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27 Side Hustle Ideas For Moms

May 2, 2023

I'm Amy! I'm a small business educator who got hooked on entrepreneurship after starting a cleaning business in college. Since my Clorox days, I've built many businesses. I've sold businesses. And I've helped small business owners do the same.


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Starting A Side Hustle

Creating a side hustle business can be a wonderful option for moms. Side hustles offer a flexible schedule and a wide variety of options. And now more than ever, we are understanding that a part-time business isn’t always limited to part-time income. Let’s walk through some profitable side hustle ideas that are perfect for moms to explore.

And when you’re ready to start your side hustle, download my Free Side Hustler Starter Kit right here. This free 10-page guide will help you take the first steps in creating your side hustle.

Why More Moms Are Creating A Side Hustle

Today side hustling is more accessible than ever. We are seeing the benefit of security multiple income streams and working for ourselves, even if it’s not full-time. And moms are no exception.

Today more moms are choosing to pursue a side hustle more than ever. According to this article, the average side hustle earns an additional $483 per month. And since so many side hustles can be done from home, working moms are starting to cash in.

Side hustles offer a wide variety of options. Many of which you can do from home. Working part-time from home can become the perfect situation for moms. Let’s dive into some profitable ideas you can pursue. Any of these side hustle ideas can be used with my Free Side Hustle Starter Kit.

Side Hustle Ideas Perfect For Moms

A part of creating a profitable side hustle; is finding one that works for you. Not all side hustles will benefit you. This is because business works best when it’s built around our goals. When we build a business built around what we need from income and how we need to earn income, we will find much more success.

For moms, we want to look at side hustle ideas that prioritize flexibility. As a mom, your schedule can vary from day to day. So when considering a side hustle, you want to ensure you’re looking not just at maximizing profit, but creating a schedule that works around you. While you browse the list below, keep in mind these 5 questions to ask yourself before starting any side hustle.

Side Hustle Ideas For Moms:

  1. Teachers Pay Teachers
  2. Create Digital Cook Books
  3. Family Meal Planning
  4. Parenting Blog
  5. Develop and sell DIY Cleaning Product Recipes
  6. Bookkeeper
  7. Create & Sell Family Budget Templates
  8. Virtual Assistant
  9. Mini Session Photographer
  10. In Home Daycare Service
  11. Professional Organizer
  12. Party Planner
  13. Create and Sell Printables
  14. Create and Sell Crafts Online
  15. YouTube Cleaning Channel
  16. Online Course For Home Organization
  17. Beekeeping
  18. Grow and Sell Local Produce
  19. Create a Parenting Podcast (or other niche podcast)
  20. Affiliate Marketer / Influencer
  21. Create A Niche Etsy Shop
  22. In Home Bakery Business
  23. Food Photographer
  24. Curriculum Creator
  25. Organize and Host Garage Sells
  26. Create A Local Membership Club
  27. Home Staging

01. Teachers Pay Teachers

If you are a retired or current teacher, a Teachers Pay Teachers (or TPT) side hustle can be a perfect fit for any mom! You can create digital resources for teachers to use inside their classrooms and sell them digitally through To learn more, listen to episode 21 of Side Checks Podcast. In this episode, my friend Sasha Mitten discusses how she turned her Teachers Pay Teachers side hustle into a full-time passive income.

02. Create Digital Cook Books

Digital cookbooks are another great side hustle idea for moms. If you have family-friendly, easy-to-follow recipes, creating digital cookbooks can be a wonderful passive income side hustle. Canva is a great resource for you to use to design and create a cookbook. Download my free Lead Magnet workbook for free templates to get started. Then, sell these on Etsy, Shopify, or on your own website.

03. Family Meal Planning

This can be a local or virtual service side hustle business model. You can work with families on creating custom meal planning schedules, grocery lists, and batch cooking days. And if you’re in person, you can even offer a done-for-you option where you meal prep for families.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, start by writing out everything you can include inside your offer(s). Then use my free checklist to ensure your offer is built to convert!

04. Parenting Blog

Another side hustle idea perfect for moms is a parenting blog. A blog can be a very lucrative and passive business model. Especially with the promotion of affiliate income. This side hustle does require some upfront time and energy and can be seen as more of “slow growth”.

However, over time, a blog can be a wonderful income-generating asset. To get started with your parenting blog begin outlining what subjects you want to create content around. You can download my Free Blogging Content Cheatsheet right here to get started!

