Many families feel that having a parent stay at home with the kids is the best choice for the social and emotional growth of their children. However, it isn’t always easy to make it on one income. For those families, or those that just want a little extra money to enjoy life, working from home in addition to looking after the kids is an option.
Thanks to the ever-growing online world, it is easy to work from home. There are many opportunities out there, some that require full-time hours, others that allow you to work as little or as much as you would like. But if you would like to both work from home and be your own boss, your best bet is to start an online business. Below are a few businesses you can run from home and work around time spent with your family. But keep in mind, there are many other possibilities out there.
On what would you offer to consult? The sky is the limit. You could provide human resources consulting, PR consulting, technology consulting, or many other forms. Whatever business or niche you know well, you can offer consulting services.
If you aren’t interested in being your own boss, you could simply do this as a freelancer. However, you can build up clients over time and turn it into a business, recruiting talented writers and editors to work for you. Once you compile a quality team, the work for you will be minimal, and you can take on assignments of your own to pull in extra money.
Blogging can be more than a hobby. Dedicated bloggers can pull in thousands of dollars each month from advertising and sponsorship revenue. With time and attention to detail, you can create a blog that businesses will pay to advertise on.
Busy families need help to keep everything organized and functioning. One service many are considering? Menu planning. You help families come up with a menu for the entire week that suits the preferences and needs and include a shopping list. They take care of the rest. It is fun to do and pays well for the amount of work you put into it.
Do you have any online business ideas for stay-at-home mothers I’ve missed?