Business Ideas For Muslim Moms To Flourish From HomeNov 14, 2023
In the dynamic landscape of modern entrepreneurship, the role of women, especially mothers, is increasingly prominent. For Muslim moms, the desire to balance the responsibilities of home and family with the pursuit of personal and financial fulfilment is a common aspiration. The good news is that the evolving world of remote work and digital entrepreneurship offers a plethora of opportunities for moms to establish and nurture successful businesses right from the comfort of their homes.
In this blog, we embark on a journey to explore and unravel business ideas tailored for Muslim moms. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom looking to add a stream of income to your household or an ambitious entrepreneur ready to embark on a new venture, these business ideas are designed to cater to the unique needs and aspirations of Muslim mothers. Let's delve into a world of creativity, empowerment, and entrepreneurial spirit, as we discover the avenues for Muslim moms to thrive in the business realm while fulfilling their roles at home.
The first idea is online tutoring. We live in a day and age where there are a lot of opportunities to do tutoring, especially since COVID. And a lot of parents have started home educating or supplementing their children's education with online tutors. Now, obviously this depends on which field you have knowledge or expertise in, but if there's something that you know that you can help, perhaps you help your own children with, or you have a qualification that you don't currently use.
Even if it's in Qur'an studies or Islamic studies or any other subjects like; Maths, Science, English, the list is endless. There is a growing demand for online quality tutoring. It allows you to work from the comfort of your own home, whilst contributing positively and earning income on the side. In terms of difficulty, I would rate this one as a 2 out of 5.
So, it's fairly easy if you've got an expertise in the subject to set up. You'll just need a computer. You'll need an internet access and you will need any resources if you're going to be using them. Think about which curriculum you will be using and which age groups you will cater for. Are there specific exams boards you would like to nich down on? Parents often look for tutors who specialise in one subject or exam board. That's pretty much it. You can advertise privately yourself and through social media channels through people that you know if you don't have a big following.
So start through your friends and family and get recommendations and referrals. Or you can even sign up with agencies, but just be prepared that they may take a cut of your pay as well. However, this could be a good way of building reviews and credibility if you actually want to do this for a long time and if you want to go all in and do it.
Handcrafted Islamic Products
Another is handcrafted Islamic products. There are lots of people who are selling decorative Islamic products now. So things that you can gift each other on Eid or on other occasions. People are looking for Islamic products, products for children, handmade Eid gifts. This can be fulfilling and profitable.
You can start off by one product to test the waters, if you like, and see what sells. You can have a look online to see what some popular products are that people are selling Etsy is a really good website to go and have a little look at. You can have a look on eBay and have a look at what people are purchasing and what there is a demand for to get an idea before you embark on this idea.
I would rate this as a difficulty of 3 out of 5 because obviously it takes time and effort to gather the equipment, the tools, the crafts that you would need and then obviously you would have to have some level of expertise in building and in putting it together. Furthermore, marketing and finding an audience to sell your products to can be hard but it would help if you go online and see, first of all, what is there a demand for? Second of all, if there's a website where you can easily see where this is going on, for example, somewhere like Etsy, and you can already have a look at what is available and what people are buying. Filter the products to see the most popular or highest rated products. Read the reviews to see what people have said are good about the products and what needs improvement. It could be you could improve on something which is already popular.
Another idea is selling online courses.
There are some specialist providers that allow you to do this for example Teachable, Thinkific, Kajabi, all of these or you can even do it on your own website if you don't want to use these ones where you can upload the course and have students. It will obviously require you to have some equipment like a laptop, internet connection, a camera, or even use your phone camera to do the recordings if they're going to be video recordings or audio recordings.
Another really popular one these days is virtual assistant services. There are many businesses and entrepreneurs who are seeking virtual assistants to help with tasks like checking their emails, responding to customers inquiries online. You can do this from the comfort of your own home.
As long as again, you've got a computer or an internet connection, especially if you want to fit it around your family life, if you're busy with children and with work, but you want to do something on the side. I would rate this as a 2 out of 5 in terms of difficulty. There's lots of places online where you can offer this service.
For example, Upwork or Fiverr and people can come and request your services and you can take on projects and build your reputation online and let clients review your work. Just do what you're comfortable doing with until you can build up a successful portfolio.
Catering or Baking
Now, maybe you're passionate about cooking. You can offer a catering or baking service and you can do this from home. You can maybe specialize in a particular cuisine from a particular part of the world or even offer something like just sweet dishes, cakes, and you can do this on special occasions like Ramadan or Eid.
