Business Ideas For Housewives And Moms

In my previous posts, 
I talked about various business ideas a graduate can turn into something that would be productive and make him independent. With the situation in our country today, It would be nice if a good number of people set up something and become entrepreneurs. The economy is becoming tougher, and companies are retrenching their staff. What this means invariably is that the number of stay-at-home moms will increase; as the unemployment rate increases.

In this post, I decided to write about business ideas for housewives (next will be for non-graduates). I chose housewives because I now see a lot of women turning housewives with little or nothing to do thus making them very dependent on their husband. 
Being a stay-at-home mom or full-time housewife is no longer fashionable in this present age. Why? The reason is that the economy is getting tougher and the income from the man alone can no longer sustain the family. Some men even keep two jobs, just to make ends meet.

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I have looked around, studied the housewives and came up with somethings a housewife or Mom can comfortably engage in without getting too distracted from her family. If you are a housewife or stay at home Mom, then you can try any of these top best home based Business ideas for Moms & House Wives:

1. Bridal Consultant
If you love weddings and are a detail-oriented and organized person, you may want to consider becoming a home-based bridal consultant. With many women juggling their work-life with their home life, managing a huge event like a wedding may seem nearly impossible. Working with a bridal consultant is a great way to help alleviate extra stress during this time.
How many brides can go through the stress of planning their own wedding? Very few indeed. If you are good at organizing and you are someone who pays attention to even the smallest details, you would make a good bridal consultant and you can earn money from helping brides reduce the stress of organizing a wedding.
2. Business Plan Writer
More people are turning to business as a result of the recent economic downturn which has caused many people to lose their jobs. Such people need professionally prepared business plans to help raise capital from financial institutions or to serve as a business pilot. As more people start to realize that being more self-sufficient can help through economic downturns, self-employment is becoming more and more the norm. While someone may have all the know-how to create their product or service, they may not have the knowledge to actually run the business or get it. If you have the knowledge and expertise, you can become a freelance business plan writer.

3. Cake Maker and Decorator/Designer
As a stay-at-home, you can bake cupcakes for sale and make use of the internet to increase sales. All you need to do is to create a business a website where people around your local area can order for your cakes and have them delivered to their doorsteps.
Have a passion for making cakes beautiful? With some examples of your creations and a bit of social networking, you could be on your way to the business of your dreams. There are always reasons to celebrate, and where there’s a party, a cake is never far behind. Increase your chances of standing out from the crowd by targeting a niche cake business such as GMO-free, vegetarian, or even Disney or other specialized design areas.
Diaper cakes are also cool, they are all the rage at baby showers, and they make an awesome gift. However, not everyone has the artistic ability or the time to pull one-off. If you are crafty and love the idea of creating epic diaper cakes, this could be the business for you. This business can be profitable with good networking and great design ideas.

3b. Online Baking Institute
The internet has made a lot of things possible and it is now very easy to transfer your knowledge of baking to others on the internet by starting your own online baking school.
4. Jewellery makes you enjoy making jewellery and beads, you can make money from it by creating lovely pieces and selling them online. You can also take orders for custom jewellery and make them suit customers tastes.

5. Career or Life Coach
It isn’t always easy for people to figure out what’s best for them. Sometimes we just need someone to help us along and to get us through the rough patches. Career and life coaches can help people get to that better place more easily and quickly than they would on their own. If you love people and have a true desire to help them, this may be the business opportunity for you.

5b. Marriage Coach
With the rate at which marriages are ending up in divorce, marriage coaching is not such a bad business idea. A lot of people would not mind paying someone to help them cope with the challenges of marriage, and help them build a better relationship with their spouse.
Marriage coaching business can be done from home if you have a computer and access to the internet. You will just need to create your own website. However, this is a business for people who are passionate about marriage and would not mind listening to other people’s problems.
6. Children’s Book Writer
If you love to write and illustrate and can’t keep good stories out of your head, you may want to give writing a children’s book a try. Luckily, with the iPad and Kindle, it’s easier than ever to get your a story out to the masses.
If writing is your thing, you can make money from writing books for children with interesting storylines. You can sell it online or publish hard copies for sale in bookstores. You can test your story ideas out with ebook apps on these devices. If one gets extremely popular, you can publish it afterwards.

7. Craft Business
There are many ways to capitalize on your love of crafting. Making and selling these handicrafts is a great way to make good money. If you are good at making attractive crafts, you can have your children help you create these items while you market them easily from your home. You can sell your homemade goods at local craft fairs and bazaars. You can sell your items online. You can even start a craft blog with tutorials for crafts you make. Or, you can do a combination of all three.

