I was texting with a coaching client about Stay At Home CEO and she said:
That sounds awesome. How can you find these people? What skills or services would they offer?
I started to reply, but realized that where I had a quick answer, a longer one would be better. Limited to the length of a text here is what I had to say:
Have to find them one at a time & in packs/tribes. Services: I see three types: 1. build a biz 2. hourly 3. goods
Finding and networking with people who take care of their children, but also want to build some revenue stream is another long topic. Instead of tackling both, here is some types of businesses I expect are great for Stay At Home Dads and Stay At Home Moms.
What do Stay At Home CEO’s offer?
There are three primary types of businesses ideas one might want to pursue based on your passion, time, and other resources:
- Self-standing Business
- Consultants & Professional Services
- Makers, Artists & Craftsmen
3. Makers, Artists & Craftsmen
A number of my friends make goods and sell them. Might be a cross-stitching, woodworking, painting, or other talent based production. They might start for fun, in the spare moments or while watching tv, but end up wanting to sell more to more people. There is a limit to doing this one and some will want to move into building it into a business. Others would just like easier ways to reach a larger market.
With this you are trading a combination of resources, but ultimately what you produce for money. There can be more to it then just making a widget, in networking, marketing, and other administrative tasks if you want to make more money.
2. Consultants & Professional Services
It is clear and easy in many industries for an individual to go out on their own and start a one man service business. I coach business leaders. I do stuff with websites; all of which can be done from anywhere my smartphone has reception. Virtual Assistants, Customer Care Representatives, Accountants, Lawyers, and many other consultants, coaches, and other professionals can easily do the same. All working whenever their kids allow & from wherever they want with the right tools, processes and systems.
In all cases, you are trading your time for money, or doing a hybrid of this and the other two activities.
1. Self-standing Business
A business owner is someone who could walk away from their business for a period of time & it continues to grow. They had a major hand in getting it started. They might or might not be needed for it to continue to evolve in a major way, but the organization is at a point (normally this was an intentional milestone) where to keep going & growing at some rate the owner is unnecessary.
Some of the types of businesses that I expect to find people & help people do include Real Estate Investing, Websites, Apps, programs, games, books, networks, and more traditional businesses.
Supporting The Dreams
Some are happy being like the friend of mine who has an embroidery machine & makes custom stuff for friends. Others are like a friend who started making camping gear. He is now setting up a business to produce the gear and a second business to market the gear to the masses.
Stay At Home CEO will support both extremes, those who want a small side project that makes some income to those who want a full on business by helping with connections, information, and inspiration.