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Author Topic: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?  (Read 86224 times)

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What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« on: May 07, 2010, 06:11:21 PM »
I'm a stay at home mom looking for a business I could start at home to augment our family income.  Do you have any suggestions? 

I'm considering setting up a foodcart in front of our house but I have no idea how to go about it. Please give me some ideas.

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 09:07:27 AM »
You can set up a food business in front of your house or online selling :)

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 06:20:20 PM »
hi!

you can start your own perfume business for 10K sis, mark up is upto 200% :) I know a company na may free training and seminar for perfume making as makati, gfcmakati.multiply.com sis, yan yung website nila :)tried and tested this business sis, promising sya :)

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 07:34:20 PM »
yeah.,.try online selling..or if your into food business..and you have a place na ok to set up..ok din. just keep in mind..to sell what you really like or what really interests you..para mas madali mo ma market.
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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 10:37:43 AM »
hi,

try making perfume and personal care products at home, you can attend first a seminar in how to start and make your products.

you can start from 5k capital or how much you want to start with..
also this products are easy to sell and profitable..

hope this comment helps you.. :)

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 11:35:01 AM »
reselling po ng mga beauty products....

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 12:10:01 AM »
SAHM din ako, until now puno ng ideas ang utak ko kung anong magandang business ang pwede kong gawin. Kaso I still have a baby, sana makapag start na ako the soonest possible. 

I'm thinking of foodcart and baking goodies....

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 01:40:34 PM »
thanks for your suggestions! try ko browse info about the perfume business. Pero parang mas inclined ako to set up a food cart in front of our house. Di ko lang alam pa which product would sell talaga and what i would need to set it up.

MOMMYTAF, share mo naman ideas mo please. I have a 2-yr-old and a 1-yr-old, kaya yung home-based business malamang next year ko pa start. Pero baka rin meron na minimal supervision and effort lang needed na i could start now.

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 05:23:08 PM »
thanks for your suggestions! try ko browse info about the perfume business. Pero parang mas inclined ako to set up a food cart in front of our house. Di ko lang alam pa which product would sell talaga and what i would need to set it up.

MOMMYTAF, share mo naman ideas mo please. I have a 2-yr-old and a 1-yr-old, kaya yung home-based business malamang next year ko pa start. Pero baka rin meron na minimal supervision and effort lang needed na i could start now.

@ literati. Pareho pala tayo. Maliliit pa talaga at alagain ang mga anak natin.  Hindi rin ako makapag start kasi I have a 3yr, 2yr and a 8 month old babies and exclusively breastfeeding.  Nakakaloka minsan kasi may pagka seasonal yung existing business ng hubby ko, natutuyot talaga ang bulsa.  We have a carwash and a computer shop katabi ng bahay namin.  At kulang pa rin ang income.  Pano ba naman pag walang pasok, mahina ang kita ng shop. Pag tag-ulan, walang kita ang car wash.  Hindi kami makaipon.

Balak ko sana mag lagay ng coffee shop katabi ng car wash or food cart para sa mga students na dumadaan at mga costumer na nagpapa carwash.  Pero di ko maumpisahan dahil nga sa mga kids at wala pang perang pang capital. 

Here are some of my ideas
*  since my comp business, digital pix and digiscrapping .(but i still need to learn photoshop.
* baking goodies such as cupcakes for parties (may oven na ako, baking skills na lang)
* loading business
* kikay accesories
* palaming/meryenda business
* food kiosk (pizza, hotdog, waffle with palamig)


Sad to say, all of them are still ideas, wala pa akong capital at time.  Lalo na we live here in the province. 3 hours away from Manila.
Atat na akong kumita ng pera pero ang hirap mag umpisa. Maganda din ang direct selling kung magaling ka mag sales talk at marami kang friends.  Ako kasi wala akong selling talent. 


