16 Side Hustles For Working Single Moms to Earn Extra Money


In this article, we’ll talk about 16 side hustles for working single moms…

1. A Blogger

This is one of the latest rages, being a blogger. (or maybe I am biased because I am one)

All you need to have to become a blogger is an answer to someone’s burning question, a solution to a problem or even a fun inspirational idea or 2.

There is always someone who wants to know about something, so whatever knowledge you, create your own blog and get the information out.

You don’t really need any experience, you just need to know how to communicate with people and how to connect with others.

The best part is, you don’t have to have any technical website experience.

There are a ton of resources online to learn about blogging, the one thing that helped me go from $0.00 to a full time income (for FREE) is this specific blogging course.

She is a great resource for learning all you need to know about setting up your own blog from start to finish. Her paid courses do not disappoint either!

Here’s a quick run down to plant the seed:

The first thing you need to do is identify your niche (the subject you want to blog about) – what do you want to talk about, because you got to have something to talk about.

Choose a domain name, get a theme, add your content, then you can monetize through affiliate marketing and advertisement.

Most of that sounds easier said than done, so having a solid foundation and someone to help you through it makes it even easier and faster to get it off the ground confidently.

Here are 27 Reasons to Start a Blog Today

2. Sell on Etsy

Everybody’s selling stuff. Selling crafts can become very profitable and Etsy is definitely a way to sell crafts because most of you are definitely Etsy shoppers, so you know it’s a way to sell crafts.

If you are crafty, if you are good with your hands, you can sell t-shirts, paper products, budgeting stickers, cash envelopes, or anything you can make and think is useful for others.

3. Direct Sales Agent

You have two levels when it comes to direct sales agent jobs.

You have multi-level marketing and single-level marketing.

In regards to single-level marketing, you pretty much just sell.

You sell for the company that you work for. Now, with multi-level marketing, you have a team.

Your team is broken up where you have people that are selling and you get a commission based on what they’re selling and you’re selling as well with flexible timing.

All in all, you pretty much run the business how you want.

If you love selling and you love to work at your own pace, you must try a direct sales job.

4. Catering Business Owner

If you’re somebody that loves to cook, this is right up your alley.

However, you know there are some pros and cons. You have to be very prompt, and you have to be able to jump on demand because you may have some clients with challenging demands.

That said, you got to have been kind of flexible to move how they want you to move.

You need to know people that you can pull together quickly to get some services done for your clients.

You also have to think about different licenses and different permits that you need to have in order to run your business.

All in all, if you like to cook, this is for you.

5. A Workshop Host

Now, this is where side hustles become fun. You have sip and paint, you have cooking one-on-one, you have a wide variety of different workshops that you can host.

If you don’t wanna do it at home, which some people do, all you got to do is run out in a small space for a nominal fee. Create a business plan, determine what’s your cut and what’s your teacher’s cut, because you got to have a teacher.

You have to decide how that’s going to go.

As for your working place, decorate that space, get over what types of equipment you’re going to use because if you’re doing cooking, you got to have some have a stove and if you’re doing paint and sip, you got to have supplies because when the teacher comes, they’re not necessarily bringing all that stuff.

Set up your monthly workshops, invite your teachers, and make money.

6. Online Tutoring

To be an online tutor is a plus to everyone because you could be paid like $30 an hour while only tutoring a couple of kids max.

There are a variety of places that you can check into that have online tutoring all year.

Now, with the pandemic around, online tutoring jobs are highly more appreciated and searched for.

Once you gain some experience, you can teach to VIP kids, getting paid much more per hour and teaching fewer kids at a time.

7. Freelance Writer

This is another opportunity, like blogging, to jump on if you really like writing.

You can help individuals out in regards to writing resumes, technical writing, creating business plans, copywriting, content writing, editing, proofreading, etc.

If this is what you would like to do, jump on that, because these things are very scalable and there is big money here.

8. Sell Intellectual Property

That’s the biggest thing to do now, sell intellectual property. Everywhere you look, somebody’s writing an eBook, so why can’t you write an eBook? But about what?

Well, being a single parent may be something you would know a thing or two about…

Everybody has something they could talk about. Somebody wants to listen to you or somebody wants to read what you have written.

Online courses are another thing you can hop on.

Almost every YouTube influencer that’s big has a course for something, and you surely have signed up for some, whether it is budgeting, selling, or other topics of interest for you.

That said, create an online course because you have a skill, everybody has a skill or a talent. You can definitely create a course on something.

