You might be looking for something a little bit different to help you earn some extra cash. Sky Families has compiled a list of a range of opportunities to help you do just that.

To view the companies listed below, please sign up free here.

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Smarter Spaces provides a forum for you to advertise your vacant space for short or long term rent. Whether it’s a car park, open space, market lot, window display, industrial building or a shopping centre, Smarter Spaces is the number one stop for finding a use of vacant space. If you need ideas, they have experienced strategists who have developed in-depth guides on using free space for purposes as diverse as pop-up shops, sponsorships and casual leases. 

Click here to visit the Smarter Spaces website

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Gumtree is a local classifieds where people post both virtual and in person jobs and items. 

You can also use Gumtree as a way to sell items to earn some extra income. Or you could use it to find free or cheap items which you could buy and upcycle or repurpose.

Click here to visit the Gumtree Australia website      


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Uber is available in a wide range of countries. You can drive and earn as much as you want. You can choose when you want to work which means you can set your hours around your pilot's schedule.

For a list of countries where Uber operates and to link to the relevant website, click here.

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Online classifieds sites such as Gumtree allow people to post and search for job opportunities, one off tasks and goods and services. 

You can use online classifieds sites as a way to sell items to earn some extra income. Or you could use it to find free or cheap items which you could buy and upcycle or repurpose.

Click here to find an online classifieds site in your area.

Teaching and Tutoring

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VIPKID provides an international learning experience to children in China between the ages 4-12. Headquartered in Beijing, the company offers fully immersive one-on-one English language instruction provided online by highly qualified teachers. The curriculum is based on the U.S. Common Core State Standards and uses a flipped-classroom approach to foster creativity and critical thinking skills.

Teaching is conducted online and you can choose your hours. VIPKID recommends you are available for at least 7.5 hours per week and they advise you the most popular hours for bookings.

You must hold a Bachelor's Degree (in any field), be a native English speaker and have at least 1 year experience in teaching (in any field). 

If you'd like to hear more about the pros and cons of working for VIPKID from a fellow pilot wife and mum - check out Nancy Taylor's video here.

Click here to visit the VIPKID website.

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51Talk students are all Chinese and their age levels range from kids or young learners to adults or professional learners.

Requirements for teachers:

  • Bachelor's degree  
  • Experience teaching kids / K12 / Early Childhood / Elementary (preferred)  
  • English teaching certifications such as LET / TESOL / TEFL (preferred)Must have passion in teaching
  • Availability to teach at least 33.5 hours per cutoff (each lesson lasts 25 minutes) during the following peak times: 7pm-11pm (Mon-Fri) and 9am-11pm (Sat-Sun) (China Time: GMT+8)

Click here to visit the 51Talk website.