Best Jobs for Homeschool Moms: Profitable Work-at-Home Roles

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Have you ever wondered, “What are the best jobs for homeschool moms?” As a homeschooling mom, you balance lesson plans, science experiments, and family life. But did you know you can earn extra money while managing all this?

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It’s true. With a reliable internet connection, you can find the perfect fit for a work-at-home job that suits your schedule and boosts your income.

Intrigued? Let’s explore some of the best jobs for homeschool moms that offer flexibility and a chance to earn extra money.

FYI – My posts usually include affiliate links.

Virtual Assistant Jobs

Becoming a virtual assistant is one of the best work-at-home jobs for homeschool moms. This role offers flexible hours and the ability to work from home.

Role and Responsibilities of a Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant, you handle tasks such as email management, scheduling appointments, and social media management. Some VAs specialize in customer service or bookkeeping. With a reliable internet connection, you can help businesses stay organized while also managing your homeschooling responsibilities.

To get started, identify your existing skills that could benefit others. Whether it’s managing social media accounts or organizing schedules, there’s a demand for various VA skills. A course in bookkeeping basics, for instance, can be a great place to start if you’re good with numbers.

Additional Tasks for Virtual Assistants

The work you could do as a VA is limited only by your imagination. Over the years, I’ve worked with several excellent assistants in my own business. They’ve helped me with graphic design, scheduling social media, graphic resizing, and writing meta descriptions, among other things.

Here are a few more ideas.

  • Customer Service: Manage customer inquiries and provide support.
  • Bookkeeping: Keep track of financial records for small businesses.
  • Content Creation: Write blog posts, create social media content, and manage digital marketing campaigns.
  • Administrative Support: Handle data entry, manage calendars, and organize files.

Benefits of Being a Virtual Assistant

Here are some of the benefits of working as a virtual assistant when you’re a homeschooling family.

  • Flexible Work Hours: You can set your own schedule.
  • Work From Home: No need for a daily commute.
  • Variety of Tasks: From administrative work to specialized tasks, there’s something for everyone.

Resources to Get Started

The VA Handbook offers comprehensive guides on starting your VA business.

And Upwork and Fiverr are platforms where you can find VA jobs.

Freelance Writing Opportunities

If you have a knack for storytelling and enjoy writing, freelance writing is a great option. This job offers flexibility and allows you to work on your own schedule from home. 

When I decided to stay home after my daughter was born 14 years ago, I knew I wanted to start my own business. Freelance writing seemed a good alternative to returning to my full-time job as a financial advisor.

I started by writing about what I knew: financial planning. I wrote about credit, mortgages and saving for retirement. Over the years my client roster grew to include many of the major financial institutions and insurance companies in Canada and the United States.

When my youngest daughter was born, I was starting our homeschooling journey with my older daughter. Honestly, I found freelance writing to be the best way for me to make money quickly with young children at home.

When I didn’t have a lot of time, I took on less work. I scheduled interviews and phone calls during nap times. I tried to stick to a set schedule and wrote article drafts each morning from 5:00 to 8:00 a.m. 

Now that the girls are in middle school and my main website, An Off Grid Life, has grown so much,  my work schedule has changed again. I work each morning and afternoon.

Getting Started with Freelance Writing

The internet is full of platforms seeking talented writers. Websites like Upwork and Freelancer offer new working homeschool moms opportunities to earn extra money by writing blog posts, articles, and more.

Blogging can also become a source of passive income. With good SEO practices and quality content, your blog can attract more readers over time.

Tips for Success

Building a profitable freelance writing business takes hard work and time. Yet it is doable. Use these tips to succeed.

Improve Your Writing Skills: Consider taking courses in copywriting or creative writing.

Build a Portfolio: Start with smaller projects to build a portfolio that showcases your skills.

Network: Join online communities and Facebook groups for freelance writers to find job opportunities and get advice.

Types of Freelance Writing

When it comes to freelance writing, you’ll find all sorts of projects. Some of my work has included writing blog posts, copywriting, creating financial ebooks, ghostwriting thought leadership pieces, and social media content for banks.

Here are some options.

  • Content Writing: Create articles, blog posts, and web content for businesses.
  • Copywriting: Write persuasive content for marketing materials, including ads and sales pages.
  • Technical Writing: Develop manuals, guides, and documentation for technical products.
  • Creative Writing: Write fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction for publications. (Note: these don’t pay as well unless you start getting into self-publishing.)

Platforms for Freelance Writers

When I started writing online many years ago, there were just a few major players in the freelance writing job platform world. Today, however, I often find “gigs” in LinkedIn groups and posts, as well as through several email newsletters.

