17 Side Hustle Ideas for Moms Who Want to Earn More Money

Do you want to make more money while juggling family life and possibly work outside the home, too?

We’ve got 17 side hustle ideas for moms like you who want to create a little supplemental income while still maintaining a regular routine.

Time is limited and everyone’s situation is different, so we’ve compiled a range of ideas to help you find something that best fits you.


1. Be a Facebook ad manager for small businesses 

Put your digital marketing skills to good use for a company on Facebook.

Facebook is an effective and increasingly popular platform for small businesses to showcase their products and services. Facebook can help increase traffic, drive sales, and target consumers.

As a Facebook ad manager, you can make around $1000-$1500 per month with only one or two clients. Thus, if you have time for a few more clients, you can put in extra hours and earn even more. 

What kind of things might you do as a Facebook ad manager? Design or create powerful ads that attract customers to the small business and test them. Guide clients through strategic marketing decisions and implement them. Your own outreach is important as well—to acquire new clients and retain existing clients.  

There are tons of courses on Facebook ads where you can learn Facebook digital marketing. A few are listed below, but do your research and find the best one for you:

Facebook also offers other free courses covering online marketing and advertising that you can explore here.


2. Participate in online surveys

Ever taken one of those Buzzfeed quizzes to find out what kind of pizza you are or which Gossip Girl character best describes you? Some people simply enjoy answering questions. Did you know you could earn money for doing something very similar?

If you’re someone who loves sharing your opinions with others, this may be an enjoyable way that does not add extra stress or major responsibilities to your already hectic schedule.

Below are some websites that will pay you for your opinions. Explore their websites and payment options and choose the one that seems best for you.

Keep in mind that this has minor earning potential. However, even a little extra cash is still more money.


3. Do some freelance writing

Freelance writing is a great way to earn more bucks, especially if you already enjoy writing. 

Many businesses need content written and often outsource it to freelance writers instead of spending time and effort into employing one or finding a particular agency to work with. Some agencies do not need much content or need it in irregular frequencies, so they prefer hiring a freelance writer.

The specific type of content you will write varies in freelance writing. It depends on the company you’re writing for and what industry they’re in. 

Why not try writing for a blog (or a few!)? More and more businesses are incorporating a blog section on their websites as they realize the advantages of content marketing, such as increased website traffic. 

There are various types of writings that freelancers like you can do, including copywriting, content writing, editing, and tech writing.

Think about how much you want to charge and look at the rates of other freelance writers to get an idea.


4. Sell high-quality photos

If you’re someone who has hundreds of very high-quality aesthetic photos on your phone or another device now, this might just be the perfect side hustle for you.

No, we’re not talking about the selfies or the hundreds of adorable pictures of your precious baby sleeping on your phone. If you have good, focused, and clear photos and short clips of scenery—nature, flowers, greenery, etc.—you can sell them online.

Some websites will pay you for those photos and short footage clips, such as Shutterstock or GettyImages. They usually buy photos that can be used for personal use on websites or for commercial purposes.


5. Rent out space you’re not using

Depending on where you live, renting out unused space can be quite a high-paying side hustle without having to break a sweat. If you have a driveway, room, or garage that is just lying there unused, this will be perfect for you.

Once you prepare your space by cleaning and making any necessary repairs, all you’d have to do initially is post a listing. 

There may be local sites or online groups for this purpose available in your geographical area. Facebook Marketplace and Airbnb are good options.

Airbnb website

This is a great form of passive income that requires very little effort, once you find a reliable renter. You could combine this venture with another small side hustle—like online surveys. Or, take on freelance writing work while your garage is earning you extra cash at the same time.


6. Write a book 

If you have always had a knack for writing, were a literature buff in high school, or love to explore your creative side, consider writing a book and self-publishing it.

If writing short stories or poems sounds appealing to you, you can think about creating a compilation of your work.

We know how complex publishing a book sounds. But in today’s digital world, it’s easier than you probably imagine. 

You can self-publish on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

kindle direct publishing website

All you’ll need to do is upload your finished document, attach a description and a cover picture. And it’s done. Yes, it really is that simple.

Amazon takes care of all the technical details and anything else that’s needed.  

And the even better part is that you can continue earning from the book if it sells well for years to come. The book will be listed there on Amazon for millions to access and purchase and send money your way.


7. Start your own blog

Blogging is an amazing way to earn some good money while being creative. It has high earning potential. 

Anyone can start a blog—you don’t necessarily have to have been a website owner or blogger with ten years of experience to learn how to run a successful blog.

If you want to make money out of it (and we assume you do since you’re reading this article), you should approach a blog with the same seriousness you would approach a business. In a way, a blog is a business.

