The global marijuana industry is poised to hit $31.4 billion in sales.
Are you a stay at home mom who wants to break into the marijuana industry? You’re not alone.
And it’s easier than you might think.
While most of your friends might be shilling make-up and other hustles, you can break into the weed industry as a stay at home moms.
In this article, we’ll detail some of the ways you can break into the multi-billion dollar legal weed industry with an incredibly flexible schedule.
Stay at Home Mom Job: Freelance Writing
Were you great at English in school? Do you have a few clippings here and there?
You could work as a content creator for a local dispensary.
Many companies are turning to content creation and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to ensure their sites rank higher than anyone else’s. In turn, you have a lot of people wanting content creation. Weed dispensaries are no different.
You can contract with a local weed dispensary or a third party that writes articles for the dispensaries. You might be well on your way to writing copy about marijuana all day long.
Many dispensaries are starting to have a pretty pronounced web presence. This is because many of them can sell specific items online. CBD oil, for example, which lacks THC, is legal in all 50 states. As a result, they can ship it anywhere in the US.
You can find examples of this on Medical Marijuana Inc’s website.
Because of this, many need a good graphic designer to help get their website up and running. If you have previously worked as a graphic designer, or you’re a whizz at Photoshop, this is a great way to get your foot in the door of the marijuana business.
You can spend your days creating logos for a variety of web presences, but you may also be called upon to help brand marijuana products themselves.
As dispensaries become legal, more and more individuals want their logo and product noticed. As a result, they may need graphic designers to help create logos and artwork for the products.
You could be the next brand designer for a potentially huge and iconic marijuana dispensary or business.
Social Media Manager
Are you a social media whiz? Did you work in social media before you had kids? If so, this might be a great fit for you.
As mentioned previously, many dispensaries want to up their web presence. This includes not just websites but also connecting customers through social media.
If you know how to get, maintain and engage a following online, this could be the role for you. You might be able to grab customers for your local dispensary, and slowly climb up the ranks.
If you have experience in the corporate world, you could become a distributor for wholesale marijuana or CBD companies.
For those who already have the skillset, it can be a lucrative job from the comfort of your own home. Though typically, it may require a little bit of traveling each day.
Distributors are responsible for ensuring that local dispensaries get the products they have ordered from a wholesale weed company. This may include strains of bud, bongs, edibles, budtender training, and other paraphernalia.
Although the job is more like a regular 9 to 5, you’ll still be getting a big slice of the marijuana pie. You’ll have duties like managing the books, creating invoices, making sure companies have paid for their products, attend marijuana conventions to inform the wholesaler about new products and recommend new items to dispensaries.
This is a great way to marry your love of marijuana with your desk job skills.
While a marijuana promoter might sound a bit shady, it actually is pretty run-of-the-mill when you dissect it.
There are many ways you can promote marijuana growing, and one is by helping with the regulation of the industry. There are organizations dedicated to ensuring that an industry of organic marijuana exists so that the products can be USDA certified when the government allows it.
A promoter educates growers on how to ensure their plants are clean and safe and helps begin the standard for organic marijuana.
They also discuss the opportunity to join the program with budtenders and those who are working independently. They often receive a cut of the memberships to the organization they sell.
In most instances, aside from education, they will be prompting budtenders to adhere to a specific standard to ensure their marijuana will be labeled as organic.
Before you had kids, were you working in the corporate world? Do you have a keen eye for business and what business owners need? If so, working as a freelance business consultant could be a great way to earn a living.
The marijuana business is very new. As such, not everyone who is opening a business knows exactly what they’re doing. They may be so swept up in the fact that they get to legally sell weed that they’re not making good business decisions.
As a business consultant, you can help individuals get set up. You can help with everything from infrastructure to the legal ins and outs of running a business. You can help a new dispensary with everything from filing taxes to hiring the right people to training them.
As a business consultant, you’ll work with dispensaries at the ground level and then help them grow their wings and fly on their own. As the business is so incredibly new, many people will need guidance at the beginning.
Working For Stay at Home Moms
Working as a stay at home mom can prove challenging, no matter what industry. While you may get to be home with your kids the majority of the day, you’ll still need to put in a full day’s work. This can be a bit challenging for some individuals. Still, the flexibility it offers is often second to none.
And, you can merge your love of family with your love of marijuana, which is the best of both worlds.
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