Side Hustles for Women: (26 Powerful Life Changing Ideas)

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To be honest a list of side hustles for women isn’t that different from a list of side hustles for men, other than the obvious that we’re clearly awesome at so many more things so there’s more choice! 😉

The simple fact is we girls can do anything we set our minds to! When you start to add in all the other responsibilities we have, however, like raising the kids, keeping house, caring for elderly parents, holding down a full time job, staying fit and healthy, and coffee with the girls, adding in a side hustle can seem like a big ask.

That’s why in this article I’m focusing only on side hustles for women that can be done completely online and from anywhere in the world whether that be your kitchen table, the local coffee shop, your car while waiting for school to finish, or even a beach in Thailand!

The goal is for you to be able to turn any one of these side hustles into a full-time, location-independent lifestyle business that gives you complete freedom to work your own hours and you are your own boss, from wherever you like, whenever you like and with whom you like!

Quick Takeaways:

  • Diverse Opportunities: Explore a variety of side hustles, from blogging and freelance writing to e-commerce and content creation, providing a range of options to suit different skills and interests.
  • Empowerment Through Skills: Empower women to monetize their skills, whether it’s writing, design, social media management, or SEO consulting, allowing them to leverage their expertise for financial independence.
  • E-commerce Strategies: Highlight effective e-commerce strategies, such as selling on Amazon, utilizing Print on Demand, or retail arbitrage, to guide women in establishing successful online businesses.
  • Building a Personal Brand: Emphasize the importance of personal branding through avenues like becoming a social media influencer, YouTuber, or TikTok star, enabling women to showcase their uniqueness and attract opportunities.
  • Balancing Passion and Profit: Encourage pursuing side hustles that align with personal interests, emphasizing that the most rewarding ventures often blend passion with profit for sustained motivation and fulfillment.

Why Turning Your Side Hustle Into a Lifestyle Business is Ultimate Freedom

As I write this I’m sitting in a cafe in Phuket, Thailand, supping an Americano before picking up my daughter, who’s just finishing up exams at an International school here, and meeting a friend for lunch at the beach.

Image of a open laptop above a wooden table with white mug with coffee beside and the background looks like it's inside a coffee shop

Tonight I’m heading off to see another friend (female) compete in a Muay Thai boxing match in Patong and this weekend we’re off to Singapore for a few days.

Image of two woman competing muah thai inside an arena
Update – She won!

My life, my time, and my location are my own and I generate an income via several unique side hustles I talk about below.

Check out these posts to read more about my story, how to start a lifestyle business like mine and create your own schedule.

In the meantime, let’s dive in!

26 Potentially Life-Changing Side Hustles for Women

1. Start a Blog

No matter what your interests or passions may be, the modern digital landscape offers ample opportunities to start a blog and generate a full-time income. You can achieve this through various monetization methods such as advertising on your site, affiliate marketing, or even selling your own products.

To kickstart your blogging journey, begin by choosing a niche or topic that you are passionate about and want to explore in-depth. Once you have your focus, set up a hosting account and create a simple yet visually appealing website using platforms like WordPress or Wix.

These user-friendly content management systems provide you with the necessary tools to design and customize your site to reflect your unique brand.

If every weekend you could churn out 3 – 5 articles and schedule them all to be published through the week, it won’t be long before you start to build up your content and views.

Popular blogger Adam Enfroy generated over 7 figures in just 2 years of blogging. You can get more info about his blogging strategy here.

Screenshot of Adam Enfroy Website

2. Become a Freelance Writer

Do you love to write, but don’t fancy starting your own blog?

If that’s the case, consider embarking on a new career as a freelance writer. This allows you to showcase your writing skills and get paid for your talent.

Simply sign up and create a profile on,, or These platforms provide a vast marketplace for freelance writing opportunities. Once you’ve set up your profile, you can start exploring job listings and even set up job alerts to stay updated on the latest opportunities, and start bidding for weekend and remote jobs.

Pick topics and subjects you’re interested in and are confident you can do a good job with and earn anywhere between $0.04 – $0.15 a word depending on your skill levels.

