[WPXperVideo id=2 ]Hi guys, today I wanted to share my favorite ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom. If you are new to my channel, my name is Taylor and this is my blissful home. This video is part of a series that I’m doing called money mondays where I talk about personal finance budgeting money saving tips and things like that, be sure to hit that big red subscribe button so that you don’t miss any videos from me. Click that little bell icon so that you are notified when I post videos straight to your phone.
So my first favorite way to make money as a stay-at-home mom is to sell things on eBay I sell used items on eBay and that has worked out really really well for me. I started with selling things that I do not want or how my help anymore, like old clothing electronics and things like that, and what initially made me want to sell things on eBay with the fact that I had a water-damaged MacBook Pro. I had no idea what to do with. I didn’t wanted to throw it away just because it was so much money to buy that. So I knew that there was another option other than just using a head 8 paperweight or having to just sit in a box in a closet. So I went ahead and I looked at eBay sold listings and it turns out that there had been several laptops that were water-damaged previously sold. So I knew that I could sell my laptop so I went ahead and made an eBay account and I listed just my laptop to be sold and within 24 hours I got an offer from somebody who wanted to buy my laptop. I sold that water-damaged laptop or $250 so that was way worth the time and effort that it took to create an eBay account and learn how to post things for sale. So that was super super awesome, so far I’ve only sold things that I have around my house but I don’t want anymore. Instead of giving them to Goodwill where that is basically just a for-profit business that takes your stuff installed it on their own for profit. So I figured I might as well get them some money out of this my family could totally use that. So I created my own little eBay business in about three months I made a little over a thousand dollars. So I think it can definitely be very very successful for anybody who wishes to do this.
It’s just one of those types of things that you get what you put into it. So if you can only put in one or two hours a week when you have a chance, you’re probably not going to make that much but if you’re able to put in more hours than that, like if your kids are in school and you’re just home all day. I mean you can put three four five hours a day into your eBay business. You can really make a lot of money people sell things for a lot of money. I know that what most people do is they will go to thrift stores garage sales and things like that. They will purchase used items and resell those items on eBay. They have huge inventories and they make full time income from this so this is definitely a very good option for making money as a stay-at-home mom that anybody can do.
My second favorite way to make money as a stay-at-home mom is to watch other people’s kids in most states, including California where I live. You do not have to register yourself as a daycare if you only watch children that come from one family. So if you just watch two or three kids or you think of one child from a single family you don’t have to be a daycare. That is licensed so this can be a great option and you can do this part time where you just watch kids once a week or when their parents need them or you can do a full-time daycare type of situation, where you watch children while their parents are at work. If you’re already a stay-at-home mom and already at home there’s no reason why most of us couldn’t do this. Yes it will be a little extra work but there’s no way to really make money without doing extra work and it’s awesome because you’re you get to stay home with your own kids while making money. So I think that watching other people’s children is an awesome way to make money. Childcare rates are so expensive that you could charge quite a bit of money. I have a few friends who pay over $1,200 a month for their babies to be in daycare full-time. So if you watch a few kids that could really be worth your time and effort to have extra kiddos around your house all day.
My third and final way to make money as a stay-at-home mom is probably my favorite because it requires quite a bit of a work in the beginning, but then you can pay secretest Coast while you’re making money. That is to buy things in bulk from Alibaba or Aliexpress brand them and then sell them through Amazon. If you have not heard of these two websites Alibaba and Aliexpress, they have a ton of manufacturers and companies that make products that are selling in bulk as wholesale to retailers and to individuals. So you can go on there and find anything basically that you would like to resell. They do clothing, jewelry, I think they do like phone chargers like USB cable, things like that. They do a ton of different things like really the sky’s limit with that and you can pay a little bit of extra money to add your own brand which is what I really recommend, because things that are branded even if it’s an unrecognizable brand always are worth more money than a generic or unbranded item. So a lot of these companies will offer the option to brand the item for just one or two percent more and then you would be paying for them in the first place and that will really allow you to increase your margins. If you were to sell them that way what I also recommend is to find one item that you would like to sell to begin with, request samples from the companies that you find that, sell them, and get quotes and test out the products because you want to make sure that you are selling a quality product. You don’t want to rip anyone off you want to be selling legitimate items. So you pick a product you, pick a manufacturer, and you have them ship them to you which can be about a month’s long process because they are coming from overseas, mostly China and India. So once you receive the items, you package them the way you see fit, and then you can have Amazon Fulfillment take care of the rest. So you need to sign up for an account as an Amazon seller and basically you send them all to Amazon. They store them in their own warehouse and they pack and ship them as orders come in. So as soon as those products leave your hands you essentially have no work to do with and you just receive the money as they are sold on Amazon.
So those are my three favorite ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom. I hope you guys enjoyed this video and got a few ideas that you could use yourself to make money while you are staying home with your kids. Let me know in the comments down below if you have any questions. I’d be to answer them please give this video a big thumbs up. It really really helps me out a lot. Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat if you want to see glimpses into my daily life. I post on those to social media accounts quite a bit so if you want to see more of me please follow me on there, and I will see you guys in my next video bye.