My six weeks of unpaid maternity leave was about to be up and I was headed back to work. I was going to be away from my son for 9+ hours a day. I couldn't even think about leaving my baby without sobbing!
I was desperate.
I was that mom, that mom that was up late at night googling, "how can a stay at home mom make money?"
I'll never forget how much time I spent researching and everything I found was
‘take this survey’
‘download this app’
'pay these fees to start climbing a pyramid scheme!'
None of these had worked for me.
Then I heard the term local-fluencer and micro-fluencer.
The only time I’ve heard of a “social media influencer” was in the bio of 80% of the bachelor/bachelorette contestants.
I won’t lie- I may or may not have made a joke about it to my hubby.
Well, I thought to myself what do I have to lose. I’ve had 2 children, I have no boundaries!
If you want to be a Stay at Home Mom but you have to help contribute financially, some how-then these 5 ways to make money are going to be perfect for you!
If you are looking for gas to fill your tank every few weeks, money for your kids extra curricular activities or the God honest truth of I have bills to pay I need to make real money!
Well, I didn’t give up searching for ways to make money and be a stay at home Mom. I have found 5 ways- and I've tested them all! I subscribed to a few that I thought had integrity and really was about service.
Well, I’m one of “those people” the ones you hear about trying something they saw online that would make them money and it really did make them money!
These 5 ways for Stay at Home Moms or ANYONE to make money, have been tested by this Mama and they all have been approved!
I AM, IN NO WAY BEING PAID TO POST ABOUT THESE WEBSITES.
These are real sites I am apart of and I have made real money.
I am not sponsored in anyway on this post.
I could never find information for Stay at Home Moms to make real money, so I’m posting this blog.
This is meant to help you or someone you know make some extra cash on the side*
How it works: sign up for an account and get matched with brands!
You receive free products and cash rewards to promote brands!
This is great because they support mico -fluencers meaning you don’t have to have 1,000 followers! You can have 100 and still promote!
Febreze paid post on Instagram: $25
Seaweed BathCo. Paid post on Instagram: $30
Sun Tropics paid post on Instagram: $25
You can make money by posting on Instagram!
Who doesn't already do that??
Well, you could be making money and doing it!
2. Local Fluence
How it works: Become a Local Influencer by creating an account at www.localfluence.com
Browse offers from your Favorite local brands. Tell them which offers you’re interested in promoting by a simple click!
If you are matched they send you local offers
Free Entrée and a drink at The Rising Bun
Free entrée and drink at Costa Vida
Free drink and a cookie at Swig
Free box of cookies at Crumbl Cookies
Then you post about it on social media!
How many of you have taken a picture of your food or your kids eating and posted it?
Well, YOU CAN BE SAVING MONEY!
Plus, you’re supporting your community!
3. Poshmark-US ONLY
How it works: Posh Mark is a digital market place where people can sell new or used clothing, shoes and accessories.
If you haven’t heard of it, now you have!
You can sit in your own home and sell your quality items that have just been sitting around for months!
I have had great experiences and so have my followers on my Instagram account Mamanowwhat
Find high end, quality name brand items for way less than they retail!
Do you have something you could sell? Just a few clicks and you could make a few bucks!
Our referral code is MAMANOWWHAT-
you get $5 and we get $5 after your first purchase!
4. Shutter Stock
How it works: Do you have quality photos that you’ve said “wow this should be in a magazine” well why not try it!
At Shutterstock you can submit your photos or videos and if they get picked up you get paid! What are the chances my photo will earn me money?? Well, Zero if you don’t try!
Anywhere from .25cents to $150!
5. Massive Sway
This one is huge!
So many of my followers on MamaNowWhat have landed $500+ deals with Massive Sway! It does take A little bit of time to get your profile set but the time (15 minutes) it takes you, you will see the return!
How it works: Want to make money from the content you create and work with brands you love? Sign up and make a profile! Get matched with your favorite Brands! Post on social media and earn REAL money!
These are 5 proven ways you can make some extra money!
Yes, these all have to do with social media.
Yes, there is going to be effort on your part.
Will it be worth it?
Are you turned away by the term influencer?
Are you thinking, I don’t have a huge following base this won’t work for me.
YES it will!
I had 175 followers when I started!
I just hit 7,000!
If you already post on social media- you could be making money doing this!
Companies are looking to invest in mico-fluencers! Local companies need YOU!
What are you waiting for?
They want to invest in you!
Let’s start making money!!
If you are apart of any of these programs- let’s us know!
If you try any of these out and make some cash, let Mama know!