30 Ways to make money as a SAHM!

1. Start a Blog

Start a money making blog by following my tutorial and start earning an income in no time!

2. Teach English online 

This is one of my favorites because it is also super fun! If you have a passion for teaching you can have a great career by teaching English online with VipKid!

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3. Direct sales

Direct Sales often get a bad rep, but not every direct sales company is a Pyramid Scheme! Check out my top 5 direct sales jobs for SAHM’s!

4. Etsy 

Do you consider yourself a crafty person? Are you always making handmade items for your friends and family? Why not set up your very own Etsy Shop and start selling to the whole world of customers!

5. Sell your skills

Do you have a certain skill set that you can sell? Are you a brilliant photographer or a great gardener? Why not sell some of your skills and earn some extra bucks from doing something you love.

6. Fiverr.

If you are social media savvy or a tech wiz, you can sell your services on Fiverr! I actually just recommended Fiverr to a friend who is a former HR consultant turned full-time mommy. She earns some extra cash by looking at job-seekers resumes and coaching job-seekers through the interview process! 

7. Become a part-time stylist 

Were you a hair stylist or a nail professional in another life? Or do you just LOVE to do your friend’s makeup? Why not start charging for these services. I actually go to a hair stylist who does hair from her own home. I love it because I can bring my daughter and it is such a relaxed atmosphere!

8. Become a virtual assistant. 

A virtual assistant is an administrative assistant who works remotely. There are plenty of bloggers or small business owners who are interested in hiring virtual assistants to manage their social media or emails and other smaller administrative tasks! This website will teach you everything you need to know about starting a career as a virtual assistant!

9. Sell your old clothes on Thred Up.

Are you closets full of clothes that no longer fit or you no longer wear? Why not turn that clutter into cash by selling your used clothing on Thredup! (Ps. ThredUp is PERFECT for all your maternity clothing!)

10. Sell your stuff on eBay. 

Have a bunch of old stuff lying around? Try selling it on eBay, it could be worth something! My husband sold off all of his old Pokemon cards and made over $500.

11. Drive with Lyft. 

Another great way to earn some extra cash is to drive with Lyft! You can choose your own hours and how many hours you work so you can drive whenever it fits into your schedule.

12.Become a Virtual bookkeeper 

Were you an accountant in a former life? Start your own virtual bookkeeping business and work from home on your own schedule! Find out how here. 

13. Bake Cakes

Are you an amazing baker? Why not sell those scrumptious cakes to friends who are in need of birthday cakes, wedding cakes, and more.

14. Freelance writing 

Are you a great writer? Find freelance writing jobs and you could earn up to $30 per hour! There are a ton of freelance writing gigs to be found on Fiverr or check out this article for more great places to find writing gigs.

15. Start a Dropshipping company through Shopify! 

Check out my Shopify course and I will show you how to earn an income without own webshop without ever having to touch a single product! Whether you take the course or not, Shopify is a great way to start earning some money!

16. Lose Weight 

Did you know that there are websites that allow you to place a bet to lose weight? By reaching your goal weight you can earn up to $1,000 with DietBet.

17. Rent Your Baby Stuff You can earn up to $600 a month by renting out your spare stroller, crib, car seat, or other baby stuff through GoBaby.

18. Become a Disney Agent

Are you OBSESSED with Disney? Become a Disney travel agent for a flexible work from home job!

19. Ebates

Get cash back just by shopping at your favorite stores through Ebates.

20. Invest in Real Estate 

Think real estate investing is only for those with a ton of extra cash? Think again. With Fundrise, you can invest in real estate with as little as $500! 

21. Rent your house

Going on a month-long holiday to Southern Europe? Or are you just going to your grandparent’s cabin in Iowa for the summer? You can rent out your house on Airbnb and make money while you travel.

22. Rent your Clothes.

Do you have some beautiful designer pieces stuffed in the back of your closet? Why not put them to good use by renting them out on Style Lend

23. Rent out your Car

Have an extra car in the driveway? With GetAround you can join 1,000’s of other car owners who rent out their cars and earn (up to) an extra $10,000 a year!

24. Peer2Peer lending

Peer2Peer lending is another great way to invest if you only have a small amount of money. With The Lending Club, you can loan out some of your $$$ to people who are looking to get loans for a car, a house, etc.

25. Rent out your RV

Have a giant RV sitting in your driveway? Earn up to $30,000 a year by renting it out with RVShare.

26. Nanny

Offer your nanny services and watch another child. Find jobs in your local area at Care.com.

