Homeschool Mom Side Hustles to Make Money Part Time

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Inside: Need to supplement your income, homeschooling moms? Don’t miss these ideas to make money part-time while teaching your kids

Homeschool Moms, do you need to make money part time to supplement your budget? Don't miss these ideas.

“How do you afford to homeschool?”

Has anyone ever asked you this question?

For me, the answer to homeschooling budget struggles is very similar to how we afford a big family.

We scrimp and save, hold on to things we can use again, and keep an eye out for deals on our homeschool curriculum.

I work outside the home part time as a registered nurse, plus I blog on the side.

If you’re stressing about your homeschool finances, it may be time for you to consider your own homeschool mom side hustle. You’ll need something you can balance with your busy lifestyle, without taking you too far away from your little ones.

What about looking at teaching other children?

Note: I was compensated for my time in spreading the word about VIPKID. As always, all opinions are my own.

Homeschool moms, do you need more wiggle room in your budget? What about VIPKID? You can make money part time teaching other children, on a flexible schedule that suits your lifestyle.

VIPKID – Helping Homeschool Moms Make Money Part Time

VIPKID is the premier company that connect Chinese students interested in learning English with experienced teachers. Currently, they provide a unique opportunity for 200,000 Chinese students (K-12) to connect and partner with 20,000 teachers (mostly in the US and Canada) for language immersion.

VIPKID’s mission? To provide middle class Chinese students with an affordable international educational experience. They help Chinese students gain mastery over English with language immersion, all in the comfort of their own home.

How to Get Started Making Money Part Time with VIPKID

Signing up to be a VIPKID teacher is easy.

First, you’ll need to make sure you meet the teacher requirements.

You’ll need:
– a bachelorโ€™s degree in any field
– one school year of full-time teaching experience or equivalent hours in educational activities (think homeschooling, teaching a religious education class, private tutoring, etc)
– eligibility to work in US or Canada.

The process of becoming a VIPKID instructor looks like this:

1. Submission of Resume:
Send us your resume, so we can screen for basic requirements and teaching experience.

2. 1-1 Interview or Recorded Interview:
Join us for a 30-min session where you showcase your teaching skills to a VIPKID recruiter OR
Record your demo lesson at your own time so that a VIPKID recruiter can evaluate you.

3. Introduction to Teaching:
Watch videos to learn about the VIPKID technology, standards and curriculum.

4. Mock class:
Practice teaching a full-length class with one of our VIPKID teachers.

5. Sign Contract and Upload Docs:
Send us your information so we can create a profile for our VIPKID students and their parents to get to know and to book you.

6. Full-Fledged VIPKID Teacher:
Put your timeslots on your portal so that VIPKID students can start booking you. Get ready to teach!

Homeschooling moms, you can make money part time with VIPKID, teaching in a virtual classroom.

Why Work with VIPKID?

In my part time job, I have to be at the hospital ALL DAY, every Saturday and Sunday. It works for our family, but would be a disaster for others. With VIPKID, your hours are flexible – you can work from home early in the morning, before your children get up, or in the evening, while your husband handles dinner and baths.

You can teach from anywhere — your house, a coffee shop, or the library.

VIPKID is full of support for its staff – you’ll find a community of over 20,000 teachers lending support on passing the interview process, preparing for classes, as well as teacher meetups.

All of the lesson plans are created by the VIPKID Curriculum Team, freeing you up to enjoy teaching.

Are you super motivated to pay off bills or save up for a big purchase? VIPKID offers incentives – everything from cash to a trip to Beijing!

The average pay of $19/hour being a VIPKID instructor is certainly more than working at Starbucks.

Looking to learn more? Keep up with VIPKID over on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

Have you ever had a homeschool mom side hustle?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Making Money Part Time as a Homeschool Mom


  1. This sounds like fun! There are a lot of homeschooling moms in Nerium, and the busiest ones even put their kids on the payroll checking people into conferences, handing out nametags, packaging samples, etc. Since my kids are officially grown-ups now this could be a nice addition to my “now and then” work opportunities while I’m disabled. I’ll certainly be checking it out!

  2. April Smith says:

    I work for VIPKID and I love it! When I first heard of it, I thought it sounded like a scam, but its’ not. It’s been such a huge blessing to me and my family! I make about $800 a month working only 10 hours a week! Most of those hours are when my kids are sleeping!

  3. You are correct about the lesson plans, but there is grading. VIPKID teachers grade assessments and check boxes to provide scores on every class. I have been teaching with them for over 90 days. Please make sure to update your info. Thanks!

    • Thanks for chiming in, Shelly. I double checked the fact sheet that I received from VIPKIDS and saw this blurb — : “With VIPKID teachers do not have to worry about the lesson planning or grading.”

      I’ll shoot them an email, to let them know it needs to be updated.

      • ๐Ÿ™‚ I was discussing with some other teachers, so I wonder if they could chime in here to explain their perspectives as well. I didn’t know I opened up a can of worms when I mentioned it. I was told by some that we do not grade. What we do is not comparable to grading that teachers in a classroom setting do, but I can assure you that we do use rubrics to assess the students’ performance. We don’t fail or pass students, but they do receive some form of assessment from us so they stay informed on how they are doing.

        • April Smith says:

          Hi Shelly! Fellow teaching chiming in with my perspective at your request! ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to teach in a brick and mortar school, and I wouldn’t call what we do “grading,” at least compared to what I used to do!! I think what VIPKID means with no grading is there is no going over essays, tests, etc. and grading them in the traditional sense when you spend HOURS reading and correcting student work. What we do I would strictly call assessments ๐Ÿ™‚

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