More women in Singapore are now participating in the workforce. The 2017 Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) for women stands at 60.4 per cent, in contrast to 54.3 per cent a decade ago in 2006. However, many career-oriented women are forced to abandon their aspirations of climbing the corporate ladder when they give birth. Despite that, today’s mothers remain just as passionate about their careers as they are about their kids. If you are a stay-at-home mom, you can find a flexible work opportunity that better fits into your new schedule and works around the needs of your family. Here are 8 interesting job opportunities that you can explore to build your career as a women entrepreneur.
This business is ideal for current and former teachers, which is why many teachers begin their home tutoring business as a part-time job. You must be a people person, as most of the business regards direct, one-on-one interaction with others. It helps to be good with children of all ages, as they comprise the vast majority of your customers. Finally, it helps to be organized and self-motivated: conducting home tutoring as a full-scale business means managing many contacts, reaching out to local schools, and making sure you have enough time during each session for your various clients.

We all wear clothes (at least some of the time). Which, of course, makes the business idea of cleaning soiled laundry an obvious hit. In fact, the self-service laundromat industry in the US is worth more than $3 billion, with many related businesses such as a mobile app laundry service, a real rolling mobile laundry service, and home laundry pickup & delivery services springing up each year. Here’s one way you can cash in on the trend as a side business idea.
Car flipping can be a fun way to turn your love for cars into a quick side business idea if you have the capital and a stomach for the inherent risk. Buying and selling cars is similar to other “buy low, sell high” business models, but the profit potential per hour invested can be very high. According to Jeremy Fisher at 3HourFlip.com, the trick is to learn how to make car deals come to you, so you can minimize your time invested and maximize your profit on each flip with this side business idea.
Car flipping can be a fun way to turn your love for cars into a quick side business idea if you have the capital and a stomach for the inherent risk. Buying and selling cars is similar to other “buy low, sell high” business models, but the profit potential per hour invested can be very high. According to Jeremy Fisher at 3HourFlip.com, the trick is to learn how to make car deals come to you, so you can minimize your time invested and maximize your profit on each flip with this side business idea.

[…] So don’t let yourself succumb to one single source of income.  Take a lesson from those around us and diversify.  Start by putting your money into things that have a strong potential to grow and bring you returns for years to come.  If you’re feeling a little more adventurous or entrepreneurial, you could always start a small-scale business using a website such as this one or other online jobs. […]
The ideal candlemaker should love the craft of candle making and have skills involved with sales and marketing. Candlemakers can begin modestly—in the kitchen and storage space of your home or apartment, and with a limited budget and inventory. Since candles are often thought to be commodity products, you must constantly seek ways of branding your line to differentiate yourself from competitors. Showcase your product line attractively through excellent image photography, a strong online presence and savvy sales skills.
Six years ago, the accounting firm introduced a flexible-work policy, allowing employees to choose their own hours and locations. The schedule and work site have to work for their managers and clients, but to take advantage, “you don’t have to be here for a certain number of years,” says Anne Donovan, PwC’s people innovation leader. “You just have to be able to do your job from wherever you are.” The practice has paid off: Employees are more satisfied with their jobs, and the company has saved 30 percent on real estate—despite rising property costs—because it no longer needs as much office space.
Wow thank you so much for this article, I am a single father with 3 under 4 and I’ve been trying to find something for months along the lines of what you have posted here I truly understand the hardship single mothers in general face because I myself am going through that hardship right now. I think you may have just helped better mine and my children’s lives with this and I am eternally greatful.
Websites aren't too dissimilar to stocks. Many are junk, but some can generate value for you, making it a strong potential business idea if you have an eye for spotting the diamond in the rough That’s why, like stocks, they are bought and sold all the time. You can buy and sell websites as a side business  idea in the hope of generating future earnings based on their user traffic, current revenue intake, domain name, or some other factors that might be a hidden cash cow everyone else has overlooked. Interested? Check out marketplaces like Flippa and Flipping Enterprises to learn more.
There is no one right answer for everyone on how to use your time or your money because everyone’s priorities are different. However, before embracing the extreme frugality lifestyle, I found that far too often, I was doing the things I thought I was supposed to do. That I thought society expected me to do as opposed to what I wanted to do with my life. By eliminating everything that’s unimportant to me, I’ve been able to whittle down the list of tasks I have to complete on a daily basis.
Bethany’s schedule may sound horrifying to any parent already not getting enough sleep, but her response shows the flexibility and self-awareness you need to balance this lifestyle. Recognizing that she won’t be productive at night and using it to motivate herself to get up early is a tremendous achievement. Plus, it must feel good to start the day with some items checked off her to-do list!

