Having a full-time job and kids can start to wear on your energy levels and feel you struggling to find a balance.  Although it’s crucial to make a living to be able to pay for your family, it’s also important to be present for your kids.

This is why a lot of parents opt for a home-based business which keeps them working in the same place where their children are.

Working at home has a lot of advantages. However, there are even more as a parent.  Being able to be present for your kids while still producing an income is one of the most rewarding.  If you’re ready to be a stay at home parent and create a business of your own, then here are some of the best ideas.

Teaching

The nice thing about being a teacher is that you can teach just about anything.  As an at-home teacher, your clients can come to you without you having to commute or bother with even leaving the house.

Try to think of things which you would be a good teacher for.  Perhaps you play the piano, or you could tutor college students.  Teaching English to ESL students is a great option as well.

If you don’t think you have what it takes to be a teacher yet, but you’re interested, you may want to consider getting certified in something that interests you.

Tech

If you are computer savvy then working at home can be a great option for you.  Being able to work from your computer means there are all sorts of options available to you from developing apps to designing web pages, to managing social media accounts.

Being able to set your own hours means you can work in increments which is ideal for a technical job which is usually paid by project completion rather than hourly.

Childcare

Since you’re already caring for your own children, why not make some extra cash watching a few other kids in the meantime.  They can play with your own kids and give you a great sense of community if they’re kids that live nearby.

Just be sure that you get certified and licensed since you can get into serious legal trouble otherwise.

Online Retail

Do you have a knack for arts and crafts or making clothing?  Creating your own website can be incredibly lucrative.  In many cases, you can easily ship from your own home without having to go to the post office depending on which mail carrier you use.

If you’re not interested in creating your own storefront, you can always join a site like Etsy or eBay which offer sellers a platform which already reaches a wide international audience.

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