We haven’t written TOO much about making money from home, though we have covered making money at kids consignment sales, making money by watching ads, making money through spring cleaning, and even making money by renting your car to strangers!
Are you interested in making money from home?
As a work at home mom, I find I spend money on everyone, but myself. So I started doing small crowdsourcing jobs on Mturk.com mostly just taking surveys or writing small articles. I trade in the cash I earn for Amazon.com credit and buy myself the Kindle books that I can’t get quickly at the library. (You know the ones that have 36 holds and only 2 copies. I do about $3.00 per day worth of work and at the end of 10 days I have $30 just to spend on myself.
I also started doing surveys on the Good Thoughts App (you can download it at the Itunes store). Every survey earns me around $1.00 and after $10, I get an Itune gift card. I’ve been downloading all my favorite songs. (Yes, Mumford and Sons- I know, I’m too old to like them). These are the way I give myself little pick me up treats that are just for me. I call them my ‘just for mom treats’.
I discovered Mturk on a Mom board and that led to a freelance writing gig as staff writer for consumerfu.com. Call me late to the party, but I never knew you could earn money writing online.
I have not used MTurk myself, but my blog friend Trent at The Simple Dollar spent an taking on MTurk projects and earned close to minimum wage. He concluded that he would only do it again if he was in a “serious financial pinch.”