Business Ideas for Stay at Home Parents

Being a parent can be very challenging especially when there’s no time to make a little extra cash because you are always home to cater for your kids. But here are few ideas to help you earn that extra cash while being home with your kids

Freelance Writing
Being a freelance writer makes you limitless. You can write articles on any topic you like. Politics, fiction, non fiction, anything at all you would like to write about. A good way to start this is to write about topics you are already familiar with. You can also take various online courses on writing to brush up your skills.
Gift Basket-Making
From corporate parties to baby showers, holidays and birthdays, gift baskets can be tailored to suit the taste of anyone. Gift basket entrepreneurs need a flair for the creative and the design ability to buy gifts and tuck them into baskets, decorative tins, boxes or bags. This doesn’t imply that you throw a couple of things in a basket and call it a Gift Basket. The idea here is to be creative and to package your gift baskets tastefully.

Graphic Designing
As a graphic designer you get to design flyers, informational pamphlets, product catalogs and advertisements. You consult with printers or publishers to identify the best choice of paper, cover stocks and printing processes for any given assignment. You get to work for ad agencies, publishing companies. Magazine corporations, product manufacturers e.t.c all from the comfort of your home

Personal Chef
There’s nothing like satisfying a hungry stomach with a goof meal and getting paid for it. Do you like to cook? Why not have a job your enjoy and make money from your hobby. Personal chefs can market their business to just about anybody who likes to eat well and is willing to pay for it.
In addition to cooking skills, personal chefs also need a working knowledge of nutrition and excellent organizational skills. A sound understanding of safe food handling practices, health regulations and product liability laws are also essential.

Soap Making
A bar of soap may cost from 200-2000 naira and there is a growing market of green buyers in this market. Many people are going back to basics and buying all-natural soaps. By adding special herbs, fragrances and colors, you can make gourmet and specialty soaps right in your own kitchen

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