9 Ways Moms Can Make Side Hustle and Earn Extra Income

Finding time when you are a Mom might seem impossible, but working from home is one of the best ways to earn extra money.

You can set your hours, have flexible schedules and work in the comfort of your home. You need to be able to work independently, be organized and enjoy working on your own.

I have put together 9 best ways to earn extra income from a side hustle.

9 Ways Moms Can Make Side Hustle and Earn Extra Income

1. Start a Blog

Starting a blog is an excellent way for moms to make money. You can create a blog about anything related to your interests.

For example, if you love writing, consider starting a blog about your experiences as a mom or tips that help other moms.

You can also write about parenting and get paid by getting sponsored content from companies who want their products or services advertised on your website.

2. Rent Your Parking Space

Renting out your parking space is an excellent way to earn extra income. Parking spaces are often underutilized, and renting them out can be a great way to supplement your primary income.

Most people who commute into cities are searching for parking daily. I was trying to monthly parking, and it seemed impossible, but there are loads of sharing-economy sites that allow you to rent other people’s spaces.

You can connect with people looking for parking spots that will pay you for your space. If you have an empty driveway or garage, this is a brilliant way to get some extra cash!

3. Sell Your Homemade Goods

If you’re good with your hands, consider selling items you make at home. You can sell anything from homemade honey to crocheted blankets, hand-painted furniture pieces, and handmade jewelry on sites like Etsy or eBay, and you can even get the kids involved.

The trick is finding a market for your goods. Don’t expect to get rich; instead, think of it as a fun side project that allows you to be creative and make something useful for other people in the process. 

4. Sell Stock Photographs

If you have a knack for photography, plenty of websites will pay you for your photos. You can sell your pictures on Etsy or stock photo sites like Shutterstock and iStockPhoto.

If you want to sell your photos online, make sure that the pictures are high quality. These sites don’t want blurry or grainy images; they want crisp and clear images.

Plenty of free tools online will help you sharpen up those photos before uploading them to these platforms!

5. Sell Items Using Online Auction Sites

An online auction site is a website where users can sell their items to others, who can buy them. The most famous examples of this are eBay, Craigslist and Poshmark.

Some sites are free to use but will charge you if you want to list your items for sale; others charge flat rates or commission fees based on the selling price of your item.

First, create an account with whichever site you like. Next step: write a good description of what you’re selling and how much it costs before putting it up for bid (you’ll need photos too).

Thirdly: wait patiently until someone buys your stuff! And finally, get paid in full. Some of the best-selling items are clothing.

6. Become a Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is someone who works remotely and assigns tasks to people. If you’d like to become a virtual assistant, there are a few things you should know:

  • What’s the job? Clients hire virtual assistants to perform a variety of tasks. Clients often look for help with administrative work, such as writing blog posts, editing photos and creating spreadsheets. They also need assistance with more personal tasks like cooking meals or laundry.
  • How do I get started? First, you can start by offering your services online through sites like Upwork or Fiverr. Then, once you’ve built up your client base enough, you may be able to transition into doing it full-time! 
  • What’s in it for me? As long as there are people out there who need help around the house (and let’s face it—there always will be), there will always be room for new virtual assistants willing to take on these kinds of projects on behalf of others! 

7. Tuition and Coaching

You can teach a class or skill you know well or offer advice and coaching on parenting or budgeting. Perhaps your skills are more in helping people develop their writing styles and storytelling abilities.

You could also be a tutor who works with children on reading comprehension or math skills or provide individualized instruction for adults who want to learn a new language.

Create an online course related to the topic you want to teach, like how-to information for moms interested in starting side hustles.

If you already have experience teaching face-to-face classes, try recording yourself giving specific lessons to create content for your online course.

8. Rent Out Your Car or Home

The process of renting out your car or home is pretty simple. First, you need to set up an account with an online platform that allows you to advertise and manage your listings, create a profile with all your property details, and then wait for interested parties to contact you.

Once someone makes an offer, it’s up to you if you want to proceed with the transaction.

How much can one expect in return? That depends on several factors: location, condition and size of the unit (car vs house). In general, though, $200 per week for a small room such as a studio apartment is reasonable. This translates into about $10 per night multiplied by 30 days. 

9. Events Planning

If you like planning and organizing things, then event planning may be perfect. You can do it part-time or full-time, depending on how many hours a week you want to commit to.

And while there are many types of events that need planning, one of the most popular ways moms can earn money is by arranging parties for kids.

You Can Work From Home by Doing Any of These Tips

You can work from home by doing any of these tips. These jobs can be done anywhere and anytime. As we’ve seen above, there are plenty of ways to make money from home.

If you’re thinking about making a living as a side hustler, then it might be worth looking at some of these options.

You never know where the next big thing will come from or what skills you already have that could be turned into an income for yourself and your family—so why not give one or two of them a try?

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.