The number of women who are becoming stay-at-home moms is rising. According to statistics, only three-quarters of women in England are in full or part-time work. It seems that women who become housewives inevitably become stay-at-home moms. Things aren’t as simple as you’d be tempted to think. Women choose to drop out of the labour force due to the fact that they aren’t paid well enough. Plus, they want to raise families and nothing can convince them that working is better than not staying home with their children. The great thing is that nowadays women don’t need to leave their homes to make money. There are legit ways to make a living. These occupations offer individuals the chance to spend time with their kids and, ultimately, to grow. If you’re a stay-at-home mother and you’re interested in starting your own business, you need to know that there will be plenty of responsibilities. Maybe you’re prepared for greater challenges. If this is the case, then the following business ideas will surely inspire you.


Home-based florist shop

It’s not hard to understand why people love flowers so much. Besides the fact that they can be used to send messages, flowers are incredibly beautiful. Yes, flowers are pretty and nice to look at. Let’s not forget about the scent. Flowers don’t have only looks, you know? The power of these plants lies in the bouquet. The point is that individuals love flowers and they are in high demand.  You can make good money with a flower shop. Bouquets, stage sets, and centrepieces are required in both social and corporate settings. But is it really possible to run a business of this kind out of your home? Of course, it is. What do you think that other people do to earn money to pay for things like housing and food?

If you’re determined that you want to be a freelance florist, then you should better go shopping for supplies. What you need right now are business cards, order forms, and cardboard gift bags. Additionally, you may want to get your hands on things like scissors and knives, that is, if you don’t have any to spare. Obviously, you’ll have to invest some money. In the beginning, you’ll need approximately £4,000. When you have working capital and supplies, find a work place. Since you’ll be working from the comfort of your home, designate a business area. Ideally, you should choose an area of the home that isn’t frequented by the kids. most importantly, spread the word. If your friends and neighbours don’t know you’re in business, they won’t come to you.


When you’re a stay-at-home parent, you hardly have time for yourself. You have to look after the household and make sure that the children are all right. This doesn’t mean though that you can’t make time for the things you’re passionate about, such as writing. Speaking of writing, do you have a blog? Maybe you do, but you don’t have the necessary time to write articles. Well, you should make an effort and find time. Blogging can be a lucrative business. The fact is that you can make lots of money by simply blogging. What you should be doing right now is writing about the things that you like. If you don’t have a thing for fashion, then consider giving advice to mothers like you. You have no idea how many parents out there are in need of advice, stay-at-home or not. The point is that you have to select a niche that is right for you and make time for writing. You don’t have to write long pages. A short article is enough, as long as it’s well-written.

What you need to understand is that you won’t make a decent income if you don’t manage to drive traffic to your website. The question now is who you manage to accomplish this. Writing until your hand gets tired isn’t going to work, at least not in the long run. One great way of generating traffic is using social media. Use Facebook or Twitter to promote your work. Talk to people and develop long-lasting relationships. Another great way of driving traffic to your website is SEO.  In case you didn’t know, SEO is an acronym and it stands for search engine optimization. If your current financial situation doesn’t allow you to hire an expert, get some tips from the Internet.

Work as a life coach        

A life coach is a person whose main responsibility is to help people reach their goals, sort of like a mother. Well, why don’t you give it a try? You can be a good life coach and you should, especially if you like to help other people. Ideally, you should undergo a training program. Since everything is possible nowadays, you can get your certification online. Attention needs to be paid to the fact that you have to study really hard. You won’t be granted the life coach certification unless you deserve it. Once you get your diploma, you can start your new journey. Will people come to you with their problems? You don’t need to worry about that. Individuals have a hard time figuring out what is best for them and, more often than not, they seek support from professionals like you.

It’s your job to help those people find their way. As you get more clients, you will get more experience. However, if you have a talent when it comes to helping others, you won’t be needing a great deal of experience, especially in the beginning. Your gut will tell you what to do. Make sure to stick to one niche. If you’re going to provide advice and guidance in relation to relationships, then stick to that. It’s best to refrain from handling different subject matters at a time. No matter how much knowledge you have about health and wellness, keep it to yourself.  You’re telling people how to live their lives and that is something to keep in mind. If something goes wrong, your clients will blame everything on you.

Author's Bio: 

Cynthia Madison is a young blogger and economics and marketing graduate. She writes about home, lifestyle and family topics and is a senior contributor to popular niche publications.