Often times its not the desire to start a business that prevents us from getting started. Most mompreneurs who are excited about business are already willing and wanting to start a home based business. I find it’s usually a lack of great work from home business ideas for moms that keeps us from launching the business of our dreams!
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10 Work From Home Business Ideas for Moms:
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Direct Sales Home Business
If you have no clue of a product to sell on your own, or how to offer a service to your community, why not try joining a Direct Sales Program and sell somebody else’s products to your friends, family and community? These days there are many popular direct sales companies to join. Here’s our complete list of Direct Sales work from home business ideas.
If you have a lots of experience in a particular field and can provide guidance, encouragement and knowledge to others then you might want to consider being a consultant. You can advertise your services via a blog, local bulletin boards and by joining networks in your area that specialize in your field of expertise. Here’s more information on becoming a business consultant.
Welcome Service Business
Here’s an idea I found the other day which I think is a great opportunity for mompreneurs who live in highly sought-after places to live. You could be the first point of contact and main coordinator for someone relocating to your area and help get them connected with the everyday things one might need to make living easier, such as recommending a trustworthy dry-cleaning service, lawyer, accountant, contractor, plumber, you name it! Your service could be invaluable for newcomers. You could make a profit by receiving a commission from service providers by referring clients to them, or by charging a flat rate for your service to customers. This could be a great home based business idea for mompreneurs who are familiar with their community and can build a trustworthy network of professionals to recommend to newcomers.
Home Staging Business
If you live in a booming real estate area and have a knack for interior decorating, then creating a Home Staging Business might be a great home business idea for you! A Home Staging Business owner would be in constant contact with local Real Estate Agents who are selling their clients homes which are unfurnished.
Your business would come in and set up the home with furnishings to get it ready for showing to potential buyers. This would give them an idea of what the home looks like furnished. I’ve been watching a lot this show called Selling New York on iTunes and they use Home Staging Businesses often for the unfurnished apartments they are trying to sell. It’s a really exciting business to try out!
Diapering Service Business
All new mom’s these days have probably heard their fair share about cloth diapers and how much better for the environment they are than disposable diapers. Though messy as they can be, I’d have to agree and decided to use cloth diapers for many months when my daughter was a baby. The hassle was washing them. This is where your home business idea can come in handy for other moms!
A Diapering Service is a weekly pick-up/drop-off service offered in a local area basically providing moms with freshly laundered cloth diapers and taking the hassle out of washing cloth diapers at home. Here’s an example of a Diapering Service based in Campbell, California called TinyTots. They offer a laundering and composting service as well! I love this idea!
Home Child Day Care
This is a great home business idea for stay-at-home moms who want to be able to work from home and earn extra income for the family. Many women offer this service from their homes and there will always be children in need of daycare! Check with your local business licensing department to determine what type of background checks and licensing you’ll need. Here’s a great resource on getting this home business idea started!
Professional Organizing Business
If you have a passion for organizing (like I do!) then starting a Professional Organizing Business might be right up your ally! You can work with clients who need help getting their home organized, or with family members who need to enlist the help of a professional to organize their aging parents home. Additionally, businesses offices are always in need of organization! You can be the person to take the headache out of the ever-present project which is cleaning and organizing. Here’s a great article I found on Pinterest called “How I Became a Professional Organizer”.
Sell Products in an Online Store
Since Shopify came out starting an online store and selling products has become SUPER easy. You can basically set up a store in a day and be selling products within hours. So, if you’re crafty and able to make things to sell (like clothing, art or food products), or are a wonderful collector of interesting things (like vintage items, cool t-shirts or hip accessories) then you can very well have your own store right online!
Here’s three online stores on Shopify to get your ideas flowing:
- Faucet Face – designer glass water bottles
- Tattly – sellers of designer temporary tattoos
- Petit Paper – sellers of notes, paper, diaries, schedulers, writing pads and stationary.
Further reading: The 4 Best Places to Sell Your Products Online
Virtual Assistant Business
Thankfully these days with the internet, being an assistant doesn’t necessarily mean you need to report to an office every day! You can create you own Virtual Assistant home business and service customers from your home computer. A Virtual Assistant performs tasks online for clients with a very wide variety of duties available to offer (depending on your skill set).
Tasks can include replying to emails, scheduling business appointments, updating websites, social media posting, and even personal services like ordering flowers for a loved one, sending greeting cards and thank-you notes. The list goes on! Here’s a great article I found on Pinterest called “How To Become a Virtual Assistant” filled with more detailed information about how to start this home business idea!
Dog Walking Business
A great friend of mine once had a dog walking business and she absolutely loved it! She was able to get outside, get exercise and play with cute doggies all day. And best of all she was able to create a profitable business from her efforts! You can advertise your dog walking services through Craigslist, the local newspaper and on local bulletin boards, as well as Facebook. Here’s a handy post called “Start Your Own Dog Walking Business” with details on getting started.
Further Reading on Work From Home Business Ideas:
- How to Know if Your Business Idea is a Winner
- Why Start a Business? Here’s 9 Reason’s…
- At Home Small Business Ideas: The Basics
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