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10 Ideas to Earn a Living as a Stay-at-Home Parent


Making Money At Home

Some women and men choose to become stay at home parents for their own personal reasons. Even though it is a full-time job in regards of taking care of the kids, and keeping the household in perfect order, some wish to achieve more. The following list will show a number of ways to make money while at home.

  1. Become an online tutor

Selling your knowledge and holding online courses has never been easier. All you have to do is sign up to companies handling clients, or start teaching on your own. In either case, you will have to know how to use the Internet, so that you can expand your clientele.

  1. Write for a living

You do not have to be a full pledged writer to become good at it. You only have to look into different ways how freelance writers can make it big. Though, do not forget that you will have to practice a lot.

  1. Have a spare room? Turn it into profit

If you happen to have any extra rooms, in your home, you can turn your home into a small bed and breakfast service. However, you should check your country’s legal standing in this regard. You want to make sure what you are doing is not against the law.

  1. Start a child day care

A child day care center could be a great way to spend more time with your own children, and to help others as well.  If you are successful, you can earn a good amount of money for it. Keep in mind that you will have to take very special care of these children.  You should consider childproofing your home, so that no one gets hurt.

  1. Sell your home-made crafts

It is possible to make money from a hobby you like to do. Follow the simple rules on Etsy, and you will be able to turn what you love doing into a profit. Be careful not to turn your hobby into a burden, because then it will not be fun anymore.

  1. Become a call center voice

Having a great telephone voice means that you should look into becoming a telemarketer. Although many dislike them, it is a very legitimate and payable job. Bear in mind that it is no walk through the park, and that you will have to possess great organizing skills to succeed.

  1. Trading online

Learn how to become a great online trader by researching on how the professionals do it, and how binary options can help you out. You can become a great trader, if you choose to trade with Forex.  You can also try your luck and skills with penny stocks. In either case, be prepared for ups and downs.

  1. Online consulting

Consider becoming an online consultant, and helping out others who might face problems. Though, you will need to stay up-to-date with current events to be able to share your knowledge.

  1. Have fun with digital design

You can always turn your talent of drawing into profit. Moreover, if you know how to digitally design things, you can get a lot of clients. You have to expect that gained experience will encourage better skills with digital design.

  1. Get paid to watch videos

It is possible to turn a pastime activity into money. Watching videos are fun, but earning money while doing it is even more pleasurable. The catch is that you have to watch the ads as well.

Becoming More than just a stay at home parent

In the end, you can earn some money while being at home. More importantly, you can do what you like, support your family, and still get everything done around the house. Keep in mind to have lots of fun too.


Nate M. Vickery is a business consultant from Sydney, Australia. He’s into finding various ways of making and saving money. Aside from work he enjoys spending time with family and his fiancée.
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