How to make money from home as a stay at home Mom?
As many new Mothers would know, when the little ones come along and you have to stay at home for a while to look after them, money can get a little tight.
Maybe you want to stay home until they go to school, or maybe you want to find a way to earn some money from home and not go back into the workforce at all.
Maybe you want to start a home business and have an awesome work/life balance, where you can earn good money, and still have all the time you need and desire for your family.
So how can you make money from home as a stay at home Mom?
Start a business
There are only really two ways that you can start a business at home, make some money, and still have the time for your family when they need you.
The first one is network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) and the other is having some sort of online business.
Network marketing would involve promoting a product such as Isagenix, Avon, Nu-skin etc, and would involve lots of phone calls, hosting networking parties and recruiting other people into your system to sell the products as well.
If you are a real people person and this resonates with you, then this could be a good way to go, but in my opinion, if you really want to earn good money at home and maintain a fantastic lifestyle, then you should look at leveraging the worldwide reach of the Internet and build yourself an online business.
Why an online business?
The best thing about starting an online business, is that you can work on it at anytime that you like.
There are no set hours or 9-5.
You can work for a couple of hours in the morning when everyone is still asleep, in the afternoon when the baby is having a nap, in the evening when everyone has gone to bed, or anytime in between.
Whenever you can find a spare hour or two, you can pull the laptop out and work on your business.
There is no need to spend all day working on an online business, as long as you can find a couple of hours a day, you can build your business part-time, and by the time the kids are ready to go to school, you could be making a substantial income.
You can also work on something that interests you, or that you are even passionate about.
What are your hobbies, interests or passions?
What knowledge could you share with others that you could build an online business around?
With the worldwide reach of the Internet, the options are endless.
For example you could build an online store and sell countless items from Amazon.
You could create and sell eBooks and online courses.
You can even sell other peoples products as an affiliate.
All that you need is a bit of training and support.
These days it has never been easier for stay at home Moms, and even Dads, to earn a significant income by building their own online businesses, and turning their passions into a paycheck.
I don’t know about you, but that sure beats fighting amongst the the traffic to head to an office everyday where you will be told what to do, when to have a break, when you can leave, and even when you can go to the toilet!
The fact is that as a stay at home Mom, you are in the best position to start to build an online business right now, and start building a better life for your family.
Having an online business is also a very low cost to start, all you really need is a laptop and an Internet connection.
How do I start an online business?
At this point you might be saying that it all sounds well and good, but I don’t know where to start and what to do?
And I will admit, it can be a really steep learning curve, that is why you need the right tools, training and support.
My business partners at Wealthy Affiliate are currently offering a free starter membership where they will give you access to 2 free websites and a 10 lesson training program that will guide you in building your website and setting it up, ready to make money.
They also have a community of both experienced and new Internet marketers to lend a helping hand, and I will also be in the membership area to help mentor you as well.
If you are really serious about learning how to make money from home as a stay at home Mom, then visit my getting started page for some more information and take advantage of this awesome opportunity.
The time to take control of your families financial future is now!
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.
To your success,
John W. Newman
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Thanks so much for the post! I’m no Momma, but I really found your thoughts insightful!
I have been using wealthy affiliate for a little while now and the community is absolutely great. I have met so many people and it’s really nice to be in a community where we are all learning affiliate marketing together.
A recommendation I do have for all the stay at homes out there is Virtual Assisting. I do Virtual Assistaning for clients and it is also not stuck in the normal 9-5 scenario.
Thanks for your comment Sarah.
I think virtual assisting sounds like a good way to get a bit of extra money for sure.
However unlike affiliate and Internet marketing, there is still a ceiling on your income.
Glad you liked the post and good luck with WA, I am sure you will do well 🙂
I think that creating an online business is perfect for the stay at home mom. Having a job at home is so convenient and after you put in the foundation to your online business, you can just keep it growing until it starts paying you 24/7.
It takes that initial effort, but the rewards are far worth it.
As a stay at home parent you are in the perfect position to start an online business for sure.
As you say, it takes an initial effort, but the rewards are so worth it!
