Are you currently pregnant, unemployed and looking for a way to make money from home? In this post we are going to show you 20 legitimate ways to make money from home while pregnant and unemployed.
Thankfully, today, just because you become pregnant does not mean that you cannot make money. If you have an internet connection, you can potentially make money to help you get by and have some cash when your baby arrives.
First lets look at benefits you can claim while pregnant and out of work.
What benefits can I claim when pregnant and unemployed?
What benefits you can claim while jobless and pregnant depends on where you live and whether or not your country or state has a social welfare system in place.
In the UK, there are benefits including:
- Sure Start Maternity Grant
Free prescriptions and NHS dental treatment
Paid time off for antenatal care
Statutory Maternity Leave and Pay
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Healthy Food Scheme and Health Start Vouchers
If you are resident in the US, get in touch with your local benefits office to find out what you are entitled to.
Some benefits open to low income families and pregnant women include:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Welfare or Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)
- Supplementary Security Income (SSI)
How can I make money from home while pregnant?
If you have access to the internet, there are lots of legitimate ways for you to make money. Below are 20 ways that you can earn extra cash at home.
Blogging is easily the most popular solution to make money from home while pregnant. There are quite a number of mom blogs online right now but there are opportunities for anyone looking to start one. The main reason is the fact that advertisers are willing to spend money on ad space on parenting blogs.
Blogging does take time to start generating an income but once it does, it offers countless lucrative opportunities when done right.
To start a blog you need to:
- Pick a niche that you want to write about
- Register a domain name
- Purchase a hosting package
- Write helpful content and product reviews
- Look for sponsorship’s and join ad platforms to monetize
Coaching or tutoring is a good option for anyone pregnant and unemployed who has previous coaching experience or who have shareable skills.
Coaches can earn anywhere between 5$ to $120 an hour online. There are a number of ways that you can become an online coach including:
- Setting up your own website
- Set up a coaching page on Facebook
- Contact businesses directly
You must ensure that you offer value to your customers so that you can gain repeat purchases.
3) Book writing
If you ever aspired to write a novel in your life, now could be the right time for you if you are jobless and pregnant. Today there are thousands of authors making a living from selling ebooks on their own website and on Amazon and other sites to sell ebooks.
You can use freelancing websites to find freelancers who could create ebook covers and properly format your novel into an ebook.
You have heard of the term the “Gig Economy” referring to the huge grow in freelancing opportunities over the past 10 years. There are lots of websites to find freelance work. You can list what you are good at on websites like:
Another option is to get in touch with companies who you think you could deliver valuable services to help them.
5) Selling old items
There are also lots of apps to sell your unwanted clothes like Depop. Most websites and apps that sell stuff online will pay you with PayPal, so it is worth signing up to Paypal so you can get paid.
6) Answering Surveys
There are lots of websites out there today that will pay you for your opinions. When you receive a survey from a legitimate panel, you should always answer truthfully and give your honest opinion. If you give the same answer to all the questions given or finish a survey too quickly, you may get disqualified or even worse, banned from the survey panel!
A quick tip is to join several survey panels. This way you get more surveys to answer which means you earn more cash! You might also find that some panels that you join, will offer you the same surveys.
7) Managing social media for businesses
As a pregnant woman, you can work at home as a social media manager. If you have experience managing social media accounts for businesses, you can always apply for remote social media positions.
You should check out job boards for remote social media job opportunities for companies around the world. One of the benefits working on social media accounts is that you can work from anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection.
It is essential that you have experience of managing social media ad accounts and have a track record of generating results.
8) Graphic designing
Graphic design work can be done from anywhere in the world. If you are pregnant, you could find yourself working from home if you have a talent for designing visuals and graphics.
For this type of job you will need a good understanding of interpreting job specs and be familiar with following a brand guidelines.
If you are a freelance graphic designer, you can find jobs on freelancing websites, like:
If you want to work at home, you could earn money by creating stock photographs and selling them online. You can set up simple scenarios in your home that you can photograph that would represent a situation.
You could also take a stroll to the outdoors now and then and take photos of landscapes. You could then sell those photographs online.
10) Web developer
If you are a female web developer, you could work from home designing websites. You could create your own affiliate websites or build websites for clients.
If you are pregnant and unemployed, there are lots of courses online where you could learn the basics of web design and apply them to projects that you may find online through freelancing websites.
11) Videography And Animation
If you have an interest in making videos, you can do so with videography and animation. If you have a flair for videos, there are lots of software solutions out there that can help you make videos to sell to businesses.
Video marketing is the future of how brands succeed online and attract new sales. You can do this job at home and would be a great way to make money from home while pregnant.
Are you well versed in languages? One of the hottest skills that are in demand right now for international businesses is languages and translators.
If you are a pregnant woman without a job, this could be a great way to earn money online and help to support the newborn.
You can find translator jobs in a number of ways from looking up careers pages of international businesses to finding job opportunities on online job boards.
13) Audio Transcriptions
The job of an audio transcriptionist is to convert audio in text. This is a simple task an a great way to make money from home while pregnant. There are sites like Rev that pays transcriptionist to transcribe audio into text format.
You can also find opportunities online as a transcriber on freelancer websites while you can also work for transcription companies that hire on a freelancer basis.
14) Workout instructor
Pregnant women can make money by just making the workout videos to inspire the people and to help those who cannot afford the high gym fesses. You can record simple videos of yourself doing simple exercises that would suit other mothers to be.
You can set up a website and offer videos as a premium package where people pay to get access to the workouts.
Another way to monetize workouts is to build up a subscriber list on YouTube and monetize your videos with ads.
There are lots of microjobs websites online that pay you cash to preform simple tasks. If you are unemployed and looking for just some extra, cash to pull you over, then this would be an option for you. Microjobs will not make you rich, but they could help you pay bills.
Some examples or microjobs websites include:
- Amazon Mechanical Turk
16) Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants are essential for businesses that employ freelancers. As a virtual assistant you can offer any service to businesses around the world from tasks such as:
- Data entry
- Calendar scheduling
- Scheduling meetings
- Social media management
If you are looking to make money from home while pregnant, you could consider babysitting. This could work well as it may also give you experience for when your own child is growing up.
You can find babysitting jobs through Facebook and online through local noticeboard websites.
18) Representing Brands As An Ambassador
If you have a large social media following or become a blogger, there are influencer networks that you can join to start to represent brands and promote them. Some brands work directly with pregnant women to promote products. This could be a great opportunity for you and could lead to more promotions when your baby arrives.
19) User Testing
User testing jobs are similar to the microjobs listed above. If you are passionate about technology and are aware of what elements cause a bad user experience on websites and apps, this is a job that would be perfect for you.
If you are looking to find user testing jobs you could sign up to sites like:
20) House renting
Pregnant women can make money by renting out unused rooms in their homes. If you have a spare room or you go away for weekends, you can use sites like AirBnB to rent out your rooms. This would be a great way to earn extra cash by doing very little work.
All these ways will make a pregnant woman’s life easy and help purchase all the necessities for the new baby. We listed out various options so it’s easy for a woman with any kind of interest to make legitimate money from home while pregnant