14 Best Side Hustles For Women / Females That Stay At Home
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There are many reasons why women may choose to stay at home. Whether you are homemakers, taking care of a family member, or raising your children, you all have a unique set of circumstances. Regardless of the reason, your role is essential to your family.
But what happens when you want to generate some extra money, without wanting to, or having the ability to, obtain a job? Perhaps your family situation has changed. Now, you need to bring in extra income. Maybe you want to save for your child’s education. Or maybe you would like a creative outlet you can use to make a side income.
Side hustles for women can provide the perfect alternative to a job. Jobs typically come with schedules and are not always very flexible to a woman who needs to be home. A side hustle for women in this situation provides an opportunity to have flexible work. You can control when and how often you want to work, making a side income a practical solution.
How To Choose A Side Hustle For Women
Before you jump headfirst into the first thing that looks cool, I want to show you a few steps to help you choose a side hustle that is best for you.
The first is to assess your goals. What do you want to accomplish by having a side hustle? You could wish to have some extra spending money, save for a family vacation, or purchase a rental property. Each goal is going to require a different level of time, effort, and of course, the correct type of side hustle that can provide that income. It’s important to know where you would like to go before starting.
Next, you should do a skills inventory. What do you do well? It’s essential to understand what you can do for others. Because, above all else, that is why they will exchange their money for your goods or services.
Don’t be concerned about “job skills” if you don’t have any. You will certainly have other skills that are valuable to someone. Are you good at taking care of children? Are you a great cook? Do you have an eye for decor? These are all skills someone pays money for every day.
Now, you should make an interests list. What are your interests? It can be anything at all. If you are going to add a side job to your life, you want something that will hold your interest. Sometimes running a side business will be hard, and if you have no interest in what you are doing, you may see no reason to push through.
Now you can start to look for aside hustles that will help you achieve your goals while matching your skills and interests.
Ways For Females To Make Money Online
1. Be A Virtual Assistant
Kevin O’ Leary of the famous television show Shark Tank said the side hustle he would choose today would be becoming a virtual assistant.
I can certainly see why. Becoming a virtual assistant is one of the easiest ways for females to make money online.
So what is a virtual assistant? In short, a virtual assistant is someone who assists others with their business.
There are many different types of duties a virtual assistant could perform, such as…
- Answering emails
- Entering data into spreadsheets
- Social media management
- Booking appointments
- Processing payments
- Writing blog content
One way you can sell your services as a virtual assistant by setting up a freelance account on sites such as Fiverr or Upwork.
Would you like to learn more about becoming a virtual assistant from an industry expert? If so, you may wish to look into the Free Mama Movement by Lauren Golden.
2. Be An Online Children’s Entertainment Host
What if I told you that there was a stay-at-home mom who was making $10,000 per month teaching Dungeons and Dragons to kids? I know, how cool is that?
If you think about it, you can take this idea and run with it. I’ve heard of moms doing Zoom storytime classes and even PJ dance parties.
It just goes to show that with a bit of creativity, you can indeed turn a hobby into a way to make extra money.
With that said, what interests do you have that you could share? Are your wheels turning?
3. Start An Beautification Business
Do you have a passion for the beauty industry?
If so, a side hustle in the beauty industry may be perfect for you. It can be fun as well as easy money for women.
There is no shortage of people who want to look and feel good. If you can help them, you can make some extra money.
Services you could offer include…
- Eye Brows
- Hair Care
- Teeth Whitening
- Spray Tanning
- Tooth Gems
If you would like to get the word out about your services, you can put photos on Instagram and Facebook to show off your work. You could also start a Youtube channel and give makeup tips that lead to more online makeup tutoring services.
4. Design Funnels Using Clickfunnels
If you are interested in marketing, are creative, and enjoy entertaining Facebook groups, you may be interested in CF Design School by Kathryn Jones.
CF Design School is a program that teaches you how to design funnels just like a pro, without any prior experience or technical ability.
