Do you want to earn extra cash while at home? Here are some of the best part-time ideas you can start easily if you are a stay-at-home mom.
Yes, earning from part-time jobs at the comfort of your home while taking care of the kids and doing house chores can be both overwhelming and rewarding. Aside from making extra funds for the rainy days, it can be mind-stimulating as well, and prepare you if you want to get back to corporate.
Who knows, if you did well, you can even proceed and start your own full-time business.
It would be more challenging though because tending to the children’s needs, especially on infants or toddlers requires more time. But as you manage your time, hustle, and bustle, working to earn from home is possible.
What makes it more possible depends on the availability of your spare time, your skills, and other resources available at bay.
Here are the 5 best part-time job ideas that may help stay-at-home moms:
1. Direct Selling and Online Selling is One Popular Part-Time Idea for Stay-at-Home Moms
Account your clothes, tools, and other items that sits in your home for quite some time. They might be gathering dust and before they become unusable, try to declutter by selling (or donating some). This enables you to achieve two tasks at a time, earning while decluttering. Hold a garage sale or create a website and social media presence that you are selling pre-loved/unopened items.
If you are passionate about gardening, baking, making handicrafts, or painting, why not sell some of your ornamental plants, pastry products, and other handmade items? Although this venture requires an initial investment of time and money, it does not oblige you to lay so much of them.
Selling digital products that are most popular to sell is also a great idea to earn extra income. You will enjoy creating and sharing your passion and interest in the digital world. Learn and continue to re-learn the best way to sell your digital products. Here’s what you can sell online:
- Digital art (logos, design templates)
- Short Courses (on baking, gardening, etc)
- Software (like WordPress, etc.)
2. Have You Tried Home Based/Virtual Jobs?
Women who have virtual or home-based jobs before becoming stay-at-home moms work well in this area on a part-time basis.
You can earn extra income as a sales associate, customer service representative, transcriptionist, data entry clerk, virtual assistant, or copywriter.
Participating in online surveys, affiliate marketing, and playing games is also one of the best ways of earning extra cash from home.
3. Investments in Stocks or Other Financial Instruments
If you have substantial cash sitting in your regular bank accounts, then investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, equity investments or other financial instruments is one of the best passive income sources. If you are not well-versed about these instruments, seek the advice of money managers, insurance companies, mutual funds, and financial institutions who will trade, manage and invest your assets on your behalf.
You may also try do-it-yourself trading on cryptocurrencies – digital currencies used for online payments. Cryptocurrency trading has gained spectacular popularity because of the rise and fall of its value. Most popular in digital currencies are Bitcoin, Cardano, Ethereum, Ripple, Dogecoin, etc.
I have a friend who invested in Ethereum with a minimal amount of Php6,000 (a little more than a hundred US dollars) in early 2019 and by the last quarter of 2021, the price per Ethereum has escalated to more than 40 times. Whoa! What a great profit!
Are you in?
But, before you start making cryptocurrencies as a minefield, learn and familiarize yourself with this technology, the benefits, its risks, and everything in it. Find a trading platform that is legitimate and has been operating with goodwill. You may find these platforms helpful: Coinbase, Binance, Kraken, eToro, etc.
4. Land and Real Property Leasing
If you have free and unused space at home that you own like a room, garage, land, or building, why not offer them to others for rent or lease? It is one of the best part-time income opportunities for moms.
You may enlist your properties in the best rental listing sites like Airbnb, Avail, Apartments.com, Booking.com, MyProperty.ph, Olx.ph, ZipMatch, and others. Choose the best sites to publish your offers depending on the size and features of your property.
Some sites collect fees for their apps that help you find, screen and background check tenants (lessee), sign rental agreements, and collect payments. This will help stay-at-home mom handle the rental business easier and hassle-free while keeping her main role in the house on focus.
5. Online Tutoring
Are you good at playing instruments, visual arts, dancing, and academics?
Why not share your talents with kids and adults alike who are looking for tutors in these areas of interest. Online platforms like Zoom, Facebook, and Google Meet are a big help in the delivery of tutorial materials. Choose a schedule that best suits your available time.
Now Here’s the Challenge:
Do you have other extra income strategies in mind? You may explore one or two right away at the comforts of your home. The sooner you start, the greater is the chance of reaping the rewards.