Being a full-time mom is in ways more demanding than having a full-time job. Moms have to change diapers, breastfeed, teach, potty train, get children ready for school, do laundry, make dinner, help with homework, discipline, and the list could go on forever.
Even though moms already have a full schedule, sometimes you want to contribute more to the family than just preparing the home for your children and partner. You also want to help financially, or you want the freedom to have your own income to spend how you choose.
Maybe you want to save up for Christmas gifts, add to a college fund, or have money to save for a vacation so you can relax with your family. Whatever reason you have to want to make extra money, there are many opportunities to make extra cash that works with the demanding schedule of being a mom.
Becoming a Blogger
An excellent way for you to make some extra cash is by creating a blog. The blog can be about your daily life as a mom.
You can write about how you manage your time, what brand products are suitable for your children, advice for new moms, bits about being pregnant, and your journey. You already have a wealth of knowledge from being a mom that other moms will love reading about.
But how do you make money from this? One way is to include marketing for products or other companies related to the topic you chose to write a blog post about.
If a person clicks on the advertisement, you make money. If you set up the ad to be visible on your page, every time someone reads your blog and views the ad, you make money!
Also, you can get a sponsorship from a company. You would include adds and also write about their company to earn money. Another thing a blogger mom can do is sell products directly, or make a book and sell it as an ebook. There are so many options to make money as a blogger mom!
Another great way to make extra money is by becoming an online teacher. As we move towards a more virtual world every day, the demand for online teachers continues to grow.
One of the easiest teaching subjects is English. Many online schools now don’t require a certificate for teaching, and they will train you once hired.
There is a lot of demand for an online English teacher in China. Due to the time difference, you have to wake up early, but you also finish early, usually before the kids even wake up for school. You can get a full day’s work in before 8 am, and then continue with your daily mom responsibilities as you usually would.
Also, the pay for these jobs is quite competitive, and you can easily make the right amount of money to save or spend on you and your family. All you need is a laptop with a webcam, a headset, and to be a native English speaker!
Becoming a freelance writer is a flexible and excellent way to make money. Usually, freelance writers can make their schedules and only write when they have free time. This is perfect for busy moms with irregular schedules.
This can be difficult at first because you have to find clients and build a portfolio, but once you are established, you can make a lot of money. The beautiful thing about being a freelance writer is that you can choose what you want to write about and how much you want to charge as a rate.
Something to Think About
While making extra money is always a positive thing, all of these jobs are classified as self-employment. This can get complicated when filing for taxes because usually, you do not pay income tax directly out of your paychecks every month.
This means that at the end of the year, you will owe money to the government on your income. If you do not save for this or are not thinking about this during the year, it can be a surprise and a considerable cost.
It is always a good idea to have an accountant or to put away a percentage of your income in an account for when you are filing your taxes. If you do not pay taxes, you should see websites to understand the legality of what could happen. It can cause some legal trouble, which is something that a mom with children does not want to get involved in.
The Bottom Line
If you are a stay at home mom but want to make money for yourself or your family, there are many ways to do so that are flexible and convenient. These are just a few options, but there are many things a hard-working mom can do in her free time to earn an income.