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As parents, we are always on the look-out for ways to make extra money to enhance the family budget.
It’s no secret that additional income equals security, peace of mind and even fun in our daily lives.
To achieve this, we scour job boards, ask around in forums and Facebook groups and even hand out business cards. But sometimes we forget overlook an incredibility obvious source for extra income so that’s why I want to talk about How Moms can Make Money Helping other Moms
Moms can do so many amazing things. We can type an email one-handed while feeding a baby with the other. When it comes to lugging in 12 bags of groceries, pack mules got nothin on us (personally, I’d rather hang grocery bags off my forehead than make two trips). Another thing moms can do amazingly well is stick together and support other moms. If you are looking for an additional income, why not make money helping moms just like yourself?
“But what do I have to offer?”…you may be asking. How about starting with the knowledge, experience and wisdom that you already possess? I’ve always said “somewhere in the world there is someone willing to pay you for the knowledge that you have in your brain.” Your expertise is the product you can market to moms everywhere. Know how to write a press release, a business plan or even plan an event? I promise you there are moms/women in business in need of that assistance right this moment. The situations that you have encountered and overcome as a mom are ones that other mothers are face too. They could benefit from what you know to make their life a bit easier.
Another way (and one that’s like the “gift that keeps on giving”) is the creation of an e-book based on your experience, advice and skills that can be used as a guide for anyone in need of it. You probably have a lot of good advice to offer, but unless you pull it out of your brain and put it in some sort of legible format, it will never help anyone else. If you have a talent for writing this will be less of a challenge for you but the first step is to sit down, write down some ideas and organize your thoughts on paper.
Our own Becky Mansfield has done just that with her successful Potty Train in a Weekend e-book & her How to Be a Stay at Home Mom on one Income e-book and I see new e-books popping up all the time from smart and savvy moms like us. You can create and publish them yourself using cool tools like Kinstant Formatter that formatts your ebook for Kindle, or just use a PDF format like I did with my Create Awesome and Shareable Images with Picmonkey guide. The bottom line is; it’s very “doable.”
For more money-saving ideas: 5 ways to make money from home
How about you? If you could write an e-book about the knowledge you possess, what would you write about?