30+ Side Hustles for Women To Make Money

Women need their own money! If you need to make some more money, whether you are a SAHM or a lady who wants more cash, these side hustles for women will help you make some extra cash while leaning on your unique skills. 

Having a side hustle can make a real difference in your finances and ability to buy what you need and want. Plenty of options exist, so we’ve compiled a list of the best side hustles for women!

What Is a Good Side Hustle for Women?

Whether you are single and looking for a fun way to express your creativity or a working mom looking to add some extra income to the house, these jobs are perfect for women. They are flexible, require little money to start up, and allow you to put your unique touch on them.

1. Freelance Writing

If English or creative writing was your jam in school, then this is the perfect job for you! Freelance writing allows you to explore and write on a variety of topics. Blogs, emails, newsletters, and even research articles. Plenty of sites offer free platforms to present yourself as a writer and take on gigs as you want. 

2. Graphic Design

Similar to freelance writing but even more artistic. Graphic design can mean creating fun logos, fliers, or social media ad layouts. Free drawing software is compatible with almost any computer or tablet so that you can work from anywhere. 

3. Social Media Management

We all follow multiple social media influencers. And while the limelight might not be for you, management could be. People with large followings rely on managers to set up sponsorships, answer emails or messages, and even track trends. This is the perfect side hustle if you want to be a part of the social media game without becoming an influencer. 

4. Online Tutoring

This is a perfect side hustle for women with any kind of educational background. There are many online tutoring websites that cover all the main subjects. Even if you aren’t trained, you can still tutor people who are learning the English language. 

5. Content Creation (Blogging, YouTube)

Now is the time to break into the social media realm! This side hustle is even more perfect because you can include just your everyday life. Lifestyle blogs showcase normal life, from the food you make to the clothes you wear. You can even use this side hustle to showcase a unique side of yourself. 

6. Handmade Crafts

Turn your hobby into your side hustle. Crocheting, sewing, and clay work can all be major sellers on Etsy or your local craft market. Many people don’t just want a product, they want products made by small businesses (or, in this case, one person) so they know their money is supporting a family. 

7. Photography

Turn your photographs into money with this side hustle. You don’t even need to worry about getting “interesting” shots. Plenty of online photography-selling websites love the simple shots that can be used by anyone. Buildings, flowers, animals, you name it! Of course, you can get as fancy with this as you like. 

8. Fitness Coaching

If you love the gym, then consider this as a way to earn some extra income. Fitness coaching can be as simple as meeting a client at the gym to help perfect their workout or creating a workout plan for someone without meeting them. If your friends describe you as encouraging and inspirational, this is for you.

9. Language Tutoring

Perfect for the bilingual women out there, language tutoring can be done online through video chatting. Many sites incorporate native language speakers to help those trying to learn that language. While being bilingual is a plus, you can also do this if you only speak one language; just focus on working with people looking to perfect their skills. 

10. Pet Sitting/Dog Walking

Who doesn’t want to make money hanging out with our fluffy companions? The best part is how little time it actually takes to walk a dog or check in on someone’s pooch real quick. This can be done before or after work, giving you a much-needed emotional boost. “Win-win”, as we say. 

11. Meal Planning and Prep Services

If you love to cook, then look no further. Meal planning is used by many to streamline their week and add in healthy food. You can use your own kitchen to prepare fun meals and offer your own meal-prepping service. If you want to go further, you can even cook in clients’ homes. 

12. House Cleaning Services

Cleaning isn’t everyone’s favorite thing, but for some of us, it’s almost therapeutic. With just a little prep of all your favorite cleaning supplies, you can offer personal house cleaning for much less than the big-name companies.  

13. Online Course Creation

Websites like Skillshare allow everyday people to create online classes in a variety of subjects. This could be similar to online tutoring, except you can have courses in anything. Even better, once you create a course you can leave it up for years to come, continuing to collect an extra income without continuing to work.  

14. Interior Design Consulting

Many people are lost when it comes to how to utilize their space best. They become even more lost when you add in, making it fit a certain style. This job is perfect for a woman with an eye for design. Simply get a layout of their space and an idea of what they like and curate their own personal shopping list with layout ideas! 

15. Consulting in Your Area of Expertise

Combine your full-time job with your side hustle with this idea. If you’ve been in your field for a while, you can provide valuable insight to those just entering. This can be done with one-on-one consulting sessions done over Zoom or a meet-up at your local cafe if you want that more personal touch. 

16. E-book Authoring

E-books are all the rage now and don’t require working with a publisher to create. Amazon has a simple platform that allows you to publish your writing to be sold online quickly and easily. There are also many subjects you can write on. This is perfect for anyone who wants to write fiction but is scared to present their work to publishers.

17. Voice-over Work

You don’t need a unique voice in order to be a voice-over artist. While we usually think of voice workers as our favorite animated characters, there is plenty more to it. Audiobooks, YouTube videos, and even small commercials utilize voice actors. This is especially great for anyone who already owns a good microphone. 