Hello Alexa, I have read your list and am very interested. I am a single mother of two little ones, and I would like to start up an online job from home, until I can get further on my career path offline. I have no idea where to begin and would appreciate so ideal tips on what and where to get started to make a decent living for my kids as well as myself, I would greatly appreciate it thank you for your time.
Obviously some of these small business ideas have more earning potential than others, but what they all share in common are relatively low barriers to entry and the flexibility to work at them for a limited amount of time per week. I also tried to focus on side business ideas that have some sort of online component to them, since that's what I love most.
When I went back to work part time after being home for mat leave (at 9mos, before Canada had 1 year policy), work was the easy time of my day. I only wished I could spend it sleeping. I did not really sleep through the night for 14 months after my son was born. It is hard to express how difficult that is to cope with. You just kind of get slower and slower and start feeling spaced out and stupid.
Having your own business and a newborn takes the work/family balance to a whole new level. If you can afford help or can take a leave from your business. DO IT! If not, learn how to run your business with one hand. Do remember that your baby will need a lot of time from you, so inform vendors and clients that your response time might take longer than normal. Also, throw your old schedule out the window and do what I did and work when the baby is sleeping (and of course after you take a nap)! – Abbey Fatica
Wedding photographers command premium rates. After all, you are capturing one of a couple's most important life moments, making it a very lucrative side business idea. Many professional wedding photographers charge between $2,500 - $10,000 (or more) to shoot a wedding, so it's realistic that this side business idea could quickly blossom into becoming a full-time endeavor with the right happy clientele base that's willing to refer you to their friends and family. Check out the Complete Wedding Photography Experience over on CreativeLive to get up to speed on everything you need to launch a successful wedding photography business.
Anyone who is artistically inclined and enjoys animals may like running a pet portraits business. For those who like to draw, paint, or work with another medium, doing commissioned portraits is a great way to earn an income creating art. Loving animals helps business owners stay interested in their work even when they’re working on animal portraits several days in a row.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a major aspect of digital marketing that is all about increasing the number of visitors to a website by obtaining a higher ranking on search results on search engines.  This is mainly accomplished by writing remarkable content that benefits your target audience and is easily crawled by search engines. You need to do some web research to find out the trending keywords that are connected to your niche. There are a number of tools on Google to help you optimize your content, an example of which is Google Keyword Planner. The other important parts of SEO writing are good titles that use key phrases, photo captions, integrating keywords into the content, tags, links, metadescriptions and so on.
Yeah, in addition to all the above, snickerdoodle's comment is astute: your employer may not even let you do this, assuming that your desire to work full-time = keeping your current job, or having a similar FT job with another employer. My employer is pretty friendly to parents in terms of allowing telecommute arrangements, etc., but if you are doing regular telecommuting and you have a child you have to show proof to HR that you have some sort of childcare arrangement in place before they'll allow you to do it.

An eBay entrepreneur is free to specialize in the kinds of products that they love in order to establish themselves as part of a niche market. It is attractive because the job involves very little start-up costs or ongoing costs and the minimal training required for this job is provided directly by eBay. It is also possible to begin such a job in one’s spare time and then transition to full-time entrepreneur if the part-time gig is successful.


