How To Make Money As A Stay At Home Mom

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Making money from home is something almost everyone wants to do. Being a college student I wanted to be able to make money from home so that I could control my schedule, and still travel on breaks. I knew making money online was possible after reading as many income reports as I could get my hands on. I was determined to make money from home online.

That is what led me to many of the things that I am going to talk about in this post. Deciding to start trying to make some money online, is what has led me to find a career online. I can now say that I have been fully employed by working online for myself for the past year. 

Working from myself online has allowed me to: 

  • Travel all over the midwest with my husband while still earning more money than I ever imagined.
  • Put me and my husband through college.
  • Allowed us to live off campus. We actually now get to live in our own house while going to college which is life-changing because the married student housing really isn't all its cracked up to be. 

I am so excited that I work online now because I know that when we have kids it will be amazing to be able to make a full-time income but also get to be a full-time stay at home mom. Thinking about my future and how grateful I am for my blog is what made me decide to write about how you and everyone else can make money online while being home for their kids.

Which is why I can now say that I know it is possible to side hustle and make money online every month as long as you are determined.

If you want to hear more about how I make a full-time income online you can click here to read all about how I make money online.

Here are a few ways you can earn $2000+ from home every month

1. Start A Money Making Blog

SPOILER ALERT, I make a full-time income blogging now (10k+ a month) So this is the method that I have the most faith in. Whenever someone around me says that they don't like their job I always try and persuade them into starting a blog. Most of the time they don't end up starting blogs sadly but a few people in my life who have done it and changed their own lives blogging.

Blogging has allowed me to earn a passive income, I spend maybe 30 minutes a day working many days I don't even pick up my computer. Blogging is not as intensive as some people think it is especially now that I know what I am doing. 

I feel like blogging is a great job for a stay at home mom because it is not time-sensitive, no one can get mad at you when things come up and you just don't have time to do it. Plus you can fit it in your schedule whenever you want to. 

If you want to join my free how to start a blog email course here is what w go over in it:

  • Day 1: How to start a blog for beginners. 
  • Day 2: How to install your first theme and create a free logo.
  • Day 3: Planning out your content.
  • Day 4: Monetizing your website as a beginner.
  • Day 5: Increasing your website's traffic to make more money.
  • Day 6: Planning out your long-term goals.
  • Day 7: Wrap up & Guide to follow for the future to maximize profit.

Starting a blog and making money is probably not as hard as you may think. I started making money blogging my very first-month blogging, and oh boy was I a beginner I had no clue what I was doing. Which is exactly why I know anyone can make money blogging. If you want to know how I made money my very first month blogging you can read more about that here in my post about how I made money my very first-month blogging.

I started a blog and earned more than 6 times the amount I invested into it the very first month, so needless to say it was very affordable. Here I am now a few months later earning a full-time income from it.

If you want to know how to start a blog you can click here and follow my free step by step guide, so you don't have to wander through it like I did. Which means that you can probably earn money even faster than I did.

I highly recommend starting a blog it has honestly changed my life for the better. Now I am going to get to stay home and raise my kids and travel while having a job I absolutely love.

Want to learn from me personally on how to turn your blog into a successful business in 30 days? 

Check out my ebook "30 Days to Blog Success" you can check it out here.  I have decided to once again make it available for a limited time  since so many people have been asking about it (you can read reviews here). I know many people want to start making more money before summer and spring come around so they can do fun stuff and take of extra time off while its warm. Plus now it comes with new extras:

  • One-on-one coaching ($200 Value). 
  • Step-by-step guide for how to become a successful blogger. ($150 Value)
  • Access to a private group only for people who have read the book. ($190 Value)
  • & Way more you can read all about the new goodies here.

This is your last chance to grab my book before I take it offline for the spring.

Don’t miss your last chance to work with me personally!

The e-book is basically about how to start a blog, how to build a social media following and all the things I have done to take my blog from $0 a month to over $10k+ a month. It is a 30 Day Kickstarter guide to being a successful blogger. 

2. Investing

Investing is something I think is really fun, and thrilling to do myself. If you do your research or get lucky chances are you could make an extra $1000 this month investing. If you are new to investing but want to invest there are great apps that will help you invest when you have no idea what you're doing.

  • If you are interested in investing in cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum) I use and recommend Coinbase, which is a website and an app. I use the app form the most. From the app, you can invest, sell your investments, and monitor your investments. I do not recommend investing in cryptocurrency if you do not know the reason behind it, and how volatile the market can be. Bitcoin is not a get rich quick scheme the market is very up and down.
  • If you are interested in investing your pocket change in many different ways I recommend investing apps like Stashwhich allows you to invest a minimum of 5$ and watch it grow. You can invest from your phone or computer.

