One disadvantage of being a SAHM means no personal income.
I know.. the toughest job in the world and no income. Go figure.
But just because there is no income, it shouldn’t deter you from being a SAHM. There are many reasons to stay home with your babies.
You could catch up on all of your favorite t.v. shows.
Or read the books you’ve been dying to read.
You won’t have time for any of those things until you put the babies to bed, and even after you put the kids to bed…mom duties continue: clean the kitchen, pick up stray toys, schedule the day ahead, etc..
It’s the never-ending, most fulfilling job that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Being home with my girls has been a life-changing experience. I’ve learned much about parenthood, myself, my kids, crafts, the importance of research and education, and so on.. But the hardest part for me has been having no personal income. Because who doesn’t like to make money, right?
I tried making money online, but I found that I prefer physical labor over sitting on my buns all day.
So I started brainstorming ways to make money offline.
Some of these even got me a little alone time, which is refreshing for any SAHM.
- Clean houses
Though it sounds simple, it’s different than cleaning your own house. If you’re all about the details, this may be perfect for you.
- Craft & sell
Not only can you sell your crafts online, but you can also sell them in your own driveway, a flea market, a craft fair, or a local small business.
- Garage sale flip
With research and dedication, you can find hidden treasures in the driveways of your neighborhood.
- Babysitting/house sitting/pet sitting
- Home baker
Though I haven’t done this one YET, I am sure your neighbors would love fresh vegetables, or a helping hand in their own garden.
- Running errands
- Dog walking
While I don’t suggest doing this because of the possible dangers, it is a way to make money offline. And if you’re brave enough -and own some pepper spray- I say go for it!
- Food delivery
- Renting out your home/room
- Lawn maintenance
- Make and sell homecoming mums
Since this is seasonal, you could make them in downtime and set them aside for that time of the year.
- Auto maintenance
If you know how to change the oil, put those skills to use mama!