When you’re a busy parent, there is nothing you look forward to more than yet another cost that you have to pay out. ‘How have my kids managed to destroy their shoes already, when they’ve only walked 5 minutes down the road to school?’ you may cry. However, there are many side hustles out there for the busy parent, who is paying out costs quicker than they can possibly come in, and we’ve listed them here so that you can give your finances the boost that they’re undoubtedly crying out for.
- Freelance blogging
As any blogger will tell you, there are many financial benefits from starting your online writing journey. Sure, you may need to put some ads here and there, but you won’t compromise the quality of your blog and your readership will still be as strong as ever. You’ll also get to review some amazing products that you’ll get to keep, and is there anything better than that?
- Selling kids clothes and toys
Ok, hoarding mamas, we’re talking to you. Why do you have a whole lot of toys and clothes for young children, when your kids are far past the age of finding that stuff useful? You can get a few quid from saying goodbye to these items, and putting them on a site like eBay (or even Depop if you’re selling your own clothes). Out with the old, in with the… money.
- Making arts and crafts
If you have a skill, such as making artsy things, why not use it to get a bit of dough? Set up an online shop using something like Etsy, and bless the world with the power of your creative mind (and get some money, too). Whatever you can do, there’s someone out there who will just love it, and will be willing to spend their cash on your handmade, you know, toe socks or whatever they are.
- Investing in cryptocurrencies
You may not have heard much about cryptocurrencies, and you may even be thinking, ‘what are the cryptocurrencies available out there?’ From Bitcoin to Litecoin, there’s something for you whatever you’re looking to invest in, and you could get a big profit when the Bitcoin (or alternative cryptocurrency) boom comes around again. It’s easier than it sounds, we promise.
We know what you’re thinking, why on earth would you want to look after more children, and is it safe for your wellbeing? However, you’ve already got this skill down to a tee, so why not look after a few more kids if you can get a bit of money for it? The rate is pretty good, and you’ll have some more little devils at home to keep yours distracted. We think this is good, but can’t promise anything.
So, there are many side hustles if you’re a busy parent, and these are only 5 of them, so have a look into something that could boost your income without robbing you of too much time. Good luck, and happy hustling!
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