These days, there are plenty of ways to make money for stay at home moms! As a "SAHM" myself, I know that, even though it is great having the privilege of staying home with your kids throughout the day, it is also nice to be able to have a few extra dollars in my purse that is "just Mommy money" or "splurge money" for those spa days or whatnot. But how to get those extra bucks? Here are 8 ways to make money for stay at home moms that might help you out.
If you only have one child, or even two, one of the ways to make money for stay at home moms is babysitting. Having one or two more kids come over and play with your kids will offer some social time for the children and liven up your world a bit. And depending on how much you watch them, it could bring in an extra $30 to $150 a week!
2. In-Home Lessons
Another great way to make money while staying at home with your kids is giving lessons at home. Piano lessons, other music lessons, after school tutoring and even arts and crafts are a great way to make money while doing things that, maybe, you gave up to be a SAHM. If I had a piano right now (and a place to put it) I would definitely be giving piano lessons!
3. Sell Food
Many people are willing to pay to have locally grown fruits and veggies as well as homemade breads, cakes and other desserts and even jellies and jams! If you have the touch of a green thumb, or love to bake, this might be your way of making money. Set up a roadside stand and sell to your friends and neighbors. They will love having the farmer's market brought to them and you'll love the extra cash it brings you!
This is a touchy area for me. Personally, myself enjoying a love of the photographic arts, I find that since digital cameras have become such a big thing, as well as easy editing software, there has been a vast rise in "so called" photographers popping up everywhere. Sadly, many of them are no good. They take a cheap, ill-posed shot, throw it on the computer, add some special edits and call it a good photograph, when in fact, it isn't. I don't mean this in offense. It's just the truth. Having a digital camera doesn't make you a photographer. If, however, you have a gift of good photography, and enjoy it, take a few online classes to know how to better your image when you take it, (rather than in Photoshop) and then start you a little business. Babies are my absolute favorite to photograph! What could be better than getting to love on a tiny baby and make money too?
5. EBay Resell
So, baby girl has outgrown her cute little dresses and you don't plan to have anymore children. What do you do with those gorgeous dresses? Sell them on eBay! Even if you don't make exactly what you paid for it back, you are still profiting, given the fact that your little girl got wear and use out of it as well, right? And if you have the right brands and hot trends, you could do pretty well for yourself!
If you have the gift of magically whipping a needle and thread into a beautiful dress or purse, you could be making your extra money by sewing. Many people are willing to pay several dollars in order to have a new, custom made dress for their little girls for church, beauty pageants, or just to flaunt around the grocery store. Depending on how good you are and what kind of dresses you make, you could make anywhere from $25 to $100 or even $200 for some dresses! Of course, some of that is expenses, but it's still some extra money, right?
7. YouTube Videos
If you are good with being in the camera's view, and you love to make people laugh, or give beauty advice, you might look into becoming a YouTube sensation. Many people don't realize this, but after your video gets so many views, you are approached by YouTube with the offer to make money by advertisements for every view of your video. Personally, I don't have time to mess with a camera and editing and all, but there is something different for everyone! If this is up your alley, give it a try! Hey, you might even get invited on Ellen's TV show!
8. Online Article Writing
If you enjoyed English in school, and you still enjoy a bit of writing, you might look into writing articles online. There are many websites one could write for, including our very own allwomenstalk.com, that offer the SAHM a chance to make a few extra bucks! I greatly enjoy the opportunity AWS has given me to make some extra money. If you think writing is for you, and would like some more information concerning working for AWS, click the "contact" button in the upper right corner and send us a note (along with a sample of your writing)!
No matter what way you decide to make money, be sure it is a legit business before giving personal information. As many legit ways to make money are out there, there are many scams out as well. Just be careful. Do you know of other ways to make money for stay at home moms? If so, I would love to read your comments!