Many of the new mums out there do not know how to cope with this new job as a mum. As more and more women become mums at an age when they have a good career going on, they are used to keeping themselves busy all the time.
Yes, being a mum is a full-time job, but sometimes when the baby sleeps you would like to do something for an extra income or just to keep your brain working at a full speed. I for one believe the staying at home mum job opportunities are a great “new invention”. If we can call it like this.
Opening a new business may seem like a lot of fuss, but for some of the little businesses, the fuss may not be as big as you envisage. Some of these businesses opportunities may be:
- Opening a consignment shop
Whilst there was a time when buying little-used clothes was out of the discussion, as people see that fashion is always coming back, they find in their closet long time pants or blouses or skirts that they did not wear too much and look ready to wear. This is how a consignment business starts – it works very well online as well.
In this, it is important that you take clean and well taken care of clothes so that you will be able to sell them and not have a stock loaded with non-sellable items. Make sure the place you create your consignment shop is pleasant to the eye and clean. This will add the perfect touch to it.
- Freelance writing – as the online environment has become more and more used, it is a fact that there is a continuous search for writers. There is a lot of publishing that hires freelance writers, you just have to have patience till you land on that one job for you.
This is a great stay at home mum job as it allows you to have the freedom and the flexibility you need and also make money and stay busy.
- Gift basket – making business
If you have always been a creative person who loves beautiful things, this is the business answer for you. You can make a gift basket for every possible occasion – that is birthday parties, baby showers, corporate events, holidays etc. This is a great business for those that like to decorate things, like to wrap up everything nicely and enjoy making presents.
You can take photos after each basket you make and decide on the pricing of each of them. Even think of personalizing each gift according to your client’s wish.
- Sewing business
This business can be large as it includes curtains, clothes, scarves, pillows, hats, ties, tights and everything you believe is more suitable to your knowledge. You can either choose one of them or just try various- as you will get more clients if you choose variously. What is important to know is that it takes quite a lot of time and you have to really like it so that it turns out a beautiful piece.
There are people out there that buy customized things and are many of them. Make sure you advertise properly on Facebook, Instagram or any other social network you find in handy.
The new job of mum that you have can inspire you to share some insights of your life, some lessons you have learned, and some things you’ve been through so far etc. blogging gives you just this opportunity. Whatever you want to share and write about is just great. There are a lot of people out there that stay connected and can’t wait for a good and life-based piece to go out so that they can read it and learn from it.
This is a great business idea as you can work whenever you have some free time, or feel like creating and putting something nice into writing. Apart from this, it can be quiet a fulfilling experience as time passes and you see how appreciated your blog posts are.
If you have the necessary degrees and a little bit of experience you can start your bookkeeping business. While some companies may not need a full-time bookkeeper at the office, they turn to the freelancers. What is good about this is that you can offer better prices than a full-time bookkeeper and you can work for more than just one company.
There are many crafts out there just waiting for you to decide. You can do from pottery to kitchen decoration, from jewelry to pillows, from notebooks to mason jars, there is a wide variety. Once decided on your main focus you can combine this business with a blog – a crafts blog. Things will start to come together as you get more and more clients.
- Home based bakery
Being a mum means knowing how to cook as well. Mainly sweet things as every child love sweets. What is best than opening a bakery business if you love to spend your free time in the kitchen, have a good taste and love backing?
You can do this while baking at home and selling your goods to local bakery stores, or just bake for orders, work as a personal chef for baptisms etc. This small business will bring you a many satisfactions along the way.
- Image consultant
A lot of important and busy people do not have time to stay and choose their outfits accordingly. It just takes too much to mix and match properly. This is how the image or fashion consultant first came up – from the need of people with little time to make wise clothing choices.
If you are into fashion and like staying updated to all the news, know your stuff around clothes, know what and whom it fits better, your friends rely on you for help, than this is the business to be in. In order that people do not consider you just an amateur, you can consider becoming a certified consultant here.
- Personal travel planner
This is the perfect go-to person for people that are very demanding and do not rely on an agency where a lot of clients come and they do not receive the expected attention. If you love traveling, love knowing a lot about places, love organizing, and planning, then this is the dream business for you.
The travel planner is responsible for creating the perfect itinerary for their client’s needs within their budget. A lot of research is needed to be aware of everything regarding a destination, but hey, this is not a bump in the road for a traveler lover, right? What is good about this job is that it can be done from your home as long as you have a good internet connection.
If you know your way around a sewing machine and are used to modifying your own clothes or those of your husband so that they fit better, this is a great opportunity for you. Alterations are always looked for especially by the ones that buy their clothes from the stores – there are people that just cannot find their perfect fit, take the item and then take it to have some alterations made. One can be sure that this is a business that will never go out of extinction. It is as simple as this.
- Photography business
This is one of the most beautiful businesses for stay at home mums. If you like seeing beautiful things and are a very good friend with the camera, this is a great business to choose. You must invest in a good camera and take some photography lessons so that you knew more than just the basics, and your business can begin. Being creative helps a lot in the photography business. As people want uniqueness from their photos, this is one of the reasons they do not do it themselves and prefer hiring a specialist.
While the list may go on, there are many other business opportunities that can just pop up from your own head, from your children’s ideas etc. The important thing to know when opening a business is that you have to be passionate about it as it will show in time and your clients will feel it.
You also have to make sure that when you decided on a new business you have all the docs ready and comply with the laws of the place you live in.
History has shown us so many times that moms are multitasking, strong and hardworking. Whenever they put their mind to something they will do it. So make sure you are one of those mums everyone appreciates and looks up to – as in “how does she do it?”