Here are a few of the tried-and-true platforms where work-at-home homeschool moms might find freelance writing work.

Selling Printables on Etsy

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Selling printables on Etsy can turn your creative passion into a source of passive income. This is a great idea for homeschooling moms who create educational materials and whose skill set includes creative ways to present them.

Creating Successful Printables

The first step is to create unique and appealing printables. Your target audience includes teachers and homeschooling families looking for quality educational materials. Focus on making your resources visually engaging and valuable.

Types of Printables to Sell

When it comes to selling printables, you’re limited only by your imagination. And I’m discovering that homeschool moms are uniquely suited to this market.

That’s because if you’re anything like me when I can’t find a unit study for a topic one of the kids wants to learn about, I create one.

So why not share that work with other homeschool families who could benefit?

I love the idea of a homeschool Etsy printables shop so much that I started my own last year. I have a backlog of printables to upload to them. In fact, I’m teaching my teenager how to upload them and sparking her own teenage entrepreneurial ideas.

Here are a few ideas for homeschool printables to help you get started.

  • Lesson Plans: Create comprehensive lesson plans for various subjects and grade levels.
  • Worksheets: Develop worksheets that cover different topics, such as math, science, and language arts.
  • Planners: Design planners for teachers, students, and homeschooling families.
  • Decorative Printables: Create posters, charts, and other decorative items for classrooms and homeschool spaces.

Tips for Selling on Etsy

Before you set up your Etsy store, make a plan and prepare. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Research the Market

Look at what other sellers offer and find a niche that separates you from the crowd.

Create High-Quality Designs

Use design software like Adobe Illustrator or Canva to create professional-looking printables. Better yet, join a quality membership to get done-for-you printable templates that are easy to customize.

I love Premium PLR for Bloggers. Mallaury’s ideas are so unique and easy to change to suit my brand.

Optimize Your Listings

Use keywords in your product titles and descriptions to improve search visibility. The folks over at Gold City Ventures have a very thorough course on how to do this for Etsy or your own Shopify shop or WooCommerce shop.

Benefits of Selling Printables

The number one benefit of selling printables as a way to make money while homeschooling is the passive income. Once created, printables can be sold repeatedly without additional effort. And that little “cha-ching” sound on my phone each time I have a Shopify shop sale makes me so happy!

Selling printables online also means a flexible schedule. You can create printables in your own time. I make mine when I have a lull in paid client work, or in the summer when we take a two week break from homeschooling.

At the moment, my Shopify shop focuses on homesteading and homeschool printables for forest schooling, life skills, and outdoor skills. And my WooCommerce shop is just getting populated with printables for working homeschool moms.

However neither one of those shops gets much traffic. Platforms like Etsy make sense for beginner printable shops because they have a built-in audience and marketing opportunities. So a platform like Etsy provides a great place to sell your work.

Resources to Get Started

Here are a few resources to help you get started.

I have taken Suzy Whitford’s course Printables by Numbers. I’m currently working through the Gold City Ventures course to finish fleshing out my Etsy and WooCommerce shops.

In the past, I took Monica Froese’s Shopify workshop, which was chock-full of immediately actionable tasks. As mentioned, I’m also a member of Premium PLR for Bloggers.

Since I currently run five different niche websites, I’m also a member of Ivory Mix for stock photos and more PLR printables.

So if you want an honest review of any of them, just leave a comment below or send me an email. I’m happy to share my thoughts.

Online Teaching Jobs

Online teaching is another excellent fit for homeschool moms. With platforms like VIPKid, Qkids, and Outschool, you can teach students from around the world.

Getting Started with Online Teaching

To begin, ensure you have the necessary educational qualifications, such as a bachelor’s degree and a good internet connection. Your job will involve creating lesson plans and conducting live sessions.

Types of Online Teaching Jobs

Online teaching from home has exploded as a career since I began working from home. Today, you have several different options to explore.

Through English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching, you will teach English to students in non-English-speaking countries. If you prefer tutoring, start a business to provide one-on-one or group tutoring in subjects like math, science, and language arts.

Another option for more experienced homeschooling mothers could be to launch a homeschool support business where you offer guidance and support to other homeschooling families.

Online Teaching Platforms

If you love teaching, consider become an online teacher to make extra money at home while homeschooling your children. Each online platform has different requirements, so do your research.

One of the most popular online teaching platforms hiring work-at-home teachers is Outschool. Outschool provides a platform for teaching a wide range of subjects to students around the world.

My daughters have taken many Outschool classes over the past eight years and will continue to try new classes in September.

