Situation: I have started studying at home for commercial license. Halfway just to keep my mind in the game while lots of upgrades occur, but also because all of my training was in the environment of young bucks aiming for the airlines. Plan is to get endorsement for written online, then Sheppard, test, then actual air work when back in my plane. My spouse has medical issues (diabetic fog when sugars are low) such that it would really be best if I were home most or every night. Hence, I really think that any potential dream of most commercial piloting would not work well. I wonder if I could just enjoy being a CFI/CFII but local schools use planes I do not fit well in. Other schools an hour to an hour and a half away do use 172s. I own a 172 but question the economics of private instruction. I am likely to pursue the commercial license just for my own education and proficiency, but have questions for the POA illuminati and peanut gallery... 1. What are the economics of private instruction? Seems I would need more frequent inspections and much higher insurance, while being willing to handle abuse of my aircraft. 2. What "out of the box" ways might a commercial license be put to use that would allow being home each/most nights? 3. Do private flying jobs allow for a +1 to travel? 4. What else should I be thinking of? Thank you.