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Work from Home Ideas for Busy Moms
Being a Mom is a full time job, so why would you want to get more work? Well for starters no matter how rewarding it is to work with your kids and to see them make daily progress, there is also a need to get paid in cash. Some families are lucky and have no trouble with money, but the majority of us will agree that a little extra cash is always welcome.
If you have chosen to stay at home and look after your kids, it does not mean that you are destined to not earning your own money. There are a number of things that you can do sitting at home that can help you pick up some extra cash along the way. Here I'd like to give you some ideas for work from home businesses which have worked well for other mothers in the past.
So after you pack off your kids for a while to school and finish the cooking and the household chores you can get down to setting up a small business from your home. You don't even need to rent office space, as you can operate right out of your virtual office on the internet. Of course as with any business some initial investment is required, but just get the basics that you need to function and get started making money.
Make money at home with these businesses
Home Business Idea Number 1
Freelance online at the skill that you already have. For instance if you have a background in journalism you can be a freelance writer. Or start a blog on something that you know a lot about. A simple blog with a good niche and interesting content can be a real money spinner. Of course you do need some help setting up the site and a bit of investment for the hosting et al.
Home Business Idea Number 2
Baby Sitting or Creche is a great idea if your kids are still small and at home most of the day. This way you can take care of your kids and help out other working mothers with their kids and get paid for it. Of course it would only work if you really love children a lot and actually want to spend time with them. If you are looking at a business venture which gets you a break from your own kids, this may not be ideal for you.
Home Business Idea Number 3
Multilevel Marketing is also a good idea to consider. Sure you won't become a millionaire overnight, but you will have a little stream of money coming in on a regular basis. Pick a company with care and in a field which you are familiar. For instance if you use cosmetics and are passionate about make up you will enjoy working as a beauty consultant. Or if you feel greatly about maintaining a healthy lifestyle you can become a lifestyle coach.
Home Business Idea Number 4
Cooking is also a passion and a talent which can convert well into a small side business. A person I know sells desserts made to order. So any one having a party in the neighborhood just gives her a buzz and she delivers the pudding. She even gets the dishes back to reuse for the next pudding, saving on a constant investment. Of course if you break the dish you pay for it. It is a incredibly simple but highly effective small business based on her cooking skills.
Home Business Idea Number 5
Candle Making is a simple skill to master. If you are artistically inclined you can pick up a candle making kit and get to work right away. Make up your own designs of floating candles, taper candles, beeswax candles and you are ready. You can sell the candles in any local gift shop in town. Or if you don't want to tie up with anyone you can sell them online on eBay or Amazon. Setting up a virtual shop is very simple with these two sites and selling was never easier.
These five ideas are just the tip of the small home business iceberg. Other ideas can include becoming a travel agent, business consultant, costume designer, dance instructor, dating service or match making operator, dog walker, yoga trainer, interior decorator, desktop publisher, bill payment service, turn key housekeeping service, party planner, plant nursery, pregnancy exercise coach, and so many more things.