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5 Ways Stay-At-Home Moms Can Make More Money

5 Ways Stay-At-Home Moms Can Make More Money

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Being a stay-at-home mom is a serious full-time job in its own right, but sadly, you don’t get paid for your endless hours of hard work. Whether you are a single parent or not, money can be tricky to navigate when you provide full-time at-home care for your children – especially when you’re trying to build some college savings or pay off your house. But, thankfully there are plenty of options out there for moms to pull in some income while their kids are having an afternoon nap or at school.

Remote Work
It really doesn’t get much better than scoring some remote work when it comes to working from home. Do you have a creative background? Great, because countless companies (from media companies to nonprofit websites to corporations) are always in the need for someone to write, edit, produce and proof quality content, from graphic design to written copy. Some companies will offer to pay you by word, by project or by the hour, so make sure to figure your rates out for a variety of situations. There are tons of remote jobs to pick from, so consider your skills and find the right position for you.

Love to Bake?
Plenty of people out there started their own companies just by selling their baked goods to friends and families on the side. If you love to bake and always find yourself on the receiving end of compliments, you may have what it takes to start making some cash from your sweet treats. Utilize the power of social media to spread the word by snapping high quality photos of your creations. You should also ask your friends and family to help drum up some business by telling others they know who may be looking for some desserts.

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Utilize Etsy
If baking isn’t your thing, but you love handmade arts and crafts, you may want to think about selling your items on sites like Etsy. There is obviously a ton of competition out there right now, so you need to figure out what your thing is and stick with it. Since you’re already a mom, that’s already a built-in audience, so you may want to think about doing something that will appeal to other parents. For instance, do you love making stuffed animals for your kids? If they’re unique enough and super cool, you may rake in some good money selling them to others – especially if you take custom orders. Again, you will want to utilize social media to get the word out there and it also may be a good idea to send some pieces for free to influential bloggers in the hopes that they feature your items. Losing money on one item could mean selling hundreds more.

Childcare
If you are already at home taking care of your kids, you can always offer childcare and add in an extra child or two. You wouldn’t want to take on too much, since you already have enough on your plate, but adding an extra child or two to your daily routine may be worth it to you. Figure out how much you charge per hour or day and then tell your friends to spread the word. Create a profile on Care.com and start today.

Sell Your Baby Clothes
Once your child grows out of all those cute outfits that you amassed while pregnant, you can easily sell them on sites like eBay – especially if the tags are still on. Moms all over the world would rather buy second-hand than buy anything brand new, so you probably won’t have a hard time making some money on the side by listing them online. You can make even more if you also sell all of the toys that your kid refuses to play with now.

Consider Tutoring
Being a tutor on the side for children in grade school is a great way to supplement your income, all while brushing up on things your own child will be learning as they get older. There are tons of different options for tutoring out there and one doesn’t even require you to ever leave home. Some tutors couch kids in neutral territory, like a library, while others actually go to the student’s home. You can do these options while your own child is at school. Or you can tutor students remotely from the comforts of your own home. Meaning that you can time your kid’s naps with tutoring sessions that you can do via Skype from your own couch. Sold.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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