This in-depth guide will show you over 50 different ways to make money from home as a stay at home mom. 

It will cover how I’ve made money in real ways from home and how I’ve been able to 5X my engineering salary. 

The guide also includes hourly rates for each work at home job you can do as a mom.

Most of the ways listed below have either been tried by a close friend or family member or by me. These are legitimate ways to make money from home.

Excited? Let’s get into it!

50 Ideas How to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom

Being a mom often leaves a torn feeling. On the one hand, you want to spend time at home with your beautiful babies, but on the other hand, you long to find a way to feel as though you are contributing to the family as well. Wouldn’t it be great to make money as a stay at home mom and be with your little ones?

Feeling those mixed emotions can be a very trying time for yourself as well as the other members of your family. But honestly…who says that you have to choose one or the other? Why can’t you have family time and work time and make it mesh well together?

It is possible! And I’m living proof. I make 5x as much as I used to as a full-time engineer and I’m a stay at home working mom. I have three little ones, each 20 months apart from each other. And I started my work from home business when I was 38 weeks pregnant! Momma, it.is.possible!

And I’m not the only stay at home mom making money from home. I’ve taught thousands of other moms through my courses to build profitable blogs too, many of them are making $1,000+ per month.

Although I love blogging, there are other legitimate ways to make money from home too. Just to give you a bit of my background, here are a few of the ways I’ve made money from home.

Ways I have made money from home

I’ve taught English over Skype – $25 per hour.

I’ve walked dogs – $5 per walk.

I’ve sold stock images – $19 per package.

I’ve made countless printables – $9 per printable.

I’ve sold items from my house – $10 to $100 per item.

I’ve created and sold ebooks – $7 per ebook.

I’ve made and launched courses – $9 to $97 per course.

My friends and family have done the following to make money from home:

Offered virtual assistant services – $15+ per hour

Built successful direct sales business – $1,000+ per month

Offered painting courses – $10 per course

Proofread blog posts – $15+ per hour

Created journal spreads – $20 per page

 

Here are real ways to make money from home

With technology and the digital world, it’s never been easier to find creative ways to make money from home. Just about any idea can be turned into an income, and some may be more significant opportunities than others.

I know you’ve been wondering how to make money as a stay at home mom, don’t worry! If you’re reading this article, you have an internet connection, so you already have the necessary requirements down.

I’m here to provide you with my top 50 ideas on how you can change your life and make money from home. These are real ways to make money from home. Let’s make it happen!

50 Ways to Make Money From Home as a Mom

Keep in mind that any of these side hustles for moms can be part-time with the possibility of becoming a full-time gig. Imagine starting a side hustle on your own that launches into a huge success? I know it sounds corny, but it’s true, if you believe in yourself and your abilities, anything is possible!

While there are many ways to earn money from home, here are 50 of the best ways to make extra money as a stay at home mom.

