43 Legit Ways to Make Money for Stay at Home Moms {in 2019}

Hey Mama!

Tell me if this is you …

…. You love the idea of being a stay at home mom. BUT you also crave something of your own.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make money as a stay at home mom, and contribute to your family financially, while ALSO being there for every moment as your kids grow?

I’m here to tell you it IS possible.

Below you’ll find 43 proven and legitimate ways that I’ve put together for you, that stay at home moms are using to make significant money from home RIGHT NOW.

I’ve given you specific action steps that you can take TODAY to get started making money as from home as quickly as possible.

With 43 different creative jobs for stay at home moms, I’m confident that you can find at least ONE that grabs your interest and is something that you’re excited about exploring more!

And all you need is ONE to completely change the direction of your entire life and motherhood.

Just do it. :)

xx

Summer

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    P.S. In case you were wondering, here’s why I’m so passionate about Moms having the option able to work from home.

    When my first child was born 7 years ago, I quit my elementary school teaching job and started using several of the items on this list to make money on the side from home.

    Now 3 kids later, I’ve more than replaced my full-time salary each year that I’ve been at home, and I know that I’ll NEVER go back to a traditional job!

    Once you experience it, the freedom of entrepreneurship is something that you won’t ever want to give up! Promise!!

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    43 ways to make money for stay at home moms.

    The First 21 Ways to Make Money for Stay at Home Moms

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    (quick links that will take you directly to information on each opportunity!)

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you.


    how to make money for stay at home moms network marketer

    OPPORTUNITY #1:

    Share your love for personal growth + mentor others on a similar life path = become a RELATIONSHIP-BASED NETWORK MARKETER

    Average Yearly Salary = $107,373

    Let’s be honest. Even as recently as a few years ago, if you told me that I’d join an MLM and become a network marketer in this lifetime, I would have laughed in your face. Seriously.

    I wasn’t one of “those people.” I owned a *REAL* business. Why would I want to spam my friends + family with “Hey girl!” messages that were really thinly veiled sales pitches??

    I’m an introvert, and making a list of 100 people and trying to figure out a way to sell them products, or tell them about an opportunity, seemed like the most terrible idea EVER!!

    But as you grow, your priorities change, and I knew as I started looking at what I wanted my life to look like 5 … 10 … 15 years into the future, there honestly wasn’t another opportunity out there that measured up when it came to building a business + lifestyle that I dreamed of for my family.

    BUT I knew that I wasn’t going to be doing it the traditional way. I wasn’t willing to compromise my beliefs or spam my friends + family to make it work

    So I developed my own system. One that was based on my 10 years of experience building and growing businesses outside of the network marketing world.

    …. One that didn’t involve making a list of 100 people to “spam” (heck … most of my family didn’t even KNOW I’d joined an MLM when I first started!).

    ... One that didn’t involve hosting in-home parties (Yuck! And who’s got time for that anyway?).

    … And one that didn’t involve anything that didn’t align with my personal ideals (that means no cold messaging or chasing anyone who didn’t seek me out first).

    If you’ve always turned your nose up at MLMs (like I did for so many years) or you’ve just never considered network marketing as a viable business opportunity for you, then I encourage you to take a second look.

    Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks.

    Life is happening NOW. :)

    Simple Steps to Get Started:

    1. Write out your Why. Imagine your life, 5 years in the future. Pick 5 dreams that you’re running after. Then write out those 5 dreams, in the present tense, as if they are presently happening for you TODAY. i.e.” Our debt is paid off, and we are living financially free!”

      Read these 5 dreams out loud to yourself each and every morning. You can use this specific journal for this practice if you like.

    2. Research + Explore companies with products you LIKE. Are you already an MLM product user as a consumer? Is there a type of product you’ve been wanting to try out? (high-quality skincare? Haircare? Nutritional shakes? etc) Here’s a list of potential network marketing companies to check out. Pick 5 that you’d like to explore further.

    3. Find the Culture. Take the 5 companies you picked and head to Instagram. Typically you can use the hashtag #__(company’s name)__ to start finding accounts of people that are working the business. Click into some of those accounts you find, and get a feeling for the type of people that join the company, and the feel for the culture you see based on the photos and captions they post. Do you resonate? Would you want to be a part of that community?

    4. Make a specific Income Goal. What is the specific monthly amount that you plan to reach through network marketing? And don’t just throw a random number out there, because then I want you to explain the specific reason behind that number. What will that amount do for you? What specifically is that number paying for, and why will that matter to you?

    5. Decide how YOU want to build. Having an upline that has a similar business philosophy as you, and that teaches building the business in a way that you want to pursue, can make things A LOT easier for you. Do you want to build using in-home parties? Do you want to get on the phone with lots of people? Or do you want to build online, naturally attracting people to you? I explain the exact system I use + teach to my team here.

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    OPPORTUNITY #2:

    Share your passions + grow a monetized audience = become a BLOGGER

    Average Yearly Income = $32,683

    This one is near to the top of the list, because it’s one of my favorite ideas for stay at home moms to make money. Building a blog gives you a “home base” online and allows you to more easily get plugged into many of the other opportunities on this list by leveraging the audience that you’ll build through your blog.

    Glassdoor reports the blogger average salary to be in the low $30K range, however, I personally know many bloggers who make $200,000+ per year because they leverage several of the other opportunities on this list in combination with their blog.

    If you’re looking to land a freelancing job like a content writter, copywritter, or proofreader, having a blog can set you apart and give you that professional “edge”. Or if you want to create an online course, make money through affiliate marketing, or build your network marketing business online, then a blog is definitely going to help!

    Simple Steps to get Started:

    1. Pick a Blog Niche. The most important piece of advice here is to pick something that you LOVE (you’ll be writing on it for years) and niche down! You can always expand your focus later on, but first, you want to get known for something. Since you’ll want to monetize your blog in the future, picking a niche in one of the profitable blog niche categories is a smart idea. These categories are: health, appearance, relationships, wealth, joy, and intelligence

    2. Pick a Domain Name. The best domain names are simple and descriptive so that someone will know what the blog is about right away. Or others (like me) use their first and last name as the domain. Typically you’ll want to pick a .com (rather than .biz, .us, etc.). Go to NameCheap and type in the domain you want, to see if it’s available, and then grab it!

    3. Pick your Website Platform + Host. Unless you’re skilled in website design and creation, I highly recommend using Squarespace. I find them much easier to use and navigate rather than going with WordPress. When you signup for SquareSpace, your hosting will be built into your plan.

    4. Choose a website template. You can use the templates that come inside of Squarespace, but personally I LOVE the templates you can purchase at GoLiveHQ. The Kira Reid template is one of my favorites. You can see it in action on my other website, The Fresh Faced Mom here.

