Five Interesting Careers You Can Start Pursuing from Home

If working nine to five doesn’t fit with your family life, you might be thinking about starting a new career, or even establishing your own business. The good news is that there are several interesting opportunities out there that will help you get more free time and flexibility, while fulfilling your dreams. Whether you would like to spend more time with your kids or get more job satisfaction, you should consider the below careers.

  1. Personal Tutor   

If you are naturally good with kids, even other people’s, you might want to help them achieve their full potential. Whether you are a trained teacher or are seeking official qualification, you can set up your own business from home. All you need is a spare room and the willingness to learn. You can teach your native language, or a subject that you are good at. Alternatively, just offer to sit down with kids to complete their homework and support them.

    2. Yoga Instructor


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If you love this form of exercise, you can enroll in an online yoga instructor training and offer one-on-one classes. As soon as your confidence improves and you have enough students, you could hire a room in the neighborhood and hold regular classes, as well. This career will fit in with your family life, and knowing that you are helping other people will make you feel better about yourself, too.

      3. Personal Investigator

In case you are interested in the truth and love every spy movie, enrolling in an online criminal justice program and becoming a personal investigator can be a good career choice. You can work in your own time, and stay flexible about how much work you take on. The good news is that you can complete your course on the internet and get all your certifications and checks completed, and start working straight away.

     4. Personal Shopper


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Those interested in shopping and fashion can put their skills and taste in good use by becoming a personal shopper. You will need to establish yourself in the market as an expert before you can secure customers, but after that it is an uphill battle. When you become a new business owner, you have to pay attention to building your own brand.

   5. Virtual Assistant

If you have administration, customer service, and data management experience, and would rather work from home for yourself than spending eight hours in the office, you can train to be a virtual assistant. You can work whenever you feel like, and be your own boss. Find freelancing websites that offer training and advice before you choose this career. You can also offer your services directly to companies.


Working moms have an alternative to working 9-5. If you want to spend more time with your family and meet your childcare commitments, you can pursue a new career. Create a list of professions that interest you and find out what qualifications and registrations you need to start your venture. Make the most out of your opportunities, and seek meaningful work instead of being stuck at the office.



I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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