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Top Home Based Business Ideas for Moms

Updated on April 13, 2014

Make Money from Work at Home Businesses

There are many opportunities for people, stay at home moms in particular, to work at or from home online or/and offline and earn some extra money or even an income. The Internet has opened literally endless options for stay at home moms to start out a home business. If you are interested in offline home businesses, there are also some great home based business ideas you can consider to look into. The best thing would be try a combination of online and offline home based businesses. Today, the number of home working moms are on the increase as more and more moms from all across the world are looking for work that they can do sitting in the comfort of their own living rooms while looking after their children and doing other household work.

There are many home business ideas that you can take a note of. Then, do your own research to find out what business ideas are most viable options for you and you can give a try to. It would be wise to choose one or two ideas based on your expertise, passion and experience, and then move into others. For example, if you think daycare is the best home based business idea for you, start it and once you become successful with it, you may want to start another work at home business, such as blogging or freelance writing, and more.

The idea here is start out a home business that you think is the most appropriate for you. Then, you can choose another one, and more, depending on your skillsets and varied preferences. In fact, there is a lot of money to be made from home based businesses and you can earn too like other moms. Here are a few top home based business ideas for moms who stay at home but want to work at home to earn some extra cash or even an income.


Blogging is one of the best home based business ideas and if done correctly it can generate a nice stream of passive income for ever. You will need to set up a blog, preferably one with your own domain name in it and which is hosted with a good paid web hosting provider. It will take some time though to earn money from a blog. If you are able to write quality content around a topic or more on a regular basis on your blog, you will be able to attract a lot of targeted traffic to the blog over time from search engines, social media websites, and other places online. You need to promote your blog using various techniques and strategies. Then, you can start monetising your blog in a number of ways, including running online ads like Google AdSense ads, joining affiliate marketing programmes, selling ad space on the blog, writing sponsored posts for individuals or companies, selling your own products, offering your services, and using other ways.


Yes, you can earn decent money by looking after children of other parents in the afternoon or evening of the weekend. You can ask out local people if they are interested in your offer. You can advertise locally too. If you keep it below the minimum number of children, then you may not need a license to start a off-hours childcare business. Many women are doing this and earning some nice extra money in return.

Virtual Assistant Services

Many women can offer virtual assistant services and make a lot of money. There are many different kinds of virtual assistant jobs or services that individual entrepreneurs and companies outsource to freelancers online. As a virtual assistant you simply aid individuals or companies in things like writing drafts, resumes, and more, typing manuscripts, sending emails, doing transcription work, and others. There is a little start-up cost involved if you want to start a virtual assistant home business, but you have already almost certainly have the equipment or resources, such as a computer, a reliable Internet connection and necessary software needed to start this business.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the best home business ideas for millions of people, including stay or work at home moms from around the globe. If you start a blog business then affiliate marketing would certainly be one of the best blog monetisation methods to help you earn money online. You can start affiliate marketing business even if you do not own a blog or website. There are many third-party websites or other places on the Internet where you can promote products and services of individual entrepreneurs or companies, also known as advertisers or merchants, by writing content in the form of articles, blog posts, and more, creating videos, and by using other ways and get paid when readers to your content, and visitors to your videos, etc perform certain actions.

For example, some affiliate marketing programmes will pay you if a visitor to your blog or website or a third-party website, etc clicks on ads served by your affiliate partners. If visitors click through the affiliate partners' ads to land their websites and the visitors sign up for a newsletter, fill out an online form, and perform other things you will get paid. But most affiliate marketing programmes pay you if the visitors purchase something from the affiliate partners' websites. You get a cut out of the sale or commission on each sale.

Final Thoughts

There are many more home based business ideas, such as freelance writing, freelancing through offering other services like web design, graphic design, and more, online store or e-commerce website, and more. You need to work hard if you wan to earn substantial income from your home businesses. But, the work is usually enjoyable as you manage your own time, set your own schedule. The above-mentioned home based business ideas can be the source of an income for you if you want to put in quality time and effort.


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