Growing up in a single-parent household, I know how real it can get at times. Salute to all the single moms and fathers putting in the work. My mom ensured my siblings and I was cared for as a kid. There may be some single mothers out there struggling financially right now. I want you to know that you got this. Things will get better for you. Today, I want to share thirty side hustles for single moms. Hopefully, you’ll find a few work from home jobs for moms you like.
Side Hustles for Single Moms
If you’re a mother who likes to make jewelry and accessories, consider selling them on Etsy. It only takes a little to get your shop up and to run. It costs $0.20 to post a listing. Etsy also charges a 3.5% transaction fee on the sale price.
Are you good at cleaning? If yes, consider cleaning houses for a few hours during the weekend. Everyone doesn’t like to clean. Some people will pay you to clean their homes or apartments. To get started, check with your family or friends and see if they know anyone looking for a house cleaner.
Sell Your Hair
Number three on the list of side hustles for single mothers is interesting. Believe it or not, you can sell your hair and make some quick cash. People buy hair for different reasons, such as for wigs. Why not make a little change on the side for something that only takes a couple of months to grow?
Online surveys are another side hustle for single mothers that is pretty easy. This one can be done at work during your lunch break. While you won’t get rich off surveys, you can make a couple hundred dollars each month. Below are some companies that you can sign up for.
If you’re a single mother that likes to write, you can create an ebook. There are thousands of topics that you can write about. You should find something that you’re passionate about or something that you are an expert on. As a single mother, you can write a guide to give other single mothers tips.
If you love dogs, you should consider this side hustle. Dog walkers can make between $25-$35 per walk. That’s good if you can schedule multiple walks per week. Rover is a website to start with. Learn more about it here.
The following side hustle for single moms is babysitting on the side. Since you already have a kid, you are used to dealing with them. Babysitting can be easy money for you.
If you don’t have an idea for an ebook but still want to make money writing, you can become a freelance writer. There are hundreds of opportunities that you can look into. From time to time, bloggers are looking for help with writing. Check out Upwork, The Problogger Job Board, and Craigslist to learn about those gigs.
Teach Online Classes
You can teach classes online if you have a degree in a particular subject or are an expert. You can run your course through sites like Teachable, Udemy, or YouTube.
Amazon is one of the largest online marketplaces in the world. According to Alexa, it is the 11th-ranked website for global traffic. Why not tap into some of that traffic and earn some money? I have friends selling all types of stuff on Amazon. My friend Sandy sells t-shirts, mugs, and more. She’s made over $100,000 selling on Amazon part-time. She has an Amazon course that will help you get started. It’s called Starting Your Amazon Side Hustle.
You could always sell on eBay if you’re unsure about selling on Amazon. Selling on eBay is one of my favorite side hustles. I opened an eBay store because I’ve been finding more things to sell. I would go over the allotted free listings (50 free each month) that I would get. I like selling on eBay a lot. There is always money to be made. You do have to research your items, though.
Check Out: 10 Posts That Will Help Your eBay Business
Many businessmen and women need virtual assistants. VAs do several tasks, such as answering e-mails, editing articles, creating Pinterest images, etc. The VA positions can be work from home jobs for Moms.
The next thing on the list of side hustles for single moms is to do makeup on the side. There will always be weddings, pageants, and other events going on. That means that you will always have the opportunity to find clients.
Can you throw it down in the kitchen? Do you have a favorite dish your friends and family love and can’t get enough of? If the answer is yes, consider starting a home food business. You can sell dinner plates or baked goods. Make sure you check the laws in your area first. If everything is good, tell your friends and family about your new business. You never know what may happen. You could have a full-fledged food business in a year or two.
Have you ever heard of mystery shopping? Mystery shopping is when a consumer is paid to evaluate a business. You may be asked to review a company’s customer service or product as a mystery shopper. It’s typically easy work that shouldn’t take too long to do. Second to None and Jancyn are two companies that you can consider.
Many people (including myself) need help with designing things online. If you are a pro at Photoshop or Gimp, you will make money as a graphic designer. People need logos and online flyers all the time. As a graphic designer, you can be the go-to person for many people.
Check Out: How to Create a T-Shirt Mockup in Photoshop
Create a Website
The following side hustle for single moms is to create a website. Some people think you can make a site and instantly profit from it. It doesn’t work like that. This will take time. You must find a niche and create valuable content that people will read. It’s more complicated than some people make it out to be. Many people start blogging only to quit in less than six months. I want people to know the truth when starting a blog. If you are interested in blogging and work hard, it will eventually pay off. I know bloggers that make anywhere from $1000 – $100,000 per month with their blogs. You can be that next one and motivate other single mothers.
Check Out: How to Start a Blog
Sell Shirts Online
Do you like fashion? Have you considered selling t-shirts? You can make a lot of money if you have a good design. You can use a site like Teespring or Merch by Amazon. With those sites, you don’t have to spend money on anything. All you have to do is upload a design and promote it. When something sells, you get a percentage of it.
If you have an extra room in your house, you can list it on Airbnb. Depending on where you live, you could make money every weekend. For more information about Airbnb, go here.
Become an Uber Driver
If you have a car, you can become an Uber driver. The best part about driving for Uber is that you set your own hours. You can drive around whenever you have the time. You can choose where to drive and when to drive. You’ll also get paid weekly. So whether you go out for a couple of hours or the whole day, you can drive as many hours as you want.
Uber is one of the best side hustles for single moms because they don’t have to deal with demanding bosses. Again, you can make your own schedule. You turn on the app when you want to work. It’s very easy to get started as an Uber driver. You have to sign up and get started.
