Are you a mom that wants to work from home? Whether you are looking for a full-time job or you want to earn some extra cash, there are plenty of ways that you can earn money working from home. For stay at home moms, though, any job needs to be flexible, so it can fit around the other tasks of the day.
If you are wanting to earn some extra cash, here are 25 legitimate ways that stay-at-home moms can make some extra cash.
Getting paid to complete online surveys may not be the most lucrative way to earn money online, but it’s easy and you can do it whenever you get some free time. The reward for each survey completed might be only a few cents, but these cents can soon add up. Here are some of the best-known sites that will pay to complete online surveys:
2) Earn Cashback on Your Groceries
You can earn cash back on your groceries and other purchases with apps like iBotta, ShopKick, Checkout51 and Receipt Hog. All you do is check the app before you go shopping, purchase the brands are on offer, and then scan in a photo of your receipts.
See this post for a full list of ways to make money with cashback apps
3) Drive with Lyft
When your partner gets home, and you want to get out for a while, you can get paid to drive by signing up with the ride-sharing app Lyft. To join Lyft, you will need to be at least 21 years old, have a car that was made in 2007 or later, and you will need to pass some background checks.
See our full list of ways to get paid to drive a car
4) Write Web Content
The gig economy is booming, and one way to take advantage of this is to write web content. Sign up with a site like Fiverr, place your ad, and you could soon be getting paid to write web content from the comfort of your own home.
5) Do the Grocery Shopping for Someone Else
A lot of stay-at-he moms make some extra cash by doing other people’s shopping for them. Sign up with Shipt, download the app, and you can pick up a grocery shopping assignment whenever you have some free time.
6) Let Nielson Track Your Internet Usage
You can earn money from Nielson Panel by simply downloading an app and browsing the web. Nielson is a market research company. They collect data on the websites that people visit and the products they buy online.
They pay rewards for as long as the app is loaded on your computer. You can also win prizes for using the app.
7) Sell Off Some Old DVDs and Video Games
Don’t throw away those old DVDs and video games, make some money from them instead. Download the Decluttr app, scan the barcode of the item you want to sell, and they will give you a price for it. If you like the price, you can send the items off to Declutter, and they will send you the money. They even pay the shipping costs for you.
8) Teach English Online
If you are a fluent English speaker, have a webcam and microphone, and a reliable internet connection, you could teach English as a foreign language online. There are lots of sites that offer work at home English teaching jobs. One of them is VIPKid. It’s a website that offers online work helping young Chinese students improve their English.
9) Start a Blog
Setting up a blog is easy. You don’t need any technical knowledge at all. Even better, if you place ads on your blog and earn money from it. The best free blogging platforms are Blogger.com and WordPress.org.
10) Customer Service
To work at home as a customer service representative, you will need to find some time when you concentrate on the job. A lot of big companies are now using remote customer service reps. The pay ranges from $10 to $20 an hour, depending on your experience. Here are some of the companies that hire work-at-home customer service reps:
11) Search Engine Evaluator
Search engine and social media evaluators who work for companies like Leapforce and Lionbridge work from home evaluating the relevancy of search engine results and social media ads. The job requires no training, you can work at your own pace, and you can get paid $12.50 – $14 per hour.
12) Child Care at Home
If you love taking care of children, you could extra money by taking care of other people’s children. This is a great way for stay-at-home moms to earn money. You can earn about $30 per day, per child, caring for children in your home. You can advertise your services on social media and by word of mouth. You can also market your child care services on Care.com.
If you are an animal lover, and you don’t have very young children in the home, you can get paid to take care of people’s pets when they are out of town. You can set your own rates and you can choose when you want to have pets staying with you. If you are interested in becoming a pet-sitter, check out DogVacay and Rover.
14) Virtual Assistant
A lot of companies and business people now employ virtual assistants. It’s a lot cheaper for them than having a full-time assistant in an office. Duties will usually include making appointments, replying to emails and arranging travel. A working from home virtual assist job pays between $10 and $15 an hour. You get virtual assistant work at PeoplePerHour.com, Upwork.com and FlexJobs.com.
15) Get Paid to Test Websites
Testing software is a good way to earn some money online. It won’t make you rich, but you can earn $10 to $15 per test. Each test usually takes between 10 and twenty minutes. There are lots of websites that offer website testing jobs. So, if you register with several of them, you should get a regular income. Sites that offer website testing at home opportunities include YouEye.com, Userlytics.com, and UserTesting.com.
16) Become a Transcriptionist
A transcriptionist types what they hear on an audio file. Some transcription jobs are quite specialized, like medical transcriptionists, but other jobs only require you to have a computer and earphones. You’ll need a quiet place where you can sit and do the work undisturbed.
You can earn $25 an hour or more if you are good at the job. To start working as a transcriptionist online, check out Quicktate.com, TranscribeMe.com or TranscribeAnywhere.com.
17) ‘Get Paid To’ sites
Get Paid to sites are like survey sites. They pay you to carry out various types of tasks. Those tasks could be visiting a website, watching a video, or even playing a game. They also have surveys to complete as well. This is another online earnings opportunity that won’t make you a lot of money, but it’s easy to do, and it can be fun.
18) Write and Publish an e-Book
If you have anything that are passionate or knowledgeable about, you could earn money by writing and publishing an e-book. The book doesn’t have to be very long, and you will earn 70% of the sale price if you sell it on Amazon.
19) Be a “Clickworker”
Clickworker is a site that offers paid work based on internet crowdsourcing. The work is small tasks, such as web research, data entry and filling in forms. The work can be a bit repetitive, but you can earn up to $10 an hour. Another similar site is Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
20) Become a Mystery Shopper
Mystery shopping is a great way to earn money, especially if you love shopping anyway. You can get paid to test drive cars, ride on roller-coaster, eat out at restaurants, and just about anything you can think of. You get reimbursed the cost of your shopping, and you get paid for your time. Payment is usually between $5 and $20 for each assignment. Companies that offer mystery shopping opportunities include BestMark, Second to None, and MarketForce.
21) Use Apps That Pay You
There are lots of apps that you can find on the various app stores that pay you to install apps and watch videos, while some reward you for answering surveys.
See the best apps that pay you
22) Get Paid for Writing Reviews
Your opinion is valuable, and Slicethepie will pay you to review new products and music. The pay per review is not a lot, but you can earn some extra cash by simply leaving short reviews. It’s a good way to make some extra money when you have a few hours to spare.
23) Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing offers you the chance to make money by selling other people’s products for them online. Depending on the affiliate marketplace that you sign up with, you can sell products on your blog or though social media. Three of the most popular affiliate programs are ShareaSale, Rakuten Linkshare, and Clickbank.
24) Find Work on Craigslist
You can often find local jobs to do on Craigslist. Often, these are jobs that you could do at home. If you can’t find any suitable paid work you can do, you could place an add on Craigslist offering your services.
25) Get Crafty on Etsy
If you are good with your hands, you could become an Etsy seller and sell your crafts. It only takes about 30 minutes to set up an Esty store. You pay a processing fee when you make a sale, but it only costs $0.20 to set up a product.