It took me a lot of years and tears to shred off the baggage of what a successful businesswoman and mother should look like. I started by viewing every decision through the lens of the most pleasant and enjoyable lifestyle I allow myself to have. You can have your own digital business or become a freelancer, choosing the number of projects and hours. Here are ten online business ideas to start your entrepreneurial lifestyle.
Retail is one of the most popular online business ideas, it has low entry cost, and dedicating at least four hours a day you can be on the path to success.
eBay seller. If you make handmade products or crafts from home, you have a keen eye for online deals and sales, or if you were a direct sales representative and still have inventory, you can start your new e-commerce business at eBay.
Network Marketing. This one is a totally different approach to what we know about direct sales, think of it as a hybrid model between influencer and dropshipping. What? Yeah, You will be promoting and recommending products of multilevel companies and affiliate programs you love, your customers will buy on your portal and the company will take care of the rest: shipping, returns, checkout. It is a breeze! It requires a lot of creativity and loving being under the spotlight, creating content, and sharing lots of reviews and tutorials of the products. Before you dive into this online business, read my article on what to know about direct sales starter kits.
Cakes and Bakes. You have to get really good at bread baking before you open your store online. Of course, it is impossible to know all kinds of varieties and trends to fit all your customers. Whichever the case, you need to find your niche and learn the ins and outs of that market. Check out the Bread-Baking business plan.
Tax Preparation and Bookkeeping. It is an excellent choice for stay-at-home moms because, after the first meeting, everything else is done via the phone or webcam. You can pitch your services at school meetings, local businesses that know you. Check out the Tax Preparation business plan.
If retail is not your thing, there are other online business ideas you might want to consider i n the service area.
Blogging. Being a mommy blogger is a real job for moms. Low entry cost, growth potential, you can work around your schedule or your family’s schedule and still earn an income. If you are creative, organized, and self-starter, then blogging is your next business.
Bookkeeper. If you aced HomeEd, Maths, Economics, and you are incredibly organized, pay attention to details, then this is a good option. Bookkeeping records financial transactions, track expenses, record statements, and invoices. It is an excellent choice for stay-at-home moms because, after the first meeting, everything else is done via the phone or webcam. You can pitch your services at school meetings, local businesses that know you, or you can browse LinkedIn, or Flexjobs. The average fee you can charge your clients is $18/hour.
Tutoring. If you have a Bachelor’s level or above, this could be a great option. Chegg facilitates online training via video call in a wide range of subjects, and pay starts at $20 an hour.
English Teacher. This is the EASIEST and real way to make money from home if you are a native English speaker with an internet connection. VIPKid is specifically for students in China, and you can earn up to $22 an hour. Magic Ears is for teaching young children (aged 4-12), and you can earn from $20 to $26 an hour gogokid allows you to teach English online to Chinese children and make between $14 and $22 an hour.
Social Media Management. Small businesses simply don’t have the time nor the expertise to be constantly posting on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter. Take it upon yourself to contact local businesses and offer up your services for a contracted monthly fee of $200. This is an easy way to make money no matter where you live.
Virtual Assistant. If you are excellent at scheduling, organizing calendars, social media, uploading documents, messages, phone calls… Then you might want to open your Virtual Assistant business!
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