Small Business Ideas For Moms

As a busy mom it can be a struggle finding the work/ life balance. Maybe you’re keen to continue working as you don’t want to lose your skills, or perhaps your financial situation means you simply can’t stay home full time. Either way, the trouble that many of us can have is that work hours are generally pretty rigid, and our lives aren’t. Kids can get sick meaning we need time off, we might have been up all night with a teething baby meaning we’re running late the next day, we have plays, sports days, parent’s evening, appointments and other things that we simply don’t want to miss in our little one’s childhood.


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However there is a way you can have the best of both worlds, setting up your own business puts you in control and allows you to earn money around your child care commitments. You’re the boss so you can say how many hours you want to work and what times, and really make it work for your life. If you don’t have upfront cash, you could always consider women’s small business loans to get yourself established. But what kinds of business ideas should moms consider? Here are three examples.

Mobile Beautician

If you’re a people person and into the fun and girly things in life, a mobile beautician or hairdresser could be ideal. Treatments such as hair cutting, colouring and styling, makeup application, nails, spray tanning, eyelash extensions, brow sculpting, waxing and threading and more are all popular. Some of these qualifications you can gain in a fairly short space of time which is great if you’re starting from scratch. Otherwise you could go to college part time and gain yourself a qualification first. Providing you have a driving license and your own vehicle it’s a chance to earn money doing something you enjoy, things like group bookings for girls nights out, hen parties or wedding parties all do very well.

Freelance Writer

If you’re a keen writer, why not put your skills to good use? If you sign up to a freelancing website there’s almost always work available- and while each piece will have a deadline you can choose how many you take on. Best of all it’s from home and all you need is a computer, you could do an article during nap time, or a couple during the evenings and weekends. The money will soon add up!


If you’re a fantastic baker, why not share this skill and use it to make you some money? You could start a baking business from home selling things like celebration cakes for weddings or birthdays, decorative cupcakes, cake pops, brownies and more for parties or for people to buy as gifts. You will have to set up your kitchen to pass a health inspection and follow the rules around this, however it’s a fun home business that you could do and earn yourself some good money!

Moms, what business ideas have you considered?

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