Make Money While the Kids are in Bed

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Earn money while the kids are in bed

You live a busy life with kids running around terrorizing the house. I mean really, how many times is little Jimmy going to dump his cheerios on the ground and how many tantrums can a toddler have in one day?

Being a full time stay at home mom (or dad) can make it difficult to make some extra cash. Luckily, the kids have to sleep at some point! Assuming you have enough energy left from your day, now is the perfect time to earn a little extra money.

I’ve got a few suggestions to earn a few extra bucks while the kids sleep. Some ideas allow you to work from home and others are going to get you out of the house if that is an option. You will have to find out what works best for you.

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Freelancers can earn a full-time income from home. What skills do you have to bring to the freelance world? Different skillsets all have different earning potential

Most people possess at least a basic skill for writing. Luckily, there is a significant demand for freelance writers. Bloggers and other companies need people to write content and will pay you to research and write articles. Blogging is a growing field and as a result so is freelance writing!

There are a lot of websites that you can sign up for to become a freelancer. Many let you set your own hourly wage.

Related: How to Make Money as a Freelancer

Night Security

Being a night security guard can scare a lot of people off. After all, you are protecting something that bad guys might want.

For the most part, night security tends to be pretty relaxed and uneventful. Night security can be a good option for those looking for occasional work. Just try not to fall asleep on the job.


Many people turn to blogging to earn a full-time income from home. It’s a long journey to start making money from blogging, but it can be well worth it.

Are you the type of person who can write about an individual subject often? Do you enjoy writing? If so, you might enjoy blogging.

The best part about blogging is that you can blog about anything you are interested in. Just pick a topic, brew some coffee, and get to typing!

Related: How to Start a Blog

Customer Service

Surprisingly, customer service is becoming a work from home job. There are a lot of companies looking to reduce their cost, getting rid of their full-time customer service representatives, and replacing them with work at home reps without benefits.

Customer service isn’t always an attractive job. Occasionally you will get customers who don’t seem to realize it’s another human on the other side of the line. If you have some thick skin, working in customer service might be a good option for you.

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Etsy Store

Are you a crafty type? What if you could create and sell your cool creations for profit?

Etsy has turned many stay at home moms into business owners! If you make cool stuff, Etsy allows you to have your own online shop where people can find and buy your creations.

At the very least Etsy can be a place for you to make enough money to keep your hobbies going.

Uber Driver

If you live near a few bars and have a car then driving your own personal taxi through the Uber app might be a good option.

I’m sure you’ve heard of Uber by now, but if you haven’t, it’s an app which connects people looking for rides with people willing to drive for money, like a taxi. The best part is you can set your own hours!

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants are basically secretaries, but they work from their home computer. As blogging popularity increases, the need to hire virtual assistants also increases.

Typically you might find yourself making phone calls, sending emails, writing, and anything else your customer needs. There are many websites where you can advertise your skills as a virtual assistant to get work.

Hotel Front Desk

Hotels still need people to work the late nights at the front desk to check in late arrivals. It’s fairly common for hotel chains to ensure there is at least one person at the reception desk at all times.


If you can listen to audio and type it up with great accuracy, then you might make a good transcriptionist. There are a lot of companies who need their audio files typed up into a written format, which is where you come in.

Transcriptionists get paid by the audio hour, which means you get paid depending on how long the audio file is rather than how long it takes you to type it up. So the more efficient you can transcribe, the easier it will be for you to make money. Medical transcriptionists tend to make more money than ordinary transcriptionists but may require additional schooling.

Related: How to Make Money as a Transcriptionist

What are your favorite ways to make money on the side when the kids are in bed? Let us know in the comments below!