Elna Cain started as a freelance writer and now runs her own freelance writing academy.

Screenshot of Elna Cain Website

Another super popular freelancing role is that of a virtual assistant. Let’s talk about that next.

3. Sell Your Skills as a Virtual Assistant

One of my fave side hustles for women is the job of a virtual assistant. We’re experts in multi-tasking and this versatile role requires a high level of organizational capabilities.

There are multiple freelance sites online dedicated to the role of virtual assistants including specifically for Filipino virtual assistants, and Zirtual for US-based virtual assistants.

However,,, and are among the largest job sites for freelancers and you’ll find plenty of work that suits your skills on those sites.

As a virtual assistant you can expect to be handle variety of tasks including posting social media content, answering emails, creating basic graphics using tools like Canva, conducting research & gathering stats, formatting and laying out blog posts in platforms like WordPress, managing product listings in Shopify, and loads more.

This role is particularly suited for women, as we excel in multitasking and possess exceptional organizational abilities.

Embracing the virtual assistant side hustle can empower women to utilize their skills and contribute to the success of various businesses while enjoying the flexibility of remote work.

Screenshot of Upwork with search result for virtual assistant

4. Become a Published Author

Sticking with the writing theme, it’s never been easier to publish your writing. No agent needed or publishing house required. You can manage the entire process from your laptop and have your book available to the world for under $100.

E. L. James, one of the most famous self-published authors, has a net worth of $150 million from her Fifty Shades trilogy, which started out as Twilight Fan-fiction. James’s success demonstrates that you don’t have to be established (or even a good writer!) to make it as an author.

Screenshot of Fifty shades trilogy selling on Amazon
Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James – get on Amazon

That said, it helps if you give yourself a fighting chance. Innumerable authors never strike it rich writing their own fiction stories. But there are plenty of writers making a good living as authors of non-fiction books that educate and solve readers’ problems.

Amazon KDP is the platform that enables you to publish your manuscript and make it available to millions of Kindle e-book readers. You can set your own price, and you keep 70% of the profits.

Know all about Gardening or Yoga? Write down your guidance in a way that solves problems for readers. Kindle books are often impulse purchases, and millions are sold every year.

You don’t have to write a long book, either. Short 70-page books are common in the non-fiction categories.

To start a side hustle as a self-published author, check out my guide How to Self Publish on Amazon Kindle & Get Your Own ISBN No!

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5. Sell Products on Amazon

Another one of my favorite side hustles for women is starting an Amazon business. The key to creating a successful Amazon side hustle these days is branding and as we have a knack for communication and relationship building, this is right up our alley!

Amazon has a program called FBA (fulfillment by Amazon). This means that they handle all the picking, packing, and distribution of products from their warehouses.

Your job is to source products to sell on the Amazon marketplace, negotiate with manufacturers and suppliers, ship the products to the warehouses, then list and promote your products on and off Amazon.

While this does require upfront investment to purchase stock, it’s a very lucrative business model.

My husband & I generated over 7 figures within a year on Amazon and you can read our story here.

Screenshot of sample amazon fba sales one year

If you like the sound of starting an Amazon business, but would like a way of breaking into the market without significant investment, check out the next awesome suggestion on my list of side hustles for women..

6. Become a Retail Arbitrager

If you love to shop (and let’s face it, who doesn’t), retail arbitrage could be the ideal business model for you to start your own business.

Plus it’s something you can start immediately for minimal investment.

The goal is to head down to a local garage sale, a thrift store, or a bargain depot and pick up great products at rock bottom prices.

You could even search through the Facebook marketplace for quality products on sale in your area.

Create an account on Amazon as an Amazon seller and once you have a selection of products, take attractive photos and create your product listings on Amazon at a higher but competitive price.

Once someone purchases you send them the product and pocket the difference!

Jim Cockrum from Proven Replen Training is my recommended go-to resource for all things retail arbitrage, so find out more here. He and his team have helped thousands of people to earn over 6 figures a year with this method.