I stumbled upon Kathryn’s course by referral after I posted in the Clickfunnels group on Facebook. I jumped into a chat with Kathryn, got the program, and was blown away by the quality. I was also impressed by how engaging Kathryn was as an instructor.
The program is something you can realistically complete in a week if you have a couple of hours each day to invest in it. It’s worth it because the course will show you how to get clients. In fact, you have to earn back the price of the program to graduate!
As someone who has made over $10,000 with the skills I learned in this program, I would recommend looking at it.
5. Create & Sell Crafts
Are you crafty?
Making crafts can offer such a great creative outlet. As well, there are plenty of women making money selling crafts in various ways.
One woman, who was on her way to becoming a teacher, started a side hustle creating greeting cards by hand. She started making more money than she would have as a teacher and is now considering staying at home and being a hustle woman!
Another woman who lost her cleaning business due to the pandemic started collected branches and leaves to create wreaths. She has now turned that into a side business, and it has awakened a passion in her.
If you would like to start a side business at home, you can sell your crafts on Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace similar to Amazon, which focuses on homemade jewelry, clothing, crafts, and art.You will need to create an account and list the items that you have for sale. You will also want to include high-quality photographs of your crafts.
6. Provide Dog Walking & Caring Services
Do you love dogs and being outdoors? If so, dog walking could be an easy and rewarding way for you to make money on the side.
Dog owners love their pets as a parent loves a child. They are willing to spend a lot of money on their pets to ensure they are happy and well cared for. However, their schedules may not allow them to spend as much time with them as they would like.
That’s where you come in. You can create a profile on a site like rover.com, where you set your prices, schedule, and services offered. You can choose to walk dogs or add services like doggy daycare, visits, or boarding.
Much like child care, you should expect that your clients will want to meet you and see how you interact with their fur baby. It will be essential for them to know that you are reliable, compassionate, and have a good connection with the dog. They may ask you to come for a few home visits before handing over the safety of their pet daily.
7. Re-Sell Old Clothes
Did you know that you may already own a product in your closet that you could sell? You may own a lot of old clothes that you no longer wear or need. If so, this is good news for you because the used clothing re-sale market is big business these days.
How big? It is an estimated $30 billion market expected to grow at a rate of 18% annually for the next 3 years.
You can go through your wardrobe and take an inventory of the items you would be willing to sell. Then you can go to sites such as Craigslist, eBay, or Amazon to get an idea about what people are charging for these items. This way, you can list your items and come in with competitive pricing. You’ll want to ensure that you take plenty of high-quality photos that show the clothing in the best way possible.
If you like to shop and know how to identify bargain prices for used clothing, you can use your knowledge to purchase items at a discounted price. Then, you can sell these items for a markup on another site, creating an ongoing side hustle business model.
8. Teaching Online
The world has made a shift to online learning. With a push from virtual learning due to the pandemic, online education is more significant than ever. It is, in fact, a $144 billion industry, expected to grow to $346 billion by 2026.
From your skills inventory, you can identify your areas of expertise. Don’t get caught up thinking you have to be the world’s best chef to teach a cooking class. This feeling is called imposter syndrome, and many new online teachers face this. However, many people have no cooking skills and would feel more comfortable learning from someone who isn’t a world-renowned chef.
There are many choices for how you would like to teach online.
You could host classes via Zoom. All you have to do is find something you are skilled at passionate about. Some popular industries for online courses include…
- Personal Training
- Yoga Classes
- Cooking Classes
- Music Lessons
- Dance Classes
Another way you can create an online teaching side hustle is by becoming a tutor. You can find students that need help with school work by registering with a site like wyzant.com. Or you could teach English online to children in China through VIPKID.
If live interaction isn’t your thing, another great option is to create a course. You can make the program with lessons, worksheets, and tests. You have many options for how you would like to present the material. You may wish to record yourself teaching in front of a whiteboard or prepare a Powerpoint presentation.
When you have completed the course, you can research similar programs to get a good pricing sense. Then you can host your program on a site like Udemy or Teachable.
9. Writing Side Hustles
If you love to write, you can use your skills to earn some extra money.
