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Hello Mamas!! I’m so happy you’ve landed here on this awesome post because you’re in for a real treat!
I’m going to show you how to make money as a stay at home mom using online methods that are long lasting, and has the potential to make you thousands per month if you should be so ambitious (literally skies the limit)!
Even if you made $500/month extra for your family, wouldn’t that be something?! What I’m about to suggest is NOT a “get rich quick” scheme.
Like anything worthwhile in life, you have to put in the work, and if you do, you will reap what you sow!
I could suggest places like Fiverr.com or filling out surveys but the reality is, there’s a better way to make money online.
The best way to make money online as a stay at home mom is to build a blog and monetize it using affiliate marketing. I’ve seen it time and time again how these sites make money and I too am doing the same with this site (and will be adding other websites too!).
I know, you’re probably thinking these questions:
- “Oh my gosh, how do I even get a website?”
- “What will my website be about?”
- “What the heck is affiliate marketing?”
- “I don’t know anything about this stuff, coding or what’s involved!”
- “Where do I even start?”
You’re in luck ladies because I have answers to all these questions and concerns!
I’ve been a stay at home mom for 7.5 years now (can’t believe it!) and when I started out trying to make money online using this method of building a blog website and trying to monetize it with affiliate marketing, it was so hard because I was doing it on my own!
There are so many pieces of the puzzle that it could be very overwhelming in the beginning and people quit because they get frustrated and don’t know where to ask for help.
However, I’m going to show you that you don’t have to feel that way or be alone in your journey!
Let’s start addressing your concerns!
“Oh my gosh, how do I even get a website?”
First you’ll need a domain – whether a paid one so you can get a “yourdomain.com” or a free domain that is less professional looking like “yourname.siterubix.com” – either way will work but how to decide is whether or not to pay for one is your personal preference.
Think about it, what looks better? When you visit websites yourself, do you like to see a site that has a professional domain name?
I think even based on your own experience you would trust a website that is a yourdomain.com vs a yourname.siterubix.com, right?
Domain names these days don’t cost that much at all, they range from $0.99 to $15, wherever you look it won’t be over $20 and it’s for a whole year. That’s pretty cheap to get your own .com URL!
Secondly, you’ll need to install the blogging software WordPress onto your domain. Most blogs these days are powered by WordPress and so is this site you’re on. It’s easy to learn to use and it’s very user friendly.
After you set up your domain, you can install WordPress onto your site by a click of a few buttons! You don’t believe me? Check this video on how to build a WordPress site in 30 seconds:
It’s really that simple if you join the Wealthy Affiliate platform, more details on this below so keep reading!
“What will my website be about?”
Do you have a passion for something or a hobby you like? If you do, so do others and that’s a great thing because people can learn from you about that topic!
Having a blog means you need to have lots of content which means you need to be able to talk about that topic.
You don’t have to be any English major or anything like that to be able to write on your blog, you just need to converse about your topic on your blog.
That’s what’s wonderful about blogs… they don’t have to be professionally written, it’s just like writing to a friend on email or talking on a messenger.
Does this post sound like I’m a professional writer? I’m FAR from it. LOL But do you understand what I’m talking about? I sure hope so! 😉 So you just have to find a topic (niche) you like to talk about and that will be the foundation of your website.
“What the heck is affiliate marketing?”
Affiliate Marketing is the most awesome thing that has been created in the online world!!
When you recommend other people’s products and services to your audience and they buy using your affiliate link, you make money! It’s that simple!
What is an affiliate link though? It’s a link that will track the person going from your website to the site where they will buy the product or service.
For example, you’re a mom, you know about mom things, you can recommend to your audience what cribs or car seats are the best because you’ve done that research yourself.
Find a company that sells your recommendation and who has an affiliate program, Amazon Associates is a great place for this, and then you sign up.
Once you sign up, you’ll be able to look for the product you want to recommend, get the affiliate link for it, and link it into your blog post.
