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Thursday, September 15, 2011


As I sit here thinking about work, and money, jobs, bills, I keep racking my brain, trying to think of something that I can do to make some money.

I know, I know!!! You're thinking, what mommy doesn't?
I realize that, but at the same time, I'm determined to do it.

I refuse to get a job.  I just can't do it. Judge all you want, but I just can't imagine paying someone close to $400 a week to watch my children while I go to work to make $500 a week..

Let's face it, I'm not a professional. I'm not going to go somewhere that I can make enough money to make it worth it.

I'm an Esthetician, and I do have a little home salon, but trying to find time for clients with a 4 and 2 year old is next to impossible.
Lots of people tell me to book appointments at night, but seriously, by the time 6pm hits. I'M DONE!!

I've thought about home daycare.. Can't do it! I can't handle my own kids most days let alone someone else's.
Before and After school only you say?? Yeah right, for $10 a day??? NO THANKS!!!
I'll manage to fit an eyebrow wax in for that money...

The whole blogging thing isn't working out (financially) the way that I would love it to, so that road has been traveled as well..... looking at my followers list, there are 172 of you that I think should be able to help me out.
I need some ideas...
Just throw them at me, no matter how silly they may sound..
I feel like I have thought of everything, but I know that I haven't.

What do you guys do, if anything to make some extra cash?


Lisa said...

Have you considered Tastefully Simple? It's food, which makes it an easy sell, IMO. I love their stuff, I'll even be your first order. :)

Sarah said...

If you find something that works, can you please let me know? I work full time, am a leader for Girl Scouts (which is volunteer) and between running all over for games for football, wrestling and dance practice I am exhausted so have no desire to do another job outside of the house. Uck. But, the extra money would be nice, especially coming into Christmas time!

Amanda Crann said...

Hi Sarah,
I too have been racking my brains trying to figure out a way to be a stay at home mom and be able to survive financially and it seem like people are doing it everyday on here, there are so many people that have sites set up on facebook and use paypal and things and are booming but I just don't know what to do to get the ball rolling but I do know that you are very crafty and if you could find the time to do something like that you would do good but I really think(just my opinion) that you could write a BOOK, you are a very talented writer and I think you could write a very interesting book!! I WOULD BUY IT!!!

RoryBore said...

I second Amanda!
I would totally buy a book that you wrote! You should check out Smashwords (ebooks, etc.) to get an idea of how to get started.

Sadie said...

Since you are an esthetician would you consider branch out into make-up? Weddings, proms, etc? It would just take a few hours on a weekend and maybe trials during the week. You could pick and choose when you work. And, I know you said no home daycare but offering before and after school might be an option. It is only a few hours. Little cost and most home ladies charge $12 to $15 a day per child. If you had to school aged-children that you walked to and from school and fed snack to you could make $150/week.

Shell said...

Can you see if you can team up with someone who hosts at home parties and offer your services during their parties? Or at moms' groups?

I had my sil come do eyebrow waxing at our MOPS group one time. She charged a little less than she usually does, but since she was right there and the ladies didn't have their kids, she was busy the whole time- probably got to almost all the 100 women there.

Me 2 U said...

Have you thought about making 'diaper cakes' or something like that?

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