Who does not want to earn some extra cash on the side, right? Especially if you are a stay at home mom or maybe even a college student who has some free time on their hands, an extra income or side gig won’t hurt and can even help you earn a passive income (meaning you earn money while you sleep!).
With that in mind, I have here some great side hustle ideas that you can easily do if you want to make money on the side or even make a full-time income in the long run!
And do not worry because these top side hustles for women are something that can be done in your pajamas within the comfort of your home!
1. Become a Pinterest Manager
Did you know that most businesses and content creators get their customers and viewers from Pinterest? Yes, Pinterest is a holy grail especially for bloggers and businesses (small and big) alike! And because the benefits of Pinterest are no longer a secret, the competition on the platform has now become a bit harder.
And because of that, these business owners and content creators will now have to put the extra work and twice the effort into making content for their Pinterest account while also managing their business and blogs themselves.
And we only have so much time in a day, right?
This is where a Pinterest Manager comes in. A Pinterest manager is a Pinterest expert who assists businesses and creators in meeting their marketing objectives by using the Pinterest platform.
A Pinterest manager must be updated with the latest Pinterest updates, algorithm changes, new features, and more. Aside from this, a Pinterest manager’s tasks consist of (but are not limited to):
Pin creation and design
Scheduling and uploading pins
Pinterest ad management
Driving traffic and leads from Pinterest pins
Tracking of Pinterest Analytics
Now, this may sound like a lot but trust me, managing a Pinterest account does not even need to take a whole day especially if you have the right tools! You can even take on at least 2 Pinterest accounts to start.
You can easily become a Pinterest manager and start it as a lucrative side hustle.
2. Start a blog
No matter what anyone says or thinks, blogging is not dead and is here to stay. According to this article, there are over 600 million blogs out there as of 2022. So, as long as there is the internet and the digital world exists, there will always be people who go to blogs for answers, inspiration, and advice.
With that said, if you are someone who loves to write and is passionate about something, why not start a blog? Did you know that you can start a side hustle and even earn passive income through a blog?
Once you grow your blog and get enough web traffic, you will be able to monetize and make money online through your blog in various ways such as:
Brand sponsorships: Get paid to promote a brand or business and reach an even larger audience. You can get free stuff, commission, and monetary payment in exchange for a post!
Display ads: Display ads can vary from pay-per-click ads to pay-per-view ads. But either way, both are great sources to make an extra side income.
Affiliate marketing: You can promote a company or brand’s products and through a unique code or link and once readers click and purchase something using your link, you will be able to earn commissions. There are a lot of businesses that do affiliate marketing and do not care about your website visits or analytics.
3. Offer Freelancing Services
Another side hustle for women who want to make money from home is offering freelancing services. The beauty of being a freelancer is that you get to choose the jobs you want on your own time, anywhere.
Some freelancing services you can offer depending on your skills or expertise can range from:
Graphic design services
Managing social media accounts
Another great benefit of being a freelancer is that you can accept as many jobs and clients as you want as long as you have proper time management.
4. Start a Youtube channel
Youtube is definitely the go-to website for videography lovers who are looking for a way to make extra money while doing what they love.
Most people want to learn something by watching a video which is why a lot of people go to Youtube to search for tutorials, information, and more.
So, if you are someone who is passionate about something – maybe some DIYs, cooking, and more – then you should definitely try creating a Youtube account and start making videos!
But your Youtube content does not always need to be informative. In fact, you can even just vlog your day-to-day life for a more personal and relatable approach to your viewers.
And once you have more than enough subscribers and channel views, you can then start monetizing your channel, work with your favorite brands, do affiliate marketing, and more!
5. Tutor students
Another side hustle to make extra cash in your free time is by tutoring. Online learning is now a new normal with the COVID pandemic happening and parents are still scared of letting their children attend face to face classes.
This makes tutoring one of the best side hustles in today’s time if you want to make good money on the side while being in the comfort of your home.
One of the most common and in-demand online tutors is English tutors. And no, most online tutor platforms do not require you to have any professional teaching experience or even be a native English speaker.
You just need to be fluent in both writing and speaking in English and you can start teaching either kids or adults!
It is also good to know that online tutoring is not only limited to English subjects. You can start teaching other subjects as well such as Math, Science, Arts, and more!
6. Do affiliate marketing
Another easy way to make money with a side hustle and without needing to invest money beforehand is through affiliate marketing.
To put it simply, affiliate marketing is a process in which an affiliate (in this case is you) earns a commission from marketing or promoting a company’s products and services through a unique link.
You basically search for a product that you genuinely like and believe in, then you promote that product to your online channels using your own unique affiliate link. And once someone purchases that product using your link, you will get a commission!
