Do you know you can make money as a stay-at-home mom with your hobbies? I have met stay-at-home moms who have hobbies that can help them to make money yet they are not aware of how. You can turn your hobby into a side hustle or a full-time job and the best thing is, you will be making money doing something that you love.
This article will discuss some of the hobbies that are helping stay-at-home moms to make money. You will learn what is required to make the money-making part effective.
If you love gardening and you spend a few hours a week in your garden you can earn extra money from your garden. An inexpensive way to start is to plant herbs. Growing herbs is easy and you don’t need a lot of money to start. After you plant your herbs you need to water them and to ensure that they are growing. If you encounter any issue that hinders their growth, research and ask for advice.
While the plants are growing, you need to notify people so that they can book early. Marketing to people early is important because you will have a ready market. You shouldn’t limit yourself to one type of herb, make this a learning process and ask what people would want. With a few hours of doing what you love you can make some extra cash.
Don’t limit yourself to growing herbs only. If you have enough space try growing succulents, fruits, and vegetables. Look at what is missing in the market and grow it. You wouldn’t want to grow something that is flooding the market.
A popular hobby and many are in it for fun not for the money. Photography has earning potential and can turn into a lucrative venture. Let’s look at some of the ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom with a photography hobby.
- Selling your photos – You can sell your photos on stock websites such as Shutterstock and iStock. If you have a large portfolio uploading them to these sites is a good way of creating passive income. Make sure you’re uploading quality photos that will sell. You can check what other photographers are selling to get an idea of what you need to do.
- Shoot events – Event photography is a classic way of how to make money. Many people believe that you should have a studio to offer this service. But, you do not need a studio when you’re a beginner. You can look for small outdoor events. There are plenty of options such as weddings and birthdays. Start small with people you know so you can build your reputation.
- Do photoshoots – Don’t worry if you’re just starting and you don’t have a professional studio. You can look for clients who want outdoor photoshoots. Think of maternity photoshoots, headshots, and pet photoshoots.
- Sign up for photo contests – Many people fear to join these contests because they assume they are not good enough. You shouldn’t fear because the people you will compete with have different levels of experience. If you win, you get the prize but if you don’t win you gain confidence.
If you have a crafting hobby have you thought of selling your crafts? If not, you should start looking for how to sell them. You can sell your crafts offline and online. When selling offline you have plenty of options from neighbors to local markets. For online selling, there are platforms that you can list your crafts. You can use sites such as Etsy and eBay.
Writing is a good hobby that can make you a full-time income. You can write for others and get paid. There are freelancing sites that you can bid for writing jobs and one of them is Upwork.
You can also offer your writing services to local companies that have blogs, SEO agencies, and content mills. Although content mills pay low rates you can work with them as you look for better-paying writing gigs. The content mills that you can join include Textbroker, Copify and Crowd Content.
If you love writing eBooks you can join Amazon Kindle where you can sell your books. This is passive income so the more quality books you have the more money you make.
Many people don’t know that shopping as a hobby can help them earn money. If you love shopping you can offer personal shopper services. You can also earn money by buying and selling stuff. While shopping, look for items that are cheap in thrift stores. Clean them up and list them online. There are apps like Poshmark, Mercari, and Depop where you can list your items for free.
Poshmark is good for ladies’ fashion items. So when you go to thrift stores look for ladies’ clothing that can sell. I know moms who are making a full-time income with these mobile apps. You can also post your items on Facebook groups, Instagram, eBay, and Craigslist.
Blogging as a hobby is a promising venture that can help one to earn passive income for years to come. You don’t need a niche, you are free to blog when you want, and it is less work. Most moms shy away because they consider blogging technical. It is not technical and you can learn how to blog by watching YouTube videos. You will learn how to set up your blog and you can start your blog today.
When starting a blog you can use BlogSpot, WordPress, and Wix. All these options have free versions but if you want to make money long term it is good to pay for domain and hosting. You only need at least $10 for a domain name and hosting you can start with as little as $3 per month.
Your blog can help you earn money from Amazon and Google. For Amazon, you can join their affiliate program and earn commissions when visitors buy an item via your affiliate link. Google will pay you for ads when you join Google Adsense. There are also other sites that you can use such as Mediavine, ShareASale, and ClickBank.
Cooking and Baking
Cooking is a daily job for stay-at-home moms. If you love cooking and baking you can turn them to side hustles and earn extra cash. Learn new recipes from YouTube, social networks, and blogs.
Earn money by teaching people how to cook and bake. You can do this by having your own youtube channel, writing a book, or starting a blog. Offer your services for birthdays, graduations, and weddings. You never know, you might end up opening a restaurant.
Most stay-at-home moms love to sew but they have never thought of earning from it. You can make money as a sewer whether you’re a beginner or an expert. If you have completed projects you can sell them online or offline. You can also offer repair and offer alteration services. Tutoring newbies is also another way of making extra cash. You can even write a book on sewing or even start a blog and a youtube channel.
Knitting and Crocheting
Most of my friends love knitting and crocheting and they are already making extra cash. Knitting is challenging compared to crocheting. If you have both skills you can have a variety of items such as sweaters, scarves, and neck warmers that you can sell. You can also sell your patterns and this is passive income. Teaching people how to knit is also another way of making money. You can offer online and offline classes.
There you have it! These hobbies can help stay-at-home moms to make money. One thing you will notice is no matter what hobby you have, you can earn from it.
A common way of earning is by teaching people. There is no limit to how much you can earn while you do something that you love. You can make money spending a few hours every day on your hobby but don’t neglect your “mom” duties. Be sure to also check out “What is “Me Time” & Why Every Mom Needs It” or “How to Set Priorities as a Stay-at-Home Mom” for more helpful info to improving your busy daily schedule as a mother.
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