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5 Side Hustles For Stay-At-Home Parents

Being a stay-at-home parent is a full-time job. When you’re not packing lunches or helping with homework, there are plenty of things to do around the house that you couldn’t possibly explain to your non-parent friends. But every once in a while, you’ll find yourself with a few spare minutes while your kids are watching cartoons or drawing a sweet picture for you. And in that moment, all you might want to do is kick back with an iced tea and The Bachelor, but why not make a few extra bucks instead? Here are a few easy side hustles you can pull off as a stay-at-home parent.

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Dog Sitting

Getting paid to hang out with adorable pups all day? Believe it or not, such a job exists. DogVacay and Rover can connect you with tons of pet sitting and dog walking jobs, and many even have the potential to become a regular source of income. The perfect side gig for animal lovers!

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Virtual Assistant

Working from home as a virtual assistant and getting paid on average between $35-$50 per hour is the real deal. With the rise of technology and work from home jobs, it’s increasingly easier for stay-at-home parents to find a legitimate office job that can easily be done in the family room. Job duties depend on the company, but virtual assistants can do anything from answering customer service questions, to posting on social media, to handling administrative work.

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Online Tutoring

This is one of the absolute best side hustles for those who love kids. Online tutors are able to set their own schedules, teach subjects they’re passionate about, and help kids learn and grow each day – all while getting paid! Websites like VIPKID, Cambly, and Qkids are able to connect you with a student. We’ll see you in the (virtual) classroom!



We get it, you may have read the title and thought “but isn’t every parent a blogger these days?” Not exactly. You don’t need to start a “mommy blog” (unless you want to!), but rather, you can blog about any topic you’re passionate about. This could be baking, interior design, music, or even woodwork. The internet is a place filled with people who want to learn, or be entertained, so why not share your hobbies and talents with the world?

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When you’re already home with your own child, why not care for one or two more? Babysitting isn’t just a gig for teenagers, but a legitimate source of income for stay-at-home parents who truly love children. You can try your luck on Sittercity and, or even start a home daycare if you’re feeling extra ambitious.

Parents Who Hustle

Millennials are known as the generation that hustles, whether it’s in the office or the living room. In today’s modern world, nobody should feel the need to choose between a career and parenthood, and these side gigs offer the best of both worlds. Whether you’re making money selling homemade chocolate chip cookies, or performing tedious admin tasks, you have what it takes to be the boss of your own life.