Are you looking for side hustles for stay-at-home moms?
Perfect! Because I was too.
I was desperate to be home with my kids, and I NEEDED to figure out how I could make money from home. Instead of wondering, I just asked.
What are actual moms doing to make money from home? You hear the stories of moms making money from home, BUT WHAT DO THEY DO?
Now you’ll know. Every job on this list is a job that a mom is doing today.
Many of these jobs started as side hustles for these stay-at-home moms and turned into their full-time income. We’ll give you all the tools and resources you need to get started today.
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30 Side Hustles for Stay-at-Home Moms
1. Freelance Content Creator
There are thousands of bloggers who regularly purchase from freelance content creators working behind the scenes.
We interviewed a mom who makes so much doing this that she was able to retire her husband and stay as a stay-at-home mom working around her own schedule.
She teaches others how to do this now and we interviewed one of her students and she made $4,000 the first MONTH after taking her course!
How to make $1k: One of Shannon’s recent students took her course and made $1,000 her first WEEK after finishing her course!
Check out our interview with Shannon’s student to fully understand how this all works and how you can get started today.
2. Start a Blog
Blogging will always be my favorite tried and true side hustle for moms because it worked for me! My blog is a whole business.
Now, it’s not overnight money. You have to have patience, have a plan, and be committed to the process.
You have to put in work, but that work can be done while working a full-time job.
Now, it’s pretty much passive and I make money from articles I wrote years ago. That’s why this is the BEST side hustle for stay at home moms.
One of the ways I make money is from ads. No, I did not write this article today and every time someone reads one of my articles and passes an ad, I make money from it!
It doesn’t get better than that! If you want to start a blog, check out my free guide on how to start a WordPress blog here.
3. Bake Doggie Treats
Bake treats for dogs! I can see your face, but yes.
Pets are no longer “just pets.” Many people see them as a part of the family—their children, in many cases.
Believe it or not, they want them to have the best, and they are willing to pay.
Pet owners are now also more conscious of what they are feeding their dogs. They don’t want processed foods loaded with fillers.
This side hustle is actually something you can do with your kids. It would be both fun and educational.
Stay-at-home mom Kristen Larsen started this side hustle and was making $4,000 a month. That is some payday!
If you are interested in learning more, head on over to How to Start a Dog Treat Bakery and get in on this action.
4. Baby Sleep Consultant
Who wouldn’t want to cuddle little ones until they fell fast asleep? No one! And you can become known as the baby whisperer.
Seriously, I didn’t know this was a thing. However, remembering my days with a newborn, I could have happily used the help of a skilled baby whisperer.
A mom named Jayne Havens stumbled upon this side hustle, and she was astounded when she made $2,400 right out of the gate in her first month.
By the end of her first year, she was having 10k months. Sounds too good to be true?
Don’t take my word for it, Check out my interview with her on how to become a sleep consultant to see how she got started and how you can too.
5. Start a Micro-School
So many moms want to stay home and homeschool.
Creating and running a micro-school is the perfect answer for you, your kids, and the families who would potentially work with you.
I know what you’re thinking. What in the world is a micro-school? I thought the same thing when I first heard the term.
My mom friend, Cindy Lumpkin, describes it as what you get if a homeschool program and a private school had a baby. So you get the best of both worlds.
Pretty much anyone can start a micro-school. As long as you are highly motivated, even if you don’t have a background in education.
If you want to learn more, visit this article, Starting A Microschool: A Complete Guide.
6. Become a Property Preservation Contractor
Become a what!? I know many of these side hustles are unique, which makes them better for you because everyone isn’t doing them.
A property preservation contractor, in short, is someone who looks after vacant properties that have been left empty due to foreclosure or default on a bank loan.
If your interest is sparked, I suggest learning from the source, Boss Mom Danielle Pierce, here.
This is the best way to get into “real estate” without getting into “real estate.”
However, what makes this awesome for stay-at-home moms is that you can position yourself as the middle man, not being directly responsible for doing the work needed.
What are you waiting for? Headed on over to read this article, How to Earn $100K+ Contracting the Repair of Foreclosed Properties.
Are you good with numbers? I didn’t say great, but do you have a basic understanding of math?
Bookkeeping isn’t hard and requires NO mental math. You just have to know what the industry standards are and use the right software to produce a few standard reports.
