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Always wanted to be a work from home mom?

Yup, I hear you.

Working for yourself, having more time with your kiddos, and contributing to the family finances seems like a pretty sweet gig, am I right?

It’s especially sweet if you’re able to drop your hated 9-5 to actually do something you want to do.

Now, that’s designing and living the life you want.

It’s how I used to feel. I took the plunge in 2016 and haven’t looked back.

It was hard work to start working from home but the payoff is much bigger than the sacrifice.

Now, I want to share ways YOU can join me and start working from home.

This isn’t one giant list of work from home jobs.

No.

I’ve compiled a list of ways for you to become a work from home mom boss.

No more lining someone else’s pockets.

No more commuting to a job you hate.

No more unfulfilling work.

Let’s dig in and look at the awesome ways YOU can become a work from home Mom who rocks it.

I do plan to add to this list so check back if you like 🙂

Make sure to check out my blog post series: The Mompreneur Series for more information about how you can start living your dream and become a work from home mom!
 

Let’s be mom boss friends! 🙂 Let’s chat everything mom boss and designing life as we want it, shall we? Plus, I’ll send you over the Side Hustle Worksheet for Moms to get you started, sound good?

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1. Start A Virtual Assistant Business

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There are SO many small tasks to making a business work and you betcha smart entrepreneurs and business owners know they need the help.

They can’t do it alone.

That’s where your Virtual Assitant business steps into the picture.

The demand for Virtual Assistants will always exist as long people start their own businesses.

According to this article by Entrepreneur, there are approx. 550,000 new entrepreneurs starting a business – and that’s only in the United States!

That kind of number makes for a pretty secure Virtual Assistant business if you ask me!

Here are some of the perks of starting your very own Virtual Assistant business:

✔Work on your own schedule.
✔Be choosy about what kind of clients you take on.
✔Work from home.
✔Set your own rates or pricing for the services you decide to offer or projects you take on.

Here are the kind of qualities you NEED to run a successful Virtual Assistant business: 

✔Good at working on your own.
✔Work well under pressure – in other words, you’re good at making deadlines.
✔Resourceful to figure out how to get projects done well.
✔Communicate well – important because you need to understand the requirements of a project!
✔Highly reliable – what client wants someone they can’t count on?

So, what do you need to do if starting a Virtual Assistant business sounds like your ticket to becoming a work from home Mom?

Check out these resources: 

RELATED READ: Work from Home Mom: Become a Virtual Assistant

2. Become A Freelance Writer

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If you love the English language, like to research and write about different topics, freelance writing might be the right path to become a work from home Mom.

Freelance writing offers the flexibility to take on as much client work as you want, during hours you set – making it very attractive for stay at home Moms looking to become a work from home Mom.

So, what kind of people hire freelance writers?

✔Bloggers who want to generate content faster for their blogs.
✔Companies who need a freelance writer to craft good marketing copy or work on a special contract.
✔Companies or bloggers who need a good writer who knows how to write a lead magnet to draw in new customers.

Don’t worry that you might need a fancy university degree to get started in freelance writing because you don’t.

Writing is a muscle that ANYONE can develop – it doesn’t need to be taught.

If freelance writing has caught your attention, begin by writing different pieces (blog post, sales copy for example) and practice, practice, practice.

Once you have a few writing samples you’re pleased with, put together a portfolio and start getting your name out there!

There are plenty of websites where you can create a profile and offer your services.

Such as:

Check out these awesome resources to help you get started: 

RELATED READ: Work from Home Mom: Become a Freelance Writer

3. Start A Virtual Bookkeeping Business

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Truth is, a lot of entrepreneurs/business owners don’t have a clue when it comes to keeping their books straight. There are so many receipts, invoices and transactions it’s enough to make their heads spin.

They need help.

So if you’re organized and good with numbers, that could mean YOUR help from the comfort of your home during work hours you define.

Wondering how you could possibly become a work from home Mom who has a bookkeeping business because don’t you need a fancy accounting degree?

Nope, you don’t need YEARS of schooling to get this business going.

Think of your bookkeeping business as organizing other businesses so that when it comes time for the accountants to take over, everything is right there, recorded properly and easy to follow.

Here’s the sort of work you could be doing:

✔Reconciling bank accounts
✔Detailing transactions
✔Recording expenses
✔Recording payments received

Sound like your kind of way to become a work from home Mom?

Check out these resources to help you get started:

Let’s be mom boss friends! 🙂 Let’s chat everything mom boss and designing life as we want it, shall we? Plus, I’ll send you over the Side Hustle Worksheet for Moms to get you started, sound good?

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4. Become A Photographer

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Do you love capturing moments? Have the knack for taking cool photos?

If you’re always trying to bag the best shot from your family gatherings or trying to take the next great shot of your kiddos, then starting a photography business might be your way to become a work from home Mom.

There are so many people looking to hire someone to take important photos of them – weddings, birthday parties, maternity shoots, and family photos – the list could seriously go on.

Getting into photography is a very creative way to spend your time, so if that sounds good to you then…

What the heck do you need to get started?

✔A portfolio.
✔A website to show off your portfolio and give people an idea of your rates.
✔A good photo editor (Photoshop).
✔A pretty good camera that takes high-quality photos.

Starting a Photography business definitely has some start-up costs to consider, but it’s still pretty low compared to costs associated with some other business types.

You can start with some lower end equipment and once you’re generating some income, reinvest it back into your business by upgrading to a better camera.

Check out these resources to get started:

5. Dog Walking/Sitting

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You probably weren’t expecting dog walking/sitting to make the list of great ideas to try if you want to be a work from home Mom 🙂

But I say why not?

If you love being active and have a passion for dogs think about how happy you’ll be to surround yourself with four-legged friends daily!

Plenty of people are willing to pay someone to take care of their dogs, especially if they have long days.

Starting a dog walking/sitting business is more ideal for Moms who have kiddos in school. You can offer your services during school hours.

What do you need to get started? 

✔Reliable leashes!
✔A detailed information form for each dog you take on.
✔Design some flyers to get the word out about your new venture.
✔Decide what your pay rate will be per dog.

Check out these helpful resources:

6. Start A Mom Blog

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Love the idea of doing what I do and want to start your own Mom blog?

I have to admit being a work from home Mom who blogs isn’t too shabby.

Blogging has allowed me the freedom to create my own schedule that works for me. If something comes up, I can easily adjust my working hours.

If you’re interested in learning more check out the following posts: 

RELATED READ: Work from Home Mom: Start a Mom Blog

There you have it – 6 viable ways to become a work from home mom who decides how she works on HER terms!

Not all of these business ideas will work for you, but take some time to research and see if one could be viable.

There is nothing better than becoming a work from home Mom!

It’ll be good for you and your family.

What do you think about these work from home business ideas?

Any other ones you would add to the list?

Let me know in the comments!

Let’s be mom boss friends! 🙂 Let’s chat everything mom boss and designing life as we want it, shall we? Plus, I’ll send you over the Side Hustle Worksheet for Moms to get you started, sound good?

how to figure out what kind of side hustle to start