Stay at Home Mum and Making Money

Wondering how to make money as a stay at home mum? I was too. And I was determined to find a way to. You see, before my kids came along I worked full time in an office and earned a healthy salary. As did my husband (he still does). That means we went from two incomes down to one almost instantly.

Our plan was always for me to stay home with the kids until they go to school unless I really wanted to go back to work which was quite likely to happen as I loved working. Basically, so long as our finances allowed, I was going to remain a stay at home mum.

Now I don’t need, or even want to go back to work in a regular job, as I’ve discovered some easy ways to make money from home that work for my family.

So let’s get started and lay some out for you!

Online Surveys

I’ve been taking paid surveys since way before I had kids, but now I have a more tactical approach to online survey sites. I use two sites regularly: Opinion World and Toluna.

These are legit survey sites and both pay cash (via Paypal) or gift cards. Each morning I log in to my survey dashboard for these sites and see what surveys are available. I try to complete them immediately as they are not always available when I log in later in the day.

Focus groups

Focus groups are another easy way for mums to make extra cash.
The best thing is they are often run in the early evening so I feel like I get a bit of a night out (is that sad?!?! – haha) while getting paid and eating their food (a lot of the focus groups are catered) and don’t have to worry about babysitting because their dad is home from work.

I earn anything from $80 to $150 a month from focus groups. I’m registered with almost every panel in my city.

Online Gambling

Making money online comes down to game selection and having clear expectations of what you’re doing. I gamble usually once a week, taking a little risk to win big. The opportunities are huge, and there are millions and millions to be made if you look in the right spots. Luckily, there are many free and new casino no deposit bonus offers around, so I grab free bets. You can’t withdraw the free bet, but you can keep any winnings from it. If you are clever, you can hedge your bets and whatever the outcome withdraws most of the free bet.


Blogging is how I make the bulk of my income these days. I started a blog back when I was doing remote admin work and making most of my income from that.

As my blog income grew, I scaled back on the admin work and focused on growing my online businesses. Blogging is something I’m really passionate about as it’s given me the option of not needing to go back to work, and if my income keeps growing, my husband will be able to give up his job and help me in the business.

Data entry

Data entry work consists of repetitive typing and requires extreme accuracy. It’s also frequently available at nights and weekends and can be a great work from home job for stay at home mums.

Data entry jobs can be found in loads of industries. You’ll find hundreds of opportunities in Seek.

Teach English online

Teaching English online is a great way to make money as a stay at home mum. You can earn up to $21USD per 40-minute lesson and work as much as suits you.

During the week, lessons are mainly at night so you’ll need to be a night owl for this job but it might suit you if your kids sleep through the night. On the weekend lessons run all day long so you could make more money then.

You’ll need to be a native English speaker with a bachelor’s degree in any field and some teaching experience.

Brenda Kimble

Brenda Kimble is an entrepreneur and mother of 2 daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family.

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