Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Just how can I really make money from home?

This post is part of the fourth issue of The Christian Home, a weekly Blog Magazine posted every Monday morning by Mrs. White at The Legacy of Home.

Making money from home ads are everywhere. Who can you believe? How can you earn money while staying home with the kiddos? Here's a list of ways Terri G. has actually made money. I can honestly say I am not doing any of them now, but they have worked for me in the past.

  1. I have raised chickens and sold eggs.
  2. I went door to door in  my neighborhood selling Avon, pushing my baby in a stroller.
  3. I have decorated and sold wedding cakes.
  4. I have hosted home parties and sold Discovery Toys.
  5. I have run a licensed daycare out of my home.
  6. I have answered telephones for a landscaper, very short-lived.
  7. I have set up appointments for Electrolux vacuums, another shot-lived job.
  8. I have sold Usborne books the year I first began homeschooling.
  9. I have filled out surveys in exchange for Border's bucks. You must be thinking, "she will do anything to support her habit", almost.
  10. I have sold clothes to a consignment store, my aunt would supply the clothes, I would wash and press them.
  11. I have sold things on eBay.
  12. I have sold books on Amazon,, and used homeschool curriculum sites.
  13. I have held a few yard sales.
  14. I have sold cookies in a jar.
My sons have done the following things to earn money:

  1. One is currently working as a busboy and a dishwasher, see paycheck above!
  2. Sell handmade sports pillows.
  3. Assist a quadriplegic man at scrabble and bridge tournaments
  4. Sell newspapers.
  5. Work as an electrical apprentice.
  6. Mow lawns.
  7. Sold donuts.
There is an interesting article from Bob at Christian Personal Finance on making extra money at home. I have tried a few of his ideas, in fact, I think I have been involved in about 7 of them. Stop by this website, it has oodles of great articles to encourage a thrifty lifestyle. On Fridays, they have a special feature, free stuff Fridays.

How about you? Do you have creative ways to earn money? I'd love to hear about it. 

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Linds said...

swagbucks is a GREAT way to earn money or giftcards. I generally get enough swagbucks to earn a $5 amazon giftcard each month. Not a ton, but it adds up. I also use Opinion Outpost to do surveys and have actually made pretty good spending money with them for the 2 years I've used them.

Lizzie said...

I love My Points, mostly I just click on emails for 5 points each but it adds up and I can use them for Amazon gift cards. :)

Laura O in AK said...

My Points and Swagbucks have both been great ways for me to earn gift cards where I would spend them. I've tried the at home businesses like Discovery Toys and Tupperware. I earned a little money and bought a lot of product for the house. But, hubby felt like I did a LOT of work for little pay off.

Thanks for the other ideas and the link to the site where I hope to find more.