How to Earn a Second Income as an SSI Mermaid

Mermaiding has fast become a popular activity within the aquatic world, with mermaid events, meet-ups, festivals, conventions, and competitions happening throughout the year worldwide. There is no denying that it is fun to be a mermaid! So, why not take it a step further? Put your passion to work and earn a decent income introducing others to the world of mermaiding while supporting your mermaid lifestyle. Read on for our top tips to earn a second income as an SSI Mermaid.

Live the Dream – Become an SSI Mermaid.

The SSI Mermaid course is a fantastic resource for those looking to expand their underwater horizons. Not only is mermaiding a new way to explore the underwater world, but it can also be a unique, fun way to earn a second income.

Mermaids are comfortable moving around in the aquatic environment while wearing a monofin (aka mermaid tail) and holding their breath for extended periods of time. 

Ask any SSI Mermaid, and they will tell you that there is something about being able to create a strong kick in a single motion that makes you feel empowered and free!

Start living your dream by enroling in the SSI Mermaid course online today.

Here are 6 ways you can earn a second income as an SSI Mermaid:

1. Become an SSI Mermaid Instructor.

Becoming a Mermaid Instructor is the perfect way to make money doing what you love. 

You will instill happiness and joy in all of your mermaid students, help make them more comfortable in and around water, and give them an appreciation for our aquatic resources! 

SSI’s high-quality standards and personalized training make it easy to become a professional SSI Mermaid Instructor. You will learn how to create safe and comfortable mermaid students and certify all mermaid student levels. 

2. Become a Mermaid Model.

If you are passionate about your mermaid lifestyle, becoming a mermaid model is an excellent way to earn a second income.

Believe it or not, thanks to the popularity of mermaids, many businesses and party planners are often looking for models to pose in mermaid attire.

You can work as a mermaid model at corporate events, trade shows, birthday parties, and other types of gatherings.

Besides being charismatic, make sure you invest in the following three items to become a successful mermaid model:

  • A fancy mermaid tail with a matching top.
  • Ocean-themed jewelry items.
  • Good-quality mermaid make-up. 


Being a mermaid model is relatively simple once you are decked out in these items. Sit back, pose with passersby, and just be your true mermaid self. 

At times, even in-water mermaid models are needed to simply perch on a pool deck or swim around in a pool. 

Some aquariums hire mermaid models to swim underwater and wave to guests through the aquarium glass. 

To tap into your full potential as a mermaid model, it is vital to keep your breath-hold and mermaid swimming skills sharp to take advantage of those mermaid model opportunities.


3. Host Mermaid Birthday Parties.

Being a mermaid is at the core of most little girls’ fantasies. You can help make their dreams come true by hosting mermaid birthday parties. 

There is a wide range of ways to offer these engaging events, from simply posing as a mermaid for pictures and offering mermaid-themed face painting to all-out mermaid time in the pool.

If you are serious about being hired for mermaid birthday parties, consider purchasing a range of mermaid tails for kids and adults to wear at the party in the pool. 

Many mermaid birthday party hosts offer instruction on wearing and swimming in a mermaid tail and in-water playtime. 

Mermaid birthday parties are great acquisition tools for Mermaid Instructors to fill their mermaid classes. 

And the best part is that mermaid birthday parties are not just for children! 

The growing popularity of mermaiding makes a mermaid-themed birthday party especially appealing to adults who want to try out the mermaid lifestyle.


4. Host Mermaid Events.

Getting both men and women into the water to try mermaiding and express themselves freely does not have to be limited to birthday parties. 

Consider hosting various mermaid-themed events such as mermaid getaways, mermaid clinics, and even mermaid-themed vacations. You are limited only by your imagination!

5. Become a Mermaid Photographer.

One of the most appealing things about mermaiding is that it makes you feel beautiful. And posing as a mermaid is a unique sentiment that appeals to a wide range of people today. 

Not only can you charge for your photography services, but you can make up an entire mermaid photography package that includes:

  • Mermaid hair styling.
  • Mermaid make-up.
  • A mermaid photoshoot. 
  • Digital or printed mermaid images.

If you want to set your SSI Mermaid business apart, consider investing in an underwater camera to take underwater mermaid photos. Then you can offer both top-side and underwater mermaid portraits.


6. Run Mermaid Summer Camps.

If there is one thing parents dread the most about summer break, it is keeping their kids busy when schools are out of session.

Summer camps are a very popular choice amongst parents who have to work during the week, allowing kids to experience themed activities under adult supervision. 

Running weekly mermaid summer camps is an excellent way to make extra money throughout the summer. 

You can plan themed days for your mermaid summer camp, such as:

  • Mermaid make-up day.
  • In-water mermaid swimming training day.
  • Mermaid-themed game day.
  • Mermaid Olympics.

As you can see, there are multiple ways to make money as a mermaid. 

These ideas are just the beginning of a long list of ways to promote your mermaid lifestyle while earning a second income. 

Your earning potential is only limited by your creativity and drive to go out and market your programs. So, what are you waiting for? Get mermaiding today!