Note: This post was previously published on an older blog of mine.
I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I would fill notebooks with business ideas and probably highly inaccurate calculations of how much money I would make. I still do this. One business was a dog poop clean up business called The Poo Fighters. I’m not kidding. I had it all planned out, but it never ended up happening. I still believe that it would be a successful business if you live in the right area. I’m trying to convince my husband to do it. Silly businesses aside, when I became a mom my entrepreneur spirit didn’t subside. Sure, I have like 23 less hours in a day now, but I still love finding ways to earn an income from home.
My son is only two so working from home is challenging, but non-negotiable. I was working from home before a baby was even in our sights because I wanted to be able to be home if/when kids started popping into our family. So naturally here I am as a work at home mom. I want to share the different ways I have and currently make money from home. I want to empower other parents to be able to help support their family financially, and find something that’s their own, all while being home with the kids.
First I want to quickly go over the ways I’ve been able to make some cash in the past while being home with my son. Most of these didn’t work out for one reason or another which I’ll detail. But all are great ways to make an income from home.
I did this for several years before having my son and just kind of carried it over once I brought him home. I still secretly hope that I get to do design again one day.
I only did this for a couple of months. If you don’t know about Jamberry, they are nail wraps. I really did love the company and I loved having pretty nails all the time.
If you have a lot of extra items around the house this might work for you!
Now let’s talk about how I bring home the bacon (I’ve never said that in my life) currently. I’m lucky enough to have a mother in law who comes over 1-2 days a week to hang out with my son. I get some work in and they get to bond which is very sweet. But I didn’t always have her help and these are all doable regardless of having someone around to help.
This is my main source of income at the moment and I’m loving it. It’s a lot more work than you’d expect, but it’s something I’m really happy doing and hope to grow quickly in the near future. What’s funny is ebay was one of my first entrepreneurial adventures back in high school and here I am back at it.
If you have trendy clothing you’re looking to get rid of definitely try out selling on Poshmark. (Not a member? Use my code for a $5 credit when you sign up: HPFBZ)
I’ve been earning a little bit and there from YouTube for a couple years now. I have a lifestyle channel and a resale channel. The resale channel is where I mostly earn at this point.
There have been other really minor things here and there that I might share in the future, but these are the main things I’ve been doing over the past two years to bring home some money while staying home with my son. I hope this information helps you and inspires you to get something started yourself! Even if you just want to make an extra $100 a month for fun money or to throw in to savings.
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