Since the year 1860, the number of mothers who work has risen 800 percent, according to The Huffington Post. The reasoning behind this trend is logical; it usually takes two incomes for a family to be able to get by reasonably and women are far more career oriented than they once were. However, as a mother, leaving your children because you have to work can still be a real challenge. With the upswing in the availability of work-from-home business opportunities, it could be possible for you to be a working mother who is also a stay-at-home mom.
Take advantage of online retail business development and market drop-shipped items.
About 33 percent of Americans shop online at least once a week, which means there have been major changes in online retail development over the last several years. There is a much higher demand for online retail than ever before. If you are fitted with a keen sense of business and a little web design knowledge, you could create your own website and drop ship items from other retailers. Drop shipping basically means you are marketing and selling someone else's product, with the final purchases shipping straight from the retailer and the markup going in your pocket. Believe it or not, many retailers will be more than happy to allow you to drop ship their merchandise because, in the end, you are bringing them more business.
Get crafty and make money from your hand-crafted items.
If you consider yourself an artistic person, there are all kinds of opportunities for you to earn a living while doing what you love and still being able to stay at home with your kids. There is a big market for hand-crafted items, whether it is crocheted wares or handmade jewelry. You can sell these types of items either on your own website or through one of the many online auction sites, some that are specifically designated for hand-crafted items.
Check out online tutoring.
If you have teaching experience or even a great deal of knowledge and education in a particular subject, such as teaching English as a second language or even in basic subjects like math and science, you may be able to put your skills to work as an online tutor. Some of the most highly recognized schools hire tutors that work from home for their students who take online classes and there are parents who are willing to personally pay you to do the same. Look around for new online business opportunities for more information.