For many reasons, working mothers are deciding to stay at home and raise their children.
While the first few weeks or months can be an adjustment, they soon find they get into a good groove and have a few extra hours left at the end of the day.
With that, many are deciding to use their down-time to make money. Thus, they convert themselves from stay at home moms to work at home moms.
But what kind of options are there for them, with their unique schedule? We’ll look at the 5 best available today.
#1 Start a blog
Perhaps one of the most popular and long-term activities that you can engage in is starting your own blog.
Although many people do this for free and it can take a while to get established and make money, there are many ways to monetize it.
Even better, because it is your blog, you can discuss any topic and work at any schedule. If you’re a bit busy one week, you can work less, and if you have more time, you can work more.
#2 Sell your craft
If you have the creative skills, you can sell your handmade goods online on marketplaces like Etsy or eBay.
This can actually be quite a lucrative business, one that can take off and not just make you side money. It can become the main source of income for you and your family.
If you get a good enough level of sales, you can start hiring others to really boost your business.
#3 Write posts and articles
Freelance writing can be one of the best ways for moms to get a flexible job. The word flexible there is particularly important.
When you get paid to write blog posts and articles, you can work in chunks of time. You can start one article, finish it or do it halfway, and then move on to the next one.
You can have a nice break in-between to take care of your children or do work around the house.
#4 Dog sitting
This can be a particularly easy job, especially if you have a love for dogs and pets in general.
You will be able to earn some serious money, and you won’t really need to even leave your home.
Your clients can bring their dogs to you and you can stay at home, and earn a standard $15 per visit. At 6 times a week, you could make $360/month from just one dog.
Take 3 dogs, and that goes up to $1080 per month.
#5 Online tasks and surveys
Lastly, you can go online and take relatively easy surveys. They don’t take a lot of brain power, as most of them simply want you to give your opinion.
You can start to make a little bit of money on the side, but it doesn’t take much effort. Unfortunately, one survey doesn’t bring in much money, but they do range from 20 cents to $5 or more per survey.
You can also do a number of small tasks or errands, such as buying groceries or picking up dry cleaning.
They are small tasks that can be done in a few minutes or less than an hour, and you can rake up the money quickly and easily.