“Work hard on your job, you will make a living, work hard on yourself, you will make a fortune” Jim Rohn. Having extra income is a sure way financial independence.
Supplement your income with these side job ideas
Make soap at home for sale
Many moms are making huge money by selling homemade soap on site like Etsy, Ebay, Facebook Market Place and Amazon.
Natural living Ideas has various very popular soap recipes. Check them out here.
Most of their recipes from everyday ingredients like lemon, coffee, oranges and oils.
Join beauty and skin care companies
Moms earn money through skin care sales as well as commissions. Like any other business, you must work hard at generating sales.
They get incentives, bonuses and family vacations throughout the year.
Become a Virtual Assistant, Social Media Manager
Many mom entrepreneurs run home and internet-based businesses.
Virtual assistants to assist moms with web designing, web developing, book keeping;
Making social media graphics and managing their social media accounts like Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
You can do Virtual assisting as an independent contractor. However, an independent contractor, is considered self-employed and will have to pay self-employment taxes.
Working as an independent contractor gives you more flexibility. You make your own schedule, choose your clients and set your rates.
You will have to find the clients yourself, set up the business and pay self -employment taxes.
However, it is easy and relatively cheap to set up the business. Items you need include a high-speed internet connection, a cellphone, a computer and a website to market your business.
Do not limit yourself with the kind of clients you take on. You can charge by hour, by task, package plans, and monthly plans.
Different clients have different needs. Some clients need help with making pins, pinning and scheduling them on Pinterest/Facebook/Instagram.
Other clients only need help with making pins, doing the pinning/managing themselves.
While other clients need help with everything from making pins, pinning, and managing, updating and interacting with clients on social media accounts.
All this is done in the comfort of your home. Virtual assistants charge up to 30/hr depending on the workload.
There are different ways you can promote your VA business. Through social media, email marketing, guest blogging opportunities, public speaking, distributing flyers & brochures, joining online forums.
You must have good work ethic, know your way around simple graphic designs, have good communication and organization skills.
There are reasonably priced virtual assistant courses like this and this.
Between working full time, long commutes to and from work, car pools, soccer and drama practices, making dinner on time, getting children to be early enough, many people hardly have anytime left to walk their dogs.
Earn money through easing someone else’s work load by walking their dogs. One mom I know makes $ 1000 a month walking dogs; she gets in a good exercise as well.
Advertise your service on Facebook Marketplace, put out flyers at grocery stores, play parks etc.
Walking with the elderly or lonely people
Yes, that’s a side job. Many elderly people living alone need company; will gladly pay you to walk with them a few hours a week.
You make good friends and get in a good exercise while doing what you love.
Put out flyers advertising your services at community centers, grocery stores, doctors’ offices etc. Moms who this side job charge up to $25 per person per hour.
Shopping for Instacart
Becoming a shopper for Instacart is a good way to earn extra money, deliver groceries to customers. There is no one micromanaging you.
It is flexible, you dedicate your own working hours, take breaks when you need to. The pay depends on your work ethic, lots of opportunities to grow.
Ubereats is an on-demand food delivery service from local restaurants. Customers order food using the Uber app, drivers deliver food to their addresses.
UberEats drivers set their own schedule. Register your car here to driver for Uber.
Uber drivers do not handle only deliveries.
Food can be delivered at work or home.
Uber drivers make up to $12 after vehicle expenses.
Drivers from 19 years of age.
Unlike Uber for passengers, UberEats is a little more flexible. Cars registered from 1998 are eligible to register.
Check with your car insurance to find out their stand on deliveries.
Deliver packages for Amazonflex
With Amazonflex, you deliver packages from Amazon warehouse to customers. It is a great side hustle to make extra money.
You choose the hours you want to work. All you must do is deliver on time and at right address. You make between $ 18-25 per hour.
Sell crafts, jewelry and DIY products on Etsy
Do you have a passion in making crafts? Many moms are making a living on Etsy – the Ebay of handmade crafts through selling homemade crafts and other DIY products.
Check out garage and, estate sales, buy cheaper antique items, give them a polish, resell them on Etsy.
Purchase stuff that is on sale from different stores, thrift stores, outlet shops, then resale for profit on Facebook Marketplace and Ebay.
Follow this link to learn how you can set your own ebay store.
All you have to do is take clear pictures of your merchandise, and display them. Many moms are earning good money through this side job.
You can start a drop shipping business where you receive payment from a customer for a product on your own e-commerce site or online store.
You buy this product from a company at a lower price, this company then ships the product to the customer.
Find out about how to register, finding suppliers and everything drop shipping on this website
Share with us the side job ideas you, your friends and family members to supplement on income?