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13 Real Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom.

13 Real Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom

13 Real Ways for Stay at Home Moms to Make a Side Income.

Being a stay at home mom is often stressing because of a number of tasks that you have to accomplish daily with no full-time paycheck attached. For example, you have to constantly change diapers, preparing meals, wiping runny noses, dealing with temper tantrums, putting away toys and taking children to school and to practice and back home.

Away from the joys of parenting, there are a number of tasks that stay at home moms can perform and make money to help the family financially. Consequently, here are 11 real ways to make money as a stay at home mom.

Freelance writing

Crafting great and refreshing contents every day is not often an easy task as it may seem. For that reason, as a writer, you can pen high-quality articles for blogs and websites covering different niches.

You need to love writing, be creative, good at grammar and have a computer and a reliable internet connection.

There are a number of freelance writing sites such as Upwork and Craigslist where you can get freelance writing jobs. The pay tends to differ from one client to another and the specific work. For example, for a 2,000 words article, you can be paid from between $25 to $45.

Here are my favorite sites where you can start as a freelancer:

  1. Upwork – a few years ago, Elance and oDesk merged to form Upwork. According to the company, it is “the premier freelancing website for companies to hire and work with the world’s most talented independent professionals”.The platform says it has over 12 million registered freelancers and more than 5 million clients.
  2. Freelancer – The platform says that help millions of small businesses to find and use freelancers.

How much money can I earn: About $20 per 1000 word article.
How much does it cost to start up: You just need to register on Upwork or Freelancer.
How long time it takes to start making money: About a week.
The possibility of earning at least some money: Very high as long as you find a blog to write for. It depends on how skilled you are in writing and how fast you can write a good quality content.

In this video, you can learn how to start making money as a freelance writer without experience.

Related Post: Become a Freelance Writer

Virtual Assistant

Companies are often looking to hiring virtual assistants, administrative tasks, as they are increasingly operating online. That is to save on operational costs associated with brick and mortar stores.

Some of the tasks may include reading through the email inbox and responding to customers, creating content and posting to a site and respond to or make calls.

You can list your service on a freelance site such as Upwork and when you get a job you may be able to earn from between $8 to $20 per hour.

How much money can I earn: $8 to $20 per hour
How much does it cost to start up: Just need to register on Upwork
How long time it takes to start making money: About a week
The possibility of earning at least some money: It depends on how skilled you are in the following areas:

  • Programming – WordPress,Wordpress Plugins, WordPress Themes,HTML 5,PHP,mobile APPS ,E-commerce ,Joomla and MySQL.
  • Internet Marketing – SEO, PPC account management, Social Media(especially Youtube and Pinterest), email marketing, powerpoint presentation etc..
  • Graphic Design – Web design, Print Design, Infographics, Logos, Vectors and business card design.
  • Customer Service – Data Entry, customer service rep. web research, accounting, and transcription
  • Translating – Hot languages at the moment – Chinese, Spanish, Brasilian, and Japanese.

In this video, you can learn how to become a virtual assistant:

Photography

You can be paid for photography services and that will largely depend on how good you are with the camera, your portfolio. You must be creative and have the skills to be able to come up with high quality and great looking pictures.

You can do real estate pictures for realtors, and baby photography, among other possible areas. You can then sell your photos through sites such as Shutterstock.com, Dreamstime, and iStock and earn from between 25 cents to $120 per each image downloaded.

How much money can I earn:  25 cents to $120 per each image downloaded
How much does it cost to start up: Equipment and training in photography.
How long time it takes to start making money: It depends on how skilled you are if you are beginner you need at least one month.
The possibility of earning at least some money: Extremely high

Website and Graphic Design

The importance of a website to any business at this age and time cannot be overstated here. And since designing logos and website requires technical know how, if you have the skill and the experience you can get a job.

In most of the freelance sites, you will be able to get a website or graphic design jobs. Pay will depend on the client, job type, and your skill level.

There are also other design contests you can participate in sites like 48HoursLogo and 99designs.

How much money can I earn: About $80 per logo
How much does it cost to start up: Software to make a logo.
How long time it takes to start making money: About a week
The possibility of earning at least some money: It depends on how skilled you are in graphic design

Survey sites

At the present, most of the businesses are increasingly looking for data about consumers to be able to come up with products and services better suited to their needs. For example, with information about customers, hotels are able to implement designs that cater to your needs and avoid the ones which you don’t have a preference for.

Companies are willing to pay to get that information. You can get paid completing short surveys through sites such as Swagbucks and American Consumer Opinion.

How much money can I earn: About $100 per month
How much does it cost to start up: Absolutely nothing.
How long time it takes to start making money: 15 minutes
The possibility of earning at least some money: Most of this site will give you $5 only for sign up.

In the following video you can find the top 5 survey sites:

Blogger

You can write about parenting issues apart from other areas of interest that would help in attracting visitors to your site. With no followers, it won’t be possible to make money.

You can do that through a free platform such as WordPress.org. GoDaddy.com is great for providing web hosting services including a domain name for your website, database storage, email addresses among others. Of course, you will have to pay a small amount for that.

You can earn money through affiliate marketing, and display advertisements by using the free Google AdSense service.

