The Essentials: How To Earn Cash From Home

The Essentials: How To Earn Cash From Home

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The idea of starting a business from home sounds tempting when you have small children. The truth is, there’s a lot that goes into building a brand.

I started Motherhood Through My Eyes in 2013 without thinking how much work it was going to be. I knew there was going to be a laundry list of things I needed to do while managing a household and starting a business.

Fortunately, I had full support from my husband and he’s been my number one fan since day one.

Getting Started

One thing I tell other moms looking to start their own business from home is to think of their Why and to write down their Goals.

It might sound odd since the answer is typicallyto make an income while being home with the kids, but there’s more to starting a business than making money.

Having a set of goals will help you better understand what you’re working towards and you’ll have your reason on what you’ll need to invest.

For some, the word investment is scary. You automatically think about dollar signs. Although it can be, there’s something else you’ll need to consider — investing your time.

Whenever people ask about my secret to success, I tell them the truth: I invested time when I didn’t have the money, and money when I didn’t have the time.

Regardless of what you decide to spend, it can get expensive. One thing I remind clients is that you can always make back the money you’ve invested. You’ll never get back the time you put into it — use it wisely.

Finding The Time

You often hear from other entrepreneurs that you shouldn’t quit your day job, and I couldn’t agree more. It’s all about doing what you need to do to get where you want to be.

Remember the idea of investing money where you don’t have the time and vice versa? That day job comes in handy.

To create something from scratch, you will need to find time. In some instances, it might feel as though you don’t have the time to work on achieving your goals. That’s where outsourcing comes in.

You’d be surprised how many businesses have started from needing services. Just think about Uber and AirBnB. Both companies provide a service to others who need access to transportation and temporary stays.

Creating a schedule is a great way to find time in your day to accomplish tasks that help you reach your goals. I shared some thoughts on doing so here.

Making Some Cash

If your goal is to make extra cash to help fund your dream job or to pay off some debt, then I recommend looking into these three options:

1) Share your opinion onSurvey Junkie: By simply sharing my thoughts on everyday topics, I earned $10 after answering 20 surveys.

If you’re in the marketing/advertising industry like me, then it will be tough for you to qualify for the points. Fortunately, Survey Junkie gives you three points for at least trying the survey.

2) Shop withSwagbucks: If you have a couple of gift cards you’d like to make use out of, then I suggest signing up for Swagbucks.

Unlike Survey Junkie, you’re not only answering questions, but you also get deals from your favorite stores and can check out deals from new ones. Simply download the Swagbucks button on your laptop/desktop for access to deals for online purchases. There’s also the option to watch advertisements to get more points.

3) Offer your services on Facebook: Social media is a great way to connect with family and friends, but did you know it’s also one of the quickest ways to reach out to locals as well?

Facebook Marketplace and Facebook Groups are perfect for engaging with people in your area. One of my side businesses is offering marketing services to local bloggers. It’s helped me fund my own hustle and it even pays for our monthly pizza and ice cream trips.

Have you tried any of the options above? Tell me about your experience in a comment below!

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. I’m looking for good advice to increase my chance to make money from home, to be able to run the house …

    1. Hope you get a chance to try these options out. I typically do the surveys on the weekends.

  2. Finding time sure is a challenge but a good organization system always helps. I use Trello to keep me organized!

    1. Having an organized system does help. I’m always revamping my schedule to fit everything that comes my way.

  3. I enjoy finding ways to make money with my phone. I’m always looking for new ideas and tips. Swagbucks has been amazing over the years! I also like earning gift cards by playing mobile games.

    1. Yes! That’s one of the options they have as well. Glad it’s been working for you as well!

  4. Wow, Facebook marketplace is a place I’ve never considered! GREAT advice!

  5. I am going to try out Swagbucks. Looks like it is a good way to make some extra bucks. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I could not get on with swagbucks, seemed like a lot of effort for little reward. I like to re-sell unwanted stuff on facebook marketplace though

  7. I’ve been using my own version of Swagbucks for a while now and not sure how I managed without it! I really need to take a look with this. Thank you for sharing

  8. Wow… surveys really work?! Would like to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. 😀

  9. These are some really great options to make a little extra money in your free time. I know that we all have that time where we are mindlessly on our phone anyways.

  10. A lot of people have Smart phones nowadays. I can see the potential in this! These are some great opportunities to earn some money.

  11. I think it’s so cool that there are so many options to work from home now. Thanks for listing some of them here.

  12. I never knew these were ways to make money! I would give these a chance, and would recommend these to others.

  13. This is pretty cool and they are all pretty stress-free ways to make money while using your phone and they won’t take up ALL of your time either! Cool post!

  14. These are really great ways to earn a little side cash. I never heard of these places before but it’s a great idea!

  15. People have no idea how much money you can make online its insane. Thank you so much for this post very informative.

  16. This is so great! Always looking for another hustle to make some extra cash!

  17. I do have an online business where I sell sweets and chocolate lollipops and Social Media definitely helps a lot to connect with costumers and to promote your product. Thanks for the tips!

  18. Thanks for these tips. If you can find a way to earn money from home, why not do so?

  19. I love finding new options to support myself financially. I mean A little extra is always welcome, right?

  20. Im always looking for ways to make money from home. Thank your for sharing these 🙂

  21. I’ve tried swagbucks and it didn’t really do much for me. I didn’t put a lot of time into either though so I’m sure if time is dedicated to it it could definitely help out

  22. There are always ways to make money online. You gave great resources on how to do this so thank you!

  23. With these changing times, it’s good to know there are other ways to help make money to support our families. I’ll look into these suggestions!

  24. Difficult to make cash online and at home. Your tips are so good. Hope I can follow them.

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