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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 03:21:03 PM »
I'm planning to leave the 'stability of being in the corporate world to be a work-from-home mom. It's a huge decision. I'm planning now to work through oDesk while having a small barbecue and baking business on the side. I am getting a 'boy' to man the barbecue stand, the barbecue I am getting lang from a reliable supplier coz masyado matrabaho kung kami ang gagawa sa bahay. I will also supply carrot cakes to small coffee shops near my place. Hopefully, mareach ko yung monthly income that I'm getting from my current job para naman win-win.
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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2010, 06:08:05 PM »
hay mga sis ako i'm staring my own home based and internet based business, but then nagooffice pa rin ako, just in case na hindi na ako magwork at maging fulltimemom na ako eh hindi ako mahihirapan magisip ng work.
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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2010, 08:48:02 PM »
try royale business club may foodcart sila and networking din siya.. search mo lang siya net.. or try direct selling..

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010, 01:37:41 PM »
online selling of US branded items
baka may friend or kamag-anak ka in the US

US items are still a big hit in online selling, since Pinoys are very collonial

food cart is good depending on the location

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ayan! maliit na capital, walang inventory, pasok lang ng pasok ang pera
or should i say, labas ng labas dahil sa dami ng uutang sayo
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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2010, 10:05:16 AM »
You try online selling..at least sa computer ka lang at hindi masyado matrabahao.  :)

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2010, 12:09:53 PM »
selling unbranded diapers kaya. kapag hindi mabenta, puwede mo naman gamitin. ;)

alala ko yung sinabi ng speaker (umattend kase ako ng seminar churva)...sabi nya, start your business now, huwag mo na isipin kung kelan uumpisahan, now na, baka meron dyan nag-iisip ng ganung business maunahan ka pa.

sabagay totoo naman.

eh paano nga kung walang kakayahan? physically and financially?? mahirap din di ba?

use other's money and talent. maghire ka. umutang ka ng puhunan. but be sure na mas mataas ang kikitain mo kesa yung ibabayad mo na interest.

paano nga kikita ng malaki? siyempre, i-market mo. i-chismis mo sa mga friends mo na may ganito kang business. of course, sasamahan mo ng quality service at best products para naman umulit yung customer mo.

share ko lang to: kapag nag iisip ako ng new business or planning to put up, lagi ko dala ballpen at papel, sulat ako ng sulat ng mga kakailanganin at gagawin.

ipinamamalita ko na din ito kahit na wala pang naitatayo. wala lang. strategy ko lang yun.  ;D
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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2010, 02:30:24 PM »
Online selling is among the best options for me. You can also become a web content writer. These are the things that are keeping me busy now. Moreover, they bring in good money...and I don't have to leave the kids often.
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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2010, 03:10:30 PM »
Ok ang earnings ng online selling, lalu na if stuffs are from the US. Before monthly may box ako galing US, but then madami natirang stocks, because some are not so appealing kaya hindi mabenta. I guess sale nung binili dun kaya kahit hindi kagandahan binili pa din. Pero nabawi pa din. Now, I have sa small convenience store in our house. It earns 4-6k a day, maliit ang kita pero ok na din for extra income. Sellable ang beverages (softdrinks, beer, lalu na alak hehe), load and yosi.


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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2010, 03:13:09 PM »
^4 to 6k a day is good enough. Re: items na natitira, I make it a point na yung binebenta ko e ginagamit ko din para kung matira man, may magandang paglalagyan.
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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2010, 12:02:20 PM »
I've been a SAHM for almost a year.. well, will turn 1 year on October. Anyway, I've done almost everything.. online selling of perfumes, clothes, selling of load, accessories,etc. The work I'm concentrating on now is being a virtual assistant. I find that you don't need much capital, because the capital is yourself. Your skills and your time is what's important. If you have researching or writing skills then you're all set! I'm not saying it's easy because it's hard when you start finding that first client.

Anyway, try looking it up. There are several threads here about it. Btw, the best thing about being a virtual assistant is you earn $. :)

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Re: What's a good home-based business for a stay-at-home mom?
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010, 06:42:54 AM »
working online at any job platform like odesk can be a good one. If you have been working at odesk, you can set up your own agency as a staffing agency. What you need to do is find jobs for your contractors and then get a little percentage if they will be hired.

 

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