Home Based Business Ideas for Mom, Graphic Design + Software

by Renae Christine —  — 4 Comments

I’m surprised that moms looking for home based ideas act like there is an exact business model meant for the stay at home mom. Some moms find multi-level marketing companies like Scentsy but that is not among good home based business ideas for moms either. (I’ll save that for another post on another day).

I love and hate to break it to you, –there isn’t one idea that is a blockbuster idea for the stay at home mom. If there was, every mom would be doing it. You must create your idea and your business.

But this is good news. You want to create airplanes? Back in the day, you couldn’t do this but now, with your home computer and Skype, you can create a whole fleet of airplanes from home and have them flown right to your door.

Maybe I’m being a bit over-dramatic. My husband informs me that I have a tendency to exaggerate and that’s what I’ll do if that’s what it takes to get into your head.

I’ve created multitudes of businesses for the stay-at-home-mom and I haven’t heard a single idea that can’t be run from home.

I’ve scoured the Web looking for stay-at-home-mom business ideas for you but they all totally stink. Most of them are scams or multi-level marketing companies. *thumbs down! So I’m going to list a couple and go into details on how this can be accomplished. We can mention some more ideas next week.

  • Create your own graphic design company
  • Create your own software company

These wouldn’t be as difficult to start as you might think. You don’t need to know a lick of graphic design or coding. Though, if you want too, it’s always a plus. I suggest Lynda.com for that. It’s only $25/month and it’s better than a university.

It would take a few weeks to get some tight branding together and an Elance.com account for your new business, but it wouldn’t be difficult to find a company in India to take your clients for you. You would be the go between telling India what your client wants then all you would do is send links to your client for proof approvals.

I know what you’re thinking. You’ve got to be kidding me. India? Can this really work? It can and it will. I have a company in India working for me 20 hours each week on my Web projects and I can easily slip in clients whenever I need too. Ramin (my main squeeze) works for $4.00/hour. At a price like that, even small Web companies can afford to outsource graphic design and Web projects.

A note of warning that you need to interview your assistant before hiring him/her. It can be difficult to find someone who understands English fabulously and that is imperative.

We’ll talk more about branding and such for your company soon. Right now, get brainstorming on some more ideas until you find a solid one you can get your teeth around.

I can’t believe this is only my 2nd post. I have so much to show you and so much more to post!

Don’t forget to show some love if you’re out there.

4 responses to Home Based Business Ideas for Mom, Graphic Design + Software

  1. Express IT Paperie July 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

    This is an interesting article about options for outsourcing for help with projects. I also like
    lynda .com. It is great and worth the money to learn and increase your knowledge on all types of subjects.

  2. Renae,
    You’re always a wealth of knowledge!! These two sites are great and I’d never heard of them! This may help me get through wedding season without adding more gray hair! :)

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