5 Best Side Hustles For Parents

You just had a baby and do not want to return to your 9-5 job while you need to feed the little ones.

What should you do? My recommendation is to start a side hustle. Here are the best side hustles for parents.

Best Side Hustles For Parents

There are a lot of side hustlers you can start today, and I picked these for parents because I think they require minimum time and are not stressful. This will allow you to grow your side hustle while caring for your family.

Start a blog

If you have a computer and can afford to pay for hosting ($11 per month), I recommend starting a blog.

You can use two hours daily while your little one sleeps, write a good article, and publish it to your blog.

If you do this every day before your baby turns one year, you should earn a good income.

To start a blog, you must find a niche, or you can blog about becoming a parent.

You must buy a domain name, buy hosting, and set up your blog. It seems like a lot of work, but it is not, and you will have to do the setup once.

I go into depth about how to start a profitable blog here.

You can monetize your blog using Google Adsense, promoting affiliate products, or selling your service.

Getting your blog to make a profit might take a while, but it is a very profitable business model once it starts generating money.

Start a YouTube channel.

YouTube is getting bigger and bigger. Most people consume a lot of videos in their daily lives, and you can get that piece of the pie by creating your own YouTube channel.

The best part about YouTube is that you can grow your YouTube channel even if you just post once a week.

You can start for free. All you need is a phone that you can use to record yourself and upload those videos to YouTube.

Your video will look wild at the start of your YouTube channel, but with time, you will get better, and with your money, you will invest in better equipment.

The secret to making money on YouTube is to pick a niche, make a few videos, find out what type of videos people like, and make more of them.

You need to be consistent if you want to make money on YouTube. I recommend posting at least three videos per week until your channel gets some traction, and then you can change your schedule.

The most important metric in YouTube is the Click Rate or CTR, which is the percentage of people recommended to watch and click on your videos.

Watch time is, on average, how many people watch your video to the end. If you have a watch time of 60%, it means that, on average, people watch 60% of the time on your videos.

You can increase your CTR by creating good-looking thumbnails and increase your watch time by making your videos entertaining and straight to the point.

You can make money on YouTube by monetizing your channel, and you can do this after 4,000 public watch hours and 1,000 subscribers.

Also, you can make money by recommending affiliate products to your viewers and doing sponsored content and brand deals.

Virtual Assistant

Many companies seek people who can help them with tasks from home, including customer service, data entry, posting, and social media handling.

Most of these jobs do not require any specific knowledge. You should be good to go if you can speak and write English.

You can visit sites like fiverr.com or upwork.com, and many people are more likely to pay for your service per hour or task.

From my experience, most people will pay between $15 to $25 per hour for entry-level jobs like customer service and data entry and around $50 per hour for jobs requiring more effort, like content manager, etc.


This is where I started; freelancing offers your services to others on sites like Fiverr and Upwork.

Do you have skills like programming, video editing, writing articles, building websites, drawing, social media, etc?

If the answer is yes, you can offer these services to other people and charge them for it.

You do not need money to start freelancing. You need to be good at something; if you are not good, you can learn it. Learning a skill might take a month, which can pay you for the rest of your life.

My advice is this: you need to follow these three steps if you want to become a successful freelancer.

  • Be good at something. If not, learn something and do it until you become good.
  • Offer the service for free to a few people, which will do you two things: first, it will prove that you are good at it ( you will get feedback by offering free service). Also, you can ask people who received your free service to give you reviews on Fiverr or Upwork.
  • Charge for your service. Now that you know that you are good at something and have reviews, you can leverage that and start charging people for your service.

Become a Crafter

Being a parent means you are dealing with a lot of DIY homework for your kid, and you can take that inspiration and use it to create crafts you can sell.

You can sell different game ideas for kids and calendars for kits and games for kids.

Just think about everything you do with your kid. Some parents can not do that so that you can create for them, and they will happily pay you.

The place you can start to sell your craft is etsy.com. You can go there today and create your shop and start selling some crafts; also, you can use it to get some inspiration for your next craft.

Final words

That is it, and those are the five best side hustles for parents. Which one did you like the best? Let me know in the comment section below. 

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