3 Ways Single Parents Can Earn Big at Home

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Are you looking for ways to put a little extra money in your pockets but not take up too much of the time you devote to your child? This may seem like a challenge, but single parents looking to make money actually have more opportunities than ever before in today’s technology-driven era. Let’s take a look at several ways cash-strapped single parents can make extra money — but not at the loss of important family time in the formative years of your youngster.

Start your own childcare business

If you are at home with your child and have extra space, one opportunity would be to start your own in-home business taking care of children in your community. This will allow you to spend quality time with your child and run a successful business at the same time.

There are definitely some things to be aware of when starting a home-based childcare business. Depending on the number of children you have room for in your home, and on a number of other important factors (like whether you will be doing it alone or with employees), you could be looking at getting a business licenseso you are allowed to operate in your state. In addition, working with children comes with its own set of rules, so make sure to look into what’s required by your state. (Take a look at this guide from the Small Business Administration for other considerations: How to Start a Quality Childcare Business.)

Freelance work

There are a lot of different kinds of freelance work you can do if you have particular kinds of training. Career counseling, for instance, could be a great fit if you have a background in counseling or have previously worked in recruitment or human resources. Maybe you’re the friend everyone turns to for advice, even. You can help folks get on the right path— and make some money while you’re at it.

Blogging and freelance writingcan be another lucrative business idea if you are interested or educated in specific subjects. There are various websites that provide writers the opportunity to promote their skills, find opportunities, and connect with potential clients.

Virtual office assistant jobs

In addition to the traditional freelancing opportunities, if you enjoy helping people and doing tasks like updating spreadsheets, taking notes, and keeping files, you might find that being someone’s virtual office assistant can be a rewarding experience. The benefits here are easy to see: You can work from home while at the same time bringing home office-job money. You don’t even need a particular background if you have the right motivation: You can take online training coursesto educate yourself about how to be an office assistant.

You can do it!

Earning extra money while spending time with your little one may seem like a daunting challenge, but it’s absolutely possible while working from home.

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