Thirty Ways to Make Money While Homeschooling

"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8).

Homeschooling creates its own unique financial challenges. Having one parent as the single bread winner and one parent teaching at home 24/7 can leave funds a bit short for not only monthly living expenses, but also for the extra money needed to pay for curriculum, supplies, field trips, and outside learning activities.

Although a small home business may be a feasible solution for some families, many homeschool parents aren't able to put a large amount of time and energy toward extra financial pursuits. So, what can the average, full-time homeschool parent do to bring in a little extra cash to balance the family budget? Here are 30 money-making suggestions you might explore to keep your homeschool household operating in the black:

1. Farmers' market garden produce and baked goods
2. Babysitting/day care/after school care for public school students
3. Tutoring/teaching
4. Freelance writing - homeschool blogs/articles/product reviews/newsletters/résumés
5. Music lessons
6. Mobile laundry service/dry cleaning delivery
7. Personal shopper
8. Church janitor/organist/pianist
9. Direct sales - books/beauty products/kitchen items
10. Grocery delivery service
11. House/office cleaning
12. Hand-written advertising/calligraphy/signage
13. Cake decorating
14. Data entry/bookkeeping/tax preparation
15. Medical transcription
16. Sewing alterations
17. Homeschool consultant/homeschool co-op instructor
18. Massage therapist
19. Home-based foreign language translator
20. Personal sports coach/fitness trainer
21. Small appliance repair/handy man
22. Mobile text answering service/call center representative
23. Virtual customer service/virtual assistant
24. Internet options - online surveys/affiliate marketing/pay per click/Ebay
25. Arts and crafts - drawings/paintings/seasonal crafts/hand-made soaps, jewelry, ceramics
26.Web-based stock photography
27. Yard work/lawn mowing/landscaping
28. House sitting
29. Dog walking/critter sitting
30. Homeschool curriculum writer

Ultimately, the sky's the limit! With the Lord's guidance and an honest self-evaluation of your talents and abilities, you can make money at home pursuing almost anything you love to do.

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