Rather than work a 9-5 job every day, what if you could be your own boss and make your own schedule? That's where business ideas for moms play a major role.
Starting a work-at-home endeavor is a rising trend that is only going to become more prevalent, especially with stay-at-home moms. This is because a lot of people appreciate their freedom, even if it means potentially lower wages.
That said, sometimes the business is so successful that you wind up earning a lot more than you expected.
While every mother's skill set may vary, I can assure you that there's something here for everyone. You just need to be willing to put time and effort into your business plan.
Of course, the income, time investment, and difficulty of setting up the new business varies greatly from one company to another.
However, with so many possible businesses to choose from, you'll undoubtedly find one that’ll fit you. Below are some options for moms.
1. Freelance Writing
This can end up being a profitable business if you know how to handle it and your grasp of a language is decent enough to hold a conversation.
I'd personally recommend freelance writing if you're looking to make an actual career out of it, but do know that the market is now quite saturated and it might be hard to break into.
You can either try setting up your own website or choose to advertise through the many thirdparty hubs (Fiverr, Upwork, and the like).
Either way works, except the latter will require less effort to set up on your part – however, you'll still need to actively promote yourself and submit job proposals.
If you have any experience in dealing with WordPress or have knowledge in web development and design, then I'd suggest the former—you will have so much more freedom to customize your website to attract clients.
The amount you earn solely depends on how many contracts you get as a freelancer. It can take a while until it blooms into something you could proudly call a full-time job with decent enough pay.
Another venture in a similar vein as freelance writing is blogging. It’s the favorite pastime of many stay-at-home moms.
The fun part about this is that the blog is its own site that becomes richer the more you write. Your blog can also be about anything, such as cooking, regular mom stuff, a major you've studied – any topic under the sun.
Earning money with your blog is all about the connections you make: the backlinks, partnership deals, sponsors, advertisements, and, most importantly, the affiliate marketing connections.
You can't expect these to come to you; you need to seek these connections out on your own. Send a ton of emails and make several phone or Skype calls to clinch deals with the right people who will help you grow and break through to the surface, much like in freelance writing.
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