7 worthwhile tips to become a self-employed stay-at-home mom this year.
Children bring so much joy and happiness into our lives. They make us the most adorable clay sculptures, funky bead necklaces, and, my favorite, mud pies. It can be hard work to run around after the kids and clean up the messes and find time to make dinner. Yet many of us want to make the time for other ventures and passions we have.
While it may seem impossible, there are ways to increase the time you have to immerse yourself in your hobbies or even start a business. If you’ve been thinking about pursuing beginning a business, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and give it the effort required to succeed. You may even find yourself with a startup that your kids can eventually take over.
With more and more Millennial moms choosing to stay home to raise their kids, the future of working from home looks bright! Follow these simple steps to start a business as a very busy stay-at-home mom.
Hire a baby sitter
Some of our best ideas come to us in the middle of a chaotic room full of laughter, screaming, and the sound of a block tower crashing down. But this is often not the case. In order to have a successful business with a strong business plan, you may want to hire a baby sitter to help you find a bit of peace and quiet to help you think and strategize.
When you have downtime, you can brainstorm business ideas and research tactics to help your business grow and expand. While a baby sitter may be a short term investment, running a profitable business is a better longterm investment.
The internet is full of great ‘e-mom and pops.’ Become one of them. Selling online allows you to make your own schedule and not leave home unless you want to.
Starting an online business is easier than it ever has been. All you have to do is register your domain name, choose a template, post your items, then share your business on your social media accounts.
You can also manage your shop with just a few clicks and create a blog to share your stories with your followers. The people in your life will want you to do well and watch your business grow.
Be a virtual assistant
Becoming a virtual assistant is one of the most popular jobs for stay-at-home moms. If you can use a computer and you have access to the internet, you’re all set. You can find part-time gigs and full-time gigs depending on how busy you want to be. And if you’re worried about scheduling, you can work for someone outside of your time zone!
Most virtual assistants edit and write, schedule appointments, book travel and hotels, and keep calendars up-to-date.
Offer to watch other kids
If you have a knack for keeping kids happy, you can always offer to watch your friends’ children from time-to-time or during the day. This can create long-lasting friends for your children and provide you with a little extra income.
All you need for this is a few extra plates and bowls and maybe some fresh toys. You’ll also want to check on any local or state laws for licensing.
Become a homeschool teacher
With homeschool co-ops increasing in popularity, you can easily find a teaching job without even leaving your house. If you have a bachelor’s in English, history, or math, you can easily teach the little ones what they need to know. If you want to increase your pay rate you can get certified by your state in your subject.
Sell what you make
If you’re a crafty momma, try to sell your wares at the local craft market. People love buying homemade soaps, scarves, and candles. If you have woodworking skills, wooden crafts and furniture have also gotten pretty popular over the past few years.
You can often find a great following by creating an Instagram for your business. And you can try taking requests for custom crafts.
Baked goods also make for excellent craft and green market items. If you can cook a tasty apple pie or some ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies, try selling them at the market instead of just the PTA bake sale.
Start a mom blog
Blogging is accessible to everyone with a phone or a laptop. If you’ve never written for an audience, it can be extremely rewarding and eventually profitable.
Start by creating a blog that’s unique to you then build a following over time. People enjoy reading about honest reflections on life. Share about your travels, makeup tips, or even fashion advice.
If you gain enough visitors to your site, you can find sponsors or become an affiliate.
If you’re at home with your kids, take some time to consider if you want to be a self-employed stay-at-home mom. You may be able to find the perfect way to express your creative side while making a bit of extra dough.