Are you a stay-at-home mom watching over your toddler and missing your job? Here’s some good news for you. You can stay at home, look after your kids and earn some easy money in the easiest and most user-friendly way. Here’s how!
Because of user-friendly devices and easy access to the Internet, the majority of the work gets done at the click of a mouse. The entire world can be accessed simply by sitting in the comfort of your home. Naturally many people today prefer to work from home rather than spend unnecessary travel time and hassle. This has obviously come as a blessing in disguise for mothers having the added job of looking after the kids and house. Let’s start with some simple ideas as to how mothers can earn.
Paid to click (PTC)
There are many websites which pay just to click on advertisements. All you have to do is register yourself with the website and log-in with your user ID. For every advertisement you click, you get a fixed amount of money. However, not all of these websites are genuine. So, you have to be careful before applying for this work. Some websites also ask for referrals and there is a benefit amount attached to every person you refer. If the person you refer also clicks on the ads, you can earn a commission. Sites like NeoBux and ClixSense are some good PTC options.
Paid Online Surveys
Another means is by undertaking online surveys or reviews. Different websites pay-up for a survey of various products or ads. All you have to do is, login, submit your review and earn your commission. Be regular, be genuine, and subscribe to 3-5 good survey websites to make a decent monthly income. Some good options are- Survey Junkie, SurveyMonkey, Swagbucks etc.
Another simple online job which does not require any special skill is data entry. All you need is a computer, an active internet connection, and typing speed. Also, in this case, you need to pay minute attention to details. Basic working knowledge of Excel, Word or PowerPoint makes the work very easy. There are some jobs available online which need some special skill or talent.
If writing interests you, here’s a golden chance to turn your hobby into your source of income. For starters, you can start your own blog. It’s the best way to connect to like-minded people and share your experiences. When the blog becomes popular enough, you can start posting Ads on the Blog. Google AdSense and ExoClick pay you for every ad that gets clicked.
You can also start writing e-books and publish them Online. Self-publishing e-books are easy and with Kindle Direct Publishing, your book appears online on Kindle stores within a day or two. Besides Kindle, BooksFundr and Pblishing.com are two other platforms to publish your books and start earning.
Besides blogging or writing books, another option is freelance writing. There are many websites which pay you to write, the payment is per word, per article or on an hourly basis depending on the website. Freelancer.com is one such website which helps you find freelance work.
Another option is to opt for freelance proofreading work. If you are a language wiz, here’s your chance to show your skill. Many companies, individuals and even government officials require freelance proofreaders to correct literature, journals, blogs, documents, etc.
Just like a blog, a Vlog is a video blog. If you are good at taking videos, you can create your own vlog. You can post a video of almost anything - cooking, knitting techniques, different simple ways of cleaning the house - the list is endless. Then you can add ads to your vlog and start earning from them. Just like a vlog, clicking pictures can also help you earn those dollars. You can post your photos online and earn from them. Various websites like Shutterstock enable you to post your photos and earn from them. You can also sign up for affiliate companies like ShareASale to monetize your vlog or blog.
This is another simple method to earn some extra bucks. If you are artistic, you can make some handicrafts or paintings and sell them online by posting pictures of them. You can also sell unwanted clothes or pieces of furniture or unwanted jewelry online. There are sites like eBay or Craigslist which help you post your items and find suitable buyers.
If you are proficient in any particular subject and have a knack for teaching you can become an online tutor. You just have to fill out an application form, click on the subjects you have mastered and which you wish to teach, connect with students and began earning on a weekly basis. Many websites like tutorme.com or tutor.com help mothers to get a job and make money.
To become an Amazon Affiliate is the most popular means of earning money online. The process is simple. Log-in to your Amazon account - there is a link at the bottom of the page. When you click on the link, a unique link and a code appear. Now you can copy and paste this link on your webpage, your blog, your YouTube videos, your Facebook page and start promoting the products you like. The payment depends on how many times the link gets clicked and the purchases of the product resulting from your referral link.
Become A Virtual Assistant
Last but not least, consider the option of becoming a virtual assistant. This form of online work has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. If you miss your office work you can become a virtual assistant. Checking and responding to emails, bookkeeping and maintaining company records, online files, and folders. Many flourishing online businesses, libraries, and e-commerce companies hire virtual assistants to do their office work online. This is a great job for moms to make money while learning new things. All you need to have is a computer with an active internet connection.
However, earning online is a slow process. You need to be diligent and patient. Once you get the hang of it, you can earn as much as you want. Also, beware of certain fraudulent websites that ask for deposits from you to get you started on an income plan.
The benefits of working at home make it worthwhile; you can stay at home, work at convenient times and get the satisfaction of watching over your kids and make money as well.
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