How to Pay yourself as a stay at home mom

 

How to pay yourself as a stay at home mom

There is a constant debate as to how much a stay at home mom should be paid for the work they do. while some feel it’s a personal choice to get off the career ladder and go take care of the home hence the government should not be burdened by whether they get paid or not. Others feel that the work that they do is a great job so they should be compensated adequately.

Whichever side of the jury you belong to, here is one truth which every one of us must agree to, when a child is well raised, it’s a benefit not only to the parents that raised him but to the whole society. The society is made up of families because every child comes from a family, so when we put our families first, we ensure that the next generation of children grows up to become responsible adults who are able to contribute to their society. This is not to say that when you are not staying home to raise your children they will not turn out well. What we are saying is that if you choose to make that decision to stay home and raise your kids, your career shouldn’t have to suffer because of your choice.

 

There is one thing I have always believed in, that is the fact that you can make your own way if the circumstances don’t allow you to do what you need to do. Having a career fulfills a part of you that nothing else could possibly do because it helps you take control of your own destiny. When you are  a stay at home mom, there are so many things you have got to battle with, from finances to self-confidence and sometimes a feeling that perhaps you did not even make the right choice by giving up your career.



What you need to realize is that even though you have made that sacrifice to stay home, you don’t have to throw away your earning ability. Technology has made it easy to be able to earn an income from home. This is the reason I am writing this piece today to encourage stay at home moms to stand up and launch a business that can sustain you from home. The business will support your lifestyle and give you the ability to live the life you want without feeling like you have lost a lot by leaving your Job to stay home.

Your children will be much more thankful if you can prove that you could stay home to take care of their needs and still provide for them. You are not scrimping and saving just to make it through every month.

I believe that this generation is calling for what Mary Kay Ash did when the corporate world would not allow her rise because she is a woman, she went out and found her own company. Today we see the results of what she did, she inspired a whole generation of women to do something about their own situation.



If you are like most stay at home moms, perhaps you may be confused as to where to start from. How do you start a business online when you are not tech savvy and you have never run a business too, here is my Free Ebook, it will give the needed information to ramp up and start immediately.

If you are confused about choices to make then you need to read my post about business you can do from home to make up to 6 figures, get it Here.

Do you have a life experience you want to share with others, here is how you can monetize that experience and make a ton of money out it. Read my Post How to turn your Life experience into a money Printing online business.

If you already have a business idea but don’t know how to market it to your audience or how to turn it into a real business, then you need to read this post about 7 helpful tips for the home business owner.

So while the Jury is still out on whether you should get paid or not for the Job of raising your kids, you can choose to start a home Business. If you want to know how I did it, then read this story on how I ran my training solutions company from home

 

Here is a list of Home business ideas you can start from home as a stay at home mom.

    • Online Marketing Consultant – If you love helping others promote their business on social media and other online avenues then an online marketing consultant might be something you’d like to do. With the popularity of Facebook and other social sites businesses need a lot of help doing everything from posting memes to helping them develop better profiles.
    • Webinar Expert – Many types of business owners have regular webinars to promote their products and services. They need people who know how to use the platform they choose, how to set up sign up pages, and how to troubleshoot the technology.
    • Online Business Manager –Just like a bricks and mortar business needs a manager, any business online that expects to grow needs a manager too. You can specialize with different niches such as managing a coaching business, an affiliate business or even an online business that sells physical products.
    • Life / Business Coach – If you have a gift for helping people and the expertise to do it you can become a life or business coach. There are coaches that help people start businesses, lose weight, parent better and more.
    • Affiliate Marketing – With affiliate marketing you usually combine blogging or vlogging with promoting other people’s products. You’ll get a special link that you set up to send people to the product and you’ll get a percentage of each sale that you make. Here is a Link to an affiliate marketing site that pays well AWIN:    

  • Online Teacher / Tutor – Today, there are many ways that you can teach people online. You no longer have to be in the same room. You can use live streaming technology to meet with students live or you can set up courses using a platform like Udemy.com for almost any type of subject from learning to be happy to algebra.

Starting an online business simply requires knowledge of using the technology available, knowing who you want to work with, what your skills are and finding a way to match those qualities together to create an amazing online business.

When you work from home, most of the time you don’t have to get child care or buy nice clothing, or even have transportation. You can schedule your work around your children’s schedules and create a very balanced life while earning a full time living.

7 things to expect when working from Home.

7 things to expect when working from home
Factors to consider before you start working from home

The thrill that comes from earning your first dollar while working from home cannot be compared to anything else, especially when it’s your first time of trying out an online business. it validates what you have been saying to yourself from the beginning that it can work. Before you rush off to make that move of working from home, consider the 7 things to expect when working from home.

There are a lot of factors that come into play when working from home, but some of the things that happen, you may not initially expect. There are so many myths surrounding working from home that you may have fallen for the idea that it’s super easy to work from home. While there are many reason and benefits to working from home there are some things you need to know about in advance that you should expect.

