This article is written in order to explicate some suitable businesses for Housewife/Nursing Mothers. Hoping that they take advantage of this opportunity.

Being a housewife of nursing mother does not automatically mean that you should stop earning. With the bad economy, it is always advisable that fending for the family isn’t left for the man alone to undertake, as this can put undue pressure on him and lead to frictions and financial issues in the home.

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10 Suitable Businesses for Housewife and Nursing Mothers
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In this age, there are a thousand and one job opportunities for even the full-time housewife and nursing mother. Here in this article, we are going to explore 10 suitable businesses for housewives and nursing mothers. We hope you will find a few that appeals to your particular situation and try them out.

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Here are 10 Suitable Businesses for Housewife and Nursing Mothers:

1. Multilevel Marketing

This is actually a legal means of making money, and you do not necessarily need to leave the comfort of your home or, in the case of a nursing mother, even have an employ a nanny.

Worthy of note is the fact that MLM is quite different from a Ponzi scheme, as the former has real goods that distributors sell to buyers in order to make a profit. It is a very lucrative stay-at-home business idea.

All you have to do is register with a good multilevel marketing company. For a list of the some of them in Nigeria, see this list:

Once you are registered with a certain amount of money, you are given a set of company products based on the amount you used in registration.

The points that you sell these products and make a profit. You also earn commission by way of referrals, where you bring in others to register with the company.

2. Catering is one of the suitable Businesses for Housewife and Nursing Mothers

This is another money-making venture for mothers and full-time housewives. If you love cooking, then this business is for you. People have occasions and parties every day.

You can put your great cooking skills to use and reach out to these people for cooking contracts. If you know how to bake and do small chops, then they better.

Search within your neighbourhood, print flyers if need be and distribute to your neighbours. Very soon, you will start getting cooking jobs that you can just sit at home and deliver.

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3. School Runs is also one of the suitable Businesses for Housewife and Nursing Mothers

This is another veritable business opportunity for full-time housewives and nursing mothers. Often, some very parents might not have the time to go pick up their children back home after school.

You can start by using your own car, or if you don’t have a car, hire a tricycle and use for the time being. If you are buoyant enough financially, you can even buy a school bus and lease out to the school to do this same kind of business.

This serves as a good way of making residual income, as the bus is maintained and serviced by the school while it makes money for you and all you do is get weekly or monthly returns on the business.

4. Fashion Designing

You could learn fashion designing and start making designs for seamstresses and tailors. You get paid for your ingenuity in designing good attractive patterns and styles.

There are numerous cloth makers within your neighbourhood whom you can outsource the sewing too and earn money on your design.

You can still go the extra step and learn how to sew, thereby designing and sewing your own clothes. If you are very good, it is only a matter of time before you start seeing customers knocking on your front door.

5. Blogging is one of the suitable Businesses for Housewife and Nursing Mothers

This is the most lucrative and fun business idea you can engage in even as a housewife and nursing mother. While it may take a while to get to monetise your blog and make money, but if done right, the money will come eventually.

You can start your blog and specialise in any topic under the sun: from fashion to celebrity gossip, home maintenance ideas and so much more.

Once you start getting consistent traffic on your blog, there are countless ways of making money from your blog. They include through Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, eBook sales, information marketing, and so much more.

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6. Online Retail Business

The internet is one big marketplace, and you do not even need your own website or blog to start making money online selling goods and other products.

All you have to do is sign up with the big online stores such as Konga or Jumia, get them to enlist your goods on their sites. They earn a commission once they are able to sell your goods while you also make money from the comfort of your home.

7. Day-Care Business

Since you are basically staying at home and taking care of your kids, why not turn it into a business and invite other kids over? Day-care business can be both fun and challenging.

Fun in the sense that your house is always filled with running children and a beehive of action. Challenging in the sense that you have to develop the grace to handle a dozen crying babies at once. But if you have the patience, why not go for it?

All you need a spacious environment where parents can drop off their kids while you take care of them until the parents return from work or business daily. And you get paid for your efforts.

8. Freelancing

This is the kind of job that perfectly fits housewives and even nursing mothers. If you have a skill such as writing, copywriting, graphic designing, web designing, you can put these skills to use and search for jobs online.

All you have to do I apply to sites such as, Upwork and Fiverr. You get to bid for jobs, choosing your own working hours and only getting to accept jobs you know you can deliver at given times.

9. Consulting is also one of the suitable Businesses for Housewife and Nursing Mothers

You can make a ton of money setting up a consulting business right from the comfort of your home. If you have a much sought after skill, either a business consultant, public speaker, or you have some entrepreneurial nuggets you want to share with young professionals.

You can reach out to them, organise tutorials and get paid for your efforts. I happen to know many part-time consultants working from home and offering consultancy services to young entrepreneurs.

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10. Agriculture

This is the new oil as of today, although a lot of people have no idea of how lucrative agriculture could be. As a housewife and nursing mother, you only have to get arable farmland within your neighbourhood and start farming right away.

If you are living in rural areas, the better. You can even get involved in animal husbandry, including snail farming, beekeeping, rabbit keeping, goat rearing, poultry farming. The list is endless. You just have to use your ingenuity and creativity.

Yes, we have been able to list out and discuss 10 suitable jobs you can undertake as a housewife or nursing mother. Do we hope you have been able to find at least one that will suit your particular situation and think of how to start it?

Good luck to you!

By Wisdom Enang

I am Wisdom Enang; a Writer, Editor, and Publisher. To do businesses with us, reach us on our email or connect with me personally by clicking on Facebook.

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