Not everyone is interested in starting their own business. However, most people are looking for ways to earn extra cash. It’s hard enough for mothers to find the balance between home and work life, and sometimes adding the additional hours from a part-time job can take you away from your family even more. Part-time jobs such as working retail obviously require you to work late hours and weekends, causing you to miss out on quality time with the kids. Rather than sacrifice your family time, you could easily pick up a side hustle and earn extra money in your spare time.
1. Cosmetic Sales Representative
If you’re excellent at things like giving out fashion advice, applying makeup, or just selling things that women love, then you’ll certainly have fun being an independent cosmetic sales representative. Major cosmetic companies like Avon and Mary Kay pay representatives on a commission basis. The more products you sell, the more money you’re able to bring in each week. Host parties at your home, sell to clients on the weekends, or even leave a catalog in the cafeteria at your office and earn a decent wage.
Added Perk: Many cosmetic companies provide discounts for the actual representatives. So making a living this way will also allow you to get the cosmetics, jewelry, and other accessories you’re interested in at an affordable price.
2. Health Insurance Sales Rep
Health insurance is booming this year as everyone scrambles to find affordable coverage. Since the government is cracking down on those without insurance, selling health insurance policies certainly shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. There are health insurance companies such as USHealth Group that advertise their ability to provide affordable, customizable insurance to those in need. With a quick online search, you can also see reviews from representatives of USHealth Group Insurance so you can learn firsthand whether or not the job is a good fit for you.
Added Perk: Your child’s health is obviously important to you, so if you don’t have affordable insurance through your current employer, you have the added advantage of being able to get a reasonably priced health insurance package through the company you’re selling for.
3. Home and Lifestyle Product Sales Rep
Tupperware, candles, dietary supplements, household products, you name it; there are companies that are deciding to have independent sales representatives sell the products for them. Like the other described positions, these independent sales positions give you a commission for every product you sell. If you have the gift of gab and select a product that is in demand, you should have no problem in generating a reasonable side income.
Added Perks: What mom doesn’t need home and lifestyle products? Imagine being able to get the things you need for yourself and your family for a fraction of the costs you’d pay in stores.
Why Being an Independent Sales Rep Works
Why does being an independent sales rep make the best side hustle? While it may not be right for everyone, if you’re not interested in all the responsibilities that go into a home-based business or being a small business owner, this is the next best way to earn a living. You set your hours, sell to who you want and how you want and earn a reasonable income that can come in handy.
So if you’re struggling to make ends meet but don’t want to sacrifice any more of your family time than you have to, consider the possibilities of selling a product or service. Independent sales reps have all of the flexibilities of an entrepreneur without all the liabilities. It can be a great way for you to earn a living on the side. It can also be an excellent way to test the waters to see if you’re ready to consider a home-based business opportunity full time.