During the school year moms are busy getting the kids off to school, helping with homework and being chauffer driving kids to and from extra-curricular activities – and that’s only a drop in the bucket when it comes to listing all the things a mom does in a day. The last thing she needs to add to her things to do is a job….but what if the money can come in handy?
I remember how hard it was to balance a full time job outside the home and a family. The morning rush was no joke – by the time I got to work, I was already tired. Working from home sounded better each passing day.
Are you trying to earn some extra money to help out with bills or to save the extra money for back to school items for the next school year (we all know the back to school items will be on the store shelves before we know it)?
By now you have read about the many ways there are to make money from home. Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, the downtime is a great opportunity for you to make a little extra money and in this post I’m going to share eight easy ways you, dear mama, can make money from home this summer.
Seasonal Customer Service Jobs
Customer service jobs are the most common job-type that has work-from-home opportunities. Although most prefer their employees to work throughout the year ther are some companies who’s peak time is during the holidays and need extra help to cover demand.
Check out these sites for seasonal work-from-home jobs.
In case you do want to work all year, read my post called What It Takes to be A Customer Service Rep and Where to Find Work-from-Home Jobs for more companies you can check out.
If you’re looking for something in another field, read my post the Crème de la Crème of Work-from-Home Jobs for a list of the different types of work you can do in the comfort of your home.
One of the ways I was making money from home was doing online surveys. It doesn’t pay much but if done consistently you can earn a couple hundred dollars a month. For me, that helped pay the water and gas bills.
Here is a short list of sites to check out.
For a complete list, read my post The Ultimate Online Survey List for US and Canada Residents.
You can also make extra cash reading emails. How easy is that? I made extra money reading emails on Inbox Dollars and Send Earnings. While I was putting this together, I came across Donkeymails and Youromail.
Sell Your Own Products
There are a couple of ways you can sell your own products. You can look around the house for items you’re not using or you create your own products/designs.
Here is a list of sites to sell your creations on:
Sell Your Images
If you have a lot of photos on your camera, you can sell your images to the sites below:
Share Your Knowledge
We all have skills and an expert in something. Share your knowledge and make money while doing so. Check out these sites:
Ace Your College Classes
If you have some writing skills and topics to write about, you can also become a freelance writer. The good thing about this is you pick and choose the projects you want to work to accommodate your schedule.
These are popular freelance sites for finding work.
If you decide to make freelance writing a long term thing, you should check out Elna Cain’s 7 week course for new writers called Write Your Way to Your First $1k.
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Other Freelance Gigs
Get Paid To Shop
Yeah, I thought that one would get your attention, lol. Yes, you can make money for shopping at your favorite stores.
Here is a list of sites that offer cash back rebates when you shop online.
Over to You
I hope after reading this it sparked an idea or two for you. So let’s chat…
What are some of the ways you’re making money from home? Share your story in the comments section below.
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