There are many side hustles that people staying home to look after their children can take up!

A netizen recently asked, “What’s a good side hustle for a stay-at-home mom that doesn’t involve watching other children?”

The Original Poster, OP adds, “I have three children, so I don’t want to watch anymore or deal with their sicknesses making mine sick. Plus, generally, I wouldn’t say I like other people’s kids. 

I have an Etsy store and try to sell my makes on Facebook as well. It’s not consistent pay and doesn’t pay much. I know I could do better, but I’m unsure how to market myself, so I’m looking at other options. 

I’d have to work on my husband’s one day off from his two jobs or work nights. I signed up for Spark Walmart drivers, but they don’t allow kids to be with you. Also, I live in a small town with too many Uber/Doordash/lifters.”

Below are the top ten responses:


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“Do you have a sewing machine? I accidentally fell into the mending/alterations business. I advertised once in July, and I still have people coming back. I can’t keep people away. If you can do it, I highly recommend it.”


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“Anything to do with templates. For example, if you knit, crochet, or have a 3D printer, patterns can be written once and downloaded multiple times for a fixed price. Same with art or T-shirt designs.”


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“I did freelance writing as a stay-at-home mom and did pretty well. My administrative assistant is a stay-at-home mom, and she does work around her schedule, prioritizing her kids.”


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“Do you have the ability to dog-watch? We charge $35 a day, $60 if it’s more than 2, $80 if it’s 3, and that’s the max. It’s cheaper than boarding facilities, and they get out and about in a home.”


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“I’ve been selling stuff on eBay (from second-hand/discount stores and old stuff around the house). I’ve made almost $4k in less than a month. I take my kids shopping and look at auctions + other sales online.”


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“Online/Virtual assistant. Also, check out Fiverr or Upwork for freelance jobs.”


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“Virtual assistant or transcribing if you type quickly.”


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“Be a YouTube mommy blogger and do unhinged reviews on non-existent products. Pretend to do fake advertisements for fake products. The point is views and comments. Purposely stir the pot and get reactions.”


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“Laser engraving, 3d printing or design. I have a neighbor who worked in a dental office before she had kids. Now, she has a home business doing mouthguards.

I think the best thing is to find something you enjoy doing or have done before that gives you an edge on those who don’t.”


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“Perhaps online tutoring,” said one.

“You could create classes on Udemy for crocheting. Create patterns and items for Etsy,” another added.


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“Bookkeeping if you’re good at math.” 


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“Commodities trader or Amazon Wizard.”


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“I got my sister into UGC (User-Generated Content) for real advertisements & products. She makes about $3k a month doing it on the side. She is a stay-at-home mom, too. I do it full time.” 


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“There is outschool. Homeschoolers use it for extracurricular activities for their kids. 

You could offer classes there.”

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