    1. Blogging
      • It’s no secret why this one made the list at the number one spot, right? Blogging is near and dear to my heart and has afforded me the opportunity to stay at home and raise my babies while earning an income that takes care of our family.
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      • It took a lot of work, but blogging has enabled us to completely pay off our debt and retire my husband at age 30.
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      • Interested in learning more? Read all about how to start a mom blog here.
      • Rate: $0 – $10,000+ per month
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      • Want the step by step plan I used to make $53,000 in my first year? Click on the image below!
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    2. Virtual Assisting
      • This is one of the best jobs for moms during school hours because you can work a few hours helping out others with their business needs. Most hours are during the day or late at night when the kiddos are sleeping and can be done easily from the comfort of your own home! There’s never a better time than now to learn how to work from home as a virtual assistant.
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      • The great thing about being a virtual assistant is that it’s such a big umbrella for a variety of skills. You can virtually help someone with their email management, by creating infographics for them or taking stock images that they need. Basically anything in their business that is just taking too much time, you can help with!
      • Rate: $15.00 per hour
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    3. Freelancing
      • Being a freelancer is another great work at home gig because you have the flexibility to say “yes” or “no” to projects that you want to work on. If you need a few weeks or months off to help with your children during various times, you are free to decide how much or how little you want to work.
      • This is a super legitimate way to make money from home. This stay at home mom makes a full time income from freelance writing!
      • Rate: $15.00 per hour
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    4. Photography
      • Did you know that bloggers and other companies actually pay for great photography and stock images to use on their blog? If you have an eye for detail, you may be able to sell some of your photos for use on other sites!
      • Rate: $50-$100 per hour
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    5. Make Printables
      • Is creativity and graphics your thing? If so, I’m totally jealous! Mommy bloggers all over the world will be knocking down your door to get the cutest and most creative printables for their crafts and posts! Not only do bloggers use them to draw attention to their site, but printables offered also help to grow their email list as well.
      • Rate: $10 per printable
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    6. Online course creation
      • If you have a background in teaching or just like to research and write, creating online courses are high in demand. Businesses and other online educational outlets are always looking for online courses that are simple and easy to offer to potential customers. And it’s easy to create courses online with all in one platforms like Teachable.
      • Rate: $97 per online course
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    7. Sell ebooks
      • Calling all mom authors! If you like to write, why not try and create your own ebooks? Places such as Amazon are a great place to list them and try to earn some extra cash, plus with them being digital, you don’t have to worry about the overhead costs and worry of storage as you would with real books!
      • Rate: $10 per ebook
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    8. Do surveys
      • Have I mentioned that the internet is just full of ways that moms can make money from home?
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      • While taking surveys won’t turn into a full time or steady income, they can be a great way to supplement here and there.
      • Rate: $0.50 – $5 per survey
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    9. Social media manager
      • Have a love for Facebook, Pinterest, or anything else online? You may have what it takes to rock as a social media manager!
      • Rate: $25 per hour
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    10. Direct Sales
    11. Gigs on Fiverr
    12. Proofreading
      • Have an eye for grammar? (don’t tell me my own mistakes in this own post!) Proofreading the work of others may be one of the best part-time jobs there is! Everyone could use a second eye on their words and writing.
      • Rate: $17.68 per hour
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    13. Infographic maker
      • If you love graphs and charts and everything nice (ha, see what I did there!), then you may just have a future in infographic making!
      • Rate: $80 per infographic
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    14. Etsy shop
      • Calling all you creative moms! If you love to craft, you can earn some great money by selling those items to the general public!
      • Rate: $0 – $10,000+ per month
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    15. Catering
      • No one can turn away melt-in-your-mouth cookies, so if you have that gift, it’s time to capitalize! Holidays and birthday parties are a time when everyone wants those sweets so it can be an easy way to make money from home as a mom.
      • I know I’ve personally paid my friend to cater the cupcakes to my daughter’s birthday. Thank you Christine!!
      • Rate: $15.25 per hour
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    16. Babysitter
      • Whether you decide to run an in-home daycare or not, there are always parents looking for help during random times so that they can work or go out. This may be one of the easiest ways to be making money from home.
      • Rate: $13.44 per hour
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    17. Data Entry
      • This is one work at home job that can be done online for various businesses with ease. Plus, you can do this job at random times that work around your schedule as well.