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    OPPORTUNITY #3:

    Grow a brand’s audience + impact along with your income = become a SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

    Average Yearly Income = $47,719

    Unless you’re been off the grid for the past ten years, I’ve got a feeling you know a thing or two about social media, right? If you enjoy hanging out on Facebook, snapping IG stories, or going live to share your life, then becoming a social media manager might be for you!

    However, a social media manager does a lot more than just post on social media platforms. They are in charge of representing a brand across social channels, and basically become the voice of the brand. So they may be creating content, responding to comments, tracking how effective different posts are, and planning out campaigns to hit goals like increasing traffic to the brand’s website.

    Simple Steps to Get Started:

    1. Develop your own Social Media Presence. While you don’t need tens of thousands of followers yourself to become a social media manager, it is important to have a social media presence that is active, professional, and growing. Follow the steps in this blog post to refresh and update your own accounts, using opportunity #19 FB Influencer, #20 IG Influencer, and #21 Pinterest Influencer.

    2. Decide if you’ll Specialize. If you decide to specialize in a specific social media platform, you’ll be able to really hone your skills on that specific platform and position yourself as the expert. Keep on top of the newest trends, share ideas on how to deal with new algorithm changes, and before you know it you’ll be seen as someone “in the know” for that platform.

    3. Set your Rates. Most social media managers create preset monthly packages that include a specific number of posts or actions for the month, rather than billing by the hours. For example, you may decide that a client will get 1 Facebook post update per day and moderation of comments for $_x_ per month. I good idea is to pick 3 packages to offer and stick to them. This is a good discussion on how to set your rates.

    4. Fine Tune your Strategy. You’ll want to have a general strategy of what content to post and at what frequency, but also to have the ability to change it up to suit a client’s specific needs. Social media is always changing, so taking a course that is kept updated to recent trends can be a great way to feel confident in your work. Social Media Manager School is one of our favorites. They also offer a FREE Social Media Manager Starter Kit that you can sign up for here.

    5. Get your First Client. While in the future you’ll likely want to attract higher-level clients, getting started with your first client from a job site like Upwork, is a great way to experience the process of landing a client and then getting your feet wet. Don’t forget to ask for referrals and testimonials after a job well done!

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    OPPORTUNITY #4:

    Make a living off of your grammatical know-how = become a PROOFREADER!

    Average Hourly Rate: $15.34 (entry-level)

    If you love to read, then there is a good chance that you’d make a great proofreader! Especially if you’re someone who always seems to be catching those errors that others miss. While some bigger companies might require an English degree, there are MANY opportunities with both established companies, as well as working with individuals through freelancing to make money as a proofreader.

    Simple Steps to get Started:

    1. Determine your Current Skills. If you’re interested in making money doing proofreading, let’s get a feel for your current skills. Here’s a simple online proofreading quiz that you can take to test your basic proofreading knowledge.

    2. Consider Online Proofreader Training. Even if you are an English major, or simply loved reading and writing in high school, there’s a good possibility that brushing up on the elements of language could be of great benefit to you. The best proofreader training programs not only help you brush up on the actual proofreading skills but also guide you towards building your experience and income.

      I suggest the Proofread Anywhere program as a high-quality online training program. You’ll want to get started with their FREE on-demand online workshop: Learn How to Transform your Passion for Words & Reading into a Thriving Proofreading Business in as LIttle as 30 Days. You can register your seat here.

    3. Collect your Resources. If you have any writing style books, or dictionaries or thesauruses collecting dust on your bookshelves, go ahead and dust those off and make them handy to your work area. You can also create a virtual reference desk by bookmarking websites like Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Grammar Book, etc.

    4. Pick a Specialty or Go General. Typically, proofreaders either are general proofreaders, or they specialize in one of the following areas: financial, legal, or medical. Typically you can gain a higher pay rate in the specialized areas since they typically require more training and skill. If you’d like to specialize in medical proofreading, I’d suggest taking a training by the American Medical Writers Association.

    5. Start Searching for Jobs Online. A few websites that specialize in providing proofreading services are Proofread NOW, and ManagedEditing. You can also check out freelance sites like Guru or Upwork. Also, when you graduate from a program like the one from Proofread Anywhere, they often have specific job postings available just for their graduates.

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    OPPORTUNITY #5:

    Make money + support thought-leaders with your office support skills = become a VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

    Average Hourly Rate: $15-35 per hour (entry-level); $38-50+ per hour (advanced)

    If you’ve ever held a job that includes customer service, or administrative assistant skills, or working with programs on a computer, then you might have the skills to become a virtual assistant. And even if you haven’t, there are plenty of trainings that you can take to get up to speed on the skills that you need!

    Basically, a virtual assistant is anyone who offers services to other business owners from afar in exchange for an agreed-upon fee. You set your pay, you set your hours, and you decide how much work you want to book each month.

    The great thing about this job is that there are so many different services that you can do as a VA, ranging from email inbox management to moderating Facebook groups, that you probably already have a skill right now that you could offer!

    Simple Steps to get Started:

    1. Decide what Services you will Offer your Clients. If it feels overwhelming to decide what services you’ll offer, my best advice is to pick 2-3 services that you’d like to begin with and focus on securing clients for those offers. This real-work experience will give you the ability to see if you need to adjust your offerings, as well as what else might be a natural fit.

    2. Decide on a Pricing Structure. The key question here is will you work on an hourly rate where you’ll need to track your time? Or will you work on a fixed/retainer rate, where you charge a flat rate for the specific set of tasks that you’ll be completing? (hint: if you’d rather escape the feeling of punching a time clock, you may find you prefer the fixed/retainer rate model)

    3. Create your “Home” Online. While you *can* launch your VA services from nothing more than direction outreach, I believe having a simple, straight forward website is a smart business decision. It’s much easier to market your business when potential clients can see you care enough about your business to have a website for it. We love Squarespace for a simple site, and home, about, services, and contact pages is all you need to get started.

    4. Find Where your Ideal Clients Hang Out. It’s time to start handing out online where your ideal clients hang out. Are they in Facebook groups? Linkedin? Posting on Instagram? Find them and start “courting” - like, commenting, engage, and be of service. Start getting on their radar.

    5. Send your Pitches. Getting your first few VA clients is going to be the hardest, so direct pitches will be your best friend to make this happen quickly. The Horkey Handbook recommends pitching daily and making it one of the first things that you do each day until leads start automatically coming your way.

    6. Shortcut your Path to Success. Sure, you could figure this all out yourself … pricing, invoicing, finding clients, tracking time, etc. etc. but if you’re serious about making an income in the shortest time possible, I’d definitely recommend following a proven training course that will take you step-by-step to finding success as a VA. The Horkey Handbook is our favorite training website that we recommend for anyone interested in becoming a virtual assistant!

