How do you earn money while staying at home

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Octavia09 Fri 06-Nov-09 09:32:14

I have two little kids. The older one is attending a pre school in the afternoon and the younger one is staying at home. He is one year only. I would love to earn some money but do not know what I could do. To send the little one to a nursery would be like £40.00/day, then the older one is at the pre school for a few hours only. When he gets home he is already tired. I would love to do something from home or at weekends.
I was wondering whether I should attend a course (e.g. to improve my drawing skills) and then offer paid lessons. I can cook and bake but do not have special certificate for it. I can do cross stitching. In general I am good at creative tasks.
I have a university education but it does not help me now. So, I wonder what other mums/dads are doing when they also have to look after their children.

goldenpeach Fri 06-Nov-09 20:33:40

That's the rub, I love working from home but there are so very few genuine ways that don't involve selling something. I used to be a journalist working inhouse but the options are slim now (redundancies, huge competition with other freelancers, etc). I started doing some tutoring and even taught at an adult education centre (Holiday Italian), but am now moving to Cambridge and not sure if I will be able to do that. I love crafts too and for a short while I hoped to sell some stuff through etsy but didn't manage.

Have you thought of teaching at an adult education centre or somewhere where they offer craft classes?

Octavia09 Mon 09-Nov-09 12:49:11

Thanks for your suggestions Goldenpeach. May be I could do some voluntary work then find a paid job.

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