05. Develop and sell DIY Cleaning Product Recipes

DIY or holistic cleaning supplies are becoming more popular. Moms in particular are looking for solutions to using less harsh chemicals inside their homes and more natural ingredients. Studies show these items have better health benefits overtime. Therefore, DIY cleaning product recipes can become a great digital product to sell.

If you love making your own cleaning supplies, create tried-and-true recipes for products such as glass cleaner, bathroom, and toilet cleaner, laundry detergent, etc. Then create digital cleaning recipe books inside Canva. You can then sell these on Etsy, Shopify, or on your own website.

06. Bookkeeper

A bookkeeper is another great side hustle idea for moms. If you enjoy accounting, financing, and/or budgeting consider bookkeeping as a side hustle. You can find freelance jobs on websites like Fiverr. Or you can create your own business (use my Free Side Hustle Starter Kit to get started) by creating a variety of bookkeeping packages and services that you can offer virtually.

07. Create & Sell Family Budget Templates

Similar to bookkeeping, budget templates and spreadsheets can be a great side hustle idea if you’re a mom who enjoys financing. You can great family budget templates inside Google Sheets and sell copies digitally. You can create generic budgets, vacation savings budgets, project finance planning, and more.

08. Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is a great option for moms looking to work from home. A virtual assistant can perform tasks such as social media planning, admin work, project planning, and more. These tasks do not need to be supper specialized. And you can easily find work using websites like Fivver and Upwork to get started.

09. Mini Session Photographer

If you’re a mom who has a skill in photography, consider mini sessions as a side hustle. When you niche into mini sessions only, you can better plan your year, promote various events and seasonal shoots, and structure all of your work around shorter sessions. Mini sessions don’t need to happen just once a year at Christmas time. This is something you can do year-round with the right marketing and promotion planning tools.

10. In Home Daycare Service

This side hustle idea is a little more involved. However, it can be perfect for some moms looking for extra cash on the side. An in-home daycare service can be a great source of income from Monday – Friday. This side hustle idea works best when moms are already home with their children. Plus, the schedule of an in-home day care is typically pretty routine as if evolves around a 9-5 career schedule most often.

If this sounds like a side hustle you’re interested in, be sure to abide by your local guidelines for any in-home child care.

11. Professional Organizer

As a professional organizer, you can work with people locally in organizing their closets, homes, kitchens, garages, and more. You can create a Done For You package or you can teach clients your organizing tips and tricks. You can even turn this into a digital course idea over time!

12. Party Planner

A party planner is a fanatic side hustle idea for moms. You can create birthday parties, parties for children, parties for adults, corporate events, holiday events, and more. If you enjoy organizing parties and putting together creative events, begin outlining a few service packages. Download my Free Service Package Checklist right here to assist!

From here, you can begin promoting your services locally. Be sure to network with your ideal clientele to get started.

13. Create and Sell Printables

If you’re a mom who is looking for a passive side hustle idea, creating and selling printables is a great option. And one with so many opportunities! When you create printable, you are creating digital resources that can be printed and used time after time.

Decide on a niche of printables you want to pursue. This can be parenting, organization, school, etc. From there create your resources using Canva. You can sell them on Etsy, Shopify, or on your own website.

14. Create and Sell Crafts Online

Similar to my side hustle of food photography, you can create a side hustle of selling craft ideas online. Create a fun craft (like a child’s craft or a holiday craft). Then document the process from start to finish. You will want to photograph each step to visually demonstrate the process. Create a lot of photos of the final product. Lastly, document the official process, materials needed, time it takes, etc.

A digital bundle like this can be sold to parenting and craft bloggers. Check for any Facebook pages that may allow individuals to sell or promote products like these.

15. YouTube Cleaning Channel

YouTube Channel is another great option. If you enjoy documenting the process of anything, or anything that naturally occurs in your day-to-day life, consider a YouTube channel. Great examples of these include Clean With Me Channels, How To channels, and DIY tutorials.

16. Online Course For Home Organization

If you enjoy home organization or home cleaning, consider turning your knowledge into a course. A course that teaches tangible techniques on how to properly organize your home can be extremely valuable to someone else. Especially since this skill isn’t always natural for everyone. Consider speaking to pain points of other moms such as “how to keep your home clean”, “how to control teenager odor”, “how to prepare a guest room”, etc.

