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30 Brilliant Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom for 2022

Hey, mama! Do you want to get paid to stay home?

Okay, it’s not as easy as sitting around until money falls into your lap but there are ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom.

The best part about these stay at home jobs are that they are super flexible – meaning that you can choose when to work and how hard you want to work.

Plus, there’s a little something for everyone!

Whether you enjoy working with your hands or working on a computer, there is a way to make money as a stay at home mom on my list for you.

Oh! And the best part?

Most of these ways to make money for moms require no start-up costs so you are free to explore the possibilities and see what works for you!

Are you ready to profit from your passions?

Here are brilliant ways to make money as a stay at home mom.

Online Ways to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

1. Blogging!

I couldn’t start this list without my #1 passion and #1 way I make money as a stay at home mom.

Blogging literally changed my life! I know that sounds cliche, but I started my blog when my twins were 15 months old and now my twins are in 3rd grade and I’m making a healthy six figure income.

If you want to start a blog, check out my tutorial (there’s also a video to walk you step-by-step) and make sure to sign up to my newsletter too for more tips!

1. Freelance Writing

Before I started Twins Mommy, I made my fist $1k online as a stay-at-home mom with freelance blogging.

The first important step in becoming a freelance blogger is to hone in on your niche – or your area of expertise.

You can then market your services to businesses in this industry!

You should then create a blog to highlight your skills and present a portfolio of your work.

Then, pitch your services to businesses that could use a writer for their website or apply to postings on job boards.

To get you started, here are sites that pay moms $100 to write!

2. Ghostwriting

When it comes to making money at home, you can also be a ghostwriter!

This can also involve writing blog posts but also eBooks, newsletters, and more.

Ghostwriting means that the person you are writing for takes credit for the content.

So if you write a book for them, they publish it under their name.

Decide what type of writing you enjoy and market your services!

3. Copywriting

Copywriting is a more specific type of freelance blogging that involves writing for businesses in a way that is conversational and persuasive.

Businesses will hire copywriters to create blog posts and other forms of online content such as landing pages and sales pages to convince readers to purchase a product or service.

Personally, I love copywriting!

It’s fun and challenging but can also make for a good stay-at-home mom income.

4. Editing/Proofreading

If you have a keen eye for spelling and grammar, you can make money at home by editing and proofreading.

Some businesses will create their own content and then hire someone to fine-tune it.

This also applies to authors and anyone else who produces written content as well as businesses who present marketing content such as flyers and social media posts.

You can also reach out to students who need help with their essays!

The possibilities are endless so this is definitely a great idea for stay-at-home moms to make money.

5. Website Design and Development

For those who have a knack for coding and web design, you can get paid to stay home and develop websites.

This involves coding websites to create eye-catching and functional designs as well as optimizing WordPress and installing plugins.

If you love playing around with web design, start a portfolio of your work and pitch your services to potential clients.

6. Website Management

Not only do websites have to be designed, but they also need to be maintained.

If you know your way around WordPress and other platforms, you can make money overseeing the site’s functionality as well as managing its performance, taking care of hosting services, and updating the site content.

7. Blog Management

So, setting up a blog is one thing, but they have to be maintained as well.

Businesses and individuals will pay individuals to manage their blogs and perform tasks such as posting content, filtering and answering comments, and updating plugins.

8. Social Media Management

Whether you have a background in marketing or you’re simply a whiz at social media, you make money as a stay-at-home mom offering social media management services.

Social media management involves managing social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest by creating content plans, creating marketing materials, and running promotions.

9. Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant does a variety of online tasks such as blog management, social media management, writing, graphic design, and more.

Basically, they are a personal assistant who helps businesses and individuals with whatever they need to be done.

To avoid spreading yourself too thin, don’t offer too many services at once.

Pick a specialty, such as being a Pinterest VA, and build your skills and clientele from there.

10. Bookkeeping

Are you handy with numbers and finances as a stay at home mom?

Online bookkeeping is growing in popularity and many businesses are reaching out to individuals who can complete this task at home.

Online bookkeeping involves tracking finances, creating budgets, invoicing, payroll, and many other financial tasks required by businesses.

11. Graphic Design

For those who know their way around Photoshop and even Canva, you can offer graphic design services to businesses who don’t want to pay for a full-on design studio!

Graphic design includes creating book covers, logos, product labels, web graphics, and Pinterest images.

12. Transcribing

A popular stay at  job to make money at home is transcribing which involves converting audio to text.

This can include converted YouTube videos, podcasts, lectures, and more.

You do have to have a good ear and fast typing skills for this job and you’ll definitely need some headphones.

13. Data Entry

If you don’t mind doing repetitive tasks at your computer, you can get paid to do data entry at home.

Data entry jobs often involve entering information in spreadsheets or other applications.

Examples of data entry include processing payments, tracking customer comments, and entering inventory information.

14. Sell on Amazon

Amazon has a program called FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) that is similar to dropshipping except you invest in your merchandise and store it in Amazon’s warehouse.

Then, Amazon manages all of your shipments and returns!

This works really well when you find bargains, buy them in bulk, and then sell them on Amazon for an increased and fair cost.

15. Become an Influencer

You may not think being an influencer are jobs you can do from home.

Instagram and TikTok are huge social media platforms where people can gain tons of followers and make money!

