Chipettes ft.Chipmunks-Work From Home
As entrepreneurs go, stay at home moms are ideal candidates for becoming home based business owners. Were 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:
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 youre 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.
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 youd like to spend your time and what youd like to spend your time doing. If you choose a route that fits you, youre 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 youre a talented craftsman, you could start a website selling your handiwork.
–Would your friends say youre opinionated? — Start an online blog.
–If it seems you dont 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 youre 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. Youre 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 peoples 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 isnt?! Getting started is most of the battle. If youre still struggling with ideas, sit down and brainstorm a list, then ask your friends and family what they think. Dont be afraid to try your children are counting on it.