Being a creative person has it’s advantages for sure, but I’ve found it also has it’s disadvantages, especially in the work force.
If you love the idea of raising your children and working from home, but feel like your creativity is being stifled in the process, you’re not alone. The good news is, there are plenty of businesses out there that allow us to not only stay home and make money, but also to feed our creative tendencies as well. The key is to find your “niche” and creatively build a business around it.
There are plenty of businesses that have proven themselves lucrative through the talents of it’s owners. A few examples of these businesses are:
Creating Gift Baskets- Put together beautiful baskets of goodies for clients right from home!
Crafting for Cash- Have a craft that gets oooh’s and aaah’s from everyone? Set up a table at a craft fair and see how well it sells. If it does well, book other fairs and you’ll be rolling in the dough in no time!
Creating Personalized Children’s Letters- write letters to kiddos from such characters as Santa and the Tooth Fairy. Advertise in flyers, newspapers and online.
Create Boutique Style Hair Bows- Nifty with ribbon and a hot glue gun? Put together beautiful bows for little girls hair and sell at craft fairs and on online auctions.
Web Design- Have a website that you can’t quit revising because it’s just so much darn fun? Try offering your services to others!
Logo Design- Artistic? Create logos for large and small companies!
Creative Writing- Like to write? Join an online group of creative writers and find clients who will pay you to write for them!
Of course, these are just a few examples of ways to make money with your creative side. The important thing is that you find a balance between doing something you love and making it fit into your busy mommy life.
It may take a little ingenuity, but if you have the passion and desire to make it happen, it will!
Tonya Nusser is a work-at-home mom and creator of LetterFun 2.0
http://wahstop.com/LetterFunAd.htm -an easy to use computer program that allows you to easily create customized children’s character letters from your PC.
Ms. Nusser is also the author of http://SuperWAHM.net a blog about being a WAHM and the craziness that goes along with it!