How to Make Money As A Stay-At-Home Mom
So many women tend to stay back at home when they give birth to a baby. They do this for a period of about 4 to 6 months to have enough time to nurse the child till he or she is old enough to either attend a daycare or have someone else come home to care for the child when the mother is back to work.
On the other hand, some women are largely housewives, and so, have little to no means of income since they’re always at home while their spouses are off to work.
While being a stay-at-home mom isn’t entirely bad, most long to earn some form of income one way or the other, and can’t achieve that because they have no clue on what to do from home.
If you’re a stay-at-home mom and are looking for a business to start up, here are 11 business ideas a stay-at-home mum can start today.
1). Virtual Assistance:
A virtual assistance service involves been able to help an individual or organisation to handle some services virtually over the internet. It could mean playing the role of a customer service professional, preparing professional documents, reading and responding to emails, and much more.
To start up a virtual assistance service, you could first set up a website, build up a social media brand, and market your services to organisations, executives, and even individuals for a fee.
2). Bookkeeping Services:
Most people have problems keeping records of their daily business transactions. This poor record keeping goes on to affect their profit and losscalculationss, their tax declarations, and much more, which could lead to them getting into trouble with the Inland Revenue Service (IRS).
If you have some accounting knowledge, you could start up a bookkeeping service for small businesses that have an online presence, and market your service to them for a small fee.
The more businesses you help manage their accounting records, the more income you’ll generate.
3). Assign Your Car To A Driver On Uber Or Taxify:
If you’re a stay-at-home mom, own a car, and need a source of income, you could sign up your car up on Uber or Taxify and assign a driver to it.
On these car-pooling services, owners who assign their cars to drivers could earn as much as 40,000 Naira weekly in remitance from the driver, based on your agreement.
Instead of just having the car parked around, you could earn some considerable income from it.
4). Start A Vlog:
Vlogging involves posting videos on Youtube or other video streaming services, where you either talk about something or curate interesting video contents for people to watch. You could even start reviewing products, as a stay at home mom, you are most likely buying things all the time such as food and furniture. If you needed new contemporary coffee tables with storage, buy one you think you like and make a video review of it! Projects like this take quite a while to start bringing in the income, however if succesful, they can be worth your time.
Many individuals—including stay-at-home moms—around the world have gone on to start and grow successful Vlogs that are now worth millions of dollars.
You could be next!
5). Start A Daycare At Home:
Since you’re a stay-at-home mom, you could as well just start up a daycare or babysitting service in your home, where mothers would bring their kids over at the beginning of every morning and return later in the day to pick them up when they’re done at the office.
This is probably one of the easiest business ideas a stay-at-home mom could startup because it leverages your home-based status.
You could start by marketing your daycare services to other mothers and families in the same neighbourhood where you live.
6). Social Media Management:
Most stay-at-home moms spend a lot of their time on social media checking out the latest photos posted by people, what’s trending on twitter, and much more. They do this so much, failing to realise that they could literally build a business around this service.
As a stay-at-home mom that’s always on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and much more, you could start a social media mangement service and build up a successful business from there.
7). Become An Online Fitness Trainer:
Online fitness training is getting increasingly popular, and has already blown up in countries in Europe and America. In Nigeria on the other hand, it is still new and upcoming, and as such, there’s room for many who want to play a lead role in the online fitness industry.
If you spend so much time at home, you could start frequenting the gym, get your body into shape, and start an online fitness training service. While doing this, you could also contribute articles to popular fitness blogs, start one of your own, and also provide short-time fitness training services to people who reach out to you online.
8). Make And Sell Handmade Jewellery And Beads:
Stay-at-home moms could spend a lot of their free time making and selling handmade jewellery and beads. People have a higher preference for hand made products because it is assumed that so much more time, precision, and effort was put into it, thus making it much more expensive and socially valuable.
You could make these jewelleries and sell them to businesses who resell, or you could even market them yourself on the internet via social media, online marketplaces, and much more.
9). Start A Corporate Lunch-Supply Business:
All organisations go on lunch breaks daily. For some, the employees leave the office to find food to eat. For some others, the organisation has a kitchen that cooks their daily meals. And for many others, the employees order in food from businesses who prepare corporate lunches and supply them to organisations on a daily basis.
You could start a corporate lunch-supply business, get a dispatch bike rider or two, 5 to 6 organisations close to your home with employees, and supply them their corporate lunches on a daily basis.
For a stay-at-home mom who enjoys cooking, you could start up this business once you have clients who want meals delivered to them daily at work.
10). Sell Products Online:
Selling products like fashion items, electronics, home and decors, and much more is one business stay-at-home moms could venture into.
You could sign up on online marketplaces, study what sells the most, and start marketing those types of products whether as the direct seller or as a broker.
11). Find a Work-From-Home Job:
While a stay-at-home mom is largely considered to be unemployed, there are many organisations who have employees that work from home. You could set up a website a write reviews for highly used products such as a full size mattress, or baby products for new moms.
As a stay-at-home mom, you could even search out different organisations, apply for a job there, and consistently deliver on your daily targets while working for them.