Making a home run smoothly with one income is hard to do, regardless if you’re a stay at home mom, dad, or otherwise. If you have kids, the financial demands on a household can be overwhelming. Traditionally it’s the mother that has stayed at home in the past, but we’re starting to see a much more diverse family dynamic in recent years. However, those who are staying at home are not necessarily there out of choice. As of July last year 7.9 million people had lost their jobs in America alone, as CNN reported. Many jobs still aren’t available, which has prompted a lot of spouses to focus their attentions on the home front. Living with a reduced income is tough, but there are some easy ways spouses can contribute financially to their home.
Create a Review Blog:
Starting a blog is pretty simple and you don’t have to know much about the internet to put in your daily thoughts. In fact you don’t even have to make it that personal. You can just review products, this is one of the best ways to go. You’ve probably noticed that there’s a ton of reviews on blogs for products. There are a lot of marketing companies that will pay people good money to review their products for them. Reviewers can also earn a commission from any sales that are generated from consumers being directed by the review.
If you’re decent at all with grammar and syntax, consider doing a little freelance writing for sites like Elance or oDesk. Websites, blogs, and businesses are always looking for content whether it’s online or off. You don’t need any initial investment. You just need a computer with a writing program. In many cases you can simply work from home and get paid per article you write. It’s not very hard and it may even turn into a full-time/stay-at-home job that can bring in a sizable income.
Sell Your Junk:
This is a super easy way to clear your house from clutter you’ve got lying around and build some helpful funds in the process. We’ve all got too much stuff in our house that we just don’t need, which has begun to trickle from its hiding space in the attic or basement. In some cases you have to rent a storage unit from places like StorageMart to deal with the limited space. Use sites, like Craigslist.org or eBay, to sell anything you no longer use. You could simply have a garage sale, but this isn’t likely to have the desired return given that your exposure is limited to a specific area.
Seeing your household struggle everyday with spending or saving every little penny can be stressful. Most household issues stem primarily from monetary concerns but this doesn’t have to be the case. There are a ton of ways that anyone can make money using the Internet in the comfort of their own home because for many, working from home isn’t a matter of convienence. It’s a matter of necessity.