Having the opportunity to stay at home with your kids is by far one of the best gifts you can get, and give in life, but given how financially challenging being out of a job can be, it’s very easy to lose sight of just how wonderful the experience is. Instead of falling into the trap of complaining about not making enough money or feeling like you’re not contributing enough to your household finances, consider trying out one of the following four killer ways that are ideal for stay at home moms to make extra money.
Become a Voice Over Artist
Have you ever been told that you have a beautiful, interesting or unique voice? If yes, why not put this asset to good use? Becoming a voice over artist could be an extremely enjoyable and effective way for you to make some extra cash. To become a successful voice talent you’ll need to do lots of practice so that you can improve your technique when it comes to breathing etc. Once you set off down this path and bag yourself your very first paid job, it won’t be long until you build up a professional portfolio and, once you do that, you can expect to get a lot more jobs and make some big bucks.
Sell Your Crafts
Would you consider yourself to be creative? Do you enjoy making things from home? If so, it may be time for you to cash in on your creativeness. Moms all over America are selling everything from paintings to homemade fudge; so if you think there’s a market for your creation, get selling it! Allowing you the opportunity to stay at home and spend your time doing things that you enjoy doing, selling your homemade creations is a surefire way of making extra cash in a fun and worthwhile way. Start by testing the market and selling your product locally at fairs or trade shows and once you know that there’s a market for your product, you can venture out into selling online etc.
Cash in on your Skills
Take some time to sit down and think about what it is that you’re actually good at. Is singing a passion of yours or do you prefer sitting at a laptop writing short novels? Whatever your skill, it’s likely that someone out there could benefit from it. Once you’ve discovered what it is that you’re good at, think about how you can gain financial rewards from offering this skill to others. If playing the piano is your forte, why not consider teaching others your skill? The first step in setting yourself up for success would be to place advertisements in your local newspaper and online to reach your audience of perspective clients.
Babysit Kids and Pets
You’re already at home with your kids and pets so why not get paid just to add a few others to the bunch? Babysitting other people’s kids and pets is something that thousands of moms are benefiting from. Yes, it may sound like it would be a lot of extra work but when you actually give it some in-depth thought, it really is a win-win situation. Your daily routine will not change and your kids and your pets might be only too delighted to have new playmates to interact with. Regarding the pet sitting, advertising at local veterinarian offices or outside of pet shops may be an effective way to make your business known to people in need of your exact services.
There’s something special about being a working stay-at-home mom. So, if you’re looking to increase your cash flow and get creative while doing it, consider getting yourself started in one of the career paths that are mentioned above.
Have you ever thought about doing voice over work?