There are many jobs that stay-at-home mums can do, but sometimes it is easy to forget that many of the skills we have can be useful to other people. We’ve been so wrapped up in caring for our children for many years that we’ve forgotten we are capable of much more. It can be great for stay-at-home mums to be able to run a business that fits in with caring for the family, and there are many opportunities for us to do this. Here are a few ideas -
Being good with a needle and thread is a skill that many women envy. If you are good at making or altering clothes there will always be a demand for your services. You can do the jobs while the children are at school or in bed and the only thing you may have to watch is that you do not take on more work than you can cope with alongside your family duties. It only takes a few friends to pass the word around, and you will wonder where all the sewing suddenly appears from.
Pilates is more popular than it has ever been and the number of people who want to attend classes is increasing all the time. More people wanting to take part means more instructors are needed and with classes held while the kids are in school, this could be a great way to earn some extra cash.
If you want to become a Pilates instructor you will need to get a level 2 fitness qualification. This may seem like a barrier initially, but it is worth the time and money investment as you can then work at the local gym or set up private classes of your own.
There are many jobs that can be done remotely from home and these suit many stay-at-home mums. You could be a social media manager, a bookkeeper, a virtual assistant, an editor, a blogger, an online tutor and any number of other things. These jobs are usually done on a freelance basis, and there are many resource sites that offer the work on behalf of the people searching for help.
Making and decorating cakes for special occasions really is an art form that not many people are capable of. This means that there is often a demand for this skill, especially at special times of the year. If you are talented enough to make special birthday cakes, Christmas cakes and even wedding cakes, you could find that you get extremely busy.
The large number of people that will pay others to do their housework might surprise you. This can be temporary sometimes, perhaps because of an illness or injury, but you will also find permanent jobs too.
People lead very busy lives these days and if they do not have the time to keep their house clean, they will happily pay someone else to do it for them.
These are just a taster of the kind of jobs a stay-at-home mum can do, the choice of businesses you could start is endless. You need to have a good think about what skills you have and then put them to good use. All the best!