I know several moms who leaned into bookkeeping. Some liked the idea of working for a company, and others liked the idea of freelancing.
No matter how you do it, it’s a great side hustle for stay-at-home moms.
Personally, I like being my own boss like these moms I interviewed (one of them has 9 KIDS!) in my article How to Become a Bookkeeper from Home.
Here is a free class on How to Become a Virtual Bookkeeper. Several moms took this course who had no experience get started.
Educational Side Hustles for Stay-at-Home Moms
8. Online or In-Person Tutoring
Tutoring is another perfect side hustle for stay-at-home moms.
It’s not hard to get started, and you can offer tutoring on the weekend, after school, or during the day.
A tutoring side hustle will give you the flexibility you need and want as a stay-at-home mom. It even has the potential for tremendous growth.
According to Grand View Research, the global online tutoring services market size was estimated at USD 7.69 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 8.97 billion in 2023.
Other parents are looking for outside educational help. Can you both be the answer to each other’s prayers?
How much can I make? You can earn from $10.50 – $60 per hour.
Ready to get started? Check out the best online tutoring jobs here.
9. Become a Life Coach
I like to think of life coaches as professional best friends. There are so many periods in my life that, when I look back, could have benefited from a life coach.
If you are warm, connect well with people, and like seeing people grow and develop, this just might be for you.
Think about the new stay-at-home mom or homeschooling mom who might need your help.
This is perfect for stay-at-home moms because you are in control of your schedule.
One mom, Natalie Bacon, became a Life coach, made over six figures, and is now on her way to seven figures!
She is such an inspiration. Of course, you may not start there, but there is room for you to start and grow into a six-figure earner too.
If you start out targeting lower-income earners, $47 per hour is appropriate. As you get more skilled as a coach and start working with higher earners, you can charge $297.
Learn more about life coaching by reading this article, How to Become a Life Coach.
Quick & Easy Side Hustles for Stay-at-Home Moms
11. Research Studies
With thousands of studies being conducted every day, you could earn extra cash and help your fellow mankind at the same time by participating in research studies.
Using the two companies I trust below, getting started as a participant is simple and fast.
12. Create Games and Post on Etsy Using ChatGPT
I’ve talked about Sasha before in my newsletter about how she makes $8,000 per MONTH selling printables on Etsy!
I’ve also talked about Debbie Gardner and how she played a HUGE part in helping me learn SEO, which is how my blog turned into a 6-figure blog.
Well, now the two of them have teamed up because of their strengths in online marketing and have started creating Games to sell on Etsy. Go figure, games.
They do this separately, and Debbie earns about $900 per month doing this on the side, and Sasha earns about $100 a day!
They teamed up to create a course to help others because this was getting too easy, and they knew they could help others.
Creating Games is an untapped market, so if you are interested in something like this, now is the time, and it’s using AI. So your part will be minimal.
It can be a great side hustle. For more information on how it all works, click here.
13. App and Website Tester
How often do we blindly pick up our phones and scroll through them? With a little more intentionality, we can make the time we spend online truly worth it.
By testing apps and websites, you can make decent side money.
Here are two reputable companies that will pay you for your time (you will receive your pay within 7 days) and your opinion:
- User Testing (up to $60 per test)
- UserFeel ($10 per test)
14. Take Online Surveys
Ok! So I am not promising you will get rich, but taking surveys is a legit, tried and true side hustle for stay-at-home moms.
Think about it! It’s super flexible.
While the baby naps, you can complete surveys. While the baby plays, you can complete surveys. While the baby… You get the picture.
But just think, some coffee money, nothing major.
The only caution- make sure you set up a secondary email account so you will not be inundated with surveys.
More Side Hustles for Stay-at-Home Moms
15. Become a Transcriber
Even with all the new technology out there, transcription isn’t dead. Not by a long shot.
If you have the skill of being able to listen and then type out what you hear, then this side hustle has potential for you.
This is another good side hustle for moms because it’s flexible. You have the ability to work around your own schedule. As long as you meet your deadline, you are good.
It’s estimated that you can make anywhere from $7-$21 per hour. You can find some companies that hire transcribers here.
Think this might be right for you? Click here for a FREE mini-course.