Thanks for your comment 🙂
Hey John. Building an online business is great for both moms and dads. I’m a work-from-home Dad and I homeschool my two kids. My online business is in network marketing. I have built my business all online just like you have built your affiliate marketing business. I don’t go to any networking meetings or take part in any of the other aspects of the typical MLM hype machine. The only other distributors that I know from my company are the ones who have reached out to me because they want to build it the same way I have, essentially as an affiliate marketer, so don’t rule out network marketing completely.
Thanks for your comment Ben and I do know of people that are having great business success in network marketing, and as I say, if you find a great product with a great compensation model, and it resonates with you, then give it a go!
I still believe that affiliate marketing and other forms of online business is the way to go though.
It even sounds like your network marketing business is run purely online, which sounds like a much better method than the traditional way to run an MLM business for sure!
Online all the way! 😉
Thanks again Ben, I appreciate your feedback and insight 🙂
Hi there, I think it is amazing the possibility to work from home whenever it it most convenient. I know a lot of moms who take advantage of affiliate marketing to build a business and now they are able to spend so much longer with their kids… This is priceless! It is not difficult, it just takes time and dedication, but it is definitely worthwhile.
An online business is the best way to make money online, in my opinion.
Great article! All the best
Totally agree Stefan!
Making money online via affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme, it does take time and dedication, but as you say… so worth it!
Financial freedom is so important to me. Not necessarily the money, that’s nice, but the time is most valuable to me. How many people wish they’d spent more time at the office when the look back over the course of their lives? Extra money, earned at home, in my own time sounds heavenly. I know that individual experiences vary, but how long did it take for you to start making affiliate commissions after you joined wealthy affiliates? I’m not looking for anything get rich quick, but just a realistic expectation. I’m willing to put in the hard work 🙂
Sounds like you have the right attitude to succeed online Alyssa.
Honestly how long it will take really is a bit like a piece of string, it depends on so many factors.
I always say to anyone starting out to follow the training, work hard, ask for help if needed and give yourself 12 months and then look at where you are.
You need to give yourself a chance to succeed!
All the best 🙂
hey john, thanks for writing this post! my mom, now that shes getting older, is looking for something to do. she loves writing, so this might be the avenue for her to go. i will def. refer her to this site to get some more info. is it possible to make a living off an online business?
Thanks for you comment Ryan and yes… it definitely is very possible to make a living off an online business and I know of many people personally doing it! All you need are the right tools, training and support… a willingness to learn and some perseverance and you can certainly make it a success.
If you Mom has the desire and tenacity, she can definitely make it a success, I wish her well! 🙂
I think you have a really good point about working online and the advantage of working from home for a few hours a day. Instead of the typical 9 to 5 job which hardly exists in today’s society,more like 8 to 6, I think The wealthy affiliate program sounds awesome, How long have you been a part of the wealthy affiliate and how long did it take for you to start generating an income from it?
Totally agree Naeem and thanks for your comment!
I have been a member of WA since 2013 and it did take me a little while to earn a commission, but there are success stories of members making a sale in a matter of weeks.
There are literally thousands of members generating an income, and some quite substantial, but the point is that WA is NOT a get rich quick scheme!
WA WILL teach you the skills to earn an income online that will be sustainable in the future and stand the test of time… IF you learn the skills, apply them AND persevere.
Think how long it takes to earn a good living in the corporate world for example… several years at college or university, then starting at the bottom and working your way up to the top.
Give yourself a few years to start earning online and their is NO ceiling to how far you could go!
Thanks for sharing such a helpful article for the stay at home mums. I also agree that online marketing is a better choice than network/MLM marketing as it will provide you will a steady income, Further more there are a lot of online scams that mix online marketing with MLM scams. You know before I started blogging I have been scam before, that’s why I want to help others like how wealthy affiliate helps me! 🙂
Thanks for your comment Samuel and I totally agree with the lines being blurred between scams online and MLM… there are some that are legitimate, but a lot are most definitely scams.
Learning about affiliate marketing is a much better option as it is scam free and a much more sustainable business model!
Thanks again 🙂