Back to School Job Ideas for the Stay at Home Mom
Back to school time can be a challenge for stay-at-home parents, from how to deal with the sudden absence of their kids to how to earn money for the upcoming holidays. For those stay-at-home parents, a back-to-school job could be the answer, and this blog takes a look at some of the best back-to-school jobs out there.
It has been a long and wonderful summer, but now the kids are heading back to school. As a stay-at-home mom, you have been privileged to spend quality time with your children, taking them to the park, embarking on extended family outings and going on long nature hikes.
As the summer comes to an end, it is time to take some time for yourself and look for smart ways to earn some extra cash. After all, the holiday season will be here before you know it, and now is the time to save.
In the past, back-to-school jobs were often hard to come by, and parents who typically stayed at home faced additional challenges. Things are somewhat easier for stay-at-home moms and dads these days, and some flexible back-to-school jobs fit the bill. The earning potential of these jobs varies, as do the qualifications and skills required. Even so, hopefully, one or more of these school-year job ideas will fit your situation, so you can start earning some extra cash as soon as the little ones head back to school.
School Bus Driver
This one is pretty obvious, and it has long been a staple of the stay-at-home mom community. Parents who drive school buses enjoy some valuable perks, including the chance to take their non-school-age children along for the ride.
Driving a school bus also guarantees that your schedule will closely coincide with that of your son or daughter, minimizing any time your child spends home alone. School bus drivers can also make an excellent income, especially for a part-time job, something that just adds to the appeal.
You will need the training to work as a school bus driver, but many districts are willing to provide that training free or at a low cost. If you love to drive and are not intimidated by large vehicles (or small children), the school bus driver can be an excellent back-to-school job.
Remote Customer Service Associate
When you think of customer service jobs, you may picture an endless cubicle farm, but that image is changing fast. More and more companies, from airlines to large retailers, are staffing their customer service departments with home workers, saving money on office space and giving stay-at-home moms another way to earn money.
The requirements for these jobs vary, as do the rate of pay and time commitment. Some employers offer extremely flexible schedules allowing their workers to log on and off as they wish. Others are more rigid, demanding set hours and a strong commitment. Either way, this job can be an excellent way to earn some money while the kids are in the classroom.
If you love animals, taking care of other people's pets is a great way to spend your days. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and some land, you could even open a doggy daycare or regular pet sitting service on your property.