My advice may not seem germane since I don’t have kids, but I do have a very busy schedule (professor with a lot of administrative duties) and an autoimmune disease that can flare up unexpectedly, although of course at the worst times. I was getting incredibly down about how little progress I was making on my writing projects. That is, until I realized the magic of 15 minutes. Just like 15 minutes in cleaning my kitchen makes a world of difference, so, too, does 15 minutes on a writing project. If you know what you are going to write before you sit down, you can get an amazing amount of writing done in 15 minutes. (Conversely, I’ve found that after about two hours of writing, the returns diminish). For example, I’m finishing a book right now, and whether my writing session was 5 minutes (yes, 5 minutes) or an hour, I always take a few minutes to write down what I’m going to work on next. That way, I don’t have to spend any of that precious time reacquainting myself with the project at hand. The other thing I try to do is to touch my writing every day. Sometimes, it is literally touch–I spend five minutes with it. But that daily time provides a continuity and I find as I’m driving to work or cooking I’m thinking in the back of my head about aspects of my writing projects, problems and solutions.
Many telecommuting parents manage to complete their workload without childcare, but this approach has its costs too. It can wear a parent down to always be multitasking by caring for children and working at the same time. It can decrease your income. It can mean a less stimulating environment for the kids. Parents must balance all of these concerns.
My company let’s me work from home 3 days a week, while it’s not official – I do put in about 10 hours on the days I do come in, and while I make myself available during the regular 8:30 – 5:30 PM work window, I do a lot of my work in chunks – ie an hour goes in before she wakes up, 1 1/2 hours while she’s feeding and comfortable being worn, 2 hours during nap time, and another 2 1/2 hours once dad gets home around 4. This is give or take any day of the week of course, but it lets me flex around daughter’s schedule. It’s tough though, I don’t eat very regularly or get any house work done during the week it feels like. I’d much rather be around to watch her grow though, and the fact she always has a parent around is good I think – even if we can’t devote every minute to her, she still gets a lot of attention.
If you want to broaden your services and earn more, you can opt to make the entire house look neat and clean with this side business idea. House cleaning services cover carpets, floors, lawns, garages, windows, walls, and roofs, requiring a whole range of cleaning tools. You can hire maids and janitors to do the actual cleaning while you handle sales, administrative and customer service tasks. Or, you can start small by actually getting your hands dirty as a contractor, learning on the job before launching your own cleaning operations with the help of cleaning business management tools like Swept. Beyond that, I'd recommend checking out Cleaning Zoom's ultimate guide to starting a cleaning business if you plan on taking this business idea seriously.

One of the easiest ways to incorporate motherhood into making money is by offering childcare. Not only can you care for your own children, but for other children as well. While you don't necessarily need to be licensed, getting a license can increase your appeal to parents, which, in turn, can lead to your charging more. Further, some states have food programs whereby you can get additional funds to help feed the children in your care. 

More women in Singapore are now participating in the workforce. The 2017 Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) for women stands at 60.4 per cent, in contrast to 54.3 per cent a decade ago in 2006. However, many career-oriented women are forced to abandon their aspirations of climbing the corporate ladder when they give birth. Despite that, today’s mothers remain just as passionate about their careers as they are about their kids. If you are a stay-at-home mom, you can find a flexible work opportunity that better fits into your new schedule and works around the needs of your family. Here are 8 interesting job opportunities that you can explore to build your career as a women entrepreneur.
Thank you for sharing your routine!!! I’m starting a remote job in two weeks and I’m so excited to be leaving my cubicle. 🙂 Once we have kids, I don’t think I’ll be able to do my standard 9 to 5 hours at home, so we may still opt for daycare. I do like daycare because it taught me as a kid how to be independent and make friends. 🙂 But yes, it’s expeeeeensive! Hopefully one day I can freelance full time and have a more flexible schedule, but we’ll see what the future holds. For now, I think daycare would be the best option for us.
Are you consistently assigned the task of bringing cupcakes to every family and friends event? Does everyone praise your baking skills? Have you ever thought about how wonderful it would be to be your own boss? If you answered “yes” to these questions, and genuinely enjoy the art of baking, starting a cupcake business might be your path to personal and professional freedom.
Still, work-from-home jobs with good pay and benefits tend to fly under the radar. Most of these positions aren’t advertised as remote jobs, though some companies might use language such as “location flexible” or expect you to negotiate for work-from-home status. But while permanent, full-time remote positions might be hard to come by, they are out there—that’s why we dug deep at some of our 100 Best Companies to find out who the remote workers are, how they got their jobs and how you can get one too.