You should think of how to monetize your blog before actually going ahead with it. If you’re able to gather a substantial following, you can do sponsored posts where a company will employ your services to gain awareness about their brand. You will need to talk about their products or services and highlight the good parts about them.

You can also offer your own products or services. 

Another bonus of blogging? It offers a great deal of flexibility, so you can work around your family’s schedule, like school drop-off and other commitments, or after you’re done with your day job.


8. Do affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn after putting in some up-front effort. 

And if you’re interested in starting a blog, affiliate marketing is a great way to monetize it. 

On your blog, you can advertise and link to a brand’s products or services. In return, the company can pay you for your services in several ways. They can provide a free product, service, or money. 

You can also have a referral link on your blog or social media that people can use for buying products. Buying products using your link can earn you a certain percentage on each new sale.

EBates Affiliate Program works using a similar model, where you earn through a personalized link.

EBates Affiliate Program website



9. Become an eJuror

If you love watching courtroom dramas, this is a great chance to live through one and earn some cash while having fun. 

Sign up to eJury and be a part of an attorney’s journey to prepare for trial. 

eJury website

EJury connects attorneys with people like you online to play the roles of juries and participate in focus groups. Attorneys use eJury to develop their case strategies based on the information that you provide. Typically, these case studies take around half an hour. 

You can just sign up on eJury and wait for them to contact you when a suitable case is available. 


10. Work as a proofreader

If you are detail-oriented and can spot errors in writings easily, proofreading could be just the job for you.

Proofreaders are in demand to check for grammatical or spelling errors. Keep in mind that proofreading and copyediting are not the same. Proofreaders do not make any significant changes to the text provided.


11. ThredUp consignment

ThredUp is a good place to sell off your unloved or unused items.

ThredUp website

This requires minimal effort—once you decide what you’re ready to purge. All you need to do is clean the items that you plan on selling. 

ThredUp will send you a shipping bag for you to place your item in and seal. Then you schedule a free pickup. ThredUp will determine the prices, list them, and pay you when the items are sold. 

They do all the tedious work associated with selling things. With ThredUp, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of shipping the orders.


12. Be a Pinterest virtual assistant

If you’re familiar with Pinterest, you can work as a Pinterest virtual assistant. 

Bloggers need to take many measures to increase website traffic, one of which is sharing articles on social media websites like Pinterest. 

Because bloggers have so much to do other than promoting their work on specific websites, they often outsource maintaining their Pinterest presence. And this is where you can help.

As a Pinterest virtual assistant, you may need to schedule pins, create graphics for new pins, review analytics, and more. 


13. Sell things such as printables and digital stickers on Etsy

If you enjoy graphic design, you can design printables or digital stickers to sell on Etsy

Etsy website

Etsy is a USA-based e-commerce platform that focuses on handmade, custom, or vintage items from independent sellers

You can also sell digital planners if you want to expand beyond stickers or other such stationery items.


14. Design websites for others

More and more people today want to create websites, whether it’s for their businesses or blogs. But they often lack the technical or creative skills necessary to build them. 

If you have the skills and knowledge necessary, this is where you can come in. 

You can create your own website to talk about your services. Make sure to make it look good, as it can serve as a sample in the minds of potential clients. If you do a good job, you can easily earn their trust and confidence.

You can also look for freelance gigs on Fiverr.


15. Work as a sales agent

Are you a people person with solid networking skills? A sales job could be your chance to shine.

Experience in marketing and sales can greatly help in many career paths.

This side hustle has the potential to be quite flexible as well.

There are legitimate companies out there that offer direct sales positions in beauty, jewelry, nutrition, and more.

Responsibilities will likely include building connections, planning and executing calls, scheduling meetings, and more. 

If you work for a reputable company, this can be a flexible gig with opportunity for growth.


16. Begin a resume service

You can help people by producing their resumes

If you have current or past experience in any HR position, you can easily market yourself as a competent resume writer. 

People will trust you as they know you have experience and can distinguish between the good and the bad.


17. Offer consultant services

People pay good money for consultants if they have expertise in a particular area. Plenty of entrepreneurs who are just starting out need specialized services or guidance as they navigate running a business for the first time. 

Sites like Clarity connect entrepreneurs with experts in relevant fields—such as business, technology, product design, and more. 

Clarity website

To learn more about how users access the services of experts on Clarity, click here.



Whatever your career path—SAHM, full-time working mother, part-time freelancer—time is limited and we all face different challenges in work and parenting. Think about what you enjoy, what you’re good at, and what opportunities are in demand. Be realistic about how much time you can devote to a side gig.

And then go after what works best for you.