It seems like everyone these days has a side hustle. And why not? With the internet, it’s easier than ever to make a few bucks outside of your day job. Whether it’s beer money, vacation money or just enough to cover your monthly subscription meal box, side hustle cash is nothing to scoff at.
So, what’s your side hustle? If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry. Lots of single moms don’t have time to spend brainstorming ways to make a few quick bucks on the side. That’s why we’ve done the legwork for you! Here are four totally legit ways to make money from home, without running yourself ragged.
1. Selling on eBay
One of the worst things about parenting is how fast your kids seem to outgrow things—clothes especially. The good news is, you can recoup some of that value by selling old clothes on eBay secondhand to other parents. It’s not just clothes, either! You can sell just about anything on eBay and there’s a good chance someone will buy it.
Most people find a niche and get good at pricing and selling items (like clothing). Others raid rummage sales and thrift shops to find items they can flip on eBay for a few bucks. Some people make entire careers out of selling on eBay, so it’s definitely something to consider if you’re thrifty!
2. Selling on Etsy
Are you crafty? If so, join the millions of people selling on Etsy! Many single moms have made more than a few bucks selling their wares on Etsy, and this platform is wildly popular across all age groups. Handmade trinkets, art, wacky crafts and more all sell for respectable prices and the platform itself makes it incredibly simple to get your own shop up and running.
Etsy is dedicated to handmade, original creations, making it a great place to let your talents run wild. Moms who find peace in artistic expression can doubly benefit in doing what they enjoy and turning a profit from it. As someone who has purchased Christmas gifts from Etsy, I can tell you that there’s tons of potential for selling your crafts and creations here!
When I was little, I used to go home with my friend every day after school. His mom would help us with our homework until my mom came to pick me up. Parents still do this today as a way of working around each other’s schedules. But it’s also a great opportunity to make some cash! I guarantee there are parents willing to pay to have someone help their child with math, science and grammar concepts.
If you’ve got a particular knowledge, you can also monetize it for some side cash. For example, if you’re an accountant by day, you could be a math tutor by night! Turn your kitchen table into a place where kids can learn, charge a respectable fee and create a win-win situation for yourself and other parents!
4. Do some writing
There are plenty of companies out there that outsource simple writing projects to at-home workers and single moms looking for some quick cash. If you’ve got a knack for composition, give it a go! You might have to get a few pieces published for free first, but once you’re established it a great way to earn some income on the side. It doesn’t take long to produce a good piece of content and most sites will pay a decent price for your work.
As a bonus, if you’ve got parenting insights you want to share, Single Daddy Daily is always looking for contributors!