Start off by doing it with your friends and family and by word of mouth your business should flourish. In terms of difficulty I would rate this as a 4 out of 5 because you have to be prepared to put in the time and the effort to set something up. I know people who have done this quite successfully just remember it will take time and effort to actually get the ingredients and prepare the dish and the way you present the dish. Also remember that you might need to get legal things into place before you start. So for example, I know if you're in the UK, you would have to have certain hygiene certificates to make sure the place in which you're preparing the food is clean, but it's not something that's difficult.
There are a lot of free online resources available to help set up your food business, wherever you are in the world. Sometimes people be put off because they think that if they need the relevant certificates or the real relevant training that it might be something daunting or hard, but it's just a matter of having the confidence to get those done.
Blogging or Vlogging
Another idea is blogging or vlogging where you can share your experiences maybe as a mom through a blog or a YouTube channel. It could even be through a written blog if you're not comfortable showing your face. You can do it at whatever time it suits you. You can monetize it eventually providing you put in the effort to keep consistently doing it, when you get enough traffic and audience. I would rate this as a difficulty of 2 out of 5 because to be honest It doesn't take very much to set up your own website You can do it quite easily on wordpress or any website of your choice. You can just get writing later on down the line if you want to seriously thinking about how to monetize it then you can Think about things like SEO and getting audience to come to the blog and how you can build up that traffic and how you can then monetize it.
So those are all things that you can think about, but it is something that's actually a lot of people who do it and find it enjoyable. And sometimes people just do it because they find it therapeutic, but that's a good way to do something that's fairly easy to get going.
Another idea is if you're good at making clothes you can do sewing or tailoring where you either adjust Islamic clothes for women or you sew them yourself and sell them.
I know quite a few people who are doing this successfully and if you've got a real knack for it, a real skill for it, you can make some pretty good money because it's quite a specific niche, isn't it? I know a lot of muslims go out and don't find What they're looking for in terms of clothing wear for different occasions and they would rather prefer that somebody handmade outfits for them. If you don't sew you may want to sell ready made islamic attire.
You can source them from a suitable islamic country. So say for example, we live in the uk I know people who source clothes from Turkey, for example, in bulk, and then they sell them to people here who have a need for them.
I would rate this in terms of difficulty as a 3 out of 5, because it does take time and effort to source your fabric or if you're going to be doing it yourself, obviously the effort is going to take that you're going to need to actually sew something. You're then going to have to build up audience to purchase your clothes and you're going to have to make sure that you have enough people buying so that it's a sustainable business.
So that one might take a bit more effort, but if you can do it or if you've got a knack for doing it, then that's another idea.
Another idea is having an online ecommerce store where you can sell an infinite number of items. We do live in a day and age where people now more than ever, are just buying things online.
Think about the last thing that you bought online. It ranges from things for yourself, things for your children, things for the house even. So think about whether this is something that you want to do. Now, in terms of difficulty, I would definitely rate this as a 4 out of 5 because there is such a huge market out there.
It is quite saturated. However, it's not to say it's not profitable. If you find a niche that does really well, you would obviously have to do your market research. There's places like eBay, Amazon, Etsy that you can sell things online. You just have to be willing to put in time and effort. You have to be willing to do your due diligence and your research just to make sure that it's going to be profitable for you.
You're obviously going to need space in your house or a warehouse for the products. You will need to create inventories of the stock. So this is something i've dabbled in before as well, and it is quite an effortful thing It can be profitable if done right, but just make sure you understand the demands.
Another idea is an Islamic bookstore. I know there's quite a lot of demand these days, especially where I live, for people wanting specific Islamic books, especially children's books, so it might be something to think about.
Now, you don't have to do this as a brick and mortar store. You can even do it from your own home, or you can do it online. You can even run an Islamic library if you want people to come and borrow from you every month and pay, you know, a subscription fee or do it like that. There's different ways you can do it.
I would give this a difficulty of 3 out of 5 because if you're going to be doing an online bookstore, you obviously have to source the books. You have to sort of set up your e commerce website. You'd have to think about marketing you'd have to think about managing your inventory If you're doing it from home, you still have to think about all of those things and who's going to you know, be your audience, who are you specifically targeting and how many books you're going to have in stock. T
These are all things worth thinking about.
Now, remember in all of this, that difficulty level can change depending on who you are, what your circumstances are and what your particular skill sets are as well. What is challenging for one person might be quite easy for another person and everything takes time and effort.
Nothing will happen overnight. These are all ideas which are very doable. It just depends on what your specific circumstances are, how much time you have, and how much money you're willing to invest. I hope that you found this useful. Inshallah, I hope your business is full of barakah.