      • Rate: $13.07 per hour
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    18. Real Estate Agent
      • Selling home and giving tours doesn’t mean that you can’t work from home! In fact, being a real estate agent is one of many legit ways to make money from home.
      • Rate: $23.00 per hour
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    19. DropShip
      • Learning how to dropship effectively can actually be a really lucrative job. If you have the time and energy, this is one of the best ways to make extra money. It is also becoming more and more popular. And you don’t have to store the inventory.
      • Rate: $0 – $10,000+ per month
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    20. Wedding Planner
      • Does anyone ever truly get tired of weddings? Being around people in love all the time sounds like a great way to make a living!
      • Bonus – Pinterest is full of ideas so you’ll never run out of inspiration.
      • Rate: $5,000+ per wedding
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    21. Customer Service
      • All you need is some a quiet space and great listening skills and you could work from home as a customer service rep for a ton of different companies.
      • This guy did it as his side hustle!
      • Rate: $14.00 per hour
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    22. Online Teacher
      • Who says that you have to physically go to school anymore to teach? There are many different ways that you can teach online now to a variety of different ages and school levels.
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      • In college I taught English to two sweet little Korean children on the other side of the world! $25 per lesson was a sweet deal for a college kid.
      • Rate: $14.00 – $23.00 per hour
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    23. Music Teacher
      • Teaching the love of an instrument to someone in your community is a great way to earn some extra money in your spare time.
      • Rate: $28.19 per hour
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    24. Dog walker
      • If you’re already spending some of your days pushing your little one around town in a stroller, why not make some money from home as well and walk the neighbor’s dog?
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      • My mom in law did this when my husband was a little guy.
      • Rate: $17.50 per walk
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    25. Product Tester
      • Yes, it’s true! There are companies out there that will actually pay you to test and review their products. (If you find one that deals with chocolate, let me know!)
      • Rate: $20.41 per hour
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    26. Voice Over
    27. Hairdresser
      • Running your own hair salon from the comfort of your own home is an option as long as you have the space for it! Your friends and family will love knowing that they have you for all their hair styling needs.
      • Rate: $19.95 per hour
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    28. Travel Agent
      • Booking vacations for people sounds like a dream come true! Plus, interacting with people all day long who are excited about a vacation seems like a fun work environment as well.
      • Rate: $15.10 per hour
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    29. Headhunter
      • Companies and other businesses are always on the lookout for great employees, and if you have a knack for finding them, you’re going to be in high demand!
      • Rate: $45.00 per hour
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    30. Website Designer
      • Bloggers, businesses, and companies are always needing help with their websites. It’s typically a great paying gig for little time investment, especially if you know what you’re doing!
      • Rate: $50.00 per hour
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    31. Educational Tutor
      • In person or online, you can tutor others in school subjects that they need help in. Skyping those who live far away is always a good option as well.
      • Rate: $8.59 – $25.90 per hour
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    32. Content Writing
      • Did you know that people will actually pay you for your words? Just put ’em on paper (or online) and let the money start rolling in.
      • You can easily make $15-$1,000 per article depending on the amount of research required!
      • Rate: $23.99 per hour
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    33. Recipe creator
      • Magazines and other online publications actually pay for recipes and creations to feature on their site. If you have the skill set of cooking and taking great photos of it, you may be able to make some pretty decent income working from home.
      • Rate: $17.89 per hour
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    34. Copywriting
      • Love products, research and finding a way to put it all together for the general public to read and enjoy? Copywriting may be just what you’re looking for!
      • Rate: $50.00 per hour
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    35. Medical Transcriptionist
      • Just how fast can you type? If you have the skills to type a hefty amount of words per minute, the medical field is always looking for more help!
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      • You can make up to $60 per hour.
      • Rate: $15.00 per hour
    36. Seamstress
      • You never know how many people are looking for a seamstress until you offer this as your job! Jeans, slacks, and dresses often need to be hemmed and sewed so this is a job in high demand!
      • Rate: $28.00 per hour
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    37. Video Editor
      • Believe it or not, not all videos that you see online start out in that perfect condition. If you have a skill set for editing, you may just have a lucrative work at home job waiting.
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      • Just think of all the YouTube stars you can help!
      • Rate: $29.04 per hour
