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Fashion Career Ideas for Stay at Home Mothers

If you are a stay at home mother and fashion lover, there are a number of business ideas you could start-up this 2017. Even if it brings just a little amount of money each month, every little does help. And having a form of business you could do from home as a stay at home mother can help get rid of the baby brain and keep you sane.

I have been a work from home mother since 2013, and I have tried all sorts of fashion career business ideas and non fashion business ideas, so I have a wealth of knowledge in these areas.

 

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Here are some fashion carer ideas I have tried as a stay at home mother –

 

Fashion Blogging

I started blogging before I became a mum, so I just carried on. Blogging is one of the best things I have ever started in my life. And I would stay at home mothers that have an interest in writing and photography to start a blog. Even in the early days when no one is reading and no one is paying you to blog, it feels good to just keep your mind and soul busy doing something else outside caring for your children. And as your blog grows, then the money starts to roll in.

Blogging is not a get rich scheme. You won’t make money overnight or much in the first 2 years. But if you have the passion to carry on against all odds, you could be making well over ยฃ1000 in a month, receiving samples every week, invites to great events and reviewing amazing locations. There is no fixed time as to when you start making money from your blog, it varies from blog to blog, from niche to niche. So you must have the passion and determination to keep at it.

Fashion Vlogging is another career you could start on YouTube from home. I am not a vlogger, so I can’t really comment on this idea but I know many vloggers who have been vlogging for years and make a good full-time income out of it, so it is worth thinking about.

 

Fashion Writing

A fashion writer writes fashion articles for other blogs and websites. I am a freelance writer as well as blogger. I write for a few websites and I get paid per article. This is a great career choice for stay at home mothers that have a flair for fashion and writing. You could be paid up to ยฃ50 or even more for a 500 words article. Most of my clients find me through Fashion and Style Police or social media.

I don’t use any of the content mills because the rates are extremely low for what the clients usually ask for. But I would advise anyone thinking of starting a fashion writing career to sign up to these content mills (I did in the beginning), and see what they have to offer. Your case may be different from mine.

Writing a fashion book is also a great idea. Also you could look at writing for free for some publications to get your content out there to put on your portfolio, or just have a blog as your portfolio and market the hell out of it.

 

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Fashion Styling

If you have a good eye for fashion and enjoy styling people, you could consider a fashion styling career from home. There are various short online courses you could take from the comfort of your home to get you on the right path to your online fashion styling career. I considered being an online fashion stylist at a point in my life. I took a styling course and completed it withing a year. I was hungry and ready to style clients, and I did style a few for some time, but I later decided it was not the right career for me. It may work out perfectly for you so look this up.

 

Online Fashion Boutique

I have considered having an Online Fashion Boutique many times. I have done my research and I can say it is a lucrative but saturated business. It is worth going into if you have something new to bring to the table, say your own designs. If you are just going to sell pieces from China and the likes, you may struggle to make a living. Having said that, I know quite a good number of stay at home mothers running successful online fashion boutiques with beautiful items. So it is a business idea worth considering.

 

Do you run any of these businesses? How has it been for you? Please share your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27 responses

  1. Thanks for the article!! I am just starting out blogging again after not being on for over two years…ouch!! I got back on Polyvore making my fashion and art collages and have now added Korean entertainment to my blogging…because I just love Korean tv and music. My eclectic blog is a work in progress. I’m working on building a greater following and I have joined a few affiliate programs. My next step is to contact Korean entertainment companies to see if they are interested in sponsorship on my blog. Koreans loves sponsoring ads to the American market.

  2. This is a great article. I’m not a stay at home mum but I’ve tried a lot of the jobs you listed- blogging, styling, fashoin writing…you are write about the online boutique market beind saturated then you hear of big wigs like Nasty Girl being bankrupt, I think for the latter you need to have your finance hat on and the right investors, I feel now its much more about this than the fashion, tisgh…have a good wk hon ( :

  3. That’s a great set of ideas for stay-at-home mums who love fashion. I’m definitely not a fashion person but any one of these ideas could be just the ticket someone needs to earn money while looking after their children at home. They also seem flexible enough to fit in around busy times at home too.

  4. I am a freelance writer myself and like you said I often find that the content mills pay far too little money, I wish I was making a grand but I am very thankful for the opportunities that I do get x

  5. Very informative article for those looking to break into the fashion industry. I think it’s great that stay at home mothers are taking on work from home jobs or creating their own businesses. I wish this would have been an option when my children were little. To keep my sanity I started going to college. It got me out of the house twice a week, and I got to be around other adults and have real conversations.

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