Today in India, every 6 out of 10 women in India take career sabbaticals during childbirth. Where one-third of the new moms go back to their previous works, the rest of the moms decide to either give up their careers or start a new business to earn money. In most of the cases, motherhood sabbaticals often help or inspire women to spot voids in the market and birth new business ventures to fill them. They also have the unique privilege of watching both their kids and businesses grow simultaneously. Meet Suman Dash, founder of Vastradi Jewels. Suman started her business in 2010 after her daughter was born. Popular brands like Shehnaj Husain, VLCC, LimeRoad Fashion, all are established by mompreneurs.
However, it is not easy to start a business, no matter how small it is, from scratch is not an easy thing. Every business requires investments in the form of time and money and the patience you need to establish your business actually determine the success of your business. While you work rigorously to achieve your goals, there are lots of side hustles that can earn money to keep you going and motivated.
These side hustles are often simple things but they can help you financially if you have motivation and energy to do it. Here is a list of things which can be done as side hustles.
7 Side Hustles that Mompreneurs Should Try
Every day, a lot of company requires knowing the public reactions of their brand or products. Online surveys help them to know the required reaction and in turn, they are willing to pay in cash or kinds. Whereas most of the companies offer discounts or gift cards, some of them pay in cash too. The surveys involve only simple questions regarding your household and your experiences of certain things.
My trusted companies for online surveys are Swagbucks and PanelPlace.
Are you a googler like me? Do you rely on it for every info in your life? Do you love to research things and offer the gist to people? Then online research jobs can be a really good source of income for you.
Start a blog
Blogs are nowadays a lucrative source of income. With the advance of social media, brands invest lots of money in online promotion and bloggers get a major chunk of it. You can blog for specific brands, write sponsored post for media companies and much more. The list of opportunity is endless with blogging if you have the flare for writing.
When I first started this blog, I had no idea of earning money from it. Then gradually, I got noticed by brands and I learned to earn money through sponsored posts and advertisements. The first income I made from this blog was INR 2500 for a simple blog post. Today, I make more than 25,000 rupees per month from it. I wish I had known it from the beginning!
If you love to write and willing to start a mom blog where you can write and get deals from brands, I recommend you to go through this book to get a clear picture. Suzi in her book has broken down every detail of how to start a mom blog and how to maintain it.
Social Media Promotion
As I have said before that social media plays a great role in brand promotion now. If you love to spend time on Facebook or Twitter, why not make some money from it? There are lots of influencer platform who look connects social media buffs to brands and help them to get assignments. My favorite platform is Blogmint where I regularly get blogging and twitter assignments.
Sell Photography Online
Do you love taking pictures? Do you have the skills to click breathtaking shots? Then you can earn thousands of money by just selling your amazing pictures. There are thousands of stock photography websites where you can sell your pictures. Websites like Shutterstock, Adobe Stock Photography offers commission to freelancer photographers whose photographs are sold by them.
Sell things online
Yes. You heard it right. All the e-commerce companies like Flipkart and Amazon consist of sellers like you and me. If you are thinking to sell your products as your main business, why not try them selling them online? Even if you do not have your own products, you can sell anything on it. Both Flipkart and Amazon offers easy to use seller section where you can easily sell your items. Here are the selling guides on Amazon and Flipkart.
Recommend things to buy
Are you a shopaholic? Do every female companion of your seek advice from you before they buy anything? Then you are in for some treat! Companies like Maven to earn when someone buys things that you recommend. Maven is a social media for buyers who look for fresh recommendations every time they buy something. By creating boards of recommendations, you help them and in return, you get a commission of the money they spend in buying things from the merchant. Is not that cool!
I hope this little guide to side hustles will help you to make some extra money along with your main work and business.