7. Become a Videographer (or Photographer)

If you love to take photos or play with video editing apps on your phone, then becoming a modern-day photographer, videographer, or video blogger could be for you.

So many companies and small businesses want to tap into the image/video-based economy we’re now living in and so honing your videography skills will go a long way to creating a lucrative weekend side hustle.

If you already have a million photos gathering dust in google photos or iphoto, why not start monetizing by selling images to stock photo sites like or

Even better, upload your photos to an Etsy store and sell them as wall art or digital images.

Screenshot of selling art on etsy

As a photographer, you can even take advantage of print-on-demand sites like Redbubble.

8. Sell on Redbubble

Redbubble is a print-on-demand marketplace, meaning they house a catalog of blank products for you to add your designs to.

Products include t-shirts, mugs, canvases, face masks, clothes, candles, home decor, etc.

Your job is to create your own Redbubble storefront on their platform, add your images to their products and then sell like crazy.

If you’re a natural graphic designer, love playing with apps like Canva, or have a stack of unused images you want to monetize, a site like Redbubble could start to generate regular income for you.

Screenshot of products sell on redbubble

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started selling on Redbubble.

9. Become a Social Media Manager

Another superb side hustle idea for women is becoming a social media manager. If posting on Instagram is your jam or editing clever videos for TikTok, you could soon pick up work managing someone else’s account.

Social media management is tricky as you’ll need to come up with creative ways to tell interesting stories around the business and likely spend a fair chunk of time nagging the business owner for content.

But it can be an extremely rewarding job, particularly if you’re spending your days coming up with awesome content ideas, engaging with other social media accounts, and watching that follower account increase!

To earn money fast, sign up for or today and start pitching for work, showcasing your own social media account as proof of how creative you are!

Screenshot of social media manager with their rates

Next on my list of side hustles for women…

10. Sell Your Skills as a Web Designer

These days it is easier than ever to become a web designer.

With easy WordPress page builders such as Elementor or the Kadence or Astra themes and full-service website builders like Wix, if you’re creative and love tinkering with WordPress and websites perhaps this is the side hustle for you.

Prices vary wildly in this niche and depending on the types of clients you pitch to depends on how much you can charge.

For example, online business owners who know their way around platforms like WordPress, but don’t have the time to tinker with their own site will expect to pay far less than a small off-line business with no website experience.

Looking on Upwork, developers are charging anywhere from $15 – $200, with the average fee being around $20 – $50/hour.

Screenshot of web designer in Upwork with their rate and profile

11. Create & Sell Online Courses

Another fantastic side hustle for women is to create and sell an online course to your audience.

If you create a $200-$500 course, packed to the brim with expert guidance on a very specific topic, you could stand to earn tens of thousands of dollars a month, even though you may only receive a few thousand visitors to your site.

As you’d imagine, building and promoting an online course doesn’t happen overnight.

Use your blog to demonstrate your expertise and build your email list. Then create a sales funnel leading people to your online course sales page.

For a better breakdown of this process, check out my guide on how to create a six-figure online course.

Key takeaway: Focus on building your email list from the outset. That way, you have a list of people you can potentially sell your online course to in a few months’ time.

12. Sell Digital Printables on Etsy

Another one on the list of awesome side hustles for women is to sell digital printables on Etsy.

Simply head to Etsy and research a niche you’d love to be in. Weddings are big business on Etsy as are downloadable coloring books, printable wall art, printable stickers and labels, greeting cards, games & activities, planners and journals, and loads more!

Choose your niche and look at the best-selling items within that niche.

Head over to Canva to see if they have any pre-made templates you can use to quickly and easily create your own version of some of the best-selling products.

Create your Etsy store, add your Etsy digital downloads and printables, create keyword-rich listings, add super attractive images of your products and jump on social media to let the world know your products are live!

You may need to invest in some Etsy Ads to help promote your products and generate extra cash to get things rolling, but as you start to generate sales and reviews any new products you launch will likely take off much faster.

Screenshot of sample digital printables selling at etsy

13. Build & Flip Blogs

Did you know that you can sell a blog for roughly 40-60 times its net monthly income?

