I am frequently asked about business ideas for moms. Let’s face it, we’re home with our children and there are times we need a little extra income. Not only is the extra income needed, I found myself having a desire to do more by contributing to my family.
First, what is your passion? What do you like to do? Are you good at speaking? Do you love teaching? Are you good with your hands? These are some questions to ask yourself. After asking yourself these questions and pondering a little, you should come up a few ideas. However, if you’re still having trouble, here are a few twenty creative business ideas for moms.
Here are a few business ideas for moms.
- Network Marketing. Now, don’t knock Network Marketing. I’ve been in Network Marketing and it can be a great resource for your family. There are a lot of legitimate companies available that are not scams. I would stay away from start-ups. They tend to run their course after about five years. The rush will be to get in on the ground floor, but after the big hype, the greatest opportunity to make money is over. Find a company that has a long and strong history. I suggest you do your research. If you love to meet new people, networking just might be for you.
- Tutor. If you find that you’re good in a particular subject, why not tutor children that need a little extra help.
- Ebay. I have sold many items on Ebay. Clean out your closets and bookshelves. You’ll be surprised at what you have stored in your possession is of value. What’s the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
- Amazon. Amazon is one of my favorite and lucrative business resources. I know you’re asking how is that possible? You may not realize it, but when you purchase products from Amazon, more than likely you’re purchasing from a third-party seller. Amazon is very lucrative during the holiday season. Most sellers will make more in the last quarter of the year than they make in the previous nine months. If you would like to learn how to tap into this lucrative market, check out this resource. Here’s a sample of the possibilities.
- Etsy. If you enjoy making handmade items, opening an Etsy store is a great platform to sell your items.
- A personal shopper. Families are busier than ever. A personal shopper helps others shop by giving advice and making suggestions to customers.
- A notary. I have needed the service of a notary in the past and I usually end up at the bank because I’m unable to find a mom who provides the services.
- Event Planner. Being an event planner can easily be done on the weekends. Take some time and research the need for an event planner in your area.
- Fiverr. Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide. You will be surprised at the type of services that are offered on Fiverr. Once you visit the site, your mind will really begin to race with ideas. Visit www.fiverr.com.
- Graphic Designer. If you have any kinds of skill when it comes to designing, this could be very lucrative for you.
- Blogger. If you love to write, share your ideas or even encourage others, blogging could be very profitable. Blog By Numbers is one of my favorite resources.
- Massage Therapists. You will probably have to go back to school or take some type of class in order to become certified in this line of work.
- Pet Sitting. If you’re a pet owner and love pets, this is a great alternative. People are always looking for someone to sit with their pets when they’re on vacation or taking short trips.
- Photographer. Photography is pretty big right now. Who doesn’t love to take pictures? Moms are picking up their cameras and enjoying this new-found skill. The sky is the limit for a photography business. If you’re good, you could sell stock photos online.
- Organizer. Believe it or not, others will pay you nicely to help them organize their homes and lives. You’ll have to love working with people.
- Music Instructor. Do you have an ear for music? If so, teach a music class.
- Accountant/Bookkeeper. Small businesses are always looking for someone who can take the load off of their shoulders when it comes to accounting. If you’re good, you can demand your price. Brush up on your accounting skills and go for it.
- Fitness/Life Coach. Fitness and life coaches are in high demand. Everyone is health conscious and sometimes need a little guidance in order to reach their fitness goals. Life Coaches counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges.
- Ghost Writer. If you love to write, being a ghostwriter would be perfect.
- Social Media Manager. If you love research and managing, this could be your ideal business. Being a Social Media Manager requires technical skills as well as multi-tasking. This is a business that is on the rise. If you think about all of the aspects of social media today, you can see the need. This article explains the skills that are needed in this line of work.
There are many business ideas to pursue, but I hope this list helps to get your wheels turning. I would love to hear what you’re currently doing.