Being a stay-at-home mom is a full-time job, only it doesn’t come with an income. However, it doesn’t mean that supermoms can’t earn money at all. There are various ways you can manage your household and earn an income without leaving the house. The following are your top 8 options:
- Sell Handmade Products
If you love DIY projects and have a creative mindset, then you can start a business from your own home. You can sell all kinds of handmade products online. From oil paintings to fashion accessories, and elaborate and beautiful greeting cards to knitted apparels, there is no dearth of options that you can consider.
Finding the perfect product for selling is usually easy for most housewives. It’s finding the market that they struggle with. There are websites like Etsy and Amazon where you can sell your products in a seamless manner. Once you have made a name for yourself, you can also launch your own ecommerce store and make more money by eliminating the middleman.
- Start Tuition Classes
Teaching comes naturally to most women. So, it can be a good idea to start your own tuition classes and teach the subjects that you are expert in. If you are living in a metro city like Delhi or Mumbai, then you can charge a high fee and teach several children at the same time to generate a huge income. Think about it- if you are charging Rs. 1,000 per child and teaching 15 students in one batch, then you can easily earn Rs. 15,000 per month. If you can teach two batches in one day, then you can earn Rs. 30,000 per month!
The best part about tuition classes is that you don’t need to invest anything. All you need is some marketing which is usually easily dealt with through word of mouth.
- Launch a Blog
If you don’t need money immediately, then you can consider starting your own blog. If it becomes successful, then it can provide you a decent passive income i.e. an income that’s generated even when you are not working. This is because your published posts continue to attract web traffic even if new posts aren’t published for a while.
Starting a blog is pretty easy and you can even go for a proper course on launching a blog. All you need to do is register a domain name, select a service provider, and pick a subject that you want to write about. It’s important to remember that there are millions of blogs on the Internet already which is why you should choose the niche wisely. You may also not get immediate success when you are starting out. However, as you will start gaining more online visibility, your website traffic will increase and you can then start making money with digital ads, affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, paid posts, etc.
- Play Casino Games
Did you know that you can have fun and earn money at the same time? With online casinos you can!
The online casino industry has become massive and offers a slew of interesting games like slots, lottery, roulette, etc. that you can play alone or with friends. There are many options in platforms too, and each one offers different perks and sign-up bonuses that you can benefit from.
- Offer Beautician Services
If you have some experience is makeup and beautician work, then you can open a beauty parlor at your own home. If you have formal training, then it’s even better.
It’s no secret that women love to look pretty. So, you can expect a large number of clients showing up at your place for services like bridal makeup, waxing, facials, body massages, polishing, etc. You can start charging a small fee in the beginning to get the name out, and bump it up after sometime and easily generate 30,000 INR or even more afterward.
- Become a Freelance Writer
Freelance writing is easily one of the hottest jobs in the gig economy. It’s all about writing for different websites, blogs, eBooks, etc. from a remote location i.e. your own time at a time you prefer. As you can imagine, it’s also one of the most flexible part-time jobs you can get. What’s more, you don’t need to hold any special qualification in education. As long as your writing skills are decent i.e. you know the basic rules of grammar, sentence structure, etc. and are good with online research, you can apply for interesting projects online on websites like Fiverr or Freelancer.com. If you want the projects easily, then you can also create a portfolio that can showcase your talent to the prospects.
- Become a Virtual Assistant
Another decent remote job that you can apply for is virtual assistant. It’s exactly what it sounds like- offering personal assistant services via a remote location. Your responsibilities may include scheduling travel plans, reading and reverting emails, online research, data entry, etc.
As a virtual assistant, you can generate a fixed and stable income. However, you are likely to work for a few hours every day just like a regular part-time job. So, be sure to that into consideration when you start looking for jobs.
- Participate in Design Contests
If you have experience with graphic design and can create unique and interesting designs for company logos, T-shirt patterns, advertising materials, etc. then you can participate in online design contests to win money.
There are many platforms where you can find interesting and high-paying contests viz. designcontest.com, designhill.com, 99designs.com, etc.
So, there you have it- some of the most practical and fun ways to make money at home. Consider all options thoroughly and you are sure to find something that works for you. Good luck!