Making Extra Money As A Stay At Home Parent

Posted on Mar 17 2017 - 4:39pm by Editorial Staff

Stay at home moms – and dads – of the world – are you feeling the pinch, but don’t feel you are ready to go back to the workplace yet? Being a parent with young kids can be tough on hard working families, and you are often caught between earning an income and looking after your little ones.

If this sounds like your situation, then this post is for you. The good news is there are many different ways that moms and dads can earn a little extra cash while looking after their kids, and we’re going to go through a few of them with you right now. Let’s take a closer look at some clever, money-making activities you can consider.

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Blog about motherhood

If you are good at communicating via the written world, then why not share your experiences of motherhood/fatherhood via a blog? They are easy to set up and incredibly popular – some of the most frequented blogs on the planet are parent-based. However, make sure you have an angle, and try to avoid doing the same thing as everyone else. Who knows, perhaps your blog could end up turning into a viable business if you get it right?

Enter competitions and surveys

There are hundreds of online competitions arriving on the web on a daily basis. And the more you enter, the more chance you have of winning. Surveys are a good option, too. The likes of surveyssay and other survey sites normally have a good list of choices, from paying sites through to the ones that give you gift cards or products as a reward. While you won’t earn mountains of money from doing these surveys, it all counts – perhaps if you save up long enough it could make a valuable contribution to your vacation fund.

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Set up as a mystery shopper

Want to get out and about with the kids, but still earn some cash? Contact a mystery shopping service and see if you can get a job working for them. You’ll be doing a bit of travel to and from malls and stores, and testing each retailer for their customer service experience. It’s a great way to earn some extra cash and get outside – the erect antidote for the stay at home mom who thrives on fresh air and human contact!

Become a virtual assistant

There are hundreds of businesses in your area that need help. So why not offer your services? Virtual assistants can work from anywhere and help businesses of all sorts with data entry, admin, research, and many other different things. The great thing about a business like this is that you can work when you want, and earn as much as you want. The more skills you have, the more people will want your services. Again, it could be an opportunity to build a great little business around your childcare.

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Be a mock juror

Interested in the legal process? Approach sites like and see if any of them need mock jurors to get feedback on the strength of their lawyer’s cases before they go to trial. It’s not a lot of money regarding payment – $5-10 per case – but it all counts, right? And if you end up doing a few every week, the money will soon start to stack up.

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