3.  Collect Cash Back From Shopping

Shopping is something everyone does every month. Whether your budget allows you to do casual shopping, or just shop for the things you need. Everyone would love to make money while shopping. Making money while shopping has changed the way I shop forever.

While getting "Cash Back" isn't quite making money while shopping getting $1000 a month in cashback from everyday purchases is still saving you $1000. 

1. My favorite cash back website to use when online shopping is Ebates because of there google chrome plugin. Every time I am on a website that offers cash back they tell me how much it is, and all I have to do is click a button to get it. 

As a college student, I got over $100 back last year when buying my textbooks for the spring semester, and over $120 the past fall semester. I mean as a college student that's like 20 trips to taco bell a semester. 

Ebates has cash back on almost anything on almost every website, you name it Amazon, Target, Walmart, Lowes, Ulta, Macy's pretty much everywhere has Ebates. If you aren't already using Ebates I highly recommend it. They pay you by check sent to your house, or by PayPal. 

If you want to use Ebate's or check it out click here.

2. For shopping that you don't do online, I love the app Ibotta.  Before you go shopping you check out the app for deals, then you decide where you are going to buy them. Once you buy the item you take a picture of your receipt then Ibotta will deposit the money into your Ibotta account. 

3. For Grocery shopping I love the app Checkout 51 It allows you to get cash back for things you buy in the grocery store. Just pick your store, then browse the deals. When you are all done snap a picture of your receipt and let the cashback stack up. Once you reach $20 you can request a check and they will send it to you.

4. Become an Uber or Lyft Driver

I know that many moms may not have time to drive Uber or Lyft but if you do I know that in my area it pays close to $22 an hour! I have a friend who on the weekends drives Ubers and makes an extra $1000/month. If you are an excellent driver with some free time I highly recommend looking into becoming an Uber or Lyft driver. 

Even if you just do it a few hours a week you could be missing out on a few hundered dollars a month! It is a great opportunity to jam in the car while making some extra money.

I know that on the Lyft website it will tell you how much you could make in your city, so head over to their website type in your city and the number of hours you would be interested in driving and they will tell you how much money you could be making! (it is way more than you would be making at some crappy part-time retail job believe me!)

If you are interested in making money driving:

You can click here to find out more about driving for Uber.

You can click here to find out more about driving for Lyft.

5. Dog Watching or Walking

I know that I love pets, but in our rental house we can't have any pets sadly so here I am petless. But a great way for me and you both to get our pet fix it would be for pet walking or pet sitting. There are apps out there nowadays that are being compared to the Uber of pet walking. 

Wag!: Get paid to walk dogs in your area, my cousin goes to NYU and didn't have the time to get a job while handling college. Instead of taking on a part-time job she didn't want she decided to walk dogs. She used Wag as a walker and made enough money to fulfill her needs while in college. If you are interested in walking pets to make $1000/mo I highly recommend checking out wag.

You can check out Wag! by clicking here.

6. Sell Your Useless Stuff Online

I recently just moved from a one bedroom apartment into a five-bedroom house. Contrary to popular belief I actually had some stuff to get rid of. So to investigate how easy it actually is to sell stuff online I listed my stuff on a few popular apps. 

What I found was that Facebook Marketplace is actually the best place to sell stuff at least in my area. Within one day I had sold all the 20 items that I had listed (it made for a very hectic day, to say the least) 

Everywhere else I listed my items I made 1 sale max. 

Here is a link to an article that tells you everything you need to know about selling on Facebook Marketplace.

7. Babysit

If you are someone who already has kids and feels comfortable watching more kids it is a great opportunity to make money. Many parents will allow you to watch their kids in your own house along with your own kids. If you are staying at home to watch kiddos already what is one more to the mix? especially when it pays well!

Thanks to websites like it is now super easy to find part-time babysitting jobs. Babysitting is not for everyone but it is a good way to make money if it is something you enjoy doing. 

I use to babysit from and within my first week, I had so many families contacting me that I had to turn them away. 

You can click here to find out more about, and make money babysitting.

In addition to Care I have heard of people having great successes positing that they are accepting children to watch in Facebook Marketplace, so if you live in a busy area I would highly reccomend posting on Facebook Marketplace.

What is the best way to make money from home as a stay at home momma?

In my opinion, I continue to think that making money with a blog is the best way to earn money from home. I have been blogging as my full-time job now for the past year. It is truly life changing if you can motivate yourself to do it. If you are interested in blogging JUMP IN WHOLEHEARTEDLY! It has changed my life and I know that it can change yours.