Let’s face it. We could all use some extra money. Right? Check out this list I’ve compiled to give you some ideas to make some extra cash.

Stay at home mom working

Seven ways to make money for a stay at home mom (or dad).

These are all ideas that offer maximum flexibility and let you work when you want/need to. I think that any of them could be great options. You could try one or all of these ideas and see what works best for you.


1. Direct sales.

There are many Direct sales companies that you could join. Being a Scentsy Consultant myself, I’m obviously partial to Scentsy. Check out my PREVIOUS POST to learn why Scentsy is the best.

However, if your passion lies elsewhere. There are tons of other companies you could join. You should believe in the product/company if you will be selling it.

If you’d like to join Scentsy or know more about it please call or text me at 520-981-5251.

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2. Deliver food.

There are a few apps that you can join in order to make some money delivering food. Grubhub, Doordash, Ubereats, and postmates are just a few.

Your success will vary by market.

This is something you can do while your kids are in school or daycare. I know some people do make deliveries with kids in the car. I would definitely check the terms and conditions of the company as well as check with your insurance agent regarding taking kids. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it. FYI, you may need to get a special endorsement on your auto policy. Talk to your agent about that.


3. Deliver people.

Uber or Lyft are the big players. However, I know there are other options such as Veyo (you take people to medical appointments.

I think this option is also best to do when kids are at school/daycare. I would also recommend checking with your insurance agent regarding your auto policy. Personally I’d feel more comfortable delivering food. I don’t really want to carry passengers.


4. Review websites.

Go to https://www.usertesting.com/be-a-user-tester. Create an account. Follow the directions and you can get paid to check out some websites, do some tasks and give your feedback. Check it out. See if you are interested.


5. Do some tasks at retail locations.

Observa (https://www.observanow.com/observers/) and Merchandiser by Survey.com (look for both in your app store) will give you tasks that you can do and get paid. Observa tasks seem to be more observations of retail displays. You take some pics and verify some things and you’re done. Merchandiser seems to have a little more for you to do (talk to manager, help stock shelves or even do a product demo).

I’ve actually signed up for both. Honestly, I haven’t done anything for either. Observa has very little in my area and Merchandiser tasks seem to time consuming to me or they don’t work with my schedule.

I’m not trying to bad mouth them. I just haven’t been able to try either one. I’m sure the success will depend on your market. Merchandiser actually has some product demo opportunities that will pay $100 for 4 hours.


6. Freelance.

Check out Upwork.com or Fiverr.com. These are great sites where you can do freelance work like graphic design, writing, translating, virtual assistance and more. They could offer great opportunities to those who are so inclined. You can work around your schedule.


7. Teach English.

Check out https://www.vipkid.com/teach. You can sign up to teach English to Chinese children. The hours may be a little challenging (because of the time difference) but you can make some good money.


Honorable mention:

Sell stuff on Facebook marketplace or even craigslist. I do this all the time. My house is full of toys we don’t use (and other stuff as well). I often sell things. I primarily use Facebook marketplace but I know people are still using craigslist a little. I often sell toys or other children’s items in a “lot”. I will include several items for one price. This seems to work well. I usually price items very low. I want to get this stuff out of the house and it’s nice to make a few bucks.

These are just a few of the many things you could do to make a few bucks. Please comment below with your thoughts or if you have an idea that I didn’t mention.