It’s a common question stay at home moms get, and not the most welcome one in a lot of cases. Many people assume that once your kids are in school, you don’t need to be a stay at home mom for them anymore, despite all the challenges of getting them to school and back home again after, coping with sick days and so forth. And certainly you won’t be staying home once all the kids are grown! What are you going to do once that time comes that you need to find a job when you’ve been spending years as a stay at home mom?
Grow flowers or other plants. Growing plants will keep you busy at least once per day to wet them. At the same time they will make you feel better just by watching at them.
To build a list you need to set up web pages – known as squeeze pages – that offer a gift in return for a visitor’s email. Once you have a list, you have a potential customer base. Now we’re talking. But in all of these processes, you need help, don’t you? Of course there are plenty of tutorials, videos, etc. on the internet. But how do you piece all these disparate lessons together to form a coherent business strategy when you’ve got Freddy there demanding milk every five minutes, or Naomi with teething problems? Even assuming your kids are out of their tantrum phase, kids don’t know the meaning of closed doors and they interrupt you every moment a question pops into their heads. I have 3, I know.
Your calling. With an open heart ask yourself “Who am I”, “What is my purpose” and “Where am I to serve”. #capitalone is not about watching your favorite soap and snacking on bon bons. I was amazed at how little free time I had when I made the transition to stay at home. It use to be that stay at home moms were looked down on. Thankfully our jobs have been elevated in the public eye and you are likely to find your friends telling you how lucky you are and how they wished they could stay at home.
A job is not always the best option for a stay at home mom. Consider working by commission, being a virtual assistant, selling your handicrafts on sites like Etsy. A job has a tendency to dictate your time whereas working as an independent provides flexibility for the already busy mom at home.
That’s not the worst thing; many families have no choice but to have both parents working, and make it work for them just fine, but if it’s not what you want for your family, you only have so many ways to avoid it. You can work at home and lose some of the free time you have available to your family or you can deal with having a single income and all the risks and limitations that entails.
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Start small with the cash you have on hand to buy supplies. Borrowing money is a bad way to start an untested business model. Advertise in your free local periodicals or by flyers, bulletin boards and word of mouth. Have a booth at local holiday fairs or craft fairs. Listen to your customers and from people who do not buy from you to get ideas on how to improve your business. Take things at small but smart steps one at a time so you do not overextend your resources or your time.