There’s nothing quite like when you’re pregnant and need money fast. After all, there’s a live human growing bigger every day to remind you your world is about to change forever. And while babies bring lots of joy, they also need a LOT of stuff! So if you’re wondering how to make money while pregnant, here are the best jobs for pregnant women.
Whether you need money fast or you’re looking for a way to help provide financially for your family after the baby comes, there’s a job on this list for you. There’s some overlap, but I tried to divide the ways to make money while pregnant into four categories. Read them all or use the links below to jump to the section that best describes your situation:
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It’s crunch time. You’re pregnant and need money fast because baby is on the way and there are one hundred things yet to buy. You need cash and you need it fast. Here’s how to make money while pregnant without much effort:
1. Take Surveys
While taking surveys will not replace a full-time income, you can make easy extra money. Plus, these are things you can do even if you’re pregnant on bedrest or just killing time in the waiting room for your 98 appointments.
Hot Tip #1: Create an email address just for taking surveys or create a filter so all messages from the survey companies go to a specific folder. That way you can check that spot once or twice per day when you’re ready for survey activities, without filling your main inbox with survey offers.
But are there legitimate survey companies? Yup!
Legitimate Online Survey Companies:
Pinecone Research is a trusted leader in the survey panel industry. This site pays you $3 for every survey you take and you only need a $3 balance to get paid. There is a specific app for Pinecone Research too, so you can take surveys while you’re killing time in the waiting room for all your doctor appointments.
Pinecone is also great because you can get paid in your PayPal account, check, or through gift cards, and it seems much faster than other survey sites. Tap here to sign up and see if you qualify.
If you sign up for Survey Momma, they search through thousands of surveys to find the most relevant and top-paying ones for you. They don’t have all of the survey sites but they still have lots to choose from. Plus, the service is totally free. So if you want access to lots of survey sites all in one spot, then sign up with Survey Momma!
InboxDollars will give you $5 gift ust for signing up. Then you can earn more cash (a little at a time) by:
- answering questions
- playing games
- watching TV and movies
- browsing the web through the InboxDollars search engine
- entering into sweepstakes
- reading emails
- checking out products and services
You can withdraw the money you’ve earned once you reach $30. With InboxDollars, even if you get disqualified for a survey, you win a spin on Billy’s Spin and Win wheel to earn something. Use the InboxDollars mobile app for Android or for iOS.
Swagbucks is another site where you can get paid up to $35 to take surveys, watch videos, and play games. You can also use the Swagbucks search engine for your internet browsing or add the Swagbucks button to rack up points even faster.
Bonus: You Get $10 for Signing Up after your first purchase through one of their store links. When you earn enough points, you earn the money in gift cards. I like using this for fun money to spend on Amazon!
Another place to take surveys to make money while pregnant is Survey Junkie. Survey Junkie is known for offering high points for their surveys and a good user experience on their site. They are also generous with points by giving you a few points even if you get disqualified from a survey (which not every site does). Once you reach $10, you can cash out your points for money. Get started with Survey Junkie.
2. Sell Everything and Anything
If you’re pregnant and need money super fast, sell anything you absolutely don’t need. You would be surprised what people will pay for. Your clothes. Your purses. Holiday decorations. Your plasma. Like I said, just about anything. I made over $200 just last month selling stuff on Facebook buy & sell groups.
Here’s what you can sell:
- things you already own but don’t need or use
- things you make
- things you find cheap and flip for a profit
And here’s where you can sell those things:
- eBay – Learn how to sell on eBay and earn thousands from the expert Flea Market Flippers. Grab their FREE 5-day course while you’re there to see if flipping is a good fit for you.
- Facebook Buy & Sell Groups
- Craigslist – Check out these 5 tips for successful selling on Craigslist.
- Varage Sale
- Amazon – Start your own FBA business and sell on Amazon
- Etsy – Crafty? Here’s a video tutorial for exactly how to start your own Etsy shop.
