10 Work From Home Ideas For Mums

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Juggling household and financial obligations are leading more stay at home mums to find ways to work from home.  The growth of the Internet has given rise to a large range of work from home opportunities that were previously not available for stay at home Mums. Following is a list of some of the most effective ways for earning money online with minimal or no capital.

Initially, a work from home mum can start with one business model and slowly incorporate or combine other work from home ideas to create multiple sources of income.

1. Sell on auction sites: Many Internet business people started out as sellers on auction sites such as eBay. This e-commerce platform has retained its appeal with entrepreneurs due to the massive amounts of buying traffic that it gets everyday. Ideal products to sell are second hand items, collectibles and other items sourced inexpensively from bulk suppliers. Mums with a knack for handicrafts can sell their products at Etsy as well.

2. Sell in community sites: Forums and bulletin boards are good venues for selling items targeted at specific niches as groups with related interests often gather at these websites. An important tip is to find inexpensive sources of products that cater to a niche market in order to maximize profits.

3. Sell in own website: Another idea is to develop your own website and sell products in it. This requires website development, some SEO techniques to draw targeted traffic to the site. Automating the sales process is the key as it frees up time for mums to squeeze in time for household chores and other activities.

4. Sell banner advertising space: Advertisers constantly look for websites with a steady and sizeable streams of traffic. If you are a website owner, you could send out emails to companies with related products and offer monthly or quarterly advertising contracts. A website owner, however, must be prepared to work on SEO regularly to improve site traffic.

5. Sell services: Anyone with skills that other people need such as consulting, writing, designing and computer programming can earn by doing projects for others. Sites such as Elance allow service providers to bid on projects that require their services and earn from them.

6. Paid reviews: Authority sites with a huge following can command attractive fees to assess products and publish reviews.

7. Affiliate marketing: Commissions from selling products of other companies has been a good source of passive income for many Internet marketers. The key is to find the right product, build the appropriate website for it and attract the targeted audience.

8. Information products: Mums can develop their own information products which are useful content in electronic formats such as e-books, audio and video files. Profit margins are potentially huge and automating the sales and delivery service make it a highly lucrative business model.

9. Resell services: One need not have the skills or time to render services for a fee, but instead offer the services of others at a profit margin. Services one can resell include website development, article marketing, social media marketing, email marketing and video editing.

10. Private mentoring: Coaching or teaching others in private sessions albeit online is a great way to earn dollars in exchange for one’s time.

With these online business models as work from home ideas, mums now have a wide range of options to earn while taking care of the family.

Fiona Lewis

Fiona Lewis

Fiona Lewis is the author of Mumpreneurs Online: EXPOSED, and the founder and principal coach of the Mentoring Mums Online program. Fiona has put together an amazing free gift you can access immediately to discover the 3 Biggest Mistakes that most women make with their online business & how YOU can avoid them. To access this training, click here.

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31 Responses to “10 Work From Home Ideas For Mums”

  1. Great post :-) I have been working from home since my first daughter was just ten months old, she is now 8 years! I am really proud to say that I managed this by developing my own business as an Avon sales leader, it’s worked really well for me and I just feel so lucky to have been given this opportunity. I now focus my time on offering this opportunity to other mums just like me :-)

  2. Finally, a useful post to help me work from home better. If all i was reading was like that, i would have become a millionaire by now!

  3. Emma

    I’m so glad I found this post. I have been trying to work out what I can do from home so I don’t have to return to work at the end of my maternity leave. I had not heard of affiliate marketing before – I’d like to know more about this?

  4. Eve

    I have just found this site today and I am totally amazed by the amount of useful information and ideas that are available.

  5. Catherine

    I am so glad I found this post as I was trying to think of other things that I could do from home and there is just so much information here. Thanks very much for this useful information

  6. Alice

    I did not realise that there was such a lot of different things that can be done from home to make money. I will certainly be trying some of the suggestions that are on this post. Thanks everyone for the helpful ideas and comments.

  7. Debs

    I have been considering working from home just as a way to make a bit of extra money however reading this I am thinking about working from home full time. I had no idea that there was as much choice available for ways to make money. Perhaps the dream of working whilst spending time with the children is possible.

  8. Julie

    These ideas are great I will certainly look into and try some of these ideas.

  9. Nicola

    These ideas are great and these will allow me to focus more on working from home.

  10. Beth

    I have been working from home for the last six months since my son was born. I have been doing copywriting however these ideas have given me a lot of other ideas.

  11. Heather

    Wow! That’s so awesome to finally come across a website that offers and explains so many more job opportunities for stay at home Mums!

  12. Jeanie

    I’m glad I came across this article. It’s been great to learn that there are so many options for women and working online from home. I hope this site help’s everyone that comes across.

  13. Amber

    Thanks so much for posting all these wonderful ideas!

  14. Marie

    The most I’ve done so far is dabble around a little bit with e-bay and sold some old family items and things from when my kids were younger. I had no idea there were so many more ways to make extra money.

  15. Aidrielle

    Working online is really a great opportunity to earn. It has a lot advantages especially being able to work at home and you can definitely earn. You just have to work hard and be patient at first as it doesn’t earn much in an instant.

  16. Sherah

    I love this post so much. It really gives me a whole lot of ideas to earn. I have been wanting to earn yet I don’t know where to start. I don’t want to go back to my job because I don’t want to leave my baby. And I found this post and it gives me ideas and hope to work and earn online. Now I’m starting to find jobs mentioned here. Soon enough, I know I will be earning already.

  17. Claire

    I had no idea that there were so many options available with regards to making money at home. This site is a wealth of information.

  18. Anne

    Wow! Thanks for the recommendations! Will definitely try some during my free time!

  19. Kaye

    I really love this site because it gives me a lot of ideas and springs great inspiration. I get to learn a lot of ways to earn

  20. Lauren

    I could never ask for another work that a job that I can do at home! Nothing better that being bale to work while taking care of your baby and home. Thanks for this!

  21. Virginia

    I am really thankful that I have found this site because its giving me a lot of ideas on what I can do and empowers me, as a mom, to work harder and that I can do better by just taking care of the kids. It assures me that I can earn as well.

  22. So many of my friends want to start a business but don’t know where to start – this list is good for prompting to find what type of work you really want to do. Thanks!

  23. Hillary

    Thanks for this post, it is certainly very useful, as I had no idea that there were so many things that I could do from home.

  24. I also think mums would be great at blogging for businesses – many have blogs but need content. Some mums can write but don’t have time to maintain a blog = a great meeting of the two.

  25. Hillary

    There is some very useful information here on how to make money from home. Thanks for this useful information Fiona and for everyones very useful comments.

  26. Susan

    Wow, I had no idea that there were so many options available with regards to making money from home. Since I started working from home I have been trying to set up blogs and earn money through affiliate schemes. I think I will try to do some of these other suggestions.

  27. Rosie

    What a very useful post I have been trying to think of different things that I could do from home and this post has certainly helped.

  28. rusi

    how can i start online marketing or selling job just give me idea

  29. vicky

    Great article! I’m a single mom and between baby, house and home I have very little time to spend on work… but it can be done! I’ve been selling avon, doing cash crate surveys and now typobounty.com. Every little bit counts.

  30. Hi Vicky, Welcome to the MumpreneursOnline blog. I, like you, tried all sorts of different ways to make money to support my family. However, once I discovered the power of running online businesses, I knew I had found the right vehicle. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask! Fiona

  31. Fidelma

    Just broswing around trying to get some idea of working from home! Found this post and it impressed me with soo many usefull comments..now i cant wait to start something at home and get somekind of income.


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