Mothers are often undervalued and penalised for taking time out to look after their children. Employers see someone lacking in experience and use it as an excuse to offer mothers lower wages. Which is a shame, because mothers have so much to offer and Nina Keneally from New York is showing how much people are willing to pay for a little home comfort and shoulder to cry on.

Nina runs and offers her clients a substitute mom service. She promises to leave out the family drama, and offer instead a good homecooked meal, friendly advice, help with the housework, and anything else your mom can't do for you.

Who Needs to Rent-A-Mom?

Your first reaction might be that surely no-one would pay for a substitute mother when you have friends and family you can turn to?  The truth is however, that sometimes we want the warmth of a mother figure who is not swayed by knowing the people involved in our lives.  Who would not want the help of a mother figure without the criticism that often comes from family members who tell you to 'pull yourself together'.  Most of Ninas clients seem to want simple things:

  • Someone to listen to their problems.
  • A homecooked meal.
  • Friendly advice.
  • Someone to go with them to the doctor.
  • Help with resumes for job interviews.
  • Someone to go to the movies with.

As she herself describes the service, "It's the mother without the baggage." 

Her rates vary but clients have reported paying $40 per hour, and in an age where so many people are displaced, living far from their loved ones, I think it is an idea that could take off.  I know plenty of people who need someone to talk to but are reluctant to go to a therapist because they don't want to go down the analysis rabbit hole.  There are also new young mothers living in the whirlwind of having a new baby who could use the help of someone experienced.

She has a varied background but is not qualified as a counselor or therapist, which means that if she can do it, so can you!


Published in Blog

Run your own jewelry business offering your clients the chance to create custom jewelry - they can create something unique from hundreds of different pieces of jewelry. You host parties called ‘Socials’ where you help your guests create jewelry they love and buy, and in return you earn 40% commission.

You can add new ‘artists’ to your team who set up their own business and you earn a commission from their sales. Like all multi-level-marketing, the more people you get on board, the more you can earn. This is a business where you can do it just part time and earn a little extra income on the side, or you can develop it full time and build a large team that helps you earn a full time income.

You are fully supported by the main company who give you training, marketing materials, and a website with your name on it. The training is via meetings, webinars, and phone calls, so the leaders can show you how to build your business.

There are three starter packs to choose from starting from $59,00 which includes samples, marketing materials and access to your back office website.

Find out more about running your own custom jewelry business here: 

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online, Business
  • Eligibility US
  • Investment required? Yes
Published in Selling

Drake International is looking for home-based recruiters. As a Drake International licenced recruitment consultant you get to keep 80% of perm sales, and there are no annual fees to pay.

There is a start-up cost of 4000 pounds + VAT, which is refundable if you reach the business goals set for the first 12 months.

You get to run a home-based recruitment consultancy with the backing of an established agency.

To apply you will need:

  • 1 years experience in the recruitment industry
  • knowledge of employment law
  • Business bank account
  • VAT registration

In return for your startup costs you will get a laptop, phone, printer, copier, scanner, stationery, training and support. 

If you want to run your own recruitment consultancy from home go to Drake International

Additional Info

  • Type Online, Business, Franchise
  • Eligibility UK
  • Investment required? Yes
Published in Consulting
Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Mary & Martha Christian MLM Opportunity

Mary & Martha is a Christian multi-level-marketing opportunity selling unique gifts that combine spirituality with ministry.


Host a gathering in  your home and get products for free or half-price depending on the sales you make.


Start your own business selling Mary & Martha products and get the following benefits:

  • Flexible hours, the freedom to make your business fit your schedule
  • Unlimited earning potential, including personal volume bonuses
  • Company sponsored Incentive Trips
  • $99 Business Kit with beautiful home décor and gift items valued at over $400
  • Personalized website and monthly e-newsletter
  • Company Training & Support

 The business kit costs $99 and includes $400 worth of home décor and gift items. 

Additional Info

  • Type Business
  • Eligibility US
  • Investment required? Yes
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Selling
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:00

Cruise Planners Home-Based Travel Franchise

 Cruise Planners gives you the chance to start your own travel franchise from home. They have been in the home-based travel industry for a number of years, winning awards from Magellan, Inc. 5000, IATA and Entrepreneur Franchise 500.

Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel Service Representatve. If your clients are Amex customers they can use their membership reward points and you still get full commission.
They offer:
  • Your own travel website 
  • Mobile application
  • CRM
  • Live booking tool
  • Print on demand service
  • Training via Cruise Planners University
  • An intranet to access all the latest offers.
You will need to take a six day training course in Ft. Lauderdale plus online training via the Cruise Planners University program.

Get more information by watching one of their regular webinars at



Additional Info

  • Type Online, Business, Franchise
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? Yes
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Selling