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Busy, growing families often live on budgets. Moms are busy and often exhausted, but with a little extra effort, moms can make some extra cash each month. The extra cash can be used for any necessity, saved for vacation, or used to build a Christmas gift-spending fund, just as a few examples. Below are 17 ideas for you busy moms to consider that are opportunities to make at least $500 extra per month.
Affiliate sales can be difficult to get started with, but once you get going it can be quite lucrative financially. What you should do is decide which affiliate sales company you wish to work with, such as ShareASale or Sass-N-Frass and generate internal connections to help get you started. Next, promote yourself on social media and start a blog.
Tip: Do video demonstrations of products to show your audience how they work to generate interest.
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Consider opening an Etsy store. You do not have to make the items yourself, but it can be an opportunity to sell used items, sell wholesale goods, or sell handmade items. Etsy stores are typically popular, especially when the goods in the store are items of necessity or common need.
Watch a few episodes of Flea Market Flip on HGTV to get some ideas regarding how to take unwanted or vintage items and upcycle them into usable, modern pieces. Consider reinventing things like doors and windows into modern tables or storage options. Sell items locally and online to give your visions the most exposure possible.
Sponsored Blog Posts
If you own a blog and have a large following, sponsored posts may be for you. Brands will pitch you to mention their product or service and if you feel it aligns with your audience or have experience the product/service in the past you can be paid to include it in one of your blog posts. Many bloggers make a full-time income by doing this alone.
Consider offering childcare services, even if it is just random babysitting gigs, you can still earn a regular income of at least $500 per month. Make sure that you are not taking in more children than your state permits you to care for without requiring a daycare license. This is just something to fill up your spare time and earn a little extra cash in the process.
Getting up even earlier than you have to may seem like a task, but when earning money is put into the equation, you’re more motivated. Newspaper routes are easy ways to make money and most can be chosen in your neighborhood or approximate community. To get started you just have to inquire about open routes at your local newpaper.
There are several resources for completing micro-tasks online. One of the most popular is Mturk, which is also known as Amazon Mechanical Turk. Here, you select what types of tasks you wish to complete and work on your own time. There are no quantity requirements to meet.
Part-time Personal Assistant
Working as a part-time personal assistant will help get stay-at-home moms out of the house. You can run errands, send reminders, and set meetings while earning cash doing so. Working independently means that you can take on more than one client at a time.
Teach a Frugal Living Class
If you have perfected a way to save money consistently, teach moms in your local community your methods. Charge each participant $10 each to attend your class. Offer several types of classes to get the most local involvement possible.
Errand Runner for the Elderly
The elderly often put off running errands due to fears of driving as they age. They may also suffer from medical problems that limit their mobility. Starting a service that runs errands for the elderly provides your local community a service while boosting your family’s monthly income.
Teaching Weekly Meal Prep Classes
Having the time to make a full meal on weeknights is difficult for busy moms. Consider teaching other moms in your local area how to complete a weekly meal prep exercise that makes preparing meals faster and easier. Your students would pick one day of the week to prepare portions of ingredients for each meal, label them, and freeze each meal separately.
How often do your children carpool with another family to get to activities? Have you ever thought about making a little extra money being the neighborhood activity taxi? Charge parents a set price per day to transport their children to and from activities, therefore, you can easily make $500 or more per month doing so.
Uber allows you to work when you want to. This means that you have complete independence, along with choosing which trips to take to make extra income. You should choose shifts that work best with your schedule and driving comfort level.
Start an Unusual Niche Blog
Noticing a gap in the blogging industry may be a way for you to earn some decent cash. If you have interest in topics of unusual niches that are popular, start a blog. As your following grows, you can begin to offer advertising space and sponsored posts to earn extra cash.
Part-time House Cleaning
You’re probably tired enough after cleaning your own home, but if you enjoy it, you can earn extra money cleaning others’ homes. You can schedule your cleaning jobs for weekends or daytime hours during the week when kids are at school. Start by putting ads on local classified sites and if it takes off from their invest in having a website created.
Animal lovers can make a decent side income with pet sitting. You should set guidelines for the types and breeds of animals you are comfortable with to prevent incidents from occurring. Experience with pets is a plus, as pet owners need to know their pets are safe with you.
Independent consultancy, such as Mary Kay and Avon, can earn much more than $500 per month with minimal effort. Independent consultancy programs can become a full-time income with less than part time effort. It is best to market to your friends and friends of friends first (just make sure you don’t do it to the point where you become annoying).
Final Thoughts on Earning an Extra $500 Monthly
These ideas are great ways to earn extra income for a busy family. Consider what you are good at and what your local community needs. Staying local often brings better success. Take the time to develop a strategy and test your strategy on friends and family to ensure that your process will be successful.
How do you earn extra money as a busy mom?