Being a parent is the most important job in the world and making sure that we do a good job looking after our kids is our top priority. However many moms (both working moms and stay at home moms) are looking for a way to earn some extra income from home when they have some spare time. Finding a way to make money that fits around our busy mom schedules is top prize.
Fortunately with modern technology it is getting easier and easier for moms to make money, often without leaving the home at all. The internet can be an amazing tool for moms to market their business or services to anyone in the world.
Another awesome thing about side hustles is that you don’t have to do just one thing, you can combine a number of side hustles that suit your skills and available time to make up a considerable amount of extra income at the end of the month. As a mommy blogger I love making money online.
Here are 5 of the best side hustle jobs you can explore:
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Ok so you are not going to get rich completely online surveys from home, that’s not how it works but what I do really love about doing online surveys is that I don’t have a commitment to do any if I don’t have the time and if I do have some spare time I can see what’s available and do some surveys. I once scored $10 while waiting for my doctors appointment which was awesome!
Taking online surveys is something that will give you a little extra each month. My favourite website for completing surveys, offers and tasks is Clixsense. I have earned over $800 to date using Clixsense and recently shared all my tips for making money with Clixsense.
We all have our own unique set of skills, consider sharing what you know with other people to make money. You can teach English to foreigners or you can give extra lessons to school kids that are struggling with subjects such as math or accounting.
You can teach via Skype or you can even create online courses and in that way do the work once and keep earning from it for years to come. A great website to create online courses and make money is Udemy. I haven’t used Udemy myself but I know a few people that have created courses at Udemy and they say it is great.
When I’m feeling short on cash I sometimes create training videos at Wealthy Affiliate University which is a membership that teaches people how to blog and make money online . It is loads of fun, helps other people and gives me a little boost of income.
Sell Your Skills
There are many online market places where you can sell your skills. I joined Fiverr in October 2015 as a buyer and only at the end of 2016 did I add some gigs of my own and not even 2 years later I have made over $7000 on Fiverr as a side income!
There are so many interesting gigs on Fiverr and you can add just about any service you can think of. If you can create images, write good articles, proof read articles, translate text, do voice overs, be a virtual assistant, create animations, build websites, edit videos, do social media marketing or any other skill then you can make money on Fiverr.
I love being able to add my own services to online market places – to decide what I will sell, what my prices will be and my delivery time. It means I can fit my work around my family.
You don’t even have to make use of an online market place if you don’ want to – you can market your skills on social media and let your friends and family know you are going to do freelance work and ask them to spread the word. You may find that you get in plenty of work this way too.
Don’t underestimate yourself. You have skills that other people need and are willing to pay for.
Become A Distributor
You may not want to market yourself and instead be happier selling a product that is already well established and have all the marketing materials provided for you.
I have in the past been a Honey Jewellery distributor and also a Therific Naturals distributor. They both have amazing products and it is was not hard to get started selling. What I love about being a distributor is that everything is done for you and you have the support of a huge firm behind you. It’s not like you are doing something all on your own.
Write and Sell Ebooks
Have you always wanted to be an author? It is now easier than ever to write, publish and sell your own books. Simply write your book, get an ebook cover designed (Fiverr is awesome for this btw) and publish it on Amazon or Smashwords or you can sell it on Fiverr or on your own website.
When you publish your ebook on Amazon or Smashwords everything is done for you. You upload your Word document and they convert it to all the relevant formats.
You set your price and wait for the money to come in. It is a good idea to do some marketing yourself but these platforms have a huge customer base which means once again that a lot of the work is done for you.
If you decide to sell your ebook on your own website you will need to do all the work yourself, from getting it onto all the correct formats to marketing and sales.
You can write an ebook that is educational in nature, shares your personal experiences or perhaps you want to try your hand at fiction. I wrote an ebook sharing my experiences during my days in active addiction. You can grab it on Smashwords for $4.99 or if you buy it before 31 August 2018 you can get it for just $1 using the coupon code HS62Z.
Do you have a side hustle that makes you money from home? Share about it in the comments!