Juggling being a mom and taking care of the household can be pretty stressful. Toss in the bills and you have a recipe for disaster. As a stay at home mom, the guilt of not providing enough financially for your family can way heavily on your health and your relationships. If you are trying to work and take care of your home you find yourself struggling to balance it all. So finding a way to work from home is usually a go-to for most of us stay at home moms and dads. So here are some home business ideas for moms that can help you boost your families budget and relieve some of your financial stress. I hope you find the ideas in this contributed post as useful as I do…
Raising kids while earning a living can be tough, and women across the world are constantly searching for ways to get the balancing act right. While part-time work is a good option for many working moms, the hours can still be pretty inflexible and rather than it feeling like the best of both worlds, sometimes it can feel like the worst of both. However there is another option instead of having to choose between full-time work and full-time parenting, and that’s to set up your own business. This allows you to earn money in a flexible way since you’re the boss you call the shots and you can work the hours that suit you and your family. Plus if you set up a business from home, its accessible any time and you don’t even need to worry about childcare costs. Here are a few ideas!
Writing and Blogging
If you’re a proficient writer, your skills are in high demand and there are plenty of opportunities to work from home. If you sign up to a freelance writing website, you can pick and choose the projects you want to take on, you’re not contracted to any kind of hours you just need to make sure you complete each piece by its deadline. There’s usually always work available, and you can do more projects if you have more time and less or none if you’re having a busy week with childcare commitments.
Blogging is another good option, however, it can take a good while until you can earn money from your blog. Your best bet is to write it for fun and see it as a hobby, once you’ve produced plenty of good content you can look into ways to monetize. In time, companies will begin to contact you for paid work if your blog meets the criteria they’re looking for.
Everyone loves a baker, someone that can whip up delicious treats is always going to be popular with their friends and family! But you don’t just need to keep your talents as a hobby, why not start a baking business from home? People always need cakes for birthdays, weddings and other celebrations and tend to use the services of local cake makers for this. You will need to make a few changes to your kitchen, for example, you have to follow certain hygiene procedures with rubbish and cleaning- and you need a fridge that’s only used for your business. But it’s not too complicated to get set up, and you can spend your free time making cakes and other baked goods to sell.
You could even attend a class to improve your skills, for example, you could learn how to make fondant flowers or new piping techniques to make your creations even better. You may need to borrow money to get started in this for any new appliances, courses, and licenses you need. But you can find out how to get a business line of credit online, that way you have the funds needed to get everything started to launch. Since you’re a local business, advertising on Facebook and setting up an Instagram page can both be good ways to go.
You might not think gardening is something you can earn money from, but there are actually a few ways you can go about this. For example, you could grow vegetables, fruit or decorative plants to sell. You could use the edibles you have grown to create jams, chutneys and other products that you could sell. You could even use certain plants to make medicines and beauty products. Just make sure you’re reading guidelines carefully and following all of the rules to ensure your products are safe and advertised correctly. For example, labeling a product as a ‘miracle cure’ wouldn’t be allowed.
Trying to balance being a mom and taking care of the home can be very stressful. In fact, finances are named as one of the top stresses of most mothers. When you worry about money it makes it hard to focus on everything else. Not to mention it is hard to balance a job and care for young children and a 9 to 5 job can take time away from your family.
Working from home gives you the flexibility you need to work and care for your home. You will have time to still do what you need and spend time with your family. One thing I always hated when it came to employment was the long hours it takes you away from your family.
Blogging is great because you get to decide on what you want to write about. You are your own boss. You can pick your passion and I was once told, you should enjoy what you are doing. Would you want to spend the rest of your life at a job you are miserable at or spend your time doing something you love? Plus you can get free training and learn how to turn your passion into a successful business.
Baking is another great choice. If you are like me and you love to bake, then you could be spending your time doing something you love and make really good money from it. You could turn this passion into a successful business that allows you to spend time with your family and take vacations when you desire. No more making someone else rich.
Who would have thought you could turn your love of fruits and vegetables into a business but you can. You could be doing what you enjoy from the comfort of your own home. You can even put the two passions together. You can bake and have a blog about it. Or garden and have a blog about it. It is up to you.
Today begins the rest of your life!
Do you have a passion you want to turn into a successful business? Let’s talk about it below!