What would you do with an extra $100 each month? What about $300… or even more? As any Family CFO can tell you, a little extra cash each month can go a long way. You can use it to pay off debts, plan your retirement, or save for the little one’s college education, just to name a few uses. However, as a stay at home mom, earning that extra cash can seem difficult… but it isn’t. There are plenty of quick ways to earn cash – even if you’re a stay at home mom. Many of these quick ways to earn cash are thanks to the rise of the Internet but even if you don’t have a connection to the world wide web, you can still make money. Here are 37 quick ways to earn cash.
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37 Quick Ways to Earn Cash for Stay at Home Moms
If you’re artsy
If you’re an artist or a DIY diva, there are several quick ways to earn cash. Depending on the method you select, maybe the little one can even help out.
1.) Sell your crafts – If you make crafts (ex. jewelry), you may be able to turn your hobby into a quick way to earn cash. Sites like Etsy are a great place to sell your wares.
2.) Turn trash to treasure – If you’ve got an eye for design, you can easily refurbish someone’s trash and sell it. For example, score cheap (or even free) old furniture on Craigslist and give it a makeover.
3.) Snap a photo – If you’re a shutterbug, a great quick way to earn cash is to sell your photos on stock photography sites like Shutterstock.
4.) Sell relaxation – Life is stressful and people will pay to unwind (hence the existence of spas). Help people relax by making and selling personal products like lotions and soaps. Check out this Mason jar gift recipe to get started.
If you’re a brainiac
For those of you with a gargantuan brain, here are some quick ways to earn cash.
5.) Become an expert – If you know a lot about a given topic, see if about.com is hiring. They post available topics on their site, you apply, and if you’re chosen, they’ll pay you to write about that topic.
6.) Raise your hand – If your hand was always first in the air when a teacher asked a question, consider getting paid to answer questions on sites like Chacha.
If you’re a first class chef
7.) Head to the farmer’s market – If you’ve got a green thumb, sell your produce at the local farmer’s market. Another quick way to earn cash at the farmer’s market is to sell your baked goods, jams, sauces, and even baked dog treats.
If you’re good with people
8.) How may I help you – Believe it or not, many companies now allow their customer service representatives to work from home. If you’re good with people and have the time for a more “formal” job (i.e. set schedule) consider a work from home customer service job. Check out sites like Alpine Access to get started.
If you’re nurturing
If you enjoy taking care of people and are looking for something fulfilling to do, there are a few quick ways to earn cash in your own home on the next page…