Make (good!) money working from home with our guide to the best online jobs.
Online Tutor or Teacher
Tutoring centers have been around for years, but many busy families prefer the convenience of online coaching. That makes this field a great work-from-home option, especially if you love a particular subject—math, say, or reading—and have a gift for imparting that knowledge.
What You’ll need: Most tutoring firms want you to have a college degree or at least two years of completed study in the subject you wish to teach. But you typically don’t need to have experience as an instructor.
How to get started: Create an ad or flier with your credentials and contact information and put it up in libraries and grocery stores and on community bulletin boards. Ask the administrative assistants at schools in your area if they will place your flier in teachers’ mailboxes. You also can register with a company such as Tutor.com, which assigns students to you based on your schedule. Keep in mind that most of the work will occur in the afternoon or evening, when pupils are out of school.
Expect to earn: $9 to $40 per hour. Certified teachers and those with expertise in advanced math or science might command more.