Easy Ways to Make Extra Money as a Mom

Simple ideas for Moms to make some extra cash

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. Here are some easy ways to make extra money as a Mom.

Simple ideas for Moms to make some extra cash

Facebook Garage Sales

(Think of this as the easy Ebay!)
I started about 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 doormat, 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

Kids Consignment:

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)

 

Resale Shops.

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)

E-bates.E-bates

 
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

Walmart savings Catcher 

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!

Babysitting/Dog Walking

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 kids. I’ve made a few extra dollars here and there. Some working parents have to work through the entire summer and need help with their kids when school is in session. If they are close to your kids ages then it’s pretty easy to watch a few extra for some money.
Pros: easy money
Cons: Takes some time to advertise and/or build a good reputation.

 

Simple Ways for Moms to Make some Extra Cash

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?

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March 11, 2015
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8 Comments

  • Reply workingonworkingmom

    This is a great resource! I've never thought about selling anything on Facebook, it sounds like a great idea though. We are definitely going to try this at my house! We have so much extra stuff in this house that could really earn us some money.

    March 16, 2015 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Hannah Rinaldi

    Thanks for adding this to the Share the Wealth Sunday link up! I absolutely love this post. Such great ideas!

    March 23, 2015 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Evelyn

    Great ideas! I found you through the Share the Wealth link up, and I'm glad I did. I look forward to reading more!

    March 23, 2015 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Savannah

    I am in a direct sales/home party company as supplement income to our family. It brings in over $500 a month and I am only involved 3 or 4 nights a week! It's also such a great way to have mommy time or a ladies night out!

    March 30, 2015 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Non Toy Gifts

    Interesting ideas! Didn't know about the Facebook groups.

    May 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm
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