If you have the time, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider taking up a part-time job. Besides making some cash on the side, you also get to do something different than your day job or household duties and learn new things along the way.
Thanks to the internet, many part-time jobs today won’t even require you to leave your home, which is perfect for stay-at-home moms, too. Here are a few ideas women might find lucrative.
If you have an inclination toward teaching others, you might find that becoming a tutor is a lucrative and fulfilling part-time job at the same time. You can simply give classes in your home and help struggling students. But you can also see if you can become an online teacher and give classes to people around the world without ever leaving your desk. There are many subjects for which people are ready to pay in order to learn. If you speak a foreign language, for instance, chances are that there are others who would love to practice it with you. Even your native language can come in handy. If you have prior experience in a prestigious field, you’re even more likely to be in-demand. For example, LSAT tutors are in great demand, so if you have previous legal experience and have passed the LSAT yourself, there’s a lot you can do here.
Becoming a virtual assistant.
As today, much of business is conducted online, it is no wonder that there is more demand than ever for resourceful, organized people who can keep it all under control. Many businesses and entrepreneurs decide to outsource certain tasks instead of hiring a dedicated assistant. This is your chance to become a virtual assistant. The tasks of a virtual assistant are similar to those of a regular assistant. You will mostly need to do administrative tasks, like answering emails, updating calendars, scheduling zoom meetings, and similar things. If you’ve always been organized, this might just be for you.
Opening a store.
E-commerce is at an all-time high at the moment, so considering opening your own shop might not be a bad idea at all. Once again, the opportunities here are endless. You can simply open an eBay store and sell things around the house you no longer need or use. But you can also take it a step further and start a brand of your own. Opening your own store today is easier than ever. If you opt for dropshipping, you won’t even need to hold an inventory and you can still make some profit off reselling items. But if you’re the creative kind, putting your own handmade creations on the market is also an option. While this is certainly an endeavor you can’t get done overnight, it’s very rewarding and well worth the effort. There is considerable demand today for handmade, bespoke products and small businesses are taking over the economy.
Helping new parents.
If you’re already well-versed in the complex task of being a mom, why not offer your valuable experience to those who are just starting to navigate these waters for the first time? You can become a “baby planner” (or private maternity consultant) and help moms-to-be with the doubts and concerns they may have during their pregnancy and after. Everyone needs more than a couple of helping hands during those times but not everyone’s family is readily available at all times. You can help the expecting mom to prepare everything they will need by the time the little one arrives. All you need to do is complete a course and your new business can start.
Offering baking services.
If you’re good in the kitchen and you want to make a profit off your baking skills, why not open a business that delivers cakes and other confectionaries on order? Not everyone possesses the skills to make elaborate cakes and desserts, but many still prefer the homemade tastes to store-bought ones. You can create a catalog and let people order your sweets for birthday parties and other events. The only thing you might need to worry about is not to overbook yourself!
Making money on social media.
If you’ve always been interested in the beauty and makeup industry, have tips and tricks about living a healthy lifestyle, or you travel a lot and take countless photos every time, there’s another part-time job that will hardly feel like a job at all. While some people argue about the credibility of the title of social media influencer as an occupation, the truth is, there is a lot of money to be made this way if someone is resourceful. What you’ll need to make sure of for this job, though, is that you always look flawless so that you can snap a selfie and post an Instagram Story at any time. So, don’t skip your facials, don’t let your roots grow out, and consider getting a lash lift for enchanting eyes even without makeup. Learn the ins and outs of social media sites and start garnering a following as soon as possible.
Starting a blog.
Somewhat similar to the previous part-time job opportunity, another fun and creative part-time job that can both be a hobby and a lucrative business is starting a blog. Are you particularly knowledgeable or interested in a certain topic? Maybe you are good at all things crafty or you’re already raising your third child and can provide valuable advice to new moms. Maybe you’re a nutritionist or a fitness instructor and have professional knowledge you want to share with readers. Or maybe you just really love painting and trying new art supplies. All of these things have one thing in common: that there are people out there eager to read and learn about them! Starting up a blog might not start bringing considerable profits immediately, but in time, it can become a source of some pocket money through ad revenue and affiliate marketing.
There are many ways to make a passive income but most require some starting capital not everyone has. A part-time job, on the other hand, is something that basically anyone can tackle. If you’re looking to make some additional money this year, give some thought to the aforementioned ideas as they are quite promising but can even be inspiring. Who knows, maybe you’ll see the birth of a business through this part-time endeavor!