If your site is only making a measly $500 per month, you could sell it online for $25,000!

Depending on the niche, how you currently make money from it, as well as future growth potential, it could be worth much more than this.

Building and selling blogs is a huge industry. Many people build dozens of websites each year with the sole aim of selling them in 6 to 12 months’ time and making a huge profit.

There are a few major online marketplaces out there, where you can see this exact process in action. Check out Flippa and Empire Flippers.

Each of these services charge a small fee in exchange for helping bring together buyers and sellers of blogs.

These sellers often specialize in building profitable blogs within a certain niche, that make money online in a very clear way.

For example, say you were very good at promoting affiliate products.

You could build a small blog, receive just a few thousand visitors a month, and still make in excess of two or three thousand dollars by promoting very specific affiliate products.

If you have no desire to take the blog beyond this point, you could sell the site for $25- $35,000.

Building multiple blogs at a time, with an aim to sell them on, is a scalable and great way to build a side hustle online.

flip websites - flippa

14. Become a Social Media Influencer

It can take time to build up a big enough following to be seen as a social media influencer, but this is a fantastic side hustle and way to generate a full time income for a long time.

Plus if you focus on TikTok or YouTube shorts you could be making extra money in just a few weeks.

If you love to create content, have no issue with being in front of the video camera, and have a natural creative lean, becoming an online influencer will probably suit you to a tee.

These days you don’t even have to get in front of the camera to make super engaging and popular videos.

TikTok and YouTube shorts are currently putting everything behind launching new creators and rewarding them for their views and engagement. TikTok celebrities have reported going viral within a few weeks and the more views you get, the more money you make!

Have a look at the kind of content that’s currently doing well on both platforms and start to test your own ideas for your own business. Be prepared to post consistently and often, to test as many strategies as possible and see what resonates with your target audience.

Screenshot of tiktok videos with random post

15. Sell Your Services as an SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Consultant

There is an old joke in digital marketing that goes something like this:

Q. What’s the dark web?

A. Page 2 of the Google results.

It illustrates a point quite nicely that for all the searches performed on Google, nearly two-thirds of the clicks go to the websites ranked in the top three positions. If you are ranked in the tenth position, then you can expect only 2.5% of the clicks.

The businesses not on the first page of Google for their chosen keywords are practically invisible, which causes much frustration.

As someone who’s recently been studying and attempting to implement SEO strategies, I can understand their frustration!

As an SEO specialist, you reduce this frustration by helping to rank web pages on page one of the Google results for a target keyword. You would use a variety of methods; keyword research, content marketing, and link-building outreach to improve a website’s ranking.

There is plenty of demand for capable SEOs. (I know I’ve been through a few in the last few weeks!)

To enter this arena, you would need to demonstrate that you can rank web pages.

One route would be to build a live portfolio by setting up a webpage – a simple blog would do – then rank it for a chosen keyword.

Of course, it would need to be a short 3 or 4 phrase keyword to prove you have what it takes. But this is the benefit of these new digital roles. You don’t need a degree or have to know the right person. If you can demonstrate your capability, then you can find work.

SEO is not only a great lifestyle business idea but something everyone working in the digital world should know about and understand. If you are a total newbie to SEO, then Yoast, a popular WordPress tool, runs a free online course that covers the basics.

Screenshot of Yoast free SEO training for beginners

There are many routes to find work as an SEO; use the freelancing job boards like Upwork and Fiverr. But for less competition, get on the phone and call local businesses. Show them your ranked pages and pitch them keywords to rank their web pages for.

16. Dropshipping

A low-cost and fairly simple side hustle in the e-commerce world is dropshipping.

Dropshipping simply means that you as the seller create an online store and brand and source and advertise products relevant to your niche to generate extra cash.

Once a customer makes a purchase, the product is shipped directly from the manufacturer to the customer.

You make the difference between the price you charge the customer & the price the manufacturer charges you.

For example, let’s say you’re in the jewelry niche. You find a lovely silver bracelet you want to sell on a dropshipping marketplace.

