When business gurus and professionals are talking and giving ideas they tend to forget about single moms especially the ones that are with young children that need 24 hours attention. This article will help people in that category to see business in a different way even with their 9 to 5 job and their baby/babies.
I realize you don’t want all the extra money you make to go to additional child care, especially since childcare costs are skyrocketing. That’s why you need to look for side hustles that can be run from home or when your children are in school. However, you can also create free childcare by asking another parent (or parents) to watch your children for a few hours (and you can return the favor later on). If you’re lucky, this can become a permanent solution so you can set a regular schedule.
The Following side hustles are perfect for single moms
1. Accounting And Bookkeeping
If you have a background in finance or something close then this can be a good opportunity to make money with ease
Start by checking out the websites and places you can get clients from and the possibility of getting clients.
If you can run your business from home, but can’t have clients come to your house, you can always schedule meetings at their homes or offices. You can also rent meeting space from an executive suite company or co-working space that allows you to rent by the day or by the hour or you can have online meetings which I will really recommend.
Aside for the meetings you have to have with your clients, all the other exercise can be done during work hours, but you need to make sure that it does not affect your job for that day.
2. Education And Extracurricular Activities
There are so many online course websites that take instructors and pay them for their lessons, you can make use of this, and also it is easy because you can create your videos anytime and post it.
Your lesson has to be educative, with a high-quality video to make people enjoy it.
Also, With the number of college applications rising every year, there’s also plenty of opportunities to help older teenagers. You can help them write their college essays or complete applications, provide consulting to help with college selection or financial aid and provide test preparation services
3. Home Deliveries And Driving
Who says a woman cannot be an Uber driver, driving for taxi companies like this is flexible and easy to do. find the right time to do this and return home even before your baby will know what is happening.
The best thing about being a “gig worker” for home delivery and driving services is that you can work when you want and as often as you want. This makes it ideal for single moms with unpredictable schedules
Learn or Develop a craft, you can start making money from whatever you are making from the comfort of your home.
Selling online is an ideal side hustle for a single mom since you don’t have to leave your house to do it (well, except to mail your products). You may even be able to get your kids involved making or packaging the products. You can also sell your crafts at local crafts fairs, swap meets or crafts cooperatives on weekends. Finally, reach out to local boutique retailers to see if they’d be interested in selling your products. Offer to put a trial display on consignment so they only pay you if products sell.