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    38. Email Responder
      • Did you know that some businessmen and women get so many emails that they literally hire out the task of answering them? If you like to read, write and respond, look into this possible idea to get paid from home!
      • Rate: $15.69 per hour
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    39. Company Trainer
      • If you have the gift of being able to teach others, and are an expert in your field, why not contract yourself out to train others for companies? This is something that could be done in your spare time but could be a great way to supplement income for yourself and your family.
      • Rate: $19.21 per hour
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    40. Bookkeeper
      • Just how organized are you…If you like numbers and like to have everything organized and in a row, becoming a bookkeeper can be a great job as well!
      • Rate: $20.00 per hour
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    41. Resell items online
      • Take a look around your house. More than likely you have items, toys, and clothes just lying around that you could sell for money. While your little ones are taking a nap, you can take pictures and upload to sites such as eBay to see just how much money you could get.
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      • I know stay at home moms who make bank with this! I personally have made a few hundred from selling unwanted things around my house.
      • Rate: Varies per item.
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    42. Telemarketer
      • Having a phone job from home can be nice because you don’t have to commute anywhere to work. There are always companies that are searching for work from home telemarketers and surveyors.
      • Rate: $18.00 per hour
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    43. Accountant
      • With your busy time of the year being during tax time, you could have a pretty flexible schedule for the others months out of the year! Plus, you can take on as many, or as few, clients as you want.
      • Rate: $32.76 per hour
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    44. Iron clothes 
      • While this may seem far-fetched, this is actually a service that many people pay for! They just drop off their clothes that need to be ironed and pick them up when you are done. Does it get any more simple than that?
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      • And you can iron while watching a TV show 😉
      • Rate: $13.00 per hour
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    45. On-Air DJ
      • With technology, you no longer have to go to a studio to be able to be on the air. If you have a few hours to spare daily, you can set up your own radio set and go “live” right from the comfort of your own home.
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      • Tip: Podcasts are growing in popularity and could be a great way to create your own show!
      • Rate: $23.99 per hour
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    46. Newspaper Columnist
      • So many people tend to forget that newspapers still need writers, too! If you have a local paper in your town, see if they are looking for any new columnists!
      • Rate: $21.69 per hour
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    47. Scrapbooking Artist
      • Did you know that moms all over the world want scrapbooks for all their children, but many of them never take the time to do one. Start your own business where you create those memories for them!
      • Rate: $19.96 per hour
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    48. Painting Lessons
      • Channel your inner artist and teach arts and crafts to those in your community. Children and adults love to create, they just sometimes need that guidance to make it happen.
      • Rate: $50 per hour per student
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    49. Party Planner
      • Everyone loves a great party, right? How fun would it be to make it your income earner to be able to plan parties and events for other people! Sounds like a great way to earn money from home with ease!
      • Rate: $30.00 per hour
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    50. Cake Designer
      • There is always a need for cakes and cupcakes, and if you have a specific skill for cake designing and decorating, there is always a big need and market for this type of job.
      • Rate: $10.67 per hour
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    51. Journal Spreads
      • Do you love doodling in your journal? Are you super creative and have beautiful handwriting? People will pay for you to create pretty journal spreads! Trust me, I’ve paid up to $20 per page!
      • Rate: $19.96 per hour

Need more ideas? Check out the best legitimate stay at home jobs you can do as a mom!

How to Make Money as a Stay At Home Mom – 50 Ideas

While the list above of 50 ways to make money from home as a mom may sound difficult, it’s genuinely not. The great part about the majority of those jobs? Many of them require little to no money to even get started!

There are very few jobs in the world that you can do from the comfort of your home that are free, but I’ve provided several great options and ideas of ones that won’t cost you a dime! So…what do you say, moms?

Are you ready to take 2019 by the horns and make this year life changing? You have what it takes to be successful! All you need to do is believe in yourself, believe in your abilities, and believe that you can and WILL find a way to make money from home!

Do you want to be making money from home?

Any of the above side hustles can bring in between $500+ per month. If you work hard, you can cover the mortgage from your work at home gig. That’s what I did a few months after I started taking my blog seriously. Within a year, our mortgage was paid off in full.

If you work hard, put in the time and don’t give up, you can definitely change your life! Just know, you have my full support, and I’m always here to help.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you’re doing to make money from home as a mom!

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