Making ends meet during tough times like these brings out new skills in moms like me who are determined to provide the best for our kids. Aside from mastering the art of budget management, stay at home moms also try to find other ways to augment the family income.
The advantage of the internet age is that there are a lot of online jobs that allow you to work at home. In the process you get to discover new skills and enjoy personal and professional growth without leaving the kids. You can choose from data input jobs, ad clicking jobs, writing, web development, graphic design etc. Moms who would like to have a job at home can find one in sites like Odesk, Craigslist, Monster.com or Linked in.com.
Entrepreneurial moms can also get into online businesses by putting up their own online shop or explore online network marketing. If you are sales and marketing savvy with a knack in getting loads of referrals, then this may be the right job for you. Just make sure that you know the product that you are selling and understand the terms and conditions before signing up for this kind of deal.
You may also try a stress free way to earn a few bucks on the side through blogging. This worked out well for me, I started out without any writing experience and now writing is a cinch for me, and the rewards aren’t that bad at all. There are loads of opportunities for stay at home moms who want to earn a little extra. All they have to do is find the one that they’ll love to do.