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How to Make Extra Money for Maternity Leave
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Written by Nona Weeks   

I have been looking into ways to earn a little extra money for maternity leave since I am due in the next three weeks. I am a single mom and have only been able to work 15 hours a week for the last couple of months due to pregnancy issues. I did have money put up for maternity leave, but my savings has gradually dwindled due to the limited amount of work. With that being said, I needed to find as many ways to make extra money for my maternity leave so that I can at least take six weeks of work off. This is some of the things that I have been doing.

Start by doing freelance writing on various sites to earn extra money for maternity leave. I had been doing this for a while, but put more focus into the work since I needed more money for maternity leave. It is fairly easy work if you have interests to write about, and you can make decent money. This is something that you should begin doing a few months before maternity leave so that your residual income can build up.

Read emails, do tasks, take surveys, or other things that can give you a little extra money for maternity leave. These things do not make you a lot of money, but I make an extra $80 or more a month. Some of it is cash , but I also get gift cards for places that I shop.

Find things to sell that you no longer need around your home. You can sell items online, at consignment stores, or even have a yard sale. I had a yard sale a couple of months ago and made over $300 for maternity leave selling small items like clothing and house hold items. My baby is due in a few weeks, and I plan on having one more yard sale after the baby is born to make a little more money for my maternity leave.

Sign up with a bank that offers you a monetary incentive to open an account with them. I recently signed up for an account and all I had to do was have a direct deposit made within 90 days to receive $200. I have to say that I was actually interested in the banking institute, but the thought of having $200 for my maternity leave gave the extra push to open the account.

Start recycling in your home. You can find local recycling companies that will give you money for recycling almost anything. This is a great program because you were going to throw the items anyway. I have been known to make an extra $50 or so in a month. This could be a great addition to your maternity leave.

Find ways to save money or get free items. Saving money is just as good as making extra money. You can receive free samples from manufacturers, find coupons for everything, and find other ways to cut costs during your maternity leave.


Sites to Earn Extra Money for Maternity Leave

-Writing Sites

Yahoo Contributing Network



-Other Sites




Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mturk)

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jswana said:

Wonderful guidelines on making extra money.
June 06, 2011
Votes: +1

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