You may want to be able to stay at home but still, contribute to your household income? You may not feel exceptionally qualified to do anything that will make you money without having to go out and get a job. However, you probably have lots of skills, or you can quickly learn them. These skills will allow you to earn money without leaving the house or finding childcare for the kids. Below are seven different ways for Moms to make money from home.
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Selling Items You No Longer Use
One of the quickest and easiest ways to make money from home is to declutter your home and sell things you no longer need. Facebook Marketplace makes it easy to connect with buyers in your area that may want what you no longer do. If no one in your area wants your old items, you can list them on eBay to reach more potential buyers.
Beyond selling your own unused items, you can also find ways to get inventory that you can resell at a profit. Reselling items in this way can become a full-time business for work-at-home moms!
Check any wholesale liquidation centers in your area for items you can resell on Facebook Marketplace or eBay. They may have merchandise you would find on Amazon or at Walmart for a fraction of the cost. Many liquidation centers sell products in excellent condition by the pallet at a considerable discount.
Another closely related idea is to sell items on behalf of others and make a commission for yourself. Many people have things to sell but may not have the time or knowledge to sell them.
For example, perhaps you have a friend that has an extensive baseball card collection. He can give you his collection to market online or locally on Facebook. You can agree on a percentage of the sale price that you will receive.
Word of mouth is powerful. Once your friend sees you can sell their baseball card collection, they will tell their friends who also have baseball cards collecting dust in their basements that they may want you to sell for them.
If you already have your own small children that you care for each day, babysitting can be an easy moneymaker for you. You can first offer to babysit your friend’s children or family member’s children. Advertise your babysitting services on local Facebook groups too, and you may find others who need a babysitter whose children you can watch for extra money.
Become a Virtual Assistant
Having a computer and reliable internet services opens up many more opportunities to make money as a work-at-home mom. You can still learn to become a virtual assistant (VA) even if you have limited skills. Basically, you can do the busy work for bloggers or online business owners looking to outsource specific tasks.
Business people online will pay their VA to check emails, write articles or other content, share posts on social media, update or add product pages, take pictures, create and cook recipes, and much more. None of these tasks are complicated. If you already check your own email and post on Facebook or other social media regularly, you probably already have what it takes to become a Virtual Assistant. Every client will have specific needs. Many will even want to train you to ensure you do the job the way they like it.
Start a Blog
This is more of a long-term moneymaker for work-at-home moms. However, spending time on a blog while doing other money-making activities can significantly reward you. Many blogs earn thousands each month with affiliate links. Affiliate links are special links that make the blog owner a commission when a visitor clicks the link and purchases. They can also earn money through advertising on their blog. Depending on the amount of time you devote and your niche, it may take 6-18 months or longer to get there, but it’s worth it later down the road.
Though some may already have a natural talent for photography, it’s a skill that you can learn to make some extra money. You can create stock photos and sell them online. Website owners and bloggers can then purchase a license to use your photos on their websites. You can earn money each time a picture is licensed.
Of course, you could also expand this into a local photography business. You can take family portraits or even photograph events like parties or weddings. If this is something you’re interested in, the possibilities are endless.
Selling on Etsy
Etsy is an excellent place for work-at-home moms to earn money, no matter what you sell. It’s not for the used items in your home (unless they are vintage), but if you are creative, you can make new and unique items to sell on Etsy.
If you enjoy crafting, you can make a solid income from home with Etsy. People on this platform expect to pay more for handmade and unique items. If crafting is something you do not enjoy, you can design printables to sell online at Etsy. This way, you can make money with no physical inventory! Digital printables are a fantastic way to make a passive income online without substantial start-up costs.
Teach a Course
Many people have become work-at-home moms by teaching what they know online in an online course. As long as you have a hobby or a skill you could teach others, you can make money with this method. Online platforms will allow you to create a video or written course on any subject.
Some examples include things such as photography, baking, home organization, or exercising. These are just a few examples. The possibilities here are endless. If you have any specialized knowledge, you can create a course and share that knowledge with others. You can earn money for every student that enrolls in your course.
People who don’t want to scour the internet sorting through the free information on a topic will gladly enroll in your course to have everything organized and in one place. You may be able to charge $97 and up, depending on the subject matter you are teaching. For some topics, it’s not uncommon to see a $497 course. Imagine the money you could earn by teaching others something you already know and love.
There are many ways for moms to make money from home. Try thinking outside the box, as creativity can allow you to make money in some unusual ways. Doing so can also take you from earning a few dollars doing what everyone else is doing to earning thousands each month doing something that very few people are doing! These seven are just scratching the surface.
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