Have you ever wondered how you can stay home and work in your pajamas while living the SAHM life. Well you have definitely come to the right place. It is great when you can find the balance of raising a family and earning some bucks! As a mom I love to have a flexible schedule because I want to be available for my husband and daughter especially with the military schedule that my husband keeps.
Sahm: Stay at home mom
Here are a few opportunities that can put some money in your pocket…
Earning money from sponsors can actually be fun and rewarding. You can share your opinion on a product and get paid!
People love things that are personally made especially if it has a significant value “memories”. Tell me this do you remember something if it was crafted or something from Amazon. You can craft jewelry, shirts, crochet, or even something artistic.
I’m sure there are plenty of things in your closet or lying around that you may not have a use for, so why not sell it. Plus if your have gifted hands you can even restore furniture.
There are tons of bloggers/websites out there that can benefit from an awesome writer. This is definitely the opportunity for flexibility especially when you need exposure for an existing blog or you need an opening to build your resume.
I know we all get the receipts with the surveys at the bottom or we even see the commercial for E-bates. This are some the easiest methods to earn some quick cash. Earning cash is so much easier with the technology advances out there, it is really so convenient that you can do this from your phone.
I know we all have our favorite stores and sometimes we can’t leave home to run those much needed errands. Well things will be easier if we call that personal shopper to bring a jug of milk or even assist an elderly person by meeting there needs.
Earning money as a stay at home mom (sahm) doesn’t have to be difficult and the extra income can definitely come in handy when you need to buy gifts or last minute things.
*I hope this has been helpful, comment your suggestion or advice for the sahms.
Have you ever considered trading your 9-5 to becoming a wahm? It has to be really refreshing to stay at home in your yoga pants or your pjs. I love it!
When I decided to become a sahm/wahm it initially happened because we had just transitioned from Georgia to Miami. When we live in Georgia we had awesome childcare and I am hoping in the months to come my daughter will return to school.
Once we moved in and got settled , I was pondering the idea of returning to the corporate world or continuing my consulting from home. As you may have read in previous post, I am business consultant and I help start-ups or established establish a solid foundation for their businesses. I also develop and host networking events throughout the year.
Being a sahm/wahm definitely has its pros and cons, when I do get a chance to get any work done it is around my daughters schedule. Nap time is definitely the best time to get any work done. I even do my cooking and cleaning while she is asleep because things are a lot calmer then.
In 2014 I became fed up with the corporate world and felt that it was going to be my way or nor way! This may sound like a corporate take over but it’s not, I had my mind set on being my own boss and living my own rules. So I started by hosting networking events, expo(s), and having one on one consulting meetings with my awesome clients.
Business is a constant and sporadic industry, you must be a go getter because we live in a dog eat dog world. You have to decide if you are going to sink or swim.
If you are considering becoming a WAHM, then you need to consider these steps before you take that leap.
Save Save Save- You can’t really start too many businesses without the funds. Plus you need to make sure your personal funds. There is nothing wrong with keeping your 9-5 to fund your business.
Organize your life- Being home with your kids is definitely going to throw you off of your game, but you must figure out what methods will work for balancing the kids and the business. There are some wahm who send their little one’s to day school and that is definitely okay.
Have a creative space- A home office or space in your living room can definitely work to oversee what your children may be doing.
Being a wahm can definitely lead to endless possibilities, and him your children are home with you then you are saving a ton of money.
When I say plan to succeed I don’t mean just your business goals , I am saying you need to find a planner, a day to day planner that you can jought down meetings, personal appointments, reminders, quotes, etc. It’s all up to you! Sometimes we find ourselves lost because we don’t know what to do, especially when we have so much to do. We have to find the willpower to build structure that will have our lives on the path that we want it to be. If you intend to succeed you can’t worry about what everyone else is doing. Honestly, who gives a damn about that we are all individuals we may come up with similar ideas but it is the outcome that really matters.
Figure out what is going to set you about from everyone else. We are not the same, we have our own minds and we gain insight about life differently. If you want to find success you must get out of your comfort zone. In business or investment you must have confidence, if you lack confidence then there is a chance that you aren’t going to be as successful as you could be. You must act on your ideas, if you don’t then it is a dead idea(It’s Useless)! Figure it out! Closed mouths don’t get fed!
You can’t sit on your ass and expect the money to come to you…
Business is business and you can’t take everything personally. If you are wanting to make that cheddar then you must first develop a strategy. That strategy must include the idea and the plan, especially how you intend to execute the plan. So this plan may need part A, B, and C. It is important to be prepared for any situation especially when the situation can rock you. So if you fail to succeed than you plan to fail. So get up and beat to the rhythm of your own drum and get it done!