When I told my husband that I wanted to stay home after our first daughter was born, he was very supportive and loved the idea. But deep down I knew the pressure was on to figure out how to make money from home so I would be a work from home mom instead. I knew we would be living on one income, but I also knew that I could not allow myself to not contribute financially in some way. It’s just not in my DNA to be a “kept woman”.
Sounds silly, but some women are ok with that and others aren’t. Certainly no judgement but I’m just not one of them. I wanted to have a flexible work schedule where I can be the mother I wanted to be as well as bring in some extra money for our household. So I got creative and figured it out.
These are 7 easy ways to earn money from home:
Earn Money While You Shop
There are so many apps that will reward you for purchasing items you already purchase everyday, such as Rakuten and The Ibotta App. Personally, I use Rakuten on my desktop or laptop when I shop online to receive cash back. I love getting an email alert telling me that I am receiving a big fat check just for shopping!
I use The Ibotta App on my mobile device. It’s so easy to use. You look for offers, go shopping, take a picture of your receipt, and get cash back! You can sign up for The Ibotta App here.
Earn Money From Home Teaching English Online
If you have a passion for teaching but can’t leave the house, consider joining VIPKID. All you need is a Bachelor’s degree, some teaching experience and your own computer. VIPKID will provide you with the curriculum and you will have a one on one English session with Chinese children between the ages of 4-12. VIPKID pays anywhere from $14-22 an hour depending on your experience and how well you interview. Students get a 30-minute lesson with you the teacher.
I love VIPKID because you can do this at your own time as you get time. I was able to take a real maternity leave and still come back to teaching my regular students.
Earn Money From Home with Social Media Marketing
Essentially, I am a social media marketer for a coffee and wellness company. I share on social media daily how amazing the products are for the company I have partnered with. I follow a simple task list which I’ve mastered and can do in 60 mins or less a day each day. I make commission off products from my own personal website. I love that I do not have to keep inventory, nor do I have any sales requirements. I can earn weekly bonuses and can treat this as a part time or full time business.
There are many network marketing companies out there. My advice is to do your research, find the one you like and align with their products and core belief and join! There’s nothing better than making money from a product you already use and love. If you are interested in joining me, send me a message!
Earn Money From Home Taking Online Surveys
You can earn money from the comfort of your home by taking online surveys with companies, such as Survey Junkie. Survey Junkie is an online community where people earn cash and rewards for taking surveys.
It’s absolutely free to join. You receive points immediately after finishing a survey. You can redeem your points for cash immediately. There are surveys daily that you can take.
By sharing their opinions, they help brands deliver better products and services. It is also a great opportunity for those who are interested in earning extra income on the side.
Earn Money From Selling Clothes and Books
I started selling clothes and books after watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, simply to de-clutter and get rid of things that no longer sparked job in my life. I had no clue that people were making thousands of dollars selling clothes on apps such as ThredUp and Poshmark. You can sell your old clothes (I sold my college and maternity clothing) or your children’s old clothes.
ThredUp is great for busy moms because it’s such a time saver. They send you a bag, you load it with the clothes you want to sell, ship it back to them, and they price and sell your items for you.
Poshmark makes you do more work but it’s great because you set your own prices. Poshmark will also send you a shipping label when any of your items sell you do not have to pay for shipping! Yesss saving coins on that shipping! For a limited time only, get $10 when you sign up with Poshmark using code EMBRACEFITNIK
Start a blog
Starting a blog is not as difficult as it seems. If you have an opinion and love the write, the rest you can learn as you go. First, you want to buy a domain name you love, then start building your website on WordPress. WordPress was the most user friendly blog building site I’ve found, but there are others. Then you will need to pay for hosting.
Once you are all set up, there are many ways to make money from your blog. You can earn by writing sponsored content, selling ad space, sell your own products such as e-books, etc. You can learn more about how to start a blog here and learn how to make money blogging here.
Earn Money From Home As A Social Media Influencer
If you love taking pictures and have a decent size following on your social media channels, you can be a social media influencer. Brands will partner with you and pay you to share their products on your social media pages. Crazy right?
Luckily, we live in a new age where social media is one of the top marketing tools companies use, so why not get your piece of the pie. If you are going to scroll, might as well earn from that scrolling! Check out my page on how to “Make Money Blogging” to learn how to find brands to partner with.
This list is just the beginning. I will keep adding creative ways to make money from home as I discover them. For now, these are all things I do and are worth checking out.