Work at Home Ideas for Mom
If you are like so many women today you
have made a decision to
stay home and
raise your kids. That decision in any household has an
effect on the budget when you have been accustomed to two
incomes. You may have sat down and put a new budget
together but with rising costs and unexpected expenses you
may find yourself needing to find a way to generate enough
income into your household budget so you can afford to stay
home. We have put some ideas together that could help.
Mending and Sewing
Shopping for older home bound
If you have a craft or talent
you might turn it into a business
Basket gifts for the local real
Pet Sitting for people on
Data Impute for local
Providing transportation for
the home bound
These are a few ideas for the mom that
needs to generate a few extra dollars into the budget. You
can also surf the internet for possible opportunities. There
are hundreds of companies offering work at home
opportunities. We suggest that you keep a few things in
mind when looking for a
business takes an
investment of time and money. If you are expecting to start
a business and not invest any money and very little time,
think again. Even starting a baby sitting business means
you have to purchase snacks, extra lunches, toys, and other
possible supplies. Make sure before you start that you know
what the investment will really be.
Know what kind of money you need to
make. If you are looking for a couple hundred dollars a
month you can easily do that with a craft or basket
business. However, if you need to make serious money to pay
the bills I recommend you look beyond these simple
If you are researching internet
business offers we suggest you look at several things to
make sure the business is real and legitimate.
- Make sure the company has been in
business for at least 10 to 15 years. New businesses
start up everyday and then disappear. You want a
company that has been around and has a track record to
assure you of their ethics and reputation.
- Donít depend on internet gossip.
Many times competing companies go to the internet and
put disparaging comments under the disguise of
dissatisfied customers or bogus individuals. While the
internet provides a resource for great information it
also provides a source for unethical practices and a
free for all for deceit.
- Find out what awards the companies
you look at have received. Has the company received any
major recognitions and awards from national business
organizations? Are they debt free or in debt? Is the
product or service one that people really need and will
continue to use? You should look at the companyís
growth. If a company is not experiencing growth they
certainly can not offer you an opportunity with a
future. Are they making exaggerated claims or do they
have a legitimate offer that will take work? Will they
train and support you until you are up and running? How
quickly can you start making money? Do you trust the
people involved? Look at the facts and not the hype!
- Once you make a decision donít let
anyone get in your way or discourage you. Go forward
and put all you can into your new business.
Written by Diane Gardner
Diane is a mother of 2, grandmother of
4, and the author of
http://www.wahmhotline.com Diane has been a successful
entrepreneur for 20 years developing both off line and
online businesses. She is dedicated to helping women and is
a personal success coach. She has a passion for helping
parents with health issues, natural alternatives, toxic
awareness and much more.
She is also dedicated to helping women in business and moms
who would like to work from home successfully.