For many people, being a parent is the #1 motivation for starting a home business. The ability to work from home, create your own schedule and spend more time with your family is a very compelling reason to start and build a successful home based business.
Here’s 10 home business ideas for parents that you could start today:
Stock Photographer – Stock photography is used in numerous applications, from websites and blogs to print ads. The demand for stock photography is quite high for good and unique photographs. Therefore, most stock photography companies allow independent contractors to upload pictures for sale on their websites. You can also start your own website offering your photographs for use for a fee.
Graphic Designer – Designers are needed everywhere and demand is high. If you have a talent for using software to make web pages, advertisements, banners, book covers (eBook and paper) and more, there are many home-based opportunities to get paid for your abilities. Start offering your services on sites like Fivver and Upwork who can connect your services with the buyers who need them.
Freelance Writer – As a freelance writer there are many different opportunities today based on your skill level. You can write for so-called content mills, individuals looking for writers, as a copywriter writings specific sales copy, or you can write for yourself and publish your own books as PDFs or via Kindle Direct Publishing.
Arts and Craft Seller – If you’re artsy and like being creative, it can be more than a hobby. You can sell your art online and make good money. Websites such as Etsy, DeviantArt, and Art.com make it easy for individuals to upload pictures of their work to sell. You are responsible for shipping it on time, and you’ll give a percentage of sales to the website you list on. You can also start your own website but usually you’ll make sales faster working through an established and trusted venue.
Amazon Seller – Fulfillment by Amazon has started a trend in individuals selling both new and used merchandise through their service. Learning how to sell on Amazon can take a little time but there are people who are making six figures per year doing it, and you can too. This is something you can do on your own time, with your children in tow.
eBay Seller – Selling on eBay can be more challenging than the other choices, but many people do it successfully as a full-time job. If you have access to the right products, you can do it too. Again, this is something you can do on your own time, so if the kid’s have soccer practice, or a parent-teacher conference, you can be there, and schedule your work for off-parenting hours.
Life Coach – You’ve seen a coach at a football game, but did you know that some people hire “life coaches” to help them with everyday life? Some people need help with parenting skills, whilst others need help getting through a life challenge such as losing a job or career change. Some people become successful life coaches relying on nothing more than what they’ve learned through the hard knocks of life, although there are now many certifications you can get as well to develop your skills and expertise in this field.
Lifestyle Blogger – Have you seen the movie, “Julie & Julia“? Julie started out as just another blogger, blogging about her adventures cooking from Julia Child’s cookbook. She became very popular, sold the rights to her story, and a movie was made. She made money off the deal, of course. Today, bloggers blog about all sorts of things and earn money through advertising, affiliate marketing, and product promotions. You can, too.
Herb Gardner – This work-at-home business takes a little time and work, but it’s healthy, the children can help, and you can potentially earn a full-time income from your back yard if it’s allowed in your area. You can sell at farmer’s markets, and directly to consumers or restaurants if you plan and market your business effectively.
Online Teacher – If you have a degree in teaching you can teach at online K-12 schools right from home. You can also, if you have at least a master’s degree, teach college courses online. What’s really great is most of the time you can sign on when you want to, from anyplace with internet to do your job, as long as you meet certain requirement.
Working from home is often a parent’s dream. They can be near their kids, not have to work by someone else’s clock, and still earn a very good living. Now, in the age of the internet, there are more opportunities than ever before to start your own business and work from home. What are you waiting for? Some of the best opportunities are available right here on my website. Start your journey to home-based business success today!