Are you a stay at home looking to make a little extra cash? If so, you will want to check out these 10 ways to make money for stay at home moms. Perhaps you want to contribute to the household expenses, or maybe you could just use some extra fun money. Whatever the case may be, there are legit ways to make money working from home. Here are 10 ways to make money from home that you can try!
12 Ways to Make Money for Stay at Home Moms
1. Open an eStore.
Are you crafty? Or perhaps you have odds and ends around the home you no longer use. If so, why not open an eStore? You can open one on eBay or Etsy, both perfect for selling your handmade or used items for cash. Visit eBay or Etsy and see how simple it is to open your own eStore up. It only takes a few minutes.
2. Write eBooks.
Are you knowledgeable on a certain subject? If so, why not write an ebook? Amazon’s Createspace program is an easy way to get your text turned into an eBook in a few simple steps. You can then sell your book on Amazon at the price of your choosing. Visit createspace.com to get started.
3. Sell direct sale products.
Companies such as Mary Kay, Scentsy, Avon, Thirty One, etc. are direct sale companies, allowing you to own your own business while selling their product. For a small buy in amount you can become a sales rep and make a nice commission off of each sale. Visit the website of the direct sale company you may be interested in to learn more.
I have several friends who have made full time incomes selling Young Living Essential Oils, it is important to find a product you believe in and that you think you and your family will use for a long time. If you’re interested in knowing more about Young Living email me at [email protected] (dot)com I’d be happy to send you more information.
4. Be a ghost writer.
Many websites and bloggers are looking for ghost writers to provide content for their websites. To find work in this area, do a search for blogs looking for ghost writers or content providers. You can also pitch yourself to some of your favorite blogs to see if they are looking for ghost or guest writers.
5. Tutor students.
Are you skilled in math, reading, or writing? If so, why not become a tutor? You can advertise your services among family and friends, and at local schools if allowed. Most tutors are paid by the hour at the completion of the service.
6. Provide childcare.
Providing childcare to other moms is a great way to make some cash. Let other moms know you are open to watching their children. Or, you can advertise in your neighborhood that you will provide a block of care during specific hours. Make your rates known up front as well as any qualifications you may have.
7. Provide mailing services.
Many companies have bulk mail that needs to be prepared for mailing. Look for these jobs in the local classified section or call around to see if any area businesses are hiring for help with this. Duties would include addressing, weighing, and applying postage to prepare items for mailing.
8. Be a consultant.
Do you have a background in law, finance, the arts, or teaching? If you are an expert in any of these areas, chances are you could be a consultant for hire. As a consultant, companies pay you to come in and share your advice. Prepare a media kit for yourself (there are tons of tutorials online for this) and begin sending to companies who fit the genre you specialize in.
9. Pet sit.
Do you love animals? Pet sitting for those unable to be home during the day can be a lucrative business. Advertise your services locally or in your own neighborhood. It will give pet owners peace of mind to know they can count on your services.
10. Sell at local markets
Do you love to bake, craft, or grow your own produce? Then why not consider renting a booth at a local farm market? It is a great way to share your talent with others while making some extra cash as well!
Every year our local area has a Boutique Show that runs for just 3-4 days. You can make items and then sell them on a weekend to earn extra money. This is great if you don’t have a lot of time each week but you want to be able to create products in your free time.
11. Open an Instagram Store
I also have several friends who have opened “Instagram Stores” they post photos of things they have made and make custom items for friends and family members. For example Holiday Wreaths, Kids Clothes, Scarves, etc. are all great items to sell on Instagram! You can use Paypal to send and receive invoices and keep things secure! Paypal also has a shipping option that makes sending products much easier so make sure you check it out!
12. Sell Freezer Meals or Meal Plans
Have you thought about selling things you’re already doing for your family? If you have friends who work they may be interested in purchasing 8-10 Freezer Meals at a time from you, you could easily do a Bulk Freezer Cooking Session then sell the meals to several friends and family members! Or consider selling your shopping list and menu plan if you’re a detailed person, there are often people who would love to have these things that don’t have the time to create their own. So think of things you’re already doing that might be helpful for others and post on Social Media asking if anyone is interested.
Give these 10 ways to make money from home a try and see how easy it can be to put a little extra cash in your pocket!I’d also love to hear your ideas! Just leave a comment below and let me know your favorite ways to Make Money from home!
You can also check out my post on How to Make Money at Home for even more ideas of how to make money online without leaving your home!