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10 Suitable Businesses for Housewife and Nursing Mothers

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As a housewife and nursing mother, are you asking yourself what is the best business for stay at home moms? With the bad economy, are you wondering what businesses can you run from home? Are you trying to figure out how can stay at home mums make money or which is the best business to start? Here in this article, we are going to explore 10 suitable small-scale business ideas for housewives and nursing mothers. We hope you will find a few that appeals to your particular situation and try them out.

 Business ideas for Housewife and Nursing Mothers

  1. Multilevel Marketing

This is actually a legal means of making money, and you do not necessarily need to leave the comfort of your home.  Even as a nursing mother, you do not have to employ a nanny to take care of your baby while you work. For your information, MLM is quite different from a Ponzi scheme, as the former has real goods that distributors sell to buyers in order to make a profit. It is a very lucrative home-based business idea for moms.

All you have to do is register with a good multilevel marketing company. For a list of some of them in Nigeria, see this list. Once you are registered with a certain amount of money, you are given a set of company products based on the amount you used in registration. The points that you sell these products and make a profit. You also earn commission by way of referrals, where you bring in others to register with the company.

  1. Catering

There are so many ideas for housewives to make money, one of which is catering. If you love cooking, then this business is for you. People have occasions and parties every day. You can put your great cooking skills to use and reach out to these people for cooking contracts. If you know how to bake and do small chops, then the better. Search within your neighbourhood, print flyers if need be and distribute to your neighbours. Very soon, you will start getting cooking jobs that you can just sit at home and deliver.

  1. School Runs

This is another veritable business opportunity for full-time housewives and nursing mothers. Often, some very parents might not have the time to go pick up their children back home after school. You can start by using your own car, or if you don’t have a car, hire a tricycle and use for the time being. If you are buoyant enough financially, you can even buy a school bus and lease out to school to do this same kind of business. This serves as a good way of making residual income, as the bus is maintained and serviced by the school while it makes money for you and all you do is get weekly or monthly returns on the business.

  1. Fashion Designing

You could learn fashion designing and start making designs for seamstresses and tailors. You get paid for your ingenuity in designing good an attractive patterns and styles. There are numerous cloth makers within your neighbourhood whom you can outsource the sewing too and earn money on your design. You can still go the extra step and learn how to sew, thereby designing and sewing your own clothes. If you are very good, it is only a matter of time before you start seeing customers knocking on your front door.

  1. Blogging

This is another successful home business idea for housewives and nursing mothers. In fact, one of the most successful home-based businesses available today. Owning a blog and writing on topics you are passionate about can be both fun and rewarding. While it may take a while to get to monetise your blog and make money, but if done right, the money will come eventually. You can start your blog and specialise in any topic under the sun: from fashion to celebrity gossip, home maintenance ideas and so much more.

Once you start getting consistent traffic on your blog, there are countless ways of making money from your blog. They include through Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, eBook sales, information marketing, and so much more.

  1. Online Retail Business

The internet is one big marketplace, and you do not even need your own website or blog to start making money online selling goods and other products. Online retail business is another great business idea for housewives in Nigeria and elsewhere around the world. All you have to do is sign up with the big online stores such as Konga or Jumia, get them to enlist your goods on their sites. They earn commission once they are able to sell your goods while you also make money from the comfort of your home.

  1. Day-Care Business

Since you are basically staying at home and taking care of your kids, why not turn it into a business and invite other kids over? Day-care business can be both fun and challenging. Fun in the sense that your house is always agog with running children and a beehive of activity. Challenging in the sense that you have to develop the grace to handle a dozen crying babies at once. But if you have the patience, why not go for it? All you need a spacious environment where parents can drop off their kids while you take care of them until the parents return from work or business daily. And you get paid for your efforts.

  1. Freelancing

This is the kind of job that perfectly fits housewives and even nursing mothers. If you have a skill such as writing, copywriting, graphic designing, web designing, you can put these skills to use and search for jobs online. All you have to do I apply to sites such as, Upwork and Fiverr. You get to bid for jobs, choosing your own working hours and only getting to accepting jobs you know you can deliver at given times.

  1. Consulting

You can make a ton of money setting up a consulting business right from the comfort of your home. If you have a much sought after skill, either a business consultant, public speaker, or you have some entrepreneurial nuggets you want to share with young professional\s. you can reach out to them, organise tutorials and get paid for your efforts. I happen to know many part-time consultants working from home and offering consultancy services to young entrepreneurs.

  1. Agriculture

In today’s world, this is the new oil well, although a lot of people have no idea of how lucrative agriculture could be. As a housewife and nursing mother, you only have to get arable farmland within your neighbourhood and start farming right away. If you are living in rural areas, the better. You can even get involved in animal husbandry, including snail farming, beekeeping, rabbit keeping, goat rearing, poultry farming. The list is endless. You just have to use your ingenuity and creativity.

Yes, we have been able to list out and discuss 10 suitable jobs you can undertake as a housewife or nursing mother. We hope you have been able to find at least one that will suit your particular situation and think of how to start it? Well, good luck then!



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