Are you, or do you want to be, a stay at home mum? Do you also need an income that being employed would bring?
Being a stay-at-home mum (SAHM) and running your own crochet business can be a challenging but rewarding experience. It can offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to spend more time with your children and have a sense of purpose and financial independence. However, it can also come with its own set of challenges such as balancing the demands of parenting and running a business, finding childcare, and dealing with isolation and lack of support.
All stay at home mums are not created equal. The biggest difference is the age of the children. Babies and tots are a different proposition from school age children and even these vary between those that need to be taken to and met from school each day and the older children who can more or less take care of themselves.
Some tips for stay-at-home mums who run their own crochet business include:
- Establishing a clear schedule that balances parenting and business responsibilities
- Finding childcare or hiring a part-time assistant if necessary/when it becomes possible
- Prioritizing self-care and setting boundaries to maintain a healthy work-life balance
- Building a support system through networking, joining a business or mothers groups.
- Keeping a positive attitude and being flexible as they are the two most important aspects to keep in mind while running a business.
It’s also important to remember that starting a crochet business can be risky and it’s important to do your research, create a solid business plan, and be prepared for the challenges that come with being an entrepreneur.
It’s also important to be realistic about the time and effort required to be successful, and to be prepared to make sacrifices. But with the right mindset, planning and execution it can be a great way to build a successful and sustainable business while being a stay-at-home mum.