Side Gigs for Moms – Make Money as a Stay-at-home Parent


Motherhood is an exciting time unless you’re faced with leaving your child at daycare to go to a job. Many mothers find a way to work-at-home, allowing them to have the best of both worlds; nurturing the children while also contributing to the family income.

Sadly, looking for work-at-home jobs can be challenging. Most are scams, and even when you find jobs that are legitimate, getting hired is a long process. Plus, some job offers are not very flexible and still require daycare.

With that, many mothers look for a home-based business or freelance opportunity that offers a flexible schedule.

Now, with good planning, the following home-based ideas may provide you with options to finding a work from home job.

Take note that  suggestions below are only intended to give readers ideas of possible side gigs they might interested to enter to earn extra money.


Successful blogging requires selecting a niche and focusing on reaching the target market for that topic. There are many ways to make money from blogging, including affiliate marketing, advertising (i.e., Adsense), creating and selling information products and more.

Freelance Writing

Websites, online shops, online magazines need content, and most are willing to pay writers to get it.  Copywriting is possibly the most well-paid, but other types of writing include articles, press releases, product descriptions and a lot more.


If you have a creative personality, there are many opportunities to make money from home. You can go to craft fairs to sell your goods/crafts, but now with resources online you can build an online store to sell your items. Create your online store by creating a website or Shopee account. Building a website is of particular importance for home-based businesses, where your site may be the only impression you ever get to make with your customers. To reach a greater audience, you may consider having a website and a Shopee store. Explore all of your options and determine what works best for you.

Coaching or Conducting Workshops, Seminars

Coaching/conducting workshops or seminars requires hard work and a true desire on one’s heart in motivating others, helping others achieve their fullest potential and mentor people towards a particular goal. Recognized your main area of coaching like business, personal or career coaching. To find your niche, start with your passions and what helps you become energized while mentoring someone. Recall experiences from the past which have helped you become the person you are today. Bring them to life once again and there you are, ready with a niche area to offer expert advice on. This will help you stand out from the crowd and you will start generating progressively increasing revenue over time.

Not all mothers are looking for full-time income. The truth is, two-parent working families may have more money, but material things and access to expensive activities are no substitute for a parent’s time.

Encourage your children to talk with you about how your job is affecting your relationship with them; if they are upset that you are spending less time with them than in the past, you need to make an extra effort. In these cases, many moms just want some extra income to fill in the money gaps or for extra money.

Fortunately, there are many great, flexible side gigs income ideas that moms can pursue. Many can involve freelancing to a former employer, a friend of yours who needs help in his/her business or turning your hobby/skills/passion into a home business like hand lettering, baking, and DIY projects.

At the end of the day, it isn’t about money mama, it isn’t about you building a career or helping your husband financially.  It’s about the sweet, innocent, special child sleeping in his/her bed, waiting for a new day to dawn and depending on his/her mama to be there for him/her through every step of it. Your child needs to spend meaningful time with you. Your child needs to see who you are and how you live your life. And in return, your little one will help you to better see who you are. “Minsan lang sila bata!”









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