As a mom, you likely have a lot of routines in your day.
For instance, getting the children to school, laundry, cleaning, cooking, and all the things you do to keep your family moving forward likely depend on routines you have put in place.
Routine is often the best way to help you get things done, and many people thrive on it. You can manage expectations, know what to do and when to do it, and when it comes to the neverending to-do list, you know you can tick things off at the end of the day.
However, your routine could be so much more. In fact, you could even use it to make money.
If you are a stay-at-home mom, the one thing you may not be doing right now is adding to the family income. That is fine! But if you feel like you would want to contribute in some way, then you may be wondering how you could do it?
The answer may lie in your day-to-day routine. If you are not averse to trying new things, or even use the internet and put yourself out there, then your routine could be a great way to make you some extra money.
Here are some ways you could use your stay at home mom routine to make money.
We all have to clean, so why not try and make some money from it? Here are some of the options you could consider.
An Instagram page
Setting up an Instagram page is one of the best ways you could potentially earn an income.
More brands want “real” people to review their products and share their views. Cleaning is huge on Instagram right now.
Many people will watch people shine their sinks, clean their floors and share the products they use and the princesses they swear by. So if you think your cleaning is up to scratch, why not share it on Instagram?
You will need to build up an audience and engage following, which you can do by being yourself. But once you do, you may find that cleaning companies want to feature their products on your page.
This is where you can charge for advertising and sponsored content.
YouTube is another way you could share your cleaning routines, hacks, and products that you use.
This will be done in video format and will likely last longer than any video content you might create on Instagram.
Not only do you have the chance to work with brands, but you could also earn money from the YouTube advertising option that you can opt-in for.
Last of all, if you have a flair for the written word, then why not try a blog instead.
Instead of videoing or taking pictures, you most likely will write an article based on your experiences.
A blog is not a quick way to make money, but it does come with the potential for some huge payouts. In fact, many bloggers make thousands of dollars per month.
If you can pinpoint ways to help people solve their problems using their blog, you’ll be in a good position to be successful and make money.
Day-to-Day Mom Life
Many moms love to follow others who share their day-to-day mom life. Moms love to find other people who they feel are relatable.
By sharing your day-to-day activities, you might be able to reach out to other moms who are perhaps struggling or want to feel validated in the way they might be feeling.
Share your daily routines in the following ways:
Again using Instagram is one of the easiest ways you can do this. Instagram stories are a great way to share an insight into your day.
You can share microblogs about your day, what you have done and how you have done it.
As you develop an engaged audience, you may start working with lifestyle or parenting brands that may want to pay you to advertise products and services.
YouTube “days in the life” videos
An extension from Instagram would be to use YouTube again.
Many parents share videos called “day in the life,” and they are called vlogs. These videos will showcase your life as a mom and enable you to share different aspects of your day. Doing so can lead to business deals and working with brands, and relating to other moms.
Everyone loves a hack, don’t they? A hack to make things easier, save time, energy, and money will always be interesting.
So if you have a fair few of your own, share them online as you do them. Doing so could lead to brand work in the future.
You could share your hacks through social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or Snapchat. It is all about building an audience, and if they know what to expect from your account, you are likely to reach out to others as you are sharing your videos or written hacks.
This could then lead to you sharing products and services that would work alongside a hack you share. Such as a kitchen device or a particular product you use regularly.
Another way to share hacks is to create a blog.
Many people will search out hacks for different things, so having a blog full of ideas may help your blog be seen by people that want to read what you have to say.
Once you have built up your blog, you may find that it could lead to other factors where making money is a real possibility. With blogs, people have gone on to earn huge figures simply by having a niche and passion for something and sharing it with others.
The Family Budget
Finally, why not consider sharing your tips and tricks regarding the family budget. Everyone wants the opportunity to save money and make money.
Besides that, you could also utilize your time to make some extra money in other ways. Here are a few to consider.
Selling unwanted things online
We all have unwanted things in our homes, and so while you go about your day, why not try and sell some of the things you no longer need? This could be done using selling platforms like eBay, Vinted, and Facebook Markeplace. Declutter your home and makie money in the process. What’s not to love?
Sharing tips online through social media
Like with all of the other suggestions, people are always looking for advice, especially when making or saving money. So sharing your tips and tricks through social media platforms or on a blog could be a great way to do that. After a while, this could lead to business deals and brand work.
Printables to help others
Finally, why not think about creating printables to sell?
You may have created your budget spreadsheet, a planner that includes everything from food shopping to your to-do list, or even a printable that helps with organization like meal planning, fridge, and freezer inventory.
These things are all useful in helping you save money. Selling what works for you could bring in some extra income each month, and it is likely to be a passive income.
So there you have it. Could you turn your regular mom routine into an opportunity to make some money? Try one of these ideas and see if you can make extra money with your stay at home routine.