From cooking, cleaning, and changing diapers, being a parent is already a full time job but without the paycheck. If you think you need another source of income to help provide for your family or you just want to be able to earn extra cash, there are a lot of ways that you can work within the comforts of your home. Not all of these jobs will fit in your lifestyle and free time so find the one that suits you best and start earning!
1. Find a freelance job
There are a lot of websites today, like Upwork, Fivver, Craigslist and more, which offer different types of jobs for freelancers. From writing, transcription and web design and development, the choices in these websites are almost endless. So if you have a knack with words, try applying for jobs that are looking for content writers or copy writers. If you have previous experience, build a strong portfolio to attract more clients.
2. Start an arts and crafts business
If you are a crafty mom then this may be the choice for you. Whether you like crocheting or making polymer clay sculptures, with the internet, it has become so much easier to reach other people and sell your work. There are also websites like Etsy and Shopify to make selling and organizing your sales easier.
3. Be a mommy blogger
Creating a blog is easy and free. You can choose whatever topics you want to write about and what products to promote. If you think running a blog is too much work, you can start by contributing to other blogs and get paid for your articles.
4. Tutor students
If you have kids at school, some of their classmates may want to have a tutor. You can talk to other parents and tell them what you offer. An experience in teaching would be a plus but basic knowledge of their lessons would suffice as long as you have the patience of teaching. If you have an internet connection at home, there are also companies and websites that offer online teaching.
5. Have a garage sale or sell online
Over the years, you will accumulate a lot of clutter, baby stuff, toys, and other things that your kids may not use anymore. If they are still in decent condition, you can have a garage sale or sell these online. You get to earn extra money, and at the same time, get rid of all unused clutter in your house.