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Hi, my name is Jessica May. I’m a mom of 7 crazy kiddos, baker, blogger, and much more! I love Swimming in the river, hiking the Hill Country, paddling, tubing, surfing, flying, and spending time with my family at home or on the road. We live on a small farm in Boerne, Texas. We have lots of animals, and we love to garden. We are passionate about conservation and sustainable living and farming practices.

Best of 2018 + 5 Side Hustles That Let Me Stay At Home I Hill Country Homestead

Best of 2018 + 5 Side Hustles That Let Me Stay At Home I Hill Country Homestead

Are you looking for ways to Stay at Home and work this year? If your a mom, blogger, stay at home parent or just looking to make a little extra money, you can work from home in a variety of ways. Here are 5 ways I made my stay at home career work for me this past year.

This post contains some affiliate links that I think are totally awesome and have really benefited our family, if you click on them I earn a percentage and you can start earning too so, we all win!

  1. Grove Collaborative

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Grove is my top of the list favorite collaborator right now because they send you SO many free items. I often times wonder how they make ANY money because it seems like all they do is give away free stuff! Right now if you sign up you get the glass soap dispenser pictured above, the porcelain bubble up dish and brush (so cute), a huge pouch of eco-friendly hand soap and a Mrs. Myers all natural room spray that smells AH-mazing! Free products are available to you EVERY month and it all makes your home more beautiful, smell better and your doing good for the environment. They pay you just for posting their products and sending the links via email and the influencer percentages earned when you sign up others is one of the best I have found. If you haven’t signed up with Grove yet, do yourself a favor this New Year and get on board!

Check out some ways we use these beautiful pieces from Grove in our daily Montessori Toddler Morning

2. Influenster

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Influenster is an influencer community for reviewing and sharing opinions of thousands of products. You choose the products you love and use and you can start leaving reviews as soon as you sign up. This program is great for influencers who are just starting out because the program will grow with you as you create more content. You earn incentives and badges the more you interact and participate and it all leads to being sent a Vox Box which contains products custom to your preferences for you to photograph and review. Infuenster is a lot of fun to use and be a part of and can really make an impact on the growth of your social content. Sign up with the link above and get to it!

3. Doterra Partner

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This one is a no brainier. If you aren’t already signed up with an Essential oil company this day in age, run to the link above and never look back. Honestly, Doterra has the best business plan and payouts but I love ALL the oils and there may be a few YL oils in my collection. Signing up enables you to save a ton of money on buying oils for yourself and thank goodness Doterra set up such a great business model making it so easy to be successful and make money. I plan to invest a lot more time into this business resource this year and making it even more successful, join me!

4. Monetized Blogging

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If you have extra time you really should have a blog. It’s an easy thing to work on over time and as long as your adding content from time to time, it’s going to grow. There are a few valuable tools to speed up the growth and get your content out there in the hands of the readers. I would say Tailwind is the most effective blogging tool I have used to date. Pinterest is not a social media site it is a POWERFUL search engine and should be given the same value as Google. Getting your content seen on Pinterest can be tricky and to do it the right way, it is very time consuming. You can upload your blog content to Tailwind and schedule hundreds of postings for weeks worth of content quickly and in one sitting. Tailwind also works for planning postings to Instagram and helping to find the most popular hashtags that will boost your posts to the top of the feeds. With the market saturated with influencers and content you NEED Tailwind to help you get to the top. Use the link above and receive a discount!

CHECK out my original blog post on Blogging For Income here.

5. Personal Craft or Skill

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Create! Everyone has a skill or talent even if you don’t know what it is yet. Just start trying some things and eventually you will find something that fits. Most things can be brought to a local Farmer’s Markets or Craft fairs and the income and revenue possibilities are endless. I never thought I would be be a baker but I decided one day I wanted to learn how to make bread and had a ton of failure. I kept trying even though I sucked, Then after a while, I stopped failing so much and got pretty good at it. Now I sell my bread in stores and provide a little extra fun money to our budget. Find that thing that speaks to you and DON’T give up!

Check out my Minimalist Sourdough Bread Recipe to get Started!

Or get some Inspo below! Happy 2019!

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