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So you want to learn the secrets on how to make money as a stay-at-home mom. You’ve come to the right place.
As a mom at home, your job is usually to take care of the house and the kids but wouldn’t it be nice to earn some extra money on the side?
I thought to myself, and wondered how could moms earn extra money?
As I scoured Google I saw there were so many ideas for stay-at-home moms to make money each day and enjoy them too.
It’s a win-win!
Why stay-at-home moms should get a side hustle
Think about all those times you spent a whole day watching Netflix. Binge watching episode after episode of Game of Thrones, Criminal Minds, and The Walking Dead just to name a few. Like, who doesn’t love watching their favorite series or movies, right?
I’ll admit watching tv was a fun way to pass the time but I wasn’t making any money doing that. In fact, I was losing out on potential income.
Time is quite precious so if you spend all day doing something that doesn’t make money then you’re actually losing money.
The thing is, there are tons of legit ways to make money online. Matter a fact you already know a couple. It’s just you don’t know how to start. I’m here to give you that extra push just to take the initiative to bring out the true side hustler buried deep down inside you. After all, we could all do with a little more income each day.
Check out all the stuff you can do to make more money every day below!
Here Are 5 Ways To Make Money As A Stay-At-Home Mom
1. Start A Blog
Blogging is actually pretty cool. It’s a great way to start an online business and it’s one of the top businesses for stay at home moms.
So far I’ve been able to make money from affiliate marketing where I promote products and sites using affiliate links. Most of my income comes from survey companies and courses.
First, you need to pick a category you like and one that is also popular with other people. Some great ones to get into are Travel, Food, Health & Fitness.
Since you’re a stay-at-home mom think about sharing your ideas on Parenting. I bet you have some tips that will surely help other moms.
Related Post: How To Start And Make Money With A Blog [The Right Way]
2. Complete Surveys
Surveys are such an easy way to make some extra cash. It’s free to get started and some even give you money just for signing up.
Some survey sites which pay well are:
Surveys are great for stay-at-home moms because they can be done quickly, anytime, anywhere (once you have an internet connection of course).
While the kids are playing in the family room why not earn some easy money to pass the time?
3. Invest Your Money
Any money that you have in your savings account is actually losing money as the years go by. This is because of inflation where $100 today wouldn’t be worth $100 in the future.
To make sure you don’t lose money you should invest.
An investing option I like is using an automated investment service like Betterment. It’s a great service for anyone new to investing but doesn’t know where to start.
Betterment invests your money in various stocks and bonds using their special algorithm and the risk level you set.
As with any type of investment, there is always the risk of losing money but investing is a better option than leaving your savings in the bank because interest rates are so low and you want to keep up with inflation.
4. Become A Freelancer
I started freelancing using UpWork. It was way better than trying to search for clients, phone calls, email and all those painful tasks.
Data entry was the first area I worked in but it was monotonous and the pay was unacceptable, at least for me.
Then I found copywriting. The hidden Jewel in freelancing. It’s one of those areas you can start with absolutely no experience. Also, I did it and I made thousands of dollars. My degree is in accounting just so you know.
There is other freelance work you can do for clients as projects are constantly being posted on the site every day. Check out projects for:
- Virtual Assistants
- Resume, Article Writers
Check out some of my earnings from UpWork below.
5. User Test Websites And Apps
Like surveys, user testing is also easy to do. You can make decent cash for your time. Most sites pay $10 for a 15-minute test. All you have to do is give your opinions about the website or app you are testing.
One site I loved to use is Validately. You should definitely check it out. Simply talk aloud with a few written responses at the end and make some cash.
Read the post below and see some of the money I actually made from user testing.
Now that you’ve seen these five ideas for stay-at-home moms to make money, choose one and let’s make some money!
Over to you!
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