16. Become a Proofreader
Are you skilled at catching errors and cringe at grammar mistakes? In other words, are you the grammar police?
You can use your proofreading skills for a successful side hustle as an online proofreader.
Get paid to fix spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes others miss.
Proofreaders are in demand and this is a great stay-at-home job for moms because you can work around your own schedule as long as you meet deadlines.
Caitlin Pyle, a mom, made $43,000 in one year proofreading PART-TIME! Wow!
Read more about Caitlin and her journey in the article I wrote, How to Become a Proofreader.
There are many other proofreaders making between $1,000–$4,000 per month. Learn how with this FREE introductory workshop.
17. Tech Sales
Not everyone may be interested in this job because it involves being on the phone, but if you are comfortable with it, hear me out.
I interviewed a stay-at-home mom who completed a training program and secured a job that pays a base salary of $60,000 per year with a commission structure that could earn her up to $80,000 in her first year.
Do I have your attention now?
It’s always helpful to hear from someone who has done it. So, here is an interview with Atiya, who went through a boot camp to get started. Click here.
Be sure to check it out to get any insights into if this would be a good side hustle for you.
18. Create an Online Store with Drop Shipping
Drop-shipping is when a person or company sells goods on their website that they do not keep in stock. When an order is received, the product is shipped directly to the customer from the drop shipper.
Your profit is the difference between what you charge your customers and what the drop shipping company charges you.
Here is a great infographic to show how it works:
There is a course on Udemy that could be useful for you. Boss Mom Theo McArthur created it. She has found great success with drop shipping.
Nevertheless, the course teaches you how to launch a profitable dropship website in just 14 days or less and grow your income up to $10,000 per month in profits.
19. Flip Items from Flea Markets and Thrift Shops
This is brilliant! I learned of this idea from Rob (he’s not a mom, but he does work with his family). Also, anything Rob can do, we moms can do too!
He owns Flea Market Flipper. He has made over $130,000 flipping items from flea markets and thrift stores part-time and reselling them mostly on eBay.
When I confirmed that one of his students (a single mom) in his class, Flipper University, makes $5,000 a month, I had to add this to my list of tried and true side hustles.
Sounds interesting? Head on over to his FREE workshop where he will share how to resell items found at places like thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets for a profit in as little as 14 days.
20. Sell Printables On Etsy
The idea of selling on Etsy has been around for a while; however, if you are creative and like designing, then this can be a fantastic source of income.
Selling printables on Etsy can be convenient and profitable. However, what I like is that you make a printable ONCE and it can earn money FOREVER! Can you say, “Passive income, baby!”
Let me just say this, I love side hustles that can bring in passive income, and that is why I LOVE blogging and why I teach others how to do it.
If you niche down with printables and find your audience, this can be a very profitable side hustle. I know someone earning $8k a month.
Check out my interview with Boss Mom Julie, who is doing this, and she takes us through the process of how to get started.
21. Interior Designer or Decorator
Are you the type of person who not only watches HGTV but says to herself, “I can do that?”
Although there is a difference between an interior designer and a decorator, they are in the same line of work and can be a good source of income.
Boss Mom Julie Putzel is an interior designer who earns in the six-figure range. Check out the interview I did with her in my How to Become an Interior Designer article.
In this article, she explains the difference between a designer and a decorator. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.
More education and training are needed for design, but as a decorator, you can get started right away. The key to your work is your portfolio.
Therefore, to get started, I recommend starting a website, taking quality photos of your work, and asking friends and family if you can work for them at no charge to build your portfolio.
Once you have proof of your skills, you can start charging for your work. While interior designers make more, decorators can make anywhere from $50 to $150 per hour.
22. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator
Listen, mom friends! The internet has changed the game. There are just so many creative ways to make money.
Working as a Web Search Evaluator is one of them.
This position has several names- Search Engine Evaluator (SEE), Social Media Evaluator (SME), Online Task Contributor, and Search Reviewer.
I rate this as a good side hustle for moms because it requires no experience or training. You don’t have to get on the phone, and you can make your own schedule.
So, what exactly does a web search evaluator do? You will be evaluating search results from different search engines and rating their relevancy. The pay rate is $14 or more an hour.
23. In-Home Childcare
Have you ever thought about keeping other people’s children?
