Who else is ready to hit the fast forward button on 2020? I know that many are out of a job, but you have plenty of time to work at home, so let’s look at some ways to make money at home or temporarily while you wait to go back to your regular job.
I can personally attest to VIPKid. My teaching with VIPKid began in April 2018 and it has been a blessing to my family. I teach for about 8 hours each week, making about $650 each month.
- The pay is between $18-$25 per hour.
- You do not need to leave home.
- You do not have to create curriculum. Every class is planned for you.
- Schedules are flexible. You choose how many 25 minute blocks of time that you want to work.
- Teachers have the option to choose how to be paid: weekly, biweekly, or once a month.
- Extra incentives for converting a trial student and for teaching short notice classes.
- The hours are difficult. Teaching takes place at times that many people would normally be sleeping in the United States.
- You are an independent contractor. That means you will need to pay your own taxes.
- You will need to find a space in your home that is quiet and free from distractions to teach in.
- Parents choose their teachers, so much it can be difficult to get your first booking when you are new.
- You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree, but the good news is that it can be in ANY field!
***If you consider applying to VIPKid, I would love it if you’d use me as your referring teacher. Please click here to use my referral code. I will received a $100 referral incentive, but I will not receive it if you do not end completing the hiring process and teaching your first class.
I have been creating resources for my Teachers Pay Teachers store since 2015. I use Microsoft PowerPoint to create the resources and classroom teachers, homeschooling families, and online teachers purchase them for their personal use.
- The Teachers Pay Teachers website is a well known and liked by the teaching and homeschooling community.
- You own your store, so you can put in whatever you want to sell.
- If you create secondary resources, your store is likely to be very popular.
- If you are not able to create teaching resource, but you are a great artist, there is lots of room for stores with graphics.
- You do not need any kind of degree to open a Teachers Pay Teachers store.
- Teachers Par Teachers eventually becomes a passive income.
- It can take time for your store to be noticed.
- During this time, when teachers are not using the site as much, earnings are down. People are still shopping, but purchases are certainly down. If you started now, you will likely be investing in your future. Create now while you have the time, then eventually you will have a great site hustle!
- Your earnings can wax and wan with the seasons. Obviously, the summer months tend to be slower.
Have you seen that Amazon is hiring people to do deliveries and to shop? They are offering an extra $2 per hour to their normal base pay of $15 per hour until April 30, 2020.
- Being an Amazon delivery person is considered essential, so you can still drive for them if your area is “shelter in”.
- You can be hired in 7 days!
- There are a variety of hours available and your get to make your schedule
- If you happen to test positive for COVID-19, Amazon is offering their employees 2 weeks of paid time off to recover.
- They are also hiring people for temporary positions, so you can go back to your regular job when this crisis is over.
- Full time employees received medical benefits, holiday pay, and discounts on their Amazon orders.
- $17 per hour might not be enough for your family right now.
- Being in the community puts you at risk for contracting Coronavirus.
- Some former employees report that customers complained about their delivery and Amazon did not require the customer to give proof that the delivery was delivered in poor shape. Employees report being fired for things that they didn’t do.
- You pay for your own gas.
- Reportedly, you do not have control of the routes that you receive.
- This is not a work at home job, but it can be flexible with the type of transportation you use
- Credentials are not needed to teach with Outschool, but be prepared to complete a background check when applying.
- Freedom to teach classes about anything with which you have a passion with just a few exceptions.
- Teachers set the prices for their classes. According to their site, you could make up to $40 per hour.
- You are able to offer the same class repeatedly and allow different students to sign up for it. Meaning, you could do the prep work once and get many uses out of the materials that you create.
- Outschool takes 30% of the price of your class.
- Outschool is still relatively new. They started in 2015.
- The income can be unstable at times. Reviews say not to expect this to be a full time income right from the start.
- Some teachers have left reviews saying that company backs the parents and not the teachers. Teachers report that parents were given refunds after making complaints that teachers were unaware of.
What other work at home jobs to do you know about? I’d love to share your ideas with teachers and homeschool parents that are looking.