This post contains an ever-growing list of ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom, so check back often because it is constantly being updated! And of course, if you’ve got your own brilliant way of making money as a mom and it isn’t on this list, be sure to comment or email me and I will add it!  Good luck to you.

Whether by choice or last resort, being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) is quite an endeavor. It’s a full-time job on it’s own, but it’s hard to fight that feeling that you want to bring in an income too.

Luckily, it’s totally possible to be a SAHM and bring home some moolah. In fact, if you play your cards right, you could bring in a substantial amount of money.

Without further ado, here are 60 ways to make money as a stay at home mom:

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There are so many ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom that this list only scratches the surface! Check out these 60 ideas to see if any will be a good fit for you.

For the Born-to-Be Mom 

Feel like you’re “just” a mom?  Well, guess what!  There’s still a ton of options for you to make some extra money.  Try out some of these ideas:

Related post: 10 Jobs that Let You Take Your Kids to Work

For the Teacher in You 

If you’re a former teacher – or even just a teacher at heart – there are a ton of great options to make money from home while still taking care of your kids! Give some of these ideas a try:

  • Tutor students in English for VIP KIDS
  • Create and sell activity and lesson packs on Etsy
  • Design and sell teaching curriculum on Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Publish an e-book for kids
  • Publish activity lists on Hubpages
  • Teach English or other languages on iTalki
  • Start a YouTube channel with short lessons and tutorials
  • Create online courses for students on Udemy
  • Teach your own outdoor classes (and bring your kids!) for Tinkergarten

Related post: How to Make Money as an Online Educator

For the Fashionista 

If fashion is your passion, then it’s totally possible to make money from home!  Here are some ideas for fashion-savvy moms:

For Artists, Creatives, and Craftswomen

Time to turn your hobby into a money-making machine! This is one of the greatest at-home jobs these days because people love to purchase hand-made, local goods and services. AND we’re almost all capable of creating something.

For Mompreneurs

Being the boss is the #1 best way to get the flexibility that you want (even though you’ll probably be surprised by how much you still need to work).

  • Act as a virtual assistant on
  • Affiliate market on Pinterest and Facebook
  • Start a Fit4Mom franchise
  • Invest in real estate and manage your own properties
  • Invent something fabulous and bring it to market
  • Buy and sell stocks as a day trade

Related article: How to Start a Money-Making Blog

For Photographers and Travelers 

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If you can snap it, you can sell it.

Related article:  Why You Should Make Money from Your Photography (and How to Actually Do It)

For Graphic Designers 

Let your imagination run wild right from your home desk!

  • Design images and logos for companies on
  • Design images that can be sold on products on
  • Help small businesses set up their first website

Related article: How to Make Money on RedBubble

For Writers and Researchers 

Writing is my absolute favorite way to make money from home while my kids are napping.  Give it a try!

Related post: 6 Ways to Make Money as a Writer

For the World of Cooking, Recipes, and Food 

Because we’ve all gotta eat, right?

Related articleHow to Make Money with Your Recipes

Even More Ways 

These may not fall under a specific category, but they’re some of my absolute favorite ways to make extra money as a stay-at-home mom:

  • Partner with Uber
  • Become a Lyft driver (if you love driving, you can do both!)
  • And if you don’t want people in your car, partner with UberEats
  • Rent out part of your home on
  • Rent out your car for the day or week on Turo
  • Complete surveys on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
  • Get paid to run errands for neighbors on

Related post: The Coolest New Side Gig: Partner with Uber Eats as a Delivery Driver

There you have it!  A pretty long list of options for every kind of SAHM.  I hope you found at least one that will be a good fit for you.

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With 60 ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom, one of these is bound to be a perfect fit! Try out some of these ideas to see if you can find the perfect way to make money from home while still taking care of your kids.

32 Comments on 60 Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom

  1. This is a super list to help mom’s make some extra money. I can personal say I am doing just that. I love Zazzle too and you can be an affiliate without designing items yourself unless like me you love to create. My birthday website may inspire some. Thank you and keep up to great work.

  2. This is a great list for people who just want to freelance but I get that moms are your market 😉 It’s really well researched and you knocked it out of the park with this one!
    I’m going to check out a few of these links myself, thank you

  3. I love this, thank you! I have been on the look out for some extra money making ideas and seem to only find the usual list of three things that I can’t really do anything with. As a teacher I particularly love the teaching part! Such a great elaborate list!

  4. What a great list! It looks like there a little something for everyone. Would love to look further in to some of these ideas. Thanks for sharing at the #ConfessionsLinkUp

  5. These suggestions are awesome! Some of them I have done; some of them I never considered. Although I’m most likely going to go back to work soon (my kids are 10 and 13, and my MIL is probably going to pinch hit for me), this is a very helpful list for so many moms. I spent many years as a SAHM and wish I’d known of a few of these a while ago.

  6. Thanks this is a great list and goes beyond the typical take surveys that I find on may lists of making money from home. I am stopping by your blog from Thrifty Thursday link party.

  7. More than the idea’s I love the intention behind this! Everyone needs a little inspiration and that’s exactly what you’re giving! Can’t wait for the “single girl who doesn’t know what to do with her life” version 😉

  8. Thanks for the list! A great follow-up post might be to pick two or three of your favorites and give some in-depth how-to about them.

    • Thanks! Absolutely agree 🙂 I already write a lot about Zazzle, so I’m ready to dive into some of these other ideas and find out more details. Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

  9. This is a great list for stay at home moms. I do have a full time job, a family and a blog… I think I have enough on my plate for a while LOL

    • Glad you like it! If your plan is to be a SAHM then it’s never too early to start 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Great list! I had no idea what to do with myself after having my first and was going crazy. I found blogging but it’s not a place I make money. I would love to find something to generate some income eventually. I love blogging and don’t want to put pressure on myself and ruin my enjoyment by trying to make money out of it.. of course I wouldn’t say no to money either! Really enjoyed your list 🙂 Maria ~

    • Thank you!! It’s so much more important to love what you do, so it’s amazing that you’ve got that. A lot of the things on this list are fun hobbies that pay too, so hopefully you can find the best of both worlds! <3

    • You’re totally right. Before I quit my job to stay at home I actually did a few of these things on the side. It definitely helped the transition! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  11. I am pinning this, because even if they didn’t generate income, there are a lot of activities here I would enjoy! Great motivation with this unique list! Thanks – visiting from Turn It Up Tuesday#52

    • So glad to hear it motivates more than just me 🙂 You are right – so many of these things are fulfilling even without the money. It’s so amazing these days how many awesome hobbies and/or income-generators are right at our fingertips! thanks for pinning!

  12. Thanks for this list, I love it and it looks so helpful. I am using Hubpages and enjoy it, mostly posting articles on food, parenting and crafts. I never heard of Zazzle but want to look more into it now. I’ve actually been working on an ecookbook so hope to finish it soon! There really are great ways to make money from home, glad to learn about more from you. Pinning and tweeting!

    • Thanks so much! I absolutely LOVE Zazzle, so I definitely recommend checking it out. I make way more money there than Hubpages and it’s really exciting when you sell something you’ve created 🙂 It’s also just a great place to make your own personalized items. Thanks for stopping by! <3

    • Glad this could help! It’s funny, even though I wrote the list, I still need to check back occasionally to inspire myself 🙂

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