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Do any SAHMs know of (legitimate) ways to make some extra cash?

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Samantha posted this 18 June 2019

I've been looking for ways to make some extra money from home. Any recommendations?

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Diane posted this 18 June 2019

Not that this is making quick or extra money, but I do use coupons and cash back apps to save money. Ibotta is super convenient (in most ways) and you make cash back on shopping for things that you already need to buy anyways. 

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Bridget posted this 19 June 2019

Check out Lauren Golden's Free Mama Movement - she has a facebook group and a program (that you have to pay for) but free videos on Youtube to teach you how to be a Freelance Virtual Assistant. I've been using Upwork for a little while, too, but it definitely takes a little time to comb through the jobs and find things that are legit. 

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Sasha posted this 20 June 2019

I got into managing social media accounts for small businesses! It took a while to learn how to navigate the whole process, but worth it! I also started freelancing as a content writer for blogs, providing lifestyle and product photography for small companies, etc. 

Good luck!

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Jane posted this 31 July 2019

Check out instacart or Shipt! They are grocery shopping and delivery apps! You can take your baby along with you! 

Janelle posted this 31 July 2019

I know some women who teach English online to students in China. You can teach for a couple of hours a week or almost full time, and it pays pretty well (20-ish dollars per hour). You don't have to be a teacher to do it, but I think you need a college degree. 

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Noelle posted this 05 August 2019

rev.com is a transcribing site that will give you a bit of training. If you pick it up fast and you can type fast, you can make decent money. Also, if you have marketable skills - proofreading, website design, etc - Upwork and Fiverr are great freelance worker sites. 

Lori posted this 05 August 2019

Upwork or Fiverr! 

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Sharon posted this 07 August 2019

Freelancer through Upwork.  Flexjobs has remote job positions that you can apply for. 

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Betty posted this 19 August 2019

I do freelancing work through Upwork and bring home a pretty good paycheck. You get to choose and apply for jobs that suit your writing skills or management skills and pick however much work you want to take on. You have to be patient, especially if you don't have a portfolio already built and you'll just have to build one through jobs that you get. For me, it took about a month to line up constant work and now I take home around $600 or more each week. You can also choose to do less or more depending on how busy your week is going to be as most of the contracts have due dates that end quick or within the same week. Its also a quick turnaround and there are a lot of protection methods that prevent clients from not paying you.

Kassie posted this 23 August 2019

Look into search engine rating work.  I have worked for a company before called Appen and did various tasks for them. It is contracted work, so it is not going to be a forever gig. One job was rating ads that would show up in my Facebook or IG feed. Another company is Lionbridge. I did the same job for them but it was a little less pay.

Susan posted this 23 August 2019


I do freelancing work through Upwork and bring home a pretty good paycheck. You get to choose and apply for jobs that suit your writing skills or management skills and pick however much work you want to take on. You have to be patient, especially if you don't have a portfolio already built and you'll just have to build one through jobs that you get. For me, it took about a month to line up constant work and now I take home around $600 or more each week. You can also choose to do less or more depending on how busy your week is going to be as most of the contracts have due dates that end quick or within the same week. Its also a quick turnaround and there are a lot of protection methods that prevent clients from not paying you.

Ive been wondering about upwork. I am very new to the site. Im on as a priduct analyst and researcher,creative writing,photography. Im really reluctant in some ways because there are so many scams out there. Ive had one successful job thus far,received 5 stars,and i had a scammer,possibly 2 message me. I need to put some sample works together i suppose. Its nice to hear that some people are doing well. I would love to write about health and nutrition. I had one client back out 2 days after proposing a contract to do some amazon research because their client backed out. I had already done all the work,i was in the process of proofing it when i saw the message. She apologized at least. No payment though

Brianne posted this 28 August 2019

I did instacart while I was pregnant. Now that baby is here I am trying to work from home. I have been looking on Upwork for a while as I heard a lot of good things about them. The best tip is to only take on jobs that have verified payment. I also have an Etsy shop, but that is slow going. Good luck ladies! 

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Fina posted this 28 August 2019

Ive used upwork and flexjobs to work from home. But you gotta look through things everyday!

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Sarah posted this 29 August 2019

transcribeme.com is a site where you can listen to an audio file and transcribe it. you get paid by the audio hour, but if you are quick at it, you can make some good money.

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Amanda posted this 30 August 2019

I co-sign Upwork. I just recently discovered it and am so thankful for the opportunity to work from home now!

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Grace posted this 30 August 2019

I've had mom friends who have made a good about selling on Poshmark. 

Ana posted this 31 August 2019

I agree with Upwork. There are some great opportunities on there. I also worked for some companies that allowed remote work. Apple has At-Home Advisors but you have to be on the phones so the kids can't be around. I worked for Conduent for a year and they were great because it was all data entry. There were no phone calls and I could log on and off as I needed for my kids as long as I completed all the hours for the day. Virtual assistants and freelancing is pretty much where it's at.

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Tanya posted this 31 August 2019

Freelancing is the best thing that fits your schedule with your kids. If you're creative, you can do something with design. Or if you're a programmer there are so many remote opportunities. 

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Sarah posted this 09 September 2019

I do a lot of random things. Hobby photography for one- people can't always afford super expensive pictures so if you can get good at it and just charge $25 or so for an hours worth of pictures and do a couple hours a week it adds up. If you are crafty then selling craft items on Etsy  . I have recently started Up Work so I feel I cant give an honesty review yet as I have only done it for a few weeks.

Briana posted this 12 September 2019

VIpKid is where you can teach kids in China English!

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