Are you searching for flexible jobs to do during school hours? This list has 20 great options!

Working during school hours is the dream of many moms, but frustratingly there don’t always seem to be many jobs that cater to the schedule and demands of families. 

My eldest started school this year, so I know firsthand the challenges of bringing in an income during school hours. Not to mention that they’re not at school every week, making work and family life even more of a juggle. 

I understand that parents don’t necessarily want to put their children into care before and after school. It can be costly, and while some kids enjoy the bonus social hours with their friends, it can be a long, exhausting day for many others. 

I’ve got your back, mama, so I’ve done the work for you. I’ve searched for 20 of the best flexible jobs for moms to fit in around school. Many of them are even flexible enough that you can work around when your kids are homesick or on a break. 

20 Jobs During School Hours That Are Perfect For Parents

Most jobs on this list can be done from home; however, if you enjoy getting out and about, we have some out-of-the-home options too!

1. Freelance Writing Jobs

From freelance content writers, ghostwriters, copywriters, and magazine writers to resume writers, grant writers, and technical writers…there is a writing specialty for everyone to earn money from home.

You don’t need to have a degree; you just need to have a flair and passion for the written word and be able to turn your writing assignments in on time. The great thing about freelance writing is you can do this gig during school hours or when your kids are sleeping. Here is a list of paid freelance writing assignments.

2. Rideshare Driver or Delivery Driver

Once you drop the kids off at school, why not make a few extra bucks as a rideshare or delivery driver? With on-demand apps like DoorDash (deliver food), HopSkipDrive (kids), and Instacart (groceries), you can easily make money during school hours. You will need a valid driver’s license, a reliable car, and the ability to pass a background check. Once approved, you can accept as many gigs that fit your schedule.

3. Virtual Assistant (VA)

If you’ve worked in an office setting, you likely have the skills and qualifications to work remotely as a virtual assistant. Most VAs must have prior experience, be tech-savvy, detail-oriented, and have familiarity with Microsoft Office. You’ll likely need to be available during regular business hours, but many companies offer part-time work. 

Here are some companies to explore: 

4. Home Daycare Operator

Starting a home daycare is a wonderful option if you love kids or worked with kids prior to having your own. Your kids can be home with you at any time as well, so you’ll have flexibility, and they’ll always have other kids to socialize with. 

5. Online Tutoring Jobs

If you’re a stay-at-home mom who used to work as a teacher, or you have extensive knowledge of a certain subject like reading, math, business, marketing, or science, you can apply for online tutoring jobs.

With these online gigs, the hours of work are flexible. For younger kids, you’ll generally work at night or on weekends, but if you’re working with college students or adults, the hours will vary. With some companies, you’re simply answering homework questions via text, so no need to be on the phone or webcam!

Here are some companies to explore: 

6. Social Media Manager 

If you already spend a lot of time on social media, social media management could be a good fit for you. Every business out there has (or probably should have!) at least one social media platform. Business owners don’t always have the time or skills to manage their social media pages and accounts. If you have extensive knowledge of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest, learn more here about starting a social media business. 

Here is a list of companies that hire for flexible social media roles: 

7. Online Store Owner

Being an online seller is an excellent way to make money during school hours. Sell your products on platforms such as eBay, Poshmark, or Etsy. All you have to do is create an account, set up your shop, take photos of your products, and post your listings online. Once an item sells, ship it out to the customer when your kids are at school, and watch the cash come in.

Not sure what to sell? Here are some ideas to get you started:

8. Pet Sitter or Dog Walker

If you love animals, use Rover, Wag