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5 Business Ideas for Moms


Starting a small business in my country is pretty easy. Almost every household has their own small business. For moms there are many opportunities in small business. I have many friends that used to bring their goods to the school, like clothes especially children wear and women wear, foods and snacks, jewelries, patch works, crafts, etc. Yes, they sell their goods while delivering or picking their children to school.

They don't have to produce the goods by themselves, there are many vendors that supply all the goods and you may take them first and pay later, or pay the down payment first, as long as their goods are sold. Many will import it from country like China, where the goods are really cheap, like girl's accessories, toys, electronics, etc. The small business development in my country is really fast. Well, there are many business ideas for moms, but at least there are 5 ideas that you may try :

1. Start from your own hobby

It's really great to make your hobby turn into cash. You will have fun do your hobby and as addition, it will bring extra cash to your pocket :)

Some of my friends really love cooking, they're really good, so they start to make a catering business and their business are doing well. They may cook for the whole family and the customers. The size of their business is vary depend on their capital and their time.
What is your hobby ? And think if that hobby may bring you some extra money. Some women love to grow plants and flowers, like orchids that have a high economic value, they sell their own breed of orchid and they gain a lot. There are times in my country when people really love Lohan fish, they did this as hobby and many people who love the fish do some trade and gain much money.

Do you love making jewelries or beads, cakes, cookies, jams (canning could be so much fun), doing crafts works, writing, scrapbooking. Yes, scrapbooking is really fun, there is a woman in my town offer a scrapbooking service for special occasion like birthday, wedding, and baby born.

I don't have any specific hobby that I can turn into money yet, I have so many hobbies :) so, it's hard to decide and I really need to focus, but my husband and I are developing a software house that has specific niche, telecommunication software. So, I decided to focus on that field first.

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2. Become a consultant

Nowadays, become a consultant especially wedding consultant or party organiser could be really great. Many people need an advice to hold their wedding ceremony and party. As moms, of course you have experience in wedding things. You may start to build your own website and offer your advise, tips, and service. You may suggest the best banquet hall or place to celebrate wedding, the dinner set menus, the flowers, the gowns, the wedding limo, the gifts or wedding favors, invitations, and many more.

You don't have to supply all the stuff yourself, you may cooperate with other vendors who've done the business. To start this business, you need to visit many wedding exhibitions and gather all informations and contacts from the wedding industry. This is a growing business I think, because people are growing and they start to really like to have a sweet and memorable wedding ceremony. The wedding industry is always changing fast, like the wedding photographs, now we have a candid wedding photo, some couples really like it because it different from other wedding photography and look sophisticated.

Of course, if you're mom with CPA (Certified Public Accountant), you may establish your own Public Accountant business. But not everybody has CPA.  Beside that, you may become a baby consultant, specially for new moms, there is a few mom who establish a business doing this job. They give advises to soon-to-be moms about how they will prepare the baby's room, how to choose baby's car seat, how to give breastdfeeding, how to make baby's food, how to choose baby's equipments etc. They make e-books and sell them in their website or sell a phone advice or even sell your own baby products.

3. Be a professional writer online

There are many online sites that will pay you to write an article. Also there are many editorial services that you can provide from the quiet of your own home, like :

Copyediting. This is where fact checking takes place, and where grammatical, stylistic and typographical errors are caught.
Proofreading. This is the last stop for a “finished” piece. The proofreader makes sure the copyediting changes have been properly made and no new errors are created in the process.
Indexing. There are indexing courses available and you can get indexing software.
Developmental editing. A developmental editor works with a manuscript on big-picture things like organization and content issues.
Book doctoring. This is an editorial service provided for manuscripts written by experts. They create a manuscript as best they can and then a book doctor puts it into publishable shape.
Ghost Writing. As a ghost writer, you actually do the research and write the book and someone else's name is attached as the author.
Copywriting. Also known as business writing, this is writing that promotes a product or a service.
Book writing. Do you have an expertise in something professional, such as accounting or interior decorating? Or personally, like knitting? Why not write a book about it?
Magazine article writing. Magazines and newspapers are a great way to get your writing published before tackling the daunting task of writing a whole book.
Web page content provider. Providing content for a web site is a good way to make some money writing.


4. Multi Level Marketing

Is a term that describes a marketing structure used by some companies as part of their overall marketing strategy. The structure is designed to create a marketing and sales force by compensating promoters of company products not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of other promoters they introduce to the company, creating a down line of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation in the form of a pyramid.

