If you’re on motivated momma and you’ve decided that starting your own business is something you’d like to do, you might be worrying about the amount of time your business will take up or how you’re going to fit childcare around your new venture. Those are real concerns, but they shouldn’t stop you from taking the plunge and becoming an entrepreneur, especially when there are so many mommy friendly business ideas out there.
To get you psyched up and to show you what your options are, here are some great business ideas for motivated moms:
It really is possible to start a blog and turn it into a lucrative business. As long as you have ideas in your head and the ability to type, you can start a blogging business. Of course, if you want it to be a big success, you will need to put lots of time and effort in, but it is possible, and as a mom, you already have a ready-made subject at hand – raising a family.
If you like the idea of writing for a living, but you don’t think blogging is for you, why not set up your own copywriting agency? Again, this is work you can do from home, so you won’t have to worry about childcare, and although you’ll have to work hard in the beginning once you’re established, you can hire a team of writers to work with you. The internet is huge, so why not take advantage of all it has to offer?
Social Media Management
Social media management is another work from home job that is perfect for moms. Basically, all you have to do is post on social media accounts, moderate conversations and generally take care of your clients’ social media profiles. It’s easy to work, and it can be quite lucrative now that businesses realize the potential of social media for connecting with and selling to customers.
If you’re good at knitting baby clothes, making your own natural soaps or, well anything crafty, really, platforms like Etsy, Amazon, and eBay have made it easy for you to make money from the product s you produce. In order to make a good living, the more unique and the better quality of products you can produce the better.
If you aren’t a very good crafter and if you don’t have the time or inclination to develop your own products, you could still set up a successful business working from home around your kids by becoming an internet marketer.
All you will need to do is set up a website in the niche of your choice (gadgets, makeup, weight loss) and then fill it with affiliate links. Do this several times over, and you will be able to make a lot of money. Once your sites are up and running, you’ll only have to spend a few hours each week creating fresh content for them, so it’s a really effective way of making money while maximizing the amount of time you spend with your family.
A Childcare Service
Getting a qualification in early childhood education is a great idea for moms who are looking to start a new business. It will help you to understand the needs of young children, and enable you to set up a childcare service that really goes the extra mile to help young children reach their milestones. You can start a daycare from your own home, and you will be able to run it while also looking after your own children, so it is definitely something you shouldn’t dismiss.
Do you love animals? Buy a van, get some insurance and set yourself up as a professional dog walker. If you get enough clients, you won’t have to work more than 3-4 hours a day, and when the children aren’t at school, they can come along with you and learn about the value of work.
If you’re a good cook, it’s fairly easy to start a catering business, and you’ll be able to take jobs only when it suits your schedule to do so.
Do you spend a lot of time taking snaps of your kids? Have you got quite good at it? Take a photography course to hone your skills and then set yourself up as a family photographer. Because your clients will have kids of their own, they’ll be much more accommodating of your children should you need to bring them for work, and gain you’ll be able to schedule shoots for your convenience.
If you have qualifications or skills in an area that other adults or children would be interested in learning more about, becoming a tutor is a great way to improve your work life balance. You can turn it into a thriving business by recruiting, even more, tutors with skills different to your own, so that you can take on more clients and make more money on your own terms.
If you’re green fingered, and you love being outdoors, becoming a gardener is sure to be a dream come true. All you need to do is invest in a few tools and print some flyers to get started, and before you know it, you’ll have built a successful landscaping business that gives you the time and space to be a mom.
If you’re the tech savvy kind of mom, set up a website offering web design services to local businesses who are looking to create their own web presence. This is work you can do from home, starting small, building up to bigger and better things as your name gets out there.
Setting up your own house cleaning business could be quite lucrative, and because cleaning is a very flexible profession, you will almost always be home in the evenings and on weekends, when you want to spend quality time with your kids.
Are you a motivated mom running your own business? What do you do and how has it helped you to spend more time with your kids?