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How To Make Money as a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM)

how to make money as a stay at home mom sahm

Dear Mamma, one common question I get every time is “Is it possible to make money as a Stay At Home Mom?” The obvious answer is YES!! Now the new challenge is “How can I make money as a SAHM?”

In this article, I will try to be as straightforward as possible with you. Trust me on that ?

I have been a Stay At Home Mom for 14 years and counting, so I kinda have some experience.

Please ooo!!

This absolutely does not mean that I know it all.

You can join Amumandmore online family to learn from other Mammas just like you.

This journey is not for the faint-hearted, but if you stay with us, you will enjoy the ride. That’s a promise you can take to the bank ?

To begin this conversation, let me first let you into a deep secret… The truth is that I have tried and failed at many businesses as a SAHM. But if I don’t tell you, you won’t know. 

The reason I am telling you this secret is so that you don’t beat yourself if you don’t get it right the first time.

Don’t get me wrong.

There are many Stay At Home Moms who have started successful businesses from scratch. 

However, life is not always a bed of roses.

Sometimes you fail and other times, you win.

But with proper guidance, you can always increase your chances of winning. 

So to begin this discussion, let’s start with the first question again… 

Can a Stay At Home Mom make money?

A Stay At Home Mom can easily make more money today than what was possible in the past.

In the past, the way SAHMs make money was by engaging in jobs that are not tech-related.

In today’s world, everything has changed.

Technology is now the order of the day.

But that does not mean that if you are not tech-savvy you can’t make money.

Even today, there are still many ways to make money as a non-techie SAHM.

You just need to develop the necessary skills of which you may already have some.

Technology has made it so easy for Stay At Home Moms to make money.

Download our guide on “How to be a productive SAHM” to see over 75 businesses that you can start.

For now, let’s see the top business ideas on our list for Stay At Home Moms.

how to make money as a stay at home mom sahm

How to make money as a Stay At Home Mom

Just before I give you the list of the best jobs to make money as a SAHM, let me tell you my story again.

30th of November 2007 was the day my “Stay At Home Mom” journey started.

I took a decision on a whim, to quit my high flying job in the bank and instead start my family. Note that the kids hadn’t even started coming and I wasn’t even anywhere near being pregnant. 

A decision that shocked my hubby as he didn’t see it coming! 

14 years later, I have zero regrets.


That’s probably because I discovered I could have the best of both worlds without sticking to the corporate world. 

Now, I run a business of my own and still spend quality time with my kids and hubby.

So, what did I do, and what are the possible ways of making money as a Stay At Home Mom?

1. Start a new blog :

If you are looking for a work from home job as a SAHM, then becoming a blogger is a sure bet.

Blogging is so easy that the only thing you need is a knowledge of how to read and write.

Okay, you still need to be knowledgeable about a topic or at least have an interest in it.

For me, I am very passionate about sharing my journey with you as a Stay At Home Mom.

That’s why I have created this blog.

Please don’t get me wrong, I created this blog just to reach a larger audience and share my experience.

But in the process of setting up the blog, the developers hinted that I can make money here. Wow!!

Well, I have not started seeing the money yet, but let’s see how things unfold.

After all, who doesn’t like money? LOL ? 

Subsequently, I will explain this blogging business better and how you can start one easily.

2. Become a voice-over artist :

Mamma, I want you to do me a favour really quick.

Open your phone recorder right now and say these words…

“Hello, my name is [insert your name here] and I am a mom and more.”

Now playback your recording. 

Did you hear that amazing voice?

That was you.

Yes!! You have an amazing voice.

You just need to practice your pace and tone to become a topnotch voice artist.

With this skill, you can become the voice-over artist for brands and for advertisement purposes.

How this works is that you will be handed a script, then you read and record your voice.

That’s all. Very easy right.

3. Online Course Creation: 

Mamma, I have come to believe that every one of us has something that interests us so much.

Guess what? 

You are not alone.

There are hundreds of thousands or even millions of people who may also be interested in that same thing.

