You’re the CEO, CFO, on-call therapist, taxi driver, policewoman, personal chef, head cheerleader, doctor, conflict resolution mediator, events coordinator, storyteller, personal assistant, life guard, one-woman-Laundromat, teacher, professional bedtime singer, seamstress, fix-everything-that-your-two-year-old-broke engineer, hairdresser, bodyguard, daycare provider, personal shopper, boo-boo kisser… and everything in between.
Phew. Momma, you are super woman. And chances are, you’re probably juggling a full-time job on top of motherhood, like almost 70% of mothers in the U.S. Between a slumped economy, tighter budgets, and higher costs, families worry about meeting basic financial goals – filling college accounts or staying home with kids seems out of the question.
But, that’s exactly what a mompreneur does. By working part-time, flexible hours from home, these moms are able to build their own businesses and create something pretty substantial. For some, this simply means paying for dance classes, while for others, this is the vehicle to financial and time freedom with their families.
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, working mom, or are just looking for a little more flexibility in your life, here are 6 reasons to jump into mompreneurship:
- Create something for YOU
When you become a mom, your priorities shift… and they rarely tend to focus on you. But this business? It’s for you. Yes, you’re contributing financially. Yes, you are able to spend more time with your kids. But this success is for you and by you.
- Glass ceiling? Consider it shattered.
There’s no cap on earning potential, it’ll extend as far as you’re willing to work. Thanks to social media, networking takes place on a global scale and opportunities come from anyone, anywhere. All you need is WIFI and a dream.
- Strike a work-life balance
Carpool duty in the AM? Need a mental health day? Can’t reschedule that doctor’s appointment? No problem. You are truly the boss of your own schedule in your side gig… Working in your pj’s happily encouraged.
- Biz backed by technology
You’ve got everything you need for a successful business in the palm of your hand: phone, internet, camera, social media, and millions of apps. From online marketplaces like Etsy to virtual-based direct sell businesses, you can build your empire on the go.
- Work for passion
Do what you love, love what you do. Financial stress can make this difficult, but a side gig can help bridge the gap between doing what you love and doing what pays the bills. If you want to get out from that cube, 3-5 years of working your side biz can get you there.
- Turn-key business
Not sure where to start? Look into a turn-key businesses with low start-up costs and training. They give the keys to you, all you’ve gotta do is drive. You’ll have the tools to leverage a billion-dollar brand and build a business without the expense, time, and legal hurdles of a traditional organization.
About the Author:
Morgan Lindsey Craven is a corporate healthcare analyst, MPH graduate student, and Rodan + Fields consultant based in Dallas, TX. She helps women all over the U.S., Canada, and Australia build businesses and financial freedom with R+F. Outside of work and school, Morgan loves all things pasta, Pilates, wine, and travel