How to Start a Business as a
If you're a mom hoping to make some extra income from your own business, all while remaining a stay-at-home parent, welcome to the club. When your family is your top priority, the idea of working on your own schedule sounds like a dream come true.
But a quick Google search for a "home-based business idea" seems to yield more spam and sketchy websites than anything useful.
Here's the good news: it IS possible to create a simple business model for busy moms that will also yield more joy and fulfillment. Not only do I personally know dozens of women who have succeeded at building a profitable business while showing up for their kids, I'm also proof!
I'm a mom of many children who has managed to make extra money, without working a full-time job away from my kids.
But I know what you're thinking: "what would I even DO? I don't have a lot of technical skills and I've been out of the job force for years."
A great way to brainstorm business opportunities is to think of the talents you have or hobbies you've loved in the past. Do you enjoy art, writing, fitness, giving advice or organizing? Do you have writing skills or customer service experience from a past career? Or even better, what have you always dreamed of doing but never made time for during the years of raising babies?
Here are just a small handful of ideas for small businesses or anyone who wants to make money from home: becoming a graphic designer, creating a youtube channel, writing blog posts, being hired as a virtual assistant by other business owners, creating an online course, getting into affiliate marketing (where you share other people's products and get a small commission), becoming a freelance writer, selling handmade products on Etsy or at flea markets, working as an interior designer or personal trainer and so much more!
The fact is, my friend, there are as many different ways to create a business you love as there are people in the world. The most important thing to remember is that YOU get to decide what makes a successful business for you. Do you want to only work while your kids are in school or during nap times? Do you want to make enough money to pay off your mortgage? Do you want to help potential clients through a tricky life situation that you've already navigated?
ALL this is possible, with the right in-person or online business idea and the right guide to help you get there. Being your own boss is a blessing that I never knew I would love so much. I also never knew I could understand complicated marketing materials, build my own website, sell things on an online marketplace or be a social media influencer. I've learned more than I could have possibly imagined, and you can do the same.
The question is, how much time, energy and money do you want to initially commit to your business? Most would-be mompreneurs take years to muddle through learning these skills and eventually (hopefully) end up with the success they imagined. But the best way to create the business of your dreams is to find the right guide. You want someone who has been there, done that and wants nothing more than to see you succeed as well.
I promise that there is a business opportunity out there for you. But it will require learning some new skills, some hard work and the right coach to find it. The best things about a great opportunity include following your dreams and keeping your family a priority at the same time.
Let's do it, together,