Many parents, find it hard to balance a full-time job and take care of their kids. As many jobs become more time-intensive and stressful, it’s becoming harder than ever to keep on to of work commitments while caring for their little ones. So, if you need to bring in some cash to the household while being a great mum or dad, the right part time job could be the solution.
However, some part time jobs are better suited to parenting than others. Even if you’re only working part time hours, you don’t want your work to get in the way of you picking your kids up from school or helping them with their home work.
Here are 8 part-time jobs that you’ll enjoy doing anf will let make a decent regular income while nurturing your kids at the same time.
- Online Tutoring
If you like teaching and love working with kids, you can try your hand at online tutoring part-time. As an online tutor you can reach students anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. You can take advantage of different time zones to teach other kids while yours are at school. It is an excellent way to earn a decent steady income on your own schedule.
Becoming a childminder is an excellent part-time job for stay-at-home parents. Childminders look after the kids of other busy parents from their own homes, so can work while caring for their own little ones. Keep in mind that to be a childminder, you must be suitably qualified and register with the appropriate authorities. You can apply for registration at Ofsted directly or go through an agency that will provide childminder training and help you get registered hassle-free.
If you have an eye for detail when it comes to written content, you could make a perfect proofreader. Publishers, website owners, bloggers, and marketing companies are always on the lookout for quality proofreading services to find grammar, spelling, consistency, and style errors in their copy. This is a great job for busy parents because it’s something you can do entirely at home and on your own schedule.
- Music Instruction
If you can play a musical instrument well or are a talented singer, you can give music lessons at your home or online. This is more suited to parents of older children, as you’ll need a quiet and uninterrupted space to give your classes. Through giving lessons, you’ll also be able to keep up with your passion for music and maintain your skills.
- Graphic Designing
If you have experience in design or are interested in getting qualified in this area, you can become a successful graphic designer and earn a comfortable income from home. This is a great profession for busy parents, because you can create logos, designing pamphlets, beautifying websites, and developing ad and information materials for different clients on your own schedule and within as many hours a week that you have available.
- Social Media Management
Becoming a social media manager is another excellent way to earn money by working a few hours every day from home. Most businesses have a social media presence these days, but many small and medium-sized businesses cannot afford to pay a full-time employee to maintain them. If spending time on social media is something you enjoy and you have a bit of creativity, you can easily put this to good use as a part-time or freelance social media manager.
- Freelance Writing
If you have a flair for writing, you’ll find a big market for freelance writing, another job that you can do from your home and on your own schedule. There are a range of freelance writing opportunities available, from ghost writing and content for businesses, to establishing your own blog. For example, as a parent, you can write about parenting and share your first-hand experiences and knowledge on the subject on a parenting blog.
Transcription involves listening to audio and converting it into text, a service that is in demand across a range of industries. Some transcription work is of a general nature, and while others are more specialized. For example, if you have basic knowledge of the medical field and know medical terminology, you can work part-time as a medical transcriptionist. You will need to listen medical dictation and type it up to convert it into a text file. This is an in-demand service that can be well paid.
These are just a few of things you can do as a parent to make a part-time income. Optimism, preparation, and hard work can take you places. The right part-time job can even allow you to earn a comparative salary to a full-time job while letting you to take care of your kids as a responsible and loving parent.