If you’re a stay-at-home mom, then you may be thinking about making plans for when your children return to work and you have a little more time on your hands. But going back to work for someone else can be tough. Not only is it hard to find hours that will suit family life and school pickups, but it can be tricky to get time off when children are sick or won’t be in school. Which is why more and more moms are taking charge and working from home and creating their own business that can work around their children. So could this work for you? Here are a few ideas of things that you could do to start your own business and then you can go from there.
Tutoring or Teaching
There are various agencies online that you could sign up to so that you can become a tutor. Some even involve skyping with other countries and teaching English as a second language, for example. If you have expertise in a certain area or have done teaching in the past, then this could really work for you. Anything from piano lessons to baking; you don’t have to only tutor children.
If you love to write or are looking for a creative outlet, then writing for agencies or SEO companies is in pretty big demand in this day and age. You could even start your own agency and pitch for work yourself. It is an idea that needs very little to start up with, simply a computer, broadband, and a phone, and you can set out your own hours and do things as and when you can.
If you have got a love of crafts and have gotten pretty good, then you could sell the things you make to other people, as well as take custom designs. From blankets, quilts, to home decorations, wreaths, or clothing, there is certainly a demand for this kind of thing. You may need to apply for a loan in the first instance to get you started. But once you have the inventory that you need, it can be pretty simple to get a website together and get started. If it is something that you enjoy then it will never really feel like you are even doing any work.
If you have honed your skills as a photographer taking pictures of your own children, then why not branch out? You could use the great outdoors to take family photos for people, as well as things like weddings or engagement shots. These days, with a good camera, some editing equipment, and a little know-how, you can create some really beautiful images. And you know what, people will pay for them! So you could even get into landscapes or lifestyle shots to then sell them online or to stock photo sites.
These are only a few of the options available to you. Decide what you enjoy, what could be financially beneficial, and go from there. You can work and be a mom, for sure.