How to Start a Home Based Business for Moms
If you have always dreamed of working from home, but don't know where to start, take some inspiration from this stay at home mom of three who started her own home based business. She not only had time to take care of her kids, but she also was able to pay off her student loans in just 6 months. To some people this might sound like it is too good to be true, but there are more and more people who are creating home based businesses for themselves these days. A home based business means that you can work from home, or design your own schedule and get your own clients. For Cindy, a mom of three, it was a an option for her to go back to working for a company after she had her third child, but she really just wanted to stay at home and be with her young kids as much as possible. Weighing out the pros and cons of working from home, it made more sense to stay at home and work a part time job while she took care of her kids than to commute to work for someone else and have to pay someone to look after the kids while her and her husband were at work. This is becoming more of a popular choice for many people, and even dads are choosing home based businesses so that they can be with their families more.
So Cindy took to the internet for ideas on what to make her home based business. If you can believe it, there are hundreds of options that allow you to have your own business that you operate from the comfort of your own home, on your own time schedule. Of course, starting up your own business takes some work, but once you are up and running, it is wonderful. Before Cindy had children, she worked as a graphic designer for a company, designing all of their brochures and their website. She loved her job, but her desire to stay home with the kids was greater than the desire to have to leave them with someone else all day. In her search online, Cindy found out that she could offer her services as a graphic designer and work from home taking on as many clients as she wanted. So she made a simple website for her self using her skills, and set some rates that were reasonable just to get started. When you start your business, always check the rates that are average for whatever it is you are offering. You might want to charge the average, or even a dollar less, just to get yourself started and then increase your rates as you build clientele. You can also offer deals to clients and customers who are buying or using your services for the first time, just to get them in the door or offer free consultations or estimates.
Cindy found that it was fairly easy to find people who needed help with their graphic design, so she found herself working steadily a few hours a day when her kids were napping or playing on their own. With her and her husband's income combined, she was even able to pay off her student loans from graphic design school in just six months and she is now able to start saving some of the money for future vacations. There are so many moms like Cindy who take a skill they have and offer it as a paid service and there are so many ideas on how you can start a home based business as a mom. Other ideas include creating crafts and selling them online, or walking dogs a few days a week. You can also become a blogger, which can be very fun and rewarding. Just pick a topic you find interesting and start writing about it regularly. Many moms have food blogs that have become quite successful for example. Working at home is so rewarding so don't be discouraged if it doesn't work right away, just keep at it and in a while you will see the fruits of your labour.***