Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Parent

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Are you a stay-at-home parent and want to make a little extra cash on the side? We know kids can be expensive and time-consuming. Try these side hustles that are perfect for any stay-at-home parent!

Become a Tutor

Offering your tutoring services can be a great way to earn extra money. Also, this is a job that you can do on your own schedule making it a great option if you are wanting a little more flexibility.

Babysit or Pet Sit 

Babysitting, nannying and pet sitting can be other options if you are looking for something with flexibility. This is something that can also be done while watching your kids which is convenient for a stay-at-home parent.

Sell Unused Items 

Living with kids means you might have a lot of extra stuff. They outgrow clothes, toys, and so much more. Earn some extra money by going through your stuff and seeing what you can get rid of. Sell your stuff online or even have a garage sale.

Sell Stuff on Etsy 

Are you the crafty type? You might want to look into selling some of your work on a site like Etsy. This can be a great way to make your hobby into something that you can make money off of.


Again, if you have a hobby that you love, why not make money from it? Writing, photography, graphic design, or even videography are all ways to use your hobbies to make extra money. These things also have the potential to help you grow a lot as an individual. You can grow at a skill, and you might even turn into a full-time business someday. Many people have started offering their freelance services while working a full-time job, and many are able to make it into their full-time job down the road.

Become a Rideshare Driver

Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft are super popular all over the country. This is a great way to make money on the side since you can drive whenever you want. Driving on the weekend is a way to make even more money since there is such a high demand for drivers.

Deliver Groceries or Food

Delivering groceries with Instacart or other grocery delivery services is a way to earn extra cash. You can also deliver food with apps such as GrubHub or Uber Eats. Delivering food or groceries gives you the flexible schedule that you want since you can do it whenever. It is also something that is in high demand since many people are opting to get their groceries delivered to them nowadays.