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Making Being a Stay at Home Parent Pay

Being a stay-at-home parent may seem like a full-time job, but it doesn’t pay like one. In fact, you have to shell out for the privilege of spending time with your kids during the week. Sometimes the cost of childcare can be astronomical and being a stay at home Dad or Mum is the only option. But thanks to the modern economy, there are now numerous ways for parents to stay at home, spend time with the kids and get some pretty serious income to boot. You can make cash while your children are at the play centre, in bed and out at the park. Check out all of these ideas for getting money as a stay-at-home parent. Blog Your Way To Success Starting up your own blog is an excellent way to earn a bit of money. Thanks to Google Adsense and sponsored advertising in general, making money by sharing your expertise has never been easier. There are challenges, however. As a blogger, you’ll be expected to update content throughout the year, especially on days when most people typically take time off work (since this is when they have the greatest opportunity to indulge their interests). You’ll also have to be able to communicate with fans no matter where you are, which might mean looking into buying laptops on finance or getting familiar with a tablet computer. But the return that you can expect in terms of events and opportunities can vast outway any outlay. Remember, choose something to blog about that is interesting to you. People can smell a phoney blog from a million miles away because the depth of content just isn’t there to pique their interest. What could you blog about? Tech? Computers? Travel? Your love of model railways? Set Up An Online Store Setting up an online shop used to be an ordeal. When Amazon got started in the 1990s, it had to build all the infrastructure from scratch. Now anybody with a bit of money in the bank and access to a computer can set up their own shop and start selling online. Thousands of people now make part-time and full-time incomes from their ecommerce businesses. There are many platforms to choose from, including Zazzle, CafePress, Amazon and Ebay. Post Jobs On Craigslist/Gumtree Craigslist and Gumtree are great places for businesses to advertise what it is that they are doing. But it’s also a great place for dads at a loose end at home to offer their services for money. You could offer to do local jobs in an area in which you have prior experience and skill, like landscaping or gardening. And you could time your trips out of the house to coincide with when the kids go out. Also have a look on your local Facebook groups if you have a hidden talent! Listen To Music And Earn Cash Are you a big music lover? Well, if you are, then you’re in luck. There’s a site called Slicethepie. It’s somewhere unsigned artists and bands go to get their music heard. Part of the service involves writing reviews and giving feedback. Just 5 to 10 minutes work a day can rack up a paycheck of £50 a month for the most trusted reviewers. Of course, there are plenty of other ways to make money while you’re at home, including selling your stuff. Keep an open mind, though: there are lots of new opportunities out there in the land of the internet. Just don’t forget the children 🙂]]>

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