Just because you're a stay-at-home mom doesn't mean that you can't still find side hustles! Today, we've got some great ways for you to make money on the side.
As moms, we often give our all to everybody else and don't always think about ourselves. If you want to feel like you're contributing more and want to be able to bring in some extra money while still staying at home with the kiddos, then we've got some ideas for you! We feel strongly that being a stay-at-home mom doesn't necessarily mean that you have spend all your time on children and housework, there are so many unique stay-at-home positions to help you bring in a little extra dough and we're going to explore some of the top ones!
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Whether you're crafty, a writer, a former school teacher, good with kids, or just good with a computer, one of these options is bound to work for you! Wanna know what I'm talking about? Get yourself a…
What's a side hustle, you ask? Typically, someone would get a side hustle on top of their normal full-time job (such as being a stay-at-home mom), which allows them to pursue their passions. Side hustles help to provide supplemental income and give you a creative outlet, which is a win-win in our book!
The options are endless, but here are the most common and popular side hustles…
SIDE HUSTLES KEEPING KIDS
If you are good with kids (and you probably are if you stay at home with your kids all day!) then you could consider opening up an in-home daycare. Working moms are almost always looking for a good place for their kids to go during the day. And if they know the caregiver, that's a bonus!
Some people will only keep kids of certain ages, like maybe the same age as their kids at home. They may only accept them after they're a year old so that they're not having to handle a newborn AND a couple of 2-year-olds. There are even those who only keep teachers' kids. That way they don't have to keep kids during the summer or over the holidays when their own kids are out of school. Regardless, it's a great way to make some money on the side without having to leave the house! Just make sure that you take care of any certifications that you may need to keep everything on the up and up.
ONLINE SIDE HUSTLES
If you have a computer and reliable internet, then these side hustles are definite options for you!
Have you ever thought about becoming a virtual assistant? A lot of people will do this as a side hustle. Virtual assistants may manage a business' social media, do administrative or technical work, or even do their payroll for their on-site employees. You're basically doing the tasks that an assistant would do for someone, but you're able to do it remotely from your home.
One way to find clients is to go around different businesses in your town to see if they need any help in that department. You'd be surprised how many local businesses are looking to find someone that can successfully run their social media or webpage. A lot are even looking to outsource some of their in-office tasks.
Another way to find clients is to create a profile and put your resume on a site like UpWork. You just list all of your strengths so that possible clients would be able to see what you're capable of. Are you up to date with all of Facebook's algorithms? Maybe you're a whiz at accounting? Are you super efficient at keeping someone's calendar and responding to emails? Advertise whatever you're best at!
Have you always had a dream to have your own blog but you haven't ever pursued it? Do it! It IS possible, not that we would know or anything (cough cough, ahem). If you have something that you're passionate about, go for it! Pinterest has a lot of helpful articles that can help you to get started and grow your blog. Stop dreaming about it and start doing it!
Are you skilled at writing? Becoming an independent freelancer is another great way to make money on the side. Businesses are always looking for ghostwriters to write articles, books, and blog posts. Jobs are easy to pick up and you get paid once they're completed. Some great freelancing sites you can look into are UpWork, Freelancer, and Guru.
Fiverr is another site that's great to earn some money on the side. One of the really cool things is that you can take training courses in any areas that you would like to improve on. If you want to learn more, then make sure that you check THIS post out!
SIDE HUSTLES FOR THE CRAFTY
Are you crafty? If you have the time to continue doing that while you're at home with the kids, then I'm just going to pause and slow clap you for a minute because that is hard! For those who are really good at what you do, have you ever considered selling your crafts?
Etsy makes it really simple to create an account, post your product, and even get all of the shipping information together that you need. Physical products, such as jewelry and handmade items go over really well. Or if you're good at graphic design, people go crazy over stickers and prints! If it's a hobby that you love to do, then you should definitely consider selling your items!
IN-HOME TUTORING SIDE HUSTLES
Tutoring can have a pretty high demand since it's needed from elementary ages through college. Reading, math, English, history, science, the list could go on! If you're skilled in those areas and have the space in your home, then it could be a really great side hustle for you. You can sign up with a site like Care.com to make finding clients really easy. You could also put out ads to the local schools offering up your services so that they can share them with the parents.
If you have a degree and experience teaching kids, then you should also check out VIPKid! They're an online company that teaches English to kids in China. You do have to have a flexible schedule because your work hours will usually be late at night or super early in the morning. Lots of people have been able to make it work and been successful with it!
If you'd like some learn about some more ways to earn money on the side, make sure that you check out our post about gig jobs that you can earn money with! Also, make sure that you check out our post about work life balance so that you don't get burnt out. We have some really great tips that are tried and true.
Do you have any great side hustles that you would add to the list? Share them with us in the comments!
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Get your side hustle on!
VIPKID or similar companies are great for anyone with a bachelor’s degree! You can work as many hours as you want and do it all before your littles wake up. I’ve done it for 3.5 years now and LOVE it.
I’m glad that it’s doing so well for you! I’ve heard great things about it. XOXO
Great side hustle ideas, thank you. I didn’t know Care.com offered in-home tutoring services. I always thought of them as childcare and housekeeping. Good to know!
I know, most people don’t realize that they’re more than just childcare and housekeeping! They’re a great way for moms to make money on the side for sure.
Love the ideas. I am not a stay at home mom but rather a 27 year old with a cat that would like a side hustle when I get home from my part time. Thinking about the Etsy idea and how I can start selling things I can create. Thanks Jordan! so helpful as always, keep it up 🙂
Hey, cat moms need side hustles, too! 😉 Good luck creating things and selling them on Etsy! I’m glad that it was helpful for you! 🙂