The products and company are usually marketed directly to consumers and potential business partners by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing.

For moms who really love to meet new person everyday and talk to everyone, MLM is a great ideas. I met many moms with MLM business and they're doing great. They just offering the goods when they gather with other moms, especially cosmetic goods, packaging goods, bags, shoes, women wear etc.

5. Set up a daily care service for children.

As moms, you may try to set up a daily care service for children under 5 years old. There are many parents who really need your service. They will definitely trust you because you are moms yourself. You need to make some preparations though. Like safe environments, prepare healthy foods and snacks for the kids, prepare toys, prepare activities, you may need extra help from your friend or hire employee that loves kids, you need to be creative, and you may need some emergency skill like how to handle a child if he or she'd choked etc. May be you will need to hire a medical assistant or someone with medical skill.

But if you are really good in taking care kids, this business will be a great advantage. You will have time for your own kids yet still gain extra cash from your activity. 

How to set up a day care for children
1. You need a license, especially if your daycare is profit oriented.
2. You have to determine the range of children age to take care, do you accept babies or just pre-schoolers, because the treatment will be a lot different.
3. Prepare the facilities, like health facility, sanitary, dining, save and healthy play ground.
4. Hire professional and loving people to help you.
5. Prepare creative and educational activity.
6. Prepare transportation, do you pick up the kids or their parents will bring them to your place and many more.

Well, you need some money to set up the business. in my country you may start it from USD 2,000 excluding the place. Hope these ideas will be useful.  

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Gracefulwriter from Northern Virginia on February 13, 2012:

good info. I'm trying a couple of these ideas. I used to have a home daycare; it's getting sort of complicated in U.S. Check-out my hub on the topic

brandyBachmann on June 21, 2011:

Great input for moms!

Leela123 on March 26, 2011:

So many great ideas! Everyone needs a little help these days to earn extra cash! I think I might try the writing idea!

Thanks for the info!!


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febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 20, 2011:

Hi Nan, thank you for visiting, wow..daycare at night? It's unusual in my country. Most women stay home at night, but for those who are working, usually the dads will take care the kids. Indonesian people rarely live alone, we used to have someone to live with the main family, like grandma, aunts, or if none, they will hire maid to stay with the kids.

But, this is a brilliant idea, and who knows it will happen one day in my country. Thank you for sharing.

Nan Mynatt from Illinois on February 19, 2011:

Great ideas and daycare is now booming. You can also keep kids at night while parents work. Hospitals need help for their employees, teachers during the day a lot of people need help with the caring of their children.

Article Magick from Dublin on January 10, 2011:

Great article.Cool pictures too! Voted up and bookmarked ;-)

Window Curtain Types on November 20, 2010:

I like the great Post..Thanks for sharing the new ideas..Keep Sharing..

angelacarpediem from Arkansas on August 04, 2010:

I LOVE that you included network marketing in your article.So many people don't understand it and many of those people even fear it because they don't know anything about the industry. I am all about education which is just one reason why I really enjoyed this article. I chose to promote a tech based company with no products to sell and blog about my experience with that company and my experience with network marketing in general. Come let me know what you think!

Frank Mansen from UK on August 03, 2010:

For all of those mums that want to earn some money at home, have a look into affiliate marketing. Within days you can begin to generate an income from the internet. Affiliate marketing is tried and tested, have a look at the handsfreeincomesystem.

Types Of Hobbies on August 02, 2010:

Nice collection for the betterment of the hobby also making money through the various meaningful works.keep shairng.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on June 24, 2010:

fdoleac, those are great ideas, thank you for suggesting :)

fdoleac from Hollis, New Hampshire on June 23, 2010:

A great opportunity is to assist small businesses in setting up Google local, Facebook pages, Linkedin and Twitter accounts. Sales calls can be done in between other tasks and the computer work can be done at anytime.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on June 23, 2010:

Motherofthree, your business sounds so promising. I hope you will success with that. Thank you for stopping by.

motherofthree on June 23, 2010:

I have my own business selling scentsy wickless candles

I feel that having my own home business helps me to be a little more in control of my finances.

mother of three on June 23, 2010:

I have my own business selling scentsy wickless candles

I feel that having my own home business helps me to be a little more in control of my finances.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on June 11, 2010:

DonnaWallace, Hi! Welcome to Hubpages!! Thank you for visiting. If you live in a country like Indonesia, you will have many creative ideas to survive hahaha...have a great day!

