you have that skill set, you’ll be amazed to see the need that people have for it.
Become a Virtual Assistant
The demand is high when it comes to the need of having a virtual assistant. Businesses and entrepreneurs can’t seem to keep up on everything that has to be done on a daily basis on their own, and this is where you would come in and help. Data entry, answering the phone, paying bills or even helping out with their social media posts are all just a few of the tasks that Virtual Assistants can do. The pay is good, the hours are able to be worked while your children are in school (and sometimes even when they are in bed at night), and you don’t ever have to worry about taking a step out of your front door to start your workday.
Do you have an eye for detail? If so, becoming a proofreader can be a lucrative way to earn money from home. Think about all the “words” out there in print in some form or another. Online magazines, newspapers, books…all those words need to have someone to edit and proofread them before they are published! Brush up on your proofreading and editing skills (as well as your English and grammar) and start searching for open positions. This is one job that you can start immediately and work on from the comfort of your own home.
Social Media Manager
Adults already spending millions of hours each and every month on all the varying social media channels, so why not get paid while you’re at it? Being a social media manager is a great job because you can literally do this from any location in the world where you can have internet. With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn as some of the biggest social media platforms in the world, there is plenty of companies and independent business owners looking for someone to take over and grow their accounts.
If you love to clean, this could be a perfect side gig for you while the kids are in school. Everyone has dirt in their homes…everyone has messes to clean up…and everyone wants someone else to do it! Start off by asking your friends and family if they know of anyone looking for house cleaning help, and you’ll be amazed at how everyone knows “someone” who is looking for good, quality help. Cleaning a few houses during the school week is a great way to earn some extra cash for you and your family.
Grocery stores across the nation are offering grocery delivery as an option to their customers now. This opens up an awesome opportunity for you to grab that opportunity and deliver groceries to homes while your kiddos are at school. It’s actually a pretty simple gig, because all you have to do is show up, grab the already bagged grocery order, drive and deliver. Most of these type of jobs pay hourly, and if you happen to get a tip for delivery, just count that as an extra bonus!
The best way to find a work at home job that you can do while the kids are in school is to think about what you enjoy doing, and where your skill sets lie and see how you can use those two traits to start to earn money. The options can be truly endless as long as you are open to trying out new avenues as well. Don’t forget about the best part of being able to work from home…You’ll be the first smiling face that your children see when they come running through that door!
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