Stay-at-Home Mommy Jobs

mother and daughter doing homework

mother and daughter doing homeworkBeing a mom is a full-time job in itself. On top of cleaning the home, taking care of the kids and taking them to soccer and dance practice, now you want to do something for yourself: make money and work from home. I don’t blame you … kiddos are expensive and every little bit helps. I was able to make it work and you can, too. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Sell Your Crafts Online

When Etsy was created, it changed the way people shopped and the way small businesses made their money. A simple search of “Valentine’s Day” showed over 237,000 items ranging from baby headbands, homemade cards, Valentine’s banners and beautiful home decor. Don’t let your crafting talents go unnoticed by anyone other than your kids and PTA parents, use your skills and start selling your crafts online at websites like Etsy. You’d be surprised how quickly you can sell those burlap pillows or homemade soaps.

To make sure all the money is going to the right place, frequently check your online bank statements and keep an eye on your cash flow. Improve cash flow management with an American Express card, where you can check your transaction history and make sure all the money coming from Etsy is going to the right place.

Instrument Lessons

Teach children and reintroduce an adults love to music by teaching them how to play a musical instrument. As a piano, trombone, flute or guitar teacher you can help others create a passion for instruments as well as a familiarity to making music. The great part of being a music teacher is you can teach from the comforts of your home or travel to student’s homes for a small fee. Sign up at Harmonious.ly, an agency that connects music teachers and students, or volunteer your time at community or school events.

Child Care

If children are your passion, offer a home daycare for busy, working moms. If your duties include picking up the children after school, driving them to sports engagements make sure you have a clear driving record or let any tickets known up front. Make sure you’re aware of any food allergies and don’t let the kids snack on sweets all day; give the kids the same foods and attention you would give to your own children. Childcare is always in demand, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for day care services will increase by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020.

Freelance Work

If writing is your passion, write from the comforts of your own home (or fast-food restaurant lobby during play dates). Online blogs, publishers, magazines and newspapers are always looking for reliable freelance writers. Seek out areas in your interested. If you love home decor, DIY projects and birthday party planning, target party planning sites, mommy blogs or crafting magazines.

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