Perhaps you could teach English as a Secondl Language (ESL). If so, another option is VIPkid, which offers one-on-one English lessons to Chinese students.

Benefits of Online Teaching

Here are some of the benefits of teaching online to earn money at home.

  • Flexible Hours: Choose your teaching schedule.
  • Work From Home: Conduct classes from the comfort of your home.
  • Impactful Work: Help students achieve their educational goals.

Blogging as a Homeschool Mom

Blogging is a great way for homeschool moms to share their experiences and earn extra money. It involves more than writing posts; it also includes managing social media accounts and engaging with your audience.

Now I should mention that blogging as a homeschool mom is a BIG topic. In fact, you’ll find entire websites, courses, and workshops on how to do just that. But I’m including it here because earning ad revenue, affiliate income and getting paid for sponsored posts are absolutely valid ways to make passive income as a homeschooling mom.

Setting Up Your Blog

Start by setting up your blog through a host like WPX. I’ve been using them to host five of my niche sites for the past five years and they’re amazing.

Next, create content that resonates with other homeschool families, such as sharing lesson plans or science experiments.

Tips for Successful Blogging

Homeschool blogging can be a lot of work, but it’s worth it. Here are some tips to help you succeed.

Choose a Niche

Focus on a specific area of homeschooling to attract a targeted audience. For example, this blog is specifically for busy working homeschool moms juggling businesses or professional careers, homemaking and homeschooling.

Create Quality Content

Write informative and engaging posts that provide value to your readers. Luckily, today you’ll find many helpful tools to plan, create, and polish your posts. Some of the tools I use to save time and create polished blog posts daily include RankIQ, Canva, and Grammarly.

Promote Your Blog

This is another HUGE topic but it is oh so important. Basically, you’ll use social media platforms to share your posts and engage with your audience.

Post shareable quote, memes, ideas, and engage with homeschool moms on the platforms they frequent. Generally, Facebook and Instagram are good places to start, although TikTok and YouTube are rapidly becoming popular with younger homeschool moms.

And to be totally honest, I haven’t invested nearly enough time or effort in marketing my own homeschool site on any of these platforms. So far, my email newsletter and Pinterest have been the traffic sources I’ve focused on.

I do, however, have recommendations on where to learn about marketing on all these platforms as I’ve written about them extensively as a freelance marketing ghostwriter. So let me know if you’d like to know!

Monetizing Your Blog

Once you’ve built an audience, monetize your blog through ads, sponsored posts, and affiliate marketing. This can turn your blog into a source of passive income.

Ways to Monetize Your Blog

There are many different ways to monetize a blog. Here are the three most popular.

Affiliate Marketing

Promote products, courses and curriculum and earn a commission on sales made through your affiliate links. For example, when I write about Outschool classes I always include an affiliate link.

I do the same when I mention the Sonlight Curriculum we’ve used from preschool through the eighth grade. But honestly, one of the easiest affiliate marketing methods to use for new homeschool bloggers is

Sponsored Posts

Write posts sponsored by companies that want to reach your audience. The Teach book review post I wrote last year is one example. The Throga Voice Lessons post is another. And finally, the MyTekLab one started as a sponsored post as well.


Display ads on your blog through platforms like Google Adsense, Mediavine or Raptive.

When I started my first site back in 2010, I monetized through Google Adsense. In 2018, my off grid living and homesteading site grew so much that it qualified for Mediavine. And just two months ago, it hit 141,000+ pageviews a month, so I made the leap to Raptive, formerly AdThrive, which requires 100,000 pageviews.

Now, in the spring of 2024, both Mediavine and Raptive introduced new programs for smaller sites to get monetized sooner. I’ve had great experiences with both companies. So if you have any questions, just let me know.

A Homeschool Blog Takes Time to Make Money

Just so we’re clear. While I absolutely love earning passive income from my niche sites, including this one, it took me literally years to become profitable. So if you need to earn money quickly, look at one of the other options first.

In my case I built up a comfortable freelance writing clientele to provide a steady monthly income. Then I worked on my off grid and homesteading site until it began earning a respectable four figure monthly income.

Now I’m building this site and a food blog to the four figure monthly range. But it takes time and effort.

Remote Customer Service Jobs

Remote customer service jobs are a great option for homeschool moms who enjoy helping others. These jobs typically involve handling customer inquiries, providing support, and resolving issues.

Getting Started with Remote Customer Service

To begin, ensure you have a good internet connection and a quiet home office. Many companies provide training, so prior experience is not always necessary.

