Having children alone is a full-time job (I was a nanny once and OMG I don't know how you parents do it).
Still, sometimes stay at home moms (or dads) like to mix into a side hustle or two either because they enjoy it or want extra money.
The awesome thing about side hustles is that they can turn into full-time jobs or inspire someone to start a business of their own in the field.
I've seen full-time stay at home moms create crazy successful careers from a simple side hustle they started in their free time.
Below are 20 jobs that are perfect for stay at home moms or dads.
- 1. Blog
- 2. Teach English with VIPKID
- 3. Sell on Amazon
- 4. Flipping Items
- 5. Make cash back when you shop
- 6. Transcriptionist
- 7. Freelance Proofreader
- 8. Bookkeeper
- 9. Teaching English with Magic Ears
- 10. Fiverr
- 11. Pick up garbage
- 12. Facebook Ads Manager
- 13. Walk dogs
- 14. Flipping Websites
- 15. Create products to sell
- 16. Affiliate marketing
- Pay: Varies
- 17. Hosting exchange students
- 18. Customer Service Representative
- 19. Pick up a seasonal job
- 20. Personal Trainer
Blogging allowed me to quit my job back in 2016. I even managed to make five times my income in just one year, which is one of the greatest things about blogging. I've worked hard for the money I've earned on FITnancials, but one of the best things about my job is that I actually enjoy it. I'm my own boss, I set my own hours, and I travel when I want to without having to ask for time off.
I work less than 30 hours per week. And, those 30 hours are entirely spent on work, and every minute is used wisely. I do my best to max my ROI (return on investment) so I can spend the rest of my life exploring the outdoors, reading, learning languages, and other fun stuff that I enjoy.
Are you interested in starting a blog and becoming a full-time blogger? If so, check out my FREE 7-day course that will tell you everything you need to know to start a profitable blog!
2. Teach English with VIPKID
Teaching English online is a great way to make income at home, while on your own schedule. You're also helping people learn English, which gives them the ability to talk to over 1.5 billion people around the world. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it!
In 2016, a teacher made $75,000 teaching children English. He did this by using an online platform called VIPKID.
VIPKID is currently ranked at number 1 on the Forbes list of best online jobs. The online service is currently hiring online teachers.
Requirements to become a VIPKID teacher:
- Exposure to the American or Candian K-12 education system
- Minimum 1 year of traditional teaching experience OR the equivalent in Mentoring, Tutoring, Alternative education, Coaching, Supervising, Pastors, Church Leaders, Nursery School Assistants, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree
If you pass these requirements, apply here.
3. Sell on Amazon
Starting an FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) on Amazon is the perfect platform for building a business you can manage from home. My friend Jessica, of The Selling Family, has perfected the art of selling on Amazon and has made well over six figures profit by working just 20 hours a week.
Jessica from has a FREE 7 day course that tells you everything you need to know to get started selling on Amazon. She shares the way she buys inventory, how to choose the perfect items to sell that will make you money, and so much more.
The course includes:
- Understand WHY Amazon is the perfect platform for building a business
- How leveraging the fulfillment power of Amazon leaves your home free from piles of inventory
- The way we buy inventory that built over six figures in profit our first full year
- How to choose the perfect items to sell that people want and will make you money
- What tools we use to save time and be the most efficient in our business
4. Flipping Items
A flipper is someone who flips products for profit. My friend Melissa, of Flipper University, created a guide that teaches people her secrets and strategies for reaching over $100k in sales after their first year of full-time flipping.
Learn more about flipping and the kind of money that can be made from flipping products for profit here.
These are a few of the things she’s flipped for profit:
- An item that they bought for $10 and flipped for $200 just 6 minutes later.
- A security tower they bought for $6,200 and flipped for $25,000 just one month later.
- A prosthetic leg that they bought for $30 at a flea market and sold for $1,000 on eBay the next day.
She even created a course called Flipper University that teaches students how to become a successful flipper. Melissa says her students can expect to make $500-$2,500 per month in their first year.
5. Make cash back when you shop
Ibotta and Ebates are both useful apps for getting cash back on purchases either from online or in person.
For Ibotta, all you have to do is choose a store and redeem whichever products you want to buy at the store. Then you'll scan your receipt and the app does all of the work for you. Get $10 in your account by signing up here.
For Ebates, you can save on thousands of items at hundreds of stores. You can save on flights, anything travel-related, Amazon, clothing stores, and more. Both apps are essential to saving money on purchases you'd make anyway. Get $10 in your account by signing up here.
A transcriptionist practices the art of turning audio and video recordings into text documents.
These are voice-recorded reports in several different fields, such as legal, medical, and general. All industries, besides medical and legal, fall under the general umbrella. These might be writers, podcasters, bloggers, trainers, academics, and basically anyone with audio or video content that needs to be turned into text.
