Whether it’s summer, spring break or even a pandemic, it is POSSIBLE to make money from home (while the kids are home with you too).
If you are looking for some easy ways to make money from the comfort of your home while the kids are running around, look no further.
7 Easy Ways to Make Money While The Kids Are Home
Hosting a yard sale/garage sale
Have a bunch of stuff lying around your home? Get rid of it! It’s free to host a yard sale and the best part, you make money from your unwanted and unused items.
Too cold outside? Try listing items in your local Yard Sale Facebook groups.
Sell on Poshmark
Poshmark Is a great place to sell if you are unable to host a yard sale in person or just want to be able to take photos of stuff, list it for sale and make money.
You can sign-up on Poshmark to sell your unwanted clothing, shoes and accessories. You make money every time you sell something. It’s free and you only pay Poshmark a small percentage once your item sells.
Become A Virtual Assistant
If you like to write, take photographs or are good with video, you can become an online virtual assistant. You basically get paid to help other bloggers and business owners write, photography, and even create videos for their blog or business.
There are a ton of VA groups on Facebook you can join. Search “VA’s for Hire” or “Virtual Assistance” on Facebook.
You can also check websites like Fiverr and Upwork and even list your jobs for hire.
With not all parents being able to take time off of work, they are in need of childcare. As long as you set up proper protocols and ensure the children are not sick, you can make some serious cash fast.
Put yourself out there on Facebook and offer to take care of other people’s kids in your local area. You can ask people in your ward, mommy group and even your child’s school.
You can also do the same for pet sitting.
As Sira M. explained on Wealthendipity, you can get paid online in many other ways. So don’t worry if babysitting isn’t your thing. You can consider getting paid to be an online friend instead. Think of it as ‘adult-sitting’ in a way, instead of babysitting. Babies require a lot of effort, but being an online friend should be something you can handle. Plus, with online babysitting, you don’t need to be physically present to earn your money.
If you are good with a particular subject, tutor kids and make some extra money while doing it! Many parents would LOVE to have someone help tutor their kids doing this time and are willing to pay for it.
The best part is, tutoring can even be done online via Zoom or Google Hangouts.
Manage Social Media for Small Businesses
If you know how to run Facebook pages/groups, Instagram profiles, etc. you can sell your services to small business owners.
The truth is, these businesses need to stay in touch with their customers whether or not their businesses can fully operate. That is where you can come in.
You can keep up their engagement and interact with customers so when business resumes to normal, the business hasn’t lost their customer base.
A quick way to make money is by saving it. Cut unnecessary expenses so you can quickly save that cash.
Take a look at your budget and expenses for the month and cut out anything you don’t need. Things like a gym membership, car wash membership, etc. are all things you probably won’t be using right now so, there is no reason to keep paying for it.
Side note: I highly recommend keeping things like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and of course, the internet because kids are going to need them to keep entertained.
Looking to the future
When you run small projects from home, you’ll build up entrepreneurial skills that you can use in the future. Once your kids have returned to school, you might consider starting up your own full time business? Perhaps you love the idea of running a business, but you’re worried about the risks involved? In this case, you may like the idea of starting a franchise? There are many benefits to investing in a franchise, you can operate under a well known brand, and you don’t have to worry too much about the marketing aspect.
With plenty of options to make money, you’ll learn new skills and reach your savings goals.