I have a juicy article today for you, mama, and all the stay-at-home mamas out there: let’s see together the best side hustles for SAHM and why you should consider starting one today!
Side Hustles for SAHM
The stay-at-home mom life isn’t easy. Girl, I know. In fact, it’s often downright hard. Exhausted toddler mama here. I know that between taking care of the kids, maintaining the household, and holding down the fort, there’s hardly any time left for anything else. And that can lead to some serious mom burnout.
One way to combat mom burnout is to have a side hustle. A side hustle gives you a creative outlet, helps you earn some extra cash, and gives you a much-needed break from the daily grind of motherhood. And there is plenty of side hustles out there that are perfect for stay-at-home moms.
In this blog post, I’ll share 9 side hustles every stay-at-home mom should consider. From starting a blog to becoming a virtual assistant, there’s a side hustle out there for every mom – no matter her interests or skills. So if you’re looking for a way to add some extra excitement (and income) to your life, read on!
There’s a Life Out There
It’s no secret that being a stay-at-home mom is hard work. In addition to taking care of your home and family, you also have to deal with the mental load of motherhood. And on top of all that, you’re expected to do it all without complaint.
But what if I told you that you can have a life outside of your family – and that a side hustle is the perfect way to do it?
If you’re a stay-at-home mom, then you know that the traditional 9-to-5 doesn’t work for you. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a successful career! There are several side hustles that are perfect for stay-at-home moms. From freelancing to affiliate marketing, there are a number of ways to make extra money – and to do it all on your own schedule.
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What is a side hustle?
A side hustle is an activity or job that you do in addition to your regular job (or in addition to staying at home looking after your family). Generally, these side hustles are done on the side of your regular job so that you can make some extra cash, or pursue a passion or hobby you wouldn’t otherwise have the time to enjoy.
For stay-at-home moms, a side hustle has to fit into the family schedule and not steal time from it. It is indeed possible and it can be done in the comfort of your own home. It’s important to note that side hustles don’t have to take up a lot of time or energy. You can start small and work your way up, or focus on something that doesn’t require lots of hours of your day. The point is to find something that can be done, as the word says, on the side, while you take care of the day-to-day hustle and bustle of motherhood.
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Why Should Every SAHM Start a Side Hustle?
There are many reasons stay-at home moms should consider taking on a side hustle. For one, it can be nice to take on a project that is 100% focused on your own interests and passions. Instead of spending all day every day looking after your children, you can use your free time to pursue something you truly enjoy. Additionally, a side hustle can provide an opportunity for stay-at-home moms to increase their income. Many stay-at-home moms don’t realize that they can make a decent amount of money from their side hustle. This can be great for those who are thinking about saving for college tuition, taking a family vacation, or simply stocking up the emergency fund.
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What are the 9 Best Side Hustles for SAHM?
1. Start a blog
One of the most popular side hustles for stay-at-home moms is blogging. Blogging allows you to write about any topic you’re passionate about and share your thoughts with others. You can even make money with your blog, either through advertising or affiliate marketing.
Pros: a blog is a creative outlet and can be a great form of income.
Cons: it takes time to grow an audience, and there’s potential to get stuck in a “blogger’s block” where you can’t think of any topics to write about.
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2. Become a Virtual Assistant
Virtual assisting is another popular side hustle for stay-at-home moms. As a virtual assistant, you can provide administrative, technical, or creative services to businesses that need help with tasks they don’t have the time or manpower to handle themselves. Even better if you niche down to only one platform as I did as Pinterest VA.
Pros: the hours are flexible and you can easily expand the services you offer as your skills develop.
Cons: there’s potential to be overwhelmed by the workload, and there’s no guarantee of consistent income since the job is fee-based if you don’t know how to attract clients
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3. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is a great way to make money. Affiliate Marketing is promoting someone else’s product for a commission. It can be very lucrative if promoting a product that is in high demand.
Pros: It can be very lucrative, especially because, once you learn the skills, it can be replicated for all the products you want to offer. Sky is the limit!
