Being able to work and fitting your life around the school run is most Mum’s dream come true!
Being able to work a flexible job during the day after school drop-off and finish before school pick-up. But it’s tough because it seems there aren’t many jobs around that cater to the demands of Motherhood.
We have searched high and low for the best school hour jobs Mums can do during those precious hours you get the chance to work.
After you’ve dropped off your kids at school, then it’s time to take others to work or home or wherever. All you need is your car and your smartphone and off you go! You can also set the hours that are convenient for you.
To be an Uber Driver – there are a few requirements – here are just a few:
- You must be aged 21 or over
- Hold a full valid driver’s license in the State or Territory you are operating in.
- Be listed as the insured driver for the vehicle you will be driving.
- Pay the $200 Annual Uber Licensing Fee
2. Website or Content Writer
Working freelance is great for mums who want flexible working hours and most likely, you can get these types of jobs online. If you’re able to write good stories, would like to work from home and wants flexible working hours, then this job is for you.
We have a list of over 100 websites that will pay you for writing work right now.
3. School or Daycare Office Administrator
Better yet, you work at a school while waiting for your kids at school.
You can work as a school or daycare office administrator. This way, you’ll know about your kids’ development or whereabouts too. Ask at your child’s school so they keep you in mind when a position becomes available.
4. Grab Small Jobs on Airtasker
Airtasker advertises small jobs that need doing by busy people who don’t have the time to do them. Do deliveries, bake a cake, edit an article or test a website. It can be very lucrative if you are consistent!
Just a few jobs listed on Airtasker at the time of writing include:
- Adjust the hem on three pairs of men’s jeans
- Look after my brother’s dog
- Mystery Shopping
- Labouring job for a landscaper
- Change a PNG image to a vector image
- Type up a resume
- Set up my TV to record 90 Day Fiance
- Bulk Pom Pom making
5. Swimming Instructor
Being a swimming instructor, you can choose to work at a specific time of the day (in your case, during school hours) so you can take care of your kids when they get home. Or you may want to be a swimming instructor at your kid’s school.
6. Teacher’s Aide
If you don’t have the credentials of being a classroom teacher, you can work in different support positions in your kid’s school such as being a teacher’s aide. What’s good about this job is that when your kids are on break for the summer, you are too, so there’s no need for childcare services, and you get to bond with your kids!
7. Online Seller
This is probably one of the most common jobs that SAHMs or WAHMs take. Being an online seller means you are in control of your time where you can work at your own pace. We have an amazing eBook available on just that! Everything you need to know to get started, whilst avoiding all the pitfalls. Grab your copy today!
There are great places to sell your products with ready-made audiences such as:
If you’re a tech-savvy and are really good at social media, try managing social media accounts. Some businesses hire social media managers to promote their businesses through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms. This is quite a flexible job which is perfect for a SAHM.
9. Offer In-Home Daycare
You can try offering in-home daycare when your kids are at school. While this is a great opportunity for mums to earn at home, you need to get proper licence especially when you’re catering to more than one family.
10. Spray Tan Operator
If you rock at giving yourself a great tan at home, why not become a mobile tanning salon? You can work your own hours and equipment isn’t expensive to buy up front. You can charge from $20 – $50 per tan depending on your location and skillset.
11. Write Ebooks and Sell Them Online
Ebooks have been big in the United States for years, but they are gaining popularity in Australia now – and they sell really well providing you write about a niche topic. An Ebook isn’t a full-blown book or novel – it is a bite-sized snackable book that is straight to the point. Think about 30 pages maximum.
For a complete guide on how to go about writing an ebook, marketing it for sale and where to sell it – grab a copy of our Ebook!
12. Start an Online Store Using Drop Shipping (Meaning You Don’t Need Stock!)
So the problem with starting an online store for Mums is that stock is prohibitively expensive. Not only does it cost a fortune, but you also need somewhere to actually put it. But – drop shipping is a method of having an online shop without stock. Sure – you are still selling a product, but you are shipping that product from the original supplier – straight to the customer – and you take the profit.
Yes it is legal. Totally legal. Sure it can be fiddly – but if you do your homework and find a great supplier with fantastic products and attend to customer service, you can have a very successful online store that you only need to work during school hours.
Here is more information about Drop Shipping:
- Australian Retailers that Offer Drop Shipping
- List of Most Reputable Drop Shipping Companies Around the World
- International Retailers Who Dropship to Australia
- How to Start a Drop Shipping Business from Scratch
13. Become an Online Influencer
If you are very savvy online, why not consider becoming a blogger or vlogger. All you need is a social media following – and then you can start applying for all the influencer jobs that are advertised all the time!
If you are passionate about a topic – you can become an influencer in that particular niche. Other Influencer type work includes:
- Vloggers and Bloggers
- Brand Ambassadors
This is a great job to go into for Mums as you can go at your own pace and spend as little or as much time on ‘influencing’ as you like!
14. Become a Small Batch Food Creator
If your cakes are the talk of the town, strangers beg you for your recipe for your stroganoff, or have a cheesecake that your Mother would sell you for, then consider becoming a Small Batch Gourmet Food Creator! To do this, make your award-winning dish and take samples to local cafes and restaurants to show them what you’ve got!
I know of one lady that just makes her legendary Red Velvet Cupcakes here in Gympie, they are soooo good!
Some ideas for gourmet small batch food ideas include: Macarons in various flavours in a nice box Unique chocolate bars Make your own version of Kombucha Sourdough Bread from scratch Delivery Donut Boxes How to Advertise for Clients: Take small morsels around to the local cafes and restaurants Advertise on your local Business Facebook Pages Approach gift shops and home decor stores to sell your items (with commission) on their shop counter.
Note: In Australia any food for commercial sale will need to be made in a commercial kitchen. Contact your local Council for a list of commercial kitchens in your local area.