The Only Money for Single Moms Guide You Will Ever Need

Money for Single Moms

It’s an age-old adage. How to get money for single moms? It seems like we’re always a day late and a dollar short.

Now this writing will not promise free money for single mothers or anything like that.

However, if you’re willing to put in some elbow grease, there are people that will help you.

Be inspired, inspire others and it will come back to you some kind of way.  

Crowdfunding 

Crowdfunding can be an excellent way for single moms to acquire some cash. If people resonate with your story then the sky’s the limit. It’s not easy, and it’s definitely not a source of free money for single parents or anyone else. You’ll need to put in some work.

You should have a cause and a plan. This could be something really simple such as a family getaway or something more ambitious. There are many donors just waiting to connect with a good story and good people.  I’ve listed the top crowdfunding websites below.

GoFundMe

You can do a campaign for just about anything. Some people ask for help with honeymoons or funerals, it’s really up to you. Of course the good folks that run the site have guidelines.

I just think you need a creative, witty campaign to really connect with donors. Probably the easiest website to use.

Money for Single Moms - Gofundme

This was taken from their website: GoFundMe makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for the things that matter to you most.

In less than a minute, you'll be able to personalize your fundraising campaign and share it with the people in your life. In fact, over $540M has been raised by GoFundMe users just like you. 

Patreon

Patreon is geared more towards creative heads. If you like art, writing, or music this could be a good way to get financial backing for your talent. This is that the founders of the website have to say about it.

Patreon lets fans support their favorite creators by becoming patrons. Unlike other fundraising services, which raise for a single big event, Patreon is for creators who create a stream of smaller works    

Indiegogo

I would list kickstarter put it has tighter controls than Indiegogo. Indie will approve most projects even personal. It gives more power to the people than kickstarter, I believe.

Indie has also penetrated a global market, so single mothers can raise money without being confined to the United States.

Cyberbegging 

Well, I thought that this was the same as crowdfunding, but it’s not. I don’t trust all of the websites concerning cyberbegging so I will not list any them. While people do receive money I would definitely stay away from this area of trying to get help.

It just seems like too much of an effort and not enough return to do this. If you want you can definitely do 20 minutes or so of research and find the couple of websites that cater to this market.

Single Moms Extra Money

There are many ways for a single mom to earn extra money. The question always seems to be how. How can a single mother pressed for time make some extra money without overextending? This is a good question. I will like to ask a more important question.

Will you commit to doing any of these suggestions after reading this article? This is an actionable list. Simply feeling better about your position after reading will not help. You should get started ASAP. I’m going to do my part with providing information; you have to do your part.

Couponing

This money-saving technique has stood the test of time without fail. You’re probably thinking what does this have to do with making some extra cash. Simple take your excess coupons or ones you don’t need and sell them online.

Yes, there are people that will buy coupons off the internet. I’ve purchased some myself. I did this to save on Gatorade during my son’s football seasons. If you’re new to couponing there are many websites to help you get started.

These potential customers are paying you for your time and energy. So just remember, as my business partner would say, “you got to put that work in.” 

Hosting 

Many individuals in our society pay to have their private parties hosted. This occurs more often during major holidays. I never thought this was something I would be interested in personally. Until a friend I know made $300 in one night doing this.

Take into account that these social engagements only last three-four hours, then we’re talking some serious change on a per hour basis. My only concern is I don’t know why she didn’t start a business based around this service. 

Cleaning/Housework

Since you’re a single mother, I’m assuming you can clean with best of them. Not having to learn extra skills is the great thing about this suggestion to earn extra money.

Also, the expenses to kick-start this venture off will be low. You can advertise locally through word of mouth, or post ads around places geared towards people who would want this service in your area.

Car Advertisements

This is one you probably seen but never knew how to actually do it. You have the potential to earn at $400 monthly by choosing to put ads on you car.

You will need to drive a certain amount of miles a month. Also, the companies cater to certain geographic regions. In other words you need to be driving within a market the company wants to reach.

Check out Free Car Media for more information on this extra money making opportunity.

Take Action

You need to take action right now. The hardest thing is to get started with whatever path you choose to take. 

You will have adversity and naysayers, that's why I say get started now. Oh, and only discuss things with people you trust. 

Not because they'll steal your idea, because they wouldn't understand and they probably don't want to see you out of the rat race. They'll still be in it. 

Just sharing some situations I had to endure. But yeah, take the first step, stay consistent and BELIEVE!