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COVID-19 has drastically changed our lives as we know it.
Many schools have shut down for the rest of year AND nonessential businesses have been asked to close.
While some companies are giving leniency on when bills need to be paid and the stimulus checks are expected to be sent out, it’s hard having your income cut and not being sure if you’ll be able to recover financially.
Plus, when you add in having to homeschool your kids 5 days per week it seems like the options that you have to make money are limited.
Therefore, today I wanted to share with you nine ways that you can make money from home while also homeschooling your kids.
Let’s get started!
Do you typically work as a hairdresser, nail tech, personal trainer or skincare professional?
If so, you can use your current skill set to offer your services virtually.
With businesses like these closed for at least a month in most states, people who routinely use these services want solutions for keeping up with their routines.
Personal trainer…offer virtual consultations and/or do virtual training sessions.
Skincare professional…offer virtual skincare consultations that help people determine their skin type and the type of products that’ll work best for them.
Hairdresser or nail tech…offer virtual consultations that provide customers with easy hairstyles/nail maintenance ideas that they can manage doing at home themselves.
Virtual consultations can pretty much work for most industries. You just have to offer it to your current clients and share about it on your social media and wait for the interest to generate.
Are you an expert on a subject matter, have good wordplay, great grammar, and good research skills?
Becoming a freelance writer could be a good income source for you.
You can join sites such as BunnyStudios and nDash to gain access to article assignments and if you already have writing samples, by chance, you can even visit job boards such as ProBlogger to start attracting private clients.
The best part is, you can work on your writing work while the kids are doing reading or written work.
Furthermore, since freelance writing typically isn’t an hourly work at home job you can write when the kids are sleeping or whenever you have quiet time available.
It’s one of the best ways to make money at home as a parent because you can adapt your work to the schedule that works best for you.
If you worked as a receptionist, have good computer skills, are a people person, or are just a fast learner taking on some virtual assistant roles can bring you in some money while still allowing you to homeschool your kids.
The tasks vary as to what you’ll be doing, but they can range from anything from scheduling out social media posts, data entry, email management, making travel arrangements, managing a CEO’s calendar, and onboarding new hires.
Typically you don’t need any qualifications to get started as a virtual assistant. You just need references to validate your job performance and be willing to learn new systems as you go.
To get started providing virtual assistant services you can check out various Facebook groups for virtual assistants and remote executive assistants.
This is the type of business model that has the potential to be hugely profitable. Entrepreneur Jason Vanclef explains that his business model is based on not his own success but his clients’ successes, which is exactly how you’ll be measuring your success as a virtual assistant.
Start a Blog
If you’re looking to start a passive income stream starting a blog is a great idea.
You’ll have to decide on your niche and invest a little money for startup expenses (i.e. domain name and hosting), however, its a passive income source that could potentially replace your full-time income, in the long run, depending on how much time you put into it.
If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a blogger there’s never been a more perfect time to get started.
Make sure you check out my quick start blogging guide for an in-depth step by step tutorial that will help set you up for success.
Provide Email or Chat Support
One thing that COVID-19 has caused to positively shift is the influx of customer support positions that are available.
While I understand how hard it can be to work a phone job with kids, another income source that has opened up is providing email or chat support.
This will typically require you to work certain hours, but when working email or chat support positions you don’t need to have a quiet background since you’re not on the phone.
Platforms like FlexJobs, Indeed, and UpWork are great options for securing this type of work at home gig. AND in some cases, you can even be hired as an employee, which means you’ll have access to healthcare benefits and other perks.
You just need to be a people person, have a decent typing speed, and have great customer service skills.
Offer Services on Reddit
If you’re looking for quick income, offering your services on Reddit could be a great solution.
The ForHire subreddit is very active and folks hire and offer all sorts of services ranging from graphic design, virtual assistants, writing, eCommerce support, and more.
Additionally, the minimum rate for the subreddit is $15 per hour.
Provide Virtual Teaching Lessons
Are you a teacher? Do you have a bachelor’s degree? Are skilled at homeschooling your own kids?
If so, you’re a great candidate for virtual teaching lessons.
You can either join a company where you are matched with students or you can offer virtual teaching lessons to the parents from your school that doesn’t have the time to homeschool themselves.
Plus, when doing this, you can also be teaching your kids at the same time, which means you earning an income for something you were already doing anyway.
Social Media Management Services
Companies need to focus on social media marketing more than ever. The problem is it takes a long time to effectively manage multiple social media feeds.
If you’re a social media whizz and you want a job you can do as and when you want, social media management services are highly profitable.
Recently, I personally haven’t seen too many hiring posts for social media managers. However, you can wrangle in some clients by cold pitching companies that are not actively updating their social media profiles.
Participate in Virtual Studies
If you’re not really too worried about finances at the moment, but want to do something to generate some extra spending money, virtual studies would probably be a good fit for you.
Virtual studies typically involve you answering questions on matters like the things you buy, your opinions on current affairs, and the way you live your life.
Payment usually various from anywhere from $50 – $300 per study depending on what’s required.
Conclusion: You Can Make Money While Stuck at Home And Homeschooling
Having to homeschool and worrying about finances is stressful.
COVID-19 has shaken up everyone’s world.
However, hopefully, while you’re stuck at home you can find a way to generate some money using these ideas provided today.
What are you doing to balance finances and homeschooling?