Chipettes ft.Chipmunks-Work From Home

Chipettes ft.Chipmunks-Work From Home

As entrepreneurs go, stay at home moms are ideal candidates for becoming home based business owners.  We’re competent, creative, resourceful, and pros at “multi-tasking”, but there is a fundamental question you have to ask yourself first — Do I want a work at home JOB or a home based BUSINESS?

There are very clear differences between a job and a business:

JOB:
• You work for someone else.
• Your time belongs to someone else.
• You are usually paid by the hour or by project.
• You never have to pay to find an online job.  (Beware of scammers who try and tell you otherwise!)
• You need to have marketable skills or previous experience.
• Success is based on what someone else thinks you’re worth.

-“Telecommuting” is an at-home job whereby your current employer allows you to do your assigned work at hoe.
-An independent contractor is one who works at home for companies that outsource certain kinds of work.

BUSINESS:
• You work for yourself.
• Your time is your own.
• Your “pay” is based on commissions or profits.
• There are always expenses – at least minimal.
• You only need ideas, passion, and determination.
• Success is based on how much you work.

-Being a wedding singer, party planner, or event organizer are examples of offline at-home businesses.

Think about how you’d like to spend your time and what you’d like to spend your time doing.  If you choose a route that fits you, you’re more likely to be successful.

Some types of Online Work for at home moms:

–You could write and sell ebooks if you have a lot of experience or knowledge about something — baking, organizing, cake decorating, woodworking, etc.
–Writers and proofreaders for websites are highly-sought freelancing jobs.
–If you’re a talented craftsman, you could start a website selling your handiwork.
–Would your friends say you’re “opinionated”? — Start an online blog.
–If it seems you don’t have much to share with the world, then you can always become an affiliate marketer.  Affiliates promote what others have already produced and make money based on referral sales.

Consider what you’re good at in general.  First and foremost, go with your passions. Consider what things interest and motivate you the most — otherwise it can be hard to stay energized.  You’re only limited by your imagination.

Other Types of at home work for moms:

Other stay at home work for moms might involve working for:

Local businesses —
–Make calls from home for a moving company to confirm times that the movers are coming
–Sewing at home for a local doll company
–Being a greeter at real estate open houses

Or for neighbors —
–Waiting in other people’s homes for their repair persons or deliveries
–House-sitting for those on extended vacations
–Running errands for the elderly or home-bound

These types of jobs can only be found by asking — friends, local business organizations (like your local Chamber of Commerce), local businesses themselves, and people in your own neighborhood.

Finding or creating work for moms at home is challenging, but what isn’t?!  Getting started is most of the battle.  If you’re still struggling with ideas, sit down and brainstorm a list, then ask your friends and family what they think.  Don’t be afraid to try – your children are counting on it.