18. Online Reselling (e.g., Thrift Store Finds)

Are you an idiot savant in finding diamonds in the rough at thrift stores? Turn those finds into cash by listing them on sites like eBay or Etsy. People all over the world turn to the internet to find certain brands of clothing or priceless antiques that might be found at your local thrift store.

19. Social Media Influencer

Instagram is the place to be to gather ideas, share your life, and even appreciate others’ beautiful spaces. Becoming a social media influencer takes little more than picking a niche and sticking to a consistent posting schedule. There are also plenty of Instagram accounts out there that help you catch trends to improve your growth. 

20. App or Web Development

Consider this side hustle if you have a knack for coding and design. Plenty of businesses out there have great ideas but are unable to translate them into a site or app. That’s where you come in! 

21. Jewelry Making

Jewelry is one of the biggest sellers at craft fairs, and there are so many ways to add your special touch. You can focus on one piece, like earrings, or offer complete sets. People love statement pieces that are one of a kind. There are also plenty of materials you can work with, such as beads, clay, and stones, to make truly one-of-a-kind looks. 

22. Affiliate Marketing

If you already have a large social media following, consider affiliate marketing. This is where companies ask you to wear or show off their product and share a link that gives you money with each click. Some sites create affiliate links for products on Amazon or other sites, so you can earn without partnering!

23. Virtual Yoga/Fitness Classes

Combine the fitness coach and online class hustle into one. Any side hustle that requires a one-time creation that continues to make money is perfect for those with super busy lives. You can create custom exercise videos or yoga routines that can make you a side income for years to come. 

24. Garden Design/Landscaping

Think interior design, but exterior! Plenty of people want gorgeous gardens but don’t want to research what grows in their climate or what grows well together. Use your green thumbs to help them out and design gorgeous outdoor spaces for them.

25. Resume Writing

Looking for a simple side hustle that involves writing without worrying about 2000+ word blogs? Resume writing is utilized by many to help them land the job of their dreams. Resumes are more than just listing experience; it’s being able to present it in a way that gets you hired!

26. Airbnb Hosting

It’s probably one of the most lucrative side hustles on the list and perfect if you have a second property or smaller house on your property. Airbnb sees thousands of travelers a year who don’t just want to visit a new place but truly experience life there. You don’t need an extra house; if you love hosting, consider just listing a spare bedroom- but keep in mind safety considerations. 

27. Car Detailing

We mentioned house cleaning earlier; well, this is the smaller version of that. Many people can handle taking their car through a quick car wash every now and again but don’t want to spend time cleaning the whole interior. If you love to clean, then consider detailing cars and delight in making them shine inside and out.

28. Personal Shopping

We’ve probably all used this service on our Uber or Instacart apps, but have you tried being the personal shopper yourself? Create your own schedule by only signing into the apps when you want to work and then earn extra money by simply buying someone’s low-fat yogurt and strawberries. 

29. Event or Wedding Photography

Capturing special moments is so special and a great way to make some cash. If you already have a camera, start offering some free wedding photos and slowly build a portfolio that lands you clients who will pay hundreds of dollars. 

30. Babysitting or Childcare Services

This side hustle is perfect for the stay-at-home mom. Babysitting can be done in your own home and is great if you love kids. The best part is that you can gain a lot of clients by word of mouth alone; simply put a post in your local mom group and wait.

31. Online Survey Participant

This one probably won’t earn you the most compared to some others, but is still a great option. Online surveys are used by companies to do market research and see what people truly think, most giving a few dollars as a thank you. Checking online survey sites daily can add up to a lot. 

32. Mystery Shopping

Speaking of market research, some companies will even go the extra mile and pay the big bucks for you to do some mystery shopping. This usually includes going into a store and seeing how easy it is to find their product, what it’s listed for, and taking a pic of the display. All that is used by them to better sell and helps line your pocketbook. 

33. Personal Finance Consulting

Are you great with money and budgeting? Lots of people wouldn’t count this as their strong suit and need help with their finances. Get some extra cash by helping others save cash, create personalized budgets, and help them catch all the little things that drain their bank.

34. Travel Planning Services

This side hustle is great for those who live in touristy places, but you can also help people plan trips outside of where you live. This can include setting up transportation, hotel stays, and car rentals but also fun stuff like itineraries and must-sees for whenever they are going. If they are visiting your state, then maybe add on a personalized “local’s favorites” list. 

35. Custom Cake Baking and Decorating

Baking is much harder than cooking, so if you’re good at it, consider making it a side hustle! There is always a reason for cake for birthdays, retirement parties, weddings, and anniversaries. You can also unleash your inner creativity by decorating in many different styles. You can also justify eating cake every week with this one!

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Hi! I am a millennial mom with a passion for personal finance. I have always been “into” personal finance but got inspired to start my blog after a period of extended unemployment. That experience really changed the way I viewed my relationship with money and the importance of accessible personal finance education.