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Work from Home Jobs Perfect For Parents with Toddlers

The time spent cuddling up to your bundle of joy is probably the best time of the day, but being a parent to a young child is not an easy feat. Parenting is challenging and time consuming, and it requires a lot of love, care, and effort. It really is hard work - but you wouldn’t want it any other way. Raising a child is also expensive. With the rising cost of living, an increasing number of parents are looking for a side hustle to make some extra money.

Nowadays, technology is a part of everyone’s daily life, and it’s your best friend when it comes to earning money from home. The number of opportunities to work from home (WFH) have increased exponentially in the last few years allowing parents from all walks of life to find a convenient way of generating a regular or additional income. This can help you take your stay-at-home parent skills to a whole new level!

Starting up as a remote worker is not particularly difficult, but it requires careful planning, good organisational skills and, like for any new experience, some getting used to. The advantages of this new work scenario are the convenience of working from the comfort of your own home - no more expensive and time-wasting commuting - and flexibility. Most remote jobs allow you to decide when to work and how many hours you want to dedicate to it.

In your planning, don’t forget to choose some safe activities and toys that will keep your toddler busy and engaged, while helping with their development.

Now, the moment you have been waiting for. Let’s see some money-making WFH ideas:

1. Completing online surveys. This is perhaps one of the easiest ways to make money from home. If you love to share your opinion in an articulate and helpful manner, this is right up your street, and you get paid for it! You could earn up to $5 to share your views for a few minutes.

2. Have you heard of affiliate marketing? Door-to-door sales, bulky stock, and inventory are a thing of the past, but the principle remains. You can simply promote the products you love and trust on social media or on your website. You get paid every time you make a sale, without the hassle of arranging the delivery!

3. Are you creative and artistic? Then, you could design custom-made T-shirts. You would be working in collaboration with a company that prints the product and sends it to the customer once the order is placed - no bulky stock, storage issues, and delivery plans. It’s truly hassle free!

4. If you like writing and enjoy reading and researching about different topics, freelance writing could be a great option for you. You can write articles and posts for people’s websites and blogs, as long as your writing skills are impeccable and you can keep your audience interested. 

5. You might prefer something that allows human interaction, perhaps with people from all over the world. If that’s the case, you might be the right person for private tutoring - online, of course! If you are wondering whether you’re the right person for the job or not, have a look at the key features below:

* You are patient
* You have good time-management skills
* You have strong knowledge in a specific subject.

Are you still trying to figure out what subject you’re an expert in? Don’t panic. If you are proficient in the English language - even if it isn’t your native language - you could teach English as a foreign language (TEFL). There are many people all over the world who are eager to learn English and are happy to learn online.

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Requirements to teach English online

To show that you are a professional teacher and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed, a 120-hour TEFL course is necessary. It can be attended online and you can study at your own pace and, upon completion, you’ll be able to teach English like a pro. Would you like to know more? Have a look at The TEFL Org survey here to find out how to teach English online. 

You will also need some technical equipment, which you might already have. A laptop with some storage space and a built-in camera and microphone. Ideally, you should set it up in a quiet and well-lit area where you don’t get interrupted.

The easiest way to start teaching English online is to rely on the support of established online language schools. They will deal with the admin and legal aspect of things, and they will also find students for you. You won’t have the freedom to set your own hourly rate, but you will enjoy a flexible timetable that fits around your busy lifestyle as a parent.

Here are some companies that could be suitable for you:

1. If you already have experience teaching young learners, Landi is a great option. They focus on building a strong rapport between students and teachers, as they believe it to be the best way to make the most of the children’s potential.

2. If you don’t feel confident about the ‘technical’ aspect of the English language, working with Cambli you can deliver conversational classes to learners who already have some knowledge of the language.

3. If you prefer to teach another language (instead of or as well as English), Italki is one of your options. You can choose to either work as a community tutor, to deliver conversational classes, or a professional teacher. Your pay will vary depending on the role you choose.

4. Lingoda is another online school where you can teach English and/or other languages. Their target audience are mainly European students. They offer ready-made lesson materials and plenty of support. It’s ideal if you are new to teaching. 

5. If you want to teach international students, Topica Native specialises in dealing with learners from South-East Asia. They guarantee 20 teaching hours a month as a minimum and welcome non-native speakers. 

6. LatinHire focuses on South American learners keen to learn all sorts of subjects, like Biology, Chemistry, Marketing and, of course, English.

Stay-at-home parent with a twist

There's nothing  quite as exciting, exhausting, and overwhelming as parenting. However, if you find that you’d like to earn some money while raising your child, there are plenty of options there for you, just at the click of a mouse!