Want to make some extra cash? Need a job that you can work around the kids? There are lots of flexible ways to make an income online. Below are just 6 great side hustles to consider if you’re a mom.
Start a blog
Many people start a blog as a hobby. However, a blog can also be turned into an extra source of income. One way to do this is to display ads on your blog and earn ad revenue (this can be quite challenging as you’ll usually have to amass a certain amount of traffic before you can make money from ads). An easier way to make money could be to publish sponsored posts and paid reviews on your blog. Many companies are willing to pay bloggers to write reviews of their product. You can find such clients through platforms like Fiverr. Starting a blog is easy and free – and you can pick any theme you want and post content whenever it suits you.
Get into freelance writing
If you have a talent for writing, consider whether you could start making money as a freelance writer. This could include writing paid content for other blogs, web copy, press releases, articles and all kinds of other written content. You can find work through platforms like Upwork or Fiverr or you can sign up part-time with an agency. It’s a great job for working flexibly around being a mom.
Become a virtual accountant
For those that have a head for figures, a job as a virtual accountant could be another option. This could be working for a single company or multiple clients depending on how much work you want to take on. You’ll need to get a degree and get certified as an accountant if you want to secure decent clients. While you’ll have deadlines, it’s a job that can be worked quite flexibly making it ideal if you’re a parent.
Sell crafts online
If you’re into a craft hobby such as knitting, jewellery making, sewing or painting, consider whether you could make some money selling some of your crafts. Lots of people use platforms like Etsy for buying craft items. This could be the perfect platform to sell your crafts through.
Launch an online store
You could consider venturing into ecommerce. This could include creating your own online store and selling products through it bought from suppliers or even crafted yourself. There are lots of cheap and easy drag-and-drop website builders that you can use like Shopify in order to get started. You’ll also need to find a delivery company to deliver your products – using a truck broker could be a way to save money on this. Online stores can take a lot of work to run (especially if they get popular) however you can usually pick and choose your own hours to work.
Become an online coach/tutor
A job as an online coach or tutor could be ideal if you have a skill worth teaching. This could be anything from teaching someone a foreign language or teaching someone a musical instrument. You can run classes via video call. These could be one-on-one classes or group classes.