So you want to work from home, but not sure what kind of business to start? Need a great home business idea that works with a mama’s lifestyle (& demands!) but have no idea what to do?
Then this is the post for you!
You already know that you want a better life, which for us moms means more time with our families and to be honest, probably includes more money too. Balancing a work and family isn’t easy. And creating a successful business can be a challenge but it can also be oh so rewarding.
Maybe you have an idea already but not sure your home business idea is viable…maybe you work (or worked) as a professional and would like to freelance or consult on projects. Have you thought about turning your hobby in to a home business?
The possibilities are almost endless so grab a pen & paper, or open a word document (and of course, coffee in hand already!) Let’s get a few ideas down on paper that could really work for you. In your situation. Like, starting right now.
1. List 10 things that you either know about, are good at, are interested in, or are passionate about.
Awesome – look at all your secret talents!
2. Go back to your list and brainstorm three ways to make money from each one on your list (Good at cooking? Maybe you could provide dinners to busy families. Love playing with your child…maybe you’re a step away from becoming a child minder).
3. Are there a couple of ones that are jumping out at you – like YAY I can do THAT! Or a couple that are just not feeling? Circle 3-5 YAYS!
4. For the YAYS (the ideas that interested you), write down what you need to run that type of business. Include money, experience, qualifications, licensing and anything else that comes to mind.
BUT – here’s the catch:
Don’t throw out any idea yet, even if you need to take a few courses or think it might be out of your reach right now. If your passion is there, you can totally make it happen.
Now, let all these great ideas seep in your head for a bit (like fresh ground coffee in a French press)! Sleep on it, if you’re like me then pray or take some quiet time for yourself, and see what ideas come forward. You might even wake up in the middle of the night with an idea already mapped out for you in your mind, that’s how EntrepreneurMom was born!