5 Cool Business Ideas for Aspiring Mumpreneurs
Whether it’s being a chauffeur, a chef, a nurse or a storyteller, mothers take on so many different jobs while raising children that it’s difficult to imagine they would like to add another responsibility to that never-ending to-do list. However, a growing number of full-time mums are inspired to start their own businesses while growing a family, managing to do everything at once. If you are an ambitious mother wanting to start your own business as well, here are some cool ideas for every aspiring mumpreneur to pursue:
Start a mum & family blog
As blogging is becoming increasingly popular in the online community, starting a family-oriented blog might be a brilliant idea. Being an aspiring mumpreneur, you’re most likely fully capable of dominating this space. Combining the experience of raising children and being a great mother with some uniqueness, creativity and good writing skills, mummy blogging delivers useful and interesting content to other new or expecting mothers, from helpful, practical advice to curated lists of nifty products. While it might require some time and effort for your blog to gain traction, it’s a great career option you can do from the comfort of your home, and it can even be a lucrative business, if you learn how to advertise and make money from your blog appropriately.
Sell handmade products
Many successful mumpreneurs have managed to build great businesses thanks to their incredible crafting skills and the talent to produce unique and beautiful handcrafted products. Whether you are skilled at making jewellery items, home decor pieces or even knitted or crochet clothing items and accessories, it’s incredibly easy to sell your handcrafted products now, thanks to great e-commerce websites, such as Etsy, eBay and Amazon. Similarly to starting a blog, selling handmade items will allow you to work at your own pace and set a schedule that’s flexible enough to meet both the needs of your business and your family, making it a great option for an aspiring mumpreneur.
Open a food truck business
The food industry is one of the most competitive and the most capital-driven businesses, which makes opening up a sit-down restaurant a hard and risky decision. However, food trucks are considered to be a high-profit business idea, as they require much lower initial investment and relatively low operation costs. All you truly need to start a food truck business are ingredients, supplies, fuel, and a good vehicle, such as great Isuzu trucks, which you can easily turn into a moving food cart with the right equipment.
Unlike restaurants, food trucks can also be easily moved, giving you the opportunity to test out different neighbourhoods and attract more customers. Another great benefit of having a food truck is the incredibly wide variety of possibilities; from small dessert stations to healthy fast food options, the portable food business can give you endless opportunities, no matter what you opt for.
Opt for professional photography
If you are a mum who always has a camera in her hands and an eye for detail and beautiful sceneries, it might be a good idea to start your own professional photography business. With the popularity of social media, the demand for professional event and portrait photography has significantly risen, giving every mumpreneur the perfect opportunity to dabble in the creative industry.
While owning a full-time photography company might require some time and space to meet and shoot clients, and an investment in costly equipment, photographers also have the freedom of choosing which clients and/or events they want to shoot, making it easier for mums to balance their career and their family life.
Become an event planner
From large family get-togethers to elaborate weddings and corporate gatherings, event planners are the ones who make all of these occasions possible, coordinating every aspect of a certain event, and making sure it runs perfectly smoothly. Being a mother, chances are you already have enough patience and the required skills to organize someone else’s party or event, and you might even have a knack for coordinating catering, invitations, itineraries, and working through difficult problems and setbacks. That is why becoming an event planner is such a great business idea for most aspiring mumpreneurs. A great benefit of this career choice is that you can select which projects you want to take on, and when you want to do them, making it easier to organize your own life as a working mother.
By taking into consideration your skill set and personal experience, you will find that there are endless business opportunities for aspiring mumpreneurs that allow you to achieve an optimal work-life balance.
About the author: Mike Johnston is an avid creative writer and blogger. He is a regular contributor to numerous blogs and online magazines, where he writes about home improvement (his speciality!), interior design, family life, green living and many other topics. Mike’s goal is to create interesting and compelling content and then share it throughout the online community