Being a stay at home mom is no easy task. Most will tell you that it’s even worse than a regular full-time corporate job. Although for those who want to take it to the next level, especially when the kids start school, starting your own business where you can work from home while earning additional income for the family is the most ideal scenario.
ALLCARE is here to help you out! Here are our top ideas and jobs for stay at home moms that you can start right now.
Sell homemade goodies
A great starting point to find a side hustle or start a career at home is by selling stuff you know best how to make. Be it a hummus recipe you’ve been cooking at home or your favorite pasta sauce you can easily jar up. Everybody loves a homecooked meal, why not generate a profit from it?
Take on Social Media Management
A lot of moms we know started their work from home life through a job that can be done anywhere: social media management. It’s as easy as answering inquiries for companies on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, E-mail, you name it. All you need is a knowledge of basic social media, strong command of the English language, and the patience only a mother could have. Most companies prefer hiring outsourced employees for this kind of work.
Start a mom blog
There are no guidelines or instructions on how to be a parent and with the digital age, most young moms look to the internet for answers. Having a mom blog is one way you could impart your knowledge with the years of experience you have accumulated and the more hits you get, the more brands would want to sponsor you with endorsements. Get your family involved too! Check out how the Kramer family did it and garnered their huge following just by involving the audience in their everyday lives.
Sell your old items
An immediate way you could start earning with 0 capital is to sell all your old stuff at home. One category that surprisingly has huge ROI? Baby items. These are expensive brand new and you’d be surprised how many people want to save just by getting them 2nd hand instead. Try Facebook Marketplace or Carousel to sell your items at a profit.
Start a pet-sitting service
A professional pet-sitting service could be ideal for moms and kids who love pets. It has low startup costs and offers flexible scheduling. You can pursue your passion for pets through other peoples’ fur-babies while at the same time making a profitable living since this has low start-up costs.
6. Become a Virtual Assistant
Believe it or not, most companies don’t require actual experience in taking a Virtual Assistant role. They’re willing to train newbies and would be the perfect way for stay-at-home moms to earn while still being able to take care of the kids at home.
7. Start an e-commerce store
Got any knowledge on basic candle-making or homemade soap/fragrance? These things are a hit now online and people would pay good money for something that’s handmade and of good quality. What better way than to capitalize on your years of experience making any of these things as a hobby? Turn your hobby into cash through easy do-it-yourself e-commerce sites like Shopify or Wordpress.
8. Try your hand at Event Planning
Being the household manager entails a lot of planning, multitasking, and making sure every member is pleased. Why not put these skills to use through Event Planning? Becoming an event planner means that you need to have good PR skills and can satisfy your client while keeping to a budget. Since you’re already doing this at home, why not earn from it too? Try it out by offering to plan a friend’s baby shower or engagement party.
9. Get creative
Got any creative juices flowing? Pour them out with freelance writing for companies who need blog contributors or e-mail marketers who need copywriting done for several clients. If you have a good eye, try learning basic Photoshop or Illustrator and become a Graphic Designer. These are jobs that can be done at any time of the day so long as you meet the company’s deadlines. You could even try getting several clients to maximize your time, skills, and earnings.
10. Become a Digital Marketing Consultant
Consultancy is key when it comes to earning the big bucks while having as much free time for yourself or your kids as you need. Your clients need you to help improve their Digital Marketing presence or even just improving the brand’s image altogether. If you have some expertise in that field, you can dictate your pricing to them and who knows, you might even score a retainer fee instead of doing project-based work.
The Bottom Line
There are a lot of businesses for both stay-at-home moms and career moms who want to earn extra income. Opportunity depends greatly on your own interests and the needs of other people. If you’re on the lookout for the path to becoming a mompreneur you may need these freelancing tips. And if you're worried about missing out on health insurance, ALLCARE provides an HMO plan among other benefits.