The manufacturer is charging $10 per bracelet. You might advertise that bracelet on your site at $30. When a customer buys, the bracelet is shipped directly to the customer & you generate a $20 profit minus other costs.

You never actually own or see the bracelet (except if you ordered samples). You’re effectively getting paid for good advertising!

The goal is to build a strong brand and use dropshipping as a way to test your market before shelling out for private label products yourself.

Screenshot of Spocket website

For more details see my article on dropshipping here.

17. Start a Podcast

A fun and potentially lucrative side hustle idea for women is podcasting!

If you like talking to people to entertain, educate, or inspire, then consider launching a podcast.

Screenshot of sample podcasting profiles

There are podcasts for literally all the topics under the sun from starting a business online to crypto, history, book reviews, parenting, weight loss, cooking, mindfulness, relationships, you name it!

To launch a podcast that has a chance of success, first listen to other popular podcasts to see what kind of content they produce, and how they structure each episode.

Many podcasts follow a few common formats. There is the interview podcast, the solo monologue podcast, or the conversational podcast where the same presenters host the show each week and talk about a niche topic in detail.

To monetize, as your audience grows you can attract significant sponsorship to your podcast and build an entire business using just your podcast only.

However, there are a variety of other ways to make money podcasting including; affiliate offers, selling online courses, using it to talk about your physical products, networking, and building relationships to get speaking gigs or publishing deals, or building an online following for another digital asset, like a website.

If you get to the top, you can charge your most adoring fans for exclusive content. And, if you’re lucky, land a deal with a top podcast publisher like Apple and Spotify for millions of dollars.

Podcast - Joe Rogan Experience

18. Launch a Print On Demand Ecommerce Store

Earlier I talked about selling print-on-demand products on Redbubble.

Another awesome side hustle that requires minimal upfront investment is to launch your own print-on-demand e-commerce store, offering you the opportunity to generate extra cash.

As a quick recap, print on demand says what it does on the tin.

You advertise a blank product from a print-on-demand marketplace adorned with your designs. When a customer purchases, much like dropshipping, the product is shipped directly to the customer.

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  • How to discover your niche and validate your product idea
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Print-on-Demand is one of the fastest growing business models for ecommerce entrepreneurs.

With Print-on-Demand, you have the opportunity to print your own brand and designs on products like t-shirts, phone cases, pillows, hats and even shower curtains. You don’t have to hold any inventory, you simply need to focus on marketing and design, and choose a fulfillment company that will send your customer their product when you receive an order.

In this FREE course you’re learn from serial ecommerce entrepreneur Adrian Morrison, who will teach you the step-by-step process to create your print on demand store from start to scale (the level of success is up to you).

You pocket the difference between what you charge the customer & how much the product costs you.

You’re unfortunately limited to selling only the products available on your print-on-demand marketplace of choice, but these days sites like Printful & Printify offer hundreds of options.

I personally love this business model & even though profit margins are lower due to the high costs of print-on-demand products, if you attract enough sales, it’s a great way to earn money online.

Screenshot of print on demand store

See more details here in my print-on-demand article.

19. Become a Content Marketing Guru

Content marketing is the collective description for raising awareness of a product or service via blogs, video, social media, and other mediums. Content marketing is a dynamic and varied field.

Your primary responsibility will be attracting online traffic and engage audiences at every stage of the sales funnel, so you’ll need to know about marketing and the sales process. This involves crafting compelling and valuable content that resonates with the target audience and drives them towards taking desired actions.

By leveraging your knowledge of marketing principles and the sales process, you can develop and implement effective content strategies to meet the organization’s goals.

As a content marketer, you can work for a single organization or contract out to many at the same time. Your role will be to plan and execute a content strategy to fulfill the goals of the organization.

Content marketing requires you to have all-around abilities. It helps if you know how to write, or at the very least have strong editing skills, and be able to co-ordinate other freelancing content creators.

To excel in content marketing, you need to have a deep understanding of your target audience, their needs, and their preferred communication channels.

