If you are a mum wanting to work at home, but just cannot come up with any ideas, I will walk you through some thoughts, and direct you along the lines of finding out how you can make money working at home.
I have worked at home for a long time now. I have tried many things, and most of them have worked to an extent.
What I didn't understand initially, was the important role that marketing plays in being successful. Marketing covers anything from advertising, packaging, product display, after sale service, replacement policy, and numerous other things that people often do not connect as coming under the umbrella of marketing.
Enough said, that is a whole other area that needs to be researched. At least you realise that it is important to the success of your business.
Let's look at how a creative person can make money whilst working at home and being a mom.
The other day I thought, 'how can I help moms work at home'. I have come up with ideas to help you look at some possibilities. To go into really fine detail here, would be too much, but I have aimed to get you thinking about what you could do.
When my children were small I was lucky enough to live in a house on the property where our business was situated. To this day I shudder to think that I may have had to leave them in day care so that I could go out to work. Because of that experience, I have a passion to help women find something that they like, and at which they can make some money working at home.
To come up with these ideas I had to analyse various parts of our life, and think about how a person can make money from them. I have actually never really looked at it from this point of view before.
CONSIDER THIS SELECTION Sewing, cooking and gardening. These are activities that a lot of women know something about. I know I am generalising, but I have to start somewhere.
Sewing has a host of possibilities. You can make clothes, linen, practical items, school items, and so many more. So let's take a look at clothes. This is a niche that is always popular. Break this niche down even further into baby/toddler's clothes. From there you can break this down again to, toddlers dresses, and pant sets.
You can see that by taking an idea and keep on breaking it down, you find a niche that is specific for what you can do. The smaller the niche, the better you will be come at it, and the more popular you will be.
With cooking, you may decide to specialise in baking, and from their you can decide on cookies, loaves, and cakes. Or, you may want to decide on another niche, like chutneys.
Gardening also has a huge range of niches you could choose from. You could specialise in herbs, cacti, flowers, pot plants, tropical plants, palms, or really anything you wish. With plants you can get into growing seeds, propagating or growing cuttings. The range is almost endless.
You can see, by taking an idea, and working on it, you can come up with something that you feel you would be successful at. When you think you have found your niche, check out the market and see that there are people wanting to buy such a product. Work out where you would sell it, and give thought as to how you would go about it. You could be working at home, and making a nice little income from any of the ideas we have mentioned, but do remember that all businesses need marketing.
Kaye Dennan is a Member of a Worldwide Publishing network and specialises in solopreneurship and small business. To view her website go to www.ebooksnowonline.com/small-business/ and to view the website blogs simply go to www.blog.ebooksnowonline.com
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