Many companies and brands will pay influencers on Instagram and TikTok to show and review their products.

You can also use these social media platforms to market products and services.

If you prefer YouTube, you can make your money through sponsorships as well as ad revenue.

16. Tutoring/Teaching

When it comes to teaching ideas for stay-at-home moms to make money, you can look into ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching if you are a native English speaker with a Bachelor’s Degree.

These teachers are paid to teach children from foreign countries how to speak English and get paid really well!

If you don’t have the necessary education but love to teach, you can tutor online.

You can offer tutoring services in your community, start a website to gain clients, or apply to tutoring job posts on job boards.

17. Coaching

While coaching a sports team can be fun and exciting, this online version is an excellent way to make money as a stay at home mom.

I’m talking about offering online coaching services!

There are many types of online coaches such as life coaches, career coaches, business coaches, wellness coaches, financial coaches, spiritual coaches, and more.

Although having a coaching certification under your belt will help you organize your coaching business, you really only need the skills and experience to say, “Hey! I did this and I can help you do this too!”

18. Create Online Courses

If you’re not into working one-on-one with individuals as a coach or have other skills to offer the world, you can always create and sell online courses.

Online courses are great because you can earn a passive income!

This means that you only have to take the time to create the course and then earn money every time someone signs up.

Courses often involve a combination of workbooks and videos to help teach students something.

That something can range from how to build a website to cooking classes – the possibilities are endless!

19. Customer Service

In the wake of the 2020 pandemic, many customer service companies sent their employees packing – to work from home!

However, it can be hard to work as a phone agent with little ones running around.

Thankfully, there are businesses that will hire text-chat agents to answer questions and provide customer service.

This could involve answering emails or helping customers through a live chat application.

20. Programmer/Coder

For those who are code-savvy and know their way around Python, CSS, HTML, and other popular coding languages, you can offer coding services as a stay-at-home mom.

You may find clients who need help coding a website or businesses seeking the development of an app. If you have the skills, this can be an amazingly flexible job!

Offline Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms to Make Money

21. Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are super popular nowadays and you can get one for any theme you can think of!

They are also some of the legitimate ways to make money as a stay at home mom.

Starting a subscription box service from home can create a nice monthly revenue.

Just start with a unique idea and price your box based on the cost of the product, packaging, shipping, etc.

Reach out to local vendors or online brands to purchase products (see if you can get a discount for purchasing in bulk!).

22. Make and Sell Crafts

When it comes to making money as a stay-at-home mom by selling crafts, there is no end to the ideas you can come up with!

In fact, I have 87 ideas right here that you should check out.

From soaps and candles to ribbon toys and stuffies, this is such a fun way for stay-at-home moms to make money!

23. In-Home Childcare

When you still have little ones at home, it can be hard to make money as a stay-at-home mom – unless you open a home daycare!

While there may be some rules and regulations you need to follow in your area, it’s not hard to set up in-home childcare.

This way, you can stay home with your children while earning an income!

24. Direct Sales

Please don’t cringe when I mentioned direct sales! Unlike MLMs (a.k.a. Pyramid Schemes), legit direct sales companies involve selling products and everyone involved earns a commission!

Companies such as Pampered Chef, Usborne Books, Tupperware, and Norwex have been proven as legitimate direct sales companies.

Direct sales allow you to earn money on your schedule.

Of course, there are red flags you should look out for. To learn more about making money with direct sales companies, check out my post here.

25. Pet Care

Between pet walking, pet grooming, and pet sitting, there are many ways you can make money providing pet care!

And I feel this is one of the easy ways to make money as a stay at home mom.

You can offer your services from your home, which is great when you have children who are not in school.

26. Upcycling and Flip Items

If you love browsing secondhand and thrift shops, you could make some money upcycling and flipping items.

I’ve noticed more and more people on Facebook repainting and selling furniture such as dressers, desks, and chairs.

You can even re-sew old clothing into new pieces or repurpose teapots into birdfeeders. This is perfect for creative moms!

27. Offer a Hands-On Service

There are many hands-on services you can offer in your home such as hairdressing, massage therapy, pedicures, manicures, and more.

Of course, you can’t just provide these services without proper training but if your educational and professional experience involves hands-on services, why not stay home and work?

28. Sell Custom Items

If you have a Cricut at home, you could make some money selling customized items!

From tumblers to candles, if you can slap vinyl on it, you can customize it. And lots of people, especially on Facebook Marketplace, are willing to buy customized items as gifts.

29. Computer Repair Services

Are you handy with computers? If you know how to repair them, you can make money doing this from home!

Just have your customers drop off their desktops and laptops for you to repair and cleanout. If you enjoy doing this, this would be a great way to get paid to stay home.

30. Housecleaning

Okay, so this stay-at-home mom job doesn’t really involve staying at home, but it’s perfect if your kids are in school.

Get the word out that you want to offer housekeeping services. Make sure you set your hours and rate depending on the scope of the job.

Brilliant Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom!

That’s right!

There are many ways you can stay at home and make money as a stay-at-home-mom!

As a mom, isn’t that awesome?

Just remember that everything takes time so you won’t find ultimate success overnight.

However, as long as you are passionate about what you’re doing, be patient and you will be earning an income in no time!

How about you?

Have you tried working from home? How did it go?

Let me know in the comments!

And don’t forget to pin! Thanks!

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