Sometimes you just need some extra cash
I am a SAHM. Before my LO was born I worked full-time. When I asked to go part-time, after my maternity leave was up, at my place of employment I was met with a big fat no. To be fair my employer had just done their second round of layoffs the week before I was set to return so the fact they said no to my request did not come as a surprise. Luckily my husband and I had saved and were in a position where I could stay home and take care of our LO.
The thought of not contributing financial to the household still bothered me. Truthfully it still bothers me. So that’s when my couponing and money-saving swung into high gear. I also kept my eye out for any ways that I could bring in some money to help. The below are WFH jobs or task’s I have done/seen and are things that SAHP’s, college student’s, or any one can do to try to make a little extra cash.
These wont bring in big money, but they will bring in a little spending cash every month if you stay on top of them. I currently do survey’s through E-Rewards, and love it. I usually can get enough points to cash out with a $25.00 Amazon gift card every month. It’s not a lot, but enough for me to buy myself something I have wanted.E-Rewards is by invitation only so you will need to sign up for a third-party newsletter such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Express, Game Stop, etc.Another survey site I am a member of, but have seen less success with is Toluna. With Toluna you can do survey’s and sign up to product test new products coming out on the market. There is no guarantee you will be selected, but if you are it is nice. 🙂
There are companies that hire people to work from home doing jobs you probably didn’t even know existed. Haha! Jobs like, Social Media Evaluators and Web Search Evaluators. These people evaluate social and web search ad’s and deem if they match certain criteria. So, when you google something the correct web material shows up in your search results. Cool huh? companies such as Appen.com, leapforce.com, and lionbridge.com hire for those positions. Another place to look for WFH jobs is weworkremotely.com and flexjobs.com.
Other jobs you can do working from home is being a babysitter/nanny. Places like Care.com keep a database of individuals in different areas who are available to either watch your kids from their house or yours. The same can be said for our pets! If you have the ability to be a dog walker or sitterCare.com or Rover.com are great sources to look into. If you are handy at cloth diaper repair you can charge to help those, like me, who are not very good at sewing. You can charge your own fee to replace elastics and repair the diapers.
This is another area where you wont bring in the big bucks. Again, you can bring in enough money a month to go out for dinner or buy your self something nice. Coupon apps like, mobisave, Ibotta, Checkout 51, Saving star,and Shopmium all provide you cash back on grocery, personal, liquor (Ibotta and Checkout 51), and other items. All you have to do is select the item in the app, purchase it, scan the bar code or just take a picture of your receipt. Most apps require you to reach $20.00 before you can cash out.
You can also check out my post regarding my experience working for Appen.com here. Voila! You just made some extra cash. 🙂