I have tried almost all of these ventures myself, so I know they work. Even if I haven’t, I know people that have had success with the methods I am going to share below! Good luck!
10 Best Online Income Opportunities for Moms
Starting a blog is a great way to earn income online. Even if you only have time to work on it a few hours a week, you can start to earn with ads, sponsored posts, or affiliate marketing. Starting a blog isn’t difficult at all, and it takes less than $50 to get started for your first year!
2. Virtual Assistant
There are many in-demand VA services that bloggers and website owners need completed. This may include pitching for blogger campaigns, creating Pinterest images, scheduling posts via Tailwind, managing social media accounts, or replying to emails.
You do need to be familiar with various social media tools and blogging programs in order to be a successful VA. However, you don’t need your own blog or any presence in order to make money as a VA!
3. Freelance Writing
This may be one of the best online income opportunities for moms if you are just getting started online. If you can write a 500-word article on a popular topic, you can sell the article for money! Many writers start out at $20 or more per article. Writing just 2 a day would be a great side income. This is actually how I made my first $1000 online, back in 2007.
If you want to start a freelance writing business, the only thing you really need is a website. It’s a good idea to start a blog, so you can house all of your writing samples for potential clients to see in one place.
4. Etsy Seller
If you enjoy crafting and creating handmade items, consider opening an Etsy store. It’s possible for moms to earn $1000’s per month selling on this platform. Popular examples of items that sell well on Etsy include personalized t-shirts, jewelry, and digital items like printables and invitations.
Related Reading: 10 Etsy Shop Tips
5. eBay Seller
Over the years, I have made quite a bit of money selling on eBay. It’s mostly been children’s clothing and baby items, but you can sell virtually anything you want on there. I know a couple of people that have made it big buying at yard sales and flea markets and reselling items for a profit on eBay. You could also act as a middleman for your family and friends, selling things for a small cut of the profits.
6. Affiliate marketing
I started to lump affiliate marketing in the blogging category, but this online income opportunity doesn’t require a blog to get started. With affiliate marketing, you sign up for networks and promote products on the seller’s behalf, earning a commission if a sale is made through your special links.
These links can be promoted on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media websites. You could also promote affiliate products to an email list without having a blog. Once you are ready to start with affiliate marketing, I recommend you begin with Amazon Associates. You can also sign up for programs through Share-A-Sale.
If you want to ramp up your affiliate marketing strategy, I recommend you look into Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. It’s the most comprehensive course I have found for newbies and intermediate online income moms!
7. Online Tutor
Have an education degree? You can become an online tutor to stay home and make money. There are many programs on the internet that parents can use to get the help with subjects their children are struggling with. These websites hire work at home freelancers or employees to cut down on costs and make it more convenient for their customers.
8. Kindle Publishing
Another one of the best online income opportunities for moms in 2017 that deals with writing is publishing ebooks on the Amazon Kindle platform. This is free to do, and you earn 35% or 70% royalties (depending on the price of your book). I have experimented with Kindle publishing in the past and was able to earn over $5000 in one year from it. That may not seem like a lot, but imagine if I had gotten more serious with it!
9. PLR seller
Yet another writing opportunity! PLR stands for private label rights, and it is content that you create once and sell over and over again. The trick is to price it low so that marketers and bloggers will grab your products and repurpose them for their own online businesses.
Tiffany Lambert is my unofficial mentor when it comes to PLR sales. She easily makes four- (and sometimes five) figures each month with her PLR store.
10. Direct Sales
Even though direct sales is all about selling physical products, you can do it solely online if you wish. Take LuLaRoe, for example. That may be the most popular direct sales venture on the internet right now. The LLR craze is going on full force in 2017, and sellers are really seeing it with their online income rising!
Many consultants have Facebook groups in which they run sales and deals inside. They may also host Facebook chats/parties every now and then to drum up new business. They then ship out the items once sales are made, so the only time they have to leave the home is to head to the post office!
Online Income Resources
Ready to start or grow your online income? Here are my most recommended ebooks and courses:
- Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: Perfect for those that want to increase their affiliate earnings. You will learn the techniques from Michelle of Making Sense of Cents, who earns over $50,000 in affiliate marketing with her blog!
- From 17K to 350K+ Page Views in 9 Months: Lena Gott uncovers the 17 ways she grew her blog from 17K to 350K+ monthly page views in just 9 months!
- How to Start Blogging for Less than $50!: If you are completely new, read my step-by-step blogging tutorial to get started!
Which of the best online income opportunities for moms have you tried? Any that you plan to add in 2017?