Being a housewife or stay-at-home mom is tough. From taking care of kids to doing endless house chores. But it’s not an excuse for not making money for your family. How? By running an online business of course.
Running an online business is awesome according to Riot Housewives and could be the best way for housewives to earn additional income to support their families. And it’s not uncommon for housewives to earn more than their husbands just from running an online business. Everything started from an idea and a small business venture. Later it becomes big and profitable.
If you want to start your own online business as well but don’t know what kind of business it’s going to be, I have some great online business ideas for you.
Be a YouTuber
Housewife or stay-at-home moms know a lot of things about taking care of kids, make-ups, cool gadgets or tools to help them do house chores, and many other kinds of stuff. You can turn your special skills into content on YouTube.
It doesn’t have to be professionally made with high production value. You can create a fun and informational video in your spare time. Try to make it as simple as possible at first, and as you get better at editing your videos, you can keep improving.
Many housewives who are running successful YouTube channels are also selling merchandise and products specific to their channels. Or they simply market other products and get a commission for each sale made.
Do you like selling stuff and good at writing compelling buying guides and product reviews? Perhaps, affiliate marketing is the best choice for you.
The best thing about affiliate marketing is you don’t have to sell or send the products that you’re promoting. Those are the responsibility of the sellers. All you need to do is to market some products and services and insert some links where people can get the products.
Many successful affiliate marketers use private websites or blogs, newsletters, and other forms of messages to promote their affiliate links. To be a successful affiliate marketer, you need to build trust within your community.
Many companies and business owners need virtual assistants nowadays. The job of a virtual assistant may vary depending on whom you’re working for, such as managing social media, transcribing interviews, corporate meetings, etc., and keeping track of schedules.
You can start by searching for companies or business owners who may require your help. Discuss the terms and responsibilities before signing the contract and start working. Being a virtual assistant requires you to be flexible and always connected to the internet, which is perfect for housewives.
If your house has a big enough backyard, and you like gardening, why not start your own gardening business? Herb farms are always a nice welcome for people on the internet and the local communities.
You can sell medicinal herbs, culinary herbs, herbs for candles, and herbal teas. Or you can sell flowers to scent soap, candles, fragrant concoctions, and potpourri. You can also work together with other business owners who may need something from your garden.
You can also involve your kids with this gardening business, making them more active and help them learn more about gardening. Later, you can sell your products online or offline depending on what you need and what kind of products you’re selling.
Be a Private tutor
If you have a degree or enjoy teaching, you can use your skill to . All you need are a laptop or PC, a good quality webcam and microphone, and creativity.
You can promote yourself online and teach via Zoom, Google Hangout, or other video call platforms. Or you can work for a company or agency that provides students with private teachers such as yourself.
Teaching while taking care of a baby might be a challenge though, so you have to be prepared for that. Other than that, you can do your job straight from your home. And you can get many teaching materials online.
Every housewife should run an online business
I always recommend every housewife to run their own online business if possible. Running an online business can be very fun and engaging, and could be much bigger than initially planned.