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Making extra money... - February 24th 2010, 03:39 PM

I'm a stay at home mom and rely on my boyfriend's income for everything. I have no money of my own, and even though he gives me the right to use his credit and debit cards freely I still just feel very awkward.

So does anyone know a way where I can make a few extra dollars a month that I can use as my own spending money? Not only do I want to be able to contribute a bit, but I would also like to be able to feel ok spending money on myself here and there. Thanks!


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Re: Making extra money... - February 24th 2010, 03:59 PM

Hey there!

I think it's good that you want to make some money for yourself.
You can take a part time job. Like, I worked at a retirement home and the shifts were like 2-3 hours at most. So maybe find a job like that?

You can make things and sell them, walk dogs, babysit, mow lawns. You can plan weddings or parties. Although I don't know if that will cost you money.

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Re: Making extra money... - February 24th 2010, 04:11 PM

Hey there,

Since you are a stay at home mom, like Lyndsee recommended you could babysit, as you obviously know what you are doing with kids, maybe start a mini day care or something? Your local newspaper usually will have a listing about if people need babysitters etc.

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Re: Making extra money... - February 24th 2010, 05:56 PM

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Hey there!

I think it's good that you want to make some money for yourself.
You can take a part time job. Like, I worked at a retirement home and the shifts were like 2-3 hours at most. So maybe find a job like that?

You can make things and sell them, walk dogs, babysit, mow lawns. You can plan weddings or parties. Although I don't know if that will cost you money.

I'll post more for you when I think of them.
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Yeah if I could find a job where I only work a couple hours in the evening or a weekend that would be great! Right now it would be almost impossible for me to work even 20 hours a week because daycare is just too expensive. I'll check it out tho, so thanks!

Unfortunately I don't have the opportunity during the week to do things like mow lawns and walk dogs and it probably wouldnt make enough if I just did it on weekends... and I can barely handle my own baby, let alone other peoples kids thanks for the ideas tho!

Does anyone know of any online things where its easy to just make a few dollars? I can't really make anything though...


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Re: Making extra money... - February 24th 2010, 08:08 PM

I think babysitting would be a pretty good idea because depending on the age of the kid(s) you're babysitting, you could bring yours along also so he/she has kids closer to his/her age. If you are very willing to do something to get money, then if possible, try to see if neighbours who you know and trust are willing to watch your kid(s) while you get a full-time job. In my case, when I was younger, my grandmother on my father's side lived with us and so my parents would both work and she'd take care of me. Later on, when she moved and when I was a bit older, I went over to my grandparents on my mother's side who don't live that far away, maybe a 15 minute walk, and I'd do my homework there, they'd make me some food, etc... . If your neighbours who you trust also have a child of their own of similar age, then perhaps they could play together while the neighbour watches them and you work.

If you don't want to do that, then it's going to be fairly hard because depending on the age of your kid(s), you may be able to only work a few hours and many employers wouldn't want that but others may be more willing.

Online things I'm not very familiar with but if you want to stay at home, you could do things such as telemarketing from home for a bit or calling people advertising a certain product or service for a company you work for.
   
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Re: Making extra money... - February 25th 2010, 04:04 PM

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Yeah if I could find a job where I only work a couple hours in the evening or a weekend that would be great! Right now it would be almost impossible for me to work even 20 hours a week because daycare is just too expensive. I'll check it out tho, so thanks!

Unfortunately I don't have the opportunity during the week to do things like mow lawns and walk dogs and it probably wouldnt make enough if I just did it on weekends... and I can barely handle my own baby, let alone other peoples kids thanks for the ideas tho!

Does anyone know of any online things where its easy to just make a few dollars? I can't really make anything though...
In response to retirement home thing. Just so you know, you don't need any back round experience or college. I was a server in the dining room. The business is called: Holiday retirement.There are facilities all over the united states that run there retirement homes exactly the same. It's a big corporation. (Right word?) Maybe look up Holiday Retirement online and see if there are any facilities around you. You never know: They might just need someone to fill in once in a while..


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Re: Making extra money... - February 25th 2010, 05:21 PM

you could always study to become a childminder and look after children in your own home ? or look after children in thier homes as a childminder
   
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