Being a stay-at-home parent is a full-time job – one that pays in memories and time spent with your children. Sometimes this isn’t enough for families who would like to make a little extra income to spend on a vacation or fun experiences together.
Fortunately, we live in the beautiful age of remote work and technology, perfect for stay-at-home parents who want to start a small (or large) business right from the comfort of their home.
From a little bit of work to some major dedication, these are four home businesses parents can start, even if they have small children running through the house.
You’ve heard of companies like MaryKay, Pampered Chef, and Premier Designs Jewelry. You’ve probably even been invited to a home party where you can buy items from these companies.
If you have a large social network and a knack for meeting new people and selling items, then you may want to consider getting into a network marketing company. You’ll have a mentor to help you establish your business and even have the opportunity to build your own empire and mentor other sellers.
If you’re an artist or graphic designer who would love to see your art printed on items like mugs, notebooks, t-shirts, and phone cases, then you may want to look into print-on-demand business models.
This model allows you to create your design at home, advertise it on a product through a website, social media, or however you see fit, and a print-on-demand company produces the product and ships it to your customer.
The beauty of this business is that you never have to keep inventory! All you have to do is design and promote!
Do you have an area in your house with all of your crafting supplies? Maybe you just bought a Cricut and ran out of things to make for your house but still have an itch to keep crafting.
Consider selling your craft products like home décor, jewelry, candles, and whatever else you can craft at home. As you unwind and relax making your crafts, you can also make some extra income from your hobby.
If you want to get really serious about your craft business and find the most effective way to sell your products, conducting some retail market research is beneficial and will help you enhance your business plan.
Are you a creative writer or enjoy creating social media content? Then you may want to become an affiliate marketer!
When you have a blog or large following on social media, you can reach out to brands and products that you want to advertise to your followers in exchange for a commission for each sale you make from your audience.
It does take some time to build an audience and create content, but the payoff is amazing when it’s done right, and you work with the right brands and products.