Staying at home with your children is something all mothers want, but sometimes they cannot afford to do it. Some mothers think that they have to make a compromise to spend more time with their children. But it doesn’t have to be your case, you can do it both. If your job doesn’t offer you the possibility to work from home, you can start your own business. Some of the following ideas will allow you to make more money than your previous job, the condition is to do it right.
Here are our flexible business ideas you can try if you stay home caring for your children.
You are a skilled mom, so why not transforming it into a profitable business? Working mothers need someone to care for their children while they are completing their job assignments. You are already watching over your children, so you can also watch over theirs. Make sure you are doing it legally; consult the local legislation to see what checks you need to pass to start your home business. The options are endless when it comes to childcare, you can care for toddlers, pick up older children from school and help them with homework, or you can take them to outdoor activities while their parents are busy.
If you have talent in designing and creating clothes, you can put your skills to work. Your sewing skills could bring you countless business opportunities, from creating clothing items from scratch, to sewing and mending items. You can create homespun projects and sell them online or you can work on demand and create custom clothes.
The pet industry offers numerous business opportunities for animal lovers. Your love for pets can bring you income. You can choose from ideas like pet sitting, pet walking, creating pet clothing items, cooking homemade pet snacks, pet grooming and so on. You are taking your children to park daily, so you can also walk a dog. Pet owners are more than thrilled to find someone willing to spend time with their furred friends while they are away from home.
People are too busy nowadays to create their own meals, especially if they have specific dietary needs. You can help them by working as a personal chef. You can cook dinners for families, work for a single family or for more, offer quick breakfasts, or cook for weekend parties. You can also offer your cooking services for the people who need food for their holiday or special family events.
An effective strategy is to specialise in a specific area, like vegetarian dishes, low calorie meals or gluten free food, it will help you target a certain group of people, and their unique needs.
If you are passionate about baking, you should turn it into a business. You can bake on demand or you can sell your goods to local stores. If you want to work on demand, you can attend a local display show and promote your products. Bake different type of products and offer people the possibility to taste them, there’s no better way to promote your business. If you are a master in cake design you can rent a display board to show pictures of cakes that demonstrate your artistic abilities. This business can be successful if you build a network and you have the best recipes in town.
Do you love to organise parties? You can use your skills to help other people. From couples who want to plan their weddings, to parents who want to celebrate their children’s birthdays, everyone is looking for an event planner to help them organise a special event. Some of them don’t know where to start, others don’t have time to do it, but they all want to celebrate their special events with a party. You can be an event planner even if you don’t offer catering services, you can be the middleman who is contracting providers on behalf of your clients. Your role as an event planner is to throw the best parties, it doesn’t matter if you cook the meals or you hire someone to do it.
The best income in the industry comes from planning corporate events, but for this you will need a good network of businesses who are regularly organising events.
Are you the type of mother who hits the gym soon after giving birth? Then getting people in shape can be the perfect business opportunity for you. You decide if you want to train people in their house, in your home, through online classes, or in the park. You can even start a blog to show people what exercises you practice. If they are impressed by your training sessions, you can easily build a following. Create personalised workout plans and sell them online, you couldn’t imagine how many people are looking for a fitness trainer willing to create personalised exercise plans.