30 Ways To Make Extra Money

I’ve been talking about how to make money at home since my kiddos were in diapers.

Around the time I started my entrepreneurial journey, I had two babies, a new husband, and an assistant secretary job at a local hospital where I was barely making ends meet.

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Then a couple of years ago, I really got serious about finding more ways to make extra money.

Making extra money can change your family’s lifestyle and livelihood that will give you the freedom to:

  • Pay off those credit card bills
  • Pay off your car note
  • Help you build up your emergency fund
  • Purchase a new home
  • Take regular family vacations
  • Pay off those student loans and so much more

If you are wondering “How to make extra money?” then let’s get this party started.

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Start A Side Business — 30 Ways to Make Extra Money

Starting a business can be an easy way to make extra money especially when you are doing something you love.

  1. Start your business today. While I was working as an administrative assistant, I started my business on the side and started generating income right away selling my diaper cakes. This is how I started making money from home. You can grab best tools to starting your business here.  You can start your business for under $100 bucks and I show you how to get started with your business in my FREE  7-Day Business startup mini course below:

2. Babysit. You can babysit your neighbor’s kids or family member. I recommend you try care.com because when my children were smaller, we would get babysitters from them. They do background checks on all their employees.

3. Drive for Uber. You can get paid to be like a taxi cab for people. Why not earn extra money just taking people to their destination. Get signed up with Uber here!

4. Have yard sales. Any gently or unused items lying around your house. You can check your local papers. Sometimes they have neighborhood garage and yard sales.

5. Have a bake sale. If you love to cook, sell your pies and cookies.

6. Teach online. You can sign up at VIPKid.com  You can teach for 7 hours or so twice per week or as many hours as you like.

7. Teach at your local community college. If you have a degree in a certain field, put your degree to work.

8. Clean houses. Believe it or not, you will be surprised at how much other moms just need a break. You can sign up at care.com and find homes that need to be cleaned and some of them start at $25/hour. So if you do maybe 3 hours at 4 hours that’s an extra $300 that you can add to your savings account. This is one of the easiest ways to make money from home!

9. Pet sit. Do you love animals? House sit your neighbor’s pets while they are out of town. You can find jobs at care.com and pick the one that’s right for you.

10. Do hair on the side. Do you love doing hair? braiding, relaxers, etc. Get paid for your talents. I remember growing up as a kid, my friends, and mama used to pay me to do their hair. I use to bring in about $200 every month.

11. Turn your skills into cash. Teach others what you know (workshops, online or live) Use a site like anymeeting.com, zoom.us.

12. Web designer. Love designing websites? make extra money doing that. You can sell your services on a site called Fiverr.com and start earning money right away once your account is approved. I must admit, I have used fiverr.com for years in my business.

13. Rent out a spare bedroom. Have extra room, rent out a room for a college student. You can list an ad on Craigslist about the room that you have for rent. Post it and check back. We have bought furniture and just about everything off of craigslist and have sold a ton of stuff as well.

14. Detail & wash cars. I don’t know about you, but I will gladly pay $20 bucks to wash my jeep.

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15. Work a call center job at home. I have worked with several companies in the past. You can find out the top work at home jobs here.

16. Work at fast food restaurants. Places like Wendys, McDonald’s, and Burger kings are always hiring.

17. A part-time job at retail stores.  Jcpenneys, Target, and Ross are some to name a few.

18. Home Nurses Aide. You can check Care.com and your local area for places hiring CNAs and personal aides. You can find all types of jobs via this site. Babysitting, pet sitting, housecleaning and so much more.

19. Makeup Artist. If you love makeup, you can teach makeup tutorials/workshops, or you can work in stores like Ulta, Nordstrom, and Mac cosmetics.

20. Event planner. Love and have an eye for details? Host parties and plan weddings.

21. Clip and teach people how to coupon. If you love to coupon and know it really well, teach classes and you can even get paid to shop for other people. If you are new to couponing, grab my Extreme couponing course here!

