For a lot of housewives, tending to the needs of a household and a family is a 24/7 job. Still, sometimes, it might be good to get a chance to break off from this routine at least for a bit and do something different. Other than this, providing your household with an income surplus can make a world of a difference, which is why it’s something that you shouldn’t dismiss just yet. In order to find an ideal home-based business idea, you need to look for something that’s A) not too time-consuming and B) has a flexible work schedule. All in all, here are the top seven ideas that you might want to consider.
1. Starting a blog
There are probably so many fields that you’re knowledgeable about or, at the very least, interested in, that you could spread the awareness of. Therefore, starting a blog might be a great idea. Remember, you don’t have to be a field authority in order to start a blog. By being passionate enough about the subject matter, you’ll be able to quickly establish yourself in the field. Just keep in mind two major issues that a lot of people miss overlook. First, it takes a lot of time to boost your blogs traffic. Second, you need to focus on the moneymaking aspect of blogging, as much as you do on the quality/quantity of your content.
2. A career in art
A lot of people have a creative side that they may be completely unaware of. Why? Well, because a lot of people believe that such a thing simply isn’t profitable enough. Still, in the digital era, this is one of the safest entrepreneurial options for you to explore. By being a self-publishing author, all that you’ll have to possess is enough patience, given that the publication of the work is for free. In other words, even if your writing doesn’t yield profit, it has no way of causing a deficit. The same goes for publishing your own music or selling photography/designs online. All you need is a suitable platform for the format that you intend to publish.
3. E-commerce reselling
You may be staggered by the number of items that you can sell online. In fact, the type of items is probably even more incredible than the demand itself. People are buying old cables, CDs and even old boxes. In other words, seeing as how these are the items that you would otherwise just discard, it’s a bit like making money out of thin air. This is just the start, seeing as how you can become a full-fledged merchant in no time. Just look for items that you can buy low and sell high. By becoming a drop-shipping reseller, you can easily minimize your overhead (even if it means that your profit margin is going to be a tad lower).
4. Become a digital marketing expert
Of course, you won’t become an expert right away. Still, by investing some time and effort into studying this topic, you can quickly grow your business substantially. For this, you will need to start looking for some quality online courses and even look for professional assistance on the matter. You can try to study practices of industry top-dogs and SEO specialists. In order to start out, you need to compile your own list of questions and get familiar with the basic terminology. Sure, there’s a lot of work ahead, but this is one of the few fields in which you can completely ignore the traditional concept of work hours. You make your own schedule which is important to any housewife out there.
5. Event planning
Event planning requires an ability to visualize and network at the same time. Let’s face it, you’ll need a ton of outside help in order to make this work. Even if your clients want to make their own choice regarding music and catering, they still will want you to present them with a couple of choices. Fortunately, in 2020, outreach can be fully handled from home. This means that you can perform these tasks quite efficiently without any restrictions whatsoever. Just keep in mind that the job itself is harder than it seems and that it has a steep learning curve.
6. Financial planning
While some may believe that financial planning requires years of education, the truth is that the intensity of your training, as well as aptitude for numbers and paperwork, might overcome this prerequisite.
Helping people figure out their finances and helping them deal with financial institutions is a noble cause. Nonetheless, you will need at least some form of formal training. Therefore, look for available local and online courses. Once you get a certificate, you will be able to start working in the field.
7. Life coaching
Helping others figure out things in their own life is a noble cause which is why you might want to consider becoming a life coach. Keep in mind the fact that having an entire family/household relying on you makes you more than qualified to give advice to others. In this day and age, a lot of people have lost their sense of perspective. Helping them find their way through the woods can be quite fulfilling. Still, keep in mind that self-improvement in this field is both mandatory and never-ending.
As we’ve already mentioned, the key lies in not neglecting your duties as a housewife, while still finding something fun and profitable to fit into your schedule. Needless to say, all seven above-listed careers fulfill the necessary criteria. Still, the list is far from complete. Depending on the number of chores, state and size of household, as well as the age of your offspring, the context may greatly differ. This means that you may have more (or fewer) options available. In other words, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution and it’s up to each individual to make their own choice.