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10 Creative Mompreneur Small Business Ideas

Are you a stay-at-home mom? Do you sometimes wish to look for a new way to earn a living and at the same work according to your own schedule? Well then, starting your own venture is probably the best way to do it. Being an entrepreneur is not always easy; but if you have the best small business idea fixed in your mind, then there is no reason why you won’t do just fine.

1. Arts and crafts

To accommodate the flexibility they need, women may opt to open shop in their homes. Many artists, crafters, and jewel designers have long since discovered that working from home is indeed an option. In fact, even hair stylists, nail techs and massage therapists have been converting their basements and spare rooms into design dens.

2. Online home business

With the popularity of the Internet these days, it is crystal clear that online entrepreneurs have taken the world by storm. Affiliate marketers and info marketers are continuously growing in number. Moreover, bloggers, advertisers, SEO experts and marketing researchers have found career success. Thanks to cyberspace, the opportunities are limitless!

3. Culinary business

If you really love cooking and you are really good at it, you can set up your own catering business. Of course, don’t forget that the success of your operation is dependent on your capital and time.

4. Writing

There are many editorial services that you can offer from the comforts of your own home: copyediting, proofreading, ghost writing, magazine article writing, web page content provider, among other things.

5. Consulting

One of the best part-time ideas is becoming a consultant. There are vast choices to get you started; for instance, IT, finance, accounting and marketing, to name just a few. Although other sidelines may require you to travel, there are still consulting opportunities that exist over the phone or through the Internet.

6. Wine consultant

If you are the sort who likes to be the toast of a party, then becoming an independent wine consultant may be a home-based business opportunity for you while reveling in your vintage passions.

7. Daily child care

There are many parents who really need a daily care service for their children. Setting up one is a terrific move since they will most likely trust you, being a mother yourself. You might need some preparations though. This includes a safe environment, healthy food and snacks, entertaining and educational toys, enjoyable activities and if the need arises, friendly and approachable employees.

8. Pet service

But there’s a catch here: this is probably not a good business for moms with young children, unless they have a relative to watch the kids.

9. Web designing

If you have mad skills in web and graphic designing then you can turn your talent into a profitable business. What you will need is a striking portfolio to help you attract clients.

10. Bookkeeping

Another lucrative work is bookkeeping  if you are good in accounts. This works well because there are many companies which prefer to outsource their work to an outsider.

See, there are plenty of work opportunities for moms. So why settle for being just a full-time parent if you can juggle both work and home? Just keep in mind that in whatever you do, creativity, perseverance and resourcefulness are all you need. Look to other inspirational moms who have blazed through their own path.



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Lorna Li

Chief Evolutionary Officer at Entrepreneurs for a Change
Lorna Li is a business coach, entrepreneur and Amazon rainforest crusader, with a passion for green business, social enterprise, and indigenous wisdom. She helps changemaking entrepreneurs harness the power of the Internet to reach more people and make a bigger impact, while designing the lifestyle of their dreams. She is an Internet marketing consultant to changemakers, and works with innovative tech startups, sustainable brands, social enterprises & B-Corporations on SEO, SEM & Social Media marketing.
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