So I have always been a bit of an entrepreneur, wanting to find new ways of earning an additional income. When I was a kid I used to charge my parents and brother £1 a cup of tea and their 6th one was free…They used to actually pay it too!
Lets face it regular 9-5’s just about cover rent and bills – what if you like nice things? or need a holiday? or what if there is an emergency? as a Mama there are ALWAYS emergencies.
It’s actually pretty easy to make some extra money when you NEED to. All Mama’s will know when they need to magic money from somewhere miraculously they manage to get it sorted. It’s like we have this additional Super Mama Power where we won’t let our kids starve, go cold or naked.
So I have devised a teeny list of things as a Mama needing to earn some extra pennies you can explore…
- Sell your talent – So if you’re crafty, a good cook, a writer, nail person, MUA – whatever it is look into cashing in on that talent and putting those pretty pennies into your purse while you do what it is that makes you smile.
- Queen of eBay – we all have shite in our cupboard that we don’t know what to do with! and I bet your sister, friend, neighbour has shite in their cupboard they don’t need – you can cash in on that eBay is pretty easy, but theres also deepop, shpock, carboot sales, table top sales…If you don’t have shite in your cupboard and you haven’t Marie Kondo’d your home – buy the book and I guarantee you will have a house full of shite you no longer need! which means more cash in your pocket for stuff you love or bills to pay.
- Cleaning/Ironing – okay so this one isn’t for everyone but if you enjoy ironing or cleaning and have a few hours spare a day advertise your services on the local fb groups, mums groups, local paper shops or tell your neighbours – I guarantee you someone wants their ironing done or their stairs hoovered if it means they don’t have to worry about it after work, gym or whatever…AND you could be earning £12-£15 an hour for it!
- Focus Groups – If you know me you will know I LOVE focus groups! They send out a mass email telling you what they are looking for – you reply with what you have to offer and then they invite you for 60-90mins of chit chat about products you either have or haven’t used AND you get paid CASH in an envelope afterwards! WINNING!!! From my experience they always over book and then on the day they let the overflow go home before the group starts PAID!
- Network Marketing – of course I was going to put this in here! This is the reason why my life has changed. You can get paid instantly from posting on social media and selling these products to your friends. Which is PERFECT for if you need some quick cash for electric or nappies or food or WINE! Theres hundreds of MLMs or Networking companies out there go check them out – they aren’t scams but obviously some are better than others!
Obviously this list isn’t extensive! If there is something you think I should have added let me know!