      Suggested Resources:

      Online Training Course: 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success by The Horkey Handbook

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    OPPORTUNITY #6:

    Let your teaching skills shine for kids around the world = become a VIPKID TEACHER

    Average Hourly Rate: $14-18 per hour, up to $22/hour

    Got a background in teaching (or at least some decent experience with tutoring or supervising kids), and want to share your love for learning with kids from around the world? VIPKID gives you the opportunity to do just that, without ever leaving the comfort of your home!

    You’ll be teaching English to kids across China through your computer, getting to pick your own hours, and never having to deal with issues like classroom management, like you’d experience in a traditional classroom.

    With the opportunity to earn up to $22 per hour, it’s an excellent way for moms with teaching experience to find a stay at home mom job.

    Simple Steps to get Started:

    1. Make sure you’re Qualified. There are 3 requirements you must meet: 1) a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field, 2) eligibility to work in the US or Canada, 3) at least 1 year of teaching experience - could include homeschooling, coaching, mentoring, tutoring, or other similar life experiences.

    2. Fill out the Initial Application. Getting started is as easy as filling out the initial application form. Remember the requirements, and be sure that the information that you fill out on the application accurately represents your experience and background.

    3. Gather your Supplies. Part of the interview process includes teaching 2-3 mock lessons. To do well during these lessons, you’ll want to have on hand: reliable internet, a computer with a webcam, a computer mouse, a headset with a microphone, a color printer, a kid-friendly background, and optionally a puppet or stuffed animal toy.

    4. Book your Demo/Interview. There is now even an option that you can complete on your VIPKID smartphone app to pass this step, which is the recommended option as it’s quicker and easier to do.

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    OPPORTUNITY #7:

    Get paid while exercising your new furry 4-legged friends = become a DOG WALKER!

    Average Rate: $15-20 per 20-minute walk

    If you love 4-legged furry friends and enjoy getting exercise outside, being a dog walker might be the perfect stay at home mom job for you! Dog walking is typically scheduled during the mid-day hours of 11am-2pm, so if you have kids that go to school, this is a great opportunity to put in a few hours of “work” (it’s hard to call walking dogs, getting exercise, and enjoying the outdoors work if you ask me!) before it’s time to pick them up.

    There are sites like Wag or Rover that allow you to pick up walking assignments based on your own availability, but you may also want to consider reaching out to local pet sitting and dog walking companies. Typically they will be able to provide you with a more consistent and regular schedule.

    Simple Steps to get Started:

    • Decide on a Gig or a Business. You can easily get started in dog walking by picking up gigs on websites like Wag or Rover. The nice thing with these is you don’t have to worry about marketing or insurance, or anything like that. You simply show up and walk the dogs! On the other hand, dog walking can become your own business, where you are the CEO and run the show.

    • If going for Gigs: Register yourself on Sites like Wag and Rover. Be sure you fill out a complete profile, with plenty of detail to attention, letting your best writing skills shine, along with plenty of photos of you and pets. You’ll be picked for jobs based on the first impression you provide. Responsiveness and quick replies are also a must.

    • If Growing a Business:

      1. Obtain Dog Walker Insurance. Dog walking insurance can be quite affordable and is really a must when you’re going to be entering someone else’s home and taking out their pets. This chart provides a good comparison of the different insurance companies available to dog walkers.

      2. Purchase a Scheduling + Invoicing Software. There are several dog walking specific options available which will keep your schedule, as well as invoice your clients, which will help you stay organized, as well as leave a great impression on your clients. This chart provides a great overview of the software options available to dog walkers.

      3. Crunch the Numbers. Figure out how much your expenses will be for the month (including insurance, software, gas, marketing, etc.). Determine how many hours you can work, and how many visits could fit into those hours. Then determine what you’d need to charge for each visit based on the number of hours you have, your income goals, and your monthly expenses.

      4. Consider Professional Resources to Help. While you could piece together everything you need to start a dog walking company, it may be a better use of your time and get you off to a more successful start by following the blueprint of someone who has already found success in the industry.

        We recommend the Six Figure Pet Sitting Academy Business Start Up Kit for a comprehensive education in everything that you need start and manage your pet sitting + dog walking company. Or you can get started with the 30 Days to Start and Grow your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business ebook, which is another nice “bite-sized” option.

      Suggested Resources:

    • Business Start-Up Kit: Six Figure Pet Sitting Academy Business Start Up Kit

    • Ebook: 30 Days to Start and Grow your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business

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    OPPORTUNITY #8:

    Capture memories while capturing an income = become a PHOTOGRAPHER!

    Average Yearly Salary = $64,389

    Do people always comment on how much they love the photos that you snap of your kids? Or maybe you’ve been told that you’ve got an eye for making ordinary moments beautiful through your pictures?

    Becoming a photographer is a skill that any mom can learn, and if you need some help learning how to use a fancy camera or how to edit your photos after the shoot, there are quite a few classes available online, or typically locally as well.

    There are quite a few different options for the way that photographers work, from being a wedding photographer to specializing in pets or family, to sports photography for local kids’ teams. Think about where your passions lie, as well as what would be the best fit for your lifestyle as a Mom.

    Simple Steps to get Started:

    • Just get Started Shooting. One of the most important things is to just get started snapping more pictures. Get a feel for lighting, and angels.. Practice using your eye to find unique angles and fun ways to frame your photos. You can even start practicing right away with what you’ve got on hand - your phone!

    • Determine what Equipment you Need. At a minimum, you’ll need a quality camera body and 1-2 camera lenses for different situations. Start out with older, used models rather than blowing your entire savings on new and top of the line. There is even the possibility to rent equipment while you’re deciding if this business is definitely for you.

    • Turn off Auto-Mode. If you’re not sure what terms like ISO, aperture, and double exposure mean, then turning off auto-mode can be scary at first. Print out a composition + exposure guide, or snap a photo to keep them hand your phone One way to make it easier is to grab a Camera Fast Start guide designed for your specific camera model to learn all the bells and whistles.

    • Learn simple Editing Software. This is a key step in taking a photo from good to great! Photoshop is one of the “gold standards” when it comes to editing photos. LightRoom is another great one. If you want to try your hand at photo editing without the investment, you can plan around with the free online editors - Easil or Canva.

    • Find your Niche. See what type of photos you’re drawn to taking. Do you enjoy photographing families interacting together? Would you rather take a still, posed shot, or snap the perfect candid moment? Maybe you enjoy the hustle and bustle of a wedding day?

      Most photographers develop some sort of specialization that they can use when marketing their services. Taking a course on how to start a photography business is also a solid idea to get yourself off on the right foot, no matter what niche you pick.