Sign up for Uber here.
Sell a Service on Fiverr
Don’t think you’re limited to only making five bucks at Fiverr. You can charge much more, and how much you can charge depends on your account level. New sellers should offer cheaper rates or give customers more than others. Why? You need to build up your account and get reviews. You can always increase your prices later on or decrease the number of services that you offer for the price.
Fiverr gets overlooked by too many people. Don’t let that happen to you. If you have a skill or a talent, you should use it to make money on Fiverr. Everyone reading this can make money doing something on Fiverr, and it doesn’t have to be hard work.
Learn more about Fiverr here.
Become a Podcast Editor
All serious podcasters need someone to edit their podcast. You can work from home doing this, and you can start by using free software such as Audacity. You can make money by editing podcast episodes, which is an easy freelance job.
You don’t need a fancy computer or a super-fast internet connection to edit podcasts. You can do this on any computer that you have. However, if you still need to learn how to use a computer and don’t have one, I suggest you buy an inexpensive but fast desktop computer aimed at home users.
Be a Comment Moderator for a Well Known YouTuber
Well-known YouTubers get all kinds of comment spam on their videos. They don’t have time to delete all the spam their videos get. You can get a job deleting spam or unwanted comments for these YouTubers, and it’s not that difficult. All you have to do is read the comments and determine if they’re spam or unwanted.
You’ll have steady work being a comment moderator because there are all kinds of spammers on YouTube and people who leave hateful comments on videos. Doing this job right will make you a valuable asset for many YouTubers. The work is easy to get, and you don’t need any experience to get started.
Sell Pictures on Stock Photography Sites
I’ve noticed a considerable increase in people looking for quality stock photography online. This is because all graphics and images are needed these days, and people need beautiful pictures to help them create fantastic blog posts. This is a great side hustle for single mothers.
I’ve been using stock photo sites for years and know many others are. If you have a digital camera, take it with you throughout your day and snap some snapshots of things that you find interesting. You can build up a portfolio on a stock photo site by taking pictures less than a couple of hours per week. The nice thing about stock photo sites is they can become a great source of passive income if you sell many pictures.
Do Voiceovers for Audiobooks
Audiobooks are beginning to become more and more popular. You can narrate ebooks, children’s books, or any other book already created. You can narrate a book and then sell it on Amazon. This takes time, but you’ll make plenty of money.
ACX is the best place to go if you want to do audiobooks. Many people are looking for voiceover artists at ACX, and finding work should be easy if you have a professional-speaking voice. You can earn a flat fee for every book you narrate or opt for a cut of the royalties for every audiobook sold.
Turn Your Kitchen Into a Catering Company
If you have the space, you can turn your kitchen into a catering service and cater to all kinds of events. You’ll need to check with your local health department on all the laws and regulations for starting a catering company. If you’re the type who loves to cook, then this can be a great side hustle for you. It’s also something you can do if you want a career in cooking.
If you want to run your own catering company, it’s easy to start. You can start by placing ads online or in your local newspaper. You can also get a catering gig at a venue or an event. You’ll have to contact the venue several weeks in advance, but they may be willing to give you a chance if you give them a deal they can’t refuse.
Sell Homemade Soap at Flea Markets, Online, and at Craft Fairs
You can make your soap at home and sell it to interested people. It’s easy to do this, but you have to know how to do this. It’s not hard to learn, though. You can get all the supplies for making soap using about $20.
You can sell your soap at flea markets, on Etsy, or online using eBay if you want to. I have friends who love handmade items. It’s a great way to make decent cash in your spare time.
Shovel Snow in the Wintertime
If you are an active single mom, this one is for you. Because people need more time to shovel snow, many hire someone else to do it for them. If you live where it snows, this can be a great side hustle. Do snow shoveling for other people and make some extra money during winter.
You don’t need a truck or any expensive equipment to do this. You can buy a small snow shovel and be off to the races. Some people want their driveways and walkways shoveled. If you already have a snow blower, the job will be much easier, and you can service many more clients.
Deliver Groceries for Instacart
Instacart is a service that many people use. You get paid to shop in any grocery store, and you can deliver groceries to people’s homes and do it at your convenience. It’s an easy way to make money, and it doesn’t require any experience. You can choose when you want to do Instacart. As with many of these side hustles, the more you work, the more money you will make.
Dropshipping is a unique side hustle. It’s a retail fulfillment strategy where a website doesn’t hold inventory of the goods it offers. Instead, a store that sells a product buys it from a third party and arranges for direct delivery to the buyer. This does away with the need for inventory control and shipping logistics. You can make some decent money dropshipping depending on what the product is.
The final item on this list is Rakuten, formerly ebates. It’s not technically a side hustle, but it’s something that you can make money with. Rakuten will give you money back from each purchase if you shop a lot online. Once you reach a specific limit, your money is deposited into your bank account. To learn more about Rakuten and to get $10, check them out here.
Selling Feet Pictures
Selling images of their feet as a means of making quick cash is becoming more and more popular. To start making money, create a profile and post images of your feet. It’s not automatically sexually explicit stuff because the majority of the images on the selling platforms are just plain pictures of feet without any explicit material. One of the biggest foot photo selling sites, FeetFinder, enables merchants to sign up in only a few minutes.
I know it can be challenging for single mothers sometimes, but as 2pac said, keep your head up. Hopefully, one of the side hustles listed in this post can help you make extra money.
Jason Butler is the owner of My Money Chronicles, a website where he discusses personal finance, side hustles, travel, and more. Jason is from Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Savannah State University with his BA in Marketing. Jason has been featured in Forbes, Discover, and Investopedia.