You can learn more about becoming a transcriptionist and how to make money doing so in this FREE 7-day mini-course.
7. Freelance Proofreader
In 2014, Caitlin, of Proofread Anywhere, made slightly over $43,000 as a freelance proofreader, while also going on several fun vacations. If you want to find out how she makes a full-time income as a freelance proofreader, you can try her FREE 45-minute workshop that will give you tons of great info on becoming a freelance proofreader.
Caitlin has a FREE 45-minute workshop that will give you tons of great info on becoming a freelance proofreader. Check it out the free workshop here.
Becoming a bookkeeper has several benefits, such as low startup costs, high profit, freedom to work remotely, and plenty more. As a bookkeeper, you can expect to earn an average of $62 per hour.
Click here to get access to a free, 3-part video series that'll reveal the keys to success in the bookkeeping industry.
9. Teaching English with Magic Ears
Magic Ears is a company based in China that hires English speakers from the U.S. and Canada to teach English.
Don't have teaching experience? No bachelor's degree or teaching certifications? No problem.
Magic Ears pays teachers up to $26 per hour and provides all the curriculum for you.
Pay: Varies depending on experience and hours worked.
Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelancers to display their skills and services. This website is a great place for graphic designers, writers, programmers, and other freelance jobs to post or find jobs. You can find jobs here from businesses all over the world that need part-time or full-time help.
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11. Pick up garbage
The garbage pickup business is incredible for several reasons: 1) There's a high demand for it, 2) It's recession proof, and 3) It helps the environment. Not only that, you can make pretty great money, while also getting in a great work out. Brian has also found many treasures during his cleanup, including $600 that was thrown away in a dumpster.
if you're interested in this opportunity, check out Brian's book, CleanLots, where he tells you everything you need to know to get started, which also includes free phone support to get your business up and running.
12. Facebook Ads Manager
Did you know you can become a Facebook Ads Manager for businesses and make an extra $1,000 to $2,000 a month?
You don't need a website or prior experience to do this. You can even learn how to become a Facebook Ads Manager in less than 28 days with the Facebook Side Hustle Course. This course works, and it even gives you access to a private group that is full of testimonials.
13. Walk dogs
I charged $15 per for 1 dog and $20 for 2 dogs for a 30-minute walk. The more reviews and experience you have, the more you can charge.
Pay: $15-$30 per hour (even more depending on your experience
14. Flipping Websites
My friend Jenn has made over $100k flipping blogs. She works part-time, sets her own hours, and is now sharing her strategies and tips with people who want to do the same.
15. Create products to sell
Do you have a creative side or enjoy creating products that will help people? Digital products are a great way to share your knowledge and experience. And, they are even more amazing because people can download and access them immediately.
Digital products can range from ebooks, courses, printables, and more.
With Six Figure Blogger, you'll learn how to create high converting sales pages, email trust funnels, digital products, and so much more.
16. Affiliate marketing
Are you always telling your friends or family about products you love? Maybe they even end up buying those products. This is called affiliate marketing. Bloggers often use affiliate marketing on their websites to increase their blog revenue. Basically, you work with an affiliate manager to create product reviews and add links to your blog that result in revenue when one of your readers purchases the product through your link. The blogger will then earn a commission at no cost to your readers.
Affiliate marketing sounds intimidating to some, but it doesn't have to be. With the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course, influencers can learn how to naturally generate affiliate income every month.
17. Hosting exchange students
Hosting an exchange student either gives you a one lump sum payment or you can to deduct around $50 in taxes per month on your taxes every year.
Hosting a student from abroad is also a great way to learn another language and get a feel for another way of life from a culture across the world.
You also get to share your life with the exchange student and show them your lifestyle.
18. Customer Service Representative
Customer service representatives are the go between for customers and companies, and may process orders, field complaints, or more. What you do as a customer service representative will depend on the company you work for.
At FlexJobs, there are hundreds of new jobs being posted for customer service representatives. These jobs are almost always entry-level, which means you don’t need any experience to get started.
19. Pick up a seasonal job
Seasonal jobs can be anything from working in retail to working during the festival season.
A seasonal job is perfect for someone who wants a short-term job and it gives you the chance to see if you enjoy working in the field or not. You'll make some extra money during a particular season while also gaining skills and experience. You can find seasonal jobs on Indeed.com and on Craigslist's job listings.
Pay: $9+ per hour
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20. Personal Trainer
Do you have a personal training certificate? Do you have education or training in nutrition? Both of these skills pay well per hour and have the ability to change lives. You'll have to come up with your own programs, or you can sign a contract at a gym, or run your own business at a park or at home.
If you're trained in dietetics and nutrition, offering an eating or meal plan service can help clients eat healthier foods and reach their goals.
Pay: $50 per hour
Side hustles are a great way to make extra money, but also improve your skills. Many of these can help you improve your confidence and even explore different areas of interests that you might've never thought about before.
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