5 Work-From-Home Business Ideas for Moms

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student-849820_1920Being a mom is not an easy task all the time even though it is very rewarding. As a working mom, I have to balance my time properly so I can actively spend time with my son and support him all while earning an income as well.

Since school is starting up again in most areas, moms may find a little more time in their schedules. Why not earn some extra money with a home-based business?

Whether you are a work-from-home mom or work outside of the home these work-from-home business ideas will allow you to earn some extra income without even walking out the door.

1. After School Care

Child care is a booming industry if you are on the receiving end and not the parent who has to pay for care outside of school (because it can be quite expensive). If you are a stay-at-home mom or have a flexible work schedule, you could offer parents in the neighborhood a more affordable child care alternative by starting an after school care business.

Providing after school care is better than babysitting because you won’t have to do it on the weekends or late into the evening if you don’t want to. You can set your own rates and pick up other children after school to stay at your home for a a few hours until their parents get off work. You can provide a snack and services like homework assistance to add even more value.

2. Pet Sitting

Pet sitting is more laid back than watching other people’s children. If you like pets, you can offer to watch over animals in your community while their owners travel, work, etc. The easiest way to find business is to ask around and put an ad out in your local paper or community newsletter. You can also create business cards and ask local pet shops if you can leave them there.

3. Blogging

If you want to try something that is flexible and quite fun, you might want to give blogging a try. Blogging can be a great hobby, but it can also be profitable once you start treating your blog like a business.

In order to establish a blogging business, you’ll need to set up a self-hosted blog and specify your niche and the topics you’d like to cover. There are so many blogs out there these days, but the most profitable ones are the ones with excellent content that also help people solve a problem or overcome an obstacle. You don’t have to be technically skilled as it’s fairly simple to set up a blog. It’s also not that expensive – you can start a blog for as little as $3.95 per month with Bluehost and they set everything up for you.

You can monetize your blog by putting ads on your site, partnering with sponsors, selling your own products and services and affiliate marketing.

It takes a while to start earning money from blogging, but it’s worth it once the dollars start rolling in. Having a blogging business opens the door to diversify your income and even develop a source of passive income that requires you to work less hours.

4. Work-at-Home Bookkeeper

If you are good with numbers and accounting, you can try your hand at establishing your own home-based bookkeeping business. Smaller companies don’t want to go through the trouble of hiring a professional bookkeeper as a regular staff member and requiring them to come into the office each day since most of the work can be done remotely.

There are many CPAs and successful business owners who have created home-based bookkeeping businesses that you can learn from as you’ll probably need a mentor if you’re starting from scratch. The great thing about this business is that you don’t need to juggle a ton of clients to earn a decent income.

5. Social Media Manager

Are you always on your social media platforms? Learn more about social media marketing and different algorithms so you can turn your knowledge and experience into a lucrative business.

I always thought being a social media manager sounded like a blast. Once you learn about effective strategies to help grow a brand’s presence online, there are so many helpful tools, resources and software (mostly free to use) that will allow you to schedule out updates, track engagement, and promote special campaigns.

If you have been longing to work from home and earn an income with a flexible schedule so you can still have time for your kids, any of these work-from-home businesses would be great options to look into further.

Which one of these home-based businesses would you be willing to try?

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Chonce is a freelance writer who’s obsessed with frugality and passionate about helping others increase their savings rate, eliminate debt, and work toward financial stability. She chronicles her journey with balancing motherhood, work, and finances on her blog, MyDebtEpiphany.com

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