Many of us are suffering from the dreaded bug of a falling economy. Quite a few are wondering, what can I do to add extra income to my already low budget?  One or both spouses may have been laid off. Bills, grocery and the needs of our children do not stopped because our finances are insufficient. What can you do to earn extra money?

When your budget is stretched to the point of breaking, you can feel stressed, overwhelmed, and categorical anxious. Take heart there are ways that you can earn extra money. Solutions that you may not have thought of and they can be done from home. They are ideal for stay-at-home Moms,  you don’t have to worry about the extra cost of child care, missing Parent-Teacher meetings, or other task that you need to take care of.

Why not have a garage sale, or sell on eBay?  Take those items that you have laying around the house, that you haven’t used and make some extra money by selling them.  Items that you can consider include toys or clothes that the kids have outgrown, kitchen appliances that only get turned on once a year, or books that you’ve already read.  I am sure that you can come up with other ideas.

Direct sales could be an answer. Do you like spending time with friends and family?  Able to get out of the house once or twice per week (or don’t mind having people at your house)? Consider joining a direct sales company. Usually, you pay a fee to join the company as a consultant. The company will send you a starter kit that you can use to start selling their product in exchange for a commission. Training on how to conduct you business is part of joining. You are the one that will determine your income.

Some companies to consider:

Become a virtual assistant – If you have administrative skills, consider taking on a few hours of work each week as a virtual assistant. If you are just starting out in this field, you can expect to earn around $25.00 per hour. Sounds pretty good, huh? These types of jobs can be found through websites such as,, as well as on job boards such as

Contact me to discuss ways of earning extra income.