The commission percentage you receive will depend on the company or business so make sure you read all their terms.
Now, you might think that you will need to have lots of followers on your social media accounts or blog, right? But you actually do not. You can even start posting on just your personal accounts and have your friends and family members see and buy if they are convinced. And by there, they can share your link with others too.
This can easily become one side business that can help you earn extra passive income.
7. Sell an online course
People are always curious in nature and want to always learn something new – be it a new hobby or skill. Or maybe there are some people who want to improve the current skills they have.
This is where online courses come in handy! If you are someone who is an expert in a certain field, topic, or hobby, then creating an online course is a great way to make passive income while helping other people!
And the best thing about this is that once you have made your online course, you won’t need to do anything else. Your online course now exists and it will always exist (as long as you don’t remove it), so you don’t need to make it again.
I wrote here how much online course creators make with their products.
8. Sell physical and/or digital products
Do you like making crochet products in your free time? Do you like making photography or videography presets? Or maybe you like doing DIY printables.
If you have a skill or hobby and you think you can make money from it, then why not start selling it online?
You can start a small business and earn extra cash on the side and who knows, you can even make a full-time income just by doing and selling what you love making!
This is a great and hassle-free business idea because you just need to list your things – either physical or digital products – to an online marketplace, do a bit of promoting, and just wait for customers to come in and make a purchase!
9. Become a transcriptionist
Do you want to just work at home with flexible hours? Do you want to make money just by sitting down and simply typing down words? If so, becoming a transcriptionist might just be the perfect side hustle for you!
This is probably one of the easiest side hustles out there that needs a diploma or educational attainment because you just need to be someone who is quick with your fingers and can type really fast.
To define it simply, a transcriptionist is a professional typist who listens to recorded or live audio recordings and types what they hear into written form. They provide transcribing services to the medical and legal industries or even general businesses and clients.
10. Become a virtual assistant
The more businesses go online, the more help they will need to manage their day-to-day tasks and activities. And if you are someone who can multitask and have developed various skills that range from customer service to general admin assistance, then becoming a virtual assistant (VA) is perfect for you!
Virtual assistants are always high in demand because of their skills. VAs usually directly help the owner or CEO of a business with their mundane but still very important tasks that need to be done online.
VAs offer a wide range of services including:
Social media management
Scheduling and booking
General administrative assistance
And no, this does not need to be a full-time job. You can set your hours and even take more than one client if you still have the time.
11. Proofreading or editing articles
Now this is for the people who have an eye for grammatical errors and spelling errors. If you are someone who cringes when you hear someone say a word wrong or when you read a misspelled word, then becoming a proofreader or editor is the perfect side job for you!
And no, you do not need any prior work experience to get started, but you will need the necessary skills to be able to do the job (spelling and grammar understanding).
So, if you are looking to make money in the comfort of your home, there are several online proofreading platforms that recruit proofreaders to help clients and businesses. Your clients could range from expert professionals, authors, researchers, and more!
12. Become a Content Creator or Influencer
It is definitely not a mystery now how influencers and content creators achieve so much (some even at a very young age)! The power of social media and the digital world is really something you should not ignore and miss out on.
Becoming a content creator is an awesome side hustle because you can actually grow really big and even famous once you become consistent with posting high-quality and entertaining content. According to this post, you can earn as much as $1,804 per Instagram post depending on your follower count.
There are many platforms for you out there to start being a content creator. There’s Youtube, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tiktok! The good thing about this is that you can start without spending much at all.
You just need a good-quality camera and nice lighting, some informative or entertaining stuff you want to share, and you are good to go.
Your content could range from very informative stuff such as giving financial advice, and teaching marketing strategies, to entertaining content such as DIYs, vlogging, fashion and makeup, and more!
There are also several ways on how you can earn money through content creation:
Sponsors and partnerships
13. Take online surveys
Answering online surveys might not give you a big chunk of money right off the bat, but if you are looking to make easy money on the side, then this is one of the best ways to do it.
This is such a great way to make extra money if you don’t have the time to spend hours or even 30 minutes on something. You can even answer online surveys on your mobile phone!
The good thing is that most questions from these surveys are just solely based on your opinion on something, a poll, or some user testing. No critical questions such as math equations or the like.
You usually earn points by answering survey questions and then redeeming those points. You might get compensated in cash (typically via PayPal) or in other forms, such as gift cards.
14. Start a virtual bookkeeping business
Are you good with numbers? Are you someone who is organized and likes to keep everything on track? If so, then becoming a virtual bookkeeper could be the right side hustle for you!
To put it in simple terms, a virtual bookkeeping assistant is usually an independent contractor who remotely manages the day-to-day finances of a business or a client.
