5 Business Ideas for Moms
Starting a small business in my country is pretty easy. Almost every household has their own small business. For moms there are many opportunities in small business. I have many friends that used to bring their goods to the school, like clothes especially children wear and women wear, foods and snacks, jewelries, patch works, crafts, etc. Yes, they sell their goods while delivering or picking their children to school.
They don't have to produce the goods by themselves, there are many vendors that supply all the goods and you may take them first and pay later, or pay the down payment first, as long as their goods are sold. Many will import it from country like China, where the goods are really cheap, like girl's accessories, toys, electronics, etc. The small business development in my country is really fast. Well, there are many business ideas for moms, but at least there are 5 ideas that you may try :
1. Start from your own hobby
It's really great to make your hobby turn into cash. You will have fun do your hobby and as addition, it will bring extra cash to your pocket :)
Some of my friends really love cooking, they're really good, so they start to make a catering business and their business are doing well. They may cook for the whole family and the customers. The size of their business is vary depend on their capital and their time.
What is your hobby ? And think if that hobby may bring you some extra money. Some women love to grow plants and flowers, like orchids that have a high economic value, they sell their own breed of orchid and they gain a lot. There are times in my country when people really love Lohan fish, they did this as hobby and many people who love the fish do some trade and gain much money.
Do you love making jewelries or beads, cakes, cookies, jams (canning could be so much fun), doing crafts works, writing, scrapbooking. Yes, scrapbooking is really fun, there is a woman in my town offer a scrapbooking service for special occasion like birthday, wedding, and baby born.
I don't have any specific hobby that I can turn into money yet, I have so many hobbies :) so, it's hard to decide and I really need to focus, but my husband and I are developing a software house that has specific niche, telecommunication software. So, I decided to focus on that field first.
2. Become a consultant
Nowadays, become a consultant especially wedding consultant or party organiser could be really great. Many people need an advice to hold their wedding ceremony and party. As moms, of course you have experience in wedding things. You may start to build your own website and offer your advise, tips, and service. You may suggest the best banquet hall or place to celebrate wedding, the dinner set menus, the flowers, the gowns, the wedding limo, the gifts or wedding favors, invitations, and many more.
You don't have to supply all the stuff yourself, you may cooperate with other vendors who've done the business. To start this business, you need to visit many wedding exhibitions and gather all informations and contacts from the wedding industry. This is a growing business I think, because people are growing and they start to really like to have a sweet and memorable wedding ceremony. The wedding industry is always changing fast, like the wedding photographs, now we have a candid wedding photo, some couples really like it because it different from other wedding photography and look sophisticated.
Of course, if you're mom with CPA (Certified Public Accountant), you may establish your own Public Accountant business. But not everybody has CPA. Beside that, you may become a baby consultant, specially for new moms, there is a few mom who establish a business doing this job. They give advises to soon-to-be moms about how they will prepare the baby's room, how to choose baby's car seat, how to give breastdfeeding, how to make baby's food, how to choose baby's equipments etc. They make e-books and sell them in their website or sell a phone advice or even sell your own baby products.
3. Be a professional writer online
There are many online sites that will pay you to write an article. Also there are many editorial services that you can provide from the quiet of your own home, like :
Copyediting. This is where fact checking takes place, and where grammatical, stylistic and typographical errors are caught.
Proofreading. This is the last stop for a “finished” piece. The proofreader makes sure the copyediting changes have been properly made and no new errors are created in the process.
Indexing. There are indexing courses available and you can get indexing software.
Developmental editing. A developmental editor works with a manuscript on big-picture things like organization and content issues.
Book doctoring. This is an editorial service provided for manuscripts written by experts. They create a manuscript as best they can and then a book doctor puts it into publishable shape.
Ghost Writing. As a ghost writer, you actually do the research and write the book and someone else's name is attached as the author.
Copywriting. Also known as business writing, this is writing that promotes a product or a service.
Book writing. Do you have an expertise in something professional, such as accounting or interior decorating? Or personally, like knitting? Why not write a book about it?
Magazine article writing. Magazines and newspapers are a great way to get your writing published before tackling the daunting task of writing a whole book.
Web page content provider. Providing content for a web site is a good way to make some money writing.
4. Multi Level Marketing
Is a term that describes a marketing structure used by some companies as part of their overall marketing strategy. The structure is designed to create a marketing and sales force by compensating promoters of company products not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of other promoters they introduce to the company, creating a down line of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation in the form of a pyramid.
The products and company are usually marketed directly to consumers and potential business partners by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing.
For moms who really love to meet new person everyday and talk to everyone, MLM is a great ideas. I met many moms with MLM business and they're doing great. They just offering the goods when they gather with other moms, especially cosmetic goods, packaging goods, bags, shoes, women wear etc.
5. Set up a daily care service for children.
As moms, you may try to set up a daily care service for children under 5 years old. There are many parents who really need your service. They will definitely trust you because you are moms yourself. You need to make some preparations though. Like safe environments, prepare healthy foods and snacks for the kids, prepare toys, prepare activities, you may need extra help from your friend or hire employee that loves kids, you need to be creative, and you may need some emergency skill like how to handle a child if he or she'd choked etc. May be you will need to hire a medical assistant or someone with medical skill.
But if you are really good in taking care kids, this business will be a great advantage. You will have time for your own kids yet still gain extra cash from your activity.
How to set up a day care for children
1. You need a license, especially if your daycare is profit oriented.
2. You have to determine the range of children age to take care, do you accept babies or just pre-schoolers, because the treatment will be a lot different.
3. Prepare the facilities, like health facility, sanitary, dining, save and healthy play ground.
4. Hire professional and loving people to help you.
5. Prepare creative and educational activity.
6. Prepare transportation, do you pick up the kids or their parents will bring them to your place and many more.
Well, you need some money to set up the business. in my country you may start it from USD 2,000 excluding the place. Hope these ideas will be useful.
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