Keeper of His Home

by Chelsea McCafferty

Tips Earning from Home

Being a homemaker is a hard job, and sometimes in order to be one we must also find creative ways to add to the family income. This has been the case in our home for the past five years. I felt the Lord calling me to be a stay at home and raise my daughter, but there was no way we could live on my husband’s salary alone. Though he a tremendously hard worker, the economy  just wouldn’t allow for it. In my case I had a skill and training to put to use. I earned two bachelor’s degrees in music before I was married, so I teach private music lessons and a homeschooling choir. I also am a writer and have earned that way.

If you are feeling led to be a stay-at-home wife and mother but need to bring in some money to help with family living costs, here are some ideas you can pray about:

1. Private Lessons and Classes. If you have a skill of some sort, you can offer classes or private lessons from home. For example, you could teach classes in music, exercise, sewing, crafting, scrapbooking, cooking, etc. There are lots of ideas. Identify your skills and go from there. Classes are good because, if you get a group together, you can charge little and still make a good profit.

2. Sell Products. If you are the crafty sort, you can make and sell products online or at markets. It is easy to sell your items on websites like Amazon, Etsy, Ebay and more. Try and come up with creative products that people will be impressed with. Crafts, clothes, home decorations and greeting cards are just a few ideas.

3. Freelance Writing. If you are a decent writer, you can usually find work writing online. Most of the freelance writing work is for SEO companies. It is easy work and, while you don’t make a lot, it is a way to bring in extra cash. I’ve made sometimes up to $500-600 in a month with just an hour or two of writing here and there. is the site I have worked with. They pay weekly. There are others as well including:, and

4. Multi-level Marketing Schemes. There are a ton of these kinds of programs online. Some are legitimate and others are not. I am currently working as a Plexus Ambassador and I love it! It’s not like other marketing programs because you are really selling people a product that works and is high quality. It is literally changing lives and giving people their health back. Becoming an Ambassador is cheap and easy. Of course, you would definitely want to be using the products, which I do and love. For more information on joining Plexus click HERE 

If you are interested in trying one of these programs, I can only suggest the one I have tried myself: ZipNadaZilch (ZNZ). Watch the video on the site for more information on how it works.

5. Offer a Service. You can run your own business from home by offering some sort of service or program. Some people go with a sales/party type business such as doing parties with jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, lingerie, etc. Other services you could offer would include childcare, cooking, cleaning houses, sewing, word processing, editing and more. The key is to offer a service you can do well and impress people with your hard work and integrity.


There is no easy way to earn money, but there are ways to do it if you are willing to put the effort in. If God has indeed called you to stay at home, putting in the effort will be worth it.


Emergency Money

* If you are needing money fast, quick ways to earn extra cash are:

Have a yard sale

Sell items on eBay, Amazon, Craigslist or Etsy

Clean Houses

Cook and sell meals (tamales, casseroles, cookies, etc)


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