Being a single mom or dad in these fast-changing times can be tough as well as challenging. Granted, a stay-at-home mom is a full-time job in itself but it is not a paid one. And the financial burden that being single moms exert is enough to burn a hole in one’s pockets. This is because these days, even being able to afford a home requires a fortune.
In a tough situation like this, any help would be a welcoming one for single moms, right?
The good news? Even these ‘unpaid’ and ‘unrewarded’ single moms can find a way to get paid. The answer lies in ways that a single mother can use to start earning—that too from the confines of their homes, without the hassle of going out.
Here are some of the ways single moms can start earning at home today.
1. Start Blog Writing
For those moms who love to write and are good at it, blog writing is the best way they can make some extra bucks without leaving their homes. Everyone these days has a blog and writing one is not tough either. All you need is a knack for writing. However, blog writing requires self-discipline and a sense of responsibility. You have got to keep writing blogs, even on days when you don’t feel like it. The plus point is you get to choose what your blog will be about, what products you can promote, and when you can write at your own ease. You can choose if your blog will be about fashion, home décor, or even food—the possibilities are endless!
2. Engage in Affiliate Marketing
The interesting thing about affiliate marketing is that you don’t need to have your own products and services to earn an appreciable amount of money. You just have to promote other peoples’ products and voila!—you can collect a pie for the sale price. This means you don’t have to carry the inventory, and hence, not worry about delivering the products to the end customer. An example is Amazon. It is tied with Linkshare where you can promote books, clothes, kitchen accessories, etc. In return, you will get a 10% commission on things that get sold on their websites.
3. Become a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is more like an ‘online helper’. If you are good at researching or writing blogs, companies can hire you as a virtual assistant to complete these tasks for them. You can get paid by offering your services for a defined percentage of the project fees. For example, you can lend your services as an online researcher, or make phone calls for a company. This is an easy way to get some extra cash while putting your skills to good use.
4. Start a Garage Sale
Are you the creative type of person? Do you love art and craft? If so, a garage sale is your best bet for earning some money. Many moms want to put on their “creative caps” and they can use this skill to make some decoration items, scrapbooks, and paintings that they can sell to people who are interested in buying them. This would ensure that their creative skills don’t get wasted and in the meanwhile, they can sell their skills while sitting at home.
5. Teach, Teach, Teach
The times are changing—and teaching is one of the best things you can do for a community. With the advancement in technology and a burst in online education, teaching can take your skills higher than you can imagine. You can register yourself on Udemy and other online teaching platforms. From there you can choose what level you can teach to, and set the teaching hours at your own convenience. The good thing is that you can choose what subject you want to teach. Are you good at teaching computer programming? Or business management? You can choose your own domain to teach.
6. Sew Away
If you are good at sewing and knitting, this option is the one for you. Many parents today want home-sewn and knitted clothes at reasonable prices and you cannot deny, it can be hard to find these clothes these days. In these times when branded clothes are a norm, home-sewn clothes will be a welcome breeze for many. Get ready to advertise your sewing skills within your neighboring community today and start taking orders for sewing. When you get orders, you can set to start sewing and knitting right away for a fee of your own choice.
7. Learn and Teach a New Language
Did you know that learning a new language can be your best pastime? Not only that but teaching a new language can also be equally rewarding. When most people look for language translation services to do the job of translation for them, you can build a skills portfolio yourself. Additionally, learning a new language can do wonders for you—you can use those skills to provide services to travelers, enthusiasts, and people who love to explore. You can even start a blog in the new language. All you have to do is to learn a new language from an online source and start using your skills to provide teaching or translation services to others.
The Last Word
Being a single mom in today’s challenging world can be extremely tough. Of course, not every woman can go out on a 9 to5 job owing to responsibilities at home or kids to look after. But that doesn’t mean that a single mom cannot earn money by herself. By getting down to exercising your skills, whether it is blog writing or teaching, you can earn a hefty sum while sitting at home. This will not only make you an important and ‘beneficial’ part of the community, it will also ensure your skills don’t go to waste. And who doesn’t like to earn money? We all do, right? It is easier than you think. So start right away and start earning at home—it will be your best decision, for sure!
Hope the article on earning for single moms was beneficial. Do share some income-generating tips if you have any! Looking forward to your comments!
by Grace Adley