Work not quite from home as a substitute teacher

Genevieve - posted on 02/09/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have seen a lot of posts on here about needing work. I recently talked to my supervisor about leaving the military to have my baby and I was concerned about the loss of my income in our family. He told me that his wife got her bachelor's degree and can now substitute teach pretty much anything. At a certain level of education you have to have a certain percentage of your hours devoted to the subject you're teaching (science and math classes especially) but if you're staying pretty low level you're all set. The good part is that you can make pretty good money once you get into it and you're well known by a lot of teachers--you get paid more than a regular teacher because you won't get benefits or anything like that and I think it's an hourly thing.

Obviously you'd have to check into what the laws are wherever you live, but I like the idea because you can choose your own hours. You're never obligated to take a certain day or a certain amount of hours. If your kid is sick or you don't have good childcare lined up for a certain week, you can just say no.

Anyway, it appeals a heck of a lot more to me than some pyramid scheme. Honestly, if I don't have to have certain qualifications for a job, then I don't want it.

I wish I had more information on it--is anyone on here a substitute? Please correct me if my information is wrong or outdated or something. Also, I'd love to get some additional information myself.


Kim - posted on 02/11/2009




Hi Genevieve,

I was a teacher for 15+ years and I'm very familiar with substitute teaching. There are, of course, laws in every state about subbing, as we call it, but I don't really know of any where you have to have a bachelor of anything to sub. You do, however, have to be away from home and you have to find a daycare for your kids because you can't take them to work with you.

As you stated, once you are established as a good sub by several teachers and are requested frequently based on the teacher's recommendation of your job well done, you will be asked to sub often, if not every day. Also, the secretary, or person in charge of contacting subs, calls those people that don't turn them down often because of reliability in finding someone to fill in for their teacher (s) who are out. Sometimes you will be contacted the morning of because some teachers don't know they are going to be sick in the morning when they wake up.

I resigned my teaching position several years prior to having my son. I taught Kindermusik for 3 years, went to seminary, and started working as a children's minister. My husband and I then adopted our son. It was killing me to put him in daycare and not see him the majority of the day. That's when I decided to stay home. I wasn't planning on working from home but ended up doing just that. I have seen several moms out there looking for the right opportunity to be able to generate some additional income from home. I have been partnered with my company for about 2 yrs now and I can honestly say they are recession-proof. There is NO sales, NO home parties, NO inventory and NO investment!!! It's also not You can visit my website for a sneak peak at or feel free to message me and we can talk about the details of what I do and how I can help you reach your goals. It's very flexible so anyone can do this and best of all it's completely Risk FREE!!! and you don't have to leave your kid in daycare.

Best of luck!!!

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