Life is expensive, right? As a Mom, it’s hard to make extra money sometimes, especially if you are a Stay at Home Mommy. It seems like we are always invited to attend fun play dates or activities that cost money. I’m going to share a few ways I have made some extra money that are (mostly) easy.
Facebook Garage Sales! (Think of this as the easy Ebay!)
I was first introduced 2 years ago and I’m hooked! There are so many (especially if you live near a big city) There are furniture groups and tons of kids groups. I made pretty good money selling on these. I never had anything selling more for $20. I never had anyone not pay. On Facebook search for groups near you. This has been my most lucrative way to make easy money. I went around my house and sold stuff we didn’t need or stuff we didn’t use.
Pros: Little to no prep, easy money under your door mat, get rid of unused things
Cons: You have to been tied to your phone or computer to get notifications, sometimes people are no-shows and you have to start over again
Similar to Facebook groups but a lot more prep work ahead of time! Since I live in DFW, there are several big sales a year I can sign up and sell my stuff. Most of these larger sales you enter your items on the computer and price it yourself.
Pros: Nice money (via check) when the sale is over
Cons: Takes a LOT of prep work ahead of time (pricing, entering items, tagging, drop off/pick up)
Kids or Adult Resale shops do exist, but they are fewer around these days. (Kid to Kid or Once Upon a Child) I’ve sold periodically to a Women’s Resale and Kids. Most want in-season clothes only.
Pros: Usually instant cash or store credit
Cons: Most stores are very picky on brands and sizes (for kids)
I haven’t made a ton of money from this but a little here and there. It’s great for someone that shops online frequently. Since most stores I need are just a few minutes away, I’m not a big online shopper. I’ve made a few dollars here and there (mostly around Christmas) when I do order online.
Pros: easy to use, they send you a check They do offer a referral program: Click here to see. You could refer people and earn some money too.
Cons: You have to reach a certain amount before they send you a check
I’ve blogged about this before. It’s the easiest thing to use. It does involve shopping at Walmart! I usually do our neighborhood Walmart a few times a month. With my savings Catcher app, I scan my receipts after shopping. The app does all the work looking for lower prices! You get the difference back (any savings found) on a Walmart gift card. Read more here
Pros: Very easy to use, instant savings on a Walmart card, no clipping coupons
Cons: It’s easy to forget to scan in your receipt! Plus, some people HATE Walmart!Pet/Babysitting
In the summer time when I’m on summer break with my kids I usually advertise on our local neighborhood site that I pet set and or babysit. I’ve made a few extra dollars here and there.
Pros: easy money
Cons: Takes some time to advertise and/or build a good reputation.
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I know a lot of you might do surveys. I’ve never found the benefits to these. I might have done the wrong ones before! It seems they are time consuming and I’ve never made anything.What do you do to make some extra money?