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how can a single-stay-home-mom makes money at home?

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how can a single-stay-home-mom makes money at home?

I m a single mother of a 2 months old and is very tight on money right now. is there any ways to make money from home? any suggestions will be great or we can even discuss further about this topic, i think it will be useful to other single moms out there! :razz:
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farfargurl wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2012 1:01 pm
I m a single mother of a 2 months old and is very tight on money right now. is there any ways to make money from home? any suggestions will be great or we can even discuss further about this topic, i think it will be useful to other single moms out there! :razz:

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if u have extra room in your house you can always rent it out.

rent out parking ( if u live downtown )
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Create a website/blog about life as a mom (first time mom).

Create articles on your experience as a first time mom. Feeding child for first time, recipes for baby food, sleep training your child. Reviews of products. Balancing life and responsibilities with the other parent who works, etc.

Then when you get a decent enough fan base (visitors), you can sell advertising space to local kids stores, banners, etc.

If successful, can make 1-2k a month from advertising. Will take some time to get a fanbase, but all mom's at home spend time researching how to do things. Would be great to have all that information in one location (website), especially one they can relate too.
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Jan 24th, 2012 5:32 pm
Create a website/blog about life as a mom (first time mom).

Create articles on your experience as a first time mom. Feeding child for first time, recipes for baby food, sleep training your child. Reviews of products. Balancing life and responsibilities with the other parent who works, etc.

Then when you get a decent enough fan base (visitors), you can sell advertising space to local kids stores, banners, etc.

If successful, can make 1-2k a month from advertising. Will take some time to get a fanbase, but all mom's at home spend time researching how to do things. Would be great to have all that information in one location (website), especially one they can relate too.

wow, i m really going to think about this one, i m always on my laptop anyways, but going to need help making a website, i m bad with comp tech stuff.
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Maybe something like typing (using laptop) for medical or legal transcriptions. Inquire.
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Crinkle_cut wrote:
Jan 24th, 2012 5:32 pm
Create a website/blog about life as a mom (first time mom).

Create articles on your experience as a first time mom. Feeding child for first time, recipes for baby food, sleep training your child. Reviews of products. Balancing life and responsibilities with the other parent who works, etc.

Then when you get a decent enough fan base (visitors), you can sell advertising space to local kids stores, banners, etc.

If successful, can make 1-2k a month from advertising. Will take some time to get a fanbase, but all mom's at home spend time researching how to do things. Would be great to have all that information in one location (website), especially one they can relate too.

The thing is this kind of stuff is on the net in abundance.

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&sourc ... .1.2.1l5l0
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farfargurl wrote:
Jan 24th, 2012 8:47 pm
wow, i m really going to think about this one, i m always on my laptop anyways, but going to need help making a website, i m bad with comp tech stuff.
Then don't bother with this. It's already hard to be 'successful' at what he described, and if you're technically handicapped then it'll be even harder.
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Bear in mind, you can't earn income while collecting EI. I don't know how it works with social assistance, but I thought it was the same deal. Have you made sure you're collecting all the child benefits available? I think there are three kinds, off the top of my head. And if your baby daddy isn't paying support, you should go after him for it.
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CanadaSweetheart wrote:
Jan 25th, 2012 9:01 am
Bear in mind, you can't earn income while collecting EI. I don't know how it works with social assistance, but I thought it was the same deal. Have you made sure you're collecting all the child benefits available? I think there are three kinds, off the top of my head. And if your baby daddy isn't paying support, you should go after him for it.

So in other words you have nothing to add, so you make assumptions on her living situation. Why even post anything?


My contribution: my wife would rent a table at craft shows and sell home-made dog treats.
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frustrated inc. wrote:
Jan 29th, 2012 10:39 am
So in other words you have nothing to add, so you make assumptions on her living situation. Why even post anything?


My contribution: my wife would rent a table at craft shows and sell home-made dog treats.

If you werent so "frustrated" perhaps your reading comprehension would improve. I explained that if you are collecting any benefits from the government, you cannot earn other income. I'm collecting EI right now and wanted to have vacation days paid out to me for some extra cash at Christmas. My company explained that my EI benefits would stop for a month if I did that because I was receiving "income" and company would have to reissue my ROE and send it into Service Ontario. So, presumably the OP is collecting EI on mat leave - she would be in the same boat. The best option is to ensure you are collecting all the benefits available to you from the government and the baby daddy.

And how - pray tell - if you have no money, can you afford to buy supplies to make things and then rent a table to sell them at a craft show? Oh right, you can't.
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baby's dad is a do**he bag, he have one crappy job and he does nothing, but plays dota with his friends for the rest of his time off :facepalm:
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farfargurl wrote:
Jan 29th, 2012 3:08 pm
baby's dad is a do**he bag, he have one crappy job and he does nothing, but plays dota with his friends for the rest of his time off :facepalm:

But that doesn't mean he gets to avoid paying support. It means he might have to get TWO crappy jobs. But none of that is your problem. He has to figure out how he'll provide you with money for his child. Inform him of his obligation and invite him to family court if he refuses to be a man about it.

Without knowing your situation, I can still think of at least four benefits you can be receiving each month. This is likely your best financial option right now. Service Ontario does have a job bank and they can help match you to a job based on what you're looking for but do make sure you're receiving every beneft you're entitled to in the meantime. Again, Service Ontario can advise you on the programs available to you.
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farfargurl wrote:
Jan 24th, 2012 8:47 pm
wow, i m really going to think about this one, i m always on my laptop anyways, but going to need help making a website, i m bad with comp tech stuff.

This is an incredibly difficult field to get into these days. There are thousands of these types of blogs, so you either need a very unique angle, or have an already established base of users (1000s at least)

If you still want to try, technical limitations aren't really a limitation. You can sign up for something like Blogger which makes it easy to blog and has alot of tools to make things easier for you. Good luck
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