Are You an Aspiring Mompreneur?
Gone are the days when mothers stayed at home and looked after their children, and that was it. Today, Mums can enjoy the luxury of having it all, going back to work full or part-time or more and more are now running their own business and doing so at the same time as raising their children.
Mompreneurs, these ambitious and inspiring mothers are changing the business landscape and inspiring women all over the world. If you are planning for your future, thinking about what you could do instead of going back to your old job or you’d like to get out of your current job, then look no further.
Here is a list of ideas you could do as a Mompreneur, ideas that are working well for so many others; there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a piece of the action.
1. Freelance Writer
If you’re a good writer and want to work from anywhere at any time, then being a freelance writer could be ideal for you. So if you’re at home while your kids are at school, you can easily freelance write for blogs and publications. It’s one of the most convenient and lucrative ways to be a mompreneur.
While you could publish articles on other sites as a freelancer, you should also consider getting into the mompreneur-craze of mommy blogging and combining your knowledge of being a mother and raising children with creativity, curation, and writing skills.
3. Handmade Products Seller
Whether you have a knack for making jewellery, pottery, or home goods, starting an e-commerce business to sell your handmade products is easier than ever as there are now so many places to sell them. Check out e-commerce platforms and marketplaces such as Etsy, Amazon, eBay, and Craftly to see what others are doing, and you could be doing the same.
4. Interior Designer
If you’ve always had a passion for interior design and have an eye for furniture, decorating, and organization, interior design could be just the right business idea for you.
5. Landscaping and Gardening
For those who take their decorating and design skills outdoors, try landscape design or gardening. Mompreneurs can tap into the lucrative business of landscape design, offering their services to local homeowners and businesses.
If you have a nice camera and an eye for photography, consider starting a photography business. With a high demand for wedding photographers, event photographers, and portrait photographers, there are a ton of opportunities for mompreneurs to tap into the creative market.
7. Social Media Manager
Social media is all the hype these days, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon, so becoming a social media manager is the perfect work-from-home solution for mompreneurs. Social media managers can help small or medium-sized business master the art of social media marketing for businesses when busy business owners don’t have the time to do so themselves.
8. Internet Researcher
We live in an age where more and more people are consuming information online. Online publications and blogs will always need someone to fact-check the information they’re distributing across the internet. But finding correct and relevant information to provide users takes a lot of time. So much time, that business professionals, scholars, lawyers, educators, journalists, and more are willing to pay for a dedicated researcher.
9. Culinary Business
Are you a fantastic cook or baker? Do your friends and family praise you for your amazing meals and dinner parties? Then you should earn some money for your culinary skills!
Open up a cupcake shop, a speciality pie shop, or a bread baking shop out of your kitchen. You’ll be able to work from home and do so when it fits with your schedule.
10. Personal Chef
If you’re an excellent cook, such that someone would pay you to cook for them, then capitalize on that skill and start marketing yourself as a personal chef. Not everyone has the time to cook or meet their own specific dietary needs. This could be the perfect opportunity for mompreneurs who have the time and skills to be a personal chef.
11. Event Planner
If you have the skills and patience to coordinate other people’s parties and have a knack for organizing food and drinks, invitations, scheduling, and working through complicated logistics, then event planning might be for you.
12. Virtual Assistant
If you’ve been an assistant before or are a highly organized person, then consider joining the Virtual Assistant craze. Virtual assistants are just what you think—they work virtually and remotely as assistants for very busy people. Virtual assistants are especially helpful for busy executives who only can’t manage all their meetings, calls and appointments.
Which of these 12 ideas appeal to you as an aspiring Mompreneur? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.