Can you make money from home? The answer to that question is yes, yes you can! Since becoming a stay at home mom, one of my future goals is to work from home and provide financially for my family without my family being affected by it.
It has been 2 years since I’ve been home and I have managed to work 16 hours a week assisting my cousin, who is special needs, and making some some money from blogging. There are many ideas for stay at home moms to make money out there, but some are just not legit nor right for me.
For some time, I have earned some small income online and continue to increase the amount as the months pass by. The problem with finding ideas for stay at home moms to make money is that, though many blog about it, the details and getting the job can be quite hard.
You can find many ways to make money online, but you can also make money from your own home as well. Selling, baby sitting, etc are great ways to make money, but more about that later.
How much money you want to make depends on the job and your background. How much time do you want to spend each week working? How much time do you want to spend away from your family?
Just because you are working from home, doesn’t mean that you will be able to attend to your family needs every time. Some stay at home jobs require the home to be extremely quite; for instance, if your job consist of telephone customer service. Speaking to someone and having a screaming child in the background is not good business practices, so many companies that DO offer work from home, make this a requirement for this reason.
You have to make sure that you are able to complete the job without interruptions. This is why it is important to learn the kind of work from home job you want for yourself.
My family is important to me, I have written how what it was like when I was working, and because of life circumstances, it is important for me to be there for all my children. For that particular reason blogging is a job that really interest me and works for me for now. Maybe in the future, virtual assistant will be one.
For this particular reason, I posted 4 ideas for stay at home moms to make money, without stressing that you are putting your family last. These ideas have been working for me since becoming a stay at home mom. I know that there are tons of jobs out there for just working at home, but again, these are the top that have been working for me.
I also will be posting websites with more information, and more stay at home jobs that are great source of information and most importantly, legit.
4 Ideas For Stay at Home Moms To Make Money
Babysitting – You can find work babysitting from your home. You can also score big if you work evening and weekend. The more flexible you are, the better the money. It is because I specialize with children with special needs, I tend to favor babysitting them more. It's something I love to do; I love watching and spending time with them. For that reason, word of mouth is good.
Habilitator– This is something I do for my cousin and consist of teaching him life skills. I work with the mentally handicap, and truly love it. You work for a state agency, but the patients' parents or guardians are technically your boss. You work through the social worker and the parents to teach them.
The good thing about this job is that it is very rewarding. The down side is that you sometimes have to travel, but to places where you normally would go. Trip to the stores, library, community events, etc. My job is to take him to places and teach him to socialize and use his socialization skills.
The other downside is that it's a part time job, and the hours can be reduced depending on budget. I got the job because I was asked to by a family member, because they needed someone who was “home,” flexible, and had a car.
Selling things online – You might think this can’t lead up to a good income, but it can. Working retail, I met many who simply sold things online and make good money.
Thinking outside of the box for minute, a $1.25 bag of Doritos with a game code sold for $5 a bag online. Why? Because people were looking for codes for a game I had no idea what it was about.
I had customers who would buy this specially marked bags for this reason and make money off of it. Also, many of the stuff we sell in US stores are not sold overseas, and many Americans overseas will purchase items on Ebay.
You can sell anything online; from ink cartridges, to old phones, there’s a market for anything. If you love creating things, open an Etsy account. If you want to sell unwanted stuff from your home, sell it online via Facebook or other social media.
Start A Blog – This one can be an entire other post on how to get started on blogging. Can you make money? Yes, but not overnight, and it takes time and it's a lot of work. The resources of how to start a blog and how to make money from a blog are out there. Simply search the internet, and you shall see tons of sites with useful information. Starting a blog can be overwhelming at times and slow, but you can start a blog with basically no money at first.
Be creative and do some research, you will find awesome ideas to make money from home.
As a stay at home mom, the are options are endless on ideas of making money from home. Some money making ideas from home will require money out-front to purchase supplies. This is something to consider if selling merchandise is something you want to do.
Like any job, you have to work. If you want the money to come, you work hard for it. How much money you want, again, depends on how much work you're willing to put into it. If you are looking for more stay at home job options, here are two posts dedicated to legitimate work from home jobs.
40+ Legitimate Ways to Earn Money as a Stay-at-Home-Mom – Red and Honey – This post contains a list of 40 stay at home job ideas. Some of these come with information and sample links.
50+ Legitimate Work From Home Job Opportunities – Single Moms Income – I admit that I have been a long time reader of this blog, and it is very helpful. It contains many helpful resources for moms out there, single or married! This post contains a very detailed oriented one with links as to where to get more information. You will find jobs from customer service, to web designer.
As you can see, there are tons of ideas for stay at home moms to make money from home. Some are simple starter jobs, others are more intense. The most important thing to remember is to find the job that is for you. Making money from home, whether online or not, is possible.
What other stay at home job ideas do you have for us stay at home moms?