8 Best Side Hustles For Dads
If you’re looking for side hustles for dads, you’re in the right place.
Whether you’re a stay-at-home dad who’s shuffling his kids from dance class to soccer and then bath to bed, or you’re a full-time working dad who’s grinding 9-5 to provide for his family, I want to take a second to say you rock and you’re doing your part.
There’s no right or wrong way to love your children and provide for your family.
Making ends meet can be difficult no matter how many parents are working. It can also be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel for new dads or well-established dads. That’s why we’ve put together a list to help you pay bills, save for a vacation, survive a tough period of life, or put away for those college funds.
Side Hustles for Stay-At-Home Dads
Finding the perfect side hustle to earn some extra money on a part time basis is extremely common for stay at home parents.
Most of the time, stay-at-home-dads are looking for opportunities to make more money while they work from home.
Here are some of the best side hustles for the dads staying at home.
- Freelance Writer
Even if you’re not an English major, freelance writing is a field that can help you provide for your family.
In fact, having technical knowledge lends itself to writing about the healthcare industry, science, technology, and more.
There are more grammar experts than there are healthcare industry insiders, for example, so if you have valuable knowledge and you’re at least a decent writer, you’ll be able to find your niche.
- Professional Blogger
This is similar to freelance writing, but you’re selling your content for advertisement income rather than direct payment from a client.
If you choose to blog, you’re likely to spend a long time making little to no money, but once your content takes off, you can make a sizeable, sustainable income.
You can make money running a blog through ad placements and affiliate marketing.
To get started, you’ll want to find a subject for your blog (most of our blog posts are about fatherhood). Think about what you’re passionate about and what can bring in viewers.
Next, you’ll need to learn how to use WordPress and find a host to create your permanent web address.
Finally, you’ll need to learn how to drive traffic to your blog through social media, search engine optimization, and more.
- Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is a flexible position that allows for a stay-at-home dad to complete a wide range of tasks for a business or entrepreneur remotely.
If you’re comfortable taking care of administrative work like scheduling and travel arrangements, data entry, answering phone calls, and general organization, the job is right up your alley.
Virtual assistants can also act as social media managers, budget managers, competition researchers, and customer service.
- Facebook Ads Manager
If you’re keen on the world of internet marketing and advertisement, you can make a sizeable income from home. Of all the digital marketing services, Facebook is currently king.
Your job as an ad manager is to use marketing techniques and language to bring in new customers and convert sales. The larger the client, the more money you can make.
Side Hustles for Full-Time Working Dads
If you’re already working full-time and wanting to earn some additional money on the side, there are several options for you as well.
Whether you want them to be extremely passive, or something that is a trade of dollars for your hours, there are certainly viable side hustles for you.
- Flipping Items for Profit
One of the most common ways to make a few extra dollars in your spare time is flipping items for a markup. These items can be found at garage sales, flea markets, thrift stores, and online.
You’ll need to be knowledgeable of popular, rare, and vintage clothing, video games, jewelry, and more. You can resell these items on Amazon, eBay, or other online or brick-and-mortar locations.
- Driving for Lyft or Uber
If you have time to get out of the house and you enjoy driving and meeting people, Uber or Lyft can be a substantial income generator.
There is a huge demand for drivers, especially in heavily populated cities. Evening and weekends are popular times for rideshare services, and drivers make more money during these peak times.
You can even just grab a ride or 2 on your way to or home from work.
To be eligible, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old and able to pass a background check.
- Pet Care Services
Are you an animal lover? Bring that passion to the pet care industry.
You can provide a personal, less-expensive alternative to a kennel by providing doggy-daycare during the weekends or when you’re not at work.
If you don’t want any animals in your home, you can provide dog walking services for those who don’t have time or are unable to walk their pets.
There is a high demand for dog walking services, so your income is only limited by your time and location.
Think of it this way – walking is good for your health, can be great bonding time with your kids, and can earn extra money — WIN, WIN, WIN!
- Airbnb Host
If you have an extra room in your house (or if you find yourself owning an unoccupied house through inheritance or otherwise) and you live in a popular area, Airbnb is an excellent option for making a few bucks with minimal effort.
Airbnb allows you to host travelers who are in town for an event or vacation. Your interaction with your customers is as much or as little as you choose.
If you’re looking for the best side hustles for dads, you’re likely already a good dad. If you’re looking for more tips on being a great dad, check out our recent blog post – 5 Tips for New Dads!
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