Are you a stay-at-home mom looking to make some extra income for your family? Maybe you work full-time, but want to accelerate your debt payments. Or maybe you simply want extra money to save, spend or invest. Really, I can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t want to bring in extra income, regardless of their situation.
For me personally, I became a SAHM a little over three years ago right before the birth of my first daughter (I now have two daughters and another on the way!). I was working in finance prior to quitting so I could stay home with our baby. At the time, I remember wanting to just make a few hundred dollars per month. In my mind, I was thinking that could pay our electric bill plus give us some extra spending money.
I had always thought about writing from home, but didn’t really think it would ever happen. I made it known to a few close friends that I would love it if I could do a little bit of work from home. Turns out, one of my best friends at the time was working for a large online women’s website and offered to hire me on a very part-time basis to write for a few sections on the site. My first month, I made $300. By month five, I cleared over $900.
This is one of the biggest parts of becoming a freelancer — your network. Without my friend trusting me and getting my foot in the door, I would have had a harder time landing that first job (though of course, it’s totally possible to start freelancing without knowing anyone…in fact, nowadays it’s relatively easy).
If you are hoping to bring in some extra income each month, keep reading.