By conducting thorough research and staying updated with industry trends, you can create content that resonates with your audience, drives engagement, and ultimately contributes to the success of the organization.

There is a free course at Hubspot To learn content marketing. But, if you only buy one book, then Content Chemistry by Andy Crestodina is considered by many as the bible of Content Marketing.

Image of the book entitled Content Marketing

Content marketing is a growth industry as many organizations wake up to the need for a coherent approach to their overall digital strategy.

20. Become a Coach

While I’m loathed to generalize, women make fantastic coaches!

Our natural ability to listen, empathize and encourage lends itself to this amazing side hustle.

The fastest route to getting your coaching career off the ground is to choose your platform, ie., blog, podcast, youtube, TikTok, etc, and start posting every single day.

Build your audience and add in webinars or live streams.

Give as much value as you can over an hour-long presentation or workshop and tell people where they can sign up to get one-on-one or more specialized group coaching at the end of the session.

Once a potential client has spent an hour or so on a webinar with you they’re far more likely to sign up for more coaching than off the bottom of a blog post or your ‘link in bio’ on IG.

You can also join coaching organizations such as The Life Coach School, where you’ll receive training and certification.

Screenshot of the life coach school youtube homepage

For more steps on becoming a coach, see my post here.

21. Become a Canva Graphic Designer

If you have an eye for design you could become a graphic designer or a specialist Canva graphic designer, allowing you to earn extra cash.

Selling pre-made Canva templates is big business online these days (potentially making $1000 a day) and you can sell them directly on social media, on Etsy, or on your own site, catering to the needs of both online and local business owners.

Sell your graphic design services online on sites such as or anywhere from $5 an hour to $35 an hour.

become a graphic designer on fiverr

Or sell bundles of templates like the awesome bizsister.

Screenshot of Biz Sister sponsored posted

22. Star as a YouTuber

Anyone can set up a YouTube Channel free of charge, all you need is a Google account, and YouTube can become one of the most lucrative side hustle ideas for women.

We’ve all seen the stories about YouTube stars with millions of followers earning astronomical sums of money. But there are thousands of others who make a full-time living with smaller channels.

Vanessa Lau’s channel, for example, is dedicated to helping people become coaches online. She posts videos about every aspect of building a following and earning money online from becoming a content creator and coach. She has been able to leverage her success into lucrative consulting gigs.

Vanessa Lau - YouTube Channel

Vanessa Lau. YouTube Channel.

If the thought of showing your face on camera makes you squirm, then there are lots of different types of videos you can make instead.

  • Unboxing videos
  • Animated explainer videos
  • Cooking videos with a top-down camera
  • Screen-recording videos showing how to use software
  • Motivation videos using stock footage clips
  • Travel videos

You are only limited by your imagination.

23. Become a TikTok star

If you don’t fancy YouTube, these days TikTok is the place to be.

Founded at the end of 2016, TikTok is perhaps the most successful business to evolve out of Coronavirus.

With more people spending a lot more time at home, the app seems to have exploded in popularity, with roughly 1 billion active users acquired to date. This number is growing, and it’s currently one of the hottest and fastest ways for you to build a huge following and monetize your audience.

There are thousands of budding solopreneurs making large amounts of money on TikTok. Some of them are already successful influencers, and others are newcomers to the game and it’s not just youngsters making it big on the channel these days!

Check out Grandma Droniak who’s amassed some 4.3million followers at the grand old age of 92!

Screenshot of grandma_droniak profile in Tiktok

If she can do it, so can you! Here’s how to monetize an audience in order to make money on TikTok.

  1. Donations – TikTok actually has a built-in capability for viewers to send their favorite creator’s money! They first buy “coins” and then send these to their creator who then converts them into “diamonds” and withdraws them to their PayPal account.
  2. Selling products – Much like any other influencer platform, if you have a large following of loyal viewers, you can launch products for them to buy.
  3. Growing and selling accounts – This has been a common practice for years across social media platforms (even if it goes against some guidelines). Brands will pay decent amounts of money to purchase a channel that already has a large following.
  4. Sponsorship – Just like Instagram, companies pay creators to sponsor their products in videos on their account.
  5. Ad revenue – In June 2020, TikTok launched its Creator Fund, with $200 million to share out between creators. The system is nowhere as sophisticated or advanced as the ad revenue program offered on Youtube, but can still allow creators to earn ad revenue if they get large amounts of views each month.

