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What are the best side hustle for single mums?

I get it. Single mums are superheroes. I was raised by my mother single-handedly after her divorce.

She was and still is awesome ... and I love her!

I understand how hard it is for single mums to make it out there and I certainly hope this article will make a difference in your financial life. 

In this article, I'm going through some of the best side hustle and small business ideas that single mums can do to earn extra money. You will find some simple side hustle and small businesses that you can do without leaving your day job.

1. Blogging

Blogging is by far the most popular and common side hustle for single mums.

As a matter of fact, single mums have higher chances of making it in the blogging world because of the way they share their content.

Starting a blog is easy and it only requires a small investment (approximately under $30).

2. YouTube

Whether you are baking a cake or taking care of your children at home, YouTube is a great platform for single mums to make money.

Videos uploaded are not required to be perfectly edited (but it will be a bonus though) as you want to keep the production cost low.

To get started, there's only one thing you need which is ...

  • Smartphone for recording

Yes, you don't need those high-end recording device because you can easily scale up the business once you start to earn some money.

Editor's Note

With the latest YouTube update, you are required to have at least 2,000 YouTube subscribers or 40,000 hours of viewing before you can start monetizing your YouTube channel.

3. Dropshipping

Do you know that dropshipping is a great side hustle for single mums?

Dropshipping allows you to sell/promote products you don't have and get a nice cut (commission) when you make a sale.

According to Shopify, dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn't keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.

How to start dropshipping?

Important Note: The best way to be a successful dropshipper is by using Facebook ads and remarketing to reach out to potential customers.

4. Podcasting

Podcasting may not be a popular side hustle for single mums but it is one of the best if you are looking to earn some side income.

Podcasting allows you to reach a wide range of audience (audio-ly) and it is extremely easy to setup as well!

Single mums can start their own podcast show under $100 and with under $20 a month commitment.

Want to explore podcasting? Here are some resources for you to start with:

5. Freelancing

Again, females (especially single mums) dominate the freelance space in many freelancing platforms.

Freelancing is a great way to earn side and full time income.

Starting a freelancing gig is easy and doesn't cost a lot. Even freelancing platforms such as Freelancer.com provides 30-days free trial for you to start freelancing.

There are many jobs you can do with freelancing, from freelance writing to web designing, the sky is the only limit you will ever face.

Here is a cool resource that you will find interesting if you are planning to start freelance web designing business: How To Start A Web Designing Business Without Coding Skills?

What's your favorite side hustle for single mums?

I hope single mums who read this article will like it and I totally appreciate it if you share this with your friends!

Tell me what you think in the comments below.