Hate your current job? Start a side hustle and work your way to making it full-time.
I’ve seen stay at home moms create amazing careers from a side hustle they started in their free time. You can do it, too.
Below are jobs that are perfect for stay at home moms or dads.
#1 Sell Printables on Etsy
Selling printables on Etsy is the best side hustle out there right now. Printable makers can earn between $100-$1000+ a month selling printables online (see their success stories here).
This is the side hustle for you if you’re:
- Looking for something stress-free
- Makes passive income
- Not wanting to package and ship items
You don’t need any previous experience to do this, you don’t need to be a graphic designer, and you don’t even need to be tech savvy for this.
Find out what kind of printables to make (so you can make the most money) and how to start an Etsy shop in this free training.
Below is an example of someone earning $20,000+ a year selling printables!
#2 Pinterest Virtual Assistant
A Pinterest Virtual Assistant is someone who manages a business’s profile on Pinterest.
Pinterest VA’s are in charge of tasks like creating new pins, scheduling pins, creating descriptions for pins, etc.
Benefits of being a Pinterest VA:
- Work from anywhere
- Set your own schedule
- Can make $500-$5,000+ a month
- Ability to quit your day job and do this full-time
In the free training, you’ll learn:
- How to get started as a Pinterest VA right away
- Steps to take to start this business
- How to create a business plan based on how much you want to make
#3 Make dog treats at home
Did you know you can make $1,000+ a month part-time working at home with a dog treat business? You can even make $5,000-$8,000 from your home kitchen if you do it full-time.
You can get your kids involved, work from home, create your own schedule, and make treats for dogs.
My friend Kristin runs a successful dog treat business from home and perfected the craft of selling dog treats.
Kristin even has a free training that helps people get started making & selling dog treats. Get her free training here and see if this side hustle is for you.
Free training includes:
- Most popular dog treats to sell
- How much to charge
- Where to sell dog treats
#4 Start a niche blog
I have two blogs that allow me to work from home full-time.
The first blog is Fitnancials (which I started back in 2013) and the second one is a houseplant blog that I started in 2021.
I even made $80,000 my senior year of college (that’s me in Forbes!).
If you’re wondering how I make money on this blog, it comes from:
- Affiliate marketing (someone clicks on my affiliate link and I get a commission)
- Sponsored posts
- Selling my own products (like my online course)
If you want to start a website but have questions like:
- What should my blog be about?
- How do I know what to write about?
- How soon can I start making money?
This free training teaches you how to create an income-producing website. You also learn the key mistakes to avoid if you’re a beginner.
A bookkeeper’s job is to keep records of financial transactions of a business.
Bookkeepers can make between $30,000-$60,000 per year.
If you’re eager to learn more about becoming a bookkeeper, check out this free training that will show you the quickest and easiest way to start and run a successful virtual bookkeeping business.
#6 Freelance writing
I’ve been a freelance writer for over ten years and find it to be relatively easy and enjoyable work.
Freelance writing is a great option for fully remote work that can either be part-time work or a full-time gig.
Interested in becoming a freelance writer but don’t know how to get started? Check out Big Money Writer.
Benefits of freelance writing:
- Work from home
- Work as little or as much as you want
- One job can lead to hundreds of jobs once you get experience
Filling out surveys to make money is an easy way to make money by simply providing your opinion to questions.
Here are a few of my favorite surveys:
#8 Salesforce Analyst
My friend Leila changed careers and recently got a job as a Salesforce Professional.
You can learn all about her experience here. She found her first job through a recruiter reaching out to her on LinkedIn, and now she’s earning $60,000+ at home with amazing benefits.
A Salesforce Professional is someone who is trained to improve business processes with something called Salesforce.
You don’t need any previous experience nor a college degree for this and almost all of these jobs are remote so you can work from home.
The average starting salary of a Salesforce Professional is between $60,000-$80,000 and some people even land first jobs making over $100,000.
See if a Salesforce career is right for you by taking the free 5 Day Salesforce Challenge to better understand the Salesforce career path and how you can get started.
#9 Facebook Ad Manager
Are you a supporter of small businesses and want them to make more money? If so, you could greatly help out a local business by working as their Facebook Ad Manager.
A Facebook Ad Manager is in charge of driving new customers, leads, and money to a local business.
Think about it this way: A local business can spend $1,000 in ads and potentially get $5,000+ from these Facebook ads that you created.
I interviewed Robert, a Facebook Ad Manager and he earns $60,000 a year with his side hustle. That’s a lot of money for a remote job that doesn’t require 4 years of school.
A proofreader serves as the last set of eyes on a piece of content before it’s published. Proofreaders earn $18+ an hour working remotely.
Proofreaders make sure there are no spelling, punctuation, grammatical, or formatting errors, and they ensure the content is as polished as possible.
Proofreaders can work anywhere in the world, which means you can:
- Work remotely
- Create your own schedule
- Be your own boss
- Earn $18+ an hour
- Travel freely and not tied down to one location
Take the free training: Learn How To Transform Your Passion For Words Into A Thriving Proofreading Business.
#11 Tax Preparer
Want a career that is recession-proof? Become a Tax Preparer.
Did you know you can get trained online to become a Tax Preparer?
This in-demand job is done from home and on your own schedule.
A Tax Preparer prepares, files, and assists in general tax forms.
To get started in this field, take a high-quality tax preparation course. Do your research to find the best one for you.
If you still have questions about becoming a Tax Preparer, take this free training.
In the free training you learn:
- How much money you can make
- What a typical work day looks like
- Tools and tech needed (it’ll all fit in a backpack)
- What kind of clients are highest paying
#12 Make cash back when you shop
Ibotta is a free app that gives you cash back for making purchases on things like:
- so many other things
You can even earn cash for referring friends to Ibotta. I’ve mad over $3,000 in lifetime earnings on this app.
#13 Rent a room or apartment out on Airbnb
Did you know you can make money by renting out a room or apartment?
If you travel often and have a vacant house, I definitely recommend putting your apartment or house on Airbnb.
I have several friends that live in a big house and decided to rent out a room. This Airbnb room now covers their mortgage.
By 2020, the translation field will have a 42% expected growth rate.
If you’re bilingual, you need to take advantage of this career space. There are tons of translation jobs online.
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Best side hustles to start right now
- Sell printables on Etsy – Selling printables is the #1 side hustle to make money. This can be done on your own schedule and turn into passive income! You can earn over $10,000 a year selling printables.
- Sell dog treats – Make $1,000+ selling dog treats from the comfort of your home. Be your own boss and make your own schedule.
- Proofreading – Earn $20+ an hour proofreading from home. Great for people who enjoy editing and working from a computer.
- Surveys – Make money filling out surveys. You can take as many surveys as you want and earn up to $5 per survey.
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