Are you a stay-at-home mum? Then that would give you the perfect opportunity to start a business venture of your own that can help you make an additional income and feel fulfilled in terms of your career.
While being a mother is a full-time job in itself, most women have no choice but to let go of their office jobs because there is no other way to look after their children. However, we’ve got some amazingly rewarding and in-demand business suggestions for you that will help you find that perfect work-life balance you crave for.
In this blog, we will be exploring three business opportunities for mothers; childminder, bookkeeper, and bridal makeup artist. Sounds exciting right? Here’s how you can start up a business with these three career options.
If you wish to care for children under 8 years for over 2 hours a day you will need to register with OFSTED. For this registration to be successful you’ll usually need the following;
For this purpose, have a look through the pre-registration briefing about becoming a childminder. Your local council will also be able to help you with advice and financials on setting up your business.
You should be prepared to go through;
For information and resources, you can check out the Pre-school Learning
You’ll find information on careers and courses in childcare from Pre-school Learning Alliance, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), and Foundation Years.
You will also need to have the following skills:
Your salary will usually be between £4 and £6 per hour for each child under your care, and you will be self-employed, which means that you will be setting your rates. However, do keep in mind that you are liable to pay your taxes and insurance as well as buy meals, toys and any other necessary equipment. While you may set your working hours, they will have to accommodate the requirements of parents and guardians. A typical workday could usually run from 8 am – 6 pm. Sometimes, you may be required to work on weekends and evenings, but that happens very rarely and you can always say that you are not able to accommodate that since you are a mother too.
If you have some experience as a full-time employed bookkeeper before you become a mum, you can easily switch to an entrepreneur and run a bookkeeping business from home. This career path is always in high demand so as long as you know how to market yourself, you will never have to be afraid of running out of business!
The responsibilities that you would usually have to fulfil from home are;
In the UK you can roughly earn around £20,683 annually according to payscale.com if you are working from the office. When you work from home, you can easily either match this or exceed it based on the number of clients you have, the services you provide, and the number of hours you are willing to work in a week. You should start making your income within 1-3 months of setting up if your groundwork was done right.
You will need the following to start with;
Another great business idea that you can pursue from home while being a mother is becoming a bridal makeup artist. For this, you will need the following;
No matter whether you want to become a childminder, bookkeeper, or a bridal makeup artist, Study 365, one of the UK’s pioneering online education providers has the right, recognised professional qualifications that can help you make your career moves in confidence.
Browse through our list of extensive programs in all three areas and select the ones that you think you can benefit from. Because all our programs are online, you will not have to worry about looking after your baby too. They are completely flexible so that you can study at your own pace!
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