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The Ultimate List of Ways to Make Money from Home

One of the most common conversations amongst stay-at-home moms are ways to make money from home. Living on a single income in today’s economic climate can be challenging if not impossible. As homeschoolers , the majority of us are living on a single income, are you struggling? Whether you are looking to supplement your income, bring in a full-time paycheck or just do something fun, this post on ways to make money from home will give you a huge list of ideas to get you started! Make sure to pin this post for later!

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Ways to Earn Money from Home: the Ultimate List

When we have been in this place, actively assessing what we could do and ways to earn money from home, I just needed a HUGE list. Not 3 or 4 things that worked for someone, a LIST of a ton of ways to make money from home, to get ideas and inspiration. So I am going to give you a massive list, ideas for MLM companies that may interest you, online business ideas, and more! The main thing YOU need to do before you start reading through is think about your interests and your skills. If you are skilled at graphic design or writing or have good people skills, those are going to help you find out what you will have the most success with in the long run. Ready?

  1. My Fav, Young Living Essential Oils. This is an amazing company and all the rage right now. Essential oils and natural health are trending right now and it is easy to sell! You can either sell oils under you or you can take it to the next level and create a team under you. It is fun, it is easy, and you can make some GREAT money! Because this is something I am passionate about and I earn GOOD income from this, if you do decide to become a member, please contact me, I will walk you through any questions and help you create a business plan to success to start earning $500-$5,000 a month or more! Create a goal and run with it!
  2. Younique: Younique is a natural makeup company. You may know them for their 3D fibrelashes. They are hugely popular and a fantastic brand of makeup. If you love beauty products, you can sign up under me and I would love to help you get set up!
  3. Shaklee: Shaklee is the #1 natural nutrition company. They help people live healthier and happier lives with non-toxic cleaning products, beauty products, weight loss products and vitamins.You can start from as low as $50-$1,000 and make between $500-$5,000 a month.
  4. Barefoot Books: Barefoot Books was created by two stay at home moms who were underwhelmed by the lack of diversity, quality of artwork, and un-captivating literature on the market. Barefoot Books is one of the exciting ways to make money from home while advocating for children’s literacy! Now in the month of November only, receive an additional $75 worth of books upon sign up!
  5. PlexusPlexus Worldwide offers all natural products that have been designed to provide healthy blood sugar, cholesterol and lipid levels. As an Ambassador, you take the products, and share your results with others. If they decided they want to join the team, you sign them up, receive a bonus and create your own team. It costs $34.95 to sign up and during the sign up process you can select products for less than wholesale. The compensation plan is one of the best ways to make money, you can even earn your own Lexus!

  6. Usborne Books: Earn commissions on the sales of books. Who doesn’t love Usborne? If you are a homeschool mom, this may be the perfect fit for you! You can start for as little as $69 and earn 25-35% commission on sales.
  7. Discovery Toys: a sales representative company. It costs around $150 to join, you earn 25-34% commissions on toys you sell! These are high quality, great warranty and would be perfect if you have young children or a passion for kids!
  8. Beachbody: Beachbody is a workout program and health company. Chances are you have heard of them. You can sign up as a coach and have people sign up under you, purchase products under you, and more! You can teach fitness classes with the videos, start online challenge groups, and more! Once you build your client base, it can be amazing money and if you are passionate about fitness, this may be a good fit for you. Send me an e-mail at and I can get you set up with the BEST Beachbody coach (no, it is not me) who will give you the most support and encouragement along the way.
  9. Scentsy: Scentsy is an amazing company. I have been purchasing through them for years. They sell wax bricks essentially that you melt in beautiful ceramic warmers. No fire, no flame, just a bulb! They smell amazing, unlike the knockoff’s in the stores, the scent lasts a number of days before you need to replace it, they are cheap so very easy to sell and a ton of fun!
  10. Jamberry: Jamberry is an American based direct sell business that sells one-of-a-kind nail wraps. Three sisters wanted to create something inexpensive yet durable. With over 300 nail wrap designs there is something for everyone’s style. The best part about joining Jamberry is that you can set your own schedule with numerous ways to earn money from home. The starter kit is $119 CDN and there is no requirement to carry inventory. You earn 30% commission on all sales with the option for sales bonuses ranging from 3% to 10% depending on your sales.

I love MLM companies because it is less work for you and a lot of great support. If you can find something you are passionate about and love, you can have HUGE success with a good MLM (multi-level marketing) company and it is one of the best ways to make money from home. Aside from those however, there are SO many other ideas on ways to make money at home. Take a look at some of these suggestions:

  • Teach something: if you have training or are good at something, start an in-home class. It could even be one your kids are involved in! A baby dance class, a baby signing time class, piano lessons (or any instrument), a kids art class, you name it! People love learning something new and if it is a group class, you can make some really good money with 10 people each paying $20 a week!
  • Graphic Design
  • Blogging (see my post on how to make money blogging HERE)
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Become a VA (virtual assistant): helping bloggers link up and share, social media, the opportunities are endless!
  • One of the best ways to make money from home is to sell something you made! Do you have something you are good at making? A craft, something you crochet or sew or knit, gift baskets, soap, planners, woodworking, etc. Don’t be afraid of trying something new! I had a really successful sewing business for a year and I taught myself how to sew as I went! It’s amazing how well just a simple bib will sell and there are a billion and 1 tutorials out there to help you get started!
  • Babysitting. While not the easiest thing to do if you are homeschooling, it is by far the quickest and easiest way to make money and there are ALWAYS people looking for child care, one of the easiest and fastest ways to make money from home!
  • Get into advertising. There are ALWAYS people looking to advertise. This can be a very profitable and low-cost business.
  • Cake Design: if you enjoy making cakes, this can be one of the REALLY easy ways to make money from home. One person I knew made 3 batches of cupcakes each morning, decorated fancy, she had sold them all by 9am and was done!
  • Photography: if you have a good camera and take a decent picture, you can set up a photography studio right in your home!
  • Travel Agent: I have a bunch of friends who are travel agents and travel the world through their very successful businesses… maybe I’m in the wrong industry? 😉

Ways to make money from home: do you have other ideas?

If you have ideas not listed here (and there should be a TON!) or a MLM company you work for, send me an email at and we can discuss adding you to this list. Let’s make this the best list on the web for stay-at-home moms to learn new ways to make money from home!

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