Are you a stay at home mum and feel like you need a little bit of extra money? You don’t necessarily have to go out there and get a typical part-time or full-time job.
There are plenty of legitimate ways and make money online at home with many side hustles at your disposal. Here’s how to make money as a stay at home mum.
1. Become a virtual assistant
So, what’s a virtual assistant? Basically, it’s a position that provides support services to either an individual or a company at a remote location, usually at home.
The duties often consist of booking travel, social media management, web design, bookkeeping and many more, basically all the tasks that a regular assistant will do.
Businesses are constantly on the lookout for assistants, and to top it off, the hours are flexible as well. So, if you have a working computer, a reliable internet connection, and word processing and spreadsheet programs, you should be ready to go.
2. Become a blogger
Believe it or not, blogging can make you some serious money from ads to sponsors. First, pick what you’re passionate about and start writing away, and if you put in the effort and with a little luck, you might just make it.
You will have to be patient though, finding a large enough audience for your blog can take quite a bit of time, but very worth it if you can manage it. WordPress is an excellent website to start with. You can write blogs there for free.
3. Start a daycare
Chances are that if you’re a mum that you love kids. If that’s the case, then consider starting a home daycare. You will have to get licensed through the family daycare scheme and ensure that your home is safe.
You will also need a first-aid certificate, public liability insurance, a blue card and plenty of toys. There are also daycare kits and accredited family daycare programs that can help you kickstart your business if you’re feeling stuck.
4. Become a mystery shopper
If you have a bit of spare time, grab the kids and do a bit of mystery shopping. This is where you pretend to be a customer at either a store or restaurant and review the quality of the service.
You have to apply through a website, but once your application is approved, you can go ahead and get paid for your review of your experience, plus whatever you decide to buy. Obviously, there’s a limit here, but it’s still a nice perk.
5. Become a freelancer
Freelance writing is a great job if you want to work at home. You can write anytime, anywhere! If writing isn’t your thing and you’re more into correcting spelling and grammatical errors, you can become a freelance editor or proofreader instead.
All you need to do is find some job postings online, contact the company that posted it and wait for a response. If you’re finding it difficult to find anyone who wants to hire you, then creating a presence on social media or making a website to showcase your work can increase your chances of landing a position.
You may find yourself flitting from one company to the other, but if you don’t mind this aspect, then this is a great way to get some extra money.
6. Complete online surveys
Yes, you can make money from this! While a paid survey is really no different than a regular survey in terms of content, they are often looking for a target audience, which will mean giving demographic details such as your age, gender, employment status, etc.
However, if you do get accepted and you complete the survey, you can get up to $25 dollars in cash for the one survey! Payment can range from bank transfer/PayPal to gift cards. Be careful, though! Some online survey sites are scams, where they ask for payment or details like your credit card number.
7. Sell stuff on eBay/Amazon/Etsy
Do you have some old stuff just lying around? Well, this is the perfect time to pull them out and sell them on various websites. Even if you don’t have anything, you can still go out and find items that you can resell.
Reselling items online is when you buy stuff from places like garage sales, op shops and auctions with the intention of selling them at a higher price.
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