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Raising a child solo has become more common than not these days with many single moms looking for creative ways to make extra money to raise their kids and maintain their lifestyle. Side-hustles like getting a second job or doing consulting work to keep up with the bills and the kids needs are increasing popular and lucrative. If you’re a single mother needing to make some extra money and have the extra time, here are a few easy side-hustles you can consider taking up today and start making some extra cash!
Child Care Provider Side Hustle
If you’re fantastic with kids and/or at home anyway with your own kids then you should consider running a mini-day care or watching other children. If you charge slightly less than the going rate, you can get plenty of work and fast. It’s easier if you’re already part of a community of single mothers to put the word out about your services but if not, don’t worry, there are plenty of websites you can advertise on. Facebook groups, Craigslist or websites like Care.com are great ways to reach people in your area that might be looking for child care.
Kid Taxi Side Hustle
Do you have reliable transportation? Taking and picking up other kids from school, practices, appointments is a great side hustle especially if you are already doing it for your own kids. Many working mothers have a hard time picking up kids from school and would gladly pay someone (like you) to do it. Start with a few of your friends or neighbors and establish what services you wish to offer and at what fee.
Errand Runner Side Hustle
Many working woman are looking for help since they can’t do it all. They don’t have time to run errands, make dinner, or get the shopping done. If you work from home or have the time to run errands for others then this is a great side hustle for you. You can do it anytime that suits you as long as the customers expectations are met and it does not interfere with your normal routine. You can pair grocery shopping and errands with your own to save time. Talk to friends, other single moms, people at your kids school or post to Facebook groups about your willingness to help others out with their errands. a
Consulting Work Side Hustle
There are literally hundreds of different tasks that you can “consult” for someone else and get paid. Do you like cleaning houses, are you good with numbers or is your current day job at a tax department like GST Lawyer Toronto firm? You can use your prior education or current work experience to provide services to others including single moms. Whether it’s filing tax returns or cleaning houses, you can bet people in your community are looking for these side-hustles!