Working from home is more common today thanks to technology and the internet. With just having a computer and a telephone, you can undertake projects, manage businesses or work for any company. There is no need to move to another place, because with these tools you can perform an efficient and productive work
For moms who take care of their children full time, this is an excellent opportunity to start a business and help in the home especially in this recent bad economy. In addition, to feel useful and stay active professionally.
Yes, before we start, you must take into consideration your talents, experiences, abilities and reality. For example, if you are interested in being a transcriptionist, evaluate how much time you can devote to the job if you have small children, as this work requires listening to dictation over the phone and concentration.
Here are my 10 business ideas from home for moms
1. Product distributor
There are several companies that offer you the opportunity to work for them as their representative offering you products to sell, while earning a percentage or commission. This is what you can do from your home and in the places you frequent, whether in the church, family, neighbors, clubs or your children’s school. My recommendation is that you sell a product that you really love because that way it will be much easier and more effective to sell it. For example, my cousin makes sales on cosmetic product from Oriflame Business … and she loves what she does and also earns a little money for her family.
2. Document translator
A document translator, aid in communicating with customers in language that they can easily understand. Most businesses communicate their customers in language they can easily understand and it is always in a written form such as email, help tutorial, written blog contents etc. The only skill required is for those who are multilingual and has ability to translate one document written in one Language to another. Most of the translation jobs are in Spanish, French, Chinese etc
To get started, upload your resume and list your rates and services on Translatorscafe.com. it is a free online directory of translators and translation jobs. You can also register with the following top websites, Gengo.com, Lingosaur.com, these sites will provide you translation jobs based on your expertise and abilities. You can earn about $12/hour for translating normal documents and up to $40/hour for translating technical or scientific content
3. Event planning
How many people can go through the stress of planning their own events like weddings, birthday parties, burials etc, believe me quite a few. So if you are detailed and good in organizing, you may make a good event planner and you can make money from helping people reduce the stress of organizing their own event. This is a good business for stay at home moms who would love to keep eyes on their children and contribute a quota to the family, as most events in Nigeria, are always on weekends.
If you have craftsmanship or art work that are unique, a good option would be to make the most of that talent to generate income. If You can sell on Etsy which is similar to eBay, but focus on selling arts, and other vintage items. The only skill required is your ability to create good artworks and promote your Etsy store using social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, along with other methods such as blogging, guest posting, networking etc. Etsy has around 30million visitor per month, so your aim is to leverage on the powerful visiting base to reach millions of people and sell your products without going into the hassle of creating Your own websites and promoting it.
5. Start a blog
Starting a blog is another way to earn money from home, this suitable for people who love to write and would like to share their knowledge and expertise with the world. Blogging is one of the easiest ways to earn money from home. Unlike any other job, if you are blogging you can work at any time of the day with ease. But the only difficulty about blogging is that it takes time before it starts making money for you, so my suggestion is that you shouldn’t jump into it full-time, if you already have something doing don’t quit, it is always better to start part-time, until it gets to the stage where it is earning you some cash. Once it gets to the earning stage then it’s the best time to turn into full-time blogging mode.
6. Discover products for people
If you have a great sense of style, a fashionista or a designer, understands people needs and have up to date knowledge of fashion trend. You can earn money online just by helping people find products they’ll love. You heard me right! Yes,its possible.. There are so many people around the world who need professionals to assist them in discovering products for decorating their houses or offices. Moreover, they might need suggestions on choosing the best clothes and matching accessories. You can help such people by providing them the right recommendations, then you earn your cash for doing that. According to my research the best way to go about starting it, is to submit an online application stating that you want to become an expert on operator.com
7. Start a YouTube channel
If you are someone who love to create videos, who is confident in front of camera, and can shoot documentaries or short tutorial about your passion or what you know, then you need to give a thought at starting your own YouTube channel. it is a simple way of making money online and requires no investment. YouTube gets almost 5 billion views per day which proves its power on the internet. All you need to do is to visit youTube.com with your mobile phone, create a channel and start uploading videos. You can create videos from themes that interest you. At the beginning, it won’t come out perfect but when you look at your first videos after few years, you should think aww how bad I was earlier, for example my sister a mom of three,who is a makeup addict, just started her makeup tutorial videos, she loves what she does and it’s getting better as the day goes by. Try to find out what people like about your videos and what they don’t. Study which videos get the highest retention rate and find the reasons behind them and with consistency you will be good to go.
If you have the knowledge and talent for a specific subject, such as, English or mathematics, tutoring at home can be a good option. There are many children with needs and lags in some classes looking for people or centers with tutoring services. In this case, you could charge by the hour and set a weekly time.
9. Daycare services –
Some moms have the ability and patience to care not just for their children, but those of others. Starting a day care service, can be a good home-based business strategy with which you can generate a fixed income. You have to take into consideration that it is a job with a great responsibility because it means being in the care of a child. It will be advisable that you have access to a vehicle in case of an emergency.
10. Freelance writer
This is suitable for work at home moms, it doesn’t really require any much skill but basically if you are creative and can write, all you need is to sign up at some of this freelance websites like upwork, peopleperhour, freelancer. Post your writing skills with appropriate details of what you can do, your prior works if any and your charges per hour. And once people who like your profile and have task which suites your skill, they will definitely contact you and pay you once you complete the task. I’m a great beneficiary to this.
11. Rental of inflatables, popcorn and clown
This is a business that although it is not directly in your house, is one that gives you flexibility in the schedule and mostly will be weekend. Birthday celebrations are very common among Nigerians and this service could leave you with good income.
12. Virtual assistant
Thanks to the development of the internet, the work of the virtual assistant came about, which is nothing more than an assistant or secretary who uses the internet to do work for others. Some tasks that they usually perform are: answering calls, writing letters, answering emails, writing proposals, transcribing, among others. To perform this work you must have knowledge and experience in clerical work and be very organized.
13. Fashion designer
The work of a fashion designer is always a necessity. Nowadays, there are so many reason to celebrate like, weddings, birthday parties, child naming ceremony etc and people love to look good and stay in trend. The services of a good designer is a goldmine this days. If you have the ability to sew, consider offering your professional services, sell your deigned clothes online or even give workshops or sewing classes.
14. Share links on social media
Most businesses and startups are aspiring to build their brand on social media platforms such as Facebook, instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and so on.
Businesses are all targeting social media because almost every internet user today has a social media account.
Such businesses need people who can help them promote their products and services on social media platforms
If you have a large social media following then you’ll earn very good amount of money from such sites.
There are a lot of services you could do to make the lives of others a little easier. Think about what need exist that you could fill with your talents. Then, write your ideas and plan how to carry them out and how you could make your business grow. From there, will come much inspiration, but the most important thing is to take action. Start now!
I hope this list is useful to you. If you can think of another business idea, I invite you to share it in a commentary with the community that reads.
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