Why moms want to make money from home

Many stay-at-home moms, and some stay-at-home dads, leave the workforce in order to raise their children. While some do so for personal reasons, others do so for financial reasons, like the high cost of child care. For moms who want the financial benefit of working and want a way to rejoin the workforce, making money while staying home with the kids is an ideal solution.

Related: Everything You Should Know About Transitioning From a Full-Time Career To a Stay-at-Home Mom (SAHM)

18. Rent Out Your Instruments and Studio Space

Creative spaces can be tough to come by. If you have a guitar lying around and a place to jam, you could be sitting on a gold mine. Check out sites such as Fretish, where you can make money by renting out instruments, amps, mics and even rehearsal spaces.


Earn Money by Doing Something Different

Tired of the same old side gigs? Well, don’t stop reading yet! Here are some fun ways you can get a decent side income. And, you can do something a little, let’s say, different.

70. Be an extra in a movie

Being a movie extra isn’t the most glamorous job. Since the pay is fair and the hours can be long, some call this job thankless. However, being an extra in a movie is a unique side gig.

To live the Hollywood life for a day, look for movie casting calls.

71. Participate in research studies

Dozens of companies conduct research studies to test their products. Some of the paid studies you can participate in include:

  • Medical studies
  • Food studies
  • Consumer products

I know a guy who once got paid $200 to get his head shaved. The company was testing their medical shears.

Research studies tend to pay more than other common online surveys. But, they accept fewer participants. If you like being a guinea pig, look for these studies.

Respondent is a good place to look for paid opportunities. You can also look for local research studies.

72. Rent ad space on your car

Ever see those cars and trucks driving in your city with ads plastered all over them? That’s passive income, my friends. A company like Carvertise places ads on your car.

Once they put the ads on your car, you go about your daily driving business. The more you drive, the more money you make!

73. Referee or umpire kids’ sports games

In my area, people get paid as much as $30 an hour to umpire the kids’ sports games. That’s some serious side cash. Contact your local recreation leagues to learn about available jobs.

74. Be a personal assistant

People want to hire personal assistants for many reasons.

They may need help with these tasks:

  • Daily chores
  • Running errands
  • Having a person to talk to

Maybe, you can post an ad like this recent Craigslist ad in my area. A guy recovering from a back injury wanted an assistant.

He wanted someone to hang out with him as he exercised at home. As a result, if he had trouble with his back, he had somebody to help him.

Not bad work for a money-paying gig.

75. Coach a sport

One option is to be an umpire or referee. A second option is coaching a local sports team. Athletic leagues often pay good money for someone willing to coach. So, check your city’s want ad area.

For instance, a listing title might include the words coaching community sports.

76. Become a security guard

If you have a tough-looking appearance, be a security guard. For example, public events of all kinds hire security guards. Secondly, malls and office parks also hire security guards too.

Some of my friends have done security work. To them, it’s a pretty easy job that’s well worth the money it pays.

Offline Side Hustling Ideas

Sometimes, working offline when you side hustle is a more lucrative prospect – especially depending on your skill set. However, these gigs don’t mean you’ll never touch a computer. You might still need to list your side hustle project online or market it online to get leads and customers.

Become a copywriter

Gone are the days when writers were considered “starving artists.” Nowadays, content is king and the demand for copywriting is increasing at an increasing rate. When it comes to writing, riches are in the niches, as the topics you cover could affect how much you earn either as a salaried or freelance writer (or even a transcriptionist). Popular topics to cover include finance, business, lifestyle, parenting, health, fitness and career development.

You can get started as a writer by creating a compelling LinkedIn profile that also displays writing samples. Content directions often search for writers on places like UpWork and Fiverr.com, too. Expand your service offering by providing proofreading and editing services. The best part? You can do all your work from the comfort of your home and in your own spare time.


Earning potential $5,000-$10,000 per monthWhat you need to get started Internet access, computer to complete assignments Effort requiredmedium-highInvestment needed$1,000 for a computer

4. Get paid to take surveys online

Whether you are interested in sports, new technology or health and beauty, there's a survey out there that you can get paid for taking.

Survey taking is something that really anyone can do. You get paid to share your feedback on a new product or service. Most sites require you to build a profile of information about yourself when you set up an account so that they can match you to surveys that fit your interests.

While each survey pays a certain amount, your compensation can vary depending on the survey company. They may pay you through cash, check, PayPal, gift cards or rewards.

There are endless websites out there that advertise paid survey opportunities, so read reviews of the website prior to signing up so you know it's not a scam. Grant Sabatier of Millennial Money listed the most reputable survey sites on his website, and some trusted ones you can use include Survey Junkie, Swagbucks and Vindale Research.


Making money online can help you earn some extra side hustle money, but it can also help you escape your 9 to 5 job so you can become a full-time entrepreneur. By brainstorming online business ideas and choosing to start an online business, you gain more financial freedom, improve your financial security, and inch closer to living life on your terms.

If you're looking for more online money making ideas, don't forget to check out Shopify's post on 25 Easy Ways to Earn Money From Home

It really is possible to earn a living online if you work hard and stick with it. So, which side hustle will you try out first?

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