You can sell stock photos through istockphoto or shuttershot. If you are musically inclined, you can sell music beats through Modify or SoundCloud.

If you are into exercising and working out, create meal plans and workout plans for individuals.

The possibilities are endless!

9. Bookkeeping and Accounting

A popular side hustle for moms is bookkeeping or accounting.

Ladies, you can do this from home, and you can do it full time or part time from the comfort of your own home.

If you need some help with that, there are courses you can take online at a nominal price, and learn what you need to learn.

Fill out the application and you can become a bookkeeper or accountant.

10. Online Adjunct Professor

If you like the idea of being an adjunct professor but don’t have the time to do it physically, you can do it online.

You can teach online at a university or college, the only requirement with that though, is you have to have a graduate degree in the field that you want to teach in, and that’s very important.

There are needs all the time, especially now that we’re on quarantine, everything’s online.

11. Cleaning Service

People want stuff done and they want things clean.

People need help with cleaning all the time, you have people that are moving out and they want you to clean that space so they can prepare for the next person, like apartment complexes, that’s definitely needed.

Real estate agents can use you or request your services for homes that are on the market, that’s also definitely needed.

A lot of times people have large events and they need people to clean up after the event, that’s something you can do as well.

You also have standard cleaning and deep cleaning jobs, the national average of this is about $25 to $50 an hour per cleaner, so that’s some good money.

You can also charge based on the house size, the room size, or the job. This can easily be done on nights and weekends.

12. Grocery Shop for Others

Another side hustle is getting paid to grocery shop.

There are companies like Shipt or Instacart, where you can simply sign up on your phone and start working.

They will send orders to you and you’ll be able to go to grocery stores, shopping for other people.

Now, this is a side hustle that will require you to have some form of transportation and more than likely a mobile device, so just keep that in mind as far as the requirements.

Along with doing delivery services, you also have food delivery like Door Dash and Uber Eats.

It is as simple as it was with the grocery shopping, except with this, you’ll just be going and picking up someone’s food order and delivering it to their door.

Again, with this one, it requires you to have some form of transportation, but don’t let the fear of not having personal transportation stop you as most companies provide you with it.

13. T-shirt Designer

Everybody can make t-shirts.

You can be the type of designer that just creates the images and you just sell the images.

There are tons of programs where you can research companies, you can research online where you just create the design and upload it for people to purchase and put it on the shirt. You can even sell these designs on Etsy!

However, you can create the design and make the shirt yourself to sell it physically too.

You can start from selling to individuals online to scaling up and selling to businesses, schools, organizations, or even enterprises if you wanna get fancy.

14. Item Flipping

This side hustle is one of the latest rages.

You buy items that are second-hand you, spruce them up, refurbish them, relist them, flip them and bam, you make a profit.

People are doing that all the time, I dabbled into it a bit as well.

There is big money in item flipping, people flip everything, they buy old cars and flip them, they buy houses, broke-down houses, they fix them up and flip them, people flip almost everything.

But you can start with items you find at a thrift store. you can flip these items on eBay, Amazon, and even local marketplaces online.

There is definitely money to be made with item flipping.

15. A Personal Trainer

You can be a personal trainer especially now because we all sitting around at home, gaining weight.

A lot of people are working on getting back on track with their physical appearance everyday.

That said, you can be a personal trainer and you can train people online, you don’t have to necessarily go to them now.

It’s so amazing how this past quarantine has brought out so many avenues, so many different ways to meet the needs of a client to make money, virtually.

You cannot allow the social restrictions to keep you from making money.

There are many ways to train people, so if you are into personal fitness and health, jump on the bandwagon and become a personal trainer.

You can make between 20 to 40 an hour and even more as you gain more experience and clients.

16. A Voice Actor

Finishing the list with a unique side hustle, if you have a distinct or pleasant voice, you could be a voice actor.

You can record scripts for commercials, you can do television film voiceovers, you can do voice-overs for commercials, etc.

Have you ever thought about those commercials where you see the product but you never see the people, but you always hear the voice?

That’s what those people do and they make money doing that.

You can average $20 an hour and the people don’t even have to see you, all they know about you is how your voice sounds.

There you have it, 16 of the best side hustles for working single moms in 2022.

Pick any of those jobs and if it doesn’t peak your fancy, go online and research something that is of interest to you, that you can monetize and make money from.

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Jennifer LoVerde

Hey there! Jennifer here, and I run this website. I am a mommy to one amazing little boy + Childcare and development professional (10+ yrs). I created this website to provide useful information about pregnancy and newborn care, & inspire you to live your best mom life!

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