My husband says we need more money coming in...

@CRSunrise (2964)
United States
April 14, 2013 7:01pm CST
I just don't know what to do about it. I'm sure there would be those who would say, "Go out and get a job." I would do that, but I have 3 kids, and even if I managed to get full time work, most of my money would get eaten up by things like baby-sitters, gas, food, etc. I'd like to find something I could do at home that doesn't require me to sell anything, such as Avon or Mary Kay. I just don't have the customer base for something like that. Does anyone have any ideas on something like this? I'm not entirely picky. Although, I would like to bring in a few hundred dollars a money, even if it just covered one or two of our bills.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I have three kids as well and I make money on sites like this one, as well as several others. One of the best sites to earn on right now is Bubblews.com. You will have to do a little bit of writing but it is pretty simple. You only have to write 400 characters or letters per entry. Cash out is at $25.00 through paypal and it is super easy to reach it. I cash out 3 to 4 times a month.
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
that's $75 to $100 a month. congrats!
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
15 Apr 13
Why hereandthere? Can't you get that amount in humanatic?
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I signed up at Bubblews. Could you explain a little more about it? It looks like something that might be right up my alley.
@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
15 Apr 13
You can't get a job to pay just one or two bills. You have to decide what you really want to do, THINK BIG AND OUT OF THE BOX, and do it! I started writing at age 12 in Cape Town, went to school, went to NBI college, worked for attorneys for ten years and then started putting my writing to work.. taking courses, writing everything from thank-you cards to a film script plus ten books. Decide what you want to do and and do it! Pardon me if I say it but there are just too many excuses. Why can't you start your own business? I am 62 and have Parkinsons but am thinking of starting a new business...
• United States
15 Apr 13
I agree with you. You working at a job outside of the home likely would not be financially beneficial to your household. You would be better to pursue opportunities that allow you to earn some extra income while remaining at home as well as engaging in activities that save your family money. You can easily earn "a few hundred" dollars per month from home. How you do so depends on your skills and interests, though. There is everything from selling crafts through sources such as Etsy to online tutoring through sites such as Tutor.com. On the savings side, look first to what you can cut from your budget. Television services? Scaling back electric use? Raising the deductible on your auto insurance? Then, take a look at activities you can engage in to help ease the strain on the household budget. These include things such as gardening (even if it is only a few plants in a container garden), improving sewing skills so you can alter clothing rather than replacing them, starting a clothing swap with friends and neighbors, creating a neighborhood toy library, obtaining needed items through Freecycle, etc.
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@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
15 Apr 13
Hey CRSunrise. I think it's much faster and easier to get a full time job. I think the reason you don't want to get a job outside is becuase you want to spend time with your 3 children? Have you ever considered about taking up a part-time job? Rather than trying to work online which is really tough.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
15 Apr 13
Yes, it would be faster and easier to just go out and get a full time job. Just the same as getting a part time. However, my kids are 8, 5, and almost 2. While my older 2 are in fact in school during the day, my 5 year old gets home before my 8 year, and my 2 year old is still home. My 5 year old is developmentally delayed, so it would be very difficult to find a baby-sitter who could even handle him, even if I could afford to have a sitter. Yes, I would like to be able to spend time with kids. What mother wouldn't want to do that? However, if it would help out with things, I would get a sitter. However, it's just me since my husband is a OTR driver. It sucks, sometimes, being in this situation.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
16 Apr 13
Hey CRsunrise, you are right, which mother would not want to spend more time with their kids. Especially when your 5 year old is developmentally delayed. Is it really serious or just the mild kind? It's really sucks when you are in such a situation. Have you spoken to your husband about this, i think if he understand, he might not really need you to go out and get a job.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
16 Apr 13
He does understand the situation, and he hasn't point blank told me to go get a job, or something like that. It's just been stated that we need more money coming in. I'm sure I could find something. It's just a matter of finding something that only brings in pennies at a time. I know it's difficult finding something that's reasonable. My son is somewhat of a mild Developmental Delay. He gets OT and Speech Therapy, but he's 5 going on 2-3.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
15 Apr 13
i understand you predicament. lots of women would go out and get work if not for the fact that they would be working for childcare. what me and my family did when we stared to get into a rut was start doing sites online, yes. but, we also started selling jewelry on ebay. we make jewelry, but we also find pieces around garage sales, flea market, and swap meats for cheap. then, we resell on ebay. i know of another lady who does clothes. she goes to thrift stores and find good pieces, then resells on ebay.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I've done eBay before. It's been a while since I've done anything. It's just that eBay can be hot or miss as far as what sells, and what doesn't. I'd like to find something that could be made cheaply, or digitally sent, or just thrown on a disc and sent to the person who bought it. However, finding something that would work like that is not easy.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
15 Apr 13
you are right. it depends on what you like and want to do to make money online. good luck on your search, sunrise.
15 Apr 13
If you have 3 kids you have plenty to sell on ebay. People will pay a higher price for items, it just takes time. Get your bills in order and make a budget, cut back on lots of things. Cut back on food, gas, tv, phone, water, electric bills. I double dare you to get an afternoon job, just a few hours, but at a time when your husband has to take care of the kids, feed them, bathe them, put them to bed. I wonder if he might change his tune after a few days.