Now, that’s an opportunity for you.

All you have to do is to research that topic very well and share your knowledge as a course.

Online course creation is one of the best ways to make money as a Stay At Home Mom.

You only need to create this course once and it will continue to make you cool cash for life.

There are several things to create a course about, from relationship to finance to food recipes and so on.

Just be confident and go for it.

4. Dropshipping: 

Many people think the business of dropshipping is dead.

But let me tell you something, Mamma, they don’t know what’s going on.

They think dropshipping is for all these computer age kids, but they lie.

We the Global Stay At Home Mom Association (GSAHMA) are here to give them a run for their money. LOL

Smart kids of nowadays will just sit in the comfort of their rooms, set up a dropshipping business and make millions.

These things are learnable.

Don’t let that evil suppressive voice in your head make you feel like you are too old to learn new tricks. 

I know you can do this.

Sign up for a dropshipping course today and start practising.

You will be amazed at what you can do and how much you can make as a SAHM. If you need a referral, send me a text message or a DM from the Facebook family. 

5. Start making YouTube videos: 

Mamma, calm down fess. Don’t roll your eyes yet. And please don’t say you are shy, or you don’t know how to face the camera.

Honestly, you will fail several times before you will be able to get it right.

Even the best YouTubers today still have a bit of nervousness when they want to make a new video.

It takes practice to become perfect.

Remember that you will miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Okay, let me stop sounding like a motivational speaker and hit the nail on the head.

There is money that you can make on YouTube. Even if you work as a fashion designer from home, you can start a YouTube channel for your fashion business.

All you need is a good camera, a bit of video editing skills and fast Internet network for uploading your videos.

You can learn more about starting and running a successful YouTube channel from the official YouTube creators academy

6. Become a video editor for small businesses: 

Video content is now the order of the day when it comes to digital marketing.

It is now obvious that the person that makes the best and most engaging video wins.

For that singular reason, many businesses are constantly seeking the services of video editors.

Interestingly, you don’t also need a PC to start.

There are many mobile apps that you can use.

You just need to learn how to use your mobile phone to edit beautiful videos on YouTube

How much can I make as a Stay At Home Mom?

There is no limit to how much you can make as a SAHM. 

One thing is for sure though, if you put in the right amount of work, you too will cash out.

Consistency in any skill and patience is all that you need.

You can make anywhere from $200 to over $10,000 a month just working as a SAHM. YES! You read that right. As a Stay At Home Mom, you can earn in $. Now tell me that this didn’t give you a broad smile ? 

Big Conclusion 

Being a Stay At Home Mom is not an easy task.No be beans oh and no be moi moi. 

In addition, it can be very tiring to continue going back to hubby for every dime you need.

Having a source of income for yourself is a very good way to always have spare cash.

In fact, you can also support your hubby with money when there is a need.

You are not just a Stay At Home Mom, you are More. 

And I know you truly desire to start contributing to the finances of the family.

Now tell me, which of these business ideas above will you start working on?

Will you start a new blog or you prefer to do the dropshipping business?

Let me know in the comment section let’s discuss. 

Until I come your way again with another exciting post, keep being #fabulous ?

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Oluwatoyin Temitope Sholanke

Thanks once again for your mail every time and motivational words.
I will like to be a blogger but I don’t know how to go about it. And also the YouTube channel is will need more explanation and how I go about it.
Thanks once again I will be happy to read from you again

Ruth bolanle medoye

Wows. I am proud of you ma

winnie ike

Am interested in dropshiping. Ma’am


Thanks, Mam Viv, you’re a prayer answered for me. I’m happy and ? proud of you. I’m interested in Dropshipping

[…] You heard right, after sorting, it’s time to make some money. […]

Esther ekenze

Ma u are wonderful
Please am interested in drop shipping and a voice over artist. Please help a sister

Ngozi Precious Chidiebere

God bless you ma for this.
I will love to be a voice recorder, but getting the right people to work with is the challenge ?


Am interested in voice over artist