Starting a business can take up a lot of time. But when you’re a mom, you don’t have time to spare when there is soccer practice or karate class on the schedule.
For moms who want to start a business, what’s most important to them is to have time for their family.
It wasn’t too long ago when there weren’t many start-up business options for mom’s.
But things have certainly changed…
Mom’s are breaking the rules and starting home-based businesses based on their hobbies and passions and they are in full control of their time. Many of them have become very successful mompreneurs. And they are showing the world that we can have the best of both worlds and do it on our terms!
Home-Based Businesses For Moms
Here is a list of the top time-friendly home-based businesses for moms.
Sell Handmade Products Online
If you’re a crafty mama, you can start a home-based business selling your handmade products.
Moms prefer to sell their products on Etsy mainly for it’s low start-up cost but also for it’s free traffic and user friendliness.
The most popular products sold on the platform are crafts, jewelry, toys and home decor.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, read this article on Fundera: Opening An Etsy Shop: Everything You Need To Know.
Start A Mom Blog
This is a great option for moms who have a lot to say. And with all the mom moments we have, I am SURE there is pa-lenty to say!
One of the questions I get asked most about blogging is if you have to publish a post daily. And the answer to that is no.
The beauty about a blogging business is that you can publish content whenever you want. I recommend starting with 2-3 posts a week.
Most moms make money blogging by promoting products. This is either through affiliate marketing or by partnering with brands through Influencer networks.
If this interests you, here are some resources for starting an online business.
Start A Drop Shipping Business
“Dropshipping” is another time-friendly business for moms. You don’t have to worry about inventory or shipping the product to the customer.
The way it works is, you partner up with a supplier who manufactures or warehouses products. When an order is placed, you send it off to the supplier who will package and ship the product to the customer on your behalf.
Read Drop Shipping 101: The Definitive Guide To Building A Drop Shipping Business in 2019 by A Better Lemonade Stand for the pros and cons of a dropshipping business.
Start A Proofreading Business
A proofreading business also gives moms the flexibility to work when it’s most convenient.
There is an incredibly high demand for proofreading worldwide, and the best part is that you don’t need to be in any specific location to do the job… it’s all from your computer or tablet!
With proofreading, you take content that other people have written and proofread it with a fine-toothed comb to make it perfect.
This gig is obviously for a very specific type of person who LOVES to correct grammar, so if you:
- Are always catching typos
- Constantly correct texts and Facebook posts
- Read through an email five times before you hit send
- Cringe when you find a misspelled word
Then this might be something for you.
If you’re interested, sign up for a free workshop to turn your passion for words and reading into a thriving home-based business.
You’ll learn the 5 signs proofreading to determine if this is a good fit for you. And if it is, you’ll move on to learn how to set up shop and attract the ideal client.
The Take Away
The take away from this post is that there really are time-friendly home-based businesses that will give moms time to spend with their family.
If none of these examples peaked your interest, take a moment to think about your passions and hobbies. Then search online to see how those hobbies can be turned into a thriving business.