Money Making Side Jobs for the Stay at Home Mom
Being a mom is a great experience that brings along lots of love and loads of work. No one doubts that nor do they argue with it. It can become an overwhelming task on some days, heck, some moments, and then there will be days when you’ll wonder what to do with the free time at your hand. Here are some legit ways you can work from home.
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Don’t we know you sometimes also want to earn a few extra bucks while also being able to spend quality time with your kids? It is more than true now, we do both. No more stressing about balancing work and family, we can have our families, raise our families and have a side job too.
Here are a few things we look for:
- Plenty of quality time to spend with kids
- Have a feeling of self-reliance while doing so
- Feel independent
- Manage our household with the freedom to earn a few dollars too
- A job that doesn’t force them to shift things too much from your current life.
One of the fastest growing options for the caring and loving moms these days, who also want to contribute towards the finances of the family are side jobs that don’t need their full-time involvement or being away from family and kids too!
Let’s take a look at some of the most promising part-time side jobs that can make us $2000-$3000 a month during when the kiddos are napping or at school. It’s a way to use our time in yet another productive way and make us more independent while they are able to stand on their own two feet.
Virtual Assistant ($200 / week = $800 a month per client)
Chances are you haven’t given this amazing opportunity much of a thought. However, Virtual Assistants is one of those careers which come with amazing benefits at the comfort of working from home. It’s true that this was not much of a possibility until recently. Thanks to the exponential rise in social media now virtual assistants are now among the most sought after professionals on the internet. Their rates can bring in real money for your household and your pockets for a few hours of work.
As a virtual assistant some of things you would be responsible for include:
- Schedule Meetings
- Send Emails Using Canned Responses
- Answering emails
- Data collection and analysis
The possibilities on how you can help are endless. Find a solopreneur, a realtor, a blogger, a stylist, a jewelry maker, an Etsy or Amazon store owner and ask them if you can be of service to them!! Email them (yes! email them!) and ask if you can help!
If you can manage to 3 clients that are paying you $200 / week, that may not sound like a lot of money but at the end of the month you would collect for yourself, you can easily make around $2400 per month. That’s real money! Made while you are working from home!
Now that sounds like a good opportunity, doesn’t it?
Monthly Payout - $2400 for 3 Clients
Proof Reading/Editing ($10-15 per post)
If you have an eye for errors or an ear for english, proofreading and editing posts may be a piece of cake for you. You need to proofread a pre-written blog and/or edit it if there are any mistakes. Most bloggers also have eBooks and Guides and Books coming out. There is a lot one can do! Try finding proofreading and editing jobs through Facebook groups or Freelance sites like Freelancer.com or Upwork.com. You can earn around $10-$15 per post without much of a time commitment from you. If a blogger writes about 8 posts per month and pays you $10 for each post that’s $80 of cash you didn’t have before for a few minutes of your time. What if you had 3 clients??
Monthly Payout - $240 for 3 Clients
Set Up Blogging Tools
What if we tell you that you can earn hundreds of dollars with a laptop, an internet connection and no technical know-how?
I know if any of my friends came to me and said, how can I help? I would direct them to the tools I am about to tell you and ask them to help me there.
This is especially good if you want to work on a project-by-project basis. If you can spare just a few hours from your day and start setting up some of the tools, you would be in awesome, marketable shape. Not only can you help one, you can help many.
Start by watching some YouTube videos to learn the product. Most platforms do not require you need to know anything about coding and are mostly quite straight forward. Plus I promise you, if there is a question, it probably been addressed and a work around has been made. Do one setup at a lower rate so you can physically go through the process. Once you learn a Tool, I cannot tell you how marketable and invaluable knowing these tools are. Did I mention you don’t have to learn how to code or anything??
- ConvertKit: It’s THE tool that most people who email you use. It’s THE tool. It’s an easy to use email marketing software that you can use to grow the audiences. You can start by charging them for the initial setup and offer an hourly fee and monthly maintenance fee.
- SumoMe: This is similar which can be used to grow a blogger’s email list.
- LeadPages: Similar to ConvertKit and SumoMe, LeadPages comes with an exception that you can use landing pages, social media posts, text messaging and emails to collect leads and build customer contacts for bloggers.
These tools may sound tricky right now, but once you go through them, you’ll realize how many you can help. Charge a set-up fee and then a monthly maintenance fee.
Set-up: $200; Monthly Maintenance; $65
Monthly Payout for 3 Clients - $795
Consider Blogging Yourself
Have you thought of having a blog before?? Do you know what it would be about? It’s one of those really great creative outlets that most people are still confused by. How does one make money from a blog?? Okay, there’s advertising and sponsored posts. But now there’s great opportunity in affiliate marketing and creating your own products.
I find most people fall in one other these categories when it comes creating a blog: you’ve always wanted to start one, you’ve started one, or you have never even considered the idea. Whatever your situation, I firmly believe it’s a great investment, much less fun thing to do!
- Start by setting up your hosting for something like $4 / month on Bluehost.
- I use SquareSpace as my tool to build my website which is something like $8 / month. (And it’s an easy tool to learn - yet another marketable skill!)
- Get writing! Share and share and share!
- If you’re worried about traffic, there are plenty of thoughts out there on how to improve your traffic but you know me, you know me, I love Rosemarie Groner and her Pinterest Strategy Guide not a bad investment at all at $35.
- When you’re ready to your blog to a real income generating level, like Michelle Shroeder who makes over $100k a month, you can start by taking her Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course. Affiliate marketing was her primary income source for the longest time.
So there are many ways to generate multiple streams of income from having a blog. Even if you decide not to monetize your blog directly, it’s a great placeholder for companies to see what you are up to, what your values are and act as an online resume. It’s a great way to establish your authority as a freelancer and with time.
Monthly Payout - Infinite possibilities.
Coaching/Consulting – Subject Matter Expert
There is a good chance that people often talk to you and seek guidance on a particular thing. They may appreciate your style, the way you parent, how you manage your household or decorate.
What I want to say is, if you have a skill that can make others’ lives better, then you should think about offering it as a service. Start by asking your friends and family if they would pay you. Go to your local church or community center. Put it out there in one of your Facebook groups.
If you start at charging $100 a session, if you have 3 clients you are now bringing in $300 more than you were before!
Monthly Payout - $300+
I know we are busy with our lives. I know our little ones take up all of our time. I also know so many of us want a little bit more. Start now. Trust me, you can do these things you dream of without blowing up your life at home.
I'd love to hear from your experience and which idea you liked the most. Let me know!