It’s Mother’s Day Weekend, so we’re paying tribute to all of the hard-working moms out there. Being a mom is a full-time job, but that doesn’t mean moms can’t become entrepreneurs if they so choose. Are you a stay-at-home mom with dreams of starting a business? It might not be as overwhelming an endeavor as you thought. Here are a few business ideas to get you started. If none of these sound appealing, maybe they’ll spark an other idea.
What about starting your own child care business?
Think about it. You’re already at home caring for your own, so why not make money in the process? With all of today’s working parents, there are countless families in need of quality child care.
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And parents need to know that their children are in a safe, healthy and learning environment. That’s where you can help, by starting a quality child care program offers peace of mind to parents so they can focus on their work.
This is of course a regulated business so you’ll need to make sure you comply with state and local regulations that govern issues such as the minimum space requirements per child, the provision of meals and the number of licensed care workers per child (if you choose to expand).
For more information, read: “Starting a Child Care Business? Government Tools and Resources that Can Help.”
What do you think about a consulting business?
What are your areas of expertise? Do you have knowledge in a specific industry that would be helpful to other people? Consulting work is a great way to stay connected while making decent money. You could market your services to small businesses, or even corporations, on a freelance basis.
More and more companies are outsourcing work, so opportunities for independent consultants should continue to grow.
Become a freelance writer
If you have a talent for the written word, what better way to work from the comfort in your own home and have extremely flexible hours than to become a freelance writer. There is always a need for quality content with all of the media outlets available today. Gone are the days of being limited to feature articles for print magazines. You could write for websites, or even greeting cards. The options are endless.
Get samples of your previous work together and sign up at a site like freelancewriting.com, and get your name – and work – out there!
Try online medical billing
Are there any moms out there with accounting experience? Medical billing might be a great option for you. Medical billers keep business running smoothly for physicians, hospitals, third-party billing companies, and even the federal and state governments. Medical billers are required to review hospital and patient records, calculate charges, submit claims, and answer patient and insurance company questions regarding claims.
Write a children’s book
You’ve read enough children’s books to last you a lifetime, but have you given any thought to writing one? Come up with an idea and get writing. You can add the illustrations at the end, or have someone do them for you if drawing isn’t your thing. Just think, you have the perfect test audience to try your masterpiece out on – your own children!
Give these ideas some serious thought. There are numerous resources available to help you get started. Good luck, and Happy Mother’s Day!