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8 online jobs for stay at home dads and mums

Being a stay at home dad or mum is a full-time job but unfortunately, it doesn’t always come with full-time paycheque. As a result, the time of relying on just one income is long over for many people. We have put together 8 online jobs for stay at home dads and mums. These money-making ideas can be pursued when your children are at school or asleep, or possibly even when they are awake and demanding your attention. The earnings potential is modest, and not every opportunity will be right for you, but every little helps and it soon adds up!

The best jobs for stay at home dads or mums allow parents to actually spend time with their kids and generate enough income so they don’t have to depend on anyone else. This can range from a Youtube channel superstar to, tutoring, or freelancing. 

1. My dad is a YouTube superstar

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Possibly one of the best online jobs stay at home dads and mums can do with the children. Turn your life/hobby into Youtube videos. If you enjoy life, it’s likely other will enjoy watching you. You can apply for monetisation on Youtube once you’ve hit 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours over the past year. As a benchmark, you can expect to make around £1.10 per 1,000 views (at the time of writing). This means that one million views equals around £1,100. Maybe a new family activity?

2. Freelancing

From writing and translations to consultancy to design. Using your skill set in a flexible and self-directed way, you can freelance for almost anything.

Pay varies project-by-project and profession. The income probably won’t start steady, but freelancing allows the stay-at-home parent the opportunity to keep career skills sharp and can eradicate those gaps in your CV. Great sites to look into for freelance work are Upwork, PeoplePerHour, and Fiver.

3. Entrepreneurship

There are many different at-home businesses that can be launched for a very low startup cost and can be maintained around your family’s schedule.

In particular, party planning, creating hampers, professional organising, and baking are all business models that can be easily managed while staying at home with kids. If you enjoy art or handmade crafts you could also start selling on Etsy, a platform that makes selling easy.

4. Virtual Assistant

If you are naturally an organised stay-at-home worker, this one maybe for you.

A virtual assistant helps someone take care of any number of tasks that can be done from your home, such as handling phonecalls/emails, bookkeeping, and organising meetings and appointments.

This is a great job in terms of steady income, as virtual assistants often stay with their clients long-term, although sometimes it can be less flexible than other stay-at-home work.

5. Teacher/Tutor

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If you have any type of background in education, you can find a job working as an online teacher for children, teenagers and even adults

Since the work is entirely virtual, you do not have to be in the same part of the country as the school employing you. You can often plan your virtual classroom schedule around your family’s needs. The bonus with teaching kids is that you will already have the toys and props for the class and if you need more, your own children can play with them!

Apply to Teach: A company called itutorgroup hires English speaking teachers to teach 25 and 45 minute lessons to Chinese students. Some teachers on this platform can make $1,000+ per month!

6. Photography

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There has never been a greater need for stock photography, and good amateur photographers can make money from their favourite hobby. While it takes time to build up a large enough portfolio to make serious money from stock photo sites like Shutterstock and DepositPhoto, this is an excellent option for anyone who is already an avid photographer and is willing to make their images public. Maybe pictures of your children could be uploaded?

7. Professional eBay Seller

Many people want to declutter their homes, but hate the idea of having to set up their own eBay. That’s where you come in. For a commission (commonly 15% to 25%), you could do all of the legwork of selling their items to mailing the sold items out. Successful resellers can also leverage their social media contacts to find customers.

8. Voiceover Actor

Audiobooks are becoming more popular, especially in the busy work that we live in. Voiceover work in TV shows and movies is also in demand. People with interesting voices make for great voiceover actors. It’s not easy work, but voiceover jobs can lead to great money if you stick with it.



These are just some online jobs for stay at home dads and mums. This may seem like a daunting prospect, but with a little creativity, parents from any type of job background can find something that will keep them from happily changing diapers and wiping noses for years. Some more online opportunities can be found here

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