Being a stay-at-home mom is very rewarding but can also be difficult, especially when the bills come rolling in. There’s a lot written on the internet about what stay-at-home moms can do to make their own money, thus allowing them to contribute to the sometimes overwhelming amount of money it takes to live. Sorting out information from the internet can be overwhelming. Some sites say the earning potential from what they offer is unlimited, when actually it’s only pennies. Some are scams. Following are some legitimate ways that stay-at-home moms can earn some extra money.
There are quite a few sites that you can write articles for. The articles are short, usually consisting of 300-400 words. You are reading one such article right now. This form of earning money is perfect for stay-at-home moms who usually have sporadic periods throughout the day with some free time. Articles can be partially written and saved in a word processing document. Then when more free time presents itself, you can go back and write more or finish the article. You then transfer the article onto the writing web site of your choice. Yahoo Network Contributor is a great place to start writing. Original articles that you submit to be published are reviewed and if approved, you will receive an upfront payment for that article. And once your article is published, you will also earn pay per views. That means you will get paid each month after a set number of people have viewed your article. The more you write, the more you will make. Check out Yahoo Network Contributor for the specific details on their up front and pay per view policies. Some other reputable websites are:
All of these web sites have different rules and requirements, so be sure to read them carefully. But they are all reliable as far as being fair to their producers and paying on time.
Sell Crafts on Etsy
If you enjoy making crafts, then Etsy is one of the best places to sell your products. It is well known and their commission is very small compared to many other sites. Etsy is free to join. You only pay 20 cents for each item listed which lasts up to 4 months or when the item sells, whichever comes first. And when you sell an item, Etsy takes 3.5% in fees which is very reasonable compared to other selling sites. Browse the site to get a feel for the many different types of items that are for sale. Who knows, you may even come up with a unique idea just from browsing.
You can create your own blog and earn money. The subject matter you write about is up to you. It’s helpful to write about your interests or passions so that you won’t ever run out of subject matter. With blogging, you can promote products, sell ads or use Google’s AdSense program to make money. A great website to start blogging on is WordPress. Take a look at their website to see the types of things people are writing about.