Once someone reads your blog post, and interested, they will click the link to Amazon and if they buy, you’ll earn a percentage of that revenue! For more information on affiliate marketing, I wrote a bigger piece about HERE.
“I don’t know anything about this stuff, coding or what’s involved!”
Back in the day, if you don’t know coding, you’re in trouble!
Nowadays, you’re in luck because everything that has to do with building a website and blogging is all done in user friendly platforms.
There are themes and templates to pick from, you don’t have to design anything yourself. There are free themes for your blog and there are paid themes if you want extra functionality for your website.
Either way, it’s a lot of point and click vs learning how to code these days. I feel there is no better time to get into blogging because of the ease of learning how to do it.
Where do you learn though? There is so much information on the internet that you don’t know which site to even go on to start
This is why I recommend my favorite place Wealthy Affiliate. This platform is perfect for someone starting out like you but, even if you’ve had some experience with websites like myself, there’s still much to learn and I’ll explain why below.
“Where do I even start?”
Absolutely without a doubt, I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate as a place to start your website and build your affiliate marketing business!!
Why? Because the best thing you can do for yourself is education and this platform has it all in ONE place!
Instead of going from one website to another to learn all the in’s and out’s of building a website, writing content, monetizing your blog, getting traffic to your blog, and finally making money from it, you can just go to this one place to learn everything!
I so wish I learned about this site years ago, I would be so rich by now!! See what other Moms are saying HERE.
I love showing off some of the great features of Wealthy Affiliate:
- TWO FREE websites!
- Build your website right in there which includes web hosting! Remember, the video above which shows how easily you can set up your website in that space? It’s totally awesome!
- If you want your own domain name, you can also do so in that same space! You can start with a free website and then when you’re ready just transfer it to your own domain in the same place!
- Training, training, training! They have step-by-step courses that will take you from the very beginning of just picking a topic for your website all the way through to earning money. After each lesson, there are actionable tasks you take on your own site so you learn and build at the same time!!
- You pick your own niche (topic) for your website!
- Access to the awesome, helpful owners Kyle & Carson!
- Live Chat help!
- A community of like minded people who wants to see YOU succeed! They celebrate each other’s successes and help each other along every step. You really never get stuck, I’ve never had to wait more than 2 mins to get an answer!
- Spam free environment!
There are two types of membership you can have: Starter (Free) or Premium ($19 1st month & $49/mo. thereafter or $359/year) – I have the Premium and you can see my profile HERE!
I have a detailed post about Wealthy Affiliate HERE if you want to see the comparison between the two memberships and other details of the platform but whichever one you pick, you’ll get to explore the wealth of information that’s available.
The two main things I can’t stop talking about are: the education and the community!
It starts with two series of courses: one for any niche which is the Online Entrepreneur Course and the other series, Affiliate Bootcamp, is for anyone that wants to promote Wealthy Affiliate.
Each are great in that they are very organized, taking you step-by-step, and actions to take after each lesson on your website.
Then after you’re done with one of those or both, they have ELEVEN MORE classrooms to check out! Each having more tutorials, videos, and courses tailored to each topic! You really can’t find this anywhere else!
The community is so awesome! I think there are about 800,000 members in there and people are so friendly and helpful. They never want you to be stuck on anything and always available to answer your questions.
There are so many ways to ask your question too… you can use the “Ask a Question”, use Live Chat help, a message on someone’s profile, private message, or even a blog post within Wealthy Affiliate (Yes, you can make blog posts as a member too in there).
ARE YOU READY?
If you’re ready, click on the red “Sign Up Now” button above! You have nothing to lose to sign up for the free membership (no credit cards needed) and you never have to upgrade if you don’t want to.
It’s a must-check-out at the least. If you’re serious about a great way to earn a passive income for your family, affiliate marketing is the way to go! Like they say in there, if you follow the courses, you cannot fail, you can only quit. 🙂
Please let me know your thoughts below or if you have other ways you think it’s a better way to make passive income, I would love to hear it in the comments!