3. Use Rebates & Cashback Apps
You might as well make sure you’re getting as much cash back you can on your purchases by using these tools. You’ll get rebates on groceries, cleaning supplies, toiletries, clothes, travel, wholesale memberships, pet supplies, and alcoholic beverages. There’s a way to get cash back on just about any purchase using these:
- EBATES – Sign up here for the Best Cash Back Site & $10 BONUS. Get big fat checks in the mail every few months for your online purchases.
- Ibotta – Find rebate coupons for everything you need. Shop. Take a picture of your receipt. Get cash in your PayPal account once you reach $20. Sign up for Ibotta to save on groceries and more today.
- Swagbucks – Sometimes you can get a higher % back on your purchases if you go through Swagbucks instead of EBATES. If you sign up for Swagbucks you can compare and see which you like better. Either way, it’s super easy money in your pocket.
Best Jobs For Pregnant Women That Can Be Careers
If you’re not in a rush for money but you’re looking for a flexible work-from-home job you can do while pregnant and continue after your baby is born, here are some of the best options:
- Writing Books
A Freelancer is a self-employed person offering services, usually to businesses and multiple clients at one time.
Freelancing is one of the best jobs for pregnant women for two reasons:
- You have more control and flexibility both during pregnancy and after your baby is born
- You have great potential and the best odds for making a legitimate income from freelance work
You could make money as a:
4. Virtual Assistant
If you’re a fan of office work, there’s no shame in that. In fact, your skills are in demand–virtually! With the massive growth of online business, there’s also an explosion of need for Virtual Assistants. I see posts looking to hire virtual assistants every single week in my Facebook groups…and I’m not even searching for that information!
Some virtual assistants provide customer service or check emails, but there are hundreds of services a virtual assistant can do. From video editing to proofreading and graphic design. Virtual Assistants can work remotely and start out earning $20-35 per hour.
- How to Become a Virtual Assistant – 10 Best Training to Figure Out if VA is for YOU
- Horkey Handbook’s list of 150+ services a virtual assistant can get paid to do
5. Freelance Writer
Blogs need to keep putting new content out to the world to keep people engaged. But it can be hard to come up with the time and ideas. Plus, it’s nice to have a fresh perspective once in a while. So as a Freelance Writer, you could write blog posts in exchange for money. While a lot of sites will not pay for articles, there are hundreds that do.
6. Social Media Manager
Yes, there are legit ways to make money by hanging out on social media. Everyone from one-person blog owners to multi-billion dollar companies relies on social media to connect with fans, build buzz, and spread the word about their brand.
Social Media Managers obviously need to know the ins and outs of the most popular social media platforms, but there are many other traits it takes to succeed. For more information on starting a side hustle as a social media manager, click here.
7. Freelance Graphic Designer
An excellent job for pregnant women who are skilled at designing is a Freelance Graphic Designer. Many people and businesses hire graphic designers to create logos, business card designs, images for social media, brochures, advertisements, postcard designs, and more.
8. Freelance Bookkeeper
If you know how to reconcile a bank account, are comfortable with technology and accounting software, and you have strong communication skills, then maybe being a Virtual Bookkeeper is a good way to make money while pregnant…and after.
Here’s an interview with a successful bookkeeper who created a course for those who want to start providing bookkeeping service. And with a quick search, I found hundreds of bookkeeping jobs on Upwork and Indeedand FlexJobs.
9. Freelance Videographer
Videographers are often hired to capture special events or to create promotional videos for marketing purposes. This job has enormous potential for growth because, as you’ve probably noticed, videos are what capture our attention now. One scroll through your Facebook news feed and you’ll see video after video.
And video skills are not skills many business owners have. So if you are pregnant and need money fast and you have video-making skills in your toolbox, then start raking in the money creating amazing videos.
10. Freelance Website Designer
Another way you can make money as a creative with flexible hours is as a Website Designer. A business without a website is missing out on huge growth potential. (This would be a perfect client to approach, by the way.) If you have design and tech skills that you love to use designing websites, then you could make money fast because there are MANY people looking for someone to help them make their website look better/more professional/prettier/easier-to-read/etc.
11. Freelance Photographer
Love taking stunning pictures? Get paid for it!
People love pictures. From pregnant mamas to sweet newborns, high school seniors to happily engaged couples, college athletes to authors. It seems like people are hiring photographers every few months.