Donna Wallace from North Carolina on June 11, 2010:

These are some great ideas. You have a variety of ideas that appeal to all sorts of moms. Thanks for the tips.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on June 10, 2010:

Anawia, Neil, and BrainSpace thank you for visiting guys!

Happy Hubbing!!

BrainSpace from North Carolina on June 10, 2010:

This is a very good article!

George Poe from United Kingdom on March 31, 2010:

That's really interesting, thanks for sharing.

anawia on March 21, 2010:

a good idea to learn. thanks

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on March 18, 2010:

Jgw899, Property invest, and neil thank you so much for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

George Poe from United Kingdom on March 17, 2010:

Good hub.

Property-Invest from London on March 14, 2010:

Excellent ideas! Thanks for all the tips and the great hub.

jgw899 from Santa Cruz on March 11, 2010:

Perfect for the stay at home mom who thinks she has no skills.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 27, 2010:

Thank you Pras, and have a great week end!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on February 27, 2010:

Those are really great ideas. I think every woman should read this hub. Especially for housewife. Thanks for share your beautiful ideas about these business. Thanks

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 26, 2010:

Corinne Floyd, yes, if we search in the internet, we will find many ideas of being a professional writer online, thank's for visiting.

Corinne Floyd from British Columbia on February 25, 2010:

Lots of great ideas. I like all the ideas about being a professional writer. I didn't realize there was so much available.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 18, 2010:

Residual4income, hi! you definitely know best about MLM :) Some of moms that I know, really success in this system, and I think nothing wrong with MLM, especially if u choose the long and trusted established MLM company. Thank you for visiting.

Residual4Income from Phoenix, Arizona, USA on February 18, 2010:

I like your ideas about MLM for moms. Great venues to meet more people and get support in their business ventures. Maybe even trading sitting services for their kids might benefit each other!

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 16, 2010:

Robbyism, hi and welcome to Hubpages :) thank you for visiting! happy Hubbing...

robbyism on February 16, 2010:

well written, very informative, I like your story, thanks for writing it!

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 13, 2010:

usedtobebig, Hi and welcome to Hubpages! This is a place where you can make money online and have fun! Thank you for commenting.

Rose from London, UK on February 12, 2010:

That is a very good article, thanks for sharingi.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 12, 2010:

Carol, yes the saying is right I think thank you for visiting!

Carol on February 11, 2010:

I like your first idea best "Start From Your Own Hobby". There's a saying "find something you love to do and you'll never work another day in your life again".

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 10, 2010:

Frank Crandell, yes manage some business blogs for local company are great too, I used to do that for the local company in my town, just keep blogging :) Thank you for great suggestion!

Frank Crandell on February 10, 2010:

Going hand-in-hand with the suggestion for freelance writing as a good business for Moms, you can also branch out into blog management for small businesses. I used to manage a blog for a local real estate agent who was very happy to have someone do the technical work of creating a blog post and then marketing the post online.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 10, 2010:

leela123, hi and welcome to Hubpages! I'm glad if this hub may help you, have a great day!

leela123 from West Virginia on February 10, 2010:

I'm a stay at home mom and very new at doing hub's! I'm trying to find more ways to make a little extra income. This page gives me some idea's! Thanks!

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 08, 2010:

jacobkuttyta, thank you :)

Jacob from Delhi, India on February 08, 2010:

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing it with us.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 07, 2010:

sophs, ok and have a great day!

sophs on February 07, 2010:

Great ideas, thanks for sharing :)

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 06, 2010:

customsitemaker, the site seem pretty cool, I will learn that, thank you for sharing!

Francine, yes I got your points thank you for sharing anyway :)

MoneyGlitch, yes that's right, thank you for visiting!

Money Glitch from Texas on February 06, 2010:

Great business ideas. I like the one about making your hobby a business. It kinda goes with the saying, "Finding a job that you love and the money will follow." Thanks for sharing :)

Francine Smith on February 06, 2010:

Great Hub there... but girls, you have to LAY DOWN THE LAW when starting out.

Lay it down to your husband, inlaws, parents, neighbors, friends and the kids that, just because mom is an at home mulitasking goddess, she is at WORK. So there will no more fishing dead leaves out the pool, no more waiting in for someone elses deliveries, no more being the shoulder for the cry babies, and the fridge can fill itself with beer for once.

