Is it really possible to be a successful WAHM work from home mom? Do you "have what it takes"? Being is business is VERY challenging, but the rewardsof owning a successful business are huge. I highly encourage you to consider this is a viable career option! The blessing of being able to work from home and be with your children during their most precious and formative years cannot be measured. These articles and resources will help you at every step of your journey to becoming a successful and profitable WAHM work at home mom.
There are so very many ways to work from home, and if you are just starting your search, get ready to dive in! Take your time looking. There are opportunities to work locally off-line. globally online, or both. You can also find dozens of ideas right here on this site.
A very popular way to earn income from home is by selling items on eBay. You can start by selling items you have around the house that you are no longer using, or clothes your children have grown out of. If you have a creative side to your personality, you could even sell things you have made. An internet auction business can be quite a lot of fun, and very profitable.
You don’t have to stop there! Many people may not be as computer literate as you or maybe they just don’t have time to list their own auctions. You can offer your services as an “auction specialist”. For a small fee plus a percentage of each sale, you can take pictures of items that people want to sell on eBay, post the auctions and take care of shipping the item to the buyer. In my local area, we have a small local business that offers this service to people. They're doing quite well!
If you have an administrative background, you can find work online as a virtual assistant, also known as a VA. The job duties are quite varied, depending on the needs of your clients. Yo may be answering emails, making phone calls, maintaining websites, and more. A virtual assistant business pays well pretty quickly once you get some clients. If you're good and know how to market yourself, it is possible to support your family on this income even within the first year.
If you are very skilled at designing websites, there is certainly a huge market for that as well as graphic design. There is also a huge demand on the internet for copywriters, also known as ghostwriter. You can make money by writing articles, sales letters, advertising copy and more for Internet Marketers. Freelance writing for newspapers and magazines can also be a fun and profitable business idea for those who enjoy writing.
If you are someone who prefers to work off-line, there are many possibilities in your local community. Look around and see what peoplke need that they don't have yet. You could just start the next big trend! Did you know in New York city a very tired executive got the idea to create a "nap hotel" for other busy executives? He got this great and now very profitable idea from his own need to have a place to rest win the middle of his buusy day.
You could start a home-based daycare! Or, if you love to organize and clean, you can set up a home business as professional organizer. Getting paid to help people clean out the clutter in their lives can be both fun and very rewarding. Another option for those who have excellent organization skiis is to organize events. These can be events for people, such as parties and weddings, or you can organize events for businesses such as meetings, luncheons, and even business expos.
Many people have turned to direct sales, also known as “party-plan”, to work from home. It is no longer a choice between kitchenware or make-up companies – today you can choose to sell candles, clothes, craft supplies, toys, books, jewelry and more. Some of the companies allow you to sell these items online as well as in the traditional “party” setting. There are related businesses available in the network marketing area which offers all kinds of products and services such as insurance, legal services, personal growth training, nutritional products, personal care or household products.
The possibilities for working at home are endless. Keep researching different options, ask lots of questions, and you will find a way to make money from home! Our extensive Home Business Ideas section will give you tons of great ideas, and the remaining articles in this section will show you exactly how to get started.