Home Based Business IDEAS for moms
Becoming a mom is an exciting time unless you're faced with leaving your child at daycare so you can work. Many mothers, myself included, have looked at becoming a work-at-home mom to have the best of both worlds; raising the children while also contributing to the family income. Unfortunately, finding work-at-home jobs, can be a challenge. Many are scams, but even when you find the legitimate jobs, getting hired is a long and frustrating process.
For that reason, many moms seek a freelance or home-based business opportunity they can start ASAP. The challenges in starting a home-based business are many including, in order to be present for the children, you need a home-based career that offers a flexible schedule. Also, once you find that opportunity, a great deal of time and effort needs to be put into find clients and customers.
The good news is that with organization and planning, these home business ideas may provide you with an alternative to finding a work from home job.
While both men and women can and do take advantage of these home-based business opportunities, this collection of ten home business ideas is especially suitable for moms and moms-to-be who want to spend more time at home. If you don't see anything that spurs your interest in this list but are still searching for ideas, check out the full collection of home business ideas.
NOTE: The businesses profiled are only intended to stimulate thinking and give readers ideas of possible businesses they might like to operate.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate motherhood into making money is by offering childcare. Not only can you care for your own children, but for other children as well.
While you don't necessarily need to be licensed, getting a license can increase your appeal to parents, which, in turn, can lead to your charging more. Further, some states have food programs whereby you can get additional funds to help feed the children in your care.
Along with children, pets are important members of the family. As such, there is a growing need for pet-related products and services, including pet sitting, doggy daycare, pet grooming, dog walking and other pet-related services. If your children are old enough, they can help you with many of the tasks involved in running a pet-related service, such as walking or feeding dogs.3