      Suggested Resources:

    • Online Course: How to Start a Photography Business

    • Camera Specific Guides: Camera Fast Start Guides

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    OPPORTUNITY #9:

    Start the homemade craft business you’re always dreamed of = become an ETSY SHOP OWNER!

    Average Yearly Income: varies greatly

    Have you always dreamed of selling your paintings to the world? Or realized that you have a knack for making crochet baby bonnets? If that’s the case, then you may find that exploring the world of starting an Etsy shop may be the perfect way to make money for you as a stay at home mom.. And even if you’re not a traditional “crafter” there are still plenty of opportunities on Etsy for those that are skilled in more untraditional arts like designing coffee mugs, creating digital prints, or printing unique shirts.

    Etsy provides a platform where people are already coming to, looking for unique handmade items, so with the right product photography, Etsy SEO, and other factors that make a shop stand out, you’ve got an opportunity to take into a worldwide audience already looking for what you offer.

    Simple Steps to get Started:

    1. Open up Shop. Getting started is as simple as following “Sell on Etsy” prompts on Etsy.com to create an account and open up your shop. You’ll set up a few preferences (language, currency, etc.) and then pick your shop name. Ideally, it should be clear, but fun, and easy to remember. Can’t find one that hasn’t been taken yet? Etsy suggests trying adding the words “workshop,” “studio,” or “and Co” to the end of the name you were hoping for.

    2. Do some Research on your Competition. Find 5 other shops on Etsy that are already selling with you do, and make some notes. How many items do they currently have for sale? How many have they sold? What stands out about their photos? How about their branding? What does their header look like? How active are they on social media?

    3. Check Google Trends. Type in a few keywords around what you plan to sell. Is your product idea trending up? Are there any specific categories or niches within your selected store niche that are especially popular right now? Use this research to start honing in on exactly what you’ll sell.

    4. Add your Listings. I’m going to guess that you already have an idea of what you’ll sell at this point if you’re considering this opportunity. If not, here’s an article from Etsy with product ideas that might help. You’ll want a unique listing for each item that you’ll sell. At this point, simply get it up there. Then you can go back to optimize it later. Great photography + SEO are two key areas to explore.

    5. Learn all the things. If you want to cut down your learning time and short-cut your efforts towards a successful store, this is an opportunity where taking an online course from someone who has “been there, done that” can be a great investment. Two that we suggest are: Etsy Master your Marketing and Fuzzy and Birch’s free and paid resources.

    Suggested Resources:

    Online Course: Etsy Master your Marketing

    Website: Fuzzy and Birch (Etsy training - free and paid resources)

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    OPPORTUNITY #10:

    Make money with products without the hassle of an inventory = start DROPSHIPPING!

    Average Yearly Income: varies greatly

    Unless you’re big into e-commerce, you may not even know what dropshipping is. So let’s break it down! In a nutshell, “dropshipping” is a business model where you don’t actually keep the products that you’re selling in your possession.

    That means there is never any inventory to keep. All orders are fulfilled and shipped directly from a wholesaler. So this allows you to simply on marketing and selling the products, instead of working about packaging, shipping, etc.

    It’s a great model to be able to get started quickly in online e-commerce without a lot of upfront capital. It’s more important to be savvy in internet marketing and social media to make this business work for you, rather than needing a lot of money to get started.

    Simple Steps to get Started:

    1. Select a Niche. This is a super important step, and can really set your shop up for success or failure before you get started. A few things to look at and research:

      1. Select Higher-priced Products. It often takes the same amount of marketing to sell a $1000 product vs. a $10 one. Go for the better profit margins with the high-priced product niche.

      2. Find Smaller Size Products. shipping cost is a key factor. Oversized products can quickly cut into profit margins due to shipping prices, and be a deterrent to customers ordering online.

      3. Not Easily Available Locally. You want a product where all the options and styles your customer might want are already easily available at multiple local stores where they live.

    2. Research the Trends. Take a look at Google Trends and Keyword Planner. Are people actively looking for what you’ll sell? Does the search volume only concentrate in a few months a year (harder to build a successful store around) or is it fairly consistent throughout the year?

    3. Take a look at your competition. The thing is that you actually WANT to find competition when you search your niche term on Google. This means that this IS a viable niche and that others have found success selling it. If you don’t find any competition it could mean that it’s not in demand, the profit margins are bad, or that it’s too hard to ship.

    4. Build your Shopify Store. Once you’ve decided on your niche, the next step is to get your demo Shopify store built. Even though you don’t have any suppliers yet, you’ll want a storefront created and demo products added, to show to the suppliers as you try to secure some top-tier suppliers to partner with. By having a store ready, you’ll show them that you’re serious.

    5. Secure your Suppliers. This is a big topic, with plenty of details required to secure the best supplies for your operation. The dropshipping opportunity is one where it’s definitely worthwhile to follow an online course from someone who has already created multiple, successful dropshipping stores.

      Our favorite course is Dropship Lifestyle. You can check out their webinar here that shares everything you need to know. And if you’re serious about joining, contact me here. I have a limited number of “friends + family” discount code that will get you a significant price break on the program!

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      OPPORTUNITY #11:

      Share your knowledge with the world, and get paid for it = become an ONLINE COURSE CREATOR!

      Average Monthly Income: $0-50K+ per month

      Get paid to teach what you love? Sounds fab right? The online education industry is booming and expected to grow to $325 Billion by 2025. Time to get a piece of that pie, but sharing your unique knowledge in a way that allows you to reach way more people than you could ever teach 1:1.

      You’d likely be surprised by the large variety of topics that online courses are created on … everything from how to become a fashion designer, to how to build a tiny house, to how to nail your first musical audition. People are hungry to explore and learn more on their interests, and online learning is what fits into their busy and on-the-go lives.

      Simple Steps to get Started:

      (If you want to fast-track your road to success, I highly recommend the Build a Better Beta program - designed to help you create, sell, and teach your course with ease – even if you don't feel ready. (Like, at all.)

      1. Pick a Profitable Course Topic. Here’s the good news. You don’t need to be an “expert.” You simply need to be 1-2 steps ahead in your knowledge, compared to the people who will buy your course. Pick a topic that you already know, OR pick a topic that you’re actively continuing to learn about. Here are a few ways to narrow in on exactly what that topic might be for you:

        • What do people ask you questions about or want advice from you on?

        • If you work a job or run a business, what do people in your industry struggle with the most?

        • Find a real problem and solve it. Simple as that.

      2. Do a Little Research. As with many of the other opportunities presented in this blog post, it’s actually good news if you have competition. That means that your course topic solves a real problem that people are searching for solutions too, AND they are willing to pay for that solution. Take a look online and see what other courses you can find on your topic.

