4 Ways How 'Stay at Home Moms and Dads' can Earn Money

SAHM (stay-at-home moms) and SAHD (stay-at-home dads) sometimes feel inferior or inadequate even though they should not. Somehow, they are still looking for ways on how to help their family. Although as a full-time parent, their help cannot be measured in any way, a parent will be a parent and their hearts are always on the lookout for ways to help their family.

If you are at home for most of your day and are looking for ways to supplement your income, rest assured that there are a lot of opportunities that you can take advantage of. With the right skills, brilliant strategies, and some free time, you too can earn money without being away from your kids between 9:00-5:00.

The first few ideas are more computer based ones, but if you are looking for something to do where computers are only briefly involved read on to the end of the post.

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Blog to the Future

Blogging can help stay at home parents prepare a brighter future for the family, especially the kids. All they need is a computer, an internet connection, reasonably good writing skills, smart strategies, and the right affiliate programs such as. Google Adsense, Amazon, eBay or any of the other thousands of programs available that pay a commission to site owners for buying traffic referred from their blog. 

Blogging is a very viable small business that can be done from home and in her own time. There is a learning, but there are plenty of free guides online on how to get started. The most important part of blogging is to choose the proper niche, one that you have interest and some knowledge about.

Affiliate and Social Media Marketing

Or my preferred option for anyone starting out in online marketing is to get involved in affiliate marketing.  Watch this FREE webinar training to find out how to get started or click on the image below.

Mommy or Daddy Day Care

Having the opportunity to provide day care for other kids is something that almost all parents can do. It is a very profitable venture and it would be an enjoyable one especially for parents who naturally love kids.

But check in your own country as there may be governmental regulations to ensure safeguarding of children.  Such process may involve document processing for license and permits, which depends upon the regulations on such things in a specific state, playthings, books, CDs, movies, art supplies and other things to keep the kids entertained as well as the premises you will be using and your own personal historical or criminal background checks. 

A lot of parents are in need of day care services and having all the needed license and permits will help a SAHP to be noticed by other parents in the neighbourhood. Through top quality services, news will definitely spread like wildfire and the SAHP will surely benefit from the free yet highly effective word-of-mouth advertising.  

But if you need to top up that word-of-mouth advertising, you may have to reach out to social media to broadcast your services online too.

Mystery Shopping

Earning money from unconventional jobs is the next best thing. How to earn money as a SAHP (stay at home parent) is not a mystery anymore. First on the list is being a mystery shopper or what others call a secret shopper. Someone is hired by a company to evaluate different aspects of services in a specific shop by pretending to be just another customer. 

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The mystery shopper is given the basic information about the store and they are given a list of evaluating points such as the time it took before they were greeted by an employee, how long the service took, how clean the shop is, whether or not the employees adhered to specific company standards such as dress code, greetings, and signage, and the name and description of the employee or employees who served them. 

After the store visit and after the list has been accomplished, the list will be submitted to the company with the receipts attached to it. Expenses will be reimbursed and agreed payment for the service will be paid. Payment may be received as early as one week after the evaluation sheet and receipts were received to as late as two months.

Mystery shoppers are usually hired to try services of different restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and resorts. It is an ideal job for SAHP as they can have fun while earning.

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