10 Industries Where Momtrepreneurs Are Making Bank


Many moms are looking for ways to supplement their income. Today, there are more and more options for momtrepreneurs looking to make some serious bank without having to compromise their lifestyle. Below are 10 industries where momtrepreneurs are flocking to supplement their income.


1. Stock Photographer


Moms with a creative side can make a nice income by just picking up a camera. And don't worry, you don't have to be a seasoned photographer in order to make bank. There are a number of stock photography sites where you can offer your photos for sale. If someone buys the rights to your photo, then you will earn a commission from the stock photography company. Just about anything can be photographed and turned into money. Best of all, this business does not require too much time away from the family.


2. Virtual Assistant


There are hundreds of thousands of businesses online. And some of these businesses make millions of dollars a year. What you may not know is that many of these businesses require virtual assistants (VA) in order to keep their operation going. Moms who want to earn bank and, work from home, can become a VA. A VA's job can include customer service, working with vendors or managing online ad campaigns.


3. Health and Fitness Coach


Moms who like to stay fit can find a lucrative business in helping other moms get into tip-top shape. Health and fitness coaches can build their brand online through instructional blog entries, podcasts and videos. Income can be earned through private one-on-one coaching sessions or through the sale of diet and exercise plans. While becoming a health and fitness coach does not require a license, it does take a little time to build a reputation online. However, once you build a following, a momtrepreneur's upside income potential can be limitless.


4. Beauty And Style Consultant


Beauty and style brands are always on the lookout for women who can help boost their brands. For many momtrepreneurs, selling beauty and style products from home has become a lucrative business. While this business does require some sales skills, finding the right beauty and style product can help sell itself.


5. Personal and Life Coaching


Professionals looking to get an edge in life pay good money for a personal or life coach. This type of business requires excellent communication skills and a willingness to help others. Moms who can gain a healthy client list can make excellent bank in the personal and life coaching business. Getting started as a personal or life coach requires no degree. However, you should know how to instruct and motivate people. Those who study psychology may be especially suited for this type of business.


6. Drop shipping


One of the hottest small business trends of the last few years is a business known as drop shipping. With drop shipping, you open an online store and source your products from suppliers. You then ship the product to a customer after making a sale. Drop shipping does not require you to hold any inventory. Therefore, dropshipping is one of the easiest businesses that you can start from the comfort of their own home. In order to get started dropshipping, learn what products are trending or popular. Afterward, find a vendor for these products, open a store to offer these products for sale and then market these products to the appropriate audience. Drop shipping is highly competitive. However, if you learn how to find and market the right products, you can gain a potentially enormous income.


7. Retail Arbitrage


One of the easiest ways for savvy shoppers to make bank, retail arbitrage involves buying something at a lower price and then selling it online at a higher price. You can find low priced items at your local garage sale or thrift store and then flip it for a profit online. Some popular ideas for retail arbitrage include vintage clothing, textbooks, comic books, and collectibles. Retail arbitrage has become a popular way for momtrepreneurs to make bank with just a few hours of work per week.


8. Freelance Writing


Tens of thousands of blogs, websites, and commerce companies require writers to keep their sites relevant. These bloggers and businesses rely on freelance writers to give them a steady stream of content. Writing from home, moms can earn a steady stream of cash without having to step into an office. In order to get started as a freelance writer, find a company that hires independent writing contractors. The company will then find your clients and help you get paid for your work.


9. Party Planner


A high energy business opportunity that requires no college degree, party planning is a popular choice for moms who want to help create the perfect event for the clients. This business involves working with clients and sourcing the event supplies from vendors. To get started as a party planner, get to know local party supply vendors and become familiar with the kind of parties that are popular in your area. For instance, if you live in a family community, then marketing yourself as an expert at organizing kids’ birthday parties, graduation parties, and baby showers will be an excellent business strategy.


10. Dog Walker


Man's best friend can become mom's best source of extra income. Busy people may not have time to take Fido out for a walk twice a day. A stay at home mom can spend as little as two hours a day walking her client's dogs. You can get started by merely posting flyers around your neighborhood and posting your services online. A good dog walker can see their business grow by word of mouth.


There is a perfect business opportunity for every momtrepreneur out there. Simply research the businesses that seem to fit your interest and abilities best. Connect with fellow momtrepreneurs who are already in the line of business you are considering. Then take that first step to begin to make some serious bank.


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By: Eileen O'Shanassy




Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.