A prevalent trend these days is for people to have more than one source of income. For some, it’s a second job, while others find unique ways to bring in money by working from home. 

While many side hustles should be viewed as just that — something you do on the side — certain part-time gigs can bring in a substantial sum each year. 

In fact, some workers who engage in such at-home businesses actually end up leaving their full-time jobs because they’re making more from their side gigs.

Here Are The Top 4 Side Hustles To Consider

1. Invest in Stocks

For those with a love for the stock market, this side hustle is ideal. Even if you don’t know much about investing or just want to explore different options, it’s an easy way to turn your money into more money. However, for moms interested in getting in on this type of side hustle, it’s important to read more, educate yourself, and start slowly.

2. Blogging

Blogging offers moms a unique opportunity to make money through their words. A mom blogger can easily pursue multiple revenue streams, including affiliate links, sponsored posts, and display advertisements. And if they’re savvy enough about SEO (search engine optimization), bloggers can even create their own product lines around the topics they write about.

While some expect blogging to be a 9-to-5 job, many bloggers say there is no set schedule, so it can be a good option for those looking to accommodate their own schedules.

3. Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is another great choice for at-home moms who want to stay busy and earn some extra income on the side. And if you’re already spending your time reading articles online, why not get paid for doing what you enjoy? Although most paysites prefer experienced writers, there are many opportunities with publications that will train newbies. 

Of course, there’s also the option of taking on clients as an independent contractor with your own set of pros and cons. But it could be ideal for mothers who want to set their own hours and determine how much work they take on.

4. Photography Sales

If you love taking photos but don’t have a talent for editing, consider doing what photographers do — sell your photos to people who will use them. Of course, this is easiest if you have some experience in photography so that people know your shots are worthwhile. 

But even if you’re new to the game, there are sites like iStock and Shutterstock that allow anyone to upload photos and start earning revenue. With these platforms, you can set your own prices and terms for how you want to sell your images.

If interested in this side hustle idea, take some time to educate yourself on best practices (like photographing at specific times of day) before getting started.

While these are some of the most common ways people make extra money, they aren’t without competition — or controversy. So if you’re looking for another side hustle idea that will keep your weekends free, consider selling handmade items on Etsy.

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