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Guest Article By: Courtney Donner

Stay-at-home moms have always turned simple ideas into ways of earning extra money while they stay home and take care of their family. The industry has grown a bit more sophisticated with the use of the computer—but mom has always been able to make a job for herself at home.

Sewing, Knitting, and Crochet

Sewing, knitting and crochet are perhaps some of the most obvious work-from-home opportunities for stay-at-home moms—but with the use of spectacular new computerized sewing machines, they have all become wonderful ways to make money from home. Some women have full-sized rooms in their homes filled with nothing but sewing equipment.


Catering is a great way to earn money from home. Moms with specialties can cook cakes or other items for parties or weddings. Let's face the facts—not everyone can cook, and if you have a friend that can, you try to talk her into helping you out. If you do not know the best mom-cook in your neighborhood, take note of where kids gather around lunchtime. Kids always know where to find great food.

Real Estate Blogger

If you enjoy writing of any kind, then you will enjoy real estate blogging. Most moms know something about homes, home decor and the fixtures that go into them. Moms know what they want in a home, and they generally know at least a little (if not quite a bit) about the real estate market. So, being similar with the market's pulse, a stay-at-home mom makes a great voice for the real estate blogosphere.

Surveys for Pay

Surveys for pay offer financial reimbursement or points for benefits for answering marketing research surveys. Taking about fifteen minutes or less of your time, you can easily earn some money on the internet.


Creating lovely things has been both a hobby and a way of making money from home for centuries. Wood working, stationary, pottery, candles and soap-making are all things that can create wonderful products while also earning some income for stay-at-home moms.

Affiliate Programs

Become an affiliate, and sell products for other companies from home. There is no storage on your part—the products are shipped straight from the company, and you earn a percentage of the sale. The method is simple, and you work the leads on your computer.

Many people do these things simply in order to do what they love—and then, by chance, they turn passions into money-making ventures. Working at home allows you to work at your own pace and without the stress of deadline. The best work-from-home jobs allow a mother to sit and talk with her children, take care of her home, and participate in the everyday life of her family in the way that she chooses—and this can be very liberating.


Courtney Donner loves her life as a stay-at-home mom who works from home. She is a contributing author at