Are you a stay-at-home and wanting to contribute more to the family finances? Well now you can! There’s so many options out there for stay-at-home moms. Here are a few great ways I’ve earned extra money while staying-at-home with the kids.
Ways to Earn Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom
1. Start a Blog and Monetize It
I started a money saving blog, The Frugal Free Gal, the first year I became a stay at home mom in 2008. I currently own two blogs (see them all here) and I do monetize both of them. I enjoy blogging at home because I am able to keep a very flexible schedule. I can attend social events during the week such as Bible Study, school events, meetings, and more. With three kids, a flexible schedule is very important to me.
Do you want to start a blog? Read my post How to Start a Blog and Monetize It, Too!
2. Join Survey Sites
While completing online surveys may not be enough to qualify as a full-time job, it can be a great way to earn some easy money or rewards in your spare time. Check out sites like Survey Junkie and Vindale Research. They are free to join. These companies need opinions from moms just like you to make their clients’ sites and products better, and you can get paid or receive rewards in exchange! My best advice is to find one or two sites that are right for you. Browse through each site to see what they offer and you’ll get a good idea of which site(s) are worth your time, efforts, and energy according to your interests.
3. Earn Cash Back and Rewards
There are so many ways to earn gift cards and rewards, as well as cash back. I love to save my gift cards and rewards for Christmas and birthday presents! Here are two ways to earn:
- Earn Swagbucks to earn gift cards and rewards
- Earn Cash Back through Ebates
- Get Cash Back on Groceries with the Ibotta and Checkout 51 App
4. Learn Photography.
There are many families that love to have their family portraits taken at a reasonable cost. If you aren’t considered a “professional” photographer, offer your services at a deep discount while getting started. You can even let some families know that you are in training and need extra practice. There’s so much to choose from: newborn, pregnancy, family portraits, etc.
5. Offer a Service
What things can you do that people would pay you for? Can you create or design websites, cook meals, cut lawns, clean houses or pick up other kids from school? Do you have what it takes to become a virtual assistant for bloggers? Chances are, whatever tasks you do every day, there are people out there who would pay you do them for them as well so they don’t have to. While it may take some creativity to find paying clients, this is a great way to find steady work doing a task you love.
More Ways to Earn Money As A Stay At Home Mom:
- Babysit, Petsit, or Housesit
- Tutor a Student
- Answer Phone Calls
- Walk Dogs
- Mow Lawns
- Sell Items Online
If you find that you have extra spare time and want to contribute and earn money while staying at home, consider the options above!
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