How to Make a Little More Money for Your Family

Families are finding it harder and harder to survive on a single income. Even with both parents working, many families are having a tough time making ends meet. This is why it is always a welcome respite to make a little extra money for the whole family. As a mom, there are different ways that you increase the total income of the household. Whether you are already working or are trying to kick start your career, you have many different options. Here are some of the steps that you can take!

Get Some Help

The unemployment rate is not great and it does not look as though it is getting any better. There may be some people who are having a tough time getting on their feet after being laid off. If so, you probably need some help finding other work. If you are not having much luck finding employment in your current field, why not try elsewhere? If you think that this is not possible, you are sadly mistaken.

Thanks to options such as second career, you now have the chance to learn completely new skills. The more skills that you have, the more desirable you become to potential employers. This will help you to widen your field and boost your chances of finding new work.

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Photo credit: State Farm via / CC BY

This may seem counterintuitive if you are trying to make more money. Doing a business management course or a similar diploma can help your position. It is no secret that the more qualified you are, the better your salary options will be. If you really want to increase your earning power, you should definitely consider enrolling in an educational program. You will find that a lot more people will be willing to hire you once you have been certified.

Use Your Skills

Are you particularly good at something such as cooking, fixing, or even teaching? If so, there may be several different ways that you can utilize your abilities. One of your options would be to offer your services in exchange for a fee. This means that you can cater small events, be a handyman to your neighbours, or be a tutor for the local school. You can also choose to teach certain classes based on your skills. You can host cooking classes or teach people how to fix their own household problems. Thanks to the internet, you do not even have to leave your home to do this.

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Photo credit: Bob n Renee via / CC BY

Have a Garage Sale

You will be surprised by all the things that you and your family have managed to accumulate over the years. Some of it may actually be worth some money. Old clothes, books, appliances, and a variety of other items may actually be able to fetch you a handsome sum. On your next rainy day, pull out your old boxes and go through all of your stuff. Anything that does not have sentimental value and is still in good condition should be sold. Throw a garage sale and invite the whole neighbourhood. You may be surprised by how much you make.

How to Make a Little More Money for Your Family
How to Make a Little More Money for Your Family

Try some of these tips and see if they work for you. Remember, if there is a will, there certainly is a way.

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Greta tips! I am going to plan a garage sale for later in the summer. We could use the extra space and the extra cash!

  2. I a at that point where I think it is time for me to think about getting back into the work force. Thanks for the tip to help make some extra money 🙂


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