30 thoughts on “How To Make Money As A Stay At Home Mom: The Best Way To Passive Income!”
Awesome review and idea for Moms. I like the way you targeted the stay at home moms.
Thanks Dennis! Yes there are so many stay at home moms who could be making a passive income and so I want to let them know that this is a real opportunity for them. 🙂
Excellent blog! Thorough information! WA is definitely the way to go. You will find no other like it on the internet. And it is totally perfect for the stay at home mom!
Thank you Grant for your awesome comment! I’m so happy you agree too! To much online success to you!
Hey fellow-SAHM… this is a great article! I’ve just recently discovered affiliate marketing myself, and after searching around online for legit making-money-online stuff for quite a while, I’ve got to say that I think you’re absolutely right… affiliate marketing just might be the way to go.
I looked into the Wealthy Affiliate website – looks AMAZING!!! Is the starter membership ok to stick with for a while, or am I going to want to go Premium pretty quickly? I’d rather not invest into something until I know it’ll work. Thanks!
Hi Marlaine! So happy you have commented to ask me these questions! I’ve gone from affiliate marketing (much earlier on, on my own without Wealthy Affiliate) to handmade shops (which takes a lot more of your time) and now going back to affiliate marketing because it’s a great vehicle to create long term passive income! The Wealthy Affiliate platform IS amazing, there’s no other place where you can buy your domain, have web host, train you how to build it, how to write content, how to get traffic, and how to monetize your blog. On top of that, there are a vast amount of people waiting to help you every step of your way!
The Starter membership is great to check things out… you can actually get through the first 10 lessons of each of the Courses I referenced above before deciding to go further with a Premium membership to get the next level of courses. However, if you switch within the first 7 days, your first month is only $19, so you save a little if you decide earlier.
If you sign up under me, I can provide help to you personally easier. 😉 Just let me know if I can be more help to you now if you have more questions!
Hope to see you on the inside!
I always wanted to be a stay at home mom when my kids were small. They are grown now and I think of all the time i missed with them because I had to go to my JOB. Great ideas about how to stay at home and still earn an income.
Thank you so much for your thoughts! Yes, I feel super lucky to be able to do it. I hope you can still build a great online income for your future so you can enjoy life even better. 🙂
Wish you much success!
Hi Grace! Great article, and yes, affiliate marketing is perfect for stay at home moms. I wish I had this opportunity when I was also young mother staying at home with the little ones.
Now, and in agreement with you, I love being a member of Wealthy Affiliate. It’s not just for newbies, its also for those of us who want to stay up on little changes that affect the industry or to learn little tidbits from other members. It’s a great source of information! And, yes, I have also come across other blog sites written by moms. One mom is making over six figures a year now…. In fact, she and her hubby just bought a new house!
Yes, affiliate marketing is perfect for moms, and we need to keep getting the word out so that we can help one another to be as financially successful as they want to be. “The sky is absolutely the limit!”
Continued Success to You and Yours!
Thank you for your message! Yes definitely Wealthy Affiliate is not only for newbies. The depth of information available, the training into so many deeper topics, is great resource even for those who’s been around. There’s always new training added (everyday it seems) so there’s no topic you can’t find there.
I too wish I had found this earlier, it would have helped out my first blog that I no longer have because I quit it! Doing it on my own was hard so having so many people in WA to help me through things, it’s been awesome!
I wish you the same Toni, to much success to you too!
Hi, this is an awesome article and review of affiliate marketing and Wealthy Affiliate. I love how you focus the article on Moms because I know so many Mothers that would love to find a way to be able to work from home and this is absolutely the answer. It is such a tough balance for a Mother to have to find that balance between parenting and work and that balance can be found right here within this article. Thank you for the great article and very good read!