      3. Create a Course Outline. One of the biggest mistakes for a course creator is to try to cram too much into your first course. It’s a better think smaller and actionable for your first time around. Get started with your outline by thinking about each of the steps that you’d need each to someone who wants to achieve this outcome. Try to keep this between 5-8 steps. Each step becomes a module in your course. I love this post-in note creation system.

      4. Braindump your Module Content. Using your 5-8 modules, brain dump on notecards all of the things that you *could* teach under each module. Once you’ve gotten all of your ideas out there, pick the 3-5 most important topics under each module. These will be your lessons. Lessons are 5-10 minute teaching points.

      5. Create your Course Content. Most online courses are video-based, which could be as simple as a video of you and a whiteboard, or you could create slides. However, you can also consider, audio-only with worksheets, or text/photo-based. Use a course platform for hosting your course content is a smart idea and keeps things looking professional. Our favorite is MemberVault. You can get a free account with them here.

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      OPPORTUNITY #12:

      Type your way to a flexible income = become a TRANSCRIPTIONIST!

      Average Hourly Pay = $15 per hour (starting); $25-30 per hour (advanced)

      Can you listen to an audio recording and type out what you hear? If so, becoming a transcriptionist may be stay at home mom job for you! Many companies will hire beginning general transcriptionists if you can pass a basic transcription test, and pay is competitive, averaging between $10-20 per hour.

      Once you gain experience though and can move up to a more advanced company or position, an experienced transcriptionist can expect to earn $45+ per hour. There are also practice transcription files available online for you to practice with, as well as more formal online transcriptionist trainings, if you’d like to go in with more skills than a typical beginner.

      Simple Steps to get Started:

      1. Learn + Practice the Skills. You don’t need a college degree or formal education to get started in transcription, but you are going to need some coursework. If you’re interested in general transcription (easier to get started, then we recommend: Transcribe Anywhere. They also offer an excellent 7-day FREE transcription mini-course that will get you started.) If you’re interested in medical transcription (more training, but higher pay) then find a program that is approved by the AHDI.

      2. Prepare + Take any Needed Exams. If you’re pursuing general transcription this is typically not necessary, but if you want to do legal or medical transcription, you’re likely going to need to pass an exam. For example, you may need to take the CDHS (Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist) exam or a terminology exam for your specific area of transcribing.

      3. Get your Resume Ready. When applying for transcription jobs, typically you’ll need your resume ready, and be sure to include skills that are applicable to transcription, such as the coursework and certifications you’ve earned and your word per minute (wpm) typing.

      4. Ready your Workspace. You’ll need a few simple tools to be ready for your first transcription job. Most importantly, you’ll want a comfortable desk chair, Microsoft Word installed on your computer, a Dropbox or Google Drive account, and headphones.

      5. Apply for Jobs. Often the organization through which you take your coursework will have an online “job board” which is a great place to get started. You can also check Quicktate and Transcription Jobs HQ, or even search on social media for the terms “transcriptionist needed.”

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      OPPORTUNITY #13:

      Share your love of travel planning and get paid for it = become a TRAVEL AGENT

      Average Yearly Income: $40,840

      If you’re ever spent hours scanning flights for the perfect getaway, or planned out a trip to the smallest of details, then you’ve probably wondered what it would take to be a travel agent.

      With the ease of the internet for booking travel, maybe you think that travel agents are an obsolete job … but you’d be surprised how many people still use a travel agent for planning trips! This is especially true when thinking about trips like honeymoons, bucket-list-trips, multiple country travel, and other trips that require a lot of logistics when booking.

      There is no formal degree or training needed to become an agent, and there are plenty of informal trainings that you can take online to increase your knowledge of the industry. So if travel is calling your name, then this could be an amazing business to put your knowledge to work and money from home!

      Simple Steps to get Started:

      1. Pick your Niche. Once you've made a few decisions on the type of travel you’ll book, and the type of client you’ll attract, you’ll have an easier time figuring out the next steps to start your career as a travel agent. For example, will you book leisure travel or corporate travel? Will you focus on a specific location? A specific type of travel - honeymoons, all-inclusive resorts, adventure travel, etc.? Will you work with business people, honeymooners, families, etc.?

      2. Get your Education. A little industry knowledge and fundamentals of how the travel industry works are going to get you off on the right foot. We recommend The Travel Institute’s Home-Based Travel Introductory Program (TRIPKit for short). They even have a free class you can take to get more information on the program.

      3. Find a Host Agency. As a new agent, you’ll first need to find a host agency to start your business under. This isn’t a simple task and can take some research. You’ll want to consider the size of the agency, local or not, training offered, marketing support, your niche, and fees. This article from Host Agency Reviews will walk you through the process of finding your host agency step-by-step.

      4. Launch your Business. Becoming a travel agent requires many of the same start-up steps as you’d do for any business. It’s a smart idea to launch a simple website, start your Facebook page and Instagram accounts, and let your current contacts know about your new career on your personal social media accounts and email.

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      OPPORTUNITY #14:

      Writing your way to a dream job = become a CONTENT WRITER!

      Average Yearly Salary: $48,729

      Did you use to be the kid that actually liked English class in HS because you got to write? Or maybe you kept a journal that you used to get your thoughts on paper? If writing is one of your loves, then becoming a content writer could be a great fit.

      Simply put, content writing is sharing information through the written word. But content writers who are the most successful do much more than that. They understand the audience they are writing to and they know that each piece of content they produce has a specific intended purpose for the company that contracted it to be written. If you’ve got a knack and love for writing, this could easily be the creative job that you’ve been looking for!

      Simple Steps to Get Started:

      1. Gather your Tools. Being a content writer doesn’t typically require a specific degree or training, so being hit deadlines and create quality content is more important than going through training to get started. A few things you will want on hand? Computer, Internet access, Microsoft Word, a planner (for keeping track of projects/deadlines), install Grammarly (I’d consider the premium version since it checks for additional criteria, such as plagiarism and passive voice. Errors can easily risk your business relationship with clients, so this is well worth the annual fee), and a Skype or Zoom account for video calls.

      2. Get your Feet Wet. Diving right in and writing quality content for your first clients is the best way to gain experience, testimonials, and high ratings for your work. Try a site like Upwork where there are typically hundreds of people looking for content writers. This isn’t the best way to get jobs long term, but at the beginning its also about getting your first clients.

      3. Develop your Key Niches. Picking 2-3 main topics that you are an “expert” writer on, helps to make you stand out in a sea of freelancers. As you continue to write more on these same topics, you’ll also become more advanced in your own skills and be able to offer an even higher quality (which commands a higher pay rate) to clients. For example: are you a mom who uses cloth diapers and makes your own baby food? A natural living niche might be for you!