So if you have the skills to take amazing pictures, working as a Freelance Photographer is a job you could start while pregnant and continue for years after your baby is born.
This guy transformed his photography side hustle from $30k per year to $30k in one day!
This is just scratching the surface of freelancing opportunities. If you want to know exactly what steps to take to start freelancing and making money from home, grab my guide below:
While blogs used to just be online diaries, they are now used as a marketing tool for businesses and can even be a business in itself. Most people can earn money a lot faster freelancing than blogging. But if you love to write, you want to work for yourself, you have tech-skills, you are willing to willing to continuously learn, and you understand that it’s not going to be fast money, then maybe you can make money as a Blogger.
If you start a blog at the beginning of your pregnancy, you could start to see regular income by the time baby is here.
- If you’re going to start a blog to make money, follow this step-by-step tutorial for setting up your site
You could be a Coach for anything you are passionate about and turn it into a way to consistently make more money. If you’re a good listener and people often come to you for advice, maybe becoming a life coach would be a good job for you. Here’s a story of a mom who started as a BeachBody Coach while on maternity leave.
I officially became an author on my second baby’s due date. It took me about 6 months to complete my book about how to wipe out debt fast, and I was 40-weeks pregnant when I hit publish.
P.S. I wish I had known how many times I was going to publicly share this picture. I had no intention of it when my husband took it. We just wanted to capture that incredible moment when I received my own book in the mail. I finally felt like a legit author! Had I known, I would have put makeup on or something…but that is the real me. T-shirt, yoga pants, and all.
- How to Write a Book (Even if You’re a Busy Mom)
- Authority.pub’s checklist for writing a bestseller is a great resource too
Pregnant And Need A Job ASAP That I Can Continue
If you’re pregnant and looking for a way to make money soon that you’ll be able to continue after your baby is here, these are excellent options:
Someone who turns audio files into text is called a Transcriptionist. This would be good for someone who has a quiet place to work, is skilled at listening carefully, and can type quickly. If that describes you, here are transcriptionist jobs that require no experience.
16. Professional Organizer
Have that pantry that’s perfectly organized? A neatly labeled craft room? Always getting compliments on how organized and tidy your things look? Start a side hustle as a Professional Organizer.
People will happily pay you to organize their chaos. Grab your label maker, baskets, and bins and help someone organize their life–and get paid for it. Start by asking those you know personally or professionally to see if anyone is interested in your service and what they’d be willing to pay.
If you’re like me and you cannot help but walk through life correcting the typos and grammar errors you see around you, then perhaps you need to be a Proofreader. Turn that skill into a job you can do from home. As someone who edited and proofread books, blogs, online course material and more, there are plenty of people who will pay for your eagle eyes.
18. Pre/Postnatal Fitness Instructor
If you have a fitness background or are willing ot get training, you can teach prenatal yoga or other prenatal/postnatal fitness classes while you are pregnant. Just talk to your doctor first before doing any changes to your exercise routine while pregnant.
19. Reservations Agent
A Reservations Sales Agent is someone who helps customers set up reservations for things like hotels, flights, rental cars, and more. Companies like American Airlines and AAA are some of the bigger companies that are starting to hire people remotely to do this job.
20. Teacher & Online Course Creator
Another way you can make money while pregnant is as an Online Instructor. You would teach what you know, bundle it into an online course, and sell it on a website like Udemy.
What can you teach? Udemy is a site that boasts you can “learn anything.” A few category examples are:
- beauty & makeup
- arts & crafts
- stress management
- and a ton more.
Even if there’s already a course on the topic you know well, there’s always room for competition. Make your course better or price it lower and you’re still in the game.
Here’s more information on becoming an instructor and reasons why you should be selling courses on Udemy. An online course is something you could create once and sell over and over again, even while you’re sleeping.
21. Customer Service Rep
If you love talking on the phone and helping people, you can work from home (or anywhere that meets the requirements) as a Call Center Representative. Here is one place you can find customer service work-from-home opportunities from a reputable company that has thousands of independent agents working through them. You’d get to set your own schedule and the application process takes a couple of weeks.