17. Beekeeping

Beekeeping can be a wonderful side hustle and a wonderful skillset. If you’re looking for a side hustle idea, do your research on what raising bees looks like. There are a lot of beekeepers who earn great money from selling honey that their bees produce throughout the year. You can also get paid for placing your hives on other people’s farms to help pollinate.

18. Grow and Sell Local Produce

A great side hustle for any mom can be to grow and sell local produce. This works especially great if you stay at home or work from home and you have a green thumb. You can collect and sell produce on a weekly basis at a local farmers market, roadside, or with another local business.

19. Create a Parenting Podcast (or other niche podcast)

This side hustle idea is terrific if you’re a mom who enjoys speaking and having conversations with others. A parenting podcast can be a great way to grow a business, connect with other moms on issues that you’re passionate about, and do it in a way you enjoy.

20. Affiliate Marketer / Influencer

Affiliate marketing is the act of getting paid to promote a product or service that you trust. A lot of times when you sign up for a monthly subscription, the company will have an affiliate program that you can join. When you suggest this service or product to someone who signs up with a unique link you give them, you earn a commission.

This is a fantastic option for moms who love to either blog, podcast, or have a larger social media following and/or social media engagement rate. Begin by applying to a program for a product you use very often. Remember to stay within a niche and never to recommend products you have not used.

21. Create A Niche Etsy Shop

Etsy has amazing side hustle ideas for moms. Etsy shops work wonderfully when they are niche. This means when you own a shop that sells very specific and unique items, you will likely see success. Explore these 15 business ideas perfect for a niche Etsy shop.

22. In Home Bakery Business

This side hustle idea is terrific for moms who work or stay at home. If you enjoy baking, then consider an in-home bakery business. You can sell baked goods locally to individuals or to other businesses. Tune into episode 9 of Side Checks Podcast where my friend Kaitlyn explains how she has transformed her in-home bakery side hustle into multiple forms of income.

23. Food Photographer

Food photography offers really great side hustle ideas for moms as well. If you enjoy photography and cooking, consider creating content for food bloggers. Get an exclusive VIP tour into my 6-figure food photography side hustle that I run 3 days a week.

This side hustle is flexible, allows you to stay home, plus it gives you dinner each night of the week!

24. Curriculum Creator

If you have teaching skills, creating course curriculums for parents who homeschool can be a great side hustle. You can even expand this to creating home school year-long planning. This is something parents would love and something you can offer in person or virtually.

25. Organize and Host Garage Sales

When thinking about side hustle ideas for moms, garage sales are a great place to focus! You can organize, host, and orchestrate garage sales for other individuals in your area that may not want to do it themselves or physically cannot. This can include set up, pricing, day-of operations, clean-up, and more.

26. Create A Local Membership Club

Other side hustle ideas for moms can include local memberships. You can create a local membership for gardening, events, tea parties, etc. Consider what local events happen in your area and your local demographic. Is there an experience that you can create on a regular basis and charge for? Consider how you can elevate the membership, providing value along the way.

27. Home Staging

Home staging is a great side hustle idea for moms. As a home stager, you can work with real estate agents to stage a home before it is listed for sale. This can include furniture placement, decoration, florals, etc. This side hustle idea works great as a local service for any mom who loves decor and may have extra decor pieces on hand.

The Next Steps To Take:

Today more and more people are choosing to side hustle. Listen to this podcast episode on how we are rethinking side hustles in 2023 and get excited about earning more cash on the side. A profitable side hustle can become a huge opportunity for families. Especially one that operates more lean.

If you’re ready to pursue one of these side hustle ideas, download my free 10-page Side Hustle Starter Kit right here. This kit will help you refine your idea, plan your schedule, and start creating a business plan!

Or do you have another side hustle idea in mind? Tune into this episode of Side Checks podcast all about exploring how you can actually know if your business idea will work. This episode gives you a step-by-step plan of gaining proof of concept before you launch.

I'm Amy Schmidt

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I'm a small business cheerleader, strategist, and course creator who loves seeing others earn income in unconventional ways. I started a cleaning business in college and have side hustled since, selling my latest part-time business for $151,000.


I'm Amy Schmidt, your new business strategist!

I'm a small business development and sales strategist who loves seeing others earn income in unconventional ways. I started a cleaning business in college and have side hustled since, selling my latest part-time business for $151,000

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