@Kementari (138)
• Canada
15 Apr 13
Have you ever tried Fiverr.com ? You do sell things on here, but it doesn't require you to leave your home, or pay for gas to go anywhere. I sell services like proof-reading, editing, etc and it pays out all right. If you get to be a top seller then you could be earning a decent amount of income from it. I currently have $28 sitting waiting for clearance, and I have found that with several clients they keep coming back and don't really go to anyone else, it's quite great. So if you have a niche you could always think about this. You even sell your jewellery on here. Just a thought! :)
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
15 Apr 13
What kind of stuff do you do on fiverr?
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I think I've looked at Fivver, but I couldn't find anything that I was able to do. Maybe I'll have to give it another look to see if things have changed since I was there last.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
15 Apr 13
I understand what you are going through there. Have you tried garage sales and craft sales things like that yet?
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I would do garage sales, but I live out in the booneies. So I can't have a garage sale until the town I live in has their yearly one. As far as craft sales, I'm not not very crafty...at least, not yet. I just started learning to crochet. So far, I only have one block done, and started another. It's going to take some time for something like that to pan out.
• Mexico
15 Apr 13
I understand that.. I hope all works out well for you soon. Good luck to you...
@marguicha (94925)
• Chile
15 Apr 13
I don`t think that online earning will help you make "a few hundred dollars" a month. WE all earn much less usually. I fortunatly don`t need my online earnings to live with and save them for vacations. But in what I really save (and that makes possible to live well with little money is that I have learned to live frugally. So, instead of earning more money, I spend a lot less.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 13
You are so right as I have found this to be true too. I am the Queen of saving on electricity etc and since I stopped eating meat I have saved so much on food. cut dow on little things and it adds up. Stretch out using laundry detergent by using less than the recommended amount. They always say to use too much anyway
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
20 Apr 13
I buy laundry soap when it's on sale and with coupons when I can. I also have an HE washer, that seems to help in some areas. I'm glad that it's finally starting to get warmer. Although, I could do without the yo-yo weather we've been having the last week or so. However, earlier this week, I bit the bullet and turned our downstairs heater off. That is where a bulk of our electricity goes during the winter. I still have the heaters on upstairs, but those don't spit out quite so much electricity.
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Hi CRSunrise! Writing online is one way to earn good income. It's up to you which type of work you want. I can suggest Bubblews.com as an average member can earn $25 a week or more but processing of payments will have to wait 2 weeks to go to your bank account if there will be no delays. As of now they're currently processing previous redemption of members that are pending. On that site you don't have to be a professional writer. Newbie can join as long as they are willing to follow the simple rules of the site. Most of stay at home moms have earned well on this site and they are grateful. Just a friendly advise though, it's better if you have other writing sites like oDesk or Elance which can help you make some cash too. All of this requires patience, discipline and hard work.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
16 Apr 13
I actually just signed up at Bubblews yesterday. Someone else suggested it. I've already made almost a dollar. I need to figure out a way to promote this. So far I have 10-11 articles. It's just a matter of where to go from there. I know that I need other avenues of earnings. It's just a matter of figuring everything out. I know I can get earnings from this site, but I won't get it this month since I started way late to make it without living on the computer.
• China
15 Apr 13
Maybe you can manange a online store!
29 May 13
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• United States
16 Apr 13
I have sold on, Ebay but some days it seems like it takes more effort than it is worth. The postage is high, too. I am not sure what the answer is.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 13
The very least thing you can do is manage the expenses well. You may need to do lots of savings. Let's change our mindset from earning more money into spending less money. It helps, I guess As for another alternative, how about managing your own online store?
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I also am trying to figure out a way to get more money coming in. I currently have two jobs but because the weather is still kind of wintery here and in between winter and spring neither job is really getting a whole lot of business at the moment. I'm currently trying to move to Washington at the end of the summer so I need to earn all the money that I can. I wish I could figure out some other ways of earning money as well other then working and doing online earning sites. The online earning helps a little bit but not really as much as I want it to. I wish I could just find more sites that were actually worth using and ones that I knew were legit and paying.
@maximax8 (28256)
• United Kingdom
15 Apr 13
I know that you would like to be able to bring in a few hundred dollars a month because you husband wants more money coming in. If all your 3 kids are at school you could do a part time shop job perhaps. Like from 10am until 2pm on five days a week. That would be 20 hours a week so would bring in some money. You could make things to sell on E Bay possibly. Dolls house stuff is small. I have a friend that rents a room and one room let out per month can bring in some money. This isn't ideal however you might consider doing this. Good luck.
@myadvice (52)
15 Apr 13
there r so many things u can do sitting at home.eg giving tiffins,babysitting,online jobs,gardening etc depending on ur liking ,then ur life will become more meaningfull also,as it will get more chanelised.u will feelconfident,satisfied with ur ownself also.belive me,i m also a lady n can understand ur situation. wish u all the best.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
What are your skills? What are your interests? Those two questions should be your guide in finding out which would be a good way in earning something online---to online jobs or put up an online business.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 13
You would have to be very lucky to arn that amount of=nlineas yur best bet would be to cut down on living expenses. Plug out and turn off all electrical appliances. Cut down on everything andperhaps you could offer a babysitting servcie at your home for children? This would help too as the parents could drop off the child at your home and pick them up too