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10 Side Jobs For Single Moms

Ever heard of the phrase “there’s more than one way to skin a cat”? Well, as a single mom, I’ve learned there really is more than one way to skin a cat, figuratively speaking of course. What I mean is there are so many different ways to make money as a single mom, even in a pandemic. So if you’re looking for extra cash, here are 10 side jobs for single moms. 

10 Side Jobs for Single Moms

There are many ways to make some extra money out there if you really need it. If you’re a single mom, there’s so much that you can do to get some extra cash. With the holidays upon us, I’m sure we could all use some extra money. Below are some great side hustles for single moms to bring in a nice amount of extra cash. 

1) Tutoring

Were you good at school subjects such as Math and English?

Do you enjoy helping people learn something they struggle with?

Maybe you know a foreign language and are looking for a way to capitalize on that during the pandemic?

Well, tutoring would be great for you!

I tutor in my spare time and it can be very profitable. My chosen fields of study are Math and English (which is why I mentioned it earlier, lol). With the need for tutors becoming increasingly high, you can potentially become a very successful tutor

On top of being a great way to make money, it can be incredibly fulfilling. Just watching someone catch on to something you’ve taught them is such a great feeling!

Side Jobs for Single Moms2) Baby-sitting

If you really enjoy children, this is a great opportunity to get paid while enjoying the kiddos.

With everything going on, I’m sure there are people looking for a steady babysitter while they work or run their business. If you’re looking for a little extra cash, you can ask family and friends with children to really get started.

If you’re serious about making babysitting a successful side job, you can find babysitting jobs on sites like (FYI – you can also find tutoring jobs here) and Sittercity

Related: 50+ High-Paying Side Hustles for Single Moms

3) Virtual Assisting

Another one of the great side jobs for single moms to do is virtual assisting.

It is a good way to bring in some extra cash on the side. You can: 

  • set your own hours
  • work from home

Working as a virtual assistant can be a good way to put your secretarial skills to the test. You can also build other skills while you’re at it, all from the comfort of your home!

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4) Social Media Management

If you’re tech savvy and have a little knowledge about social media, you can use those skills to become a social media manager.

You learn to smoothly operate between different social media accounts such as:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Those are the big sites that most small businesses use to promote their businesses.

Since I’ve spent a lot of my time perfecting my use of social media (ie. using it personally for many hours on my own!), I figure that I might as well put those skills to use! As a single mom, this has been a great way for me to spend my time and make money.

You might even find out that you’re into marketing (like I did). You can find ways to help people with their social media by looking on sites like fiverr and flexjobs

Related: How to Make Money Managing and Growing a Twitter Account

5) Become a MUA

If you’re good at getting glammed up, this would be a perfect place to start a side job. There are so many ways you could promote your business as a makeup artist, or MUA. You can promote by doing makeup tutorials in your spare time on Instagram and YouTube. You can build up your clients and build up your views and potentially rake in a ton of money. 

stop listening to personal finance gurus - blogging6) Freelance Writing

Do you like writing? Well, I certainly do! It’s another great side job that can definitely bring in some extra money.

There are many different types of freelance writing, including: 

  • script writing
  • content creation
  • copywriting
  • editing

That’s just to name a few. If you’re really serious about freelance writing, there are tons of freelance writing jobs out there.

Related: 44 Side Jobs for Single Moms 

7) Sell Online Courses

Do you have knowledge that you feel other people could use? Well, this could be a great opportunity to create courses to sell that knowledge and make some money!

Any subject can be a great topic to start an online course, including: 

  • Art 
  • Sewing
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Marketing 
  • Business Skills

Those are just some of the big trending topics. However, you can create online courses on just about anything! 

8) Amazon Fulfillment

Driving for amazon fulfillment can be a good side job. You can make money driving around just to deliver packages. Also, you can use your own vehicle now! You don’t have to be confined to simply using one of their amazon fulfillment vans. 

how to save money on groceries9) Grocery Delivery

As long as you have your own vehicle, this can be a great opportunity as a single mom to rake in some cash.

You can become a grocery deliverer through…

  • Postmates
  • Shipt
  • Instacart

 I don’t know about you but I really enjoy the grocery store (it’s a peaceful place) so doing grocery delivery has been super amazing. But, you obviously need to get some help with your little one(s) if you’re headed to the stores and making deliveries.

10) BabyQuip

If you’re a mom, you probably already have a ton of baby stuff that you’re not using. Have you ever thought about putting some items to work? Stuff like…

  • cribs
  • high chairs
  • baby monitors
  • car seats
  • toys
  • or even snacks!

If you live in a town that people visit often, you could really rake in some cash here. Just sign up with BabyQuip, list the items that you have that you could rent out, and then see who might be willing to rent it in the future! If they rent your stuff, YOU make money! It’s as simple as that!

Side Jobs for Single Moms – What’s Your Pick?

There are many different side jobs for single moms out there. You just have to make sure you’re looking in the right places.

If you’ve been looking for ways to make some extra cash, these suggestions can be a great place to start! And just remember, if you don’t try anything, you’ll make zero dollars 100% of the time! But, if you try something, it might just work! Heck, it could even turn into your full-time gig!

Do you have any other side jobs that can be useful? Have you considered any of these side jobs to help yourself?

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AUTHOR LaTia Longuemire

My name is LaTia Longuemire. I enjoy writing, singing, and cooking in my spare time. My passion is helping others. At this stage in my lifetime, I'm primarily focused on my children. They are everything that keeps my world spinning.

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