      4. Take Additional Training. Now that you’ve got a few clients under your belt, it’s smart to take some additional training on how to take the simple task of writing content, and turn it into a full-time 6-figure income, still working on your terms and part-time hours. Very do-able, and it’s all explained here.

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      OPPORTUNITY #15:

      Use your writing skills, persuasion + creativity for profit = become a COPYWRITER!

      Average Yearly Salary: $60,296

      Being a copywriter is ond of my favorite way to combine your unique creativity plus your love for writing and make quite a profit off of it as you continue to hone your skills. No formal education needed here, and some of the top copywriters out there have never taken a formal writing class in their lives. One recent study showed that even a beginning copywriter can make $283 from writing one blog post.

      If you’re still wondering what exactly a copywriter does, let’s clear that up. Basically, they are someone who is paid to write the words for marketing products or services. So that could include writing copy (a.k.a. words) for things like social media posts, blog posts, emails, sales pages, etc. As long as you continue to learn, you’ll also grow in your sales and behavioral psychology skills as a natural benefit of writing persuasive copy.

      Simple Steps to get Started:

      1. Pick your Copy Niche. Similar to many of the offer opportunities on this list, niching down early is one of the smartest things you can do. Think of it this way. If you want to learn how to cook French crepes, would you rather learn from a general “cook” or would you prefer learning from a “French chef”? We naturally see people who specialize as someone who is an expert in their field. The same goes for copywriting. So what’s your specialty? Some potential niches would be emails, sales pages, social media posts, blog posts, video scripts, etc.

      2. Pick your Target Market. Just like you picked the type of copywriting that you’ll do, you’ll also want to pick the type of person or industry that you’ll do it for. It’s smart to base this around some of your own interests and life experiences if you can. For example, if you like working out, maybe you’ll specialize in writing for fitness experts, gyms, etc. Or do you enjoy gardening and the outdoors? Maybe you’ll write for nurseries, garden centers, eco-friendly organizations, etc.

      3. Figure out your Pricing Structure. Will you charge by the hour or by the project? Or will you work on retainer, where you produce a certain amount of work per month (once you have more experience)? It’s smart to start our hourly with your first clients, as they will typically be more comfortable with that model. What should that rate be? I love the advice that Ramit Sethi provides. He says that you should - “Double your Resentment Number.”Basically, you ask yourself what’s the lowest rate you’ll work for that would leave you resentful of doing the work? So if you’ll work for $13/hour at the VERY LEAST, double that number and make your rate $26/hour.

      4. Secure your First Clients. This is another opportunity, where it’s best to simply dive in, secure your first few clients, and gain that “on the job” experience. You’ll want to start building your portfolio, giving you the ability to secure bigger and better (and higher-paying clients in the future. Upwork is an excellent place to get started. Search for jobs like copywriting, SEO, and social media. You can also go to where your clients are - Facebook groups, industry forums, etc. to find your clients directly. Offer value and answer questions related to copywriting. They’ll see you as the expert in no time.

      5. Get Additional Training to Advance your Skills. Once you’ve decided that copywriting is the right opportunity for you, you’ll want to scale up, cause let’s be honest … the income-producing opportunity that copywriting products is substantial (we’re talking multiple 6-figures), when you know how to run your business the right way. We recommend the Accelerator Copywriting course when you’re ready to take it to the next level.

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      OPPORTUNITY #16:

      Share the Things you Love and get paid for it = become an AFFILIATE MARKETER!

      Average Yearly Income: $66,749

      The great thing about the affiliate marketing business model is that you’re likely already doing it in your real life, but you just don’t realize it yet, AND you’re not getting paid for it! So let’s change that! Affiliate marketing is simply sharing your recommendation for someone else’s product or service in a way that “ties” any purchases to you. And then, in turn, the person offering the product or service pays you a commission for your referral that resulted in a sale.

      How often in real life have you told your Mom how much you like your new high stylist, or recommended a new pair of jeans that you just love to your best friend? If you can make recommendations like this, then you can do affiliate marketing! The key is finding the right fit between an audience and the products you recommend. This money-making idea pairs well with several other ideas on this list such as #2 blogger, #19 Facebook influencer, #20 Instagram influencer, #21 Pinterest influencer.

      Simple Steps to get Started:

      1. Create a Website or Blog. Most affiliate programs require that you have an established website URL to be eligible to sign up for their program. We recommend grabbing a URL through NameCheap, opening a Squarespace account, and grabbing a template from GoLiveHQ as our favorite way to launch a new site quickly.

      2. Pick your Industry and then Niche down MORE. Decide on the topic of your website. Ideally, this should be something that you personally enjoy since you’ll likely spend time writing blog posts on the topic into the future as you continue to grow. Maybe you've heard the phrase “the riches are in the niches”. It’s currently accurate in affiliate marketing. Don’t write about Dogs - writing about potty training for puppies. Don’t write about how to get a job - write about how to ace your interview when you’ve been out of the workforce for a while.

      3. Research Potential Affiliate Products. Signing up for the Amazon Affiliate program is a no brainer, and the AWIN program is another must apply for, but you’ll definitely want to expand past that. Try typing into Google “your niche + affiliate program” and see what comes up. The course that we recommend on affiliate marketing, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, includes a full list of 80+ affiliate program ideas for different niches.

      4. Start Creating Content! Once you’ve got a few affiliate programs nailed down it’s time to create content in the form of tutorials, review posts, resource pages, etc. within which it makes sense to include your affiliate links.

      5. Get Serious and Make Money. Our two favorite affiliate marketing course are: Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and Pin Practical Influence (which is specifically about making money with affiliate marketing on Pinterest). These courses will take you step-by-step from knowing 0 about affiliate marketing to making your first $1 and scaling up from there. Plus you won’t have to worry about the legal-side, disclosures, privacy policies, etc. (that can get in you trouble if you don’t know what you’re doing) since they’ll cover exactly what you need to know.

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      OPPORTUNITY #17:

      Put your financial + numbers skills to work = become a BOOKKEEPER!

      Average Yearly Income: $42,866

      Maybe you used to love math class in school, or people told you that you have a way with numbers? Or perhaps worth with financial information lights you up? The good news is that bookkeeping is one of the quickest and easiest ways to become your own boss through a virtual bookkeeping business.

      The average hourly billing rate for bookkeepers is $60 per hour, and with the flexibility to be in control of your own schedule and work from anywhere, it’s quite a good setup! You certainly don’t have to be a whiz at math to make this work. It comes down to learning the trainable skills, finding the simple tools & technology needed, and attracting clients to your work.

