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How to be a Stay at Home Mom and Make Money Online [Affiliate Marketing]

It’s true that life is difficult, especially after you have children. But how we face those difficulties makes the biggest difference.

Becoming a mother and dedicating yourself to your children is a full-time job. Unfortunately, this job does not come with a paycheck at the end of every week. For many families, relying on one source of income can be difficult and if this is your situation, you are not alone, it was difficult for me too.

For a long time, I kept thinking that I needed to find a way to work from home in order to spend more time with my family. But what kept me from doing so?

Simply put, I was afraid. Besides, you may have already realized that is not so simple to find the right tools online, especially free of scams. Providing legitimate information and guidance to create your own online business without it costing you a fortune is what you will find in this article.

To jump straight to the matter, let’s start 

How to be a stay at home mom and make money without getting scammed?

There are many ways to make money online, but I will focus on what worked for me. Creating an online business with Affiliate Marketing.

I think this will go well for you because it can be achieved in your free time. I am a stay at home mom and generally I work early in the mornings and after lunch when is nap time. In every situation, my work schedule can be re-accommodated and I think you can do it too.

I have been working for more than two years with affiliate marketing and honestly, I think is the best decision I made. It sounds complicated but it isn’t at all and you don’t need a college degree or a credit card to start.

I think you can do it because many other moms are already doing it!.

We have a lot to cover, so let’s start with a guide for easy access.

I. Everything starts with a dream.

II. What is an Affiliate Marketing Business?

III. Challenges you will face if you wish to work from home with an online business.

1. Fear – You may think you are not good at it or it seems too complicated
2. What is an Affiliate Marketing Business?
3. I don’t have enough time – How to make the most out of the time you have.
4. Having clear goals for you and your children
5. Training and learning

IV. Possible Downside and Important points to consider

V. Opportunities that will present themselves

VI. How to start building your business for Free Today?

VII. How to keep yourself focused while you train and build your business?



When we talk about starting something new, no matter what it is, we have to start with a clear image of what we want and where do we want to go. The best way is to dream, so dream big.

I dreamt about having an online business that would allow me to quit my job and work from home. Is that your dream as well?

Do you wish to work from the comforts of your home while you’re taking care of your children? Would you like to build your own online business and start working under your own term? If I did it, so you can!

With the current state of tech its really easy, anybody can do it and, you can start with almost zero monetary investment.

Today I am going to guide you, step by step, of what you have to do to build an online business with affiliate marketing. 

What do you need for this challenge? You need to be able to manage your time wisely. Be patient, willing to learn and consistent in the work that you will be doing. Are you ready? If you are, I suggest you keep reading.

Now, I want you to be aware of the challenges ahead and because I have been there, I want you to be ready to overcome them.


It’s about creating a website regarding something you are passionate and love talking about. Maybe it will come as a surprise for you, but talking about something you would love to learn or that you know of so much, like the back of your hands, can generate income online.

The idea is to provide content that helps people find things they are searching for online and monetize it by promoting products that stores have for sale.

Examples of a niche or focus that your website can have are Handcrafts, weight loss, wedding planning, beauty and photography, home decoration, life as a retired person, tech, parenting, etc.

How do you earn money? You earn money by placing affiliate links in the content you write about. The stores or merchants whose items you are promoting will pay you a commission for sales.

How people will find my articles? The best and free, way to do so is managing to have your articles show up in the results of search engines like Google or Bing. There are tools to help you with that.

The more content you add to your website, the higher the opportunities to earn commissions you will have.

A very famous quote from Walt Disney goes like this “if you can dream, you can do it” and it is right!



#1. Fear – You may think you are not good at it or it seems to be too complicated

Being afraid is completely normal. Would you believe me that I still feel a bit of fear when making decisions for my business? Everyone feels afraid when leaving our comfort zones. We say we want to quit our jobs or do something different with our lives but the fear paralyzes us.

My friends, the great entrepreneurs don’t live in the comfort zone, they live out of it, constantly searching for opportunities, and it’s the reason why they find them.

Everyone has the capacity to be like them, we just need to train our minds to accept the fear and leave the comfort zone.


The right mindset?

Let me tell you with an example, let’s say you want to go to Michigan but you don’t know the road, do you get a map right? So, in the online business, you will need a map, you will need proper training to get the knowledge. The rest is taking action, start driving toward your target place and that’s it.

Building an online business is not as scary as you might think.

Two main points that can cause you fear.

  • Building a website:
    With the proper training and platform, this can be achieved in less than 5 minutes and I will show you how to do it. The best part, you can create your first website totally free.

  • Create content
    I’ve suggested that is way better to start with a niche about something you like talking about so that it turns into your favorite hobby and doesn’t feel like a job.
    You don’t need to be a writer. You can write the same way you talk to your friends. It’s about communicating your thoughts and experiences, and we do this every day with our friends, right?

If you are still afraid, you can ask yourself “What is the worst that can happen?” and you will see is never as bad as you initially thought. In the majority of cases, the worst that can happen is that you lose a bit of time, but at least you gave yourself the opportunity to try something different in search of your goals.

