5 Side Hustles for Busy Parents

Times have been tough, and many of us have found ourselves in need of a little extra income to make ends meet lately. 

Of course, parenting is a full-time job in its own right, but unfortunately, it doesn’t pay all that well! 

Make use of your free time – if you’re lucky enough to have it – and try your hand at these five side hustles to boost your income.

  • Blogging

Blogging is a great way to share your passions with the world.


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Perhaps you already have a blog, but just treat it as a casual hobby. If you dedicate a bit more energy to it, and team up with an excellent agency such as Maratopia Digital Marketing to make sure it looks top notch, you’ll be able to turn it into a lucrative career!

Successful blogging is a competitive business, so to gain that much needed edge your site will really need to sparkle.

  • Child Care

What’s a few more kids to look after, right? And you get to send these ones home at the end of the day – we won’t tell anyone if you want to accidentally-on-purpose send your own little ones packing too!

If you can handle having a couple of extra little terrors tearing around then try your hand at child minding. 

  • Selling Crafts

If you’re a nifty knitter or a passionate painter, you can sell your creations on sites such as Etsy

Be sure not to under-price yourself – many make the mistake of just coving the cost of supplies. This is fine for a hobby, but it won’t be worth your while in the long term. 

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Don’t forget to factor in all the effort you put into an item – your time is money after all! 

  • Proofreader 

If you have a keen eye for detail, you might be cut out for proofreading.

You’ll have an excellent opportunity to read over everything from documents, to books, to websites, on the hunt for any errors. 

Working as a freelancer gives you far more flexibility, so as long as you meet your deadlines, you can work whenever best suits your lifestyle and family commitments. 

  • Uber Driver

This is another great one for setting your own schedule.

Choose your own hours and work as an Uber driver. Of course, there are times of the day that are more lucrative than others, and if you go for these then you’ll probably have to deal with more than anyone’s fair share of drunk university students, especially during Fresher’s week!

But driving jobs are fantastic if you love to be behind the wheel, plus you’ll be able to get away from the kids for a few hours. Though is there really that much of a difference between hyper toddlers and drunk students? 

Have you taken up a side hustle to bring in a little extra? Tell us all about it in the comments below! 

Note: This is a collaborative post

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