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7 Side Hustles Perfect for Busy Moms

August 11, 2023

We all know parenting is a full-time job on its own, but if you're looking to supplement the income or find something to call your own, a side hustle might be the answer. From a few hours a week to full-time options, these legit work-from-home opportunities are great gigs. 

1. Virtual Assistant
You're already managing the family schedule – juggling medical appointments, birthday parties, and the rare date night out. Why not take your epic multitasking skills and put them to work as a virtual assistant? You work from home on all sorts of projects from making appointments to posting to social media – never a dull moment (as if there would be with the kids around). 

2. Social Media Manager
Speaking of social media, if you're always on Instagram, constantly posting to TikTok, or a Facebook fanatic it's time to channel those skills and passion into a paycheck. Local and national organizations are always on the hunt for good social media managers. Get your foot in the door by bartering with your kid's dance or karate studio – you help them, they give you free or discounted lessons. 

3. Macaroni KID Publisher
Are you an in-the-know mom? Always out and about with your kids in your community? Turn that knowledge into your perfect side hustle with Macaroni KID. Choose your own hours, create your own content, and keep 100% of the proceeds all while hanging out with your kids. Where do we sign up?

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4. Online Tutoring
Keep the brain in tip-top shape and make some cash with an online teaching or tutoring opportunity. You can teach English to kids in other countries, or tutor students from kindergarten to college in your area of expertise. And you thought that art history degree wouldn't come in handy.

5. Freelance Writing
Ready to write more than grocery lists? Freelance writing might be the gig for you. No special training is needed, just a passion for the written word. Use freelance marketplaces to bid on jobs or start your own blog or website. Real writers are still a sought-after commodity even in this crazy AI world.

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6. Pet Sitting/Dog Walking
Prefer pets to people? Put your animal sense to work walking dogs or pet sitting. Create your own business or sign up with a third-party site that connects dog owners with dog walkers and sitters. You could be scooping poop in no time. 

7. Mystery Shopper
Need a side hustle to fund your shopping habit? Enter your dream job – mystery shopper. Sign up with one of the many businesses that provide mystery shoppers to retailers. You get to shop and talk about your experiences while getting paid? Pinch us, we're dreaming.