Owners of grant writing businesses are adept at finding foundations, government entities and other funding sources and applying for funding on behalf of their non-profit clients. You will, in short, serve as a matchmaker, putting together funding sources and needs. You’ll continually seek grant opportunities and write succinctly, persuasively and in an organized manner in filling out requests for proposals (RFP) to win funding.

If you have a degree and training in technical support, repair, installation, networking, software debugging, and other IT-related disciplines, you are in a great position to work remotely and get compensated well. Many companies rely on remote technician support via the telephone or online, and this is one of the highest paying work from home jobs out there. 

Wow this is a well-done list! And I see all the time you put into it has paid off considering it has been shared over 50,000 times! Congrats to you! I personally like the virtual assistant idea. I have not done it, but I love the idea of it and I think it can be a great way for decent income if you find the right company. Just takes some time and effort to apply to some places if you want to make significant income. I was doing research on VA jobs and it looked like there are multiple companies available to get with. It kind of looked like the higher paying companies wanted a bit of experience though. Anyway, great article thanks!
I just started my Pure Romance business! Haven’t made any money yet, but what I love about the company is that it not only helps enhance couple’s relationships, but it promotes women’s sexual health and wellness which is something I feel strongly about. I will be starting a blog soon, but I do have my PR consultant website set up in the meantime. My goal is to be a stay at home mom.
Web design is a crucial component of most new businesses’ success. A well-designed website can be the difference between successful advertising, customer retention, etc. and a failed business. As a web designer, you will likely maintain contact with the web developers while working on a project. This may involve meeting in person, but you can opt to stay in touch via email, phone, video chat, or whichever other methods you prefer.
Wow; only $700 – that really puts things into perspective! It feels much more approachable/attainable when you look at it that way! I actually have my fingers in a number of pies, as well – besides Amazon publishing and direct sales, I also bring in a little here and there through blogging (‘though that’s far from dependable), and I sell some of my photos through stock sites. (That REALLY doesn’t bring in a lot, but if the pictures are just sitting on my hard drive anyway, I might as well put them somewhere they can bring in a few cents.)
Most work-at-home parents who employ part-time or no childcare will work while simultaneously caring for a child. This works best the older a child is. With an infant or a toddler, parents can only work in short stretches or while the child naps. School-age children should be able to play independently. However, always be mindful that this kind of multitasking on a parent’s part can decrease the quality of the parent-child time.

Hi. I am a 35 year old woman with extreme social phobia and anxiety. I have been working forever as a retail manager. I have great customer service skills and can type fairly well. I have been on short term disability for almost a year and it is going to be ending. I have no idea what I’m going to do, or how I will be able to pay my bills. I need a way to support myself by working at home without any of the scams or gimmicks. If there is anyone out there that could help me or knows of something, PLEASE let me know.
If you have at least one hour per day to dedicate to work and great communicational skills that might be your variant. Social Media Specialist is responsible for providing the relevant content and evaluation of newsfeed information. The industry and business might be chosen according to your previous experience or interests. A candidate needs to be a confident user of social networks and know how to handle the account’s activity and maintain an online presence. A stable and fast internet connection is also required.
Now that you're a parent things have changed. You're probably back at your old job, paying enormous sums for childcare, and coming home every night to your "second job" of taking care of the kids. Or, you've quit the workforce and are now a full-time parent with no second income and discovering it's difficult financially. Perhaps your kids are getting older and will be heading off to school next year and this is a golden opportunity to start your own business.
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