Remote Work Ideas for Parents during school closures

Remote Work Ideas for Parents during school closures

Whether it’s because you have lost your job, or because you are not being able to go to your regular job due to social distancing, here are some remote work ideas for you to do during school closures.

One of the biggest changes that has come with the Coronavirus pandemic is that parents and kids aren’t being able to go to work and school. This extra time you have at home can be used to generate income.

Follow these tips and make the most of this situation.

Teach kids (or adults) classes online

VIPKid pays $18 – $22 per hour to teach English to students online. You work flexible hours and set your own schedule. 

If you have a skill or talent, you can also offer your own classes online using Zoom or another online delivery platform. Anything you learn during this time will be an investment for your future. The classes you start giving online now (yoga, arts, music, a foreign language) can be something you keep up when all this is over.

Review websites

There are sites like UserTesting and UserFeel that will pay you to test websites. All you need is a computer webcam and a solid Internet connection. You can expect to get paid at least $10 per 20-minute review.

Work in data entry

There are many opportunities to do this. Axion Data Services, for example, is hiring remote data entry workers. They do have some requirements, so be sure to take a careful read before you apply. 

 Become a proofreader

Proofreading is reading someone else’s things to spot errors they have overlooked. If you are good at grammar this may be the right job for you. Sites like Proofreading Pal are hiring people to review resumes, student essays, book manuscripts, and more. Proofreaders typically earn between $500 to $3,000 per month. 

Work in customer service

The customer service industry is always hiring remote workers – even now. No special skills are needed, but unlike other remote jobs, you may not be free to choose timetables and work hours.

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