Thank you Robert! Yes like me, being a stay at home mom can sometimes feel like you’re not contributing to the family financially, I know I felt this way every since I became a mom. With this vehicle, any mom can create a sound, long term business to contribute to their family. Balance is definitely something to strive for and that I struggle myself. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!
A great review and very useful information. Stay at home Mum are bound to be looking for some positive ways to earn and that little bit extra. WA is an excellent way to do this. Love your colour scheme.
Thank you Peter for your feedback! I don’t think any family would mind an extra few hundred dollars a month or much more! There’s no better way to achieve this than to partner with an educator like Wealthy Affiliate!
To much online success!
I just love your theme!!! It’s one of the best WordPress themes!
Thinking how you are doing a great job supporting moms to start an online business and being their example, I am so happy that I already know for the Wealthy Affiliate and that all the support and explanation above I already understand!
And I was a complete newbie.
But talking about staying at home moms, that’s a great role I think. You get to be with your kid and make an income at the same time.
Knowing for this platform already and working full time, I am not afraid for my future. Definitely not.
And here is my message for all the moms visiting your website: Click on the red ”sign up” button if you haven’t done so yet, I guarantee you that you won’t regret!”
Best of luck to you Grace!
Keep up a great work.
Thank you Sunny! I use the Canvas Theme, it’s very easy to use and customize and I like the simplicity of it. 🙂 Thank you for vouching for Wealthy Affiliate! It is the best isn’t it? I hope other stay at home moms will find this is the best way to build a great online passive income!
Thanks for visiting again!
Very cool how you’ve explained everything, appreciate it!
Thanks Mary for your kind words, I hope you will join me at Wealthy Affiliate and make some passive income! 😉
Hope to see you on the inside,
I sure did not know building a website these days is so much better. this is great to know and I will have to give it a try. I’ve always wanted my own blog but didn’t know where to start one at. I like that I can learn how to make passive income!
Thanks for all you info,
I’m glad my post can help you see that website building is much easier these days. 🙂 The best place to start is at Wealthy Affiliate since they have everything you’ll need there. Not only site builder, web hosting, domain registration, they also have all the training you need for affiliate marketing to help you make money with your blog!
I’ve been a member since Sep 2016, so I’ll definitely be there to help you if you decide to sign up for free!
I hope to see you in there soon!
I’m a new stay at home mom and appreciate that you have this info here for me to work from home with my little one. What is a blog exactly?
I’m so glad you have enjoyed this post! You now have several ideas you can start with or hopefully they have sparked your imagination to think of more ideas more suited for you!
I have a blog post here that explains all things about blogs and blog posts, I hope you check it out!
Please let me know if I can help further!
Best of luck,
I didn’t know I can make passive income like this. thanks for the useful info you have in this post. Is there a way to build this on a topic I like?
I’m happy to hear this post was helpful to you. 🙂
Yes you can definitely build an online business with the topic of your choice and highly recommend you choose you that you are passionate about! It will make your work more enjoyable that way. 🙂
Best of luck!
So appreciate your post on how to make passive income as a stay at home mom, it’s great to get some ideas as I’m not sure what to do. 🙂
You’re so welcome Lynn, I hope you will use one of these ways to start building your passive income stream! 🙂
This is just what I needed, thanks so much!
You are so welcome and thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Thank you for your information in this post, wow, I have learned so much and glad I found your blog. 🙂
I will have to try this and give Wealthy Affiliate a try as I’ve always wanted to build my own website but never really knew how but the training there looks promising!
Hi Chanda, you are very welcome and I’m glad too that you found my blog. 😉 You will not regret it to use Wealthy Affiliate as your training grounds! The training platform has so much information to learn, you will not believe it! There are courses (50 lessons in one course and 70 lessons in another) plus they have Weekly Live Webinars that tackle recent topics and case studies. Not to mention you learn from other members as well and they are over 850,000 members!
Please let me know if you ever need any help!