Online Business Ideas for Stay Home Moms
Would you like to generate an income without leaving the house? You are not alone. Working online is one of the trendiest trends around these days. And it makes so much sense as a Mom, doesn’t it? #OnlineBusinessIdeasStayHomeMoms
By skipping the commute to work and the long hours expected of you by most bosses, you get way more time with your precious little ones. And you can sneak in housework, grocery shopping and play dates in between your work schedule.
That’s exactly why I started blogging and why Wendy started her Etsy store… read on for some more fabulous ideas…
11 Online Business Ideas For Moms
Guest Post by Wendy of Canvas Avenue
Being a mom is already a full-time job, with never-ending laundry and chores, dealing with cranky kids who refuse to sleep, and cooking non-stop to feed your tiny humans.
Thinking about adding more work to that may seem like a pipe dream, but with the Internet, opportunities to earn some additional income are sometimes just in front of you, well within reach.
It may not turn you into an overnight millionaire (or would it?) but here are some ideas that have the potential to make your life a little bit more financially comfortable.
1. Sell Crafts on Etsy
If you have an artistic side or love creating things, Etsy is a great place to showcase your creative talents. I personally first started Canvas Avenue on Etsy in 2014, and it has now grown into a full-time business. So I’m speaking from experience when I say there’s a real possibility here!
2. Virtual Assistant
If this isn’t the first article you’re reading for online business ideas, you must be rolling your eyes now. Virtual assistant, again? There’s a reason it’s always on these lists! It’s because VA’s are in such high demand that at any point in time if you need extra cash, you can probably earn some right away.
3. Online Translation Jobs
Know at least 2 languages, or more? Search Upwork for some translation jobs.
4. Sell Used Baby Gear Online
Not exactly a business in its strictest sense, but it still provides considerable income, so there’s that. There comes a time when your kid(s) outgrow their clothes, expensive baby carrier, fancy high chair or dock-a-tot. List your used items on Facebook or whatever your local online marketplace is!
5. Mommy Influencer or Blogger
Share your life as a Mommy, and build a community on Instagram or on your blog. Brands pay a pretty penny for social influencer Mommies to feature their products and share their experiences!
6. Freelance Writer
Did you know that 2 million blog posts are written every day? How many of those do you suppose people are paying others to write? For a point of reference, writers generally get paid around $0.01 to $0.1 per word, depending on the type of article and their experience.
Have you picked up any skills as a mother? Perhaps, making tasty toddler-approved snacks, or figuring out how to change bedsheets in 1 minute flat? Make a video, share your skills online!
8. Social Media Manager
Maybe you’re not that into sharing your own life and that’s okay! But if you have a flair for writing good captions and like making friends online, being a social media manager is something to consider.
Depending on the brand, creating a content calendar, posting a few posts every week and engaging with their audience is something that is completely doable, without sacrificing too much time with your children.
As the saying goes, there’s no better time to start than right now. Whether you need some funds to tide you through or are just looking for ways to supplement the family income, I hope that these ideas have been useful or at least inspiring!
About the Author:
Wendy is a mother to a 3-year old girl, and also the owner of personalized gifts and decorations business, Canvas Avenue.