If you’re a stay at home mom looking to make some extra cash, there are plenty of ways you can continue to stay home AND provide for your family.
Here are six creative ways to make money from home:
1. Start a blog:
If you enjoy writing and have something to share, starting a blog can be a great way to make money from home. You can monetize your site through advertising, sponsored posts, or selling your own products.
2. Rent Out Storage Space in Your Home
Need some extra cash? Renting out your unused space is a great way to earn money on the side. The best and easiest place to do this is through Neighbor, which is like the Airbnb of storage. You can make $600/month just from renting out an unused garage or storage area, for example.
3. Sell photos online
If you’re a talented photographer, you can sell your photos online and make some extra cash. There are a number of stock photography sites where you can upload your photos and receive a commission every time someone buys one of your images.
4. Provide child care
If you’re good with kids, providing child care can be a great way to make money from home. You can watch other people’s children in your own home, or you can provide daycare services at a local school or daycare center and bring your child with you.
5. Start a pet sitting business
If you love animals, starting a pet sitting business can be a great way to make money from home. You can offer your services to friends, family, and neighbors, and watch people’s pets while they’re out of town.
6. Offer freelance services
If you have a skill that others need, you can offer your services as a freelancer and make money from home. You can offer writing, editing, web design, or any other service that clients are willing to pay for. One great site that caters to work-at-home moms is Hire My Mom – which lists jobs from all sectors that moms can do from home.
These are just a few of the many ways you can make money from home as a stay at home mom. With a little creativity and effort, you can find the perfect opportunity to suit your needs and make some extra cash.
Erika Finn, founder of Stacking Acorns, is an attorney who graduated from law school at University of California, Berkeley. She was a member and editor of the California Law Review and won the Prosser Prize for Legal Accounting. She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University- Bloomington. Stacking Acorns is a personal finance website for women by women. We help mid-life women achieve financial freedom through real estate investing and other streams of passive income.