How to make money while pregnant. 15 proven method you should know
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How to Make Money While Pregnant (15 Methods That Work)
Ordinarily, most expecting moms find they can keep their regular jobs and work up until a few weeks before their Expected Date of Delivery (EDD).
However, if for any reason you have to give up this job, or you are currently between jobs but would still love to earn money, then there are a ton of jobs you can pick up the very next day to start earning.
I was terribly sick for my first pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum) and had to stop my usual dressmaking job. However, because I still wanted to earn some money during this time, I had to search out a few other jobs. Now, when I see expecting moms wondering how to make money while pregnant, I know a few things to tell them.
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What You Should Consider When Deciding on a Job While Pregnant
You are pregnant now and a lot has changed; most things aren’t as they used to be and you would need to factor these in when making this decision on the new job to pick up.
Here are a few you want to have at the fore of your mind:
1)You Want a Job That Doesn’t Require You Sitting for an Extended Period
Lying on your side is fine in pregnancy, but sitting for an extended period increases your risk of blood clots while standing for the same extended period reduces the amount of blood that flows to your baby.
You want to have this fact in mind when finally choosing a job.
1)You Also Want to Avoid All Such Jobs That Are Time Sensitive
Some expecting moms find they can manage such jobs just fine, however, for most moms, avoiding such jobs altogether will save you the pressure (which can sometimes become quite intense) of trying to meet a deadline.
Jobs you settle for should be ones that can be done at your pace and convenience to save you the added stress of meeting deadlines.
3)Jobs That Pose Some Health Risks to You and Your Baby
You also want to avoid completely all such jobs that pose even a little degree of health risk to you and your growing baby.
That said, here are fifteen ways to make money while pregnant:
1)Start a Blog
Blogging is a lot of hard work, I just had to put that out there, however, it is still work that can be done at your pace.
If you love writing, then this would be a great option for you to make money while pregnant. All you’d need to do is pick a niche you love, get reliable hosting, and then get started filling your blog with a ton of great content.
You don’t need any extensive knowledge to start your blogging career as you can learn on the job. There are also a ton of helpful resources out there (courses, ebooks, and videos) that will aid you as you get started and teach you on the best things to do to grow your blog.
Once you start to get a reasonable amount of daily traffic, you can consider monetizing from any of the numerous ways to monetize a blog.
Some of the more common ones bloggers use include:
- Contextual Advertising (like Google adsense, mediavine, shemedia, and media.net)
- Affiliate marketing
- Selling your own products
- Sponsored posts
- Direct as space
2)Self-publish books on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
There’s also the option of self-publishing books on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
This was my preferred option of making money while pregnant. Since I was sick and bedridden most of the time, what I did was download the Google Docs app so I could write even in that state.
I also ensured I wrote a lot of what I already had extensive knowledge on. This meant I didn’t need to do too much research to get the content of my book and I was able to write a lot of books this way and earned a consistent monthly, passive income.
Amazon KDP makes it easy for publishers to self-publish on the platform. The fact you can publish every single book of yours in six different formats also helps a lot:
- Large Print
- Expanded Distribution
Having each of your books available in all formats increases your earning potential tremendously.
You can source for content for your books by watching relevant videos on YouTube, browsing for articles, or checking this website, pdfdrive.com
3)Become a Social Media Manager
How to make money while pregnant? You could also go the easy route and start managing social media accounts for brands.
Getting these types of jobs is not as difficult as it seems. For one, you could reach out to family and friends you know are too busy to manage their brands and pitch to them about your new services managing social media pages.
You are likely to get your first job this way. To increase the pool, you also want to reach out to bloggers in Facebook groups with samples of your past work.
Keep at it and soon you will have enough accounts to manage that will keep you busy and your pockets filled.
4)Sell a Course
There’s also the option of selling courses online. You want to find a topic you enjoy and can teach and create a course from this.
Courses sell all year round and are a good source of passive income.
You could also decide to kill two birds with one stone by creating a course and also writing a book on the same topic to be published on Amazon.
5)Invest in a High-yield Investment Platform
If you would rather not get involved in any stressful job opportunities then an easier way to make money while pregnant would be to turn to investments.
Tons of investment platforms will grow your money for you in a reasonable amount of time with very little risk.
You’d just need to ensure you invest based on referral to mitigate your risks.
6)Run a Paid WhatsApp Class
It’s possible to make up to $5,000 every month running paid WhatsApp classes.
This method is similar to selling a course, only, you don’t host this course on a third-party site but sell directly to prospective students in the form of a paid WhatsApp membership.
Materials for your course could range from articles, short books, pdf files, and videos.
