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10 Ways to Make Extra Money in 2018

Whether you are a stay-home mom or you have a job, like most moms are; you’re most likely looking for a way to make extra money. Hardly is money enough. There are bills to be paid, vacations to take, family to support or you merely want to get out of debt. You could ease the financial burden with any of the following 10 brilliant ways to make extra income in 2018.

Start a blog

Did you know that, on average, 77% of internet users read blogs? That in fact, US internet users spend their time thrice on blogs than on their email? Well, that’s a huge opportunity right there. Similar to writing eBooks, you can create a blog and continuously offer your knowledge. With time, you will be able to build an audience that you can monetize.

Take part in research studies and surveys

Many companies want to understand their customers. How? By getting info directly from the consumers through market-tailored surveys. Therefore, they are spending hugely on market research. You can earn some money at the comfort of your couch from such companies by taking simple surveys that are not time intensive.

Make crafts and sell

If you consider your sell crafty, you could leverage your talent to make some extra money. You could make candles, bracelets, furniture, knitted items, cards, artworks or whatever else you are good at making and sell on Etsy. There is a massive market for handmade crafts.

Become a freelance writer

Does writing fascinate you? Can you write compelling articles, reviews or sales copies? Small and medium-sized companies are preferring to outsource their content to freelance writers than having an in-house one. You can make more than a couple of extra dollars writing content such as blogs, articles, eBooks white papers and ad copies. You can find writing gigs on craigslist, content mills and writing job boards just to name a few places.

Take up a virtual assistant job

Everyday virtual assistant jobs include customer support via email, travel scheduling and planning and entering data among others. Find virtual assistant jobs online or ask small business owners in your location whether they are in need of one.

Amazon Affiliate program

The Amazon Affiliate program is free to join. All you need to do is to create an account and share product links. Voila, you earn a commission when someone buys a product via your link.

Photography and video content

With a camera and basic photography skills, you can capture quality photos as you go on your day to day life and sell on platforms such as Pixabay and Shutterstock. Also, did you know you could get an extra dollar by doing short YouTube vlogs detailing your everyday parenting hustles?

Sell stuff you no longer use

Is your house full of stuff you do not use any more such as clothes, old books, kitchen appliances? Take photos of the items and upload them for sale on online platforms such as Amazon and eBay.


Taking up babysitting could work quite well especially if you are a stay-at-home mum. Offer your friends and family babysitting services during the day as the go to work or in the evenings when they want to go out. This way, you could earn up to 200 dollars per day.

Consistency is key

There is a world of opportunities to make extra money out there. Seize it. Most of the options enlisted above do not require high capital. They leverage your current lifestyle, assets, and talents. Find one that you can immediately implement and go ahead to make extra money. And while at it, be consistent and keep pushing. Have a solid work plan. Wake up. Be a kickass mom. Put your best foot in the game with zeal. Keep winning.