As a stay at home Mom myself, I always thought of ways I could be home with my kids and still work from home and earn a full-time income. Over time I have tried out different options and have curated the top 5 work from home ideas for you to start up with very little or no capital. The internet is your bestie, with millions of people earning part and even full-time income from it both passively and actively.
Here are 5 great ideas to take you from stay-at-home Mom to Work-from-Home Mom. Want to find out which ideas are most suitable for you? Let’s delve right in.
- Virtual Assistant:
This is one of the top jobs I recommend and it is relatively easy to do. Virtual Assistants also referred to as VAs offer companies, businesses, and entrepreneurs administrative support virtually. Common tasks VAs carry out are; data entry, email correspondence, book-keeping, research, copywriting, editing, marketing, and basic accounting. You can register on Fiverr or Upwork to start getting jobs. As a VA you can be a general administrative VA or can be specialized and create a niche either as a;
- Social Media Assistant
- Data Entry Assistant
- Email Management and Marketer
- Customer Service Representative
- Social Media Manager:
A social media manager is one who manages other people’s or businesses social media accounts such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the likes. You would need basic graphic design skills (with Canva anyone can be a graphic artist) Content writing skills, customer service skills and a few analytical skills. You can take up short courses or just research on Digital marketing or social media marketing. Understand Facebook Ads and Instagram Ads too. A good place to start is to take the Facebook Blueprint course and also check online for as many free resources you can get on social media. You also have to be up to date on the social media especially Instagram as the algorithms keep changing every other time.
- Become a Blogger:
Bloggers make a substantial amount of money these days. Just decide what you want to blog about, create a niche, and write helpful posts. However, do not start blogging on a free site like blogger or wordpress.com as you can’t monetize these blogs. You have to buy a domain name and pay for hosting to fully monetize your blog and have full control. Bloggers earn from their blogs via affiliate marketing, Ads, collaborations and sponsored posts.
- Drop shipping:
Dropshipping is an E-commerce business where you do not keep the physical products. You open an online store with products listed on it and when you sell a product you purchase it from the merchant and have it delivered directly to the buyer. So, you serve as a middleman without the buyer knowing you are a middleman. The biggest difference between dropshipping and the standard retail model is that the selling merchant doesn’t stock nor own inventory. Instead, the merchant purchases inventory as needed from a third party – usually a wholesaler or manufacturer – to fulfill orders.
You can provide services on freelancing websites and get paid. Examples of such websites include Fiverr and Upwork. You could provide services in graphics and design (design logos, illustrations, business cards) digital marketing(SEO, social media management, and content marketing) writing and translation, write business plans, provide online classes, and much more.
There you have it! My top 5 work-from-home ideas. Do you have any idea that could be helpful? Please kindly share below.