Many of you know that I am a stay at home mom, who works from home. I have always been amazed at many of the women I know who also work from home whether it is starting up a new business, working as a representative for a company or finding some type of employment that allows you to stay at home.
Sometimes with young children, it can be difficult to find the time to try and run a business from the home while properly taking care of your family, but I believe it can be done. You just have to carefully schedule your time, and be flexible enough that you can change that schedule as needed. Obviously, if your child needs attention you are not going to work on a project that needs your full attention.
The internet has made it easier for that mom who wants to stay at home to still be able to make money through some form of business. Let's look at a few of the ways you can work from home.
First you can join as a representative for the companies that have party plans. It used to mean you had to schedule a couple nights a week to host a party in someone's home. Now we have the ability to host an online party. This allows the party to actually reach more people because those who live in a different city or state can still participate and order products. There are many different types of party plans to join, from books, toys, candles, essential oils, food, and clothing.
Another option is transcribing. My daughter transcribes and makes a regular income through online transcribing. She took a test and passed and she quickly found she had the ability to improve her speed and thus earn a little more through some special jobs they offer.
Perhaps you have the ability to create your own product for sale. If you know how to knit or crochet, you can try selling to friends and locals, as well as you could open an Etsy shop where you can then ship to people. This would also work for someone who sews, embroiders, or creates t-shirts. I have purchased from someone who creates food and drinks for dolls. A friend of the family purchased the machines needed for making vinyl wall signs.
My other daughter does photography. This does require leaving the home for the actual photo shoots, but then she does all her editing at home and her customers can then view the finished photo online and download them to be printed.
Blogging can also be a fun way to work from home. You need to find a niche and build from there. Another of my daughters has a blog where she interviews actors and actresses, singers and songwriters, and authors. I have been amazed by the number of people she has been able to interview. Once you have a following, you can find many different ways to monetize your blog.
I know there are many other ways for a woman to have a business of her own. Please share any ideas you have in the comments below. Of course, each one of these will take work and commitment. You are going to have to set goals for yourself and continue to change them as your business grows. You can see how Nancy at Behrman started her business and became a leader in health and lifestyle brand publicity.
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