27. Dogsit. You can earn up to $1000 per month by caring for dogs on Rover.com

28. Tutor

Tutoring is a great way to earn some extra income by using some skills that you have. I have a friend who owns her own tutoring company from her own garage!

29. Clean houses

You can always earn a little bit of extra cash by becoming a cleaner.

30. Swagbucks 

Earn money for browsing the web, online shopping, streaming videos and more with Swagbucks! 

31. Housesit

You can house sit for other people while they are away on vacation! Check out Care.com for some housesitting jobs!

32. Transcribe

Looking for something you can do while your little one is taking a nap? Try becoming a transcriptionist with Transcribeme.com and earn up to $25 per hour!

What I learned from my first month of Blogging

Hello everyone! So I am cheating a little bit. I actually wrote this post about a week ago, before Fé was born! I wanted to post it around my one month blogiversary but I knew I would be too busy to write this whole post once little Fé was here! Be sure to check out pictures of baby Fé’s first few days!

Regardless, welcome to my month one blogging update! I know its a little off topic, as I normally post about pregnancy and motherhood and all that jazz. But I really wanted to share my blogging experience and what I have learned from blogging so far. Maybe it will help some of you other mom bloggers out there 😉

Blogging Update

I started this blog in the final weeks of my pregnancy out of, well, extreme boredom to be honest. After only a month it has proven to be an incredibly rewarding and fun experience. I wish I had started this blog way sooner, back when I first got pregnant.  I am so passionate about exploring the world of pregnancy and motherhood and sharing it with my viewers.

Along the way, I have learned some valuable lessons. Starting a successful blog is much more difficult than I originally imagined. Here is a list of the 6 valuable lessons I have learned during my first month as a blogger!

1. Sharing is Everything

So, boom, I published my first post. Now what? How come nobody was reading it?! I very very quickly realized that you have can the best posts in the world, but it doesn’t matter if no one is there to read them! I quickly revamped my Pinterest account, set up a Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page for my blog and started posting my posts. Still, no viewers!

I realized that it is really important to be part of a blogging community in order to gain followers and get traffic to your site! I started joining group boards on Pinterest dedicated to pregnancy, motherhood, and mom blogs! I even started my own two group boards for mom bloggers to share their pins. Click to follow The Mommy Board and The Pregnancy Board or contact me if you would like to join!

I joined a ton of Facebook groups dedicated to helping out other mom bloggers! Finally I started to see some traffic to my site, not much, but enough to make me feel like I was doing something right =)

2. Learn as much as you can

I read everything I could get my hands on about how to start a blog. From basic set up instructions, picking the right theme, how to gain followers and traffic, to how to monetize your blog! By reading and exposing yourself to tons of information, you can learn a lot about how to set up a successful blog and avoid making many blogger mistakes right off the bat!

3. Make a plan

With that being said, it is very easy to get overwhelmed. Between writing blog posts, trying to set up email subscriber lists, trying to make printables and freebies, and managing all your different social media accounts you can start to feel like your drowning! For the first couple weeks of my blog I felt like I had to do everything all at once.

I realized, however, that this isn’t possible. I created a plan and decided to focus on just a few things at once. For me it was mostly Pinterest as I found that it can drive a lot of traffic to your site. I had one post that got over 200 views in just one day! For all you big bloggers out there this might not sound like a lot, but for me it was AMAZING! Anyway, The rest can wait! You don’t need to do everything all at once.

4. Set Goals

Just as important it is to make a plan, it is also essential to set goals. I started setting weekly goals for my social media, viewers, and posts. I also set long term goals for the month and the year overall! These long term goals include monthly page view goals and monetization goals.

Setting goals is so important to keep you on track and accountable. Short term goals help you develop a clear plan to work for your long term goals!

5. Be Patient

This is a super important lesson I learned! I don’t know what I was thinking but I wanted a TON of views on all my posts right away! Of course, this didn’t happen! It takes time to gain followers, and for your pins to circulate around Pinterest! BE PATIENT! It takes time but things will start to grow.

6. Don’t compare yourself

This one is hard. There are a TON of bloggers out there! Some have 100,000+ views on their blogs and you may feel like there is no way you can ever compete. Remember though, that blogging isn’t a competition! Focus on your own blog and growing your own following. Others will also have a following and probably have tons of viewers, but they have also probably been around wayyy longer! Don’t stress and just focus on making your blog the best you can! =)

As always, thanks for reading!