Tips on Making Extra Money as a Stay-at- Home Mom
Being a stay-at- home mom doesn’t mean that you can’t earn extra money on the side. In fact,
depending on how much time you put in, you could find that you make as much, if not more, working
from home than you did working full-time. There are many success stories of people who have done
just that. Here are some tips on how to make a little extra money on the side for you stay-at- home
mothers out there!
Leverage your knowledge and education by tutoring students online! There are a multitude of online
extra money. Best of all, you can choose which courses you want to teach, and how often. Online
tutoring allows you to set your own schedule.
Nannying and Daycare
Nannying can be a great way to earn extra money if you’re up for watching one or two more
involve babysitting, nannying, and daycare services. Sites like Care.com even let you find work as dog
sitters. Put your skills as a mother to use professionally!
Being a stay-at- home mother doesn’t mean that you have to put your dreams of entrepreneurship
on hold. Quite the opposite; you should treat your time away from the regular 9-to- 5, Monday-Friday
work week as an opportunity. There are many ways to make money as an independent
businesswoman. One that has been proven to work time and time again is Amway. Becoming an
Amway associate is quick and easy, and perhaps best of all, the "cost of entry" is affordable too.
Etsy and Ebay
If you like arts and crafts, why not sell your wares online? With websites like Etsy and Ebay, finding an
audience for your goods has never been easier. Better yet, setting up an account is easy too. You
could have an online store set up in a matter of minutes, and start selling products in a matter of
hours. Whether you crochet or make your own pottery, start monetizing your unique skills!
How can you make money blogging? Simple: advertising! Once you find an audience, you can leverage
your site’s traffic volume to make extra money through adverting commissions. Platforms like
website; if one of your visitors clicks on these ads, you can earn a commission. It really is that simple.
All you have to do is start a blog, start writing, and find your audience. You may not make money
tomorrow, but keep at it, and you could find it becomes a career in five or 10 years.
The freelance writing market offers nearly unlimited opportunities; there is always someone who
needs something written for them. If you have a knack for writing, put this skill to work! Websites like
well. Find a price that you are comfortable working for (for copywriting, you may want to set a
minimum limit: $0.05 or $0.10 per word) and start looking for writing assignments. You could easily
earn several hundred, if not several thousands of dollars per month.
Uber and Lyft
You aren’t likely to work as a taxi driver during the day when your children are home, but what about
in the evenings or on the weekends? The great thing with Uber and Lyft is that you control your
availability. You can work as often or as little as you like. Perhaps you simply want to pay for that
upcoming visit to Disney World? Drive for two or three weekends and you could find that you earn
enough to pay for part of, if not all, of the trip. You determine your own earnings potential. All you
need is a new-ish car and a driver’s license!
Sell on Amazon
Did you know that not only can you create a professional sales account on Amazon, but that Amazon
will even ship your items for you? It’s true: with Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service, you
can store products in Amazon’s many warehouses, and they will ship them for you when sold. What
can you sell on Amazon? Almost anything, really, from used DVDs to clothing, you just need to be sure
to verify that your products meet their product guidelines before creating an account. If you buy used
vinyl or vintage denim in bulk, mail it to Amazon and let them sell, pack, and ship it for you!
Earning Money as a Stay-at- Home Mom IS Possible
It may not be easy starting out and you may not earn a ton of money at the beginning. But keep it up,
and you could find that working from home provides a significant monthly income – income that can
be used to help pay the mortgage, buy school supplies, cover the cost of your monthly car payment,
or even help pay for the annual family vacation. Give these tips a try and see how they work for you!
even help pay for the annual family vacation. Give these tips a try and see how they work for you!
*This post was written by Samantha Rivers for Tabby’s Pantry
Samantha Rivers is a freelance writer who lives in Chicago (Go Cubs!) and loves writing anything in the
lifestyle, parenting , travel, and career realm both online and print. When she’s not running the Upward
Onward blog, she enjoys reading, finding new restaurants, being active outside, and indulging in a glass of
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