There are a lot of different things you can do to grow a TikTok channel, but the main thing is to deliver some form of entertainment in as little as 10 or 20 seconds.

Much like YouTube, posting frequent content and appealing to a particular demographic is the key to growing on TikTok.

24. Proofreader

Coming down from the starry heights of TikTok stardom, another excellent side hustle for women is proofreading.

If you love to read why not offer your services as a proofreader/editor for the millions of authors penning books, scripts, ebooks, blog posts, editorials, etc.

Once again list your services on a site such as or to get started, and build a portfolio of clients and testimonials to launch your own website advertising your services.

Building your own website will allow you to command higher prices and even build a team of proofreaders if that floats your boat!

Another route for avid readers to earn money from their favorite hobby is to…

25. Get Paid to Read Books

How amazing would it be, to start a side hustle by getting paid to read other people’s books!

Well, these days you can.

Either as a book reviewer or as a book narrator.

Sites such as Kirkus Media, Reedsy Discovery, and Women’s Review of Books, all pay for intelligent, well-thought-out, and well-written, book reviews.

Or if you like the thought of narrating books, sign up with companies such as Audible and ACX and start reading books aloud for money!

If you love to read, then proofreading, editing, reviewing. or narrating books are all fun and lucrative side hustles for women.

26. Start an Email Newsletter

Last but not least on my list of side hustles for women, is to start an email newsletter.

Pick a topic or niche that you love to talk or write about. It could be health, parenting, menopause, fashion, finance, crypto, leadership, meditation, yoga.

Any topic you know has a large passionate audience.

Create several weeks’ newsletters in advance so you can get started with a few week’s content in the bank and sign up for an email platform like Flodesk, ConvertKit or Aweber. Or, use a specialist newsletter service like Substack.

Then choose your promotional platform, whether it be Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc, and start to post content daily, always with a link to join your weekly newsletter.

Over time, you can monetize your email list either via affiliate offers, your own products, or if you use a service like substack, even charge for the newsletter itself.

Screenshot of Substack profile

Starting an email newsletter is a long-term, lucrative and consistent side hustle that can absolutely lead to a full-time lifestyle business income, giving you the freedom to work from anywhere in the world!

Pros and Cons of Side Hustles for Women


  1. Diverse Income Streams: Engaging in side hustles opens up multiple income streams, allowing women to earn money in various ways, from selling products to offering services.
  2. Flexibility for Balancing Life: Side hustles provide the flexibility to work a few hours a day, accommodating personal schedules and allowing women to earn extra income without compromising their day job or family commitments.
  3. Opportunity for Business Ideas: Exploring side hustles presents a gateway to discovering potential business ideas, empowering women to turn their passion or skills into lucrative ventures.
  4. Earning a Few Extra Bucks: Side hustles offer the potential to earn a few extra bucks, enabling women to boost their financial stability and have additional spending money for personal enjoyment or savings.
  5. Utilizing Skills for Extra Income: Leveraging skills in areas such as administrative tasks, babysitting services, or editing college admission essays, provides women with the opportunity to turn their talents into a source of extra income.


  1. Time Commitment: Balancing a side hustle with a day job and other commitments may require a significant time investment, potentially limiting personal time or causing burnout.
  2. Income Variability: Depending on the side hustle, earnings may fluctuate, making it challenging to predict a consistent flow of extra income.
  3. Physical Demands for Certain Side Hustles: Engaging in activities like a food delivery driver or cleaning service may involve physical demands, impacting women who prefer less physically intensive side hustles.

Side Hustles for Women – Summary

We are truly living in a time where it’s easier than ever to start a side hustle, work for yourself and generate an extra income doing something you love to do!