It is also easy to start and set up if done right. This course can help you get started. It’s 7$ and in 15 days you have all the basic knowledge you need to succeed
Cons: it takes some upfront effort to put the entire system up and running
4. Meal Prep
If you are a pro in the kitchen with amazing organizational skills, can you teach me how?…Just joking (maybe), but if this is you, have you considered meal prepping for others? I wrote an article all about Meal Prep a week ago, have a read here
Pros: This skill is in high demand and the market is not saturated. You can find your place easily.
Cons: Not for you if you are tired of cooking for your family already
5. Baking Dog Treats
Yes, you read that right. Dogs love healthy treats too and this product is in very high demand and increasing every year. Another profitable side hustle with great potential. This article will explain even further.
Pros: easily doable from the comfort of your own kitchen, you can batch cooking one or two days a week when the kids are in school.
Cons: keeping your dog out of the kitchen while making them might be hard. Ask me how I know this
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6. Sell crafts or printables on Etsy
If you are a crafty mama and know how to knit, sew, make candles or jewelry or know how to create beautiful designs on softwares like Canva, this one is for you. Etsy is a well known platform where you can find handmade physical and digital products: I used to sell Yoga bags and Meditation Malas on Etsy and shifted to selling digital school material a couple of years ago. Have a look at the platform to see the variety that is offered on the platform.
Pros: Etsy has its own audience so you don’t have to look for clients, you only need your product to be seen. If you make digital products, you, my friend, have found your passive income stream for life.
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Cons: it takes some knowledge of SEO and market research to find products that sell well.
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7. Create an online course
Do you know everything about Baby Lead Weaning, how to organize a house, bookkeeping, how to decorate the house and garden for Christmas, how to host the perfect party? Whatever it is you know better than most, leverage your expertise, write an EBook and create an online course and promote it on every social media platform. Another great passive income ideas with massive potential income.
Pros: education will never run out of market, people want to learn what you have to teach.
Cons: it can take some upfront work and effort
8. Freelance writing
Offering your writing services is another option. As a freelance writer, you can write articles, web content, and other types of content for companies in need of a writer. You can even work as a ghostwriter, if you choose. Some freelance writing jobs even allow you to work from home, so you can work when it’s convenient for you. If you know your way with words and can sell ice to Eskimo people you can try copywriting too which is in high demand now
Pros: you can take on as many assignments as you want and don’t necessarily need any experience to get started. Start offering your services on platform like Fiverr and Contra, write a couple of sample articles and create your portfolio to show case to new prospect clients.
Cons: pay scale can vary, and it’s hard to find consistent clients
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9. Become an influencer
Finally, stay-at-home moms can also consider becoming an Influencer on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. As an influencer, you can partner with brands and create sponsored posts to help promote their products and services.
Pros: it can quickly bring in a steady form of income and you have the potential to work with various brands and promote various products.
Cons: it’s hard to stand out amongst other influencers and it takes a lot of time and energy to build a following.
Which side hustle is the best for you?
The best side hustle for you depends on your individual interests and skills. If you’re passionate about writing, then freelance writing could be a great option. If you’re tech-savvy and can lend a hand to businesses, then virtual assisting might be a good fit. And if you’ve got a knack for creating content and building an audience, becoming an Influencer could be the perfect side hustle for you. Ultimately, the best side hustle is the one that you have a passion for and that you think you can excel at.
How to get started with your side hustle
Once you’ve chosen the side hustle that’s right for you, it’s time to get started! Depending on the hustle you’ve chosen, there will be some basic steps you’ll need to take to get rolling. For blogging, you’ll need to create a website, choose a domain name and hosting, and create content.
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For virtual assisting, you’ll need to create a profile, update your portfolio, and start reaching out to potential clients. For freelance writing, you’ll need to create a portfolio, research potential clients, and create a writing plan. And for influencer marketing, you’ll need to create a profile, start building a following, and reach out to brands you’d like to partner with.
Every side hustle has its own technicalities and I hope I did my best in recommending you the best of the tools you can use to get started and thrive in whatever you put your mind into.
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