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Practical business Ideas for Stay-at Home Moms to make money
You’re enjoying your kids and many more Mom’s roles. However, you’re also enthusiastic about making extra money from home.
Becoming a working stay-at-home mom or diversifying your income, are doable goals.
There’re many choices to work from home. You’ll find a lot of moms who have been making money online, while they juggle taking care of the kids.
Now a days moms are creating businesses in areas such as; tutoring, web design, product design, programing, writing and other services.
From freelancing for other businesses to creating your own platform to sell or to teach, there are opportunities to earn money.
You may be running ideas thru your head and are ready to break thru and start side hustling or growing a small business.
This post helps you brainstorm so that you can identify something you line up with and can start creating it right a way with your skills.
There are basically 3 main types of opportunities for self-starter moms to become Mompreneurs.
These are suitable to hit the ground running and to start to make money with your mom’s business.
- Create an eCommerce site to sell things for people or pets – crafts, clothes, book, art, accessories, photography etc.
- Freelance your skills to other businesses – write, do graphic designs, run social media accounts for others, do coding, become a Virtual Assistance.
- Create an educational platform to tech your skills and help others – blogs, podcasts, online courses, ebooks.
I have lots of inspirations for you to start hitting the ground, kind of. Check out the Make Money category of this blog to find ways to make money from home.
9 Profitable Business Ideas for Moms
Create a Mom Blog
Blogging is a way to monetize your skills by teaching about a topic or topics.
The business of blogging continues to change, as do all internet businesses. But, there is still an audience who prefers blogs to other means for learning online.
I always recommend to focus on a niche with a few narrow topics if you’re going to create a blog.
Niches allow you to; monetize easier, have a more focused SEO strategy which allows you to grow your platform overtime.
I can help you set up your blog or site with this easy to follow guide – How to create your own blog
You can start a blog at any time. Don’t wait until you’re super ready. The sooner you start, the sooner Google starts to crawl and index your content.
If you own an Ecommerce site, a blog can compliment your business.
Some of the benefits of creating a blog:
- Over time you create a digital asset
- You can make money with ads, affiliates and your own products
- One of the most appealing feature of blogging is passive income – recurring income without doing new activities
Sell Subscription Boxes for Dogs
Pet owners love their pets and dogs owners are among the biggest spenders.
Subscription boxes offer personalized services for the same products month after month.
A subscription box containing the basic products a dog needs and placed on an appealing package can do well with customers.
The main large platforms where to sell subscription boxes for dogs or for any other products are Amazon, Shopify and Create Joy. However, you can create your own Ecommerce site also.
There are many other decisions you have to make, besides which products to sell. Are you going to create the product or buy it? How are you going to ship the boxes? How you’re going to package?
Become a Pet Podcast Host
Pets podcast are trending up. Pet owners who prefer to hear pet advice from regular people are turning to podcasts.
Actually, pet blogs are popular too. This is an idea I played around with, but I’m not a pet owner or pet savvy. So, this doesn’t work for me as I like to speak from experience as much as possible.
You may own a pet or may be a pet savvy person who can give good advice. Podcasting or blogging is another way to make money online.
Dog Star Daily is a popular doggy podcast and blog for owners education.
Selling stickers is another great idea to make money online. Stickers are very popular with the Tweens and young adult crowd.
My daughter buys them all the time on Amazon and Etsy to decorate her laptop, phone and anything that sticks.
You can make stickers yourself using Canva or you can buy them wholesale for resale.
Platforms like Etsy, Tee Public and Redbubble provide tutorials for making stickers for sale.
Where can you sell stickers:
You can market stickers on Tick Tock and other platforms where tweens and teens hang out.
Become a Ghost Writer
A ghost writer writes assignments for clients and doesn’t get a byline or get credited for.
These assignments can be books, articles, novels, ebooks, blog’s posts and other writings.
Many media outlets and book writers hire ghost writers to write for them. Bloggers of all sizes hire ghost writers when they want to increase their blog’s content.
To become a ghost writer it’s a good idea to have previous experience as a freelance writer or book writer.
You can market your ghost writing services on your professional blog, social media or writing job boards like;
- Freelance Writing Jobs
Sell Art and Print on Demand Products
Print on demand is a low cost and low risk way to sell t-shirts, bags, mugs and other printed merchandise, online.
If you’re an artist, a writer, a graphic designer or a creator in general; print on demand is a clear way to monetize your creativity.
You can sell many of these products on a Shopify store.
They’re print on demand because you don’t have to hold the inventory. Basically, you create the items after the customer places an order.
Print on demand services make selling these products fairly easy. You’ll need to create your product using an on-demand platform like, Printiful, Lulu Xpress, Printify and others.
Each print on demand platform specializes on particular products. So you have to decide which platform is the best fit for your products.
Sell Handmade Jewelry Online
Creating beautiful handmade jewelry is an art that can make you money.
If you have skills for making handmade jewelry, an online store can be your next step.
Crafty Chica is a successful crafter who makes handmade jewelry and other handmade art pieces for a niche.
You can craft jewelry pieces like Boho, crochet and silver jewelry for the young adults and millennials crowd.
Handmade jewelry crafters can sell on Etsy, eBay, own e-commerce site, Amazon, Shopify.
Check out these posts to help you with SEO and keywords for your online jewelry or craft store.
Sell Vintage and Used Stuff
Many people enjoy vintage clothes, jewelry and other items. But, they don’t necessarily like going shopping to the thrift stores.
This is a great opportunity to sell vintage things on eBay, Mercari, Poshmark and other platforms. So, if you have an eye for vintage you can monetize this skill.
These blog’s post have more tips for selling vintage and used.
Become a Graphic Designer
Moms can be a creative bunch in the graphic designing area. You can provide logo, web design and graphic designs to businesses.
Like a freelance writing business, you can market graphic deigning services on job boards or your own platform.
There are many opportunities for self-starter moms to create a small business and make money online.
These ideas are not just for stay at home moms, working moms can start a business on the side to diversify their income.
Chances are you have some skills to start a small business that fits in line with your goals.
Having a perfect business from the start is not necessary. Just hit the ground running and the path starts to become clearer to you as you work your business.
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9 Profitable Business Ideas for Self-starter Moms
- Create a Blog
- Sell subscription boxes for dogs
- Create a pet podcast
- Sell stickers
- Become a ghost writer
- Sell your art online
- Sell your handmade jewelry
- Sell vintage stuff
- Graphic designer