7 Side Hustles for Single Moms
This information is current as of June 16, 2022.
Everyone could use extra money to help pay for shopping, bills, or self-care like manicures and massages. From cash-back apps and food delivery, there are many ways to earn anywhere from $100-$500 a month.
Side gigs or jobs are a great way to earn a few extra dollars a week, meet new people and maybe even burn calories or get in additional steps. Check out these five side hustles for single moms.
1. Walk Dogs or Pet Sit
If you’re a dog lover, you can make up to $16 an hour for taking dogs for walks or pet sitting. Sites/apps like Wag! and Rover make it easy to sign up and match with pet owners in your area. Dog walking and petting services let you create your schedule and pay rate. You can also select the size and age of pet you prefer to work with. Dog walking is a great way to get your steps, burn calories, and, depending on where you live – maybe even meet new people. It’s a win-win for sure!
2. Tap Into Apps That Make You Money
Did you know you could earn Amazon credit, bitcoin, or cash via Venmo by shopping apps like Shopkick, Fetch Rewards, Ibota, and Rakuten? Many apps give you points for scanning receipts or SKUs, and those points and dollars can add up quickly depending on how much you shop. Additionally, you can take surveys using websites/apps like Survey Junkie and Be Forthright.
3. Donate Plasma and Earn up to $900
Though you can’t do this regularly, it can help you out in a pinch. Companies like Bio Life Plasma Services and CSL pay between $900 and $1K for donations. To be eligible to donate plasma, you must be:
- In good health
- Between the ages of 18-75
- Weigh at least 110 pounds
- I haven’t gotten a tattoo or piercing within the last four months
- Meets the eligibility and screening requirements
- Have a valid ID and a permanent address, and you’re good to go!
4. Deliver Food on Your Schedule
If you’re over 18 and have a reliable vehicle and smartphone, you may want to consider becoming a DoorDasher. The food delivery service is available in more than 7,000 U.S., Canada, and Australia cities. It allows you to set your schedule delivering McDonald’s, Starbucks, Chipotle, and more. Best of all, you can keep 100% of the delivery fee and tips. Dashers can earn an average of $23 per hour while on a delivery.
5. Get Paid to Store Stuff
If you have an unused garage, driveway, basement, shed, barn, or even a parking spot, you could earn up to $300 a month. How? Just for letting local folks store their car, motorcycle, or maybe an extensive comic book collection. It’s the easiest way to make a nice amount of extra money.
Check out Neighbor to find out how you can rent your unused storage space. Just sign up through the website, post info about your available space, and people in your town or city can pay you for the rental storage space. It’s that simple! An insurance plan is also available to protect you.
6. Lose Weight for Money
Websites/apps like Healthy Wage have helped nearly a half-million people lose weight and gain financially just for getting healthy by following four easy steps:
- But, first, calculate your prize by entering your goal.
- Then increase your prize by adjusting your goal weight, how much you contribute, and the time you expect it to take; find a prize you like and make your wager.
- Engage in weekly weigh-ins and get support from other contestants while losing weight.
- Meet your goal and earn your prize.
7. Become a Virtual Assistant
Many online remote jobs are available if you have a smartphone, a working computer or laptop, and Internet service. Many online remote jobs are available if you have a smartphone, a working computer or laptop, and Internet service.
Upwork offers side gigs from Amazon or eBay sellers needing help listing items, writing descriptions, managing mailings, and communicating with buyers. In addition, you can take messages from callers for local businesses or assist realtors with setting up appointments right from the comfort of your own home.
Save Money on Your Wireless Phone Service
Did you know that if you qualify for SNAP, you may also be eligible for Lifeline or the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)? Both Lifeline and ACP are government-run programs to help low-income consumers receive free or heavily discounted communication services.
Click here to find out more and apply for this valuable benefit.