Based on the stories that have been shared on Mumpreneur Inspiration we’ve compiled a list of business ideas for Mums. These have been inspired by the stories shared on Mumpreneurs Inspiration somyou know they can really work for Mums. There’s 10 here and you can gain access to another 10 by signing up to our newsletter, details at the end of the post.
The 10 Business ideas for Mums
Selling things on the Internet – If you’ve got some space for storage then selling on the Internet could be an option for you. The promotion can be done in your own time and little ones usually quite enjoy a trip to the post office. Even if you don’t want to develop your own website their are plenty of third party sites you can sell through such as eBay and Etsy.
Best for: Mums with storage space who need complete flexibility
Worst for: Mums without customer service experience
Virtual assistant – If you have great administration skills and are good with technology you could offer your skills as a virtual assistant, helping other business owners with their day to day tasks. You can generally work in your own time as long as things are done by the deadline.
Best for: Mums who are organised and good at working to a deadline
Worst from: Mums who find admin tasks dull and repetitive
Creating and selling information products – If you are knowledgable about something you could consider creating information products such as online courses or ebooks to share that knowledge. Once the products are created you can focus your time on marketing so this can be a great home based business for Mums.
Best for: Mums who are knowledgeable about a particular topic
Worst for: Mums who don’t have the best IT skills
Remote coaching – If you’re very experienced in something you could consider remote coaching, this lends itself well to coaching in areas such as business, marketing and finances.
Best for: Mums who enjoy helping others
Worst for: Mums who don’t enjoy working on a one to one basis
Face to face coaching – Some types of coaching work better in the real world but can still be scheduled round family life. You may already have skills that you can coach such as fitness, parenting or counselling or you could train in one of these areas. You could either run this as a home based business if you have a home office or hire space at a local business centre for the actual consulting.
Best for: Mums who have access to some space to carry out the coaching
Worst for: Mums who have small children with them full time
Antenatal classes – Some woman are inspired to join this industry through a good birth experience and some by a bad experience. Whichever is true for you, if you’re passionate about woman’s experience of birth this could suit you but you will need some childcare.
Best for: Mums with a passion for supporting new Mums
Worst for: Mums who don’t have great empathy
Childminder – Probably the only job where you can have your children with you all the time while you do it. Everyone in your household will need to have a background check and you’ll need to do some basic training. The government is keen to increase the availability of childcare so there is lots of support available.
Best for: Mums with a decent sized home and don’t mind some red tape
Worst for: Mums who don’t enjoy looking after children
Baking – Becoming a cake maker or decorator is something that appeals to lots of women. If you’ve got the skills to create something really beautiful then you can make some money. You’ll have to be very well organised to fit it around small children. You’ll also need to keep your kitchen very clean to meet the health and safety requirements.
Best for: Mums who have a good kitchen space and like to keep it clean
Worst for: Mums who don’t have time to keep on top of the cleaning
Crafts – If you enjoy crafts then you could make them to sell. You could either do this online, through your own website or a third party site, or via local craft markets.
Best for: Mums who enjoy working with their hands to create something
Worst for: Mums who won’t put as much time in to selling as creating
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