Interested to learn the best home-based business ideas for moms in the Philippines?
According to salary.com, mothers spend an average of 95 hours per week working at home. Based on the website’s calculator, the average pay for a stay-at-home mom should be $112,962! I’m lucky my wife holds down a regular job because I cannot afford to pay her even 5% of that amount!
Unfortunately, I don’t know of any mother who does get paid for running the household. The good news is women who decide to become stay-at-home moms do not have to languish in daily, monotonous housework.
With the evolution of digital technology, the expansion of the Internet, and the proliferation of social media, women can be stay-at-home moms and still build a career. Here are 15 of the best home-based business ideas for moms in the Philippines:
Best Home-Based Business Ideas for Moms
1. Arts and Crafts
As a child, I used to remember seeing my mother involved in arts and crafts like clay pottery, painting, and sculpting. I believe mothers become great at arts and crafts because these serve as an outlet for all the work they do at home and their professional careers. I used to wonder why my mother did not want to make money out of her talent.
With the Internet nowadays, mothers have an avenue where they can build a career from their skills in arts and crafts. It’s easy to put up an e-commerce website and sell your products from there. Among the popular crafts are knitting, jewelry making, and crocheting.
One of the most in-demand online jobs today is writing. You can open an account on an online job market platform such as Elance and find thousands of job postings for talented writers. Of the projects posted, blogging is among the most popular.
Businesses have seen the power of blogs and how consistency can translate to immediate returns on their bottom line. Blogging is in demand in several industries, and you don’t have to be a technically schooled writer to be one. Keywords and SEO knowledge are advantages, but for blogging, you need to write from the heart and get people to engage.
Among the blog niches on which moms can write are travel and tourism, food, and arts and culture. The Philippines has a rich but largely unappreciated culture, which is best represented by these areas.
Cupcakes, cookies, bread, cakes. I am sure among your best childhood memories are waking up to the smell of goodies baking from mom’s kitchen, right? You can have your Krispy Kreme donuts, Bread Talk pastries, and Polly’s Chocolate Cake, but I’ll always choose mom’s creations!
Recipe books be damned, mothers have a special—almost magical way—in baking goodies. They always taste better than whatever you find elsewhere. It’s because when they bake, they use their secret ingredient: LOVE.
Whenever I go to a food market and there are rows of baked goods, I always go for the one where a mother is managing the booth. I can be assured it will be the best of all! Mark this as one of the most viable home-based business ideas for moms in the Philippines!