10 Easy Small Business Ideas For Mums

Looking for some small business ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place. As mums, we often want to get back into the workplace but find it difficult due to the cost of childcare. With these small business ideas, hopefully, you’ll find something that suits you such as buying wholesale kids clothing and reselling it. This is an advertorial.

hich small business ideas sound best for you?

Mobile hair and/or beauty

Are you qualified in hairdressing or beauty procedures but haven’t worked in a salon for a while? Why not consider doing it from home or in clients homes as a mobile hairdresser or beauty therapist? This way you can work around your other commitments while still having the opportunity to earn money.


Granted this isn’t always an all-year-round job due to the weather but a gardener can set their own hours and be very flexible. It can help you to get outside and feel good about yourself too! It's the perfect job to do part-time around the kids.

Selling Kids Clothing

You can buy wholesale or you can dropship but selling kids' clothing will always be a good business idea as people love buying their children's clothes from small businesses. The opportunity to have something a little more unique than the mass-produced shop stuff will always be popular with buyers. Just take the right clothing product photography to sell your products.


Are you well versed in a particular subject? Why not use that to your advantage and tutor those who are struggling in that subject? Sometimes all a person needs is a little support and a tutor is a perfect person for this. You can even teach online in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a headset and a laptop. GCSE maths online tutors are becoming very sought after so it's a good idea to look into it.

Pet sitter or walker

Something that is great if you love animals is a pet sitting or pet walking job. People who work long hours may need you to walk their dog when they can’t and those who have pets but need to travel may require someone to come in and check on their pets.  You can be very flexible with this business which is perfect for many people. You can even travel the world and have complimentary accommodation house sitting as well as pet sitting.

Freelance writer

This is one I personally do and it can be very lucrative if you get the right clients. If you have a solid grasp of the written word then you may want to consider giving this a go. Qualifications aren't essential either, just the ability to write accurately. You can even use online spelling and grammar software to help you such as Grammarly.


Another great job for setting your own hours is cleaning - you can easily build up a solid client base, especially if you live in a small village where you can have a monopoly on clients. It may not be the best job for you if you don’t like cleaning but if you adore it, why not make some money from it?

Event planner

Are you someone who loves to plan birthday parties and celebrations? Why not utilise your skills and turn it into a career? Start small by planning events for friends and families then get the word out there and expand your business. Good organisation skills are essential, and most mums have that!

Virtual Assistant

I have dabbled in this work myself in the past and have hired my own. There is such a market for virtual assistance out there - you don’t even have to leave your home. Virtual assistants may do a variety of tasks such as social media scheduling, image creating and editing, content promotion and much more. If you feel that you have the skills for this, why not give it a go?

Rent out your property

Something you could consider is renting out your property whether that is letting people use your driveway, letting someone rent a room from you or letting people use your home as an Airbnb when you are going away. It may not be the greatest income but it will definitely boost your bank account.

Do you run a small business? What do you do?

*Collaborative post


  1. I think now a tutor is a great idea, especially an online tutor while most kids are at home. I do some freelance writing and blogging at home which is a nice help to my income stream x

  2. These are great suggestions! It is so hard when your children are tiny and you want to spend time with them but also need some income and/or a different way to use your brain. I'm particularly drawn to the idea of selling children's clothes and being a VA.

  3. Brilliant suggestions. I love being a virtual assistant, it is a fab role to have as I get to work with a variety of clients from the comfort of my own home.

  4. Great suggestion here, and there is something everyone can do. I would love to be a virtual assistant at some stage in the future

  5. Some great suggestions here, I worked from home as a childminder for a few years

  6. These are all great ideas, I worked from home as a blogger for a few years and would love to spend a bit more time writing for others now.

  7. I have a small business as a freelance secretary which is great for flexibility around the school runs and during school holidays. It has become more difficult with an 8 month old but I am managing to work around it.

  8. The tutoring one is a great idea. Especially if it's remote. So many parents right now struggling to get their kids an education.

  9. I am a blogger and also a freelance writer. Another idea for mums are taking online surveys, I have made a bit doing these over the years.

  10. Those are some wonderful tips and quite helpful as well. This would be great for those who would want to find something to work on.

  11. Lots of great ideas there. I think until there is a proper lock down gardeners can carry on about their work as usual especially! I do some freelance writing and content creation from time to time and I love it...