When our oldest child was born almost 9 years ago, my husband and I decided that I would be a stay-at-home mom. It wasn’t an easy decision, because we knew that there would be some sacrifices involved going down to only one income with an additional mouth to feed.
My main focus here on Let’s Talk Mom Business is budgeting, and following a budget plan is truly the thing that kept us afloat financially and helped us pay off almost $100,000 in debt in about 4 years.
But I also want to talk about some of the ways that we’ve earned extra income over the years, because it is something that I am truly passionate about. Earning a little bit of extra income was the reason we didn’t have to turn to credit cards or skip debt payments some months.
Whether you’re interested in earning a little bit of extra cash or you would love to earn a full-time income from home, I want to help you figure out how to make it happen for your family.
How to Make Money from Home
My blog tends to be for stay-at-home moms or women who would like to be at some point. You want to have the chance to spend as much time as possible with your kids without sacrificing a certain quality of life. Earning money from home is the perfect way to have both time and the money you need for your family.
When I quit my job to stay home with our new baby, my primary focus was just learning how to be a mom and having fun with our kids as our family grew. A few years ago, though, I started to get the itch for something more and wanted to use my MBA to help our family financially without putting our kids into daycare.
I wrote resumes for a few family members and friends, I resold items that are family had outgrown, I started a direct sales business, and I did the occasional babysitting job.
Than I found blogging and realized it was the perfect fit for me! I could talk about all of the things that I love (I actually love budgeting), build community with other moms, and earn extra income for my family. It is amazing!
If you are looking for a way to earn extra income while your kids nap or sleep at night (in addition to creating a rock solid family budget of course!), then you’re in the right place.
If you’re new here, you can start with these posts about earning extra income as a mom. I’ll be adding to this page regulary, so bookmark this post so you can come back to it!
Extra Income Idea: Start a Blog
Extra Income Idea: Direct Sales
Direct sales isn’t for everybody, but it can be an amazing way to make money from home as a stay-at-home mom. I talk about some of the ways you can be successful in direct sales without losing all of your friends!