From experience, I know how daunting it is to make the transition from full-time employee to stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). Besides the reduced monthly income, I missed the feeling I felt by contributing to my family’s bank account!

While I have not gotten rich (by any means) through these channels, there are several successful and legitimate opportunities for moms to make money from their home, all while taking care of their kids.

 

Mystery Shopping – given a bad rap by several notorious scams, mystery shopping is often times overlooked by stay-at-home-moms as a viable way to earn some extra dollars.

From experience, I can honestly say that it is possible to make up to $1,000.00 a month by mystery shopping, but it does take time, patience, and planning. Please see my blog post on successful ways to mystery shop.

Here are some credible organizations for which you can shop. Do what feels right to you, and try to shop at places where you like to spend time (and money). It is a lot easier to write and review products that excite you!

Bestmark

Intelli-Shop

Amusement Advantage

 

Dynamic Advantage

 

Operate a Website:

If you love to write, have a product to sell, or simply feel like reviewing items for others to lust over, you can start your own website and monetize it.

While it will take time to gain followers and see your first commission check, tending a website is a dream come true for people who want to write, use their creativity, or simply promote products.

When you decide to start a website, you will need the following vendors to help you out:

A Host, or a company which large servers to run your website. I use (and LOVE) InMotion Hosting!!

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