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Small Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Parents

By: Lance Cody-Valdez

For stay-at-home parents, working from home is a great opportunity to make some money and be able to take care of your kids. You can create your own schedule and be your own boss. Of course, you’ll need to handle things like marketing on your own, but working with businesses such as KJMdigital can help you navigate those areas.

Luckily, due to the rise of remote working because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are plenty of opportunities to choose from, whether you want to try e-commerce or non-ecommerce opportunities. However, we are going to focus on the non-ecommerce bit in this article. So, read on:

Work as a virtual assistant

Most businesses outsource virtual assistants to deal with tasks they don't have time for. This means they need someone who is all around. You should be good in numbers, have great communication and organizational skills, among other relevant capabilities.

We have tons of online platforms with people worldwide looking for virtual assistants. So, work on your pitch, perfect your skills and start bidding.


Babysitting is great for stay-at-home parents. You are already taking care of kids; why not make some money off it? Luckily, you won't have to worry about startup costs since you'll be running the business from your house.

Ensure that you research the babysitting market around your area, as well as any legal issues involved. To start a daycare, you need a license if you are taking care of five or more kids.

Pet sitting

A little close to babysitting, but some say pet sitting is so much easier. A pet sitting business is great for people who enjoy the company of a furry companion. Pet sitting usually involves feeding, water, talking to, and hanging out with the animal while their owners are away. However, if you want to avoid the hustle of opening a business, there are apps you can use to connect with people looking for pet sitters. These gigs can be long-term, for clients who might have gone for vacation, overnight, or drop-ins.

Become a tutor

If you enjoy teaching, tutoring is an excellent way of making money using your skills. Even though you don't need documentation in order to be a tutor, it's best if you look into it, especially if you have not tutored before.

Become a writer

Start by identifying a niche; pick something you are well versed with. Picking an area you have great knowledge in will make it easier to navigate the industry. Perfect your grammar skills, and read the resources online. Once ready, draft a pitch that you will use to bid for gigs on platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.

Start a cooking or baking business

If you enjoy the time you spend in the kitchen making dishes, this is a reasonable business for you. Start creating delicacies and delivering to clients in your area. Although you must ensure that you have checked the rules around selling food and comply accordingly. Alternatively, you can start a food blog or YouTube channel where you create dishes and share recipes with an audience.


As a stay-at-home parent, it's important that you maximize all the time you have. Making extra money is great, especially if you are making it out of the thing that you enjoy doing.

Hopefully, these tips given by KJMdigital will help you get an idea of finding you can do and making extra cash while at it.

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