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Ways To Make Money As A Stay-At-Home Parent

Staying at home is encouraged now more than ever but it doesn’t exactly pay if you don’t have a job allowing you to work remotely. Being a stay-at-home parent is also great for the family but not so much if you aren’t able to pay for stuff.

Fortunately, given the advent of technology and the internet, there are plenty of ways to earn money while in the comfort of your own home.

Many of these will allow you to make much-needed cash while not having to sacrifice time with your kids. You will be able to earn an income while they’re away at school, sleeping, or even running around the house.

You could find a few of those methods right below. While they might not be what you’re looking for, they might be able to help set you on the path or help you come up with more ideas.


One of the most popular ways to make money online, the blogging space still isn’t a crowded one. The best thing about having a blog is the fact that you’re the one who gets to choose what your blog is about. Of course, you’re going to want to stand out and have lots of traffic so you can’t simply pick a topic and get to writing; it will take a bit of research. Lots of bloggers earn money via affiliate commissions and advertisers such as Google AdSense and Ezoic.

However, you want to go about it will be up to you, but you will need to meet a few requirements, which shouldn’t be a problem.

Building the blog is relatively simple, with platforms such as WordPress making one’s own blog or website very simple.

Be A Friend

It’s not a joke. You really could make good money by being a friend to someone online via Rent a Friend. All you have to do is head over to their website and offer various services for $20 to $50 an hour. Rent a Friend makes it clear that they are not a dating site but, if you get a date out of the experience, that’s on you.

You’d be the one to set your prices and what activities you’re open to. Those range from helping someone around town or taking them to a restaurant. It’s not as stay-at-home as everything else on here but there are options that don’t require you to go anywhere, like teaching someone to build something or who knows? You could introduce them to your favorite sports app and just do whatever it is that friends do.

Some users claim to make as much as $2000 a week while persons who take part on weekends say they could earn up to $500.

Affiliate Marketing

The beauty of affiliate marketing lies in the lack of a need to own any products. All you need to do is advertise someone else’s item and get a percentage of the sale price if it sells. This one ties in with a blog as you could show products off in your articles. You could also promote them via social media or anywhere else you’d like.

You could check out a few affiliate marketing platforms right here:

Rakuten Linkshare: A favorite among bloggers, Rakuten Linkshare allows for the advertising of brands such as Starbucks, Walmart, and iTunes. You could also promote stuff for smaller companies.

Amazon: Probably the most popular of them all, Amazon deals with the promotion of various products, including books, video games, car parts, baby products, shoes, and clothing. You could earn up to 10 percent on basically anything that’s being sold on the Amazon website and they pay very quickly.

JVZoo: Another great place to get ads for a variety of products that cater to just about every facet of life.

Shareasale: This platform has products from nearly 4,000 merchants available for promotion and is also quick with payment. Those include Beachbody, Zazzle, Craftsy, Juleep, and Weebly.

Clickbank: Clickbank’s online marketplace has tens of thousands of products available to promote and commissions are ridiculously high. You could make as much as 75 percent on sales.

It’s worth noting that working from home calls for a whole lot of self-discipline. It could be difficult to stick to a task when there’s no one supervising you or breathing down your neck.

As it pertains to picking what’s the best stay-at-home earner for you, it might take some time, as well as some trial and error. But it’s likely that you’ll find something that fits both your personality and schedule eventually.

Jeff Campbell