Being a work at home mom (WAHM) is no small feat, it takes a lot of organization, late nights, and endurance. I started off as a simple freelance writer bringing in anywhere from $100-300 a month. I have since added a part time work at home job to my work load, and currently make about $1200 a month including the freelance writing gigs. Of course this is still not where I would like to be, but I am slowly growing my freelance writing business, as well as my skills as a writer. It is my goal to eventually bring in $8000 a month, so my husband will not have to work, but simply work because he chooses to do so. I know he would love more than anything to be a stay at home dad, or at the very least work part time and even possibly open his own restaurant one day.
As I do not currently make the money I would like, I have many ways of hustling in side cash, and for now that is my job. Bringing in extra money so that extras are covered and our debt can get paid down. Below are a few ways I bring in the extra cash between freelancing and other spare time activities.
Fiverr.com- I advertise my writing talents here and during the summer when I was really putting myself out there before the baby showed up I was making okay cash this way. The week before the baby arrived I brought in $100, I had only been on the site a month, and prior to that was able to bring in about another $100 over three weeks.
Swagbucks.com- This has to be my favorite way to earn extra cash in the form of giftcards you can choose whatever type of gift card you want. I use this money to buy the baby fun extra toys, sometimes I get myself starbucks, and I’m thinking in the future I will start updating my ipod. Considering I haven’t updated the music on there in five years, its time. To join please use the link here: www.swagbucks.com/refer/LeeannMinton
Craigslist- This is going to sound weird, but I have a knack for finding awesome furniture pieces people are throwing out at the dumpsters around the apartments in my area. I clean them off and re-sell them on craigslist. This is also where I find some of my writing gigs. I even managed to get a regular contract with a company, by posting an ad offering my writing services. You just never know who might be reading, so though craigslist might seem fishy at times, it is a great place to pick up extra cash in a pinch.
How do you earn extra cash for your family???