    • You’ll Learn Time Management – If you’re serious about making it as a work at home mom you’ll discover a new understanding of time, calendars, and schedules. It may seem unromantic but the more you schedule and calendar your days the more you’ll get done. To get your scheduling easily sorted out Here is a free software link for online calendars
    • You’ll Get Lonely– It may seem crazy since you never liked working with people anyway (maybe) but you’ll get lonely working from home. Luckily that’s easily remedied by joining groups on Facebook or LinkedIn of other women and moms who work from home.
    • You’ll have Distractions You Never Considered – Pets, children, neighbors, TV and even Facebook can be distractions to your success at working from home. What’s more, you’ll have to be self-motivated to avoid these distractions when you need to earn money.
    • Your Spouse & Friends Won’t Understand– Many people don’t understand working from home and think it has to be a scam, a hobby or worse a lie you tell yourself every day. But, remember that you know the truth and you can combat their doubts by earning enough money to make a difference in your life. Here is a post I wrote to help you soldier on when others don’t believe in you.
    • You May Let Yourself Go– When you have to go to work each day you’re forced to fix your hair, put on some makeup, and get dressed. But, when you work for yourself from home you don’t have to do any of that and you may end up gaining some weight or looking rundown. You can, of course, combat that by at least putting on some leggings after a shower each morning.


  • Funds Will Be Tight– When you first start your work at home business you may be working 40 hours a week without seeing any monetary results. In fact, you may be spending money instead of earning money at first. Before you quit your day job ensure that you can handle the expenses until you start earning a living.
  • Sometimes You’ll Get Discouraged– Working from home can be hard when you’re not bringing in enough money at first. Even when you are, sometimes it’ll get discouraging and you’ll want to give up. But, if you create a plan and follow the plan after having done your due diligence you’ll be successful. Here is a   Post  you can read to remind you of the reason you started out in the first place.

Finally, you’ll soon learn that you have to be completely self-motivated. If you are seeking for a way to transition right now to a work from home mom, dont worry, I have your back, just read my Free Ebook and you will be ready to go.

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Regards,

Elizabeth.

10 Tips to make your Home business effective

The Effective Home Business.

The Effective Business

Home based businesses can be ideal if they are set up and maintained properly. The following are a set of tips to de-mystify the process of setting up a home business, and running it smoothly.

 

  • Scheduling is a Must: Even though you are working at home, it is important that you establish a proper business schedule, by making a proper schedule and sticking to it you are showing others that you are serious about what you are doing. It also shows them that you can be reliable and dependable.

 

  • Set your work time:  Reduce distractions by keeping your office off limits to your kids. Have set work hours that enable you to run your business and still have time for your family. Older children should understand not to disturb you while you are working. For your business to succeed your family needs to be supportive and respectful of your work schedule.

 

  • Content is king:  People will keep coming to your website repeatedly when you have valuable content that solves their problems therefore you cannot afford to have a site that is not valuable. Your content drives traffic to your website which inevitable leads to more sales. If you are not so good in creating content, then you can use this valuable resource in Contentmart to create your content :find people to write content for their websites

 

  • Index your Website Properly:  Give your web site address to as many search engines as possible, even the small, unknown ones. You want to do everything you can to increase the likelihood that a potential client will come across your site. This step does not take long and could have positive results for you in the future. An example of a good plugin that helps you index a new website, is Google XML sitemaps, All in one SEO pack and Yoast SEO, they are plugins that help your site become more visible on the net and enables your page perform better. Just in case you are using WordPress for your site, here are some exciting plugins you don’t want to miss WordPress estore Plugin, WP Affiliate Program, WP PDF Stamper Plugin.

 

  • Promotion is key: Promote your home business by running a contest on your web site. It will attract potential customers to your page and possibly result in new sales. Get the word out about your promotion by advertising on social media sites, contest boards, ezines and search engines. The return you receive, will be well worth the extra effort involved. A word of caution here though, do not make it a habit as you will end up attracting people who are only interested in winning the prices for the contest and not what you have to say.

 

  • The Magic word is Free: Use your web site to advertise a free product for visitors. This will increase traffic on your site and give potential customers the ability to sample your product. Although it may cost a little money in the beginning, you should make up for it in sales from impressed new customers. Freebies are the easiest way to collect people’s email addresses which you can use in selling products to them later or market affiliate products to them.

 

  • Affiliates Increase your sales: Join an affiliate program and sell your products through them as well. You can search online to find several that will meet your needs. This allows your home business to exchange affiliate links and reach a broader customer base, leading to increased sales for your product. It is quick and easy to sign up. An example of such affiliate companies are Clickbank, Jvzoo, Rakuten Linkshare to mention but a few.

 

  • Tax Matters: Consult a tax professional who is experienced in dealing with your type and size of business. There are several different tax requirements for different businesses, and there could very well be special statuses and credits given for your type of business. Remember also that you will always need someone to help with your tax filing click here to get an online tax filing service:Start Filing Your Taxes – Here

 

  • Organization is Key: Keep everything as organized as possible to make it easier for you to keep your bills paid on time and your customers happy. Find a place with few distractions that you can dedicate to only your home business supplies. It will make the time that you spend working more efficient.

 

  • Research is Key: There is no such thing as doing too much reading up and researching on how to make a home based business successful. So much needs to be in place and well managed before a home based business is even a possibility. The rewards will be well worth the extra effort. One of the best advices I can give is to look up the influencers in your business niche and follow them, you can learn quite a lot from their mistakes and also from their success, thereby speeding up your own success.