My best friend and her Mum run a local Arbonne independent consultancy and they make a small fortune from it through networking with Mummies and their babies. The products are fab high end but expensive (until you become a client or consultant to receive a significant discount).
My friend is very sociable and outgoing and plans her business around bringing up her three children. She exploits selling high end, healthy and toxic free arbonne products to a captive audience. It's not for the shy at heart and she says she does a lot of paperwork at night after the kids have gone to bed but she genuinely loves it and the company are very good to her.
I have recently started a cupcakes business, it is still early days and very slow but I am gradually picking up more business as time goes on so we'll see. Cupcake and cake making is very popular among people wanting to work from home so if you enjoy baking then that could be an idea?
If you want to use your jewellery making for an income, try getting involved in local craft fairs to make yourself known. Youm ight have to pay £20 each time however you'd make that back within the first 1 or 2 sales and get yourself known at the same time.
Thanks for responding and Good luck with your cupcake business.
I did think about the fairs but one small problem, my kids are young with one still at home and my husband works all the time so wouldn't have childcare to cover when fairs are on. This one is due in August too so was hoping to get something going where I am at home. I think for the fairs to work I would have to be doing it regularly to get my name out there and the repeat business.
What about local childminding - I'm thinking specifically school age so you get the days with your lo but do a school drop off/pick up?
Thanks for suggestion. I think there are age group limits for numbers and by Aug I will have 4 age 7 and under so that could be something I can look at when mine bit older.
Are you a childminder? Am I right in thinking there are age limits on how many kids you can look after?
I'm not a childminder but you are right about limits on age numbers and also space. It's easier when they get to school. I'm sure it's no more than 1 baby under 1. No more than 3 under 5 and a max of 6 under 8 in total (including your own).
I'm sure there are websites which detail the ins and outs.
Even with 4 of your own you could still take two for school drop off and pick ups. I'm not sure how much you'd get for that but I'd pay at least £30-40 per child per 5-day week for that?
Im trying to find things to do from home also that are obviously legal whilst im on maternity pay.
I do surveys but im yetting about £10 a month so its certainly not an income, my plan is to save this for xmas. Im also selling bits and bobs on ebay but once again certainly not a business.
my friend does nails and her initial setup cost ££500 and she has made £700 in 3 months and she just does that from 6pm onwards as she also has a full time job. Another friend does spray tans and makes an ok 2nd wage doing that.
unfortunately I am not good at anything beauty wise so I wouldnt even try
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