For most people, paying rent or the mortgage is the biggest payment we make each month. What if I told you, you could lighten your financial obligations by getting one of these side jobs that pay your mortgage? Seriously. These quick start side hustles could easily bring in enough extra cash to cover your mortgage and maybe more.
I once said to someone, “I just do better when I work for myself.” They kind of giggled. Being a Millennial speaking to a Baby Boomer, I could guess the kind of conclusions that were jumped to. No, I don’t think I’m too good for a boss. I don’t think I’m just so special that I know more than everyone else. I mean, when I’m being my own boss I bust my ass to be better. Working for myself makes me work harder. Setting my own personal goals makes me want to reach them. In a work setting, I tended to put my best self on the back burner and just surrender to whatever the boss said. Being my own boss was exhilarating and I made so much more money! The thing is, I don’t know if I would have discovered my capabilities if I wasn’t forced to find a work from home job as a stay at home mom. Here is the rundown of how I created not one, but two money-making incomes while being my own boss as a stay at home mom. (No MLMs involved.)
One of the things I have loved most about writing this blog is all of the awesome ways I have learned to make money. People are side hustling every day to earn extra cash for vacations, paying off debt or just to have spending money. A common side hustle, especially for teachers, is online teaching. Most of these programs have the curriculum all set up. All you have to do is teach it. But what if you could do online tutoring and have a little more control? What if you could tutor kids on the exact subjects you know and love? Now you can!
Word of the Year is a totally new concept to me. Sure, like a decade ago I would pretend to set a resolution knowing I wouldn’t stick to it. It seemed like the second I set a resolution or insisted on living up to a big goal was the same second I totally started panicking. Wayne Dyer once said this about quitting alcohol for 20 years, “If I’d have said to myself 20 years ago, ‘Wayne, you’re going to quit drinking for the next 20 years.’ I would have gone immediately and had a drink. Because it’s just. too. big.” –Man, I gotta start listening to that guy again.
Anywho, I haven’t set an actual resolution for myself in years. But this year, on New Years Eve I decided to pick a Word of the Year. The word I chose was “fear” and I want to share with you a little bit about why.
Having been a stay at home mom for over a decade (yeah, a decade…how is that even possible?) I have managed to find a ton of different ways to earn money. It’s not always easy working around a spouses schedule to try to work a part time job. I have worked early mornings, evenings and even created my own work from home jobs. However, there are a ton of ways to get money as a stay at home mom without getting a job at all! If you are hoping to have more money in your life without working more, I have got 26 ways for you to do exactly that!
Our neighbors caught on really quickly that we love dogs. They have three dogs that charge the fence every day and I always scamper up to them with a smile. On top of that, we always had some new dog in our yard that we’re dog sitting. I have always been happy to help out a friend or family member when they needed a dog sitter because I’m home all day anyway with two dogs and two wild animals I call children. Then one day it happened. The clouds parted and I heard angels sing when my aunt told me about the Rover app that helps dog owners find me to dog sit. This meant I could get more money and more dogs in my life! Because I am always telling people about this new adventure, I wanted to take a moment to share exactly how to be successful with a dog sitting side hustle to earn extra cash. Keep reading and I will answer all of my most frequently asked dog sitting questions.