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Top 5 Family-Friendly Business Ideas No One Talks About #100

Feeling the squeeze of the 9-to-5 grind and dreaming of building a business around your family? You're not alone. But what if you could ditch the daycare guilt and create a work schedule that fits perfectly with your family life?

This post dives into 5 unique, family-friendly business ideas that are perfect for moms (and dads too!) These hidden gems offer high growth potential and the flexibility you crave. So ditch the struggle and get ready to unlock the door to your dream work-from-home business!

But before we dive in, remember: Action is key - to truly turn these ideas into reality, you need to take action.

Now, let's explore these 5 incredible business models!

1. Playgroups: Fostering Fun & Connection

We all know the struggle of keeping our little ones entertained. Enter playgroups – a valuable service where parents can drop off their kids for engaging activities, led by you (or your awesome assistant!).

You could be charging $30-40 per child, per session. I've personally paid up to $45 for a 90 minutes play session for my 3-year-old.

With just 5 children, you'd be earning $150-$200 per session! And if you host these sessions 3 times a week, that's a cool $2,500 in pure profit every month.

Plus, the flexibility is amazing! You can host playgroups from home (like our MomBoss Ruby Topas), at a park (like my friend, Marilyn), or even create your own physical location (like MomBoss Preeta's Citrus Playgrounds).

The best part? Your own child can join the fun!

What You Need: Planned activities, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to connect with other parents. Word-of-mouth marketing works wonders here – moms talk to moms!

2. Family Meal Solutions: Taking the Hassle Out of Dinner

While traditional food businesses can be challenging, Family Meal Solutions offer a refreshing alternative. This goes beyond just meal prepping – it's about offering solutions for the entire meal planning process.

Think of it like this: planning meals, creating shopping lists, grocery shopping, and then finally – prepping the meals. It's a whole lot of work!

Here's the opportunity: Offer solutions for any or all of these steps. Some businesses focus solely on meal planning, creating delicious and healthy meal options based on your clients' preferences and dietary needs. They can even convert these plans into grocery lists, saving your clients precious time and energy.

Want to take it a step further? Offer grocery delivery or even prepped, ready-to-heat meals delivered directly to your clients' doorsteps. The more convenience you offer, the more you can charge.

The Beauty? You can start small, right from your own kitchen, with just a few clients, generating thousands of dollars per month. Many successful meal-prep companies started this way!

3. Virtual Assistant: The Mompreneur's Secret Weapon

Ever heard of Mompreneurs crying out for good virtual assistants? It's a common refrain! With the rise of online businesses, entrepreneurs are constantly looking to outsource tasks to free up their time.

The good news? Even if you don't have a specific skill yet, you can learn one! Graphic design, video editing, website building, social media management – these are all skills you can pick up in a matter of weeks or months.

Becoming a virtual assistant offers incredible benefits:

  • Remote Work: Work from anywhere in the world – perfect for the flexible mompreneur!
  • Low Barrier to Entry: No huge investment needed to get started.
  • Huge Market: The demand for skilled virtual assistants is skyrocketing.

Plus, you get to learn valuable skills while witnessing the inner workings of a business. As your skills and experience grow, so can your rates. You can even build your own VA agency, hiring other assistants to work for you, allowing you to take on even more clients.

4. Proofreading: The Power of Precision

Proofreading might not be the first business idea that springs to mind, but it can be a fantastic way to generate income. Take Sharyln, a Momboss who discovered a lucrative niche proofreading ads for beauty clinics. These clinics need to adhere to strict regulations set by the Ministry of Health, and Sharyln's expertise ensures their ads and information comply with these regulations.

The world of proofreading extends far beyond aesthetics. Businesses in various industries require proofreading services:

  • Corporate Communications: Imagine the damage a typo can cause!
  • Legal Documents: Precision in language is crucial.
  • Translation Verification: With the rise of AI translation, ensuring the accuracy of these translations is becoming increasingly important. There's a whole hidden world waiting to be explored in the realm of proofreading, offering a comfortable income for detail-oriented individuals.

5. Events & Communities: Building Connections & Cashflow

Surprisingly, many successful entrepreneurs started with events and communities. This model can be executed online or in-person, with the core concept remaining the same. You choose the event theme – anything you're passionate about or see a gap in the market.

Imagine hosting a 90s R&B Friday night party, just like my husband, Nick did! He noticed that the upper levels of BluJaz Singapore was mostly unoccupied, so he partnered up with them to host the party. He organised the DJs and promoted the events via a Facebook page. This was back in the 2010s but I don't see how you can't do the same using whichever social media channels your target audience is on. The venue gets to sell more drinks and Nick got a percentage of drink sales too.

The power of events lies in pre-selling tickets. This way, you secure cashflow upfront before investing in the event itself, minimising risk. Plus, events have the potential to attract large audiences. A 500-person R&B event (like Nick's) with $30 tickets brings in a cool $15,000! While expenses will eat into your profit margin (hence the ranking of this idea), the potential for cashflow, especially with online events and communities with minimal setup costs, is undeniable.

An additional perk: Both online and offline events and communities can be recurring businesses. Attract a customer once, and they can become repeat attendees or members, generating ongoing income.

Time to Take Action!

I hope that these not-often-talked-about business models have sparked some ideas fro you.

Remember, reading this post (or watching the video) is just the beginning. True success lies in taking action.

Ready to take the next step? Join our Momentum community! It's a space where Mombosses come together to share business wisdom, support each other, and turn dreams into reality. We hope you enjoyed this exploration of hidden gem business ideas. We'd love to see you thriving in the Momentum community!

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Hi, I'm Michelle Hon, the founder of MomBoss Academy. 

I've discovered that building a $1,000,000 business is possible without taking investments and hustling all day long. I'm living proof that it can be done, and I want to help more moms achieve that for themselves and their families.

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