Working at home is not a new concept though how it’s done has changed over the years. With the increasing number of people on the internet and actively using social media; working at home has evolved. Now it’s possible to do almost any sort of job from home. But what about stay at home moms who want to work from home? True, one of the reasons that moms (or dads) choose to stay at home is to reduce expenses on things like daycare. But who’s to say that they also can’t make extra money from home? Today, I want to start exploring work at home ideas for moms (and dads) that almost anyone can do.
One of the ways that I seek to make extra money from home is by running this blog. It’s not a reliable or steady stream of income, yet, but I’m working on that part. That being said, running a blog is not a get rich quick scheme. You may see some quick success, depending on how you set up your blog and how good your networking skills are; but overnight success is highly unlikely. It takes time to build a blog, build traffic, build an audience, etc. And in turn, it takes time to monetize and earn money.
Can it be done?
Of course it can! There are many successful bloggers who make part time and full time incomes from their blogs and related ventures.
I plan on talking more about monetizing a blog in the future as that was a series that I wanted to do before my rebrand.
But what if you don’t want to start a blog or don’t know how? Are there are other ways to make money from home?
Perhaps one of the biggest group of people who want to work at home are moms. They have come know as stay at home moms because it is more important to them to be able to be at home with their kids. This can put a strain on the family budget so more and more moms are not only staying at home they are also working at home to make extra money.
But what does it really mean to be a work at home mom? Let’s take a look at that right now.
First of all the obvious is a work at home mom has children she has to take care of. They can be anywhere from a baby to even teenagers. What’s important to her is that she has the flexibility to be there for them when they need her.
A work at home mom needs a career, a job, or a home business that she can make money with. Maybe she does not to make as much money as her previous job, but she still want to make money working at home. For this reason it is very common for a mom to start a home business and run it out of her home.
In the old days this would mean excellent business opportunities for women such as Mary Kay, Avon, Discovery Toys, and any business that she could do around her schedule. Many of these were MLM opportunities allowing her to both sell products and recruit distributors to sell products as well.
Today that is even more possible thanks to the internet. A mom who works at home can maximize here time by utilizing email and websites to answer questions and for training. She can advertise her business on the internet and use and auto-responder to sort out who is serious and who is not. Then she can follow-up by phone with those who are sincerely looking for ways to stay at home and work with their own home business.
One other thing that is making it easy for a mom to work at home is conference calls. You can easily communicate with your group as often as you want by conducting a conference call. Although this is not a new concept it is now being utilized by businesses in many different industries as a way to communicate and do mass training. The cost is surprisingly reasonable as well.
Work at home moms are providing a valuable business service and they are able to control their own time while being their to raise their children which may be most valuable service of all.
I don’t know what your reason for wanting to work at home is but it could be any one of the following:
* More time with the family.
* Less stressful atmosphere.
* Want to make some extra money to pay the bills.
* Out of work for any reason and simply need some income fast!
* Money for medical bills.
* Maybe you would like to be able to let your kids join more activities.
* Want to be a Stay at Home Parent, whether it is Mom or Dad.
* Want to have the ability to help your favorite charities more.
* Need more flexible hours due to your schedule.
* Just want to be you own boss for a change.
* Retired and need more money to pay for medical bills or medicine.
* Would like to be able to live the American dream for once in your life.
These are just a few of the many reasons people have for wanting to work from home.
Many of these programs will just take your money and are indeed scams, however I think that if you do your home work there are many good programs that will allow you do earn some nice income while Working at Home. Do your research, read reviews, and if possible- speak with people who have participated in the program in the past or are currently utilizing the program.
You will either need to do a lot of research yourself and that’s not a bad thing. It can help you figure out what viable options you have.
There are many good choices such as;
On line Paid Surveys
Data Entry from Home
Type at home
On line businesses
On line Dollar Stores
On line Jewelry Stores
These are just a few of the types of companies that are out there and available to you.
The cost to start a work at home business or simply working from home is minimal. So what do you have to do to get started?
1. Review the available Programs
2. Narrow down the choices to 1-3 programs
3. Find out which ones have a money back guarantee
4. Use your charge card if possible for further protection
5. Sign up & start making money!
I always like to mention that it may take minimal work, but you will still have to work at home. The reason I mention that is many times people think they can just sign up and the money will start flowing in. It’s a great way to work from home, but you still have to put in some effort.