Types of Remote Customer Service Jobs

Think carefully about the type of customer service jobs you could do from home. If your children are older and/or fairly quiet, a phone support position could be a good option.

  • Phone Support: Handle customer inquiries and issues over the phone.
  • Email Suppor: Respond to customer emails and provide assistance.
  • Chat Support: Offer real-time support through online chat platforms.

Benefits of Remote Customer Service Jobs

  • Flexible Hours: Many companies offer part-time and flexible schedules.
  • Work From Home: No need to commute, saving time and money.
  • Job Stability: Customer service roles are in high demand and can provide steady income.

Resources to Find Remote Customer Service Jobs

Data Entry Jobs

Data entry jobs are ideal for homeschool moms who have strong attention to detail and good typing skills. These roles involve entering and managing data for businesses.

Getting Started with Data Entry

To begin, ensure you have a good internet connection and basic computer skills. Many data entry jobs require minimal training, making them accessible for beginners.

Types of Data Entry Jobs

  • Basic Data Entry: Enter data into spreadsheets or databases.
  • Transcription: Convert audio recordings into written text.
  • Medical Transcription: Transcribe medical records and reports.

Benefits of Data Entry Jobs

  • Flexible Hours: Many data entry jobs offer part-time and flexible schedules.
  • Work From Home: No need to commute, making it easier to balance homeschooling responsibilities.
  • Low Barrier to Entry: Minimal training required, making it accessible for beginners.

Resources to Find Data Entry Jobs

Direct Sales Jobs

Direct sales jobs involve selling products directly to consumers, often through parties, online platforms, or social media. If you love sales, are sociable and determined, this can be a good way for homeschool moms to earn extra money.

Getting Started with Direct Sales

To begin, choose a company that offers products you are passionate about. Many direct sales companies provide training and support to help you succeed.

Types of Direct Sales Jobs

  • Party Sales: Host parties to showcase and sell products.
  • Online Sales: Sell products through social media platforms and online stores.
  • Catalog Sales: Distribute catalogs and take orders from customers.

Benefits of Direct Sales Jobs

  • Flexible Hours: Set your own schedule and work at your own pace.
  • Social Interaction: Meet new people and build a network of customers.
  • Potential for Growth: Opportunities to build a team and earn additional income through commissions.

Resources to Get Started

So way back when my two oldest children were small, I sold Mary Kay from home. And this was after having sold real estate for several years.

I had a large social network in real life, but I did find it tough going. Just like blogging, it takes time to build a direct sales business when you are homeschooling children too. It is doable, but it may take some time before you see your first big commission checks.

Graphic Design Jobs

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Graphic design jobs are perfect for homeschool moms with a creative flair. These roles involve creating visual content for businesses, including logos, advertisements, and social media graphics.

Getting Started with Graphic Design

To begin, ensure you have the necessary design software and a good internet connection. Build a portfolio of your work to showcase your skills to potential clients.

Types of Graphic Design Jobs

  • Logo Design: Create logos for businesses and organizations.
  • Advertisement Design: Design print and digital advertisements.
  • Social Media Graphics: Create graphics for social media posts and campaigns.

Benefits of Graphic Design Jobs

  • Creative Outlet: Use your creativity to create visually appealing content.
  • Flexible Hours: Many graphic design jobs offer part-time and flexible schedules.
  • Work From Home: No need to commute, making it easier to balance homeschooling responsibilities.

Resources to Get Started

The Best Jobs for Homeschool Moms are Remote Work

Discovering the best jobs for homeschool moms doesn’t have to be complicated. There are just so many options out there.

Virtual assistant work, freelance writing, selling printables on Etsy, homeschool curriculum development, online teaching, remote customer service, data entry, direct sales, and graphic design are just a few.

The truth is that with today’s technology, you have plenty of opportunities to earn extra money while managing your homeschooling responsibilities. Use these insights to start making informed choices today and expand your horizons as a working homeschooling mom.

Best Jobs for Homeschool Moms FAQs

I hope you found some inspiration in this post! I enjoyed writing it. Please reach out to me at if you have more questions.

How can a homeschool mom make extra money?

Homeschool moms can earn more through remote jobs like online teaching, freelance writing, or virtual assistance. Selling printables on Etsy is another way to boost income.

What do homeschool moms do for work?

Many homeschool moms juggle their teaching duties with home-based gigs such as blogging, creating and selling digital products, offering tutoring services, or becoming an online educator.

How can I homeschool while working full-time from home?

Good planning skills are necessary to manage both tasks efficiently. Organize your day around key priorities and leverage flexible job options that fit into your schedule. Family support can also make balancing homeschooling and work easier.

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