8. Consulting Business
Do you have knowledge in an industry that may be helpful to other people? You may be a great startup business expert or a social media guru. Maybe you know how to break into the music or acting industry. Whatever your specialized knowledge, you can bet that other people would be willing to pay to avoid the hard-knock lessons you’ve learned.

9. Copywriter
With the age of the Internet in full bloom and content marketing becoming the centre of it all, the need for copywriting has never been greater. If you have a love of the written word and a firm grasp on the grammar rules that make up our language, becoming a professional editor could be your ideal freelancing business.

10. Direct Sales or Home-Based Franchise
If you love meeting new people and helping them use the latest gadgets or products, you may want to consider a direct sales business. All the products are picked out, you are given all the marketing materials you need, and you’ll have the support of other people who are doing the same thing. Some of the more popular businesses for this idea include Avon, Mary Kay, Passion Parties and The Pampered Chef.

11. Event Planner
Love to throw parties? Help others create the perfect event with your party prowess. You don’t need to cater to just home-based parties either. Some of the best income in this industry can be made through business and corporate event planning. To stay competitive, make sure you create a good network of businesses to work with.

12. Fitness Trainer
Your love for helping other people get in shape could become your next business opportunity. You can help coach people in your home, go to theirs, or offer online classes through Skype or video chat. You could even start a blog helping people with fitness and workout tips. Using your blog to create a following, you could also create and sell personalized workout plans online.

13. Freelance Writer
The need for writers has grown exponentially over the last few years. From website article writing to technical writing, your options are endless. If this is something you are interested in, you may want to consider specializing in a specific industry to help establish your expertise more easily, such as gaming, health or eCommerce product descriptions.

14. Card and Gift Basket Making
If you are a creative individual, and you have an eye for good art designs; then you can start making gift baskets from home. With proper marketing, you are sure to make a lot of money on Christmas, St Valentine Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, etc.
You could probably send a card or gift basket to someone for just about anything going on in their life. From birthdays, holidays, get well wishes or congratulations, gift baskets are one of the perfect ways a person can let someone know they are thinking of them. As a business opportunity, if you love doing something on the creative side, this could be an ideal business for you. There are various ways to enter this business – from starting it on your own from scratch to working with an established franchise. A quick search online for card or gift basket franchises should turn up some ideas if you decide to go that route.

15. Graphic Designer
Graphic designers have many business opportunities that cater to their skill set. You can work as a freelance graphic designer or illustrator. You may also want to use your skills to create your own line of stationery, printables or even web design templates. You could also specialize in a specific field such as logo design, infographics, brochures or annual reports.

16. Hobby-Related Business
Your love for your hobby could turn into a passion for profits. With the success of online marketplaces such as eBay and Etsy, you can have an instant platform for selling your creative wares. If you don’t feel like selling your creations, you can sell tutorials that will let others make them instead.

17. Home-Based Bakery or Catering Service
Catering can be a good idea for that mom who loves cooking and entertainment. Most of the work can be done in your home while looking after your children. You don’t need to rent a space and you can only spend minimal time out of the house; that is if you plan adequately and have a competent staff.
Take your love for baking or cooking and turn it into your own business. Your culinary skills can be turned into a variety of businesses, from working as a personal chef to baking at home and selling your goods to local stores. If you like cooking for a crowd, you may even want to try your hand at catering. For an in-depth look at this business idea, check out the Small Business Administration’s guide to starting a home-based food production business.

18. Fashion Consultant
Let your passion for fashion make you some extra income. If you love pulling together the perfect outfit, you may want to consider becoming a fashion consultant. While it may not be obvious at first, you may be helping someone get a complete wardrobe makeover. To help establish your credibility, you may want to consider becoming a certified consultant.

19. Interior Designer/Home Staging
A desire to make the world around us more beautiful is a great reason to want to go into the interior design business. There are a few ways to enter this business that you may want to consider. First, you don’t necessarily need to be an interior designer. You can help people with limited budgets by doing home staging or decorating their home with what they already own. A good way to help set yourself apart from the pack in this industry is to specialize in a certain area or style of design.

20. Internet Marketing Freelancer
Internet marketing has grown tremendously as a field, and it’s not diminishing any time soon. There are plenty of business opportunities within this industry, from content marketing to search engine specialization. You may even want to focus on traffic generation or helping businesses with the art of conversion. Your skill set can help you determine what area would create the best opportunity for success.

That's not all, to make this post not so long, I have to move the rest to another post. 
So keep checking back for some more business ideas you can start with as a housewife or mom!

The fun part of it all is that you can do them from home or not far from home with little distraction and still be close to your family!


  1. Woah. Really great business ideas!

  2. Great job dear1! Quite impressive!


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