You advertise your course via any medium you deem fit and then get people to click through to join your WhatsApp class.
This method is great for making money while pregnant as you can always upsell to these persons later on to make more money.
7)Run a YouTube Channel
YouTubers are making a killing on the platform and you can too. The best part is that the YouTube platform has made it possible to create content whichever way you feel comfortable. This means if being in front of a camera to talk to your audience is something that sits well with you, then you should go for this. Alternatively, if you would rather remain anonymous, then you could opt for a no-face channel and keep your identity secret.
Once your YouTube channel grows to a reasonable extent (when you meet the YouTube criteria of having 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours within twelve months), then you could join the YouTube partnership programme and have your videos monetized.
Before then though, you could turn to other ways of making money from YouTube (like affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, and selling your own products).
8)Become an Angel Investor
Another method to make money while pregnant that also requires very little effort on your part is to become an angel investor.
This method involves you identifying a business around and then investing into it to become a silent partner.
With this, you are free to go about your regular activities while your money works for you.
9)Monetize Your Whatsapp Status
You could also monetize your WhatsApp status and earn money from views. If you currently get a lot of daily views on images on your status, then this is one way to make money you want to look into.
The best part is there is no one-size-fits-all as you can set your own prices to maximize your earnings.
10)Sell Stuff Via Whatsapp
Or you could just go the popular option and sell stuff directly via your WhatsApp status.
If you have a lot of items you no longer need then this is one option worth considering.
11)Become a Facebook Profile Designer/Customizer
Yet another option to make money while pregnant is to design or customize Facebook profile pages.
This job option can be done by anyone, so long as you have some basic designing skills.
There are also a ton of design apps like Canva and Creative Fabrics that can make your design a lot easier.
Canva already comes with hundreds of graphic templates that can be edited and tweaked to produce whatever design you want.
12) Sell Monetized Youtube Channels
I haven’t exactly purchased a youtube channel, but I have friends who have for one reason or the other.
First off, it’s great to know YouTube isn’t exactly against buying a YouTube channel. Here is no place in the Youtube programme policy where it says you can’t do so.
That said, selling monetized youtube channels is a very lucrative business and people turn to it quite regularly, seeing how difficult it is to meet the YouTube criteria for monetization.
Monetized YouTube channels typically sell for around twenty to thirty times their monthly income and you can sell these via large Facebook groups or through Youtube flippers like PlayerUp. FameSwap, TrustIU, and ACCS Market.
13) Sell Monetized Blogs
Like YouTube flipping, you can also sell monetized (and even non-monetized blogs for a profit.
I recently sold my old, adsense-monetized blog for twenty times its monthly earnings. I also got a good deal from this sale as I got to keep my blog content. All the buyer wanted was the domain name and the adsense. So I started this new blog and imported the old content here.
Blog flipping is quite lucrative and is a great option for making money while pregnant.
14)Make Money Suggesting Domains
If you would rather not go through the stress of registering a domain, hosting the site, and also writing articles regularly, then a good alternative is to work with Squadhelp.
Squadhelp is sort of like a website/domain flipper, only with a twist. So, while you can flip your domains and websites here, you can also make money from domaining without having to own or register these domains.
The way it works, all you’d be required to do is to suggest creative names which Squadhelp goes ahead to register once approved. If these get chosen and bought, you earn a percentage of the fee.
You can also join naming contests, where you could win up to $300 if your domain name gets chosen.
Earnings from here are then remoted into your Paypal or Payoneer account seven days after you make a withdrawal request.
15)Become an Affiliate Marketer
Lastly, there’s also the option of becoming an affiliate marketer.
Most affiliate marketers set up a blog to promote their respective programme, however, you aren’t always required to have one.
There are affiliate programmes that can be promoted even without you being a blogger. You just need to ensure your programme of choice allows for this.
Some of the most lucrative affiliate programmes include:
- Amazon Affiliate
- eBay Partner Network
Joining a high-paying affiliate network increases your potential of making a lot more money consistently.
It’s also advisable to opt for one or more recurring affiliate programmes, that way you start to earn passive income, which can grow, the more people you have buying through your link.
10 Worst Jobs to Have While Pregnant
As mentioned earlier, there are some worst jobs to have while pregnant and you want to avoid these at all costs.
Here are the most common of them:
- Flight attendant (especially during your early pregnancy)
- Police officer
- Sales clerks
- Construction worker
- Hair Stylist
Realistically, it might not be so easy to leave your regular job when you become pregnant. What is recommended is that you work out a schedule with your employer where you aren’t on your feet all day. Remember too much stress is bad for you and your growing baby at this point and this should be uppermost on your mind at this point.
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