5 Easy Home Business Ideas for Moms

We all know there are literally hundreds of ideas out there when it comes to starting a home based business. These 5 easy ideas came from my latest research into the most ideal home businesses for moms who want to be home with their kids and still earn some mulah.

Soap Making

handmade lavender soaps with twine

Okay, now this is one I tried myself and absolutely loved! Personally, I just didn't have the time for it with all of this other stuff I'm doing. I do still keep some supplies on hand for homemade gifts for family and friends though!

To start a business in the soap making industry you really need to have a knack for scents and bath products. If you don't already enjoy bath and body products (and own a ton of them) this probably won't resonate with you.

These days you don't even have to make your soap from scratch if you don't want to. There are some really fabulous suppliers online that sell ready-to-go soap bases and premixed scents that you can rename to suit your products and business. How fun is that?!

You will definitely need to read up on the industry standards for labeling, work space, etc. But, generally, it does not take too much set up or know how. I recommend these books to get started:

Jewelry Making

Do you have a flair for accessories? Jewelry making making may be right up your alley. You don't need any experience, just some creativity and the right tools and tutorials.

There are several online retailers that you can order supplies from.

Home Bakery

In most states you can open a home-based bakery in which you sell your goods at local markets.

Day Care

Many Moms who want to stay home with their young children find that opening a home-based day care is ideal.

Copy Writing

If your strength is in the area of great copy writing then this may be the perfect fit for you as a stay at home mom who wants to earn some extra income.