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4 Major Ways Mothers Can Increase Their Earning Potentials

As a mother, it’s sometimes hard to find ways to make extra money to support the family. You have to take care of the kids and make sure all of the things are taken care of in the house. There are a few careers and side jobs that you might want to consider even if you only want to work part-time to make a little extra money.

Selling Online

One of the easiest ways to make money as a mother who stays at home a lot of the time is to sell items online through sites like Amazon. It’s easy to set up an account with most sites. You can take pictures of the items in the home that you no longer need before posting them online or even get items that you find on clearance, selling them for a little more than you pay to make money. It’s easy to track the items that you have sold and read reviews from customers so that you can improve your business.


From working at home with insurance accounts or medical coding, to enrolling in a master’s degree in nursing (online MSN program), working in healthcare has several advantages. You can work in an office, hospital or in someone’s home as an aide. You’ll find that this field of work is flexible with schedules and offers benefits that include health insurance and vacation pay.


There are several sites online where you can write articles for companies. You could even start a blog or write blogs for others. You don’t have to be an expert to write for companies. Most articles already have a topic for you to write about so that you don’t have to worry with coming up with the subject. All you have to do is develop the content.


If you know how to decorate or even bake, then you can easily make money as a mother. Start looking at your talents, whether that means making diaper cakes, making cupcakes or creating items that others would buy for the home. Make a few items to begin with, selling them online to see if there is an interest. If you find that it’s easy to sell your items, then you can try selling larger orders at craft fairs or taking orders online that are delivered.

Being a mother is a job in itself. However, you might need to make a little extra money for clothing for the kids or even food and gas. It might take a bit of discovery, but you will likely be able to find a job that you can do from home or that works with your schedule.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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