Using the Space in Your Home
Moms who have the space in their home to dedicate sufficient room may find that these business ideas for stay at home moms allow them to not only make money, but also take advantage of added space they may have indoors and outdoors.
Day Care Center: Rules are varied when it comes to operating day care centers. Your local town or city may have specific requirements regarding opening a day care center. Contact your local jurisdiction regarding licensing requirements, inspection requirements, and criminal background checks.
While those who do not work at home will demand the services of a day care provider, this work at home business may be more challenging than you anticipate. There may be specific rules in place regarding play areas, food that must be served and a cap on the number of children that may be accepted. There may also be regulations in place that specify when the children are allowed to be left with another person and requirements for reporting.
Some of the skills that may be required for operating a day care center include basic first aid, meal preparation, and creativity. Children will need to be amused during the time that are in the home and parents will want to know their children are cared for in the case of a minor emergency.
Information that must be kept on hand includes emergency notification information for parents, medical insurance information, and allergy information.
Craft Business: Moms with a creative instinct and eye for design can start a craft related home business. Creativity and capability can be used in making anything including soaps, jewelry, candles, scrapbooks, cards, etc. Many of these items can be sold online at places like Zazzle or eBay. eBay provides storefronts and other tools that make it easy to run an online craft business.
Before entering into this type of business, which requires shipping, make sure that you determine if you live in an area where the post office offers pick up services. This will help you stay more focused on your sales and less concerned about shipping. It is important that space considerations are made, remember orders can back up and you could lose credibility, which could cause failure.
Those that elect to undertake this type of home based business will require packaging materials, receipts and a digital camera to display their items online. Supplies must be kept on hand for creating additional items for sale as well.