As a stay-at-home parent, you might want to consider joining the ranks of the mommy and daddy bloggers by starting a blog of your own.
“As someone who has sold four blogs in the last 10 years while raising three kids, I can honestly say that starting a blog is the best way to generate income while giving yourself the flexibility to work around your family's schedule,” said Chrystie Vachon, who now teaches other moms how to blog on her site, LivingForNaptime.com.
According to Vachon, parents can start blogging for free on sites like Blogger and WordPress or post to their own hosting accounts for less than $10 a month. WordPress, especially, makes it easy to set up a blog and write posts without any technical knowledge. Additionally, bloggers can monetize their sites with Google AdSense, earn a commission through affiliate marketing with a program such as Amazon Associates or get paid by companies to write sponsored posts about their products or services.
“The more time you put in, the more money you can earn,” Vachon said. “Some [stay-at-home parent] bloggers earn a few hundred dollars a month, while other earn thousands.”