22. Direct Sales
You’ve probably bought items from a Multi-Level Marketing Representative and company before. Things like LipSense, Thirty-one bags, LuLaRoe leggings, Rodan & Fields face products, Young Living essential oils, Mary Kay makeup, Stella & Dot jewelry, Wildtree spices, Thrive shakes, Pampered Chef kitchen gadgets…
If there’s a product line you absolutely love and are passionate about, check into becoming a distributor and selling those things to your friends, family, people in your community, or even online. Check the fine print first so you know the upfront or ongoing investment required before you dive in. If it makes sense, dive in and sell away! Here’s a post I love with the Do’s and Don’ts of Direct Sales.
A popular job for pregnant women, stay-at-home moms, and even grandmas is to Babysit or Run an In-Home Daycare. As long as we keep having children (and by we, I mean you. I’m done. lol), there will continue to be demand for childcare providers.
Care.com is a popular site for finding people who are looking for childcare. Of course, you can also find kiddos by word of mouth or Facebook too. This is a way you can help other families while taking care of your own children too.
24. Online Test Assessor
Another completely online job for pregnant women could be a Test Scorer. These are the people who grade standardized tests, such as the PRAXIS. See if there’s an online test scoring opportunity for you here.
How To Make Money While Pregnant And Unemployed
Struggling to find a way to make money? Do you still need more ideas for how to make money while pregnant and unemployed?
No worries, there are lots of things you can do. Here are some more ways to make money while pregnant, and most are super flexible so they can fit into your schedule.
25. Brand Ambassador
If you have a friendly or outgoing personality, you can earn $20/hour or more as a Brand Ambassador. I’ve seen plenty of legitimate postings for flexible jobs like this that would be great for anyone who’s unemployed. Read about how to get started as a brand ambassador, what to expect, and where to find these jobs. You usually have to spend a decent amount of time on your feet, but this shouldn’t be a problem for most mamas until the very end of pregnancy.
26. Pet Caretaker
If you are good with animals, your services are in demand. People will pay decent money for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers. Read how this woman made $500 per month pet sitting to get out of debt. And this creative lady started an Airbnb for Dogs and earns $200/day.
27. Driver with Uber Or Lyft
if you have a car, a driver’s license, and time then use what you have and start making money as an Uber or Lyft Driver before your back seat is full of car seats. This is a side gig my husband started doing. Instead of going out and spending money on Friday and Saturday nights, he uses that time to make extra money. At the time of this writing, his last night out driving he earned $30 / hour. Check out these 11 things to know before driving then if it’s a good fit, start making money by giving rides to others as an Uber or Lyft Driver.
If you have an educational background or are strong in one subject area, you can use those skills to help tutor in person or online. You can help
- children in China who are eager to learn basic English
- young kids learn how to read or understand math
- high school students are looking for help studying for a big test like the SAT or ACT
- college students if you live near a university
29. Website Tester
Enjoy browsing the web? Like to share your opinion? You can actually earn about $200 per month as a Website Tester. Learn what a website tester does, tips for being successful, and a bunch of companies that will pay you to test websites.
30. Search Engine Results Judge
Another online job for pregnant women could be a Search Engine Evaluator. Here’s a guy who makes $700 a month with this flexible gig. With this job you’d help search engines show more accurate results by judging the results on search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing.
31. Rent Out Your Open Room
If you’re willing to share your space in your home for $150 per night, you can make money as an Airbnb host while you are pregnant. Just don’t rent out the nursery if the only bed in there is a crib. 😉
Best Jobs For Pregnant Women – Which Is Right For You?
Congrats! There’s no better time to get control of your money than when you’re pregnant with a baby on the way. Whether you just peed on the stick or you’re about to pop, there’s a way to make money while pregnant.
- Take surveys
- Become a Virtual Assistant
- Write and sell blog articles
- Test websites
- Hang out with pets
- Drive Uber
- Test websites
Do the things that you will enjoy most and will give you the results you want.
Related Articles on The Common Cents Club:
- How to Afford to be a Stay at Home Mom or Wife
- The Best Stay-at-Home Mom Jobs (Series)
- How to Make Money as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Cheers to living a life you love–without going broke,
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