Making extra income as a full-time stay-at-home parent does not come with a full-time salary. As a result, some families who rely solely on one income may find it difficult to make ends meet or save.
There are, however, ways for stay-at-home parents to make extra income for the family budget without having to leave the house or sacrifice time with their children.
In this article, I have gotten some money-making extra income ideas you may explore when your kids are at school or sleeping, or even when they are up and demanding your attention.
Although the profits potential is low, and not every opportunity will be suited for you, you could earn hundreds of thousands of naira, if not thousands of dollars over the course of a year.
Get Paid to Share Your Thoughts
Taking online surveys might be a simple method to make enough money to treat yourself to a few luxuries. For example, Harris Poll Online gives points for completing online surveys, which might take anywhere from five to 25 minutes to complete.
Takers of surveys earn points that can be exchanged for gift cards from places like Amazon and Starbucks. SurveyClub, Global Test Market, and Swagbucks are some of the other websites that will pay you to do surveys. Signing up is completely free.
Signing up with UserTesting and evaluating Websites is another method to get extra money in a short amount of time — $10 for roughly 20 minutes of labor. You’ll need a computer with a microphone and an Internet connection, as well as a one-page demographic profile to complete. If your profile matches the target audience of the sites being evaluated, you’ll be hired.
Then it’s only a question of recording your spoken comments and on-screen actions while you navigate a website using UserTesting’s screen recorder, which you’ll need to download to your PC. Typically, site owners are searching for comments on whether or not their website is difficult to browse.
Assist as a Virtual juror
Before going to trial, some attorneys use vast panels of online fake jurors to receive feedback on their cases. The mock jurors, on the other hand, must reside in the county or federal district where the case would be heard.
You can sign up for e-mail updates from a couple of sites if a case is listed in your area. EJury.com pays $5 to $10 per case through PayPal, an online payment system. You can’t join if you’re an attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant – or even if you’re connected to one.
According to EJury, if you reside in a large urban region, where more cases are tried, you’re more likely to be chosen than if you live in a rural place.
Reviewing a case takes roughly 35 minutes on average. Fees range from $20 to $60 at OnlineVerdict.com, where cases take between 20 minutes and one hour to evaluate. Checks are accepted as payment.
Run Errands in The Virtual World
With Fancy Hands, you may work as a virtual personal assistant if you have a computer with an Internet connection and are adept at surfing the web and talking with others.
The service hires personal assistants who work according to their own schedules to assist users with chores such as calling service providers, organizing appointments, and comparing costs for services and products. You are compensated per work, with rates ranging from $3 to $7.
Students Should Be Tutored
Share your knowledge with struggling students if you have an academic specialty and can spare a few hours during the week while Junior is napping or Janie is at gymnastics.
Find students who want to improve their grades through your children’s schools — use Craigslist.org to get an idea of hourly fees in your area – or sign up with an online tutoring service like Tutor.com.
To tutor particular subjects for Tutor.com, you must be available to tutor at least five hours per week and have a college degree. Tutoring takes place online, from the comfort of one’s own home, using a computer. Tutors on Tutor.com are paid an hourly rate based on the subject they are teaching.
Be a Mommy Or Daddy Blogger
If you haven’t used your free time between changing diapers, washing clothes, and shuttling kids around to hop on the blog bandwagon, it’s worth considering this potential source of extra income.
And just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you have to write about parenting issues. In fact, given that there already are so many blogs about life as a mom (or dad), consider writing about another topic about which you are passionate.
The more original, entertaining, and informative you are, the more likely you’ll gain followers – and you need an online following to make extra income.
You may start your blog for free using WordPress.org‘s open-source platform, but if you want to start making money, you’ll need to pay a tiny fee – as little as $17,000 per year – to have it hosted.
Amadurshosting.com may give your site a domain name, email addresses, database storage, and other Web hosting services. This will help you get your site up and running while you start blogging and start making extra income
You may make money by displaying advertising on your site using the free Google AdSense service. The amount you’re paid varies each ad and is typically determined by the number of people who see it.
There’s also affiliate marketing, in which you get paid a commission (typically less than 10%) anytime someone buys something after clicking on an ad on your site.
You can use the Amazon Associates affiliate program to promote the retailer’s products on your website, or you can use affiliate networks like CJ Affiliate or ShareASale, which operate with thousands of businesses.
Within a year, depending on how much time you devote to your site and how many people visit it, you may be earning several hundred dollars per month.
Find editorial work as a freelancer. Perhaps you don’t want to commit to a blog but enjoy writing or expressing yourself creatively.
You’re in luck: many media, corporate, and charitable Web sites are recruiting for freelance writers, editors, and producers. Some companies pay by the word, others by the hour, and yet others by the project.
For example, if you sign up for Textbroker.com for free and submit a writing sample, you’ll be given a rating depending on the quality of your material.
Then, based on your quality rating, you may choose whatever projects you want to work on and earn anywhere from 0.7 cents to $5 cents per word, or more.
FreelanceWriting.com compiles a comprehensive list of freelance writing opportunities from a variety of reputable sources. Many of the most recent ads have hourly wages of $25 or more.
You can join Mediabistro’s freelance marketplace for $21 a month and upload your qualifications for review by media managers looking for authors.
Make Money With Your Images
If you’re good with a camera, you may make money by selling your images to stock image sites like Shutterstock.com.
If your photographs are accepted, Shutterstock subscribers can download them, and you can earn anywhere from 25 cents to $120 for each image download. iStock, Dreamstime, and Sqeeqee are some of the other sites that accept photographs from contributors.
Offer Baked Items For Sale
Working parents may be unable to make a birthday cake or cupcakes for school festivities. If you can bake delicious baked products, that’s where you come in.
A single mom friend of mine started making cupcakes as a means to keep herself occupied while staying with her father during his chemotherapy treatment. She shared a photo of her cupcakes on Facebook and received many orders from pals almost immediately.
She now earns around 130k per month by baking cupcakes for those who hear about her via friends or see images of her cupcakes on her Facebook page.
So there are many opportunities you can create for yourself to start making extra income while you take advantage of the list of online paying platforms.
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