Are you a Stay-At-Home Mom and looking to bring in some extra income to contribute to your family’s finances? If yes, check out these 10 Best Side Hustles!
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Sell Items on the FB Marketplace –
As a Mom, I know how often we can accumulate junk that we really don’t NEED in the house. No matter how often I clean up and throw things out, we somehow end up accumulating stuff ALL THE TIME! So what do you do with it??? Yes, you can just chuck the stuff, but why? Don’t they always say, “One Man’s junk is another Man’s Treasure”? There’s always someone on the market looking for what you want to get rid of. So why not turn your junk into profits? Clothes you no longer wear, furniture you no longer want, random items around the house you figure just take up space rather than being useful…All these items call be sold on the FB Marketplace! It’s super easy to use and you make extra $ for what was just laying around the house wasting space (plus it’s extra stuff to clean!). It’s a win to just get rid of it and get some cash in your pocket!
Sell your Services like Bookkeeping or Childcare –
I personally do Bookkeeping from home to make extra $$. It’s great and you can totally be self-taught and don’t need any certificates or degrees for it. You just need to have basic knowledge of income and expenses and be willing to learn programs like Quickbooks. Another thing that’s great, is to offer child care services! I mean if you’re already home with your own kids, what’s the difference in adding an additional one or two children a day to make some income! Obviously, you want to check with your state’s childcare guidelines first to make sure of the amount of children you’re allowed to watch at a time without having a certified daycare.
Delivery Services Such as Uber Eats or Door Dash –
I totally get how important it is for Moms to leave the house daily, not only to get some peace from their kids, but to do something for themselves! If you have a partner that’s willing to watch the kids when they get home from work, this may be perfect for you to get out of the house a few hours a day by signing up for later shifts. If you go to each of their sites for Uber Eats and Door Dash, you can compare the two first, and see which one is best for you! You’ll want to consider things like what shifts they offer, how much the pay, do they pay mileage, etc. Again, this is just a great option if you feel like you need to get out of the house a bit.
Turn Your Hobby Into a Business –
Do you have a hobby that you love?? For this source of creating income, your hobby will have to consist of actually creating cool items that you can sell. Are you into crafts, sewing, jewelry making, printing, etc? If so, you can totally sell your items on sites like Etsy or Shopify. Both are good options for setting up an online store to sell your goods. Things to consider with these options are what fees they charge, what payment options do they offer for your sales, setup fees, customization of your online store, etc. This is a great way to turn your hobby into an actual business! You should also make sure to set up an Instagram account to go with it, so you have a place to promote your products!
Join an MLM –
There are so many Multi-Level Marketing Companies out there to choose from! I’ve been part of several of these companies in the past. They are great opportunities to make money while helping others! The current MLM I’m part of now, is a Vegan Company that offers Skincare & Nutrition and promotes living a healthy lifestyle! So not only do I make $ selling these products, but I help others live a healthier lifestyle as well. Here’s my story if you’re interesting is seeing why it was great for me! Here’s a few MLM companies that I personally love and recommend if you want to get started with joining one.
Usborne Books – Books for Children
Arbonne– Vegan Skincare & Nutrition
Perfectly Posh – Naturally Based Pampering Products
Amare – Supplemental Products that focus on Mental Wellness
31 Bags – Purses, Totes, Bags & Organizational items.
Become a Virtual Assistant –
Do you have computer skils, office experience or social media skills? If so, then you may want to consider becoming a Virtual Assistant. There are TUNS of opportunities out there and many companies seem to be moving into the virtual realm. All you need for this is a work space, computer, internet access, a phone, useful skills and a will to learn. Things you can do as a virtual assistant is almost unlimited. Examples are answering phone calls, responding to emails, managing social media accounts, doing research, creating digital content, writing blog posts. And the list can go on and on. It really just depends on what you have to offer based on your experience.
Turn a Passion into Income –
Do you love to take pictures or create art? Turn these passions into reality and have them provide a source of income for you and your family. There are so many types of Photography businesses you can start. Again, it depends on you and what you’re interested in. Do you like taking pictures at events? If so, this is another great reason to get yourself out of the house a bit and away from the kids. There are also Apps out there where you can actually sell your photos as well. This Blog post is great to see which Apps make this possible. You can also sell your art using a site like Etsy or on your own website. You can even be creative and have fun by teaching art online. I’ll get into that in a bit!
Start a Blog or Vlog or Both –
I’m sure you’ve all heard how profitable Blogging can be. Vlogging can be just as profitable. What’s the difference between the two? Blogging is basically writing Blog posts on topics that interest you and can be useful to others on your own website that you set up through a site like WordPress, where I created mine. Vlogging on the other hand, is done by making videos on platforms like Youtube. I personally have a Youtube Channel as well and I find that it works hand in hand when you have both. Having both also gives you the opportunity to promote your own work from one platform to another! You can get Ad revenue on both and you can make affiliate income from both as well, plus have the opportunity to do sponsored posts. These are only some of the ways you can make income as a Blogger or as a Vlogger.
Affiliate Income –
So, I mentioned affiliate income above. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s when you are able to collect a commission as a reward for referring others to buy products from certain sites. For example, Amazon offers an affiliate program for influencers. Once approved for the affiliate program, you use your affiliate links in your blogs, vlogs, social media posts, etc., to encourage others to make their purchases through the use of your links. If purchases are made, you make a cut. Really simple. You just need a good following and enough traffic going to your platforms to make it profitable.
Is there something that you’re really good at?? Something that you feel you can teach others? If yes, then why not go ahead and create a course or become a coach in that area of expertise. Again, you don’t need a certification to become a coach, unless it’s a health coach or something along those lines. But if you feel you can maybe help others with their parenting or life or business, then why not help if you can and earn $ for doing so? What do you need? A business name, create a brand for it, register the business if needed, figure out where you’ll find your clients (Facebook is a great start), figure out your fee schedule and how you’ll collect payments. Simple and can be so successful!