Having kids to take care of is hard enough, and being a single mom is certainly harder. Without a support system, you may find it hard to make ends meet; and if you still have a job, or haven’t finished school, you may need to quit if you have no one else to take care of your children. However, all is not lost: you can still earn money and support your family by starting off on a home business. A home-based business need not be as complicated as applying for countless permits or turning your home into a restaurant. There are a few simple ideas that you can start out with – and if things get bigger, then so much the better!
You can start by making small, artsy things, such as invitations, party favors, or cake decorations. If you have many parties around your area, or even party venues, ask if you can put up posters about your decorating and invitation-making abilities. You can then stay at home and make invitations or decorations. This way, you do not have to leave the house, except to get supplies, or maybe drop off your finished products. When you have spent a lot of time making invitations or decorations, you can probably move on to more party novelties, such as scrap books.
Do you like putting small gifts together into useful, elegant, and attractive baskets? Then start a small gift basket business. You can sell your gift baskets to local companies, party organizers, or even your friends who want to give gift baskets away for special holidays. There are many occasions for which you can make gift baskets. These include Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and a graduation. However, you may need to initially spend a lot of money not only in marketing your home-based business, but in buying the things that you will put in your gift baskets.
Another way that you can make money through your home is by writing articles or posting in forums online. Some online companies provide content to websites, and they need well-written, concise, and information-rich articles to give to these websites. You can be paid by the word, or by the article, depending on the company that you are affiliated with. You can search for such companies online, and look as well for those that pay you to blog. If you love writing, and if you have a computer with an Internet connection, then this would be an ideal job for you.
You can also provide services, such as babysitting, where people can drop off children at your house; hairdressing, although will need to redesign a room of your house to do this so that you can keep your baby or child at bay; and even massaging, which you can do if you set up your house well.
These are only a few ideas that you can use as you search for an opportunity to be a single mom without leaving your house – and still earning enough to feed your family. You only need to remember that you can start small, and if you market well enough, you can get more people to buy your products. Moreover, set aside a certain amount of time each day for you to do your home-based business so that you can still schedule time to take care of your kids and keep your house clean. In the end, you will triumph as a single mom, all because you know what home-based business you need to succeed.