Best work from home jobs for moms

  1. Day Care:  Most parents prefer to have their children cared for in a home environment. You will need to thoroughly research what training, equipment, insurance and licensing you will need.
  2. Senior/Elder Care Services: This involves helping seniors with tasks such as house cleaning, transportation, bathing, assisting with taking medication, companionship and meals. Research how many seniors there are in your area and what their needs are as well as what training, licensing and insurance you may need.
  3. Junk Removalist: People always have junk. Research what junk removalists there are in your area, where there is a particular need, what certification you need and what equipment you will need.
  4. Mobile Pet Grooming Service: You will need a well-equipped van and training on pet handling and grooming. Research the competition and find a point of difference for yourself.
  5. Dog walking/Running Service: This is great for any fit outdoor type of person who loves dogs. Research what training, licensing and insurance you need. You will need to be disciplined and provide great customer service, as word of mouth will be your best source of business.
  6. Home Staging: Sellers want to be able to sell their properties quickly and a well-staged home will enhance the appeal for buyers. You can develop a good working relationship with your local estate agents for leads. Research homes that have sold quickly and see how they were styled.
  7. Dog Obedience Training: First you need to decide whether you want to train dogs or teach people how to train their dogs. Then you need to learn the principles and practises of dog training. You can either do this online or look for a course. A good way of marketing your services is to use a temperament evaluation card to show potential clients your training programs.
  8. Nanny Service:  You will have to gain the trust of your clients and be prepared for a background check. Keeping the children and their parents happy can be a challenge. Having good references is essential.
  9. Installation of Home Theatre Systems and TVs: Most households have a TV, but fewer have home theatre systems. There is a great opportunity to enhance the TV viewing experience for home owners. As technology is changing rapidly, you will have to stay on top of this.
  10. Art lessons: If you have the knowledge and talent for drawing or painting, why not teach others?
  11. Packing/Unpacking Service: For people or businesses moving to new premises. You need to be organized and efficient at packing and labelling, have good communication skills and be good with dealing with stressful situations. Target homeowners, businesses and rental accommodation. Use fliers to advertise your services. Think about supplying the packaging materials as well.
  12. Antique and Rare Auto Finder: If you love old cars and have a good knowledge of them, why not use this to help clients find their dream cars and earn a commission?
  13. Transportation Service: Find a niche such as the aging population, after school service, medical or events and research your potential clients and their needs. Also research what licenses and insurance you will need and the regulations governing this industry. You may need start-up capital if you don’t already have a suitable vehicle. Or, perhaps, you may have an interesting, antique or unique vehicle that people may want to have a fun ride in.
  14. Pregnancy Fitness Classes: You will need a certificate in pregnancy fitness. Create a comfortable and secure environment for these classes. And then keep up to date with new developments in pregnancy fitness training.
  15. Mobile Personal Fitness Trainer: If you enjoy exercising and keeping fit, why not become a fitness trainer? You will be the best advertisement for your business, so you need a good physique.
  16. Massage Therapy: If you have an interest in alternative health and enjoy working with your hands, consider specialising in one of the different types of massage therapy such as craniosacral, aromatherapy, Shiatsu, reflexology, trigger point and sports massage. Research what training and/or license you need in your area.
  17. Birth Doula: Ideally you need to be a calm and patient person to be a birth doula or a postpartum doula (assisting new moms). You can start by working with an experienced doula to gain confidence and experience and determine if this is suitable for you (and get a good reference as well). A birth doula provides emotional and physical support for couples during labor and delivery. A postpartum doula provides help for new moms while recovering from childbirth such as support on breastfeeding, bathing or handling siblings.
  18. Yoga Instructor: Yoga appeals to all ages. You can have classes at your home or a venue or visit clients at their home.
  19. Stress Management Service: If you have experience and training in meditation or yoga or other stress management techniques, you can help others with their stress management.
  20. Home Beauty: Body Piercing, hair removal, make-up artist, manicure (and pedicure) salon, mobile foot massage service, wigs, organic hair and skin products are just some of the options for a beauty business.