You are already at home or will be. It’s logical to think that this might be a good idea.
Other than the pay, there are other benefits to this side hustle, too. One is that your child or children will get to socialize daily with other children.
To get started, I recommend taking this course on How To Start a Home Daycare Business.
Boss mom Ladonna is the person who created this course. She goes into detail about how she operated a profitable home daycare and how you can too.
If you decide to follow through with this, please remember to do this one thing: have a childcare endorsement added to your homeowner’s insurance.
This will protect you and the families you work with in case something unforeseen happens.
24. Sell low-content books on Amazon
So, I can tell what’s going through your mind- you are wondering what on earth is a low-content book.
They are actually puzzle-type books, journals, and composition books. A better way to think about them is as books with very little writing but more blank, fillable pages.
These books don’t take a lot of time to create, but lately, they have been widely popular.
Once you’ve completed one, which is relatively inexpensive to make, you have something that could bring you money forever.
Do you like taking pictures? If so, this one might be just for you.
Photography is a good side hustle for moms because it’s flexible. You can make good money.
How do I get started? Here is a FREE 1-hour photo class to show you how to make your photos look better than ever before, no matter what camera you have.
No experience is required!
Depending on your skill level, you can do the following:
- Contact your local real estate agents and offer your services to take professional pictures of their new listings
- License your photos through stock photography sites like iStock and Shutterstock
You may not feel ready for this, and that is just fine.
Even if you are just starting out, you can offer your services for free to friends and family who want to take a holiday, newborn, senior, etc. to build your portfolio.
If you do a good job, those same people could turn into paying customers.
Another idea is to partner with an upcoming influencer. They need tons of pictures. You can charge them a modest package for pictures twice a month for 30-minute sessions.
How much can I make?
- Wedding Photography -$700 – $3,500+
- Senior Portrait Photography – $100-$300 a session
- Small local businesses – $25 – $200 per image
26. Customer Service
So, when it comes to customer service jobs, they’re basically all about giving folks information on products or services.
The cool thing these days is that lots of companies are hiring customer service representatives to work from home. Whether it’s for weekend gigs or full-time weekday stuff, you’ve got options.
Here’s the deal, you’re going to be like the company guru – knowing all about what they do. And you’ve gotta be ready to tackle questions like a champ.
This gig is perfect for moms who have help at home or whose kids are busy with school during the day.
Now, onto the good part – getting started.
Usually, you just need a high school diploma for these gigs, but some places might prefer it if you’ve had past experience in customer service.
Check out the companies I’ve listed below – they might be right up your alley!
How much can I make? The pay ranges from $10-$21 an hour, per Glassdoor.com with a rating of 4/5 stars or higher:
27. Clean Houses
Listen! Cleaning houses is something that we all can do, the question is, do you want to do it as a side hustle?
If you can manage to find two days a week that you can dedicate to cleaning houses, you can potentially make $1K per week.
I have a great article on how to start a cleaning business, with advice from someone who has been successful at it.
He isn’t a mom, but he did take care of his family, and he helps moms start their own businesses doing this.
How do I get started? Check out my article on how to start a cleaning business for all the information you need to get started.
How much can I make? Ken was earning $1,000 per week and shows you how to do the same while working part-time.
28. Do Laundry
Yes, that’s right, Laundry!
It’s not my thing. I’ll be the one using your service.
As moms, we all have different gifts. I’ve actually heard several moms say they love doing laundry and that folding clothes is therapeutic for them.
If that is you, you can make up to $500 a WEEK doing it.
See how you can make money doing laundry here.
29. Affiliate Marketing
I feel like affiliate marketing is still one of those side hustles that most people don’t know much about.
It seems too good to be true. It’s not, but it helps to have some level of influence.
Here is a litmus test for you. When you tell your friends about things that you purchased or used, did they go out and try them too?
If they did, you might be good at affiliate marketing.
I will say that in order to make money, you have to get a lot of people to buy based on your recommendation and use your link so that you can get the commission.
It can take a while to build; however, it becomes passive income after you do.
See how this mom makes $6,000 a month from Affiliate Marketing!
Did you see something that sparked your interest?
I sure hope you did, because I curated this list just because I want to help other moms find side hustles that will help them achieve their goal of making money from home.
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