Being a stay at home parent is a full time job… no arguments there, right? But it certainly doesn’t pay a full time paycheck. At least not in tangible money. And the reality is, money is probably tight when you’re first starting a family. You’re used to living on 2 incomes but that’s simply not possible anymore now that you’ve got a little one running around at home.
Or is it?
With the internet and technology, it’s now possible for a stay at home parent to start contributing to the household income without having to abide by a set schedule. So let’s talk about a few ways that you can earn extra money from home and set your own hours.
I mean you’re already at home taking care of your children, right? There are many parents who are looking for babysitters on a regular basis. And since you are raising your own children, they’ll trust you.
This will allow you to earn extra money and get your kids to start socializing at a young age.
You can sell products online without having to actually own the products. You don’t need any inventory and you can make some pretty hefty profits on each product that you sell. There are many people who are earning a full time income using this method and Shopify is probably the most well known platform.
Teach a Course Online
Whether you realize it or not, you have knowledge and value to offer. You know how to do things that other people would love to know as well. Maybe you’re a really good cook, play a musical instrument well, or take really good photos. Whatever it is, you can teach it online through a platform like Udemy and Kajabi and earn a very good living.
Get Paid To Write
There are many large blogs and websites out there that are publishing 3 or more articles per day. Do you really think that the owner of the site is creating all that content? Absolutely not! They hire people like you to write the content for them. So if you have an aptitude for writing and typing, you can earn upwards of $50 or more per article. These websites demand quality work so be sure to put some real love and effort into your articles!
Doing odd jobs on Fiverr is a great way to earn extra money. Whether you know how to write, set up websites, design graphics, do effective marketing, even translation… I can guarantee there are many gigs for you on Fiverr. You may not get rich on Fiverr, but you can easily earn an extra $500-1000 per month by completing simple mundane tasks that other business owners simply don’t want to do.
Just about everybody has a blog these days. Maybe it’s time you jumped on the bandwagon! People are scouring Google every single day to learn tips and tricks about any and every subject you can imagine. Whether you want to start a cooking blog, parenting blog, or any type of hobby blog, you can do so and make a very good living if you are persistent.
The best part is, you don’t even need to have your own products! There are many systems out there that allow you to sell products and services that are already created and set up… you simply need to promote those products on your blog.
When someone buys through YOUR link that you posted on your blog, you get paid a commission. There are many options in regards to what you could sell.
You could find products on JVZoo or Clickbank. You could even become a distributor of a network marketing company and build a team of distributors using your blog in combination with social media. Personally, I like high ticket business models like the MOBE affiliate program or Digital Altitude. You can read a full review of the MOBE affiliate program here or browse through some of the products on Clickbank.
At the end of the day, you should know that there are options. If you are feeling stressed about how tight money is since becoming a parent, then you should check out a few of the options we talked about today.
Whatever you choose to do, be sure to talk to your spouse about it and make sure that you are in agreement with your side hustle endeavors. Especially if there are costs involved.
Your family, your spouse and children, need to have priority over money. After all, you’re looking into this because you want to provide the best life possible for your family, right? Don’t sacrifice your relationships just for a few bucks.