When you make the choice to stay at home to parent your children it comes with immeasurable benefits. You get to spend every waking moment with your little ones, providing them the foundation that you want them to have in their formative years. It is a time of bonding and joy between parent and child. It is also a time that stay-at-home parents cherish for the rest of their lives.

But for many, the decision comes with a price – a lack of income from one parent. And that can put a stress and strain on any family.

The good news is there are many ways to make extra income even when you’re a stay-at-home parent. It takes discipline and effort, something that might be in short supply when you’re the parent of a young child or multiple children, but it can be done. And even if you are only able to make a few hundred dollars each month, it might make a big difference in your family’s budget.

Here are some options:

1. Blog

Do you have expertise in a particular field? Do you possess strong writing ability? If so, you might be able to find some work as a blogger for a website, or even on your own. If your blog is popular enough, you might be able to woo advertisers to your page, which could earn you a pretty penny. One of the keys to success as a blogger is to promote your work across social media, so get ready to post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and all sorts of sites.

2. Babysit

If you love kids, you might be able to make some extra money by opening your home to a few more through a babysitting service. If you know families who need a competent, caring sitter on a regular or semi-regular basis, it could be a viable option for you. There will be lots of work involved and you’ll need to lay out a little money for extra food and cleaning supplies, but it might pay off in the long run.

3. Teach

There are many online teaching options available to those with teaching degrees or advanced degrees. Even if you don’t possess one of those, you might want to check with public schools or technical schools to see if your college degree or work experience qualifies you for an online teaching position. Keep in mind that the workload might be intense for periods of time and you might have to build your work schedule around naptime or after the kids have gone to bed.

4. Make and Sell

Are you crafty or handy? Maybe there are items – jewelry, knickknacks or small pieces of art or furniture – that you can design or build at home and then sell online.

5. Bake

If you have a flair for baking and creating cool stuff in the kitchen, you might want to consider making cakes, cupcakes, or other sweet creations for parties.

6. Skilled Labor

Do you cut hair? Are you a masseuse? Did you used to work as an accountant? There is still plenty of need for people with those skills, and if you’re willing to open your home to other people, you could make a few extra bucks by keeping your trade alive.

7. Web Design

Lots of companies – big and small – will pay top dollar for someone to create and manage their website. If you have this skill, or are willing to take some classes to learn how to do it, you could earn a nice chunk of money from your home by setting up, designing, and managing websites.

8. Sell Things on Craigslist/eBay

If you’ve got a bunch of stuff that you’re looking to sell and have friends who want to get rid of stuff too, you might want to open Craigslist and eBay accounts. If your friends will give you a cut of what they sell, you could find some nice pocket change in your future.

9. Consign

This might not be a big money maker, but it’s an option to consider. Do you have tons of unused toys, clothes, and baby furniture that are in good condition? Do you have a bunch of other items – computer equipment, electronics, jewelry, and home goods that are well maintained and could be sold? It might be an opportunity for you to make some much needed cash.

10. Edit – Copy and Video

If you are capable at writing and editing, you might consider trying to find work as a copy editor for a publication or website. Also, if you have skills as a video editor, you might be able to find part-time, at-home work editing videos for websites. You would need substantial peace and quiet for this type of work, so you might be toiling into the night. But if the deadlines are flexible and spread out, it could fit nicely into your schedule.

Another option is to look for jobs that allow teleconferencing. Nowadays, the world is so interconnected that you might be able to apply your particular set of skills to a job halfway across the country.