      Simple Steps to get Started:

      1. Get Initial Training. The good news is that typically you only need a high-school degree to get started as a bookkeeper, but you are going to need some training on how to do the actual bookkeeping, how to use accounting computer software, business law, tax procedures, etc. We like the course Learn to be a Bookkeeper which also includes training on how to set up your bookkeeping business the right way.

      2. Take the Next Step in your Education. You may find that a good number of companies prefer that you have at least an associate’s degree. If you find that’s the case, you may want to explore community colleges in your area or online schools that offer certifications. It may be worth the investment to get the type of work that you want.

      3. Explore Online Job Listing Boards. Often you can find part-time bookkeeping opportunities online through job listing boards with Upwork, Indeed, FlexJobs, and ZipRecruiter. These jobs will have varying levels of experience and education required, so it’s a great place to find your first client.

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      OPPORTUNITY #18:

      Put the power of Amazon to work for your business = start an Amazon FBA business!

      Average Yearly Income: varies greatly

      Ever wondered how ordinary people all around the world are selling everyday items on Amazon and making a full-time income by doing it? Then Amazon FBA might be for you!

      You’ve got the ability to take your savvy shopping skills to turn in into real money online. And even if you aren’t a great deal finding, you can learn how to take the items that end up on clearance shelves in your local stores and turn into items that someone is specifically searching for (and willing to pay a premium price to get it!).

      With the retail arbitrage business model you get to bring the products that people are already looking for to the Amazon marketplace, and of course, make a profit doing it. And even better - Amazon does all the packaging and shipping for you!

      Simple Steps to get Started:

      1. Pick your Product Ideas. The key here is to buy low and sell high. So you can start looking for quality products in several places, however, the easiest and most straight forward method is looking for clearance items in local stores (think: the clearance shelves in Target).

      2. Consider your Profit. As you start to find potential clearance products to purchase, you’ll want to check on Amazon to see how much more they are selling for compared to your potential purchase price. Even better, you can use the Amazon FBA calculator (here’s a great explanation on how to use it) to get an even clearer idea of your potential profit.

      3. List your Products on Amazon. The good news is that you don’t have to take photos of your product, write descriptions, or anything like that. You simply find the product that you’re selling, already listed on Amazon, and match it to the existing listing.

      4. Get Training from the Experts. This is one of those opportunities, where it makes complete sense to get training from someone who has successfully run this type of business for years, rather than trying to “muck” through it yourself, and likely lose money before you make it. We love The Selling Family’s course: Amazon Bootcamp. Literally every single step of the process is covered. Your job is to simply implement the steps.

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      Website: The Selling Family’s blog and online courses

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      OPPORTUNITY #19:

      Utilize the world’s biggest social media platform for GOOD = Become a FACEBOOK INFLUENCER

      I know you’re already scrolling on Facebook, right? Why not put that time you’re already spending towards a money-making activity! Facebook is the biggest social media network around, and the opportunities are ending to attract your people.

      Through Facebook pages and groups, you have the ability to bring together like-minded people from around the world, who are interested in what you have to offer. Here’s the deal … ANYONE has the ability to create a community. This is a perfect example of where your first step is to attract a like-minded audience, and then your second step is to provide them what they want. I’ve personally done this through my Facebook page: More than Mom.

      This opportunity for stay at home moms to make money pairs very well with the ideas: #16 affiliate marketing, #1 Relationship-based network marketing, #18 FBA, #10 dropshipping, #2 blogger

      Simple Steps to Get Started:

      1. Create your Page. It isn’t hard to create a Facebook page. If you need any specific instructions, then Google is your friend. :) What you want to think about is why would someone come to this page? What’s in it for them? What does it say about them if they like your page? People want to “look good” on Facebook, so it’s important that your page does that for them.

      2. Hone in on your “Bumper Sticker.” Rachel Miller, from Moolah Marketer, teaches that you’ve got to nail your “bumper sticker” to have a successful page. So what’s that mean exactly? Your page name, the cover image, and your page’s profile image should resonate with your ideal client right away. They should know exactly what your page is all about by a glance at those 3 pages. Would they put your page’s name on a bumper sticker on their car? If so, you’ve probably got a winner!

      3. Post 6-9 Initial Pieces of Content. What do your ideal people say about themselves? What images, phrases, quotes, etc. do they want to see? Post 6-9 initial pieces of content that you believe are the type of content that your ideal people would be likely to engage with, comment on, and share on Facebook. Remember, any content that you post, should make a person who re-shares it, “look good” to their FB friends.

      4. Create a Posting Schedule. Typically 1-2 posts per day is plenty if you’re getting started from scratch. You’ll want to switch up your content types including: photos, video, polls, questions, live videos, photo albums, gifs, shares from other pages, etc.

      5. Supercharge your Growth. I’ve personally built my More than Mom page to 8,000+ followers in less than 8 months, based on the Grow your Audience course from Moolah Marketing. It only opens a few times per year, so I suggest joining the waitlist here. Fun fact: I’ve never invited one personal friend or family member to invite my page. Every single person is someone who actually wants to be there. And I learned it all through the course. :)

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      OPPORTUNITY #20:

      Attract your people + Monetize your Tribe = become an Instagram Influencer!

      Love taking photos and sharing your authentic life with others? Instagram is no longer about perfectly styled photos and photoshoots. It’s about being real, raw, and attracting a tribe of others that understands and connects with you.

      Think of Instagram as the reality-TV show of your life that consists of photos, short-videos, and your words. By building a like-minded tribe of others on IG, you have the incredible opportunity to share your influence for good by recommending things you love or offers you have.

      This way to make money for stay at home moms matches up extremely well with a bunch of other ideas on this list, included: #16 affiliate marketing, #1 relationship-based network marketing, #3 social media manager, and others!

      Simple Steps to get Started:

      1. Pick a consistent filter preset. One of the easiest ways to have a cohesive IG feed that is easy on the eye is to use a consistent filter preset on all of your photos. This can easily be done using the LightRoom phone app. Presets can be purchased from many different websites. A few popular options are: The LIght & Airy Photographer, Katie Williams Presets, and Alexa Jean Presets.

      2. Find your HashTags. If you’re starting with a brand new or small account, you’ll want to focus on using hashtags that have a volume of less than 500K uses. This will give you a better opportunity of being found. Once you find a hashtag that looks promising (based on the quality and topic of the images posted under that hashtag) then start looking at the related hashtags that Instagram supplies to continue your search for great fits. Collect 3 sets of 30 hashtags. Rotate use between your posts.

      3. Create an Engagement Routine. Find 10 influencers or brands on IG that seem to have followers that would be a great fit for who you want to attract. Go to a recent post on each of these profiles. Check out the IG profiles of the first 5 people who comment on the posts. If they look like they’d be a good fit for your business, “heart” 2 of their recent posts and make a sincere comment on 1. Do this daily for optimal results.

