Creative Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Can Make Money

January 22, 2019 by Lily Wright

Being a stay-at-home mom is a full time job. From managing the day-to-day needs of your household to keeping every member of you family on the right schedule, there are few hours remaining at the end of a day. It might feel nearly impossible for moms to make any cash on the side, but there are a few creative ideas to consider.

Rent out a room in your house through AirBnB.

While this might not be possible for every household, if you have extra space in your home, renting out a room on AirBnB might be a great option.  Yes, you’ll have to accommodate a stranger in your home every so often, which might be an instant “no” for some, but the actual labor involved is minimal, and the pay-off can be huge.  Depending on the location of your home and the demand, families can make anywhere from $30-$200 per day.

Take on freelance projects.

There is demand in the world for just about every area of expertise. Have a knack for writing or editing? Great at managing a budget and spreadsheets? Or, perhaps you have design skills and are great with Squarespace or WordPress? Depending on the time you’re willing to give, taking on a weekly or monthy freelance projects can be a great way to bring in some extra cash. Freelance jobs can be found on sites like Upwork, Indeed, and Writers Work.

Run errands for others through TaskRabbit.

If you’re great at furniture assembly, cleaning, organizing, or helping others move, TaskRabbit might be a great way to make quick cash. Quick home projects can bring in anywhere from $50-$200. The great part is you can build your own schedule and make the efforts work when you have the free time.

Go thrifting & flip items online.

If you love antiques or have an eye for quality used goods, you can make an entire side hustle on this passion alone.  Hidden gems are everywhere, it’s just a matter of knowing where to look and where to sell. Vintage clothing, old records, or antique furniture can sell for quite a bit of money on Craiglist, Etsy, or stores like Beacon’s Closet. Next time you’re passing a local antique shop or a the Goodwill in town, stop in to see what you can find. You never know!


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