As a mother, you already have the most important job in the world; parenting and raising the next generation. But just because you stay at home, and don’t have the ability to work a traditional office job, doesn’t mean you can’t make money.
In fact, 66% of moms with kids under six years old are back in the workforce already.
If you want to be a good, present parent, but still be able to contribute to your household income, then starting a remote, work-from-home business is your best option.
In the modern age, there are countless businesses you can start from home and operate in your free time. What are these business opportunities? Keep reading below to discover some of the best options.
If you like taking photos, then working as a client photographer might be the easiest way to start generating income while also doing something you love.
Client photography, such as family portraits or wedding photos, is an industry dominated by women, making it easier for you to break into. Plus, it generally works with a busy mom’s schedule.
If you do photoshoots during the week, they’ll likely be in the evening when your spouse is home with the kids. Or, if you do a wedding on the weekend, your spouse, parents, or friends can watch the kids while you’re out. Then, during the week, when you’re home with your kiddos, you can edit with whatever time you have available.
Kelsey Jaeger, of jaegerhausphotography.com, started offering client photography with two kids at home and has been able to build a sustainable business that works with her family’s lifestyle.
She’s just one of many women who are proving every day that just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t build a business and generate income.
Sure, everyone wants to be a social media influencer, because it seems so fun, lucrative, and easy. But it’s actually a lot of work to create and edit consistent content every day. Plus, most platforms are oversaturated, making it very hard to get started these days.
The best thing to do is to start using a social media platform in its early days, as it’s much easier to build up a brand and a following. Instagram is nearly impossible for this these days, but TikTok is still relatively new.
In 2023, newcomers to TikTok, who have a strong content strategy, are able to build up followings rather quickly. And once you have reached a certain threshold regarding followers and likes, you’ll start having brands reach out for paid promotions.
If you run your TikTok account like a business, you can definitely build out a consistent revenue stream with it.
Social Media Marketing
Social media is king. Everyone from our grandmas in their 70s to our 13-year-old kids are using social media all day, every day. It has become the most effective marketing channel ever. And every single day, brands are looking for people to help them manage their social media accounts for them.
If you like spending time on these apps, creating content, posting content, and communicating with fans and followers, then managing other people’s social media accounts can be a solid business plan.
Once you learn how to get clients, you’ll generally keep them on a monthly basis, helping you generate predictable monthly revenue. If you’re really good at attracting clients, you can even hire other freelancers to handle a lot of the day-to-day work like posting and writing captions.
This is a great business for those who want to build systems and teams and outsource most of the work so you can focus on your main job; holding babies.
If you have the capital to obtain and furnish a vacation rental, then managing one can be a great side business from home. Most of the work is done upfront, remodeling and furnishing a property.
Once your house is ready for bookings, almost everything can be done from your computer or phone. The only thing that can’t be done remotely is the cleaning in-between guests. You can do this yourself if the property is closed. But it’s much more effective to find a cleaner to do this for you, so the business is completely remote.
You’ll charge your guests a cleaning fee anyway, so you don’t even have to pay them; your guests do.
Affiliate marketing has been a popular business model for many years now. A lot of people think it’s dead. But it is alive and well, and newcomers are still able to build solid revenue streams this way.
There are a lot of ways to make affiliate commissions, and a lot of products and niches you can focus on. The best thing to do is buy a course from someone doing the kind of marketing you want to do, and model your strategies after theirs, rather than start from scratch.
Love shopping at thrift stores? Physical stores are cool and all, but we’re talking about home-based businesses today. If you don’t want to leave the house, you can thrift online.
There are many marketplaces, such as eBay, Poshmark, Mercari, and the Facebook marketplace that make it easy to source valuable goods for dirt-cheap prices.
You can then refresh the items, list them for sale at higher prices and market them to the right audience, and take home any markup you charge. This is a bigger business model than most people realize.
You Can Watch Your Kids and Make Money
Sure, building a business while also taking care of kids at home can be very difficult. And the thought of it stops most people in their tracks.
But hundreds of thousands, if not millions of women all over the US are doing exactly that. If you want it, you can achieve it. And if you can build systems in your business and learn to outsource early on, you can make it a lot easier on yourself.
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