22. Shop online through ebates. Since you are already shopping online, gain some cash back. you can sign up via my affiliate link here!

23. My Resources page. You can always check out my resource page with all my favorite tools and sites that I love to use in my business and life.

5 Ways To Avoid WAHJob Scams

I have seen my fair share of scams throughout my journey as a work at home mom! I was so eager to make money at home that I was trying any and all things. I mean I have some horror stories for you, but just for another day.  I wanted to warn you about some of the things to avoid when starting your journey as a work at home mama. Now, this journey can be great but you just have to take all necessary precautions at any cost! So, grab a glass of wine and come on a journey with me!

Working at home can be a blast! More freedom, more time with your kiddos and all sorts of entertaining. But if you don’t avoid these scams, it can be a night mare!

5 Ways To Avoid WAHJob Scams

  • Asking for your personal information: If any company is asking you for money and your personal banking information. That right there is a red flag. I can’t tell you how many times I fell for this one trick. Some of these people can sound so convincing.
  • Verify the company. One great place I always check is the Better Business Bureau (BBB+). Google them to find out about previous customers and their experiences.
  • Sending you interview via chats: I mean that one right there, really. You can’t schedule a phone interview? Please be aware of this
  • Check their website: If there is no obvious sign of any kind of website or social media profile, I wouldn’t even bother.
  • No contact information: You can’t find a phone number or email (legitimate), there there is another red flag.

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QUESTION: Have you encountered any scams and how did you recover?

Love & Prosperity,


Achieve Your Goals With Motivational Soundtracks

Much like any great movie, music plays a vital role in your pursuit of success. When you set a goal for yourself, music can help you achieve it. Whether you listen while you work out or just work, certain songs can get you pumped up and ready for whatever challenge you may face.


nicki manaj Achiving Your Goals With A Motivational Sound trackOf course, musical tastes vary and your own individual playlist will be different from someone else’s, but there are a few styles of music that are staples in the motivational music scene.

80’s Montage Music: These songs are prime choices when creating a motivational soundtrack. The prime  example of this is the soundtrack to the Rocky series. That main theme has been used in many a montage and it’s still applicable in many real world situations. That’s just the beginning. You also have songs like Europe’s The Final Countdown as well as Joe Esposito’s You’re the Best Around as options. The latter is most famous for its use at the end of The Karate Kid, where it plays while Daniel makes his way to the finals.


When it comes to motivation, few songs are better suited than You’re the Best Around. This song will give you the energy and confidence you need for success. It’s so affirming that a confidence boost comes even as you read the title! Another great one is Roar by Katy Perry and really one of my all time favorites. One that I love to work out to is “I gotta feeling” by Black Eyed Peas and “Annaconda” by Nicki Manaj. Love it love it, love it.


Movie Soundtracks


This overlaps with the aforementioned genre, but there are quite a few movie scores that can have a positive effect on you.


You can’t go wrong with John Williams’ now classic Superman theme. Much like the hero himself, this tune gives you the positive energy you need to focus on your goals. It helps you believe that you’re capable of great things, and that’s the exact sentiment you want to feel in the music for your soundtrack.


Oldies and Classic Rock: Try adding a few tracks from the golden days to your playlist. Whether you’re a Beatles or Elvis fan, oldies have a positive energy to them. You’ll just feel good listening to them! It’s the same with classic rock. After listening to a song like Rush’s The Spirit of Radio, you just may feel better and energized. You can then transfer that positive energy and emotion into whatever your endeavor may be.


Epic Music: These are the type of songs you find in movie trailers. Songs like Nightwish’s Ghost Love Score or E.S. Posthumus’ Pompeii make great background music while also filling you with a sense of excitement and anticipation. Just hearing the song can be an awe-inspiring experience and that’s great when you want to elicit the same reaction from others.


