Business Ideas for Stay at Home Moms

If you are planning on becoming a stay-at-home mother or you already are a stay-at-home mother and are looking for a home business to generate some income for the family, then we hope these ideas will be helpful to you.
A home business is just that –a business run from home. It does require effort and consistency; the good news is that there are things you can do to generate income for the family with part-time efforts.

Affiliate Programs – Affiliate programs are partnerships with other organizations where you generate leads from your website to their websites and receive a percentage of sales. There are numerous affiliate programs on the internet.
Some of these are legitimate, while others are scams. If you venture in this direction, a “well-trafficked” website directly correlates with “well achieved” results.

MultiLevel Marketing Home Based Businesses:

AmeriplanUSA –A discount health care program that provides up to 80% discounts on dental, vision, prescriptions, and chiropractic care expenses.  There is also a program for general health care with up to 50% discounts on doctors’ visits, lab work, and other healthcare-related expenses.
Through Ameriplan, you sell memberships to the network which provides access to these benefits.

Arbonne International –A company that sells health, beauty, and skincare related products.  The product line includes anti-aging, weight loss, baby care, aromatherapy, and make-up related items. As a consultant, you sell directly to the public and build your business by selling and promoting these products.

Avon –The world’s largest direct seller with over $8 billion in sales.  Avon representatives promote and sell a variety of beauty and skincare related products. The product line includes anti-aging, wellness, fragrances, hair, and skincare related products.

Herbalife –A company that promotes and sells nutrition-related products. The product line includes weight management, targeted nutrition, and general wellness-related items.

Ignite & Stream Energy –A company that leverages the need for electricity and the opportunity of deregulation to provide consumers with the most economical and discounted energy.  As a business owner, you help your clients by enrolling them in the Stream Energy plan which provides them with power at a discounted price.

Mary Kay, Inc. – A company that has been serving the community since 1963 promoting health, beauty, and skincare related products. The product line includes skin-care, make-up, fragrances, spa and body, and assorted related gifts. As a consultant, you serve your customers directly with consultations and products.

Premier Designs, Inc.. –A company that has been providing jewelry accessories since 1985. Premier Designs offers a beautiful line of high fashion jewelry that is affordably priced and backed by a Golden Guarantee. As a representative, you host gatherings and work with customers directly as you sell them quality jewelry products.

Quixtar, Inc.. –A sister company to Amway that offers a variety of household related products. Quixtar and Amway are leaders in direct selling. As a representative, you host gatherings and work with customers directly as you sell everyday household items at discounted prices.

Other Ideas for Home Based Business:
There are numerous things that you can do to generate income from home.  The challenge is finding what there is a demand for in your area.

Ideas include:

  • Music Lessons – teaching the piano or some other musical instrument to students in your home.
  • Transcriptions – writing notes for doctors and other health care providers.
  • Translation – converting documents, websites, and other materials into a different language (i.e. Spanish, French)
  • Tutoring – using your experience to mentor, train, or teach a child in English, mathematics, or some other subject

Things to think of when starting or working in a Home Business:
It is essential that you remember that none of these businesses offer a get rich quick program.  In general, the more time and effort you put into your business, the more income you generate.
Some stay-at-home moms want to put in more time and generate more income, whereas other mothers may want to put in 5 to 10 hours a week to add a little bit of spending money for things around the house. It is important to decide what your goals are when determining how much you want to invest in your business initially.

The American Pregnancy Association does not endorse these businesses. These are only suggestions and you, dear reader need to do your research into the companies you’re considering.