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If you are a stay-at-home mom, you must be wondering what you can do to bring in some extra income. You don’t have to worry that you lack entrepreneurial business, because many first-timers have become successful in their home-based businesses. If they can do it, why can’t you?

Starting a home-based business is an excellent way for stay-at-home wives and mothers not only to make some profit, but also to have some sort of career satisfaction. As a matter of fact, many of the most popular and in demand businesses today were founded by stay-at-home moms! So now that you’re inspired, what types of businesses can you have that will grow in the home environment?

Here are some great business ideas for moms like you:

FREELANCING

This is probably the easiest type of business you can operate from home. You may be skilled at web design, writing, marketing, or even photography, which will be the focus of the service you’ll be offering. One advantage of freelancing is the fact that it gives you a lot of freedom and flexibility, and you don’t need a huge capital to start your business. All you need to have is a computer, an internet connection, and eagerness to showcase your talent to the online world.

WORKING AS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Virtual assistants play an important role in many different fields of business. Vas offer marketing, administrative and technical support straight from a home office. This type of job has grown in popularity over the years, mainly because such services are more inexpensive than actually hiring an employee.

BLOGGING

Did you know that blogging can be more than just a hobby? Well, a lot of popular blogs started out just as a hobby. If you love fashion, for instance, you can have a blog where you will write various tips about fashion. Once your blog gains popularity and a huge following, advertisers will be running after you and will offer to pay you so that they can post their ads on your site.

You may even go for affiliate marketing programs. Here, you will use your blogs to promote a certain product, and for every purchase of that product, you will get some sort of commission. If you love writing and sharing your experiences and thoughts, you will definitely enjoy while making money as well from blogging.

HOME-BASED FOOD BUSINESS

Thanks to the internet, you don’t have to establish a diner or a restaurant to be able to serve food. But before you build a home-based food business, it is important that you have a clear understanding of the rules and regulations relating to the supply of food for public consumption. There are several other things you will need to consider, such as whether you will need a separate kitchen, what your label will be, and so on. But then again, with proper career planning and research, this isn’t something you won’t be able to deal with.

 

About the author

 

 

 

 

Cecile Peterkin is a certified career and retirement coach, and a registered member of the Career Professionals of Canada and the International Coach Federation. She is also the Founder and Senior Career Strategist at Cosmic Coaching Center, provider of career and life management services for middle managers and mid-career professionals across Canada, United States and Europe.