Music is a major part of anyone’s life. It has an impact on us that’s hard to define, but impossible to ignore. While it’s not the only factor in improving your life, whether it’s getting in shape, impressing the boss with hard work, or boosting your own self-confidence, it’s a definite asset to your efforts.Try listening to these songs and others to create a motivational playlist that can spur you on to success!

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3 Ways To Get Things Done With Your Children

Moms, I know sometimes it might feel like you want to pull all your hair out. You are always busy and it just doesn’t seem like it’s enough time in the day to get every thing done on your to do list.  Does any of this sounds familiar? You are running after toddlers most of the day, changing diapers and still in the midst of all this, you are trying to start your own business.

I did a video on this very thing and I share a few ways that you can began to get organized and get a lot more done around the house even with the little ones.  Watch the video below and leave me a comment below:



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Making Money Through Your Online Store

It is easy to make money online when you open an online store just sell through the more trusted websites. Online shopping is becoming a mainstay of American commerce and more people are comfortable with making purchases from Internet stores. If you have something that you are passionate about selling, consider opening an online store. I will share with you a few tips on getting started.

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1) Do some research online and check out your potential competition.If you have a business idea in mind, it is worth the time and effort to see what else is being sold in your category of products. If you have no idea what you want to sell, you’ll also want to head online to search out what would be most profitable to sell.


2) Choose your niche: When you make the selection of what you are going to sell, remember to think “niche.” A niche is a small category of products that meet the needs of a specific group of people. Your online store shouldn’t have a “Wal-mart” approach where there is a little bit of everything for everyone. Online commerce is all about small categories of interest. There are so many things to choose from, you have more success when you cater to a small and specific group of people.

  • The best place to start with finding a niche is thinking about your own interests. In my course: Client Attraction, I show you how to find your ideal client. When you sell to a niche that you know well, you are more likely to know what products will be of interest to those people. You can sell to your clientele based on your own experience.

  • Many Wahms start an online store because they have homemade products to offer. One example is handmade baby clothes and cloth diapers. Many Wahms have found success with putting their sewing skills to work and selling their wares online. You can make money online easily when you gain clarity about what you enjoy doing. Other popular handmade online stores include bath and body products, candles and gift baskets.
  • This does not mean that you can’t have online store success if you don’t make your own products. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of Wahms who have success by opening stores stocked with store-bought inventory.

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3) What products are in demand: Whatever your choice, whether handmade or store bought, there are many options for hosting your online store. These options depend on how comfortable you are with web design. Many companies, like Yahoo, offer store websites that are very user-friendly and simple to set up. They can cost anywhere from $30 to $200 per month for the storefront services. Many Wahms also find success with eBay stores, which allow them to sell in auctions or in a fixed price format. I recommend you search Amazon


4) Look at all of your options before you choose your online store hosting. Remember that the quality of your hosting will reflect the quality of your business. The last thing you need is your entire website going down due to cheap hosting. The best choice is to find a reputable host that will provide you with a storefront and host for a reasonable price. Don’t try to pinch pennies on this aspect of your business. You could end up out of business in no time.

  • Once you’ve found a place to host your store, you’ll need to drive internet traffic to the store. One of the easiest ways is to trade banners with other Wahm online stores. Many Wahms support each other in their online efforts. This form of networking is a great way to introduce your products to customers who already look to support Wahms. You can also advertise using pay per click advertising and work on your website so that it increases in page ranking for certain search terms.
  • Keep your customers coming back with an easy to navigate website, simple ordering techniques and good customer service. Even though most of your business will be done online, it’s a good idea to get a business phone line and put that number on your website. This way customers can feel confident in purchasing from you because they know they can speak to a real person if there is a problem with their order.

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If you follow these tips you will be successful selling online no matter what type of online store that you open. I hope these tips help you make a better decision when choosing to sell online.  Please share this with your friends and family! If you need more ways to make money from homevisit our store!

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