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Title: Work at home parents
Post by: hairaplenty on June 03, 2018, 12:04 PM
What's a job a husband and wife could do from home? Not writing.    :turtlehiding
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: Jayca on June 03, 2018, 02:04 PM
Insurance sales/agents
Life coaches
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: mrh on June 03, 2018, 02:12 PM
My friend and her husband were freelance real estate assessors, hired by villages and townships that didn't have their own assessors on staff. They worked out of a home office, although there's field work involved.
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: carrots on June 03, 2018, 02:16 PM
artists of some kind w/online (Etsy?) shop
instrumental lessons
transcriptionists (for closed captioning on TV shows and transcripts for radio programming)
private tutors
home daycare
dog grooming

edited to add: medical transcription & billing
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: AnneB on June 03, 2018, 02:50 PM
If they need to stay at home and not just be based out of the home:  scheduler for any number of occupations such as physicians, beautician, medical coder, bookkeeper, tax preparer (two previous don't necessarily have to be a CPA), virtual assistant, mystery shop editor, literary agent (it's not writing!), public relations, sales manager (the guy next store is a sales manager for a major  MAJOR software firm -- think Oracle but that was his previous job -- and his home office is right above our screened porch so all summer long I hear him strategizing with his team. I'd try to rent our porch to his competition but I don't know enough to figure out who his competitors are!)

Also, if they're just home-based but don't have to stay at home to do the work: antiques dealer, interior decorator, graphics designer,  home chef, personal shopper, mystery shopper, merchandiser (people who stock displays in grocery and big box stores--arranging the jewelry at Target, etc.).

Some considerations for assigning the occupation: zoning laws, liability insurance, whether the home's wiring will support any needed equipment...
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: olmue on June 03, 2018, 03:12 PM
Do they have to do the same job together? My husband works from home (mostly) these days. Among other things (like that pesky writing, lol) he does translations, he edits, and he does translation/subtitling for Swiss cop shows. And he teaches some online German classes.
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: andracill on June 03, 2018, 04:34 PM
Online teaching

Appraising (based from home -- you travel to view the properties, but everything else is done from home)

Loan assessors
Insurance salesmen
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on June 03, 2018, 04:40 PM
Teaching online classes (they offer free online classes for K-12 that kids can take as their school or supplement their school with them--and colleges have online classes now, too).

Travel agent.

My dad used to see a doctor who had an office inside his house in our neighborhood. That was a long time ago...but some areas allow a business inside a home (if that works for your book).
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on June 03, 2018, 05:58 PM
We have lots of doctors who have home offices in our area.

Occupational, speech,  and physical therapists and other professionals who make home visits may work from a home office.

ESL classes are also offered online and students may be anywhere in the world. This means work hours vary by the country in which the students reside.

A lot of artisans also have home shops--furniture or clock repair, upholstery and the like. I've even known people who worked on cars from home. As long as they don't need large equipment or special permits for things like removing lead paint, they can work from home.
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: hairaplenty on June 03, 2018, 09:59 PM
Holy Guacamole! You guys are a wealth of great info. I have so many great ideas here. Not sure which direction I'll be heading, but this gives me many, many thoughts to think.   :yourock    :thanx
Title: Re: Work at home parents
Post by: zoraida-rivera on June 06, 2018, 11:25 AM
To decide which direction to take I suggest discussing what are your mutual interests and abilities.  If you choose something you find interesting, easier and for which you have some studies or would like to know more about you'll be more motivated and can persevere when the path gets rough.  Many universities offer short courses or classes for community in case you need to strengthen some skills. 

Wish you success.