Whether you’re a working mom on a sabbatical or you’re a stay-at-home mom, there’s a high chance you get some idle time in your busy routine occasionally.
Now, we all know how incredibly special and important ;“me time” is for a mother.
While many moms feel that this free time is best spent catching up on Netflix or watching Instagram reels, it’s no secret that these activities are waste of your talent and time.
If you’ve got time to kill, why not get paid for doing something you love?
Don’t have any marketable hobbies? No worries, micro jobs will fetch you quick dollars too!
Let me give you a round-up of 100% legit ways of making money without breaking a sweat.
Host Short Duration Workshops
Love to make craft and hobby items? Probably you’ve already thought of selling on Etsy and discarded the idea.
The competition and formalities on these platforms are a definite turn-off for busy moms who are otherwise great crafters.
I’ve got a simple suggestion for all the talented moms: teach your craft to others and make money!
You can host short-duration beginner-friendly workshops in knitting, painting, embroidery, resin art, sculpting, and whatnot.
You can hold workshops online, in your backyard, or the local park. Invite the neighborhood kids, post flyers at the local department store, or market yourself on social media – your opportunities are endless!
Sell Away Your Clutter
Who said that garage sales are a trend of the past? It’s still one of the most popular and legit ways of making money.
The trend has also caught onto the online-fever. So, now you can sell your “gently-used” “pre-loved” items on eBay, Facebook groups and Instagram.
Get all the clutter out of your home. Sell the old things from your background or on a social media platform. If they’re in good condition and your asking price is reasonable, people will come clamoring at the deal.
Making Money Over the Internet
Here’s the deal about micro jobs like taking online surveys, filling out data, finding data, etc. – you can make easy money, but you can also get scammed easily!
Before you leap at an incredible offer, make sure you check for reviews and reports for such offerings over the internet.
Of course, a website that actually helps to save money will walk you through every detail of the process rather than just throwing a “too good to resist opportunity” at you. For instance, lushdollar.com posts genuine reviews after testing all the featured microwork websites.
Become a Social Media Influencer
Even though there’s no scarcity of influencer-moms on social media, we can never have enough of them. Any mom can start her influencer journey by sharing her unique experiences, perspectives and tips on social media.
There are many ways to earn money as a social media influencer. For example, a brand might provide you with a unique referral code and give you a commission on every sale you influence.
The start may be slow, but as your content and popularity pick up, money will come pouring in.
A Youtube Channel
If you’re under the impression that only tech-savvy moms can start a Youtube channel, you’re quite mistaken.
You don’t need fancy technology to make videos for Youtube. Your vlogging journey can begin with only a smartphone and some great content ideas.
If you happen to order a lot of stuff online (who doesn’t?), you can publish reviews of the products. Videos of online shopping reviews are very popular, and can bring you a decent income through affiliate marketing.
The Final Word
These simple ways can help you make a small side income. If you add up the savings over a few months, you might have made enough to splurge on expensive outfits or accessories.
Once you get the trick of making money through side hustles, there’s no limit to how much money you can make. You might even decide to turn the activity into a full time business later on.