Even if you’re not exactly counting every dollar in your household, chances are that you wouldn’t mind a bit more income, well, coming in…
The problem many women face when they want to get back into work is that childcare costs a packet, there’s always someone with impetigo and it’s just so exhausting. Plus, you don’t get to spend as much time with the kids as you’d like.
This is where some side-hustles come in very handy. Side-jobs are great because you can do them when you get a spare 30 minutes or when the kids are in bed. Even better, you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck.
One downside that many moms have mentioned when it comes to side-hustles is that they don’t earn too much, but this may be a thing of the past. Here are some brilliant ideas that might just buy you that dream holiday or help to build up Junior’s college fund.
You can earn a good hourly rate with this and if you’re already a qualified teacher then you should have no problem finding students. Even if you’re not a professional teacher then you may have a skill to impart, like a language or some regional cooking techniques.
Investing in precious metals
This might seem a bit left field and out of your league, but you couldn’t be more wrong! If you head to sites like Golden Eagle Coin then you’ll see that you can buy silver bullion for as little as $10 or $20. Before you know it, you’ll have quite a stash and as silver is finding more uses in industry and medicine, you’ll have made a very smart move.
Open an e-commerce shop
You may have heard of drop-shipping before and considered it. It’s really quite easy once you’re up and running and most platforms offer you a virtual assistant as part of the package. You’ll be responsible for monitoring your store and dealing with awkward customers, but that shouldn’t be too much of a reach, right?
Speaking of virtual assistants…
There really is an endless demand for well-organised people in this world and the less-organised among us will pay handsomely. You could earn up to $40 per hour by offering your skills and expertise and, even better, you can determine your own hours.
If your friends are always complimenting you on your kids’ birthday parties and you really do love organising them, you could offer your services to parents who don’t have your enthusiasm or flair. You’d be getting paid, but you’d mainly be doing this for humanitarian reasons, really.
Editing and proofreading
In LBK (Life Before Kids) you had an eagle eye for dodgy grammar, spelling errors and misplaced commas. Those years spent getting back to the basics of the alphabet haven’t diminished this, so why not join a proofreading platform? You can take on as much or as little work as you want and pretty much set your own schedule.
Side-hustles, eh? What’s not to love?