6 Promising ideas for stay at home parents

As bad as this may sound, we are living in an age where starting a career while starting a family is becoming increasingly difficult. But money is a necessity – now, probably more than ever – and, being a stay-at-home parent is becoming a privilege very few of us can afford. But what if you could have it both ways – stay at home, raising your kids while still having a successful career?
Sounds tempting, right? So, let us take a look at some of the best business opportunities you can use to finally make these dreams a reality.

Babysitting/Child care

The best thing about this job is that you will not be asked to do anything you are not already doing – you'll just have to handle more things at once. But if you love children these things should present no problem. Also, your kids will get the opportunity to grow up surrounded by their peers. As for the investments, they are reasonably low – you'll just need some toys, playmats, cribs and other basic equipment. Optionally, you can make some adaptations to your house to allow easier access.

Consignment shop

Pre-owned clothing items are slowly but steadily growing in popularity. First, years of economic recession has made us far less sniffy about the whole issue. Second, retro clothing is back with a bang. So, as long as the items are "gently used," they can be perfectly used for modern styling. What is your job in this whole story? Well, to scour markets for cool fashion items and resell them to a modern audience. If you have a problem setting up a store on-site, an online shop will work just fine.

Bitcoin mining

Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies were met with a lot of suspicion upon arrival. Now, ten years later, we can say with certainty that the entire crypto industry is on a steady rise. But other things have changed in the meantime as well. For instance, home computers have become terribly underpowered for profitable mining. But as long as you are ready to invest some money into a professional Bitcoin mining rig, you can expect a steady income with very little actual work involved.

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Gift basket business

What connects corporate events, birthdays, baby showers and other fortunate occurrences? They can all benefit from beautiful, expensive gift baskets. You know – chocolate, champagne, fruits, and these sorts of things. Well, if you are creative, love making flower arrangements and know something about social media marketing, this might just be the job you are looking for. Just try to establish a close connection with local restaurants and event halls, and most of your problems will be solved.


We’ve decided to put these two things together because they both require the same two prerequisites – passion for cooking and one seriously capable kitchen. But, from this point on, the sky is the limit – you only need to reach for it. However, we would advise you to start by handling weddings, birthdays and similar events. Also, the exposure you will get from the get-go will be pretty solid. You just need to spice it up with a bit of good marketing.


The good news about photography is that learning the ropes is not that hard and there is always more room for talented and creative people. Buying the necessary equipment and setting up a home studio is not that expensive, either. If you have a problem getting the whole thing off the ground, you can, for the time being, market yourself as a baby photographer. Moving on to birthdays and bigger events is just a bit further down the road.
We hope these few ideas will show you that being a parent and having a successful career don't have to be two mutually exclusive things. On the contrary, in some cases, your love for children and your experience with them can even help you do your job better. All you have to do now is to finally make a commitment and put your professional dreams into reality.

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