Want ‘side hustles for single moms’ that don’t require you to leave the house? BOOM, here you go. 

These hustles are flexible, you can do them at home, and they’ll still earn you some fabulous coin.


1. Pet Sitting

This is a gem if you have a pet already. What’s two when you already have one? Pet sitters earn between $25-$50 a day, which over the course of a week or two can really add up!


2. Baby Sitting

When you’ve got kids, you’re more apt to stay at home whenever you can. If money is tight though, maybe you could agree to watch some other kids in the evenings (at your house). According to SitterCity.com, the average babysitter earns $12.50 an hour.


3. Baking Business

Love to bake? Can you hand-craft those cakes that actually look like something? It might be time to take your skills to the market (and hopefully, to the bank!). On average, at-home bakers earn $10-$15 an hour doing what they love.

Getting Started: How to Start a Home-Based Baking Business


4. Virtual Assistant

There are tons of blogs out there that are making $1,000, $5,000, or even $10,000+ a month and they need your help to grow even bigger.

  • Respond to advertiser emails
  • Track income and expenses
  • Set up PR meetings and interviews
  • Market their product

Become a VA and earn an average of $16 an hour. Prove your worth and you could earn far more than that.