How To Make Extra Money From Home While Being a Kickass Mom

This time of the year, I always find myself trying to make extra money so I can afford those extra gifts for the holidays. BUT I don’t like giving up time with my kids.

How do we solve this problem? Find some gigs that we can do to make extra money from home while being a kickass mom (excuse my french LOL)!

So now I’d like to help you mamas find a way to buy those fun gifts or get your bills paid on time without struggle. Take what you can from this.

1.Sell unused items

This here is a no brainer!! Selling unused things around the house can bring in some serious extra cash! But where do you even start selling?

Facebook marketplace is a place I always go to. You can reach a handful of people and can specify who you are selling to and what you are selling. Aside from marketplace, there are local Facebook pages that were created to allow users to put out an ad about what they are looking to get rid of. Sometimes you even come across free items that people just want out of their house.

Try selling to used kids stores. We as mamas tend to accumulate lots of kids things over the years that we just never get rid of or toss. SELL THEM! One of my favorite stores to make extra money from is Once Upon A Child. They accept used (but in good condition) kids clothes, shoes and toys! There are over 380 stores in the world so hopefully there’s one close to home for you!

2. Take surveys

Survey taking is a stupid easy way to make extra money! It can be tedious and repetitive but making money, has never been as easy! You can’t expect to make a whole lot of money fast with surveys but it’s easy to make an extra $50 a week just answering questions.

I use Survey Junkie the most. Some of the surveys pay as much as $45! My second survey site that I use to make extra money is User Interviews.

3. Start an Etsy store

Don’t fret, this is a lot easier than it sounds!! Everyone at some point in their life is looking for a cheat sheet or list that someone else has provided, to make their life easier.

Have you ever needed an invitation template for your kids birthday parties? Or game ideas for a baby shower? OR a chore list for your kids? ETSY HAS ALL OF THESE!

Someone took the time to create a product and has it showcased on Etsy to help others out. You can do the same. Here’s a simple guide on how to start an Etsy store to make extra money.

The best thing about this is you can sell numerous pintables WITHOUT having any inventory! It’s all online:)

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4.Start a blog

Well, well.. looky here! Who would of thought that you can make money BY WRITING TO OTHERS! Believe it or not, you sure can!

I started my blog to share a passion of helping other moms but I also wanted to start a side income!

I had heard about mom bloggers who made thousands a month by helping others! Check out Elna from Twins Mommy! She is what I thrive to be some day!

If you’re looking to start a blog, let me help you with this resource post!

5. Babysit

We all have our own kids so we know how to care for kids, right?

COOL, make an income out of it! Start by babysitting some of your friends kids so they can have date night and have them recommend you to their family and friends! Before you know it, you could be making enough money to go on a trip and get away from all things kid related :p is a great place to look for local babysitting gigs!


How To Make Extra Money From Home While Being A Kickass Mom

6.Make extra money by sharing your skills on Fiverr

Fiverr is a site that allows you to share your skills with others. You choose a price for what you’d like to be paid for a certain skill!

Web design, writing, video clip creation, graphic design, and virtual assistant are just a few of the skills that you can share with anyone registered to Fiverr.

Another great website to promote your skills and make extra money is Upwork.

7. Tutor students online

Tutoring online is something you can do to make extra money if you have a college degree. Put your brain to work and help those in needs. The hours are flexible and you can do this with a laptop, Ipad or cellphone (depends on the tutoring sites).

Some resources to check out are Kidz to Pros and VIP Kid.

8.Sell your photos

I personally have never used this tactic but I do love taking photos! This is a gig that you of course need to be good at but it’s still pretty simple!

You can sell photos on ShutterStock or 500px. There are so many different places that you can sell your photos but these are just a few I have heard of.

9.Walk dogs

Here is a great way to make money and get your kids out for fresh air! Of course being your little ones are with, this will be weather permitted LOL!

There are many people that don’t have time every day to walk their dogs or simply aren’t capable of walking their dogs! That’s where you come in! Put an ad out on Facebook and see if anyone is in need of a dog walker! You might be surprised in how many people might be interested!

10. Proofread

Proofreading is a gig that is simple and can pay around $15 an hour! If you have a way with words and want to catch writing mistakes, this is a job for you! There are even entry jobs available that allows you to proofread others work without having a college degree!


So what do you think? Ready to make some money?

Hopefully some of these ideas will help you get ahead of bills and allow you to spend a little extra time with your family!

What are some ways that you have made extra money from home? Lemme know! xoxo

Here we are! I'm Rosemarie, but call me Rose. I have three utterly AMAZING kids. I mean, they are the best thing that's happened to myself but over the years, I've lost myself so here I am. Being a cool mom and getting ready to talk about learning to love yourself while being a mom! Thanks for being here, hope you enjoy!

28 thoughts on “How To Make Extra Money From Home While Being a Kickass Mom”

  1. These are great tips! Selling things has definitely helped me with a little extra cash on the side! I have been wanting to try opening my own Etsy shop I just do not know what I could possibly do when there are many exciting things I want to try!

  2. These are excellent suggestions! I know so many moms that would love to work remotely so they can spend more time with their kiddos. I blog myself, and it’s been liberating being my own boss and spending so much quality time at home with my kids. Thank you for the recommendations!

  3. These are great there are a few on this list I have thought of before and since the world has changed so much I think I might have to look into them a bit more. Thank you for the great list of ideas!

  4. I love love love this post! Even not as a mom, these tips are great ideas, and I also love the overall pink aesthetic of your blog πŸ™‚ I think we have very similar aesthetics hehe

  5. You’ve got some great suggestions on here. For the dog lovers, the idea of walking dogs for extra cash is a great one right now. Many people brought home dogs while on lockdown, with all their time being spent at home. However, returning back to work means that they are now trying to navigate how to find that balance and ensure their dog is getting the exercise that it needs each day. It’s a great opportunity!

  6. I have done a bunch of these. It is good to be savvy and look for money making opportunities while being at home. I’ll have to check out the ones I haven’t tried yet.

  7. I am constantly looking around my house to find things to sell on marketplace! It’s such an easy and fairly quick way to make a little extra money.

  8. There are so many of these I want to do (minus dog-walking and babysitting lol)! I get overwhelmed trying to pick which one to do first. So, I’ve started a blog. Hopefully I can jump into some of the other great suggestions!

    1. Hey Misty.
      Good thing you have a long life ahead of you.. lots of time to try out some of these ideas! Best of luck with your blog!! It sure is a journey πŸ™‚


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