You only have to think about what mums have to cope with each day to know that working from home can not only be a viable option but also preferable from a regular job that means having somebody else take care of the children.
Many mums are faced with the dilemma of not wanting to leave their baby with someone else, while still needing to bring in an income of some kind. This is why working from home seems like such a great idea, because it allows them to stay at home with baby, toddler and older children and still bring some money in.
The thing to remember here is that even when the children are off at school, this only leaves a few precious hours during the day for mums to work. There are few jobs that enable mums to get to work after having dropped them at school, and then work for a few hours before having to go and pick them up again. And even when these jobs do exist, they understandably have a lot of competition.
There are plenty of ways in which mums can make money working from home. It could be delivering catalogues around the neighbourhood; it could be writing articles for websites and magazines; and it might even involve creating a website of their own to make money from, in more than one way. These barely touches the surface too, meaning that most people will find something they enjoy doing that has the potential to earn them money.
But let's get back to being practical for a moment. We need to think about how to work when we have little ones under our feet all the time. Any viable home working job / business has to enable us to do the work when we have the time. Even if you were to get a job working from home that enabled you to work between the hours of 10am and 12 noon, could you guarantee that the kids wouldn't need your attention during that time?
Of course you couldn't. And this is why a lot of people are happy to do their own business, because it puts them in total control of their working lives. An internet franchise is a good example. It enables you to work from home, be your own boss and set your own schedule. A CV Writing business is another good example; you can write CVs when baby is asleep at night and also once they have gone to bed in the evening. You can fit it around your own needs and availability, which is a lot more than can be said for some other business ideas.
In the end you need to put your children's needs above your own. Don't be tempted to jump at business opportunities that are too good to be true, instead spend some time researching various ideas and think about whether they could work for you.
Strictly speaking the more control you have over your own business, the more likely it is that you will be a success when you start working from home. It might take time to develop the business, but it will be time well spent.