      4. Get Advanced Training. Instagram, like any social media platform, changes so quickly with algorithm changes, as well as with best practices and strategies for growth that it’s smart to get plugged into an Instagram course. Be sure to look for one that provides regular updates and a community aspect, so that you don’t need to be the one staying current on all of IG’s changes. Instagram Ivy League is one of our favorites. They also offer a FREE 7-day Instagram engagement course that you can try out by signing up for it here.

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      OPPORTUNITY #21:

      Build a traffic machine with endless opportunity = become a Pinterest Influencer

      Got an eye for graphic design, and enjoy pinning to your favorite boards? Becoming a Pinterest influencer may be right up your alley. Pinterest is SO MUCH MORE than just pretty decorating ideas and yummy recipes.

      When thinking about Pinterest from a business perspective, it’s all about attracting people to Pinterest Pins (through the graphic + text on the Pin image), and getting them to click through to visit a direct webpage that he Pin is connected to. The opportunities are endless as to where that traffic goes! Think blog posts, affiliate offers, product sales, pages and more!

      This opportunity matches up very well with: #14 content writer, #2 blogger, #9 Etsy shop owner, #16 affiliate marketer, and #1 relationship-based network marketer

      Simple Steps to Get Started:

      1. Optimize your Pinterest Profile: If you already have a Pinterest account, you can switch it over to a business account so that you have access to features like analytics, promoted pins, etc. Just follow the directions here. Next, check a few key features: clear profile pic, website link listed and confirmed, profile description including important keywords, Page name that is clear and includes keywords if possible.

      2. Create your Pinterest Boards: Fill your Pinterest account with at least 10-12 boards that use keyword-focused names. Fill out a description for each board, also using keywords. Then make the boards look complete by filling them with 10-20 on-topic pins.

      3. Find your Keywords: As you can tell, keywords are important on Pinterest. The best way to find the perfect keywords for your account is to use Pinterest itself. Try typing in one keyword related to your business idea in the Pinterest search bar. Then see what keyword ideas Pinterest suggests under the search bar. Use these words and phrases to help fill your board names and descriptions.

      4. Create Quality Pins. A great pin design will make a big impact on your ability to find success on Pinterest. Our favorite program to use is Easil, which has incredible simple to use drag-n-drop Pinterest templates that will make your Pins look pro

      5. Follow a Pro Strategy. Just like any social media platform that changes quickly, finding an expert that you can trust to stay on top of the changes and updates to best practices and the newest strategies is key. We love the course Pin Practical Influence, which will take you from total newbie to advanced Pinterest user, and includes an active FB group. If you want to get a taste for what you’ll learn, you can try out a FREE 5-Day Pinterest Challenge here, designed to turn Pinterest visitors into loyal customers. Or if you want to supercharge your results and put a little paid advertising money behind it, we love PIn Practical Ads. You can sign up for a FREE 3-day Pinterest ads training right here.

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      Whew, you made it!!! That was 21 different ways that you can make significant money for stay at home moms. It’s just a matter of DECIDING, committing, and taking those first simple steps.

      Nothing got you excited quite yet? Still haven’t found your perfect idea for stay at home moms to make money? Ok, no worries, I’ve got you! Below you’ll find 22 additional creative jobs for stay at home moms that might be just the thing you’ve been looking for.

      22 Additional Ideas to Make Money for Stay at Home Moms:

      22. Cake Maker - learn to bake + decorate cakes and get paid!

      23. Buy + Sell Books - buy and resell books online for profit

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      24. Fiverr Gigs - fit quick + easy assignments that add up

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      25. Wedding Planner - help create the perfect day for brides to be

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      26. Take Surveys - give your opinion and make quick cash

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      27. Airbnb Host - got a room above the garage to rent out?

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      28. Graphic Designer - put your design skills to work in the gig economy

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      29. Babysitter or Nanny - be a “stand-in” mom for other kids

      30. Data Entry - use your attention to detail for profit

      31. Tutor - got a knack for teaching? This could be your perfect job.

      32. Music Teacher - share your love for music with others

      33. Website Designer - use your computer + design skills for profit

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      34. TaskRabbit - run errands and take care of tasks in your free time

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      35. Uber/Lyft Driver - drive rounds for money while your kids are at school

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      36. Customer Service Rep - great on the phone or by email? This could be for you!

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      37. House Cleaner - love cleaning? Take care of others’ homes during school hours.

      38. Home Organizer - use your knack for organization to help other moms

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      39. Teachers Pay Teachers - create lesson plans and class activities for profit

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      40. Fitness Instructor - work out and inspire others at the same time

      41. Resell Clothes - put your shopping habit to good use!

      42. Life Coach - learn how to help others live their best life

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      43. Do Laundry - turn loads into quick cash!

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        My hope for you is that this blog article has inspired you, and opened your eyes to the possibilities of making money at home as a stay at home mom.

        I believe that every mom should have the opportunity to stay at home with her kids (if that’s what she wants).

        And I truly believe that if you have the desire, the drive, and are committed to making it happen, then you CAN.

        This list of 43 stay at home mom jobs is just a starting place.

        I’m sure it could easily be doubled, or even tripled in size of potential work from home opportunities with just a little more research. The point is that the opportunity for you to make money from home is there. And it’s in your hands to take a chance and go for it

        Mentoring other moms in launching and building their own businesses is what lights me up. It’s what I love to do, and it’s exactly why I chose network marketing as my ideal work from home business (after doing MANY other on this list first). It truly is the PERFECT fit for me.

        Every month I work with a new group of women in my Mom Biz Incubator program to launch their business, set up automated systems, and get plugged into the world and opportunity of entrepreneurship mixed together with #momlife.

        If you’re intrigured to know more, the first step is to watch the 5-minute video I’ve created for you. You can do that here.

        And I’m here to tell you that to be successful in this business, you don’t need:

        • business experience (I was an elementary school teacher)

        • or a bunch of start-up capital (I can’t believe you can start a biz for so little!),

        • or employees to manage (you’ll easily run it yourself from your laptop or phone!

        • or tons of time (it’s designed to be worked in the “margins” of your life).

        As long as you are open to a little hustle, have a heart for others, and are truly passionate about changing your life (as well as the lives’ of others,) then this is for you!

        Register to watch the quick video here to take the first step towards creating a life of joy and financial freedom, making money as a stay at home mom, without sacrificing time with your kiddos + family

        I believe in you! <3

        xx Summer

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        I teach moms how to create a life of joy + financial freedom without sacrificing time with your kiddos + family.

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        I'm Summer! I help LadyBOSS entrepreneurs build their dream businesses through rock solid action + advice, with more happiness, less overwhelm, and full of freedom.