12 Side Hustles for Single Moms

If you’re a single mom, or anyone looking for side work for that matter, you’ll enjoy our list of 12 side hustles for single moms below.

Face it, life as a single mom is difficult. You’re working while serving as both parents for your children, but with daycare and other bills stacking up, you just can’t seem to stay above water. Getting a second job will take you away from your children even more, but something has to be done.

Enter your side hustle. A side hustle is a side business, and you can have one more easily than you think. And if creating business cards and a website sounds too overwhelming for you, that’s ok too. Having a side hustle doesn’t have to mean those things, either. There are plenty of companies you can work for, for good money, right from your laptop on the couch. Or, you can make money by doing more of what you already do as a mom (plan parties, wash dishes, and cook).

12 Side Hustles for Single Moms


If you ever wondered how to make extra income while working full time, we’ve got you covered. These side hustles for working moms, which can also be side hustles for stay at home moms, are so easy you could juggle a few of them at once, and see the cash rolling in. And with Christmas coming up, a side hustle couldn’t be more helpful to a single mom. Get your kids to help sell your business, and teach them some entrepreneurship values along the way. It’s never too late to start, and even if you feel like you’re not good at anything, in particular, job opportunities abound. Try a few out to find the one you most enjoy, or are most skilled at (preferably both). If nothing else, you can get business from your friends and family, or from the parents at your kid’s school. And you don’t have to have a business major either. These days, with so much instruction available online, it’s easy to learn good business practices as you go. After a few years of experience, you’ll be raking in the dough, maybe enough even to quit your day job. So realize how capable you are. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.

Sometimes you need to do a little at home fundraising as a source extra income for a working mom, and there’s no shame in it. Instead, it can be empowering to make extra money as a single mom. It will not only boost your wallet but your confidence. It’s better than taking government money for single moms, although there’s no shame in that either.

To form our list, we used a number of credible sources to search for great side hustles, including Parent’s Perfect Side Hustles for Mom, Esme’s Solo Mom Side Hustles, The Spruce’s Ways for Single Moms to Earn Extra Income, Money Under 30’s Side Hustles for Moms and Dads, Black Enterprise’s Ways Single Moms Make Extra Money, Madame Noir’s 7 Side Hustles You Can Do From Home, Saving and Simplicity’s 50 Great Side Hustles, Lauren Greutman’s Side Hustles, Single Mom Income’s 6 Hobbies Turned Money Making Side Hustles and Hustling Hottie’s Side Hustle Ideas for Single Moms. Out of the 10 sources above, we found many of the same side hustles were suggested. So each time a certain form of side work was mentioned, we gave it one point. As a result, number one on our list was mentioned in nearly every single list above. Some of these money-making ideas you may never have heard of, or thought of as a supplement to your income. But all of them can prosper easily if you’re not afraid to put the work into it.

And for more side hustle reading material, check out our lists of 16 Good Side Hustles to Make Extra Money and 11 Best Illegal Hustles to Make Money Fast (but remember your kids before trying those out).

So here goes! 12 side hustles for single moms.