Ten Side Hustles for a Homeschooling Mom: Unleash Your Potential!

Sep 9 / Delana Green

Homeschooling can be such an exciting, but challenging chapter of a parent's life.  

How do I get started? 
How do I socialize?
How do I go from two incomes, to one?

Our focus today? That last question. It is the number one question I see in homeschool mom groups. 

So if you have ever asked...
What's a good side job for me? I have some ideas below. 
Juggling your role as an educator and running a household is no small feat, but did you know there are plenty of ways to bring in some extra cash while staying true to your passion for educating your little ones? In this blog post, we'll explore ten side hustle ideas that not only help you with your financial responsibilities but also let you embrace your unique personality and skills. Plus, we'll dive into one exciting opportunity - affiliate marketing with Greenhouse Music - that could be a game-changer for you. Let's dive in!

Show Off Your Skills

I started freelancing at the age of 18 as a music teacher. Now it is over 13 years later, and I've grown that very business to support my family of five. On this one income. 
But it wasn't always that way, there were many times were enrollment was low in my early years, and I was often searching for other side hustles that could help. 
Freelancing can start small, but it's a great way to explore and gain skills. 
Some options:

Upwork, Fiverr etc
Are you a wordsmith, a design wizard, or a social media sorcerer? Freelancing platforms like Upwork and Fiverr can be your best friends. Use them to showcase your talents and connect with clients who need your expertise.

Virtual Assistant: The Super Organizer
Businesses are always on the lookout for virtual assistants to help manage emails, schedules, and social media. This flexible job lets you earn money while maintaining your home's heartbeat.
(Trust me, I've even been looking recently. Small businesses need tons of help.)

Pet Sitting or Dog Walking: Furry Friends FTW
If you're an animal lover, consider offering pet sitting or dog walking services in your neighborhood. You can earn money while getting your daily dose of cuteness.

Affiliate Marketing

Now, let's zoom in on a fascinating way to make extra money - affiliate marketing. It's all about promoting products or services and earning a commission for every sale generated through your referral. There is a major difference between this and "Network Marketing" in my opinion.
One obvious major option is Amazon. (But they are very specific on where and how you are allowed to share links) 
I've been a minor affiliate for both Amazon and Flodesk. I share products I like in blogs like these (with transparency) and earn commissions. Unlike Multi Level Marketing or Network Marketing, Affiliates don't pay to start. Big bonus in my book!

In fact, I actually like Affiliate Marketing as a side hustle so much that, I decided to make it an option for my business. 
Greenhouse Music offers an incredible opportunity for homeschooling moms like us.
My business baby- Greenhouse Music is a stellar online music education platform offering top-notch lessons for kids. By becoming an affiliate, you can earn commissions for every customer you introduce to our platform.

It's perfect for us, as it merges our passion for education and family, while doing the same for you. To get started with Greenhouse Music affiliate marketing, you can 
CLICK HERE to sign up. Once approved, you'll receive exclusive affiliate links and marketing materials. Share these gems on your blog, social media, or within your homeschooling network, and start raking in commissions for every successful referral.

Many small businesses offer this as an option. Check out your favorite companies- they will have it listed usually at the bottom of the website. 

Never Leave The House?

Online Surveys and Market Research: Share Your Opinions
Various websites and apps pay you for participating in surveys and market research studies. It's not a major income source, but it's a simple way to earn money during your downtime.
Home Baking or Cooking: Culinary Creativity
Are you a master in the kitchen? Turn your culinary talents into a side hustle. Sell homemade goodies, offer catering services, or create meal prep kits for local customers.
Airbnb Hosting: Open Your Doors
If you have a spare room or property, why not become an Airbnb host? Renting out your space can provide a steady stream of income, especially if you live in a tourist-friendly location.

Virtual Event Planner: If you have a knack for organization and love planning, consider becoming a virtual event planner. Many individuals and businesses are hosting online events, webinars, and virtual parties. Your expertise in coordinating details, managing schedules, and ensuring everything runs smoothly can be a valuable service. You can find clients looking for event planners on platforms like Upwork or by networking within your local community.

Online Course Creator: Are you knowledgeable in a particular subject or skill? Create and sell online courses. Platforms like Udemy, Teachable, and Coursera allow you to design and sell your courses to a global audience. Whether it's cooking, homeschooling tips, digital marketing, or any other expertise you possess, turning it into an online course can generate passive income over time.

Remote Customer Service Representative: Many companies hire remote customer service representatives to handle customer inquiries, resolve issues, and provide support via phone, email, or chat. If you have excellent communication skills and can work from a quiet home office, this could be a great fit. Look for job listings on websites like FlexJobs and Indeed for remote customer service positions.

Remember, the key to a successful side hustle is finding something that aligns with your skills, interests, and schedule. Choose the side hustle that suits you best, and you'll be well on your way to boosting your income while managing your household and family responsibilities.
Homeschooling moms, you are incredible, and you have so much to offer beyond the classroom. Affiliate marketing with Greenhouse Music is just one of the fantastic ways to let your unique personality and talents shine while earning extra income. Remember, you've got this! With determination and a sprinkle of your personal flair, you can achieve financial success while doing what you love most - being an awesome parent.


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