Whether you’re a new mother or a mom with a few notches on her belt, chances are you’re getting a little cabin fever. Even if you’re not quite ready to return to the traditional workplace just yet, you may be thinking of ways to generate extra income. In this post, we’ll explore a few ideas to get you started.

freelancing

Freelancing is probably one of the best businesses to start from home. And with little to no upfront cost, it can be especially appealing to new moms. You’ll need internet access and email. That’s it. There are websites that allow you to showcase your skills and market yourself. So whether you’re great at graphic design or are an awesome copywriter, freelancing might be the perfect fit for you. Check out sites like upwork.com to get started.

blogging

If you love to write and are ready to be committed to the process, blogging might be the income earner you’re looking for. Bloggers have the ability to earn income in many different ways. 

  • Sponsored posts – blog posts that you write about a product, service, or opinion in order to highlight the subject matter or item.
  • Paid links – when companies pay you to insert a link into a new or existing blog post that leads readers to their content or product.
  • Blog ads – when you sell ad space on your blog. You can sell this space directly to other businesses or use a curated service like AdSense.

affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is a great way to really run a very hands-off business. It allows you to earn income, from home, by recommending other people’s products. For example, you could recommend products from companies such as Slater Pumps or new tech tools or apps, and when people click on your affiliate link to purchase, you earn a commission. This option works best for moms with established social media or blog followers.