Have a look through this list of side hustles for women and if you want even more options, check out my post 190 Lifestyle Business ideas.

The most important thing is to pick something and get started. Even if it’s not the side hustle you end up growing, the act of starting and learning will open your mind to new possibilities.

Good luck!

Side Hustles for Women – FAQ’s

What side hustle can a woman do?

There are numerous side hustles that anyone, including women, can do based on their skills, interests, and availability. Here are a few examples:

a. Freelance writing or editing: If you’re good with words, consider offering your services as a writer or editor. There are numerous online platforms such as Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr where you can find potential clients.

b. Tutoring: If you have expertise in a certain subject, consider offering tutoring services. This could be done either in-person or online.

c. E-commerce or dropshipping: Platforms like Etsy, eBay, and Shopify make it easy to start your own online store.

d. Consulting: If you have a lot of experience and knowledge in a particular field, you could offer consulting services to businesses or individuals.

e. Blogging/Vlogging: If you have a passion for a specific topic, you could start a blog or a YouTube channel. You can earn money through advertising, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing.

f. Pet sitting or dog walking: If you love animals, consider offering pet sitting or dog walking services. Apps like Rover make it easy to find clients.

g. Rent out your space: If you have an extra room or property, consider renting it out on Airbnb.

How can I make an extra $2000 a month?

Earning an extra $2000 a month is feasible, but it requires careful planning and potentially significant time commitment. Here are some strategies you might consider:

a. Freelancing: As mentioned before, freelance writing, graphic design, programming, and other similar jobs can provide a substantial income depending on the rate you charge and the number of hours you’re able to work.

b. Online courses or webinars: If you have valuable knowledge or skills, you could create an online course or webinar and charge for access.

c. Rent out your space: If you have a spare room or property, listing it on a platform like Airbnb can bring in substantial income, especially if the location is in high demand.

d. Investing: Investing in stocks, bonds, or real estate could potentially generate significant income. However, this strategy involves risk and should be approached with caution and proper research.

How can a woman make extra money on the side?

Many of the options listed above can help a woman make extra money on the side. Other options include:

a. Selling handmade products: If you’re crafty, consider making and selling handmade products, such as jewelry, candles, or clothing. Platforms like Etsy are perfect for this.

b. Virtual assistant: Many businesses hire virtual assistants to help with tasks like email management, scheduling, and customer service.

c. Online surveys or testing websites: While this won’t make you rich, taking online surveys or testing websites can provide a small, steady stream of income.

d. Stock photography: If you’re a talented photographer, consider selling your photos on stock photography websites.

How can women make money?

In addition to traditional employment and the side hustles listed above, women can make money by:

a. Investing: Women can invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate to build wealth over time.

b. Creating and selling products or services: From handmade crafts to digital products like ebooks or courses, women can create and sell their own products or services.

c. Affiliate marketing: This involves promoting other companies’ products and earning a commission on any sales made through your referral link.

d. Building a personal brand: Women can leverage their expertise and interests to build a personal brand. This could involve starting a blog or YouTube channel, or building a following on social media. A strong personal brand can lead to opportunities like sponsorships, collaborations, and speaking engagements.

How can I make $2000 a month side hustle?

To make $2000 a month through side hustles, consider engaging in higher-paying opportunities such as offering specialized services like editing college admission essays, providing administrative tasks for businesses, or launching a side business that caters to corporate events.

What are good side jobs for women?

Good side jobs for women include various options catering to different skills and preferences. Some popular choices include selling digital or physical products online, offering babysitting services, providing cleaning services, or exploring creative ventures such as becoming a Canva graphic designer.

How to make an extra $1,000 a month side hustle?

Making an extra $1,000 a month through side hustles can be achieved by combining different income streams. Consider options like a part-time day job, freelance writing, delivering services like food delivery driver, or selling products on platforms like Amazon to accumulate that extra income.

How can women make extra cash?

Women can make extra cash by exploring side hustles that align with their skills and interests. This can include offering specialized services like editing college admission essays, participating in a delivery service, or selling products online to earn a few extra bucks and have additional spending money.

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