Are you a stay at home mom? I've been a stay at home mom since my kids were babies and now that they're in regular school, I have the morning hours to do something that's very special to me: building my home based business entirely from the internet. What's so special about building a home based business?
For millions of stay at home moms, a home based business makes sense in many ways: adding an extra income to the family, time flexibility "work/family balance", personal accomplishments, empowerment, staying connected with other business owners, sharpening one's skills, friendships, and many other reasons why a home based business is attractive to many stay at home moms.
For me, having a home based business is empowering especially for women who once had a successful career. Often times, it's not about the extra $200, or $500, but providing the sense of personal accomplishment that's not related to being a mom as well as taking ownership of something significant to you.
For some moms, they started a home based business from a hobby such as making jewelry and selling them on Etsy or Ebay. Daycare is another popular option that a few of my friends started because they were already home with their kids. I also know people who do bookkeeping for friends and small businesses, clean homes, babysit, tutor, teach piano lessons, gardening, etc.
If you're stuck with a home based business idea, starting with what you're already good at, or consider what you did in your former career will generate some business ideas.
Some challenges for work at home moms with young children can be making the time to work consistently. It can be challenging especially if you have babies, toddlers, or preschool age children that aren't in regular school which means you'll have to be creative, find anytime you have, and be flexible. Even with my kids who are older, sometimes you have to take the unexpected call, or go to an unplanned meeting because you have a hot customer waiting.
As a mom, making sure I'm available for my kids whenever they need me is my #1 priority. If they're sick, I don't have to worry about taking a day off from work or feeling guilty sending them to school knowing they should be resting at home. If their school needs a volunteer for a field trip, I can be there. These are the real perks for me as a stay at mom and having a thriving home based business that I can easily build online is truly icing on the cake.
Don't get me wrong, it takes commitment to build a successful home based business, and it's not always as rosy as some people make it out to be. But the benefits far outweighs the challenges!
How about you? Are you a stay at home working mom? What do you love about being a work at home mom?
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P.S. Do you love natural personal care and essential oils products? Are you looking for a home based business that you can easily build from home using the internet with just a few hours a week? Email me if you'd like to hear more about my home based business and how I've been able to leverage the internet to become #1 Recruiter: June, July & August for my company.