As a mother, have you dreamed about having enough time for yourself and your children? Does working from home sound like an ideal career?

Establishing a business requires a lot of effort, time, money, and planning, especially when you have kids and other family obligations to juggle. But, if you’re a mom, you might want to consider having a home-based business — like massage therapy.

The beauty of massage is that there are a variety of endless opportunities for therapists in terms of skill, technique, and environments to work in. If you so choose, you can specialize in one skill or many, or work at home, in a clinic, a spa, and many more options. Plus, you get to make your own schedule!

If this sounds like something you’d love, we’ve got some great news – other mums are doing it, too! This career path has been proven to work for even the busiest of mothers, so it could be the perfect choice for you.

Here’s how mums built their profitable home business in massage therapy:

  1.   They got their massage therapy license/certification

Even though you might already have the skills of a masseuse, getting a license/certification is a must. The easiest way to do this is by undergoing comprehensive massage training, complete the courses, and pass the exams. Having the certificate will brand you as a professional and you will have many more employment opportunities.

  1.   They invested in their equipment

If there’s one thing you shouldn’t skimp out on, it’s your equipment. Whatever you purchase directly impacts whether your clients have a positive or negative experience with you – so always opt for high-quality and sturdy equipment, even if they are a little pricey. Ideally, you will also want to make sure that the equipment will last a long time.

  1.   They set up the perfect work environment in the house

For a home-based massage business, it is crucial to designate a quiet, undisturbed room or space in the house for your clients. Keep it private and professional for your sessions and pamper your clients with a calm and relaxing ambience. Many mums have also made successful businesses by doing little things like setting the dim lighting, aromatic scents/candles, and soothing background music to make every massage comfortable and enjoyable.

  1.   They partnered up with local businesses and spread the word

You can’t have a business without clients, and you can’t have clients without putting yourself out there. Many mums who run their own home massage business started with their network or neighborhood, spreading the word with referrals. Another way to market your fantastic service would be to partner up with local businesses in your area. Ask them to send referrals to you or hand out your business cards and be on call and available for anyone they might send your way. Additionally, you could make use of classified ads, tarpaulins, online communities, and social media.

So, what’s next?

If you’re still thinking about working from home as a massage therapist, there’s no better time to start than now! As you can see, it’s an easy and straightforward process that will have you making profits in no time at all – it simply requires a little investment. For mums that are looking for the freedom of autonomy…what are you waiting for?