The Best Side Hustle For Single Parents In 2021

If you are here, chances are you are a single parent who wishes to have more family time but still bring home the bacon.

Such is the life of single parents everywhere. We want to be there for our children but we struggle to make the time while putting food on the table.

I have certainly been there.

When I became a single parent 12 years ago I was really struggling to make ends meet. Job opportunities were there but I already worked a full time job and barely had time to spend with my son.

I also found that if I worked an additional job I simply took that money to pay a sitter. That made no sense to me.

I realized that what I needed is a job that I could do while my child was asleep.

This set me to looking at the online world for options. Remote job opportunities seemed to be the best possible option. Unfortunately these were not so easy to come by.

The Draw Backs

Yes I found many places that promised to help me to make money online. Unfortunately most of these only catered to persons in the more developed countries.

For those that actually catered to people in my part of the world they often paid pittance. ThisĀ  meant that I would need to spend an enormous amount of time working for pennies.

Well these are opportunities so why not. The thing about these are they were not going to help me to achieve financial freedom, while allowing me to have more quality time with my family.

Instead, I would find myself physically present but mentally absent while I struggle to eek out a living this way.

Eventually I stumbled on the one thing that worked for me. It was the one thing that would allow me to earn a significant amount of money online while having more time with my family.

It was not a job. It was a business opportunity.

This opportunity was in the field of Affiliate Marketing.

THe Best Side Hustle For Single Parents In 2021

Why Is Affiliate Marketing The Best Side Hustle For Single Parents In 2021

If you do not know what affiliate marketing is, be sure to check out Affiliate Marketing For Beginners.


As an affiliate Marketer you are an independent business owner. While you should work on your business regularly you are in control of the time you choose to work as well as the number of hours you choose to put in daily.

I know several affiliate marketers who claimed to have gotten started while working a few hours per day on their business.

When I started out as an affiliate marketer I was holding down a full time job and running an offline business.

The business did not require much hands-on-work from me. As such I was able to commit three hours per day to my online business.

I worked from 4 to 7 or 7:30 in the morning while my children were asleep.

This meant that I could avoid taking away from my family time to run my business.

Work Anywherework anywhere

As a single parent and someone who loves to travel I believe that the best thing about affiliate marketing is the ability to work from anywhere in the world.

All you need is access to the internet, a computer and you are set.

You do not need to leave the comfort of your home to run your business.


Due to the very nature of single parenting, the cost of starting an affiliate marketing business makes it a great fit.

This is a low cost business. the main cost comes in the price for the domain and hosting.

Personally I’d advise single parents to invest some money in making a success of this business.

I actually did this by joining the program available at Wealthy Affiliate University.

Their program specialize in teaching persons how to start and run an affiliate marketing business successfully. It came with hosting, site support, free website themes lessons and much more.

It is affordable and has stood the test of time, producing many successful affiliate marketers.

Long Term Passive Earnings

One of the things I love about Affiliate Marketing is the ability to earn passive income in the long term.

The fact is that I could build a website today and have it generate income way into the future is great. This mean that I could have this as part of my long term plan for my retirement.

During the early days websites do not earn much, rather they tend to generate serious income as they grow older.

How about we build a business today that could afford us the opportunity to quit our day jobs about 4 years from now.

Such is the nature of Affiliate Marketing.

Family Business

Every parent wants to leave something of great value behind for our children. Unfortunately the limited options available to single parents means that this may not be such an easy task to accomplish.

the best sife hustle for single parents in 2021

This is can be done with affiliate marketing however.

As a child who was born into a family business I have always foundĀ  this to be a very important thing to do for your children.

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During the period when I started my venture into this field my son, a twelve year old also started a YouTube Channel.

He taught himself to create videos and edit and even learned to create avatars.

I saw this as a way to compliment what I was already doing and encouraged him to pursue his dream of becoming a YouTuber.

You See my older child always had a love for computers and never let anything stand in his way of learning to use programs well. I thought it premature since he was still in school.

However, the interest shown and determination made me realize that a career in the computer/IT field may be his calling.

He even showed an interest in becoming a blogger and wished to be enrolled in the Wealthy Affiliate University where I was studying. I gave my Ok providing that it did not get in the way of his studies.

I realized that the affiliate marketing business could be his inheritance one day. I hope to build a family business that lasts.

The State Of The World

With the advent of COVID 19 and warnings to stay at home, many people have moved to the online place to meet their daily needs.

This largest market place in the world is experiencing rapid growth.

This mean that there has never been a better time to start an online business.


Single parenting often comes with limited options, low funds and very little time for family.

This does not have to be the way, however. Affiliate marketing makes it possible to break through these barriers.

This is why I became an affiliate marketer and highly recommend it as a business venture that works well for single parents.

Additionally this is a business type that is not limited to geographical area.

As a Caribbean woman this was also important since most of the opportunities available online are not available to persons in my general geographic location.

Before You Go

If you have any questions or comments about starting an affiliate marketing business be sure to leave it in the comment section below. I will get back to you within twenty four hours.

Candy Benn

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