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Mompreneur Dream Business Idea

I’m very thankful that so many of you were touched and inspired by the Becoming A Mompreneur article I wrote. As mentioned before, your dreams matter and they do not stop because you became a mother. Hopefully, you sat down for an hour or two with your Starbucks frappe and figured out exactly what you want to do in life to fulfill your dreams. Remember, when you live out your dreams you will inspire your kid(s) to achieve their dreams.

Determine Your Business

What are you passionate about? We all know the ever so cliché phrase — if you could do it for free for the rest of your life what would you do? What are you wanting this business to be; a full-time business, a side income to help fund trips, financial contribution to a private education for your kids, or for shopping money? Do you want this to just be something you can do when your kids are in school or napping? Determine how and what you want your business to be. You DO NOT have to create a multi-million dollar company. What you are about to create is something that will bring you even more joy.

Mompreneur Dream Business Idea

Business Ideas

  1. Bakery {cupcakes in a jar}
  2. Digital or hard prints
  3. Jewelry
  4. Custom kid clothes
  5. Stationery or cards

Start Up Cost

After you determined if this will be a hobby or a full time gig, it is time to sit down and discuss start-up cost for your business. Do you love graphic prints that have cute sayings or spell out kids names? Then starting a business that creates art for nurseries or kids rooms is a perfect match. This is fairly easy to start if you have graphic design skills. If you lack design skills, you can hire a creative helper off of Fiverr to make the designs for you for as low as $5. A note with print design, I would highly suggest doing actual prints for US and Canada residents and doing digital prints for foreign countries. Shipping internationally can be super expensive. Start up budget $500 includes cost of supplies below.

Equipment for Business

With a Graphic Print company you will only need a handful of supplies to launch your business. Here is a supply list to kick off your mompreneur business:

  1. Laptop or computer
  2. Photoshop – Pic Monkey – Gimp – Fiverr
  3. Thick GREAT quality stock paper
  4. Printer
  5. Shipping mailers
  6. Clear envelopes to put the print in to ship
  7. Business cards/thank you cards

Getting The Word Out

Word of Mouth is KING of everything in my book. Leverage your friends and family when you first start out, this is how I grew my first business. I went on Facebook and shared what I was going to do. In my first year of business, I read an article that stated to get 10 people who believe in you, then ask those 10 people to share your business with 10 other people. With this, you created 100 customers off of trusted word of mouth.

Thanks for allowing me to share these gems with you today. I truly believe as moms you already have really amazing jobs but the dreams you have matter too.

This post first appeared on Baby Shopaholic.

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