So, you’ve decided to stay at home because you know that being there will be better for your kids. Well, you’re right about that. Particularly at a young age, kids will love having their mom around when they get home from school or at the weekend. It’s reassuring to know that you will be there whenever they need you. Certainly, they will find this more attractive than the possibility of you coming in later than five each night and giving them ready meals when you miss dinner completely. It’s good for you too. As a parent, we’re sure you’ll agree that you’re under quite a lot of stress. There’s plenty of issues from problems with school to personal trials that you have to deal with. You don’t want to pile on top of that with the stress that the typical office job regularly brings. And don’t forget that in most offices when you leave at five work doesn’t stop. You might find yourself taking it home with you too and that’s going to cut into the personal time you have with your children.
As such, there are plenty of reasons why you might choose to stay at home. But does that mean you won’t be able to make money for your family and boost the home income? Of course not and in actual fact there are many ways that stay at home moms make a fortune from working at home.
What on earth is a comper? If you find yourself asking that question, you probably haven’t heard of the people that make a living by entering competitions, usually online. There was a report not too long ago in the Daily Mail about a woman who made a hundred thousand a year doing this. Imagine how bringing in a number like that could change your life. To do this, you need to understand where to find the competitions. The good news is that there are plenty of blogs that regularly update with fresh information about competitions that are currently running. You do want to focus your efforts on free to enter competitions too. Obviously, if you keep having to pay to enter them, this is going to dramatically reduce your chances at making a profit.
Now, you might be thinking, isn’t this just a matter of luck? If you’re lucky, you’ll win and if not then it’s a lot of wasted time. Well, while this might be true there are ways to tip the odds more in your favor. For instance, by entering more competitions, you have a greater chance of coming out on top throughout the year. The person in the Daily Mail entered over 100 competitions a week, and you can imagine how that could alter your chances. You can also target the less popular competitions because fewer people enter these. For instance, many people won’t take the time to enter post in competitions at all because it’s too time-consuming. But if you have a lot of free time anyway, this shouldn’t be an issue for you. That’s just one way you can make money from home. Let’s look at a few others.
Working As A Tutor
Very few moms stay at home because they don’t have the qualifications to get a high paid job. They do it because they want to spend more time with their children. So, it’s quite possible that you have a fantastic level of qualifications and if that’s the case, you could work as a personal tutor. As a tutor, you’ll be able to offer services to give parents the opportunity to boost their child’s grades. A lot of parents will be interested in this possibility. Particularly, if you can present your services at a price that is great value for money. More importantly, you should be able to show that you are qualified and a reputable service. Great grades in school or a college degree will go a long way. But, you might also want to think about getting a qualification as a professional tutor. Most of the time, people with this qualification make a lot more money than people who have to claim themselves to be amateurs. The reason behind this is probably obvious. If you don’t have a pro qualification, people are going to expect you to deliver a lower level of service. The good news is that you can get a qualification like this online so you can still work from home.
Filling Out Surveys
If you have a lot of spare time, you might want to think about completing surveys as a way to make money. Each survey takes around ten or twenty minutes, and you can complete surveys each day. Now, it’s important to realize that this won’t earn you massive amounts of money. It could, however, add a few hundred onto your weekly income and that’s not too bad at all. There are plenty of sites that offer this possible such as MyPoints. You’ll find that it’s not a scam and you can make money using services like this. Again, it won’t be a fortune, but it could be very helpful whether you’re saving up for a holiday or hoping to buy a little luxury appliance for the house.
Tutoring isn’t the only way that you can use skill or knowledge that you have accumulated over the years. You can also set yourself up as a freelancer. The benefit of being a freelancer is that you’ll be able to work as little or as much as you like, operating from home. For instance, you might be a fantastic writer. If that’s the case, you could freelance writing for blogs and other sites that need content. All you need to look for is a blog based on your interests with a ‘work with me’ page or advertisements. This shows that they are happy to accept new writers or content creators.
The easiest way to become a freelance writer is to set yourself up with a Linkedin page. You can use this to advertise whatever services you offer to potential clients and ensure that you generate interest on the market. It might take a little while to get some traction on the market. But once you do, you’ll be able to sell based on a personal brand. At that point, you will be able to make a lot of money.
Build Your Business
Of course, you can also think about building a business that you can run from home a solopreneur. A lot of moms are able to do this in their spare time, and it works very well for them indeed. All you need to do is setup a website and decide what you’re going to use it for. The easiest business to run from home would be an e-commerce company. That way, you simply sell products to customers, usually at a lower price than they can find on the high street. You can run a business like this without any additional help. However, you might it more useful to use outsourcing companies. That way you’ll be able to sell more products keep things efficient and make a lot of money without any stress at all.
I hope you see now that even working from home you can still make a fortune. Or, just give your overall income a little boost that could make a huge difference to your life and the lives of the rest of your family.