Part-Time Stay at Home Work Ideas that Leave Time for Parenting

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It’s hard to imagine bringing another task to the mix, between cooking, bathing, and playing with your children. Yet finding another work in addition to your full-time parent responsibilities is a perfect way to provide additional money for your family.

Remote work can be a fun outlet for your artistic interests, and if you find yourself trapped at home and need some interaction beyond what your children can provide, it can be a nice way to communicate with other adults.

A lot of jobs can be done these days remotely due to the internet, which means they can be done on your schedule as well. Explore these suggestions for stay-at-home parents for part-time home work ideas that you can do, especially during the quarantine.

Part-Time Stay at Home Work Ideas that Leave Time for Parenting
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Transcriber

Create your schedule by browsing a collection of potential audio files to transcribe and pick the ones that best fit for you, depending on the complexity rating of the file and its due date.

For this work, you’re entirely on your own timetable, able to type in a few minutes of audio here or there when you’ve got some spare time if you’re waking up in the middle of the night or getting some leisure when dinner is in the oven.

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See job portals such as Indeed, or apply directly to services such as Rev or TranscribeMe. If you’re an excellent typist with proper grammar and punctuation, this work is ideal for you.

Online Coach

To someone who is goal-oriented, inspirational, and wants to help others excel in life, this is perfect. Coaches communicate with clients and create strategies to help them achieve their goals and targets.

According to NLPTraining.com’s Rachel Hott Ph.D., “think about your strengths and specialize in a niche that you’re passionate about, like IT, health, or management.”

Communication tools such as FaceTime and Zoom make it easy to manage a coaching practice at home, without actually visiting clients in person.

You can get trained and certified to be a coach, even if it’s not mandatory. Specific platforms such as Indeed list opportunities for companies seeking to recruit coaches.

Part-Time Stay at Home Work Ideas that Leave Time for Parenting
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Proofreader

Check through documents for more significant picture issues such as seeing if statements sound right, if there are all the details required to understand a subject, and minor things like sentence structure, word usage, and spelling.

You can get into this job by getting individual assignments, and over time, you can create a list of clients who return to you with regular work.

See job websites such as LinkedIn and Indeed, and even sites such as remote.co. This is suited to word nerds who know the difference between ‘their’, ‘they’re’, and ‘there’. If you can comfortably use a semicolon, then this could be a good work option for you.

Virtual Tutor

An online tutor can be former teachers who have experienced helping others in subjects such as mathematics, writing, reading, or a foreign language.

Teach basic skills to children, support them with their homework, and give them problems in the practice to train them before a test.

When you’re virtually tutoring, you can schedule out an hour of tutoring or offer after-school tutoring sessions for children in the evenings while the kids are sleeping.

Check job listings on career websites such as Indeed or reach out to people in your network, such as teachers of your children and their friends’ parents, to let them know you’re willing and available.

Part-Time Stay at Home Work Ideas that Leave Time for Parenting

Conclusion

If you want to do something when you can’t sleep after feedings in the middle of the night or if you want to keep busy during nap time, there are plenty of jobs for stay-at-home moms or parents who can adjust to suit your routine.

Of course, it can be a process to find the work that is right for you — and even to know where to start. But you’re going to do well in taking advice from those who have effectively found part-time jobs that still give them home-school and caring time for their children.

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