How To Make Money As A Stay At Home Mom

How To Make Money As A Stay At Home Mom

One of the most asked questions I hear from friends, family and readers is how can I make money from home?  This is a question many stay at home moms have.  There are multiple ways to make money for stay at home moms.  I had the same exact question not long ago.

I was a stay at home mom for the first 2 years of motherhood, then I had to get a job because of bills.  I was sad and didn’t want to go back to work.

So I researched and found out how to make money as a stay at home mom.  After lots of research and effort, I am a stay at home mom once again.  You can be too!

Let me show you how to make money as a stay at home mom!



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How To Make Money As A Stay At Home Mom 

There are so many different ways to make money for stay at home moms, it just takes a little research and time.  Maybe you want to make a little or a lot, there are options for everyone.  I wasn’t even sure if I knew how to make money as a stay at home mom.  But I am and you can too.

Make Money Blogging

This is what I decided to do to work from home, obviously. 🙂  Starting a blog can be overwhelming and scary but it’s so rewarding and fun too.  There are many different types of blogs and bloggers.  Mom blogs, food blogs, health blogs, you name it.  What kind of blog would you create?

There are bloggers who make 100k+ monthly.  Doing research and seeing other bloggers income reports inspired me to start my own blog.  I knew it was going to be work but it’s totally worth it to work from home while spending time with my kids.  You might be asking, how do you make money by blogging?  There are lots of ways, affiliate marketing, ads, sponsored posts, and lots more.

I had no previous knowledge of blogging and I am not tech savvy.  So if I can do it, so can you.  This blogging bootcamp is a helpful tool.

The great thing about blogging is you are the boss.  You blog when you have time, you set your hours.  You don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself.  If this sounds perfect for you, check out my step-by-step tutorial how to start a blog of your own.


Make Money Selling On Ebay

I love making extra money and getting rid of my old stuff at the same time.  It’s a win-win situation.  You can sell pretty much anything on Ebay.  Old clothes, electronics, books, shoes, toys, dishes, etc.  I have made hundreds of dollars selling old stuff on Ebay.

You can also shop thrift store and resell items that you find.  I don’t like to spend a lot of extra time looking for new items because this isn’t my main source of money, but I shop thrift stores pretty often.  If I see something great, I buy it and list it on Ebay.  I found kids Toms brand boots for $2 at the thrift store and resold them on Ebay for $20.  You just have to keep an eye out for deals like that.

It’s the easiest way that I make money.  This side job doesn’t take much effort or time so it’s the perfect job for a stay at home mom.  All you have to do is create an Ebay account and list your items.  When they sell you ship them out and get paid via Paypal.  Easy money!


Make Money With A Daycare

Maybe the online world just isn’t your thing, that’s okay too!  I have been a nanny for multiple families and made money this way.  I thought, I am already at home with one child, why not watch a couple more?

You can advertise your daycare in your town or online.  This book Start & Run a Home Daycare is a helpful starting point.


Make Money Selling A Product Or Course

Are you good at making something?  There are lots of different things you can make.  If you have something handmade Etsy is a good place to sell it.  Paintings, earrings, clothing, learning tools, etc.  Think about something you are good at or enjoy and I am sure you can come up with a few ideas.

Or maybe you have a virtual product to sell.  You can create an ebook!  Think of all the knowledge you have and I am sure you can come up with something.  I am in the process of creating multiple Ebooks for recipes and self care.

Check out Sendowl and see how you can start selling Ebooks too.

Did you know that you can make online courses?   I didn’t think this would be something that I could do.  But there are so many different websites out there that help you do this.  Are you knowledgeable about something valuable that you could teach to someone else?  Then this might be the job for you.

For example, there are a couple courses I am enrolled in currently and they are all different.  There are prenatal and breastfeeding classes to classes about blogging.  Whatever it is you have knowledge in, you can turn that into a class.  Teachable is an affordable and easy to create and sell online courses.


Make Money Taking Surveys

Before I even thought about making a blog, I used to take surveys online while I was hanging out at home with my kids.  It’s really easy and you can do them from your phone.  You don’t make a lot of money from surveys but even a little bit helps when you work from home.

On survey sites like Swagbucks, you can get coupons, cash back, gift cards and more.  Be sure to check out the survey site that you sign up for.  There are some spammy sites out there for this kind of thing.


Make Money Writing

There is lots of opportunity for writing on the internet, you just have to find it.  You can use websites like Fiverr, where you make yourself a profile and do freelance work for people.  Or you can write articles for websites, magazines, etc.  Make A Living Writing has a great list of websites who pay writers as well as lots of other help for new writers.

If you love writing, are great at telling a story, or have knowledge about a certain topic then writing your own book could also be an option for you.  Publishing your own book is pretty easy using websites like Createspace.  You can create your book and sell it on Amazon.  You could become an author.  I like the sound of that!


How To Make Money As A Stay At Home Mom

There you have it!  These 6 different ways are how you can make money as a stay at home mom.  Starting my blog was the best decision I have ever made.  It has allowed me freedom in my life and to stay at home with my boys and make money at the same time.  You can start a blog of your own here.


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