While there are plenty of jobs out there that allow you to work from home, there is really nothing like a WAHM business to give you flexibility and earning potential. There are any number of reasons to start a business, but the main issue that women face is coming up with an idea. You might know that you want to work from home and start your own business, but what should you do?
In order to brainstorm effectively, you need to write things down, so get a pen and paper. You can brainstorm WAHM business ideas on your own, but you might find it helpful to work with someone else, a friend or even your husband. Make sure you choose someone positive, though, since a negative energy is not what you need at this point in time.
Start by writing down everything you enjoy doing. This can be anything from washing dishes to scrapbooking. Anything and everything that you enjoy should go on the list, but don’t edit anything just yet.
Now go through all the things you enjoy doing and pick just 3-5 of them. These should be things you enjoy more than most others. You’ll find that there are some hobbies that you simply prefer doing and these can be added to the list.
The next step is to come up with ideas for businesses that use each of your likes. For example, if you enjoy scrapbooking, you could teach it or even provide scrapbooking services for those who simply don’t have time to do this themselves. If you like to draw, you might do portraits for a living. There is always a way to turn what you enjoy into a business, though some will be better than others!
Once you have a list of money making ideas, it’s time to figure out which of the businesses you should concentrate on. This is going to take a little research, but it will help you make that final decision.
Look at the three to five business ideas that you have and see if any of them leap out at you. If so, start researching what you would need in order to get started and how much you could make by doing that as a living.
In some cases, you will need to discard an idea because it isn’t possible to start right now. If you have a baby and want to do silver jewelry, for example, you might not be able to because of the fumes involved. Other WAHM business ideas might be too expensive to start up.
If none of the business ideas appeals, go back to your original list and go through to pick out more activities that you can work on and brainstorm. Eventually you will have a feasible WAHM business idea that you can run with.