Being a mom may seem like the easiest thing to do, but the daunting task of being one is only understood when you go through it yourself.
You are always the first to wake up and the last to go to sleep, taking care of all the kids before having time to take care of herself: all that without a single complaint flying from her mouth and ultimately no monthly compensation.
It is an unpaying full-time job, but one that she loves none-the-less.
In between taking care of basic needs and paying rent, there is almost always very little leftover from your salary, if any at all.
This has caused most moms to start searching for a way to gain a little more. But being a mom, a working mom at that is already busy enough.
Adding more work to your plate may feel consuming, but honestly, it does not have to be that way!
We’ve found some easy side hustles for moms that can be done from the comfort of your own home. Need some side hustle ideas for busy moms?
Take a look at the list below:
1. Freelance Writing.
Freelance writing is writing content for one or more clients and getting payments per writing assignment.
The best part of it is that all of this is done on a self-employed basis meaning that you are in full control of your schedule!!
….”do I need a degree to do this?”…
….”What do I exactly need to do to become successful?”…
Absolutely anyone can do this. The only requirement is the ability to form sentences understandably and, of course, the passion for writing; otherwise, it may just not be for you.
Wondering how to get started?
- Know what you want to write about.
- Create a presence online.
- Share your work samples.
- Market yourself.
- NEVER GIVE UP!
If you have excellent communication and multitasking skills, this may just be the side hustle for you.
Virtual assistance is mainly doing administrative and technical services for clients: either businesses or individuals. It may range from answering calls and writing emails to scheduling appointments.
Worried that this may limit the time you spend with your kids?
You can comfortably work from home and bring more money to the table without stepping a foot out of the house for more hours than necessary.
What is the first step?
- Decide which VA services you will offer to your clients.
- Decide on your price structure
- Create an online presence.
3.Social media management.
Social media management is the process of managing online presence platforms by creating, analyzing, and publishing content online.
If you are a modern mum, I would not be surprised to find out that you spend an unhealthy amount of time on social media, meaning you know these platforms well. If not, no worries, read and research, and you’ll be ready to go!
It is also a plus for you that this hustle does not take you away from your children as it can be done from home, and getting into social media management needs little to no capital AT ALL!!
Here is how to do it:
- Research and stay up to date on the current times, including the available platforms.
- Build your portfolio and resume.
- Finally, you need to network and pitch yourself.
4. Become a dropshipping business owner.
Dropshipping is when you advertise a product(although you do not materially or personally have the stock) and sell it at a profit. The supplier delivers the product to the customer directly. It is as easy as that!
You don’t have to worry about inventory.
A low-risk business, no storage cost, and a wide variety of products you can ship, all you need is courage, and you can get it started.
…“how should I get started?”…
- Research what you want to sell.
- Create an online store.
- Figure out your pricing.
- Find a supplier.
- Market your products.
5. Start a blog
Blogging is any writing or form of art that is self-published and posted online.
You don’t need any prior form of education for it; anyone can do it. As long as you pick a topic you are well conversant with, be it family to finance or even gardening, you may succeed, and all you need is a laptop and internet connection!
Or choose a subject you are willing to learn and share your journey with the readers worldwide.
How to start?
- Identify what you want to blog about.
- Set up your brand.
- Create consistent content.
- Monetize using advertisements and marketing.
”If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.”
E-Commerce is essentially buying and selling goods or services using the internet.
From the comfort of your home, you can access data at the tips of your fingers.
Marketing does not need to be done physically because through the internet, and you can reach millions.
You can take your first step right from your couch:
- Do the proper research.
- Select what you plan to sell.
- Register your business and brand name.
- Create an online store.
- Market your store.
7. Graphic design.
Visual art is said to be a very effective storytelling tool.
Graphic design is a craft where visual content is created to communicate messages.
Moms are basically superhuman. They can read in- between lines, are highly empathetic, solve problems creatively, and, most of all, do not crack under pressure. These are all characteristics of a great graphic designer. If you are artistic and resonate with these qualities, then this may just be for you.
This is how to begin:
- Invest in graphic design software.
- Get qualifications on the matter.
- Market your business.
Transcribing is turning spoken speech into an exact typewritten copy.
Although there is a learning curve to it, as is any new skill, there is the flexibility to work where you want, become your own boss, and there is a huge market for transcribers.
If you decide to get started, here is how to take the first step:
- Grow your skills.
- Pick a focus i.e., research what you would want to transcribe: medical, legal, etc.
- Find clients.
Proofreading is the process of reviewing the final draft of writing to ensure there are no errors.
Why should this be for you?
- It does not need any prior degree except an excellent command of English.
- It can be done at your own time.
- It does not require any other equipment other than a laptop and internet connection.
How to begin?
- Formulate your business plan.
- Market your new business.
- Understand your target audience.
- Be professional.
Which side hustles for moms would you like to try?
I hope after reading this, all of your worries about starting a side hustle have been dispelled.
All you need to do is pick one that you feel is for you, take a deep breath, a leap of faith, and remember that all good things come to those who are patient and resilient.