If you are interested in working from home as a teacher, you are in luck. There are loads of options for work at home jobs for teachers. Many teachers love their careers but are looking for a change. These work at home jobs for teachers are a great way to give yourself more flexibility and change your routine.
If you are a teacher, you may think that your work at home jobs are limited. Fortunately, you’d be wrong. There are some amazing work at home jobs for teachers and many of them give you the experience of connecting directly with students so you don’t have to give up your favorite parts of being a teacher.
Before getting started as a work at home mom, I’d highly recommend checking out our favorite resources for working from home.
Why would you want to work from home?
There are so many benefits to working from home. Many teachers feel burned out and are looking for a change. Working from home opens up so many options for you while still allowing you to use the skills you learned as a teacher.
A few of our favorite benefits are:
- Increased flexibility – Being a brick and mortar teacher doesn’t leave you with much flexibility in your schedule. Working from home can let you be in control of your hours and allow you to explore other talents.
- The opportunity to travel – If you want to do more traveling but struggle to find coverage for your class, working as a home-based teacher is a great option. Many jobs allow you to teach while traveling, whether you are taking several short trips or want to travel long-term.
- The ability to scale your income – Teaching is a great career path but there are not a lot of opportunities to increase your salary. Using the skills you learned as a teacher to launch a business can allow you to scale your income and work fewer hours.
The Best Work at Home Jobs for Teachers
Whatever your reason for wanting to work from home, there are some amazing remote jobs for teachers. You certainly do not have to limit yourself to teaching jobs, since working as a teacher has probably helped you develop all kinds of marketable skills, but these jobs are perfect for teachers who want to work from home.
Teaching English Online
There are many companies that will pay you to teach English online, such as VIPKid, and they are a fantastic option if you have younger kids at home and want to be available during the day. I have personally taught with VIPKid for almost a year and absolutely love it (check out my tips for getting hired here).
The only downside is that the hours can be a tough adjustment, especially if you have a hard time taking naps during the day, and getting time off once classes are scheduled can be a bit tricky. You do have the ability to set your own schedule though and most of them have no minimum teaching requirements so you can have it available to use when you need it.
Where to Teach English Online
Teach with an online charter
As a former homeschool mom, I love that there are so many online charter schools out there. We’ve used several in the past and they make flexible education options available to so many families.
Online charter schools hire teachers to oversee the education of students in the program. While there is not a lot of first-hand teaching in these positions, you are often able to lead educational field trips, support parents who run into challenges, and provide educational resources to families.
There are online charters in every state, so we can’t possibly list them all, but here are some of the larger programs:
Where to Find Online Charter School Jobs
Create and Sell Educational Printables
If you have some graphic design skills, selling educational printables is a great way to go. The wonderful thing about this option is that you can continue to earn a residual income after you create your printable so this can turn into a great passive income stream.
Where to sell educational printables
- Teachers Pay Teachers – TPT has the highest earning potential for most teachers. If you build a following, you can earn a great income here.
- Fivrr – You may need to start with making custom printables on this platform but they also have many sellers selling premade printables.
Teach Remotely in Higher Education Jobs
If you have an advanced degree, there are some great options for teaching remotely in higher education. These jobs often offer a lot of flexibility and have long-term growth potential.
I’ve known several moms who have had great luck building a career out of teaching remotely with higher education (check out this single mom of 2 who works from home full-time in higher education).
Where to find Remote Higher Education Jobs
- Western Governor’s University
- BYUI Online Instructor Jobs
- California Baptist University Remote Jobs (does not require CA residency)
- Higheredjobs.com – This site lists jobs in higher education across the country. Use the term “remote” to find home-based positions.
Work as an Educational Content Creator
If you like to write, becoming an educational content creator can be a great way for a teacher to earn an income from home. I’ve been able to earn a great income by creating a blog (learn more about starting a blog here), but there are all kinds of ways to earn an income from home as a content creator.
How to work as an educational content creator
- Create a Blog
- Become a Test Writer
- Create online lesson plans
- Write for other blogs
- Write for educational websites
Work as an Online Tutor
There are some great online tutoring positions available, especially if you are interested in working part-time. You could even offer in-person tutoring in your home if you want to help students within your local community.
Where to find online tutoring jobs
Create an online Class
Creating an online class is a great way to give yourself some flexibility. This can be a great passive residual income stream and you can teach on nearly any subject that you can come up with. There are some great teaching platforms out there that will promote your class for you or you can self-host your class on aa blog with a plugin such as LearnDash.
Where to sell online classes
There are so many great options for teachers to work from home. If you are looking for a change or being in the classroom doesn’t fit your current needs, you can still use the skills that you have learned as a teacher to earn an income from home.