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How to Increase Your Income as Single Mom Without a Degree

If you are struggling to make ends meet as a single mother, there are some effective ways to increase your income. Some of these income-increasing strategies do not require a college degree or a lot of technical knowledge. Here are a few of the best ways to make more money as a single mom without a degree.

Consider Childcare

Given the fact that you are a mother, you already have experience working with children. Agreeing to care for other people’s children during certain times of the day can help you boost your income. You may need special licensing or other certifications to care for children in your home, so you should check with your local city office to find out for sure.

Study for a New Career

Learning the skill sets that you need to embark on a new career can open the doors to many lucrative opportunities. There are online courses that allow you to study from home on your own time, which allows you more freedom to take care of your kids along with other responsibilities. You can also study for an online degree in fields like criminal justice, business and education. Certain real estate training programs like Success Path Reviews may also help you find success.

Sell Some Belongings

You can make more money by going through your old stuff and selling belongings that you no longer need. These items can be listed for sale on certain websites or sold at local swap meets. Even if you do not think that a particular item will be useful, you may be surprised to learn that someone might actually want it.

Pawning certain possessions or taking them to consignment stores can also help you make more money. If you know effective ways to make sales, you can turn your skills into a part-time business venture and help other people sell their unwanted stuff.

Create Products to Sell

In addition to selling your old belongings, you can create new products to sell to the masses. If you have a knack for making art and craft items, these collectibles may appeal to a wide range of buyers. Jewelry, quilts and unique clothing pieces are just a few of the additional items that you might be able to create on your own.

Other great ideas include making gift baskets, candles and pottery pieces. The best part about doing this is that you will be able to produce these items in your home without having to shell out additional money for babysitting.

Try Being a Virtual Assistant

The Spruce notes that if you have online research, phone and social media skills, becoming a virtual assistant may be your answer to increasing your earnings. Businesses that do not want to hire full-time assistants will hire you to work offsite and perform many of the duties to help keep their companies running. You might also be hired to write monthly newsletters or help businesses update their databases.

Sign Up for Focus Groups

Paid focus groups allow you to earn some money on the side while making positive contributions to society. You could be part of a study that asks you to try a product before it goes on sale or take a blind taste test to evaluate a certain food or beverage.

Some focus groups involve you watching videos and giving your opinion of the content afterward. Studies that require participants to undergo experimental medical procedures often pay more put come with certain risks.

It is possible to earn a higher income without a degree as a single mom with a little ingenuity. You may also benefit from receiving additional training that will help you find better jobs to increase your earnings.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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