  21. Balloons:   Find a unique angle such as designing and delivering balloon arrangements, a balloon decorating service or balloon themes for parties or weddings. The best marketing strategy is to demonstrate your product with a free display and lots of flyers. Find restaurants, supermarkets or other local places that will attract your potential customers.
  22. Online Store Owner: Sell products online through E-bay, Etsy or your own website. You will need to research registering the business name and what licenses you require (you can find most of this on our site). Use social media to promote your store or website. Research what others are doing, how they sell and learn as much as you can before you launch.
  23. Jewellery Making: You can work with various types of material such as metal, glass, plastic, beads, wood or feathers. Research what skills, tools, training or licensing you may need.
  24. Gift Basket Service:  Trying to provide for everyone’s tastes will be an enormous challenge, so choose a niche market such as pet lovers, animal lovers, women, men, teenagers or seniors and cater for their specific needs. If you have hand made products such as soaps, why not create a gift basket service around your product? Try to find something unique that will give your service that extra boost. Do some research on what the people in your chosen niche would like to buy?
  25. Delectable Desserts: If you love making desserts and you have a knack for making amazing desserts, why not start your own dessert business? Research what regulations govern having a food business at home.
  26. Baking From Home: Whether it is cakes, cake decorating, cupcakes, cookies, artisan breads or pastries, people always prefer homemade. Do thorough research on what the regulations are for home food producers, licensing requirements and health regulations. Also research your niche to see if it is a potentially profitable business.
  27. Herb Farming: Herbs are very much in demand. You will need to have a big enough space to grow your herbs. Decide whether you will sell them in pots, freshly picked or dried. Research your potential market (chefs, local markets…).
  28. Dog Clothing and Accessories:  If you have good sewing skills and enjoy designing, this could be a great business for you. Research what is in fashion and what appeals to dog owners. Sweaters, rain jackets, T-shirts and even dog boots are popular.
  29. Pet Travel Accessories and Toys: Travel accessories such as pet carriers and car seat covers are in demand. Pet owners buy toys for their pets to play with and to exercise them.  You can sell them through EBay, Etsy or your own online store.
  30. Handmade Chocolates: Make unique chocolates to sell locally or online.
  31. Online Shoe Sales: This is a growing online business. If you have a passion for shoes and can find a special spin for selling your shoe line, this is worth researching. You can design and market your own niche shoe range. This can be anything from flip flops to heels.
  32. Vending Machine Operator: You could do the traditional soda and chips or the more niche health-oriented vending machine franchise. You can start small and build your operation as you generate cashflow.
  33. Craft Kits: Sell ready-to-make kits of materials for craft projects aimed at a specific market (kids, teenagers, bird lovers…). Keep the projects simple, as you will have to include assembly instructions. Research what is popular, easy to assemble and fun. To start with, market your products through demonstrations, fliers, local newspapers and online.
  34. Scrapbooking: Create and sell custom designed scrapbooks, scrapbook kits, templates, accessories and how-to books online. You can also give classes and/or do webinars.
  35. Cosmetics: Decide whether you want to join a direct sales organization, make cosmetic products yourself or find your own wholesale supplier. Register your business name and research what licenses and liability insurance you may require. Use product samples, catalogues, price lists and order forms at host parties.
  36. Furniture Repair:  Buy functional furniture cheaply at garage sales and repair or modernise it. Select a particular niche such as furniture for kids, lamps, or coffee tables. Invest in business cards, advertise locally or use pamphlets.
  37. Pet Photography: If you love pet and enjoy photography, why not combine the two and offer pet owners unique memories of their beloved pets. Use a digital camera and offer discounts things like referrals or more than one pet.
  38. Electronics Repair:  If you have the expertise you can start your own repair business. Either limit it to small electronics only or offer general electronic repairs. To limit costs, ask clients to bring their small electronics to you. Make sure to have a plan for getting spare parts quickly to reduce your stock holding costs.
  39. Upholstery Repairs:  You can learn how to do this through books and videos. Ideally working with an experienced upholsterer would help you learn the skills quickly. Make sure you also have a list of good reliable furniture repair people that you can offer your clients.
  40. Appliance repairs: Either do small and/or large appliance repairs for your own clients or contract to appliance stores to cover their warranty service calls or both. Check what training, experience and licensing you require.

 

 

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