How much money can I earn: Only the sky is the limit. You can earn a lot of money from blogging if you put the time it needs.
How much does it cost to start up: About $50 – You need a domain name $10, 1 year hosting about $40 you can use a free theme to start with and change it later if you want.
How long time it takes to start making money: At least from 2 til 3 mounts and you need to post at least 30 blog posts so Google can find you and start to rank your blog. If you have a large following on social media you can then start promoting your post to them and start to earn income earlier.
The possibility of earning at least some money: If you are consistent and don’t give up to easy you have a great chance to succeed as a blogger.

Video Overview: How to Make Money Writing a Blog – Our Story from $0 to 10k per Month!

Related Post: How to Become a Blogger and Make Money in 2018

Tutor students

You can share your knowledge to help struggling students in a number of sites with the common ones being Tutor.com and Udemy.

Some tutor jobs may require that you spend a great amount of time like at least 5 hours a week and also be qualified to tutor.

How much money can I earn: An tutor earns on average about $20 per hour
How much does it cost to start up: Absolutely nothing.
How long time it takes to start making money: About a week
The possibility of earning at least some money: Very high

From this video you can learn how to run a tutoring session:

Watch videos

Swagbucks website is a popular one for watching videos through its Watch section and you get paid for that.

If you doubt that, be sure to take a 1-minute tour to understand how that works. When you sign up and watch your 1st video, you will be able to receive $5 bonus.

How much money can I earn: About $0,05 per video
How much does it cost to start up: Absolutely nothing.
How long time it takes to start making money: About a week
The possibility of earning at least some money: Very High

Babysitting

This is one thing you are definitely good at and you can advertise your babysitting services through a site such as Care and Sitter City.

How much money can I earn: You could expect to earn $5-$10 per hour per child.  5 kids would be $200 to $300 per day at those prices.
How much does it cost to start up: Absolutely nothing.
How long time it takes to start making money: You can start to make money today:)
The possibility of earning at least some money: Very high

Test websites 

Knowing the usability of a website is important to the success of a business. The only way businesses are going to know about the usability of their websites is through feedback from customers.

There are a number of sites you can use to test websites and provide feedback to companies and they include User Testing, TestingTime, Userlyticsand WhatUsersDo.

How much money can I earn: About $10 per day and $200 per month.
How much does it cost to start up: Absolutely nothing.
How long time it takes to start making money: About a week
The possibility of earning at least some money: Very High

Write a Non-Fiction eBook

Writing eBooks is an excellent idea for people who like to write and could do enough research and learn more about the topic if it is necessary. It is probably one of the easiest and fast ways to make money from home.

Here are my tips for publishing a Nonfiction kindle book on Amazon:

  1. Don’t write to long books, it is better to choose one topic and explained in details(If you want to sell it on Amazon the best length is between 8000 and 10000 words.
  2. Separate these 10000 words in 10 chapters of 1000 words and try to write a chapter for 2-3 days. This way you will not feel overwhelmed and after 3 or 4 weeks you will have the book ready for publishing and promoting.
  3. If you don’t have the design skills you should pay for the book cover. You can buy an awesome ebook cover from Fiverr for only 5 USD.
  4. With the most people didn’t know is that the 80% of the revenue coming from paperback kindle books. The only thing you need to do if you want to sell paperback books is to buy a paperback cover again from Fiverr for only 10 USD and you are ready to go.

To get started, just write your book of about 50,000 words in a word document.  Then head over to Smashwords.com which can help you to format your doc for putting it on the Kindle and iPad and other eBook readers.

How much money can I earn: It depends on the topic you choose and how you promote your book. You can expect on average from $100 to $300 per month per book(including paperback).
How much does it cost to start up: $10 for book cover if you want to outsource it.
How long time it takes to start making money: At least 30 to 60 days.
The possibility of earning at least some money: Very high.

Video Overview: How To Write and Publish Your Nonfiction eBook in 10 Days

Related Post: Kindle Publishing: How To Build A Successful Self Publishing Business?

Arbitrage for Amazon FBA

This one is a really cool way to make money as a stay at home mom

Amazon.com is the world’s largest online retailer.  Put something up there and try to sell it fast!

You can go to your local store and hit the clearance section.  Buy up a shopping cart full of things and then mail it to Amazon FBA. Amazon then will sell these items for you and pays you your commission.

In this video, you can learn how to start step by step selling on Amazon FBA for beginners:

Related Post: FBA fulfillment by Amazon

How much money can I earn: There are people who make TONs of money ($10000 per month)using this strategy.
How much does it cost to start up: You need probably between $100 to $500 to start with.
How long time it takes to start making money: About a month
The possibility of earning at least some money: Moderately high

Sell things online

You can sell handbags, video games, sports equipment, designer clothing, collectibles and knickknacks through sites such as Etsy business, eBay or Craigslist.

How much money can I earn: It depends on how many old things you have.
How much does it cost to start up: Absolutely nothing.
How long time it takes to start making money: About a week
The possibility of earning at least some money: Very high

In conclusion, the ways to make money as a stay home mom above are not that exhaustive, there are still plenty of ways and they can be researched online. Importantly, it is important that you be on the lookout, scammers are prowling online and you can be scammed. And lastly, you must be focused, organized and have self-discipline for you to be able to work from your own comfort, at home.

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About Vlad

Vlad is a Founder of TruePassiveIncomeIdeas and Partner at CloudHostSpace. Over the past 10 years, I have enjoyed a diverse career as an investor and entrepreneur and business executive.

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