Business owners who do not have the time to file their own taxes, monitor their expenses, and such need bookkeepers to keep them on track and give them advice on their financial strategies.
15. Start an online coaching business
Are you someone who loves giving advice and just someone who people go to when they need some helpful information or insight? Do you cherish one on one talks and love cheering on someone’s progress and achievements? If so, then you may want to start an online coaching business that you can do from home!
Starting an online coaching business or service is basically like teaching your expertise to someone and guiding them throughout the process. I would say that a Coach takes on a more personal approach and really gets to know their client to be able to help and guide them.
Generally, Coaches help people in creating career and relationship strategies and guidance. They could do this business via the internet or by phone, or in person if preferred.
Being a Coach is also a great way to connect with new people and gain long-term relationships that could benefit you and your business! Depending on what you specialize or are interested in, you can be one of the following:
Personal development coach
Do you speak one or more languages? Are you fluent in speaking or writing in different languages? If so, you may want to consider being a translator in your list of side hustles.
What a translator does is basically straightforward – your clients will give you things to translate either in written form, voice recording, video, or movie, and you will translate it. Who knows, maybe you can even become a translator for Netflix!
17. Online customer service representative
Do you know how you send an email or a chat to an online business and there is already someone assisting you with your concern? That is basically what an online customer service representative does.
A customer service representative handles a variety of things but it mainly focuses on client concerns. And yes, you can do part-time or just simply a side hustle. This is a great way to make extra money if you’re detail-oriented and quick to respond to messages.
And as long as you have an internet connection, you can basically do your tasks anytime and anywhere.
18. Sell your photos and videos
If you love taking photos and videos, why not sell them and maybe even see your works on different websites and posters? There are a lot of websites where you can post your photos and videos for sale and earn money or what they call “royalties” each time someone buys your work.
There are various websites you can list your works to including Adobe Stock, Unsplash, Shutterstock, Depositphotos, and more.
19. Rent your space on Airbnb
This could be for a specific set of people – particularly people who have another house, or an extra apartment or condo unit. If you have another place that is unoccupied, why not rent out your property on Airbnb?
This would be a great side business once you have a solid reputation through solid reviews because by then, people would start renting your place more.
20. Start a podcast
Do you have a talent for telling stories but you do not have the time or talent to write and create a blog? I recommend you try podcasting. Podcasts are becoming more and more popular now and people usually listen to podcasts on their way to work, when cleaning the house, while working, and more.
In fact, according to Geektime, a podcaster can earn somewhere between $500 to $900 depending on the number of downloads or listens to their podcast.
A podcast is basically an audio recording uploaded to online streaming platforms such as Spotify, Audible, Apple Music, and more. You can basically talk about anything on your podcast as long as you believe there is an audience for it.
You can talk about marketing strategies, true crime stories, manifestation, love advice, career advice, and more.
What makes a good side hustle for women?
Some of the most high-paying side hustle ideas for women are those that you can work from home that you could eventually branch out into an online business. But aside from the obvious fact that you will be able to make real money, why else would you need a side hustle (or two)?
And what kind of side hustle should women or stay-at-home moms look for?
You can manage your time
Having a side hustle means as it is – you can do whatever task it is on the side or whenever you are free. This means that if you are a stay-at-home mom and you have kids to monitor throughout the day, then you can start doing these side hustles when they are taking a nap in the afternoon or at night when the kids are already sleeping.
Because you can do these tasks at your own time and pace, you will not be missing any important family life events like attending your child’s school activity or performance, cooking breakfast for your family, and more.
You choose the people you work with
In most cases than not (depending on the side hustle you start with), you will get to choose who you will work with or work for. Let’s say that you are an online coach, you get to choose your students or clients. If you are a freelancer, you get to choose which clients to accept.
And if you have grown as a business, then you get to choose the people who will join your business. Through this, you can stray away from any toxicity or misunderstandings between clients and workmates.
You do not need to leave the house
I don’t know about you but if I can work and do the things I love while just staying at home, I would take it. And because the side hustles I recommended can all be done online, you would not need to always dress up every morning and go through the traffic just to get to work.
You can simply work in your pajamas on the couch, on the bed, or even in the kitchen!
You do not feel like you are working
There is a saying that once you are doing the thing you love, you will not feel like you are working at all. So, if you love writing and you start blogging, you will feel happy and accomplished doing so.
If you love crocheting or knitting and you start selling your works on your online store, then you will feel proud of yourself because people are out there buying and using your craft. I mean, how crazy is it to make money by just doing your hobby, right?
I’m Anastasia and I’m a full-time blogger, online entrepreneur, and Pinterest marketing strategist. I help digital entrepreneurs and bloggers drive targeted traffic from Pinterest either through my online courses or through Pinterest consultancy.