Five Flexible Cash-Makers for SAH Moms
Being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t always pay what we feel it should, right? Sure, we get the satisfaction of knowing that we’re spending more time with our children during some extremely important years. But a little extra cash wouldn’t hurt, right? Here are some flexible money-making opportunities you can consider!
Some people will see this suggestion and think immediately of blogging. While this can be a great idea that finds great success – this very blog is a great example! – you need to be willing to put in a lot of unpaid time and effort into the endeavor. If you want a more consistent paycheck, then you might want to consider taking up freelance copywriting. You can start writing for other blogs and perhaps work your way up to other pursuits that need the magic of the written word!
While it may not sound like the sexiest job in the world, transcription can be a lucrative and simple way of earning money from home. If you’re a fast typer and have a good set of headphones, then you could look into doing some work from home for video subtitling, college lecture transcription, or even work in medical and legal fields. (Those last two are the ones that can earn you the most money, though you need to make sure you can keep a secret due to their strict confidentiality rules!)
If you’ve got some money saved up that you can afford to lose, then why not look at investments? This may not sound like a great idea for stay-at-home moms who want something to do; after all, most investments are very passive, right? But if you take up something like forex trading, then the amount you can earn can very much be affected by how much work you put in and how much knowledge you attain on the subject. It’s risky, of course, but it’s not always about huge risks for huge profits. A lot of people bring in a little extra income this way.
Moms with accounting knowledge don’t have to “waste their talents” if they’re staying at home. There are more and more small startups cropping up all the time, and the act of hiring freelance bookkeepers is becoming much more prevalent among them. Full-time, on-site accountants often fall out of their scope in the first year or so, so part-time, from-home accounting has become much more feasible. And, as with any good accounting job, it can be very lucrative!
A lot of people assume that pet-watching only ever comes in the form of walking said pets. But this isn’t always true. This thinking is generally tied to the assumption that dog owners are the only ones looking for petsitters. There are a lot of pets out there that need someone looking after them when their owners are away! Cats are an obvious example. And some of these owners are willing to drop their pets off at your place, which is perfect for stay-at-home moms. Of course, you’ll need to make sure your children can get along okay with animals!