“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo

#2. I don’t have enough time – How to make the most out of the time you have?

Whether you are still working full time or already at home my suggestion will be the same. You can start your business in your free time. I, for example, committed myself to work on my business two to three hours a day, six days a week. This was not easy as many times I was dead tired but my dream kept me going.

To this day, time keeps being the biggest challenge for me and because of this, I emphasize this point. I propose you set a goal for how many hours you are going to dedicate sooner rather than later.

Remembering why you are doing it, will be your number one motivation on the days you feel down.

“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress.” Tomás A Edison

#3. Not Having Clear Goals for you and your Children – What do you want to accomplish? Do you wish to make money from home? Do you want a better future for your children?

If you feel the desire to stay at home with your children, you will find a million reasons to do so. In order to achieve this, propose yourself a goal and start walking towards it.

Something you can maybe recognize is that you have already embarked on that path. Remember you are here because you found my article through one of the search engines. Investigating how do you reach your goal is the first step.

Congratulations! you are on the right track!

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.– Michael Korda

#4. Getting the Right Training – Acquiring Proper Knowledge

If you want to be successful online you have to have a good foundation. Where to start? If you follow my guide you will start the same way everyone does, practicing, making mistakes and learning from them.

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ― Maya Angelou


Just like any other business, affiliate marketing can take time to mature. I know we are conditioned to want to see immediate results and don’t get me wrong, this is normal but building an online business will take time.

  • You must be willing to work at least 6 months creating content before you see your first commission.
  • Even though all the tools I will provide you to start your business are totally free, you must know there will be costs associated with this line of business.

Associated Cost.

  • A Domain name can cost you around $15 a year.
  • Website hosting will generally cost between $10 and $50 per month.

Remember, I started just where you are, a complete novice, but look at me now after only two years!


Along the way, you will learn that there are many ways to generate passive income with your website. For example, you can increase traffic and earnings with YouTube videos, Email Marketing, Google Ads and also using sponsors for your articles.

You will learn all this in the training.


As I promised, the training you will receive is FREE and has 10 Essential Lessons, the informative videos are free and the support as well. There is no obligation to pay anything and you won’t be asked for any payment information. In the end, you will have your own website, ready to be monetized.

As I said earlier, everything starts with a dream and here I am providing all of the tools that you will need to start your online business and, again, totally free.

Lessons that you will find in the Training

Every lesson you start will be provided in a written and video format and at the end of each lesson, there will be tasks and exercises to complete.

The platform that I work with and the one we will be using for the training and hosting of your website is Wealthy Affiliate University.

If you would like to know why I work with this platform you can access the review I made for it here

>>Wealthy Affiliate University review.<<

Ready to start?

To register and have access to the training you only need to enter your email address and click on ‘Get started’

While you are taking the course, you will be able to send messages and emails to my personal account with any questions you may have. You can also leave me a comment in this page below.

To wrap thing out, creating an online business is possible. It could be your dream but you have to have the desire and determination to accomplished. In this article, I have had provided all the guidance you need to start now it is your turn to take action.

If you liked the article and the training, please return to this article and tell us your experience in the training. We love to receive feedback in order to better help more people that wish to earn money from home with an affiliate marketing business.

Best of luck and we will see each other during the training.

Smart Leader

6 thoughts on “How to be a Stay at Home Mom and Make Money Online [Affiliate Marketing]”

  1. I ran across your article searching for ways to make money at home. Affiliate marketing has definitely crossed my mind, but I felt that I was lacking the tools to be successful and many programs that I looked into seemed to just want my money. It is awesome that you found this program. It sounds very interesting and I think that I will check it out. Thank you!

    • Dr. Baker,

      I agree that is incredible to know you can start in the affiliate marketing business with little to no investment if you know the best training program. Please count on me if you have any questions or need guidance for Wealthy affiliate.

  2. This is a great post on how to make money online with the affiliate marketing business model.

    I love how the flow of information goes from a dream as you require that to push you but starting makes the whole process alot easier.

    Affiliate marketing is best for moms  ( stay at home moms) in my opinion as it give you something lucrative to do.

    Fear and the right mindset where my biggest obstacles to starting but i did regardless and i am very glad i made such a bold decision.

  3. Yo u are right. Dreams can and do turn into passions. Many mothers would like to have some added income, and you being to show them is commendable. And to use affiliate marketing as the tool to do so is an excellent choice. I know it is a low-cost to start that can produce high-income. It takes persistence and commitment. This can be leveraged with mentors and coaching like yourself. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for writing this article on How to be a stay at home mom and make money online. I have looked for some time now for an online business I could do without it costing me an arm and a leg. Most of the companies I looked into were priced way to high in my opinion. They seemed to only want your money too. After reading your very informative article I can see that affiliate marketing might be the way to go for me. Your article covered all my fears, maybe I could do this after all. I will be checking this out. Thanks again.  

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