Parents, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Or just as likely, we’ve got questions and you’ve got answers.

Challenge: Open Discussion

How Single Moms Can Make a Career in Writing & Stay with Kids

Vote up!
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email this article


Single moms have the dual responsibility of earning money and taking care of their kids. This is when they have to be sturdy and independent. They have to find ways about saving money as well as earning extra bucks for paying unexpected bills.

If you are a single mother and want to utilize your time to earn money while sitting at home, writing is one of the best options that can give you heavy returns, altogether. There are many online forums and platforms that involve writing from home, thereby making it an ideal situation for you. Whether you are a new or an experienced writer, these online jobs provides you an opportunity to balance your work, home and children’s needs. Moreover, they will also allow you to cope up with undue stress.

Here are some effective ways that will help you in making a career in writing:

  • Blogging/Content Marketing
  • Social Media Content Evaluating
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Data Entry and Recruitment Assistant
  • Virtual Assistant

Perhaps the most online writing activity done today is blogging and it is increasingly becoming popular among women. It doesn’t need you to fulfill any age related or other special criteria. Given that you have a penchant for writing, you can write on anything of your interest or about any particular expertise. For example, if you are good at cooking and know a lot of recipes, you can write about what you think the most unique recipes. You can also start your own blog and start writing about health, beauty tips, lifestyle, education, and childcare. You can give your honest reviews regarding any product or device and earn hundreds or thousands of dollars monthly by contacting potential advertisers.

With the advent of social media platforms today, businesses need to have a presence on these channels in order to improve their reputation and credibility. Due to this, social media content evaluation has become one of the many work from home online writing activities. In this type of writing you will be asked to provide most relevant content along with evaluating the quality and relevance of newsfeed information. One important activity that is being done by many single moms these days is proofreading. It is a freelance job and many businesses and increasingly hiring proofreaders. One such an academic and business writing jobs website is You can enroll yourself in this site online and start writing on different topics mentioned in it for various businesses.

A sizeable number of single moms are already earning from affiliate marketing. It is very simple, you have to refer somebody to any online product and when that person makes a purchase by getting influenced by your recommendation, you will get a commission. There are many ways of doing it; one of them is Amazon affiliate program that requires you to sell their products and get massive commission in return. After signing up in this program, Amazon will give you a unique affiliate link that you can share it on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The data entry jobs are mainly performed online and they require you to handle tasks such as entering resumes or product description online into their databases. In addition to that, you will be responsible for doing online recruitment assistant job as well in which you have to do screening and sorting incoming emails, posting job openings, and setting up the daily planner.

There are many startups and small businesses that provide you an opportunity of becoming virtual assistant. Based on your skill-set, you will be responsible for managing a client’s database or become a live chat operator. The best part of this job is you don’t have to physically present in the office environs but from the comfort of your home. It may also include updating social media accounts and replying to various customers, and scheduling bookings.

After Thoughts

Being a single mom, you are naturally entrusted with increased responsibility. But you can take it as a rare opportunity of making your career as a freelance writer. However, you also have to make sure that you provide unique content. So, be original, give consistent posting of high quality and keep visitors coming.

This post comes from the TODAY Parenting Team community, where all members are welcome to post and discuss parenting solutions. Learn more and join us! Because we're all in this together.