Mums who are working from home can be really successful, but what to do? We give you some business ideas to inspire you. After all, your work can bring in some extra household income, set a good example to your children, and help you to improve your skills and assets.
Stay at home mothers who really enjoy caring for their children might find that child minding is an excellent option. Even caring for one child can provide some much needed extra money, and can give your children the opportunity to play with other children who are of similar age. For more ambitious mums, it might be possible to set up a playgroup or nursery, which can become a very successful and lucrative business.
Similarly, if you have good qualifications and talent why not start up a tutoring business, for example in maths, English or languages, or even musical instruments such as the guitar or piano? This is really rewarding, and is very flexible as you can choose exactly which hours you are available for tutorials.
Writing for profit and selling
Another very popular choice for home workers is freelance writing. There are many different companies, many of them internet based, which offer freelance writing work to people who can work from home. On the other hand, for active individuals who enjoy getting out of the house, product sales can be an excellent business venture. There are many businesses that require people to distribute their catalogue, for example Avon or Kleeneze. It is possible to distribute as many or as few catalogues as desired, and it can also be an excellent way of meeting new people and socializing.
If you prefer to work at whatever time of day suits you, starting up an internet business can offer a great opportunity for success. One option is to create a website which sells goods or services, or sell them via an online auction site such as Ebay, but this is not the only option. If you can build up a website that attracts a lot of visitors, it can be possible to make substantial amounts of money simply through affiliate marketing and advertising.
Study at home
One way of broadening your horizons even further is to do some studying. Most colleges offer part-time courses and many offer online learning courses that can be studied at home.
If you already have a qualification you have even more choice when deciding how you want to work from home – for example, with an accounting qualification you can start a book-keeping business from home. Many other work from home options require a substantial amount of IT knowledge, so taking a course in computing can really help to improve your prospects of success, especially if you will be running your own website.
You can find more ideas with this fun ‘small business idea’ selection tool from Sky line Offices.
Author: Charlotte Ellie Parker
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