One income households aren’t common if you live in areas where cost of living is high.
It’s hard to cover your own expenses let alone the expenses of rapidly growing kids.
Which is why many stay at home parents are looking for innovative ways to make money at home to help with the household income.
The article isn’t going to include the usual drummed out ideas of filling out surveys, penny pinching with coupons and doing remote customer service work.
I’m going to introduce 2 legitimate small businesses that won’t make you rich, but will most definitely bring a respectable full time income with only part-time hours.
Businesses that you can start with less than $500 and with little to no experience.
Small learning curves, small investments and small demands on your time are key characteristics of a business busy moms need, to stand a chance of success.
Anything else, and it’s just not realistic.
So without further ado, let’s start.
Selling Printables on Etsy
Selling printables on Etsy is great for a few reasons.
First off, printables are files people get to download and then print on their own. These files can be posters, greeting cards, tutorials, DIY craft guides, organiser slips.
The list can go on and on and on.
Etsy also commands higher prices than other marketplaces because of the customer based it attracts.
You don’t have to worry about not being a graphic designer or knowing any cool knowledge to sell in a document. Because you can outsource that to freelancers.
Research product ideas on the Etsy site and then get freelancers to create it for you. Then you sell them over and over again.
It makes this business cheap, fast and simple to start. A big printable niche on Etsy is weddings. Invites, name tags, sign boards etc
It costs anywhere from $20 – 100 to hire a designer to design an entire wedding paper goods set for you.
An average set on Etsy goes for around $20.
Earning Royalties on Amazon with Books
Earning royalties on Amazon works by creating books based on market research. You produce the books by outsourcing help to ghostwriters, designers and virtual assistants.
Which is the key reason why you can start making money with this with only an hour or so a day.
Your job is to figure out what people want to buy in Amazon’s Kindle store and then assemble a team of talented freelancers to do the rest for you. You’re like a conductor of an orchestra.
Amazon pays you 40 – 70% of royalties on each sale across ebooks, paperbacks and audiobooks.
A average performing book will cost around $250 to produce and make anyway from $100 – 300 a month.
If you would like to learn more about how to earn royalties on Amazon, and I how I created a 6-step system to make $2000 a month, then download my free blueprint to understand the business some more.