5 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Can Make Extra Money
It’s been two weeks since our son was born and one question that’s been on my mind is, “how can I help other parents make extra money on the side (or work from home) so they can spend more time with their kids?”
First, shoutout to the parents who make it work. They go to their 9-5 jobs after zero hours of sleep, pay for someone at daycare each day to watch their children, and they continue dominate time management like a boss in between car seats, swaddles, and messy diapers.
Much respect. #NotAllHerosWearCapes
By the way, I’m not “throwing shade” at parents who have to go to jobs…What I’m saying is that my mind has been on crazy “dad-mode” for the past few weeks and we couldn’t be more grateful to be able to stay home and grow our online business while watching our son and learning this whole parenting thing.
So, I decided to rip up a quick blog to show fellow mom and dads how to make extra money on the side if they’re interested in learning how to work from home full-time. Keep reading to find a side-hustle that fits your situation.
5 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Can Make Extra Money
1. Work From Home As A Freelancer
Have you heard of Upwork.com? This is one way to make more money on the side while working a full-time job until you can establish steady work. If you’re creative and talented at a specific skills (i.e. editing videos, Facebook Ads, Graphic Design), there are companies that will hire you online as a “Freelancer.”
This is a perfect way to get paid on your passions and a legitimate way to earn extra money using any skills that you have. There are unlimited “side hustles” that companies will hire you for. I’ve hired people to create websites, videos, graphics, and a big one is becoming a virtual assistant to help with small projects each week.
2. Create Your Own Online Trainings
Take it to the next level and create your own online trainings using Udemy.com or Teachable.com. If you have a skill that a lot of people ask you about – turn it into an online training where people pay you to teach them your skill without you having to physically be there.
- Do you know how to grow a large audience on Instagram?
- Do you know how to create a website that shows up on the front page of Google’s search results?
- Don’t have to over-complicate this. You can teach anything.
I have a friend who created a successful online training that teaches people how to find happiness. Yup. Crazy, right?
The reason people will pay for online trainings is because this saves them hours of their time researching it on YouTube and spending tons of money trying to figure it all by themselves when they could just pay a fee to learn it immediately. This is another great way to start making money on the side from home.
3. Start an Etsy Shop.
Have a penchant for woodworking, jewelry-making, embroidery or pottery? Sell your goods on Etsy, the go-to site for artisans selling home goods, art and knickknacks. Last year, almost 30 million shoppers spent more than $2.8 billion on Etsy, according to the website.
My buddy, KC Shaffer the CEO of Savage Mane Beard Company, did some research on beard oils and then went to work on setting up shop online. He now has a legitimate work from home job with oils, accessories, and swag with customers from all over the world. It’s a simple idea and a great way to make an extra income.
4. Multi-level Marketing (MLM)
This one seems to get the most “shade” thrown for being a legitimate way to make more money on the side for parents.
This is our main source of income that allows us to work from home, take vacations 4 times a year with friends and family, and was originally just a side hustle to get out of debt and ahead of our bills.
In my opinion, MLM is a genius business model that allows people to make either a part-time or full-time income on the side with a very minimal startup costs/risks. You can align yourself with a MLM company and product for a a few hundred bucks and this will include your own website, back office, shipping, social media & business trainings, etc.
Most people refer to Multi-level Marketing as a “pyramid scheme” based on the business model of earning money online both through the sales of the products, through recruiting other distributors, and also when those distributors recruit distributors of their own, you’ll earn money on the income they generate too.
If you’re considering becoming part of an MLM company, you need to investigate the opportunity thoroughly, just as you would with any other proposed business venture. Not all Multi-level Marketing plans are created equal, but every business will require you to work if you want make more money on the side.
And if you don’t want to build passive income by growing a “downline,” you can always check out…
5. Affiliate Marketing
This is a simple way to make a few hundreds bucks each month by signing up to become an affiliate for certain products or services for free.
This works great if you have your own blog or a great social media following online because you can promote products that you’re passionate about using. To find out if certain company’s offer an affiliate marketing opportunity to make extra money, scroll to the bottom of their website and look for “Affiliate Programs.”
You might not get rich from this but it will bring in some extra money for you to stay at home with the kiddos.
There are a lot of different ways for stay at home parents to make extra money on the side and work from home, but these are few that I highly recommend to help you create more time, wealth, and freedom in your life so you’re able to kick it with your kids.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach me here: email@example.com
Lastly, instead of listing out the other hundred possible ways to work from home, I’m just going to list a few articles that are helpful:
- 45 Honest Ways to Make Extra Money Online
- 30+ Genius Ways To Make Extra Money Working From Home
- How To Work From Home – 60+ Ways To Earn Some Extra Money
I wish you all success. Cheers!
P.S. IF YOU’RE EVER CONSIDERED WORKING CLOSER WITH ME AND YOU’RE INTERESTED IN CREATING MORE TIME FREEDOM IN YOUR LIFE WHILE MAKING AN EXTRA INCOME FROM HOME, CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT YOUR INFORMATION.
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