One of the easiest ways to get started with a writing gig is to become a freelancer. One great benefit of writing as a freelancer is flexibility. You can choose how many hours you are willing to work and do it when it fits best into your schedule. You can get started by registering for sites such as Fiverr or Upwork, where businesses come daily to find freelancers.
Consider this a bonus section as I’m going to give you several options to make money as a freelance writer.
10. Write Content For Local Businesses
Small businesses need a social presence. But what separates one small business from the next is the quality of the content they create. Content needs to generate engagement. Suppose you can use your writing skills to help engage a small business audience. In that case, you can start a lucrative side hustle with just a couple of consistent clients.
Email is still the backbone of online marketing. Most successful businesses are still using email marketing to promote their offers. As well, they may be sending out a weekly or monthly newsletter to their prospects.
Having the ability to write sales copy and create email sequences is an in-demand skill that will enable you to get top dollar if your work converts.
Creating compelling blog posts for businesses can help drive traffic to their website through organic searches. Because advertising is so expensive, companies are happy to trade off top dollar for quality blog posts that bring in evergreen traffic.
A good plan is to find a couple of clients in niches you are passionate about. Writing blog posts for these topics will help you have a feeling of contribution and the ability to make money online.
11. Resume Writing
Do you know how to write a great resume?
The job market is so competitive that resume writing is a highly sought-after skill. If you can write a resume that will help someone stand out from the crowd and get an interview, you can make $100+ per hour.
One woman started out making an average of $5000 per month for the first couple of years. She then went on to turn her side hustle into a full-time gig that allowed her to quit her 9 – 5.
12. Start A Blog.
You may prefer to build your blog instead of writing for someone else. Doing so will give you the ability to write about something you are passionate about. As well, you can make a passive income stream from blogging once you start getting enough traffic.
The key is writing consistent and helpful articles that will help you build an audience. You can earn passive income through affiliate marketing, where you promote products and services that you believe in and are relevant to your audience. You can also sell advertising on your blog to make some additional side money.
13. Create An Ebook
Have you ever accomplished something in your life? Maybe you have been through a challenge and persevered. Perhaps you helped someone else do something impactful for their life? Perhaps you’re a great mom who connects well with your children?
Whatever your skill is, there is someone out there that would love to learn it. You can write an ebook to help others find solutions to problems you have already overcome. Seriously, check out this example of someone who wrote about how they started a blog and the tools they used. That ebook made over $400K. While that is not a typical result, it certainly is inspiring.
If you are interested in writing an ebook, you can check out Bob Bly’s book about how you can create a Kindle ebook and sell on Amazon.
14. Provide Child Care Services
If you are a woman that loves kids, you may consider a childcare side hustle. Caring for other people’s children can have many benefits beyond the extra income you can earn.
If you already have children, bringing new friends into your home can help them expand their social skills while making new friends. You can create programming that allows for fitness, empathy, teamwork, and confidence-building among the children.
Finding children to care for can be as easy as putting your services out to your social channels. Parents would always prefer to have their children be with someone they already know and trust. Becoming a trustworthy and reliable childcare provider is a great way to build word-of-mouth referrals.
You can also provide childcare by becoming a nanny and posting your services on sites such as care.com.
Playing at the park, hosting sleepovers, and game nights can help children create memories and experiences they will carry with them. Providing childcare can be an enriching experience, making it a great side hustle for women who stay home.
Start Your Side Hustle
Having a side hustle for women who stay home can help find fulfillment, have a creative outlet, and achieve financial goals. You can do all of this on your terms by setting your schedule.
You can also expand your future horizons by building more skills as you run your side business. You will also meet fascinating people and build new relationships. As well as learn how to deal with challenging situations and persevere.
I hope you could find something aligned with your goals, skills, and interests on the list. Or at least it helped you start to get some ideas going. If you would like to see even more side hustle ideas, you can visit my Side Hustle Catalog.
Do you have a side hustle idea you’d like to share for women at home?
Please leave it in the comments below!