*** Your business is a job not a hobby ***

Francine X

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 06, 2010:

Wow..that's seem a great idea mom :) My daughter loves the bounce house very much thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!

Bouncers Bounce House Inflatables on February 06, 2010:

This is great! As a mom who quit an electrical engineering career of 13 years, I understand the desire to both bring some money into the house and the desire to stay at home with your child. We live in such great times where we as women have the choice to work or stay home, yet so many women are having to choose to work just to make ends meet.

It is one of the topics I discuss at

One of my favorites businesses that a family can work together is starting a bounce house business!

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 04, 2010:

purple perl, yes of course, thank you!

leela123, hi Welcome to Hubpages! You may write your favorite subjects here, have fun, meet many great hubbers, and make money online! How are those sound ? thank you for visiting!

leela123 from West Virginia on February 04, 2010:

I have no clue as to what to do on here..I'm a beginner! But from all that I have read it does sound good to me. I hope it is on the up and up and I will be able to make a little profit on it.

I've been a stay at home mom and now that my children are nearly grown, I need something extra to occupy my time with, and a little extra pocketbook money wouldn't hurt! :) I love to write poems and stories for children, so I was thinking that I could do that. Any suggestions for me to get started with would be a great help..because I have no clue where to start!

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on February 04, 2010:

Great ideas for moms on the lookout to generate some profits!

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 03, 2010:

screation, yes, that's the idea! If we love what we do, so we will do the best for it and we will gain much too! Thank you for your supportive comment :)

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 03, 2010:

lindagoffigan, thank you!

ateenyi, Thank you, and you're right caring could be a great business. We can care and earn money and I think it's ok with that :) Like if you'd like to take care of elders, so you start a business an elder care center, or you could offer your service to their home, and it is the same with children too. thank you for commenting !

screation on February 03, 2010:

thanks for this great hub. we should try to turn our hobbies into profession, we can get success very soon doing this because we do not work for money, we are doing just practicing our hobbies, so we are not concentration on earn money while we are concentration on our work and work with concentration give success.

ateenyi from Chicago on February 03, 2010:

Great Hub!!!!!

The information regarding caring of kind is immensely useful for the working parents. The kind of activities these kids are pursuing is simply effortlessly - classic. Thanks a lot for providing so fruitful hub.

lindagoffigan from Phoenix, Arizona on February 03, 2010:

Great ideas.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 02, 2010:

Chin chin, wow you have knowledge in food science ? That's could be a great idea to start a business I think, you may give your advise as a healthy diet consultant online, or make your own food product or anything you'd like :) I hope all the best for u, thank you for commenting and have a great day!

Handmade-crafts, thank you and nice to see u here, happy hubbing !

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 02, 2010:

lilian_sg, these business are ok for everyone :) even if you're not a mommy yet, I think it's great to start a business while you're still single, you will manage it more fine without any disturbance from the kids. Thank you for visiting!

Handmade-Crafts on February 02, 2010:

Some very good tips. Thank you for sharing.

Chin chin from Philippines on February 02, 2010:

Hi, this is a very useful list of work for moms like me. I still haven't really explored any of these seriously. Though I would really like to put my knowledge in food science and start a business of my own. Maybe I would some time soon.

lilian_sg from Singapore on February 02, 2010:

great suggestions! not a mum yet but may try it out in future...

agusfanani from Indonesia on February 01, 2010:

Veery good tips. Thank you febriedethan.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 01, 2010:

ryan, yes freelance writing is great and for Indonesian citizen like me, the earning from google is really great :) I got a hard currency income while living in a soft currency country, LOL

princessa, thank you for your nice comment! Have a great day!

einron, yes and thank you for visiting!

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on February 01, 2010:

hello,hello I'm glad if you think those are useful, hope you will have a great success.

pretty, you will be a great online writer, can't wait to read your other material, success Maita!

einron from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA on February 01, 2010:

Very good choice of ideas.

Wendy Iturrizaga from France on February 01, 2010:

Great ideas and easy to implement.

ryan.stark from USA on February 01, 2010:

I think freelance writing is great part time occupation for the stay at home mom. The daycare idea is a little more complex in some areas of the US, but if you are familiar with the laws in your city then that is also a great way to earn.

prettydarkhorse from US on February 01, 2010:

I will try being a professional writer online, never done that yet only here at HP, thanks dear, Maita

Hello, hello, from London, UK on February 01, 2010:

A lot of good tips. I will take up one or two. Thank you very much for your help.

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