The life of a single mother is not that easy. She has to face not only societal pressures but even financial endurances during that time becomes hard. She has to manage her home, her children and then herself. For this it is evident that she will need a proper source of income to lead to proper standard life.
It looks quite easy when children are nurtured by both parents as one can earn and other one can look after the home or both may earn and manage the house but for a single parent, especially a mother it becomes quite tough to manage everything. She has not only to work to earn but has to also manage the home along with her children. The best way she can manage everything is by earning sufficient amount. A high income can help her in hiring babysitter, helper, cook and many more.
Apart from the regular jobs based on professional qualifications, a single can do much more. Here are ten profitable and small business ideas that can be started with low investment. The below ten ideas are effective and doable for the following reasons.
- Minimum investment required
- Few businesses can be managed by sitting at home
- Not much hard work is required
- Gives good income
- Is easy to manage
- Doesn’t requires professional qualification and special skills
After reading the above points you would have now understood that the business ideas we are mentioning is doable and requires not much investment and skills.
Here are ten business ideas for single moms:-
1. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing requires only basic writing skills. Writing blogs and articles doesn’t requires special skills but only basic knowledge of the language you are writing plus common MS Word skills. If you want to go further than you can write academic writings like citation work which requires skills in MLA, Harvard and APA style.
There is great market for writers on online websites like Upwork, Freelancer, Guru, etc. You can choose your clients, deal with the payment and start to work. Based on your work and their budget you can get good returns. This is job only requires an investment in computer hardware which is common in every household. You also need an internet connection and a premium plagiarism checker that should be purchased.
2. Software and Website Development
If you have earned certificates in computer languages and know how to develop software or computer website then you can build website and software by sitting at home. The only thing you require is a computer, internet connection and a platform where you can deal with clients and customers.
Upwork, Freelancer, Guru and many more platforms offer such market for software developers who design software and websites for their clients. This is direct contract between a client and you. You can also hire assistant freelancers through the same platform who can help you in developing such software and website. You can earn great returns from the same if your customer gets satisfied with your work and has rated you well.
3. Start your Own Baby Care Center
You too have a baby and you are a single mother alone in your house. Why not start your own baby care center? All it requires is to get a permission from the local authority, have proper space which your home can afford if it has two extra rooms and decent hall, resources for children, a helping staff and some proper management.
You will also be required to advertise about your business in your locality that you are in business. A baby care or day care center basically gives a homely condition to young kids while their parents are at work. You need to be good in dealing with kids, careful and cheerful at the same time. Food, snacks, water, juices, milk are some of the items you will need apart from toys and first aid kits.
4. Fashion Designing or Tailoring
It requires some decent amount of training and skills to design medium level cloths and tailor them. You can start your business of stitching cloths, designing and tailoring them. You may start with basics like tailoring shirts, trousers, tops, skirts, etc. Advertise well in your locality so that people are aware about your business.
You can charge decent amount from them as your business grows. You can also specialize yourself. Like many tailors deal with men only or female only cloths while some deal with non-wearing cloths like table cloth, curtains, bed sheet, etc. You may also hire an assistant if your need and budget allows.
5. Food and Catering
Many individuals find it hard to cook food on daily basis especially students and young professionals who are mostly bachelor. It is also not safe and wise to eat junk food on daily basis therefore they require homemade food. You can start a tiffin or catering business where you can supply packed food to your customers on daily basis.
This will include breakfast, lunch and dinner at various time intervals and based on your customer’s ease. Charging at decent rate on weekly or monthly basis you can earn good returns. Plan the menu based on their requirements and make tasty yet healthy food. You are bound to succeed.
6. Selling Art work, Paintings, Show Piece and Souvenir Online
Go to some of the famous e-commerce website or even Google and search for the above names. You will find plenty of products online ready to be sold. If you are good at arts, designing, painting, making relics and souvenirs then you can start your own business. Make such items that are attractive, qualitative, beautiful, well finished, standard and yet cheap. Many of us purchase such items as a decorative for our home or as gift for our friends. Paintings can be hand paintings or designed through computer graphics like the new 3D paintings. You can research on this topic and can go ahead.
7. Tutoring Kids and E-tutoring
You can tutor students at your home or at a coaching center nearby or can tutor them by making online videos for them. Both are effective ways of earning money. E-tutoring is bit time taking while the traditional tutoring doesn’t requires much effort. You can advertise in your locality about your teaching skills and can ask them to approach you for classes.
You can either take classes at your home making it as coaching class or can go home to home for tuitions. Teachers charge on hourly basis. Rate depends on place, difficulty level of course and the standard of your student. The only skill you need to have is good knowledge over the subject.
8. Start Yoga Classes
Yoga classes have become quite common in United States and nearly everyone is opting yoga as a method of physical and mental training. You need to have a good training of yoga so that you can train others for the same. You may require a decent sized hall with mats to start yoga classes.
If you don’t have space you can go to a public park. Advertise for your classes in your locality and you will get plenty of aspiring yoga students. Charge decent amount from them and you will get good returns every month. You can also add other physical activities apart from yoga as per requirement.
9. Beauty Parlour and Salon
Not everyone can approach well known branded parlors and salons for makeup and touchup. Most of them like to visit decent parlors that are cheap. You can open such beauty parlor and salon with the help of one staff.
You can start this in your home or by renting a shop. Your salon can be unisex, male or female only, you can choose as per requirement. Offer standard service to your customers. You can go through a certification course for the same or can hire a professional to do it for you.
Maintain a standard and charge amount while keeping in mind about the market competition. You will also require a makeover of the space converting it likely to a salon while having all the required machines and tools.
10. Laundry and Home Cleaning Service
Hire staff and start small laundry business. Many people find it troublesome to wash their own cloths and iron them. Some find cleaning their home difficult. You can start a business for such people who are plenty in number. A laundry business requires washing machine, washing powder, iron and other such equipment.
Home cleaning service too requires cleaning items, brushes, wiper, etc. You can make a network with housing apartments, newspaper vendors and through ads for the same. You can charge on per cloth basis or hourly basis for your work. Ensure standard and quality work to gain future clients. Home cleaning services has good returns as you will charge on hourly basis.
The above ten business ideas are profitable in nature is executed well at the right place. Many things matter as you start your business. The locality, the requirement and your work. Go through the above ten options to take a call on any of them which you feel you can do and can earn good returns.