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5 Jobs That Are Perfect For The Everyday Full-Time Parent

Even though being a full-time parent is a hard enough job, there are many parents out there who are looking for side jobs for a way to make some extra money. If you’ve got your kids at home during the day, then a part-time job that is flexible and home-based is definitely the easiest answer. Below is a list of 5 jobs that are perfect for the full-time parent.

Clean Up the Internet

One great option to make extra money is to help search engines clean up their search results. Yes, this is an actual job because search engines like Google and Bing have search results that are generated by a computer, not a person. So, they need actual humans to rate these results according to a matrix in order to make their search engines more effective. Two companies that deal with this sort of work are Lionbridge and Leap Force, but there are others out there too.

Write Articles for Internet Content

There is an excessive need for Internet content to be written, and this content can be written by you! You don’t have to have any sort of writing degree either, just be a good writer and have an eye for detail. There are many sites that are looking for writers, such as Textbroker, Listverse, and iWriter, just to name a few. Most of these work by you selecting topics that you know about and then matching you to clients who need articles written about those topics.

Library Work

If your kids are of the age to spend an hour or two on their own at the library, then this is a job you could bring your kids to! You could be earning extra money by re-shelving books, checking in books, putting labels on new books, and others. Parents who do this type of work enjoy the peace and quiet that the library has to offer. Plus, you get to explore all the new and old books that you’ve missed over the past few years of being busy with kids! I’ve known parents who’ve decided to pursue an online masters in library science because the love working in the library so much. In fact, an online Master of Information degree (which includes library science) means opportunities inside and outside the library.

Babysit Other Kids

In case you haven’t heard, there are babysitting websites such as,, and that match people who need babysitter to people who want to care for children. For parents with any age child, this is a great option to make extra cash and find a friend for your child. Rates for child care are starting at $10 an hour, so there is some serious money that can be made over the coming weeks and months.

Tutoring or Coaching

If you can find a paid coaching position, like for your daughter’s softball team, then you’ll be hitting two birds with one stone. Even if you’re not coaching your own child’s team, coaching can still be a fun and relaxing way to make money. Furthermore, parents need tutors more than ever now with all the new curriculum and state tests. You can advertise your tutoring strengths in your neighborhood, through teachers, or on sites like Craigslist.

Overall, parenting does not need to be the only job you do. There are plenty of ways to make money by working part-time at home and away from home.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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