6 Supplemental Income Ideas for Homeschool Parents

January 20, 2016
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6 Supplemental Income Ideas for Homeschool Parents

To the family that chooses to live on a single salary in order to homeschool, a supplemental income that can be earned from home may sound too good to be true, but it doesn’t have to be. By tapping into your God-given talents, you can develop an in-home business with a workload that fits your family’s schedule. Here are six practical supplemental income options that may interest your homeschool family.

Tutor – You already help your own children with schoolwork, so why not put your knowledge of their studies to use helping other children succeed? Spread the news of your service by word of mouth or advertise in a local newspaper.

Child Care – It’s no secret that one of the perks of homeschooling is avoiding the outrageous fees charged by daycare providers. Starting a small-scale child care center in your home can help you earn a little extra cash while serving neighbors or family friends with affordable child care.

Freelance – Putting the skills you have to use is one of the easiest ways to supplement your family’s income. Many writers, editors, coders, graphic designers, and photographers freelance for a living. Explore the market to see where your skills can be put to use.

Music Lessons – Capitalize on your God-given musical talents by helping others develop their own. Especially if you own a piano, voice and instrumental lessons are easy to host in your own home.

Farmers’ Market – A great way to make some money, being a vendor at the local farmers’ market also serves as a handy teaching tool. Countless math, science, and life lessons can be gleaned from gardening and selling fruits and veggies with your kids.

Blog – Experience and advice from veteran homeschoolers is highly sought-after by new homeschool families. Explore opportunities to write curriculum reviews or guest blog on popular homeschool sites.