Today I am sharing 5 ways to make money from home, because it was my dream to be a stay at home mom (or work at home mom) to spend more time with my kids. They are young and I wanted to be with them. I had previously taught elementary school, but I needed to find a way to make enough to supplement my husband’s income from home.
(Here we are with our four young children)
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I hope that these ideas help you, as well.
My first series on saving money was How to be a Stay at Home Mom on One Income, but today I am going to talk about making money (not just saving money). 🙂
My top 5 ways to make money from home are:
1- Work outside of the home part time – I know, its not really making money from home, but it is the best way to BE home and make money. Even a 5 hour work week will make your family extra money that you can save or use it as you need it. I am a play therapist, so I am using my degree in education to help other children and other parents. I love my job and I love helping these sweet kids to have success in their daily lives! If you have a passion, find a job that will let you use that to benefit your family financially. You can even work from home. I make $1400 a month selling Rodan + Fields and over $600 a month selling Young Living Essential Oils.
2- Sell things – craigslist, ebay, consignment sales, mommies networks, etc… These are all great ways to sell things from home and to make money. You could even make things (like this DIY wooden calendar) and sell them online to make a profit!
3- Start a blog – You can earn a lot of money blogging, or at least receive free products. It is a great way to earn a little extra (through ads and sponsored posts) or to try out products for companies and write about them on your blog. My husband and I are both full-time bloggers and we make a full income blogging.
Learn how to start a blog in 2 minutes here.
4- GET THINGS FOR FREE! You can find these items for free online!
5- Work part time from home doing things in your home, like tutoring or organizing for others. Being a transcriptionist is another work-from-home option. You can even find a website, like Fiverr.com, that lets people pay you to do odd jobs from home, like editing a book, designing a book cover, etc…