4 Creative Ways to Earn or Save Money


Back in June of last year, I wrote a guest post on Money Saving Mom about how to survive a season of unemployment. I shared our own personal experience and how we had to find creative ways to get through one of our leanest financial times.

I wrote, hoping that I could encourage someone, who was going through such a difficult trial. But what I didn’t expect was being more encouraged by readers, who commented and shared how they were able to make ends meet during their most challenging financial seasons.

It’s exciting to hear about how people have found ways to live on less, and more than that, they come out of such trials, being more thankful and better stewards of what they have.

If you’re racking your brain trying to figure out how else you can save or earn money to help pay the bills and get food on the table, perhaps the following posts from other bloggers will give you the needed inspiration.

Milk for Sale

bottle V

With my first child, I pumped and stored so much breastmilk in the freezer, one would think I was expecting a natural disaster. Had I known I could’ve sold all that milk and start a savings account for my kid, I wouldn’t have tossed it all out. Though the idea of selling breastmilk may spark some controversy, The Penny Hoarder posted an interesting article about it here.

Reduce Clutter, Increase Cash

Artsy yard sale sign

If you’re looking to have a more minimalist lifestyle and make a few extra bucks in the process, having a yard sale is a great idea. K&M: The Stay-at-Home Life shares some helpful tips on having a successful yard sale.

Save on the Never-ending Chore of Laundry

drying laundry

Whether you’re a load-of-laundry-each-day kind of a person or someone who tackles the whole mountain of clothes in one day, we can all agree that laundry can be a daunting chore as well as a pricey one. Kate from Stay at Home Mom with Money Saving Tips shares different ways you can save money on this necessary household task.

Release the Writing Genius in You

fast fingers

If you want to bring in some income on a more regular basis, and you love to write, check out how Brittany from Equipping Godly Women is able to make real money by accepting writing orders from various website owners.

Your turn! Do you have any creative ideas for saving or earning some extra cash?


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6 thoughts on “4 Creative Ways to Earn or Save Money

  1. Great list! It really is amazing all the ways you can earn money once you open your mind to it. I babysat for different families until I was almost 30 because I loved it and it was something I could do in the evening while I still worked. 🙂

  2. I have to admit that I was expecting the same old things when I saw the title of your post, but I hadn’t even heard of the breast milk option, or readily thought of the laundry one! Great post!

    1. Yeah, I was shocked about the breast milk thing too! Who knew? I would always joke around about it with my husband that I should package up my extra milk and sell it. Didn’t know a market for it actually existed!

  3. Wow, are people really selling breast milk? I haven’t heard of this before.
    I like the laundry chore. We actually do this in the summer by having the kids do all the swimsuits and towels and hang them on the deck. We are on a lake, so we go through many suits and beach towels. You can only image the amount of laundry Id have to do, if I wash all these things and had to dry them, too. Instead the sun does half the laundry for me!

    1. Yeah, the breast milk for sale was news to me too! And yes, I know all about incredible amounts of laundry! It’s good to find ways to save on this daily chore. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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