One of the most exciting aspects of being a Mompreneur is the opportunity to turn your creative passion into a source of income. A lot of times you need to get some money coming in before you can actually start a new business. So let’s delve into a few ways you can start making money and then go into some other ways to earn income from home.
Sell Items you no longer need
Can I start with quite possibly the simplest way to earn extra cash from home? Go through your entire home and make a list of items you no longer use, want, or need! Clothes, cookware, furniture, games, movies – you name it, there’s someone out there who wants it!
Don’t overthink selling your unused items. Just take the pics, name your prices and get selling! Big things are on the horizon for you!
Mompreneurs can Create something you Love and sell it
Do you have a hobby that involves creating? Why not turn that hobby into an income stream? Etsy, eBay, Amazon, and even Pinterest are all great ways to get your creations out there. Digital marketing continues to rise as more and more businesses become established online. What could you create or design and sell? Here are a few possibilities to generate some ideas:
There is more to this topic than selling your unused stuff at garage sales. So here on Crafty Mompreneur I’m going to devote quite a bit of time on this blog to how to go about doing this this.
Freelancing Skills you Have
If being crafty isn’t up your alley, lets do a little exercise to see if I can help you get some ideas flowing. Grab a piece of paper and jot down a list of all your skills and talents. What are you good at and what do you enjoy doing. You could start offering those skills to others as a freelancer.
For example, if you wrote down speed, pays attention to detail, excellent grammar understanding, and good listening skills on your self assessment, becoming a transcriber may be a great option for you to make extra money from home.
There is typically no experience required to become a transcription, although some companies may need you to complete a small amount of training, application process, or a short course!
Maybe you’ve got excellent administrative abilities. You could become a Virtual Assistant! Like teaching others? You could become an Online Tutor.
Do you love making social media content. You could become a Social Media Manager.
When you think about it, the possibilities are endless when it comes to freelancing.
Become an affiliate and share what you love
You already tell people about your favorite products and services, wouldn’t it be nice to get paid for your friends liking them, too? Many mompreneurs are earning very lucrative incomes doing this! Almost anyone can become an affiliate with Amazon, but don’t stop there! Think about some of your favorite products you use on a regular basis – cleaning supplies, hair care products, vitamins and supplements – there really are a ton you could be paid for to share!
To help you get started with who to potentially become an affiliate with, here are a few questions to consider:
- What are your morning and evening routines? What products do they consist of?
- Are you a mom? What baby products could you never live without?
- What does your health and fitness regimen consist of? Is there equipment and/or supplements that have changed your life?
- Are you a member of any monthly subscriptions that you love?
While there is strategies involved for each of these topics, especially if you’re wanting to start a successful business! The important thing to remember is to believe in yourself and start!
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