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SIDE HUSTLES FOR MOMS OVER 40.
Are you a mom who is 40 years and over? Do you often wonder how you can make money on the side? What side hustles are there for moms over 40?
Don’t worry. It is good to know that, yes, there are many side hustles for moms over 40. Are you looking for a side hustle you can do at night, early in the morning or over the weekend? It doesn’t matter the time. Many of the side hustles for moms over 40 who are flexible, and you can work the hours that best suit you.
What are your skills? Do you have any area of expertise that you can use to your advantage? Are you a mom with super organizational skills? Maybe you are creative and love all things art. Is cooking a passion you have, and you are looking for ways to monetize your love of cooking?
Writing may be your passion. There are numerous online jobs for freelance writers. Freelance writing is a very flexible way for moms over 40 to make money working from home. Plus, you don’t always need experience to become a freelance writer. If you have good writing skills, you can apply for online freelance writing jobs.
SIDE HUSTLES FOR MOMS OVER 40.
START A BLOG.
SELL FEET PICS ONLINE.
MORE ABOUT SELLING FEET PIC ONLINE.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER.
TEACH ENGLISH ONLINE.
BECOME A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT.
Are you a mom who is very organized good with following up on appointments, and can you work independently without having a boss having to tell you every little thing you must do?
Virtual assistants help small businesses and individuals by offering an array of services, from setting up and following through with appointments, transcription work, social media management, writing blog posts, data entry and travel arrangements.
Depending on the job you are doing, you could work remotely from anywhere in the world. For moms 40 and over, being a virtual assistant is a great way to make money when you are just looking for small tasks to do when you have time to fit in some work.
So how much can moms earn working as a virtual assistant from home? How much you can earn will depend if you are just starting out or are a skilled virtual assistant.
According to Zip Recruiter, the hourly pay for a virtual assistant in the United States is $33.84 an hour. Some virtual assistants charge as much as $82.84 an hour and, on the low end, $6.73.
Research and find out what the rates are in your country. You can have a look on Upwork, Fiverr and Boldly.
SELL PHOTOS ONLINE.
Do you enjoy taking photos using your mobile phone, DSLR camera or mirrorless camera? If you do, you can sign up and join one of the stock sites and sell your photos online. It may take time before you make your first sale.
One of the sites that I keep reading about is Foap. On Foap, you earn $5, and Foap gets $5 for each photo you sell on the platform.
You can also have a look at other well-known stock sites like Adobe Stock, Alamy, Shutterstock and Dreamstime. This can be a great way for photographers and photography enthusiasts who love taking photos and want to sell their photos online.
Make sure to read the terms and conditions of the stock photo site you want to join, and these may differ from site to site.
RENT OUT SPACE IN YOUR HOME.
Are you fortunate enough to have a spare bedroom you can rent out to someone who is looking for a room to rent? If you then this is an option if you are comfortable with having a stranger living in your home with you.
Ensure that you draw up a contract with the renter. Please do not rely on a word-of-mouth agreement! If you live in a neighbourhood that does allow you to list your room on sites like Airbnb, then research and find out what the going rate is in your area.
According to Earnest.com, Airbnb hosts enjoy the highest average monthly earnings. Nearly half of all hosts make more than $500 per month.
Lastly, always follow the laws of your country. Find out if you must pay taxes on renting out your room.
FIX FURNITURE AND THEN SELL IT FOR A PROFIT.
Handy with tools? Know how to fix broken furniture or spruce up old species of furniture?
If you do or you think it is something you can learn, then why not buy furniture, fix it up and then sell it for a profit? You can sell your furniture online, at flea markets or rent space in a shop to sell your furniture. Have a look online and find out what fix-me-up furniture sells best.
GROW AND SELL PLANTS.
Have you got green fingers? If you are lucky and your plants not only grow but thrive, then have you ever thought of growing plants to sell them? You can sell your plants online or to nurseries in your city/town. Succulents are popular where I live in South Africa.
Many people, young and old, grow succulents to sell for a profit. Investigate and find out what plants people buy most in your country. Some of the most popular plants to grow and sell are:
Bonsai plants and trees
Herbs like: Bail, coriander(cilantro), parsley, oregano, thyme, mint and rosemary.
Another way for people with green fingers to make money is by growing and selling flowers. Again, research and find out which flowers are popular sellers and which are not.
You could also offer your services and do flower arrangements for functions. Weddings are a popular function that requires the use of a flower arranger. Have a look at the following Better Homes & Graden post: 8 Simple Steps to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro.
CONCLUSION: SIDE HUSTLES FOR MOMS OVER 40.
If you are a mom 40 and over and you are looking for ways to make money online or by working from home, don’t worry. There are many money-making ideas you can try out. See which one takes off and works best for you.
You may need to try more than just one or two jobs before finding the one that suits you and generates an income for you. If you are a mom who has young children, then it might be a good idea to find a job that allows you to work while the kids are sleeping, early in the morning or late at night.
For the moms whose kids have left the nest and are no longer living at home, you may have more free time to explore the different work options available online or work-from-home jobs. Again, find what works for you and makes you money.