Busy moms who want to stay home to raise their children, but also want to contribute to the family income, have many options for building a flexible home-based career. If you’re a mom wanting to work at home, then consider these five internet-based home business ideas.
1. Offer a Service Online
Some service ideas include writing, editing, and proofreading, reviewing legal documents, bookkeeping, graphic design, virtual support, and more. In fact, in many cases you can take duties you did while working for a company and turn it into a home business. You can focus on offering services to the general public (B2C), such as tutoring, or to other businesses (B2B), such as web design or marketing.
2. Sell Physical Products Online
If you ever dreamed of opening a retail store, that doesn’t have to be put on hold because you’re a stay-at-home mom. The internet has made it possible to sell products from any location, including your house. The United States Postal Service even offers Carrier Pickup services that will pick your packages at your house making it simple to run a retail business from home.
3. Sell Informational Products Online
Information products come in many forms. One of the easiest to create is an ebook or print book and sell it online. If you’re interested in book publishing but aren’t sure about writing, you can hire a ghostwriter. Selling eBooks, in particular, is ideal for the busy mom, because purchase and delivery can be done automatically, saving you the hassle of shipping.
4. Start a Niche Blog
While you offer the information for free, there are many options for making money, including Google AdSense and other ad feed programs, that will place ads on your site. If you use them, you can get paid when people click on the ads. Other money-making options include affiliate products, selling ad space, or selling your own products.
5. Market Affiliate Products and Services
One great aspect of affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to sell or deliver products. The most highly paid affiliate marketers either have a niche blog or use a squeeze page